Bone mineral density in patients with stroke


Sahin L., Ozoran K., Gunduz O. H. , Ucan H., Yucel M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, vol.80, no.8, pp.592-596, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00002060-200108000-00009
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-596

Abstract

Objective: Stroke is an acute neurologic dysfunction of vascular origin, characterized by loss of voluntary movement, sensory disturbances, and neurologic findings in the contralateral half of the body. Acute and long-term complications because of immobilization are seen in all organ systems. The aim of this study was to determine any differences between the affected and unaffected sides' bone mineral densities of acute and chronic stroke patients.