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May 2022 - Volume 101 - Issue 5

  • Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
  • 0894-9115
  • 1537-7385
  • 12 issues / year
  • Sports Sciences 59/88, Rehabilitation 40/68
  • 2.159

May 2022

Dear AJPM&R Readers,

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are widely used in the practice of clinical medicine. It is assumed that CPGs developed systematically can optimize patient care. One important consideration in the implementation of CPGs is the diversity of the sources of information used to develop them. In this issue of the AJPM&R, Verduzco-Gutierrez and collaborators discuss the possible influence of author diversity on CPGs. Three interesting studies look at various issues in stroke survivors including the potential effect of PM&R consultation in the acute setting on discharge to community, readmissions to an acute hospital from inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and the use of transcranial direct current stimulation in the treatment of swallowing problems after stroke. Because stroke is a leading cause of disability in elderly, these studies have the potential to impact rehabilitation in health systems in an important segment of our population. Finally, this issue also includes a new article in our special research section on the topic of psychometric properties of measurements in PM&R.   ​

Happy reading!

Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD, FRCP

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