Jed Appelman

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Normal aging is associated with progressive functional losses in perception, cognition, and memory. Although the root causes of age-related cognitive decline are incompletely understood, psychophysical and neuropsychological evidence suggests that a significant contribution stems from poorer signal-to-noise conditions and down-regulated neuromodulatory(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Our objective was to examine the agreement between adult patients with stroke and family member or clinician proxies in activity measure for postacute care (AM-PAC) summary scores for daily activity, basic mobility, and applied cognitive function. METHODS This study involved 67 patients with stroke admitted to a hospital within the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of postacute care site on stroke outcomes. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Four northern California hospitals that are part of a single health maintenance organization. PARTICIPANTS Patients with stroke (N=222) enrolled between February 2008 and July 2010. INTERVENTION Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(More)
This study examined the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the development of amphibians using Xenopus laevis and Rana temporaria as experimental animals. Amphibians were exposed at different life stages and via different routes to the technical mixtures Clophen A50 and Aroclor 1254 or to a non-ortho PCB congener (PCB 126). The effects of PCB(More)
This study examined the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on development of families of amphibians using the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) and the European common frog (Rana temporaria). Amphibians were orally exposed to the technical PCB-mixture Clophen A50 or to the non-ortho-3,3',4,4',5-CB congener (PCB 126) either for a 10-day period or(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pressure ulcers on inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) outcomes. DESIGN This is a retrospective analysis of the IRF data in the United States from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation between 2009 and 2011. The study sample included 2902 pairs of pressure ulcer and pressure(More)
This review documents the history of one large health system's approach to the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, following the settlement of a lawsuit. This paper represents the various activities within the Kaiser Permanente health system from 2001 to the present that were conducted to improve access and remove architectural, attitudinal,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of tracking stroke patients' functional outcomes in an integrated health system across a care continuum using the computer version of the Activity Measure of Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC). SETTING A large integrated health care system in northern California. PARTICIPANTS A total of 222 stroke patients (aged ≥18 years)(More)
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