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5 archived projects available at this time for Ross D. Zafonte, D.O.

The Virtual Case Manager
Abstract: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) poses significant and enduring problems for both the survivors and caregivers. Chronic and ongoing issues often require individuals with TBI to be institutionalized in order to provide a safe environment capable of providing 24-hour supervision. For others, where the family assumes the primary caregiver role, substantial economic, emotional, and social costs are associated with meeting ongoing and supervision and care needs. Difficulties often arise for families in determining what is available, and how to access available resources. Given the NIDRR priority requesting projects that evaluate the impact of selected innovations on service delivery to persons with TBI, we have developed the Virtual Case... more
Investigators: Zafonte R view full
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Lead Center: University of Pittsburgh
Penetrating Head Injury: A Prospective Study of Outcomes
Abstract: Previous trauma studies have evaluated outcomes following civilian penetrating brain injuries using mortality and global functional measures. No previous study has documented functional outcomes utilizing a more sensitive measure, such as the FIM, among survivors of penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although there is a high mortality among persons with penetrating brain injuries, the functional outcomes of survivors have not been well documented. We undertook a prospective descriptive study of persons with penetrating brain injury assessing the demographics, disposition, and functional outcomes after acute hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation... more
Investigators: Zafonte R, Wood D, Harrison-Felix C, Valena N, Black K view full
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Lead Center: Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Neuromedical Conditions and Complications Associated with Violent Blunt versus Violent Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Survivors of violent traumatic brain injury are subject to multiple neuromedical conditions and complications. These neuromedical conditions and complications have an important impact on long-term care needs and cost. An important area of research to facilitate long term care of such persons is evaluating the incidence and risk factors of neuromedical conditions.... more
Investigators: Black K, Hanks R, Wood D, Zafonte R, Cifu D, Francisco G, Englander J view full
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Lead Center: Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Collaborating Centers: Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Complicated Mild Head Injury: A Re-evaluation of Classification and Functional Outcomes
Abstract: Studies describing “complicated” mild brain injury have evaluated neurocognitive functioning after a traumatic injury and found that this group is very similar to those with moderately severe injuries. These studies, however, have not addressed functional outcomes nor have they followed these individuals through one year post-injury... more
Investigators: Black K, Aachi V, Wood D, Vangel S, Hanks R, Zafonte R view full
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Lead Center: Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Impact of Balance Deficits on Inpatient Rehabilitation Functional Outcome: A Multicenter Study
Abstract: Balance has previously been shown to play an important role in ADL, mobility and rehabilitation outcomes after stroke. There is a dearth of literature on the relationship of balance and TBI outcomes. This study will explore if an association exists between impaired sitting and standing balance on admission to rehabilitation and rehabilitation outcomes. Specifically looking at how impaired sitting balance relates to. 1) Admit and discharge transfer and locomotion FIM scores. 2) Efficiency of FIM gain during inpatient rehabilitation. 3) Rehabilitation charges. 4) Rehabilitation length of stay. 5) Discharge disposition. The predictive role of balance ratings beyond other measures of severity will also be explored.... more
Investigators: Greenwald B, Cifu D, Marwitz J, Brown A, Englander J, Zafonte R view full
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Lead Center: Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation
Collaborating Centers: Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Mayo Medical Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
5 archived projects available at this time for Ross D. Zafonte, D.O.



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