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PM&R faculty publish article in Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical InformaticsDr. John Norbury's research was recently published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. The article is titled "Predicting the risk of acute care readmissions among rehabilitation inpatients: A machine learning approach."

Introduction: Readmission from inpatient rehabilitation facilities to acute care hospitals is a serious problem. This study aims to develop a predictive model based on machine learning algorithms to identify patients at high risk of readmission.

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Connecting the Dots: The APE, the ADS and the 10-Year Self Study

Clint FaulkDr. Clint Faulk gave a lecture at the GME 2.0: Navigating in a New Environment Summit. The annual event was held on May 1st in Greenville. It is hosted by ECU's Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center.

Clinton Faulk, MD, Master Educator 2018
Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director of Wound Hyperbaric Center
Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Improving the Accuracy and Procedure Time of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Procedures

Medical Education Day 2018Brody medical student Natalie Karr and PM&R residents Vivek Sindhi, MD and Michael McIver, MD recently received first place out of 38 submissions at the 4th Annual Brody Medical Education Day. Their podium presentation entitled "Line of Sight approach and APPLES Mnemonic are Useful for Medical Learners to Improve Time and Accuracy of Ultrasound Guided Interventions" described the results of a Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial on 110 medical students and residents.

They demonstrated that the Line of Sight method improved accuracy and decreased procedure time for a subdeltoid bursa injection. Their work and has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and provides a foundation for medical educators to safely teach these technically challenging procedures. Co-investigators included John Norbury MD (PM&R), Kim Rathbun MD, PhD, MPH (EM) and Stephen Charles PhD, (Academic Affairs)

PM&R faculty publish article in Practical Neurology

 Their article titled Stroke Patient Rehabilitation appeared in the January 2018 issue of Practical Neurology. Here is an excerpt of the article:

Stroke is the second leading cause of death after ischemic heart disease; there were 6.5 million stroke-related deaths worldwide in 2013.1 Approximately 795,000 strokes occur in the United States each year, with an average incidence of new stroke every 40 seconds and death from stroke every 4 minutes.

Those who survive stroke are often left with a wide range of neurologic deficits that directly affect their all-cause mortality outcome. It is therefore essential to maximize stroke survivors' structure and function in order to improve their quality of life and reduce their all-cause mortality.

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