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CME Articles with Online Activity

Updated:   6/18/2015
Contains:  2 items
Complete the self assessment activity and evaluation online at www.physiatry.org/JournalCME.

Spasticity

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Updated:   10/5/2010
Contains:  45 items
Spasticity is a common secondary condition in patients with disabling illnesses such as stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and others. The proper assessment, treatment, and control of spasticity can facilitate the attainment of important rehabilitation goals. This collection of articles includes many of the studies published in the last ten years in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on the topic of spasticity. Reflecting the clinical relevance of this topic we have given preference during the selection process to therapeutic approaches to spasticity. We will continue to add articles to this collection as they are published.

Spinal Cord Injury

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Updated:   10/5/2010
Contains:  68 items
Spinal cord injury is one of the most common diagnoses in inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Individuals with spinal cord injuries have significant and permanent impairments that limit their activity level and ability to participate in occupational and social settings. An extensive literature has been published on this topic including important articles in the American Journal of PM&R. This is a collection of such articles.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Updated:   9/23/2010
Contains:  35 items
This collection of articles published since 2000 in AJPMR is an example of the significant interest among physiatrists in the use of ultrasound to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions. For several decades ultrasound has been a popular physical modality used in rehabilitation to apply deep heat in various clinical conditions. However, many of our colleagues have recently begun to use ultrasound to complement the musculoskeletal physical examination, complete a diagnostic workup when a musculoskeletal injury is suspected, and guide the application of therapeutic methods such as soft tissue and intrarticular injections. I am sure this collection will continue to grow. We invite you to visit this collection often!

Visual Vignettes

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Updated:   9/23/2010
Contains:  228 items
Images are essential in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injury and disease. Many technologies have been developed in the last few decades to produce and interpret high quality images to help practitioners understand the needs of patients. This collection brings together all visual vignettes published in the AJPM&R. The images are accompanied by clinical and/or scientific information that provides the appropriate context for the interpretation of the image. I hope you enjoy these short and descriptive pieces of medical writing.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Updated:   9/21/2010
Contains:  54 items
It is a pleasure to present to the readers this collection of selected published manuscripts on the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because the incidence of TBI has increased in the last decade, more research is being conducted on various aspects of this disabling condition. The collection represents a mix of recent publications and some of the most frequently cited manuscripts since 2002. These investigations include, among other topics, the basic science of TBI, well-conducted clinical trials of selected interventions, psychosocial considerations, complications of the injury, and outcomes of rehabilitation. I hope you will benefit from having this collection of manuscripts available to you!

Stroke

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Updated:   9/21/2010
Contains:  92 items
It is a pleasure to present to the readers this collection of selected published manuscripts on the topic of stroke, the leading cause of disability in elderly. The number and percentage of stroke survivors with permanent disability in the world is significant. Many researchers are exploring the underlying causes and mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease as well as studying the best clinical protocols for the acute treatment that may limit disability. The collection represents a mix of recent publications and some of the most frequently cited manuscripts since 2002. These investigations cover a broad range of rehabilitation problems that impact this population. I hope you will benefit from having this collection of manuscripts easily available to you!

AJPMR Supplements

Creator:   Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Updated:   9/20/2013
Contains:  28 items
Supplements to AJPM&R, published over the past several years.

Robotics

Creator:   Sarah Carrera
Updated:   5/27/2014
Contains:  8 items