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Accolades

Gerard Francisco, M.D., chief medical officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann and professor and chair of the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has been appointed the inaugural editor-in-chief of the Journal of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Sheng Li, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of PM&R at UTHealth, and Yingchun Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, are co-principal investigators of a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health: Imaging of 3D Innervation Zone Distribution in Spastic Muscles from High-Density Surface EMG Recordings. Ping Zhou, Ph.D., professor of PM&R at UTHealth, is co-investigator of the study.

Five physicians and researchers at TIRR Memorial Hermann have been recognized with 2017 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. They are Glenda Bosquez Mendez, M.D., clinical assistant professor of PM&R; Radha Korupolu, M.D., clinical assistant professor of PM&R; Judy Thomas, M.D., assistant professor of PM&R; Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., assistant professor of PM&R; and Nuray Yozbatiran, Ph.D., PT, assistant professor for research in the department of PM&R.

In Print

Gittler M, Thomas JL, Bozza MN, Berlinger N, Mukherjee D. Undocumented Patients and Rehabilitation Services. PM&R. 2017;9(4):403.

Kadivar Z, Beck CE, Rovekamp RN, O’Malley MK, Joyce CA. On the Efficacy of Isolating Shoulder and Elbow Movements with a Soft, Portable, and Wearable Robotic Device. In: Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends. Biosystems & Biorobotics. Vol. 16, Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Karri J, Mas M, Francisco FE, Li S. Spasticity Management with Phenol Neurolysis: Practice Patterns and Clinical Outcomes. J Rehabil Med. 2017 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Li S. Spasticity, motor recovery and neural plasticity after stroke. Frontiers in Neurology. 2017 Apr;8:120.

Li S, Shin H, Zhou P, Li X. Different Effects of Cold Stimulation on Reflex and Non-Reflex Components of Poststroke Spastic Hypertonia. Front Neurol. 2017 Apr 28;8:169.

Li X, Shin H, Li S, Zhou P. Assessing muscle spasticity with myotonometric and passive stretch measurements: validity of the Myotonometer. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 10;7:44022.

Li X, Li L, Shin H, Li S, Zhou P. Electrical Impedance Myography for Evaluating Paretic Muscle Changes after Stroke. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Li X, Shin H, Li L, Magat E, Li S, Zhou P. Assessing the immediate impact of botulinum toxin injection on impedance of spastic muscle. Med Eng Phys. 2017;43:97-102.

Lu Z, Tong KY, Shin H, Li S, Zhou P. Advanced Myoelectric Control for Robotic Hand-Assisted Training: Outcome from a Stroke Patient. Front Neurol. 2017 Mar 20;8:107.

Platt L, Powers L, Leotti S, Hughes RB, Robinson-Whelen S, Osburn S, Ashkenazy E, Beers L, Lunda EM, Nicolaidis C. The role of gender in violence experienced by adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2017;32(1):101-29.

Hou S, Harrell J, Li S. Ultrasonographic Validation of Anatomical Landmarks for Localization of the Tendon of the Long Head of Biceps Brachii. Biomedical Research International. 2017;1925104.

Stampas A, York HS, O’Dell MW. Is the routine use of a Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycle for Lower Limb Movement Standard of Care for Acute Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation? PM&R. 2017 May;9(5):521-28.

Yue GH, Blark B, Li S, Vaillancourt DE. Understanding Neuromuscular System Plasticity to Improve Motor Function in Health, Disease, and Injury. Neural Plasticity. 2017. Article ID 2425180.

Zhang C, Peng Y, Liu Y, Li S, Zhou P, Rymer WZ, Zhang Y. Imaging three-dimensional innervation zone distribution in muscles from M-wave recordings. J Neural Eng. 2017 Jun;14(3):036011.

Zhang X, Wei Z, Ren X, Gao X, Chen X, Zhou P. Complex Neuromuscular Changes Post-stroke Revealed by Clustering Index Analysis of Surface Electromyogram. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Da Silva CP, Zuckerman B, Olkin R. Relationship of depression and medications on incidence of falls among people with late effects of polio. Journal of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2017 11 Apr:1-6 [Epub ahead of print]

On the Podium

Baradia H. Creating awareness of catatonia responsive to Ativan in the rehabilitation population. Presented at the 3rd Annual UT Houston McGovern Medical School-Memorial Hermann House Staff Research Day, Houston, Apr 2017.

Chen Y-T, Li S, Zhou P, Li S. Motor overflow in spastic hemiplegia after stroke: bilateral cortical inactivation, ipsilateral unmasking of cortiospinal projections, or something else? Scientific paper presentation at the AAP Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 2017.

