מאמרים נבחרים

1. The effectiveness of locomotor therapy using robotic-assisted gait training in subacute stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial. Schwartz I , Sajin A, Katz-Leurer M , Fisher I, Niv M, Shochina M, Meiner Z. PM&R 2009; 1: 516-523.

2.Treadmill training of paraplegic patients using robotic orthosis. Colombo G, et al. J of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 37;2000:693-700.
3. Locomotor therapy in Neurorehabilitation. Hesse S. Neurorehabilitation 2001;16:133-139/

4. Walking after spinal cord injury: Evaluation, Treatment, and Functional Recovery. Barbeau H et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999;80:225-235
5. Gait outcome after acute stroke rehabilitation with supported treadmill ambulation training: A randomized controlled pilot study. Da Cunnha IT et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002;83:1258-1265.

פרסומי המחלקה

Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

Michal KL, Shochina M. Early cycling test as a predictor of walking performance in stroke patients. Physiother Res Int. 2005;10(1):1-9.

Katz-Leurer M, Shochina M. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) parameters correlate with motor impairment and aerobic capacity in stroke patients. NeuroRehabilitation. 2005;20(2):91-5.

Katz-Leurer M, Shochina M, Carmeli E, Friedlander Y. The influence of early aerobic training on the functional capacity in patients with cerebrovascular accident at the subacute stage. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Nov;84(11):1609-14.

Katz-Leurer M, Carmeli E, Shochina M. The effect of early aerobic training on independence six months post stroke. Clin Rehabil. 2003 Nov;17(7):735-41.

Schwartz I, Sajin A, Katz-Leurer M, Fisher IC, Niv M, Shochina M, Meiner Z. The effectiveness of locomotor therapy using robotic-assisted gait training in subacute stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial. PM&R 2009; 1: 516-523.

Meiner Z, Sajin A, Schwartz I, Tsenter J, Yovchev I, Aichel R, Cohen JE , Leker RR. Long Term Effects of Thrombolysis Treatment on Rehabilitation Outcomes. In press PM&R 2010.

Meiner Z PI, Feintuch UC, Sajin AC, Yovchev IC, Gartsman IC, Moreh EC, Tsenter JC, Schwartz I PI. Rehabilitation outcomes of stroke patients: Effect of age on functional outcome and discharge destination. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2015; 31(2):138-144.

Portnoy S PI, Shachar N PI, Schwartz I PI (2019) Differences in muscle activity and fatigue of the upper limb between Task-Specific training and robot assisted training among individuals post stroke. J Biomech. May 24;89:28-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.04.005. Epub 2019 Apr 10. 2.431; 39/72; 31/78; 0

Ofran Y PI, Karniel N C, Tsenter J C, Schwartz I C, Portnoy S PI (2019). Functional Gait Measures Prediction by Spatiotemporal and Gait Symmetry in Individuals Post Stroke. J Dev Phys Disabil. 1.305; 37/69; 0

Karniel N PI, Raveh E, Schwartz I PI, Portnoy S PI (2019). Functional Electrical Stimulation compared with Conventional Gait Treatment in Sub-Acute Post Stroke Patients with Drop Foot. Assist Technol Apr 4:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2019.1579269 1.089; 48/69; 0

Rehabilitation of Terror Victims

Schwartz I, Tsenter J, Shochina M, Shiri S,Kedary M, Katz-Leurer M, Meiner Z. Rehabilitation Outcome of Terror Victims with Multiple Trauma. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007;88:440-448.

Shiri S, Wexler I.D., Alkali,Y, Meiner Z, Kreitler S. Positive psychological impact of treating victims of politically motivated violence among hospital-based healthcare providers. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; 2008;77:315-8.

Shiri S, Wexler I.D., Alkali,Y, Meiner Z, Kreitler S. Positive and negative psychological impact following secondary exposure to politically motivated violence among body handlers and rehabilitation workers. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2008;196:906-11.

Tuchner M, Meiner Z, Porush S, Meir A. Relationships between injury sequelae, participation and quality of life in survivors of terrorist attacks. In press OTJR: upation, Participation and Health, 2009.

