Effect of Wheelchair Stroke Pattern on Upper Extremity Muscle Fatigue
Shoulder dysfunction is common in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) with an incidence of up to 63%. Dysfunction is a result of muscle imbalances, specifically denervated rotator cuff muscles that are repetitively used during manual wheelchair propulsion. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Brittany Bickelhaupt, Sakiko Oyama, Jonathan Benfield, Keith Burau, Shuko Lee, Michelle Trbovich Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Effect of Wheelchair Stroke Pattern on Upper Extremity Muscle Fatigue
Shoulder dysfunction is common in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) with an incidence of up to 63%1. Dysfunction is a result of muscle imbalances, specifically denervated rotator cuff muscles that are repetitively used during manual wheelchair propulsion. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Brittany Bickelhaupt, Sakiko Oyama, Jonathan Benfield, Keith Burau, Shuko Lee, Michelle Trbovich Source Type: research

Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Tibia Strength and Structure of  Competitive Adolescent Swimmers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Swimming has no effect on bone mass or structure. Therefore, adolescent swimmers present similar bone strength values when compared to normo-active controls, and lower values when compared to weight-bearing athletes. It thus seems necessary to try to improve bone structure and strength of adolescent swimmers through a weight-bearing intervention in order to reduce the risk of suffering osteoporosis later in life. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Alejandro G ómez-Bruton, Alejandro González-Agüero, Angel Matute-Llorente, Cristina Julián, Gabriel Lozano-Berges, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Nuria Garatachea, Jose A. Casajús, German Vicente-Rodríguez Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Post-traumatic Knee Pain: A Case Presentation
This is the first reported case presentation utilizing cooled genicular radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA) for the treatment of post-traumatic knee pain. The patient is a 29-year-old male who sustained open right femoral and tibial fractures following 2 motor vehicle collisions. He was deemed too young to undergo total knee arthroplasty by orthopedic surgery. It was recommended he trial diagnostic genicular nerve blocks followed by C-RFA. The procedure provided a>50% reduction in average pain with an increase in activity tolerance lasting 9 months. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jonathan D. Carrier, Michelle Poliak-Tunis Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Dynamic Sonographic Visualization of an Occult Posterior Lateral Meniscocapsular Separation: A Case Report
We report a case of an 18-year-old female softball catcher with unrevealing magnetic resonance imaging despite continued left knee locking and discomfort with deep squatting. Meniscocapsular separation was revealed only on dynamic sonographic exam, where knee flexion revealed a 3.1-mm gap that developed between the capsule and peripheral meniscus. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Allison Schroeder, Volker Musahl, Christopher Urbanek, Kentaro Onishi Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Comparing the Effects of Dual-Task Gait Testing in New and Established Ambulators With Lower Extremity Amputations
Gait is a complex process that involves coordinating motor and sensory systems through higher-order cognitive processes. Walking with a prosthesis after lower extremity amputation challenges these processes. However, the factors that influence the cognitive-motor interaction in gait among lower extremity amputees has not been evaluated. To assess the interaction of cognition and mobility, individuals must be evaluated using the dual-task paradigm. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Courtney Frengopoulos, Michael W.C. Payne, Jeffrey D. Holmes, Ricardo Viana, Susan W. Hunter Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Benefits of Hippotherapy and Horse Riding Simulation Exercise on Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review
To provide an up-to-date research analysis on equine-assisted therapies and horse riding simulation exercise in older adults, and to suggest future directions in clinical practice and research. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Camille Hilliere, Daniel Collado-Mateo, Santos Villafaina, Paulo Duque-Fonseca, Jos é A. Parraça Tags: Analytical Review Source Type: research

Comparative Sonographic and Magnetic Resonance Images of an Acute Pronator Teres Full-Thickness Tear
A 60-year-old left-hand-dominant man presented with 1 week of intense right elbow and forearm pain following an acute injury while playing golf. Notably, although he was left-handed, he played golf right-handed, and thus his right arm was the rear arm during the swing. He noted immediate significant pain on impact of the golf club with the ball. He had no medical or family history of connective tissue disease, prior history of significant right elbow injury or surgery, and reported no recent use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Claudia Ghisa, Evan Peck Tags: Images Source Type: research

Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Tibia Strength and Structure of  Competitive Adolescent Swimmers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Swimming has no effect on bone mass or structure. Therefore, adolescent swimmers present similar bone strength values when compared to normo-active controls, and lower values when compared to weight-bearing athletes. It thus seems necessary to try to improve bone structure and strength of adolescent swimmers through a weight-bearing intervention in order to reduce the risk of suffering osteoporosis later in life. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Alejandro G ómez-Bruton, Alejandro González-Agüero, Angel Matute-Llorente, Cristina Julián, Gabriel Lozano-Berges, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Nuria Garatachea, Jose A. Casajús, German Vicente-Rodríguez Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Effects of whole body vibration on tibia strength and structure of competitive adolescent swimmers: A randomized controlled trial
Swimming has no effect on bone mass or structure. Therefore, adolescent swimmers present similar bone strength values when compared to normo-active controls, and lower values when compared to weight-bearing athletes. It thus seems necessary to try to improve bone structure and strength of adolescent swimmers through a weight-bearing intervention in order to reduce the risk of suffering osteoporosis later in life. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Alejandro G ómez-Bruton, Alejandro González-Agüero, Angel Matute-Llorente, Cristina Julián, Gabriel Lozano-Berges, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Nuria Garatachea, Jose A. Casajús, German Vicente-Rodríguez Source Type: research

Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Knee Pain: A Case Presentation
This is the first reported case presentation utilizing cooled genicular radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA) for the treatment of post-traumatic knee pain. The patient is a 29 year old male who sustained open right femoral and tibial fractures following two motor vehicle collisions. He was deemed too young to undergo TKA by Orthopedic Surgery. It was recommended he trial diagnostic genicular nerve blocks followed by C-RFA. The procedure provided a>50% reduction in average pain with an increase in activity tolerance lasting 9 months. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jonathan D. Carrier, Michelle Poliak-Tunis Source Type: research

Dynamic sonographic visualization of an occult posterior lateral meniscocapsular separation: A case report
We report a case of an 18-year-old female softball catcher with unrevealing MRI despite continued left knee locking and discomfort with deep squatting. Meniscocapsular separation was revealed only on dynamic sonographic exam, where knee flexion revealed a 3.1 mm gap that developed between the capsule and peripheral meniscus. Arthroscopy confirmed the sonographic findings, and repair resulted in complete resolution of symptoms. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Allison Schroeder, Volker Musahl, Christopher Urbanek, Kentaro Onishi Source Type: research

Comparing the Effects of Dual-task Gait Testing in New and Established Ambulators with Lower Extremity Amputations
Gait is a complex process that involves coordinating motor and sensory systems through higher-order cognitive processes. Walking with a prosthesis after lower extremity amputation challenges these processes. However, the factors that influence the cognitive-motor interaction in gait among lower extremity amputees has not been evaluated. To assess the interaction of cognition and mobility, individuals must be evaluated using the dual-task paradigm. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Courtney Frengopoulos, Michael WC. Payne, Jeffrey D. Holmes, Ricardo Viana, Susan W. Hunter Source Type: research

Benefits of hippotherapy and horse riding simulation exercise on healthy older adults: a systematic review
To provide an up-to-date research analysis on equine-assisted therapies and horse riding simulation exercise in older adults, and to suggest future directions in clinical practice and research. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Camille Hilliere, Daniel Collado-Mateo, Santos Villafaina, Paulo Duque-Fonseca, Jos é A. Parraça Source Type: research

Comparative Sonographic and Magnetic Resonance Images of an Acute Pronator Teres Full-Thickness Tear
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Source: PM and R - April 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Claudia Ghisa, Evan Peck Source Type: research