Cohen E, Lyon M, Verduzco-Gutierrez M. Innovative Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Approach in an Outpatient Clinic. Presented at the AAP Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 2017.

Dragojlovic N, Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Francisco GE. Prevalence of Spastic Hypertonia on First-Time Admission to Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. Presented at the 3rd Annual UT Houston McGovern Medical School-Memorial Hermann House Staff Research Day, Houston, Apr 2017.

Dragojlovic N. Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Francisco GE. Prevalence of Spastic Hypertonia on First-Time Admission to Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. Presented at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation (ISPRM), Buenos Aires, May 2017.

Esquenazi A, Lee S, Mayer N, Patel A, Elovic E, Francisco GE. Patient Registry of Spasticity (PROS) Care World: Data Analysis Based on Physician Experience. Presented at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation (ISPRM), Buenos Aires, May 2017.

Francisco GE. The Adult Spasticity International Registry (ASPIRE) Study: 1-Year Results. Presented at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation (ISPRM), Buenos Aires, May 2017.

Francisco GE, Yozbatiran Nuray, Keser Z, Russell MB, Korupolu R. Reliability of peg-restrained intrinsic muscle evaluator (PRIME) for measurement of intrinsic hand muscle strength. Presented at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation (ISPRM), Buenos Aires, May 2017.

Frontera J. Updates in the Assessment of Spinal Cord Injuries. Invited presentation at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation (ISPRM), Buenos Aires, May 2017.

Gutierrez C. PROMIS10 Global Health Scale as Part of a Standard Cancer Rehabilitation Consultation. Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Survivorship Meeting in San Diego, Jan 2017.

Hughes RB, Robinson-Whelen S, Bailey E, Martel T, Arnold K, and the GoWoman Consortium. Self-Advocates and Researchers Partnering to Build a Safer Future. Poster presentation at the 2016 Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Crystal City, VA, Dec 2016.

Ivanhoe C. A Practical Approach to Spasticity Management. Course director and presenter. International Brain Injury Association, New Orleans, Mar 2017.

Ivanhoe C. Cerebral Palsy: Transitioning to Adulthood. Presented at the International Neurotoxin Association, Madrid, Spain, Jan 2017.

Karri J, Mas M, Francisco GE, Li S. Spasticity Management with Phenol Neurolysis. Presented at the World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation (ISPRM), Buenos Aires, May 2017.

Karri J, Li S, Zhang L, Chen Y-T, Stampas A, Frontera JE, Davis M, Li S. Heart rate variability parameters represent biomarkers for neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury. Scientific paper presented at the AAP Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 2017.

Linville C, Mimbella P. Improving Sleep Quality for Persons with Brain Injuries by Decreasing Nighttime Noise Levels: A Quality Improvement Project. Presented at the 6th Annual Baylor College of Medicine Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference, Houston, Jan. 2017.

Linville C, Morris M, Mollaeian A, Verduzco-Gutierrez M. Tracheostomy Impacts Gastrostomy Tube Placement and Morbidity during a Prolonged Stay in the Shock Trauma Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Study. Presented at the AAP Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 2017.

Mimbella P, Linville C, Chang R, Verduzco-Gutierrez M. Improving Sleep Quality for Patients with a Brain Injury by Decreasing Nighttime Noise Levels: A Quality Improvement Project. Baylor College of Medicine Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference, Houston, Apr 2017.

Petrishin J. Neurodevelopmental Disability Forum. Panel member, UT Health Science Center, Houston, Jan 2017.

Robinson-Whelen S, Schwartz M, Hughes RB. The Safety Project: A Violence Prevention Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Austin, TX, 2016.

Silveira S, Ledoux T, Robinson-Whelen S, Hughes RB, Stough R, Nosek MA. Critical review of methods for classifying obesity in spinal cord injury. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chicago, Nov 2016.

Silveira S, Ledoux T, Robinson-Whelen S, Hughes RB, Goe R, Lee RE, O’Connor DP, Nosek T, Nosek MA. GoWoman: Nutrition in women with mobility impairments before and after the GoWoman virtual reality weight loss program. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, Oct 2016.

Thomas L, Edwards A, Nwagboso A. An algorithm to improve communication and management of PRN bowel medications in rehabilitation settings. Presented at the Houston Medication Safety Symposium, April 2017.

Touchett H, Lai Y, Love M. Vasquez P. Predictors of early death after spinal cord injury. Presented at the UTHealth Research Symposium, hosted by Sigma Theta Pi International, and awarded first prize in the poster category, Houston, June 2017.