All publications of “Silvia Gusman”

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Evaluation of functional mobility of patients with stroke sequela after treatment in hydrotherapy pool using the Timed Up and Go Test

Daniel Gonçalves dos Santos, Andréa Sanches Navarro Pegoraro, Carolina Vilela Abrantes, Fabio Jakaitis, Silvia Gusman, Simone Cristina Bifulco

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1772

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the functional mobility of patients with stroke over 12 sessions of hydrotherapy.Methods:Ten stroke patients aged between 5 and 85 years were evaluated by means of the Timed Up and Go test, which contains some items, such as balance, walking speed, changing directions, and standing up from a seated position. The study patients performed the test before and after each hydrotherapy session (total of 12 sessions). Each individual was compared to him/ herself both short-term (pre- and post-therapy) and […]

Haiti’s earthquake: a multiprofessional experience

Milton Steinman, Melissa Simon Gumera, Mario Ferretti, Cristiane Isabela de Almeida, Maria Tereza Augusto Ioshimoto, Silvia Gusman, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AE1841

INTRODUCTION On January 12, 2010 an earthquake of 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti, the poorest country in America. The quake’s epicenter was in Leogane with extension to almost all the country also hitting Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital. This disaster caused a huge destruction and devastated more than 250,000 of houses and commercial buildings and left more than a million of homeless people. In the aftermath, this catastrophe caused 230,000 deaths and more than 30,000 wounded people (). () […]