Rehabilitation for Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndrome Patients: A Preliminary Study of Rehabilitation Progress and Effects

Naoki KATO, Goichi HASHIDA, Shuhei TADA, Kuni KONAKA
2016 Rigakuryoho Kagaku  
Purpose] To investigate the progress of motor function and activities of daily living (ADL), and the effect of rehabilitation on paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) patients. [Subjects] Eight inpatients who were diagnosed as having PNS and prescribed rehabilitation. [Methods] Demographic, medical, motor functional, and ADL data were retrospectively collected from medical record data. [Results] The number of cases whose motor function and ADL improved was 5. In the cases who showed
more » ... ment, 4 cases had started anti-tumor therapy within 3 months after onset, and 1 case had started immunotherapy within 4 months after onset. In addition, as the rehabilitation period became longer the improvement in BI was greater. [Conclusion] Early medical treatment and ensuring an adequate rehabilitation period are important for improvement of motor function and ADL of PNS patients.
doi:10.1589/rika.31.137 fatcat:ofsck72mj5dexjxw3mafy4rjna