Maya Tuchner M.Sc., Zeev Meiner MD Shula Parush PhD, Adina Hartman-Maeir PhD. Long-term health-related outcomes of injury due to terrorism. In press, Israel J of Psychiatry 2010.

Meiner ZPI, Tuchner MPI, Shiri SC , Shochina MC, Katz-Leurer MPI, Schwartz IPI. Rehabilitation following terror injuries. In: Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine. Ohry A, Lazary A, Heruti R (eds). Dionon Probook press. pp 285-301, 2011.

Hawley, C., Armstrong, A., Shiri, S., Czarnota, J., Blumenfeld, S., Schwartz, I., Meiner, Z. Post-Traumatic Growth Following Politically Motivated Acts of Violence: 10 Years Post Injury. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 2017 23(1), 1-18. doi:10.1017/jrc.2017.6

Rehabilitation of poliomyelitis and post polio syndrome patients

Shiri, S. PI, Wexler, I. PI, Feintuch, U.C, Meiner, Z.C , Schwartz, I. PI (2012). Post-polio syndrome: Impact of hope on quality of life. Disabil Rehabil. 34(10):824-30. 2.042; 19/65 (SCI); 11/69 (SSCI); 4

Portnoy, S. PI, Schwartz, I. PI (2013), Gait Characteristics of Post-Poliomyelitis Patients: Standardization of Quantitative Data Reporting. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 56(7-8):527-41. 3.432; 6/65; 2

Schwartz I PI, Gartsman I PI, Adler BT, Friedlander YC, Manor OC, Levine HC, Meiner Z PI. The association between post-polio symptoms as measured by the Index of Post-Polio Sequelae and self-reported functional status. J Neurol Sci. 2014;345:87-91.

Shiri S PI, Gartsman IC, Meiner Z PI, Schwartz I PI. Long-standing poliomyelitis and psychological health. Disabil Rehabil. 2015;37(24):2233-7.

Schwartz I, Gartsman I, Adler B, Friedlander Y, Manor O, Levine H, Meiner Z. High Prevalence of Cardiovascular Comorbidity and Chronic Pain in Polio Survivors as Compared to the General Population. Phys Med Rehabil Int. 2018 February 28. X; X; 0

Shoseyov D PI, Cohen-Kaufman T C, Schwartz I PI, Portnoy S PI. (2017) Comparison of activity and fatigue of the respiratory muscles and pulmonary characteristics between post-polio patients and controls: A pilot study. PLoS One. Jul 27;12(7):e0182036. 2.766; 15/64; 0

Pinto Y, Meiner Z and Schwartz I. Post-Polio Syndrome - Clinical and Demographic Parameters among Poliomyelitis Patients in Jerusalem. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Journal January 2020 22; 3(1):122.


Meiner Z, Newman JP, Rosenman H, Soffer D, Steiner I. Progressive visual-spatial dementia: An unusual disorder with ubiquitinated neuronal inclusions. Neurology. 2005 ; 9;65:478-80.

Rosenmann H, Meiner Z, Geylis V, Abramsky O, Steinitz M. Naturally occurring antibodies against unphosphorylated and phosphorylated tau protein in Alzheimer's disease and healthy subjects. Neurosci Lett. 2006:20;410:90-3.

Peters-Founshtein G, Peer M, Rein Y, Kahana Merhavi S, Meiner Z, Arzy S. Mental-orientation: A new approach to assessing patients across the Alzheimer's disease spectrum. Neuropsychology. 2018 May 21. doi: 10.1037/neu0000463

Meiner Z, Aiers E, Verghese J. Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome (MCR) - A risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia in different populations. Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research 2020 – in Press


Vatine JJ, Tsenter J, Nirel R. Experimental pressure pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome, Type I (reflex sympathetic dystrophy).Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 1998 Sep-Oct;77(5):382-7.

