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In this single-center, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled, prospective trial at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, the effects of 2.4 atmospheres absolute (ATA) hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) on post-concussion symptoms in 50 military service members with at least one combat-related, mild traumatic brain injury were examined. Each subject(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) can cause low back pain in osteoporotic patients. Symptomatic improvement may require up to 12 months. Treatment includes limited weightbearing and bed rest, oral analgesics, and sacral corsets. Significant mortality and morbidity are associated with pelvic insufficiency fractures. Percutaneous(More)
Objective.  To use a meta-analysis on all reported cases of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for dystonia to determine which factors significantly influence outcome. The Burke-Fahn-Marsden (BFM) movement scale, the most reported measure, was chosen as the primary outcome measure for this analysis. Methods.  A MEDLINE search identified 137 patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The high incidence of persistent postconcussion symptoms in service members with combat-related mild traumatic brain injury has prompted research in the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for management. OBJECTIVE The effects of HBO2 on persistent postconcussion symptoms in 60 military service members with at least 1 combat-related mild traumatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the criterion-related validity of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) in subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN Prospective, correlational analysis between the BBS and accepted measures of PD motor and functional impairment. SETTING The federally funded PD research center, an interdisciplinary center of excellence for people with PD(More)
OBJECTIVES Objective measures to diagnose and to monitor improvement of symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are lacking. Computerized eye tracking has been advocated as a rapid, user friendly, and field-ready technique to meet this need. DESIGN Eye-tracking data collected via a head-mounted, video-based binocular eye tracker was used to(More)
The efficacy of the multidisciplinary treatment approach to the management of Parkinson's disease (PD) was examined at a regional Veteran's Administration Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC). The records of 43 consecutive individuals with PD were examined. The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) was employed to(More)
OBJECTIVE Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and postconcussion syndrome (PCS) are common among military combatants. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2 ) is a proposed treatment for these conditions, but it has not been rigorously studied. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of HBO2 by 3 months post compression at 2 commonly employed dosing levels(More)
The ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and terrorist activity worldwide have been associated with an increased incidence of blast injuries. While blast injuries share similarities with blunt or penetrating traumatic injuries, there are unique mechanistic elements of blast injury that create increased vulnerability to damage of specific organs. This review(More)
Postural instability is a common impairment in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). People with PD are prone to balance and walking difficulties. This study analyzed the feasibility of a prospective investigation of Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) and standard Physical Therapy (PT) treatments in individuals with mild-moderate PD. Treatment took(More)