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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Wellbeloved-Stone CA, Weppner JL, Valdez RS
A systematic review of telerehabilitation and mhealth interventions for spinal cord injury.
This systematic review evaluated the previous decade of telerehabilitation and mHealth interventions for spinal cord injury. The heterogeneity of the included studies coupled with a lack of standardized reporting guidelines precluded the development of specific recommendations for future intervention development. Rather, recommendations from this review focus on the need for a wide of range of future research in this domain, with a stronger focus on mobile Health.
Citation: Wellbeloved-Stone CA, Weppner JL, Valdez RS . A systematic review of telerehabilitation and mhealth interventions for spinal cord injury. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports 2016 Dec;4(4):295-311. doi: 10.1007/s40141-016-0138-1.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Health Information Technology (HIT), Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Telehealth
Krishnan S, Karg PE, Boninger ML
Early detection of pressure ulcer development following traumatic spinal cord injury using inflammatory mediators.
The authors aimed to identify changes in concentrations of inflammatory mediators in plasma and urine after traumatic spinal cord injury and before the occurrence of a first pressure ulcer. They found that an increase in concentration of the chemokine interferon-γ-induced protein in plasma and a decrease in concentration of the cytokine interferon-α in urine were observed before occurrence of a first pressure ulcer compared with matched controls. They concluded that inflammatory mediators should be explored as possible biomarkers for identifying individuals at risk for pressure ulcer formation.
Citation: Krishnan S, Karg PE, Boninger ML . Early detection of pressure ulcer development following traumatic spinal cord injury using inflammatory mediators. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2016 Oct;97(10):1656-62. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.003.
Keywords: Adverse Events, Pressure Ulcers, Spinal Cord Injury