The Role of Physiatrists in Natural Disasters
After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the images and stories of the role of health care providers caused alarm. Questions of misconduct, extreme duress, and unimaginable choices emerged. In a recent article entitled, “The Duty of Mind: Ethical Capacity in a Time of Crisis [1],” the authors argue that “the physician is obliged to always make life-and-death decisions under conditions of maximal ethical clarity.” (pg. 1) and that the stresses and chaos of a disaster can impact decision-making. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Lisa Pascual, Lauren T. Shapiro, Luis Baerga-Varela, Belmarie Rodriguez-Santiago, Debjani Mukherjee Tags: Ethical Legal Feature Source Type: research

To Train or Not to Train: Admission of Pediatricians into Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowships
For both scenarios, Dr Louise Spierre will argue for admitting pediatricians into PRM fellowship training programs, and Dr Robert Rinaldi will argue against admitting pediatricians into PRM fellowship training programs. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Louise Spierre, Robert Rinaldi, Sam S.H. Wu Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Academy News – April PM & R Journal
As the primary medical society for the specialty of PM&R, your Academy is focused on moving the specialty and you forward. Academy membership supports initiatives to assist our members with: (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Copyright Page
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Spanish Translated Abstracts
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Translated Abstracts Source Type: research

The Role of Physiatrists in Natural Disasters
After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the images and stories of the role of health care providers caused alarm. Questions of misconduct, extreme duress, and unimaginable choices emerged. In a recent article entitled, “The Duty of Mind: Ethical Capacity in a Time of Crisis [1],” the authors argue that “the physician is obliged to always make life-and-death decisions under conditions of maximal ethical clarity.” (pg. 1) and that the stresses and chaos of a disaster can impact decision-making. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Lisa Pascual, Lauren T. Shapiro, Luis Baerga-Varela, Belmarie Rodriguez-Santiago, Debjani Mukherjee Tags: Ethical Legal Feature Source Type: research

To Train or Not to Train: Admission of Pediatricians into Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowships
For both scenarios, Dr Louise Spierre will argue for admitting pediatricians into PRM fellowship training programs, and Dr Robert Rinaldi will argue against admitting pediatricians into PRM fellowship training programs. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Louise Spierre, Robert Rinaldi, Sam S.H. Wu Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Academy News – April PM & R Journal
As the primary medical society for the specialty of PM&R, your Academy is focused on moving the specialty and you forward. Academy membership supports initiatives to assist our members with: (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Copyright Page
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Spanish Translated Abstracts
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Source: PM and R - April 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Translated Abstracts Source Type: research

Relationships Among Perceived Functional Capacity, Self-Efficacy, and Disability After Dysvascular Amputation
Prosthesis rehabilitation after dysvascular transtibial amputation (TTA) is focused on optimizing functional capacity with limited emphasis on promoting health self-efficacy. Self-efficacy interventions decrease disability for people living with chronic disease, but the influence of self-efficacy on disability is unknown for people with dysvascular TTA. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 26, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Matthew J. Miller, Dawn M. Magnusson, Guy Lev, Thomas T. Fields, Paul F. Cook, Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, Cory L. Christiansen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Relationships among perceived functional capacity, self-efficacy, and disability after dysvascular amputation
Prosthesis rehabilitation after dysvascular transtibial amputation (TTA) is focused on optimizing functional capacity with limited emphasis on promoting health self-efficacy. Self-efficacy interventions decrease disability for people living with chronic disease, but the influence of self-efficacy on disability is unknown for people with dysvascular TTA. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 26, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Matthew J. Miller, Dawn M. Magnusson, Guy Lev, Thomas T. Fields, Paul F. Cook, Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, Cory L. Christiansen Source Type: research

