Instituto de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação - HC/IMREA

O Instituto de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação (IMREA) da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Hospital das Clínicas, (FMUSP-HC) teve início em 1958, quando a USP firmou um convênio com a Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) criando o Instituto Nacional de Reabilitação (INAR), mais tarde denominado Instituto de Reabilitação (IR), que inspirou estudos e pesquisas que resultaram na criação do Centro de Reabilitação do Hospital das Clínicas, inaugurado em 1975. Inicialmente denominado Divisão de Reabilitação Profissional de Vergueiro (DRPV), em julho de 1994 passou a se chamar Divisão de Medicina de Reabilitação (DMR). Em janeiro de 2009, tornou-se mais um Instituto do Sistema FMUSP-HC, recebendo sua atual denominação. Possui, atualmente, quatro unidades: Vila Mariana, Lapa, Umarizal e Clínicas, que, atualmente, integram a Rede de Reabilitação Lucy Montoro.

Atende aos portadores de deficiência física, transitória ou definitiva, buscando desenvolver o seu potencial físico, psicológico, social, profissional e educacional, através de serviços médicos especializados com equipe multiprofissional onde trabalham médicos, enfermeiros, assistentes sociais, terapeutas ocupacionais, fisioterapeutas, fonoaudiólogos, odontólogos e psicólogos.

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Recent Submissions

  1. Differences in children and adolescents with SARS-CoV-2 infection: a cohort study in a Brazilian tertiary referral hospital

    CLINICS, v.76, article ID e3488, 8p, 2021

    OBJECTIVES: To compare demographic/clinical/laboratory/treatments and outcomes among children and adolescents with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study that included patients diagnosed with pediatric COVID-19 (aged <18 years) between ...

  2. Transcranial direct current stimulation combined with robotic training in incomplete spinal cord injury: a randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial

    SPINAL CORD SERIES AND CASES, v.7, n.1, article ID 87, 7p, 2021

    Study design A randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial. Objective To test the effects of tDCS, combined with robotic training, on gait disability in SCI. Our hypothesis was that participants who received active tDCS would experience greater walking gains, as indexed by the WISCI-II, than those...

  3. Deficit of Inhibition as a Marker of Neuroplasticity (DEFINE Study) in Rehabilitation: A Longitudinal Cohort Study Protocol

    FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, v.12, article ID 695406, 10p, 2021

    Background: Brain plasticity is an intrinsic property of the nervous system, which is modified during its lifetime. This is one mechanism of recuperation after injuries with an important role in rehabilitation. Evidence suggests that injuries in the nervous system disturb the stability between in...

  4. Physical and pulmonary capacities of individuals with severe coronavirus disease after hospital discharge: A preliminary cross-sectional study based on cluster analysis

    CLINICS, v.76, article ID e3540, 7p, 2021

    OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the physical and pulmonary capacities of hospitalized patients with severe coronavirus disease and its correlation with the time of hospitalization and complications involved. METHODS: A total of 54 patients, aged >= 18 years of both sexes, were evaluated 2-...

  5. Persistent symptoms and decreased health-related quality of life after symptomatic pediatric COVID-19: A prospective study in a Latin American tertiary hospital Thais

    CLINICS, v.76, article ID e3511, 7p, 2021

    OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate demographic, anthropometric and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) METHODS: This was a longitudinal observational study of surviving pediatric post-COVID-19 patients (n=53...

  6. Neuromodulação invasiva e não invasiva e covulsoterapias: história, técnicas e macanismos de ação

    Simis, Marcel; Rigonatti, Sérgio. Neuromodulação invasiva e não invasiva e covulsoterapias: história, técnicas e macanismos de ação. In: Miguel, Euripedes Constantino; Lafer, Beny; Elkis, Helio; Forlenza, Orestes Vicente; Carvalho, Ana Lopes; Brunoni, Andre Russowsky; Teng, Chei Tung; Humes, Eduardo de Castro; Corchs, Felipe; Demetrio, Frederico Navas; Polanczyk, Guilherme Vanoni; Almeida, Karla Mathias de; Valliengo, Leandro da Costa Lane; Vieira, Marcio Eduardo Bergamini; Scanavino, Marco de Tubino; Kayo, Monica; Soares, Odeilton Tadeu; Fráguas Júnior, Renério; Scivoletto, Sandra (eds); Guimarães-Fernandes, Flávio (coord). Clínica psiquiátrica: a terapêutica psiquiátrica [2. ed., ampl. e atual], v.v.3. BARUERI: Manole, 2021. p.340-344.

  7. Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC): a protocol for a multidisciplinary prospective observational evaluation of a cohort of patients surviving hospitalisation in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    BMJ OPEN, v.11, n.6, article ID e051706, 9p, 2021

    Introduction COVID-19 may lead to persistent and potentially incapacitating clinical manifestations (post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC)). Using easy-to-apply questionnaires and scales (often by telephone interviewing), several studies evaluated samples of COVID-19 inpatients from ...

  8. Ultrasonography findings in knee osteoarthritis: a prospective observational cross-sectional study of 100 patients

    SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v.11, n.1, article ID 16589, 9p, 2021

    Worldwide, knee osteoarthritis (KOA) accounts for 2.2% of total years lived with disability. There is a low correlation between joint tissue damage and pain intensity. Periarticular structures may be involved and cannot be identified in X-rays. To describe the main ultrasonography (USG) changes i...

  9. S1 Guidelines on Bone Impairment in Spinal Cord Injury

    JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY, v.24, n.3, p.490-501, 2021

    During the acute and chronic phase of spinal cord injury (SCI) bone turnover and structure are affected. Bone mineral density of lower limbs is decreased up to 28%-50% below that of age-matched peers at 12-18 mo post injury. Coexisting secondary etiologies of osteoporosis may be present, and duri...

  10. Effects of Combined and Alone Transcranial Motor Cortex Stimulation and Mirror Therapy in Phantom Limb Pain: A Randomized Factorial Trial

    NEUROREHABILITATION AND NEURAL REPAIR, v.35, n.8, p.704-716, 2021

    Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a frequent complication in amputees, which is often refractory to treatments. We aim to assess in a factorial trial the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and mirror therapy (MT) in patients with traumatic lower limb amputation; and whether the mo...