The Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System

The Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS) was established as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) in 1990 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to serve the Northern and Central New Jersey catchment area, a 13-county ethnically and socioeconomically diverse region of 6.6 million persons. The NNJSCIS is a cooperative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS) and University Hospital (UMDNJ-UH). The NNJSCIS provides a comprehensive continuum of state-of-the-art care for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their families from the time of injury through rehabilitation and return to the community. Our system of care treats over 100 newly injured persons with traumatic SCI and provides outpatient follow-up to over 1500 persons with chronic SCI per year. The NNJSCIS conducts cutting edge SCI research, ranging from clinical trials to epidemiological studies and has made consistent and substantial contributions to the national SCIMS database over its 20-year history.

Northern New Jersey SCI System (NNJSCIS) Publications

 

Title Author Journal Year
Do communities matter after rehabilitation? The effect of socioeconomic and urban stratification on well-being after spinal cord injury Botticello A, Chen Y, Cao Y, Tulsky DS Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
Cut point determination in the measurement of pain and its relationship to psychosocial and functional measures after traumatic spinal cord injury: A retrospective model spinal cord injury system analysis Forchheimer MB, Richards JS, Chiodo A, Bryce T, Dyson-Hudson TA Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
The impact of sacral sensory sparing in motor complete spinal cord injury Kirshblum, S., Botticello, A., Lammertse, D.P., Marino, R.J., Chiodo, A.E., Jha, A., Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
The association of race, cultural factors, and health-related quality of life in persons with spinal cord injury Myaskovsky, L; Burkitt, K; Lichy, A; Ljungberg, I; Fyffe, D; Ozawa H, Switzer, G; Fine, M; Boninger, M Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
United States (US) multi-center study to assess the validity and reliability of the spinal cord independence measure (SCIM III) Anderson KD, Acuff ME, Arp BG, Backus D, Chun S, Fisher K, Fjerstad JE, Graves DE,Greenwald K, Groah SL, Harkema SJ, Horton JA 3rd, Huang MN, Jennings M, Kelley KS, Kessler SM, Kirshblum S, Koltenuk S, et al. Spinal Cord 2011
Developing a contemporary functional outcome measure for spinal cord injury research Slavin, M.; Kisala, P.; Jette, A.; Tulsky, D. Spinal Cord 2010
Bladder management following spinal cord injury: What you should know: A guide for people with spinal cord injury Linsenmeyer, T., Maddox, T., Chambers, L., Cowell, F., DuBose, J., Dyson-Hudson, T.A., Tevnan, K. Wilber, T. 2010
A phase 2 autologous cellular therapy trial in patients with acute, complete spinal cord injury: Pragmatics, recruitment, and demographics Jones, L. A. T.; Lammertse, D. P.; Charlifue, S. B.; Kirshblum, S. C.; Apple, D. F.; Ragnarsson, K. T.; Poonian, D.; Betz, R. R.; Knoller, N.; Heary, R. F.; Choudhri, T. F.; Jenkins III, A. L.; Falci, S. P.; Snyder, D. A.. Spinal Cord 2010
Opportunities for CAT applications in medical rehabilitation: Development of targeted item banks Kisala, P. & Tulsky, D.S. Journal of Applied Measurement 2010
Developing a contemporary functional outcome measure for spinal cord injury research Slavin M., Kisala P., Jette A., & Tulsky D. Spinal Cord 2010
Guideline-driven assessment of cardiovascular disease and related risks after spinal cord injury Dyson-Hudson, T.A.; Nash, M.S. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2009
Carpal tunnel syndrome in manual wheelchair ussers with spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional multicenter study Yang J., Boninger M.L., Leath J.D., Fitzgerald S.G., Dyson-Hudson T.A., Chang M.W. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2009
Cold face test in persons with spinal cord injury: age versus inactivity Wecht J.M., Weir J.P., Demeersman R.E., Schilero G.J., Handrakis J.P., Lafountaine M.F., Cirnigliaro C.M., Kirshblum S.C., Bauman W.A. Clinical Autonomic Research 2009
Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Overestimates Bone Mineral Density of the Lumbar Spine in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury Bauman W.A., Schwartz E., Song I.S.Y., Kirshblum S., Cirnigliaro C., Morrison N., Spungen A. Spinal Cord 2009
Effect of tire type on manual wheelchair propulsion kinematics in persons with spinal cord injury Kwarciak A., Yarossi M., Ramanujam A., Sisto S.A., Forrest G., Dyson-Hudson T. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Evaluation of wheelchair tire rolling resistance using dynamometer-based coast-down tests Kwarciak A.M., Yarossi M., Ramanujam A., Dyson-Hudson T.A., Sisto S.A. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 2009
Technology for mobility and quality of life in spinal cord injury Sisto, S. A.; Forrest, G. F.; Faghri, P. D. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 2008
Shoulder biomechanics during the push phase of wheelchair propulsion: A multisite study of persons with paraplegia Collinger, J. L.; Boninger, M. L.; Koontz, A. M.; Price, R.; Sisto, S. A.; Tolerico, M. L.; Cooper, R. A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
Reliability and repeatability of the motor and sensory examination of the international standards for neurological classification of spinal cord injury Marino, R. J.; Jones, L.; Kirshblum, S.; Tal, J.; Dasgupta, A. J Spinal Cord Med 2008
Breaking the news in spinal cord injury Kirshblum, S.; Fichtenbaum, J. J Spinal Cord Med 2008
Acupuncture study hypotheses should rely on scientific, not imaginary, models author reply Dyson-Hudson, T. A.; Komaroff, E. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
Arm crank ergometry and shoulder pain in persons with spinal cord injury Dyson-Hudson, T. A.; Sisto, S. A.; Bond, Q.; Emmons, R.; Kirshblum, S. C. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007
