Subcortical vascular lesions predict falls at 12 months in elderly patients discharged from a rehabilitation ward

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Aug;89(8):1522-7. Abstract of scientific study, finding that “subcortical vascular lesions” (lesions in a part of the brain associated with vascular dementia) in patients with gait disorder, 12 months after discharge from a rehabilitation facility, were the only strong predictor of falls – stronger than age, sex or Mini-Mental State Examination results.

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