Magora F, Cohen S, Shochina M, Dayan E. Virtual reality immersion method of distraction to control experimental ischemic pain. Isr Med Assoc J. 2006 Apr;8(4):261-5

Shiri S PI, Feintuch U PI Weiss NT, Pustilnik AT, Geffen TT, Kay BC, Meiner ZC, Berger I PI. A virtual reality system combined with biofeedback for treating pediatric chronic headache--a pilot study. Pain Med. 2013;14:621-7.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Friedman G, Froom P, Sazbon L, Grinblatt I, Shochina M, Tsenter J, Babaey S, Yehuda B, Groswasser Z. Apolipoprotein E-epsilon4 genotype predicts a poor outcome in survivors of traumatic brain injury. Neurology. 1999 Jan 15;52(2):244-8

Yaka R, Biegon A, Grigoriadis N, Simeonidou C, Grigoriadis S, Alexandrovich AG, Matzner H, Schumann J, Trembovler V, Tsenter J, Shohami E.D-cycloserine improves functional recovery and reinstates long-term potentiation (LTP) in a mouse model of closed head injury. FASEB J. 2007 Mar 9.

Yatsiv I, Grigoriadis N, Simeonidou C, Stahel PF, Schmidt OI, Alexandrovitch AG, Tsenter J, Shohami E. Erythropoietin is neuroprotective, improves functional recovery, and reduces neuronal apoptosis and inflammation in a rodent model of experimental closed head injury. FASEB J. 2005 Oct;19(12):1701-3. Epub 2005 Aug 12.

Beni SM, Tsenter J, Alexandrovich AG, Galron-Krool N, Barzilai A, Kohen R, Grigoriadis N, Simeonidou C, Shohami E. CuZn-SOD deficiency, rather than overexpression, is associated with enhanced recovery and attenuated activation of NF-kappaB after brain trauma in mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2006 Apr;26(4):478-90.

Shein NA, Horowitz M, Alexandrovich AG, Tsenter J, Shohami E. Heat acclimation increases hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha and erythropoietin receptor expression: implication for neuroprotection after closed head injury in mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2005 Nov;25(11):1456-65.

Biegon A, Fry PA, Paden CM, Alexandrovich A, Tsenter J, Shohami E. Dynamic changes in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors after closed head injury in mice: Implications for treatment of neurological and cognitive deficits. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Apr 6;101(14):5117-22.

Schwartz I, Tuchner M, Tsenter J, Shochina M, Shoshan Y, Katz-Leurer M, Meiner Z. Cognitive and Functional Outcome of Terror Victims Who Suffered From Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Inj. 2008 ;22:255-63.

Beit Yosef A PI, Jacobs JM, Shenkar S, Shames J, Schwartz I C, DoryonY, Naveh Y, Khalailh F, Berrous S, Gilboa Y (2019). Activity performance, participation and quality of life among adults in the chronic stage after acquired brain injury- The feasibility of an occupation-based telerehabilitation intervention. Frontiers in Neurology; 10, 1247.‏

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Kandel L, Hernandez M, Safran O, Schwartz I, Liebergall M , Mattan Y. Bipolar hip hemiarthroplasty in a patient with an above knee amputation: a case report. J Orthop Surg Res. 2009 Jul 31;4(1):30.

Tsenter J PI, Schwartz I PI, Katz-Leurer MC, Meiner ZC, Goldin DC, Vatine JJ PI. A./ novel technique for conduction studies of the infrapatellar nerve. PM&R. 2012;4:682-5.

Makin, TR. PI, Wilf, M PI, Schwartz, I. C, Zohary, E.C (2010). Amputees 'neglect' the space near their missing hand. Psychol Sci. 21(1):55-7. 6.128; 8/135; 25

Schwartz, I. PI, Kandel, L.C, Portnoy, S. PI (2010). [Gait laboratory: Importance of gait analysis in evaluation of musculo-skeletal and neurological problems]. Isr J Arthrosc Orthop Relat Sport Inj. 2:10-12. [In Hebrew] X; X; 0

Schwartz, I.PI, Kandel, L.PI, Sajin, A. C, Litinezki, D.C, Herman, A C, Mattan, Y.C (2012). Balance is an important predictive factor for quality of life and function after primary total knee replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 94(6):782-6. 3.581; 7/77; 27/200; 15

Portnoy S PI, Frechtel A C, Raveh E C, Schwartz I PI. (2015) Prevention of Genu Recurvatum in Poststroke Patients Using a Hinged Soft Knee Orthosis.
PM&R. Oct;7(10):1042-51. 1.850; 25/65; 43/81; 1

