Derek M Burnett

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UNLABELLED This self-directed learning module highlights recent advances in the understanding of brain injury pathophysiology, epidemiology. severity scales, and treatment interventions to minimize brain injury in adults and children. It is part of the chapter on congenital and acquired brain injury in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for(More)
PURPOSE This review aims to: (1) discuss the reasons for the limited focus in the literature on the loss experiences of patients in rehabilitation; (2) highlight the importance of increasing our understanding of the loss reactions of these patients; and (3) offer suggestions for appropriate incorporation of bereavement issues into clinical practice and(More)
We present issues relevant to rehabilitation providers who wish to develop or improve their cultural competence in their medical setting and interdisciplinary team. Two case scenarios are presented that illustrate the complexities introduced into the medical rehabilitation setting by the increased numbers of minority patients in the United States in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare demographics, injury characteristics, therapy service and intensity, and outcome in minority versus nonminority patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Twenty medical centers. PARTICIPANTS Two thousand twenty patients (men, n=1,518; women, n=502; nonminority, n=1,168; minority, n=852)(More)
In recent years, the number of new antiepileptic agents has been growing, as have the potential applications. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients often present with behavioral disturbances that may be amenable to treatment with antiepileptic drugs. These conditions include bipolar disorder, as well as posttraumatic seizures and agitation. We review(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the distribution of charges, to distinguish between "charge outliers" and nonoutliers, and to identify a model that uses demographics and injury characteristics to predict charge outlier status in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Retrospective data analysis of patients admitted to 24 acute inpatient rehabilitation(More)
OBJECTIVE To interpret the data from the Spinal Cord Injury-Model Systems as it applies to demographics, incidence and functional outcomes of minority patients with spinal cord injury. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of patients admitted to acute inpatient rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers. RESULTS Descriptive statistics including(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the demographics, incidence and functional outcome for African Americans and Hispanics treated at a traumatic brain injury (TBI) model systems centre. DESIGN Retrospective data analysis of patients admitted to an acute inpatient rehabilitation national TBI model systems centre. SETTING A tertiary care university medical centre(More)
UNLABELLED This self-directed learning module focuses on the importance of developing comprehensive problem lists and treatment plans for the patient with acute brain injury. It is part of the chapter on Congenital and Acquired Brain Injury in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and(More)
Chest pain in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has a broad differential diagnosis including, but not limited to, coronary artery disease, gastroesophageal reflux, fungal esophagitis, and musculoskeletal pain. However, spontaneous pneumothorax must also be added to the list of possibilities. Spontaneous pneumothorax occurs 450 times(More)