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Post-stroke management research in the light of a rehabilitation scheme aimed at reducing the risk of developing pneumonia
 
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Fitness Club Olimpia Lublin, Poland
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Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education, Biała Podlaska, Poland
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Ternopil State Medical University, Ukraine
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Milena Socha   

Fitness Club Olimpia Lublin, Jana Skrzetuskiego 6/79, 20-628 Lublin, Poland
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2018;12(1):1–5
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Introduction:
Pneumonia is one of the most common infectious complications among people after stroke. The presence of this complication is associated with a significant increase in mortality and a deterioration in the clinical condition of the patients resulting in a longer hospitalization time and more severe rehabilitation, which translates into worse functional status.

Objective:
The aim of the study is to analyze the causes and consequences of development of pneumonia in early poststroke rehabilitation and to indicate the need for modification of rehabilitation methods at the onset of infection.

Description of the state of knowledge:
In the literature describing infections found in neurological departments and intensive care, the concept of Stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is believed to be associated with pneumonia. Risk factors in this situation are disturbances of consciousness and dysphagia, and it is assumed that this condition is associated with abnormal dopamine transmission in patients after extensive stroke.

 
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