Figure 2. The subspecialization represented by the term "neurorehabilitation" has followed closely the application to rehabilitation medicine of basic research on neural plasticity and repair, and has closely led evidence-based clinical research. In order to estimate the frequency with which research on neuroplasticity and neural repair is applied to rehabilitation medicine, the best combination of sensitivity and specificity was obtained with the terms "rehabilitation," "neuroplasticity," and "nerve regeneration." Similarly the term "evidence-based medicine" was best paired with "rehabilitation" rather than other terms pairing "rehabilitation" with modifiers.

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