The Use of Nerve Transfers to Restore Upper Extremity Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Nerve transfer surgery to restore upper extremity function in cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is novel and may transform treatment. Determining candidacy even years post-SCI is ill defined and deserves investigation. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 15, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ida K. Fox, Christine B. Novak, Emily M. Krauss, Gwendolyn M. Hoben, Craig Zaidman, Rimma Ruvinskaya, Neringa Juknis, Anke C. Winter, Susan E. Mackinnon Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Use of Nerve Transfers to Restore Upper Extremity Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Nerve transfer surgery to restore upper extremity (UE) function in cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is novel and may transform treatment. Determining candidacy even years post-SCI is ill-defined and deserves investigation. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 15, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ida K. Fox, Christine B. Novak, Emily M. Krauss, Gwendolyn M. Hoben, Craig Zaidman, Rimma Ruvinskaya, Neringa Juknis, Anke C. Winter, Susan E. Mackinnon Source Type: research

49th W. J. Zeiter Lecture, The Specialty of Hope: How Physiatry Made Boston Strong
The 5-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings (BMB) was April 15, 2018. It is hard to believe that this amount of time has passed, and yet, Boston has been joined by other cities and communities that have experienced mass casualty events in the time since. Unfortunately, there are no clear strategies to insure prevention, and so we as a community of caring individuals must learn to react and respond. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: David M. Crandell Tags: Perspectives Source Type: research

Functional Outcomes of an Interdisciplinary Outpatient Rehabilitation Program for Patients with Malignant Brain Tumors
Malignant brain tumors cause significant impairments in function because of the nature of the disease. Nevertheless, patients with malignant brain tumors can make functional gains equivalent to those with stroke and traumatic brain injury in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. However, the efficacy of outpatient rehabilitation in this population has received little study. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Samman Shahpar, Alex W.K. Wong, Susan Keeshin, Sarah Eickmeyer, Patrick Semik, Masha Kocherginsky, Stacy McCarty Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Pharmacologic Treatment for Depression at Injury Is Associated With Fewer Clinician Visits for Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Medical Record Review Study
Depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI) substantially contribute to the US health care burden. Depression is a known risk factor for prolonged recovery after TBI. However, the effect of depression treatment on health care utilization has yet to be studied. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ryan C. Kruse, Zhuo Li, Cara C. Prideaux, Allen W. Brown Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Conversion Disorder Admitted to a Single Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, A Retrospective Study
Conversion disorder (CD) can lead to impaired functioning. Few studies present demographic and outcome data for pediatric patients. Many have had success with rehabilitation; however, further details are not known. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ashlee Bolger, Andrew Collins, Michelle Michels, David Pruitt Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Myocardial Infarction Injury in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Entering Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Frequency and Association with Heart Rate Parameters
Myocardial infarction (MI) remains under-recognized in chronic lung disease (CLD) patients. Rehabilitation health professionals need accessible clinical measurements to identify the presence of prior MI in order to determine appropriate training prescription. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Carmen A. Sima, Benny C. Lau, Carolyn M. Taylor, Stephan F. van Eeden, W. Darlene Reid, Andrew W. Sheel, Ashley R. Kirkham, Pat G. Camp Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Rhythmic Neck Muscle Spasms and Upper Limb Muscle Myoclonic Jerks as an Unusual Initial Presentation of Posttraumatic Cervicothoracic Syringomyelia: A Case Report
Posttraumatic syringomyelia is a major complication after spinal cord injury (SCI). The incidence of syringomyelia with clinical manifestation is approximately (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hsin-Chin Lin, Yu-Lin Tsai, Wen-Chung Tsai Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Amantadine-Induced Corneal Edema in a Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Patient: A Case Report
Amantadine hydrochloride is an antiviral agent initially used for treatment and prophylaxis against influenza A. Other indications and off label uses include Parkinsonism, tremors, rigidity, drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms, fatigue in multiple sclerosis, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [1,2]. Amantadine is also used in patients with brain injury as a neurostimulant and is commonly prescribed for patients receiving rehabilitation. A randomized controlled trial of patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state found the group receiving amantadine had a more rapid recovery of functionally ...
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Maria Beran, Britta Okyere, Joshua Vova Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Common Sports Injuries
Common sports injuries include bone stress injuries (BSIs), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and concussions. Less commonly recognized are the specific sex differences in epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes of these conditions by sex. An understanding of these factors can improve their clinical management, from prescribing appropriate prehabilitation to guiding postinjury rehabilitation and return to play. This narrative review summarizes the sex differences in the diagnosis and management of BSIs, ACL injuries, and concussions. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cindy Lin, Ellen Casey, Daniel Herman, Nicole Katz, Adam Tenforde Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Frailty in a Post-Acute Care Population: A Scoping Review
Frailty is a complex and growing phenomenon facing health care providers throughout the continuum of care. Frailty is not well understood in post-acute care (PAC) settings. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarize current evidence of frailty impact on outcomes and frailty mitigation initiatives in PAC. Three major publication databases were searched from January 2000 to June 2017 that identified 18 articles specifically addressing frailty in PAC. Three themes were identified: scales used to measure frailty, factors that led to an adverse outcome or diagnosis of frailty, and interventions to address frailty in PA...
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Pamela S. Roberts, Manoj Goud, Harriet Udin Aronow, Richard V. Riggs Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

