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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)
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 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)
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)
To identify the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and pain in Veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OIF/OEF/OND), Veterans who received any inpatient or outpatient care from Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities from 2009 to 2011 were studied. A subset(More)
OBJECTIVE The study sought to examine the functional health literacy in a sample of geriatric patients diagnosed with movement disorders. The hypothesis was that the study group would demonstrate marginal levels of health literacy scores on a standardized health literacy instrument. DESIGN/SETTING The study used a prospective analysis of patients referred(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)
30 end of study contract funding. The funding sources had no role in the study design, analysis, 31 interpretation of the data, the writing of the paper, or the decision to submit the paper for 32 publication. Disclaimer: The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Department Abstract 1 Objective measures to diagnose and 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)