Jacobs CL PI, Cassidy JD PI, Côté P PI, Boyle E C, Ramel E C, Ammendolia C C, Hartvigsen J C, Schwartz I C. (2017) Musculoskeletal Injury in Professional Dancers: Prevalence and Associated Factors: An International Cross-Sectional Study. Clin J Sport Med. Mar;27(2):153-160. 2.224; 30/77; 48/83; 33/81; 6

Gilboa Y PI, Maeir T PI, Karni S C, Eisenberg ME C., Liebergall M C, Schwartz I C, Kaufman YC. (2019). Effectiveness of a tele-rehabilitation intervention to improve performance and reduce morbidity for people post hip fracture-study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, May 20;19(1):135. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1141-z.


Moreh E, Gartsman I, Karussis D, Rund DC , Hiller N, Meiner Z. Seronegative Neuromyelitis Optica - clinical and MRI improvement following lymphocytapheresis treatment. Multiple Sclerosis 2008 ;14:860-1.

Moreh E, Meiner Z, Schwartz I. Spinal Decompression Sickness Presented As Partial Brown-Sequard Syndrome- Successful Treatment With Robotic-Assisted Body-Weight Support Treadmill Training. J Rehabil Med. 2009;41:88-9.

Ofran Y PI, Yovchev I PI, Hiller NC, Cohen JC, Rubin SAC, Schwartz IC, Meiner Z PI. Correlation between time to diagnosis and rehabilitation outcomes in patients with spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas. J Spinal Cord Med. 2013;36:200-6.

Schwartz I PI, Meiner Z PI. The influence of locomotor treatment using robotic body-weight- supported treadmill training on rehabilitation outcome of patients suffering from neurological disorders. Harefuah. 152:166-71, 2013. Review. (In Hebrew).

Shiri S.PI, Wexler I.D. C, Schwartz I C, Kadari M C., Kreitler S PI (2010.
The association between reality-based beliefs and indirectly experienced traumatization. Int J Psychol. 45(6):469-476. 1.867; 46/135; 3

Wilf, M. PI, Holmes, NP.C, Schwartz, I.C, Makin, TR.PI (2013). Dissociating between object affordances and spatial compatibility effects using early response components. Front Psychol. 4(4):591. 2.089; 39/135; 20

Yovchev I PI, Hiller NC, Ofran Y PI, Schwartz IC, Cohen CJ, Rubin SAC, Meiner Z PI. Rehabilitation outcome of patients suffering from spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas- case series. Spine Journal 2015;15:e39-44.

Meiner Z PI, Schwartz I PI. Robotic-assisted gait training in neurological patients - Who may benefit?. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 May;43(5):1260-9.

Nechemia Y PI, Moreh E PI, Weingarden HC, Bloch AC, Givon UC, Vaknin-Dembinsky AC, Schwartz IC, Meiner Z PI, Zeilig G PI.. Effectiveness of multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for patients with Neuromyelitis Optica. J Spinal Cord Med. 2016 May;39(3):311-6.

Moreh M PI, Israel SC, Korem MC, Meiner Z PI. Rehabilitation outcome of two HIV positive patients with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Aug 19:1-4.

Shiri S PI, Wexler I, Marmor A, Meiner Z, Schwartz I C, Levtzion-Korach O, Azoulay D. Palliative care: Hope and meaning in life mediate subjective well-being of staff. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020, Feb 13:1049909120905261. doi: 10.1177/1049909120905261.

Raveh E PI, Schwartz I PI, Karniel N C, Portnoy S PI. (2017). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Novel Gait Trainer in Increasing the Functionality of Individuals with Motor Impairment: Assist Technol. Oct 16:1-6. 1.089; 48/69; 0

Portnoy S PI, Maayan C, Tsenter J, Ofran Y, Goldman V, Hiller N, Karniel N, Schwartz I PI.(2018) Characteristics of ataxic gait in familial dysautonomia patients. PLoS One. Apr 26;13(4):e0196599. 2.766; 15/64; 0