The Specialty of Hope: How Physiatry Made Boston Strong
The 5-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings (BMB) was April 15, 2018. It is hard to believe that this amount of time has passed, and yet, Boston has been joined by other cities and communities that have experienced mass casualty events in the time since. Unfortunately, there are no clear strategies to insure prevention, and so we as a community of caring individuals must learn to react and respond. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: David M. Crandell Tags: Perspectives Source Type: research

Amantadine-Induced Corneal Edema in a Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Patient: A Case Report
Amantadine hydrochloride is an antiviral agent initially used for treatment and prophylaxis against influenza A. Other indications and off label uses include Parkinsonism, tremors, rigidity, drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms, fatigue in multiple sclerosis, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [1,2]. Amantadine is also used in patients with brain injury as a neurostimulant and is commonly prescribed for patients receiving rehabilitation. A randomized controlled trial of patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state found the group receiving amantadine had a more rapid recovery of functionally ...
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Maria Beran, Britta Okyere, Joshua Vova Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Pharmacologic Treatment for Depression at Injury Is Associated With Fewer Clinician Visits for Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Medical Record Review Study
Depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI) substantially contribute to the US health care burden. Depression is a known risk factor for prolonged recovery after TBI. However, the effect of depression treatment on health care utilization has yet to be studied. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ryan C. Kruse, Zhuo Li, Cara C. Prideaux, Allen W. Brown Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Functional Outcomes of an Interdisciplinary Outpatient Rehabilitation Program for Patients with Malignant Brain Tumors
Malignant brain tumors cause significant impairments in function due to nature of the disease. Patients with malignant brain tumors can make functional gains equivalent to those with stroke and traumatic brain injury in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. However, the efficacy of outpatient rehabilitation in this population has received little study. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Samman Shahpar, Alex W.K. Wong, Susan Keeshin, Sarah Eickmeyer, Patrick Semik, Masha Kocherginsky, Stacy McCarty Source Type: research

Pharmacological Treatment for Depression at Injury is associated with Fewer Clinician Visits for Persistent Symptoms after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Medical Record Review Study
Depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI) substantially contribute to the United States healthcare burden. Depression is a known risk factor for prolonged recovery after TBI. However, the effect of depression treatment on health care utilization has yet to be studied. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ryan C. Kruse, Zhuo Li, Cara C. Prideaux, Allen W. Brown Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of children with conversion disorder admitted to a single inpatient rehabilitation unit, a retrospective study
Conversion disorder (CD) can lead to impaired functioning. Few studies present demographic and outcome data for pediatric patients. Many have had success with rehabilitation, however further details are not known. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - March 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ashlee Bolger, Andrew Collins, Michelle Michels, David Pruitt Source Type: research