UAB Insight Rehabilitation Volume 3

P U B L I C AT I O N S O F N O T E Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID DeSilva TM, Borenstein NS, Volpe JJ, Kinney HC, Rosenberg PA. “Expression of EAAT2 in neurons and protoplasmic astrocytes during human cortical development.” J Comp Neurol. 2012 Dec 1;520(17):3912-32. JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND AVE S BIRMINGHAM AL 35294-0104 Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL VOL. 3 NO. 2 REHABILITATION INSIGHT Richardson EJ, Ness TJ, Redden DT, Stewart CC, Richards JS. “Effects of nicotine on spinal cord injury pain vary among subtypes of pain and smoking status: Results from a randomized, controlled experiment.” J Pain. 2012 Oct 26;pii: S1526-5900(12)00807-3. T H E Martin RC, Triebel K, Dreer LE, Novack TA, Turner C, Marson DC. “Neurocognitive predictors of financial capacity in traumatic brain injury.” J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2012 Nov;27(6):E81-90. U N IV E RS IT Y O F A L A BA M A AT B IR M IN G H A M Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2012 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 REHABILITATION UAB’ Traumatic B i I UAB’s T i Brain Inury Model System. REHABILITATION INSIGHT UAB’s TBI Model System leaders in front of Spain Rehabilitation Center. From left: Thomas Novack, PhD, Laura Dreer, PhD, Laura Vogtle, PhD, and Robert Brunner, MD. For more information on UAB’s Depar tment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation visit : uab.edu /medicine/physicalmedicine 2 UAB Rehabilitation physicians named Best Visit the UAB Medicine Online Headquarters for Physicians Doctors in America® P H YS I C I A N H Q Robert C. Brunner, MD Amie B. McLain, MD • Information on how to refer patients • Full digital and downloadable editions Weight Control/Loss Is New Focus for UAB’s TBI Model System Research ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS Weight Control/Loss Is New Focus for UAB’s TBI Model System Research The high volume of persons admitted to UAB Hospital UAB PM&R Finding Promise in Constraint-Induced Therapy for Limb Paralysis Due to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis with new-onset traumatic brain injury is unfortunate, but it Featured Clinical Trial 2 UAB Medicine News 3 been part of the federal 16-member model system since 1998 and is in its fourth funding cycle. Neuropsychologist Thomas Novack, PhD, has overseen follow them long-term and develop a wealth of data that is the entire history as program director, and physiatrist Robert helping guide priorities for treatment and rehabilitation. Brunner, MD, is medical director. Their offices are situated The UAB TBI/MS, part of the UAB Department of at Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC), part of UAB Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Functional Neuro- Floyd Named PM&R Research Director has enabled specialists at the UAB TBI Model System to • Recent news and updates • Links to other helpful resources for referring physicians. Sign up for more at UABMedicine.org/physician DeSilva Codirects Neuroscience Graduate Program and its American College of Surgeons-accredited adult Level Recovery Program, has entered more than 850 participants in 1 Trauma Center, the only one in Alabama. The hospital’s MS Research: ‘Reinsulating’ Neuronal Pathways Measures of Success 3 Noteworthy Presentations 3 Faculty by Specialty 3 the National TBI Data and Statistical Center, and its research Trauma Service now includes a physiatrist to initiate early efforts have led to a greater understanding of issues involved rehabilitation and ease patients’ transition to SRC. Publications of Note of UAB Medicine Insight 4 in returning patients to vehicular driving activity. UAB has continued on page 2