Acupuncture for chronic shoulder pain in persons with spinal cord injury: A small-scale clinical trial Dyson-Hudson, T. A.; Kadar, P.; LaFountaine, M.; Emmons, R.; Kirshblum, S. C.; Tulsky, D.; Komaroff, E. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007
Post-acute rehabilitation research and policy recommendations Clohan, D. B.; Durkin, E.; Hammel, J.; Murray, P.; Whyte, J.; Dijkers, M.; Gans, B. M.; Graves, D. E.; Heinemann, A.; Worsowicz, G. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007
Romantic attachment in individuals with physical disabilities Hwang, K.; Johnston, M.; Smith, J. Rehabilitation Psychology 2007
Shoulder joint kinetics and pathology in manual chair users Mercer, J.; Boninger, M.; Koontz, A.; Armfield, D; Ren, D.; Dyson-Hudson, T.; Cooper, R. Clinical Biomechanics 2006
Preventive services and health behaviors among people with spinal cord injury Johnston, Mark V.; Diab, Marguerite E.; Chu, Bong-Chul; Kirshblum, Steven Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2005
Health literacy, morbidity, and quality of life among individuals with spinal cord injury Johnston, Mark V.; Diab, Marguerite E.; Kim, Sung-Soo; Kirshblum, Steven Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2005
Symptoms of major depression in people with spinal cord injury: Implications for screening Bombardier, Charles H.; Richards, J. Scott; Krause, James S.; Tulsky, David; Tate, Denise G. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
Shaping the future of medical rehabilitation research: Using the interdisciplinary research model DeLisa, Joel A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
Relationships between level of disability and receipt of preventive health services Diab, Marguerite E.; Johnston, Mark V. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
Shoulder pain in chronic spinal cord injury, part I: Epidemiology, etiology, and pathomechanics Dyson-Hudson, Trevor A.; Kirshblum, Steve C. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2004
Perceived quality of care and outcomes following spinal cord injury: Minority status in the context of multiple predictors Johnston, Mark V.; Wood, Kenneth; Millis, Scott; Page, Steve; Chen, David Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2004
New rehabilitation interventions in spinal cord injury Kirshblum, Steven Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2004
Late neurologic recovery after traumatic spinal cord injury Kirshblum, Steven; Millis, Scott; McKinley, William; Tulsky, David Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
A new assistive device for intermittent self-catheterization in men with tetraplegia Adler, Uri S.; Kirshblum, Steven Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2003
Threats to "informed" advance directives for the severely physically challenged? Bach, John R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
Spinal muscular atrophy type 1 quality of life Bach, John R.; Vega, Jose; Majors, Jennifer; Friedman, Al American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
Spinal cord injury computer-assisted instruction for medical students Campagnolo, Denise I.; Stier, Kyle T.; Sanchez, William; Foye, Patrick M.; DeLisa, Joel A. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
Evolution in medicine: The dynamics of authorship DeLisa, Joel A. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2003
Managing spasticity in spinal cord injury: Safe administration of bridge boluses during intrathecal baclofen pump refills Elovic, Elie; Kishblum, Steven C. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2003
International standards for neurological classification of spinal cord injury Marino, Ralph J.; Barros, Tarcisio; Biering-Sorensen, Fin; Donovan, William H.; Graves, Daniel E.; Haak, Michael; Hudson, Lesley M.; Priebe, Michael M. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2003
Measurement of quality of life in rehabilitation medicine: Emerging issues Tulsky, David S.; Rosenthal, Mitchell Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
Mothers with spinal cord injuries: Impact on marital, family, and children's adjustment Alexander, C. J.; Hwang, K.; Sipski, M. L. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Appropriateness of the Ilfeld psychiatric symptom index as a screening tool for depressive symptomatology in persons with spinal cord injury Campagnolo, Denise I.; Filart, Rosemarie A.; Millis, Scott R.; Lann, Danielle E. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Quality of life for individuals with SCI: Let's keep up the good work DeLisa, Joel A. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
The business of health care: Maximizing outcomes for providers and patients DeLisa, Joel A. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Spinal cord injury medicine. 3. Rehabilitation outcomes Gittler, Michelle S.; McKinley, William O.; Stiens, Steven A.; Groah, Suzanne L.; Kirshblum, Steven C. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Spinal cord injury medicine. 5. Preserving wellness and independence of the aging patient with spinal cord injury: A primary care approach for the rehabilitation medicine specialist Groah, Suzanne L.; Stiens, Steven A.; Gittler, Michelle S.; Kirshblum, Steven C.; McKinley, William O. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Objective and subjective handicap following spinal cord injury: Interrelationships and predictors Johnston, Mark; Nissim, Elizabeth N.; Wood, Kenneth; Hwang, Karen; Tulsky, David Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Objective and subjective handicap following spinal cord injury: Interrelationships and predictors Johnston, Mark; Nissim, Elizabeth N.; Wood, Kenneth; Hwang, Karen; Tulsky, David Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Silent autonomic dysreflexia during a routine bowel program in persons with traumatic spinal cord injury: A preliminary study Kirschblum, S. C.; House, J. G.; O'Connor, K. C. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Clinical activities of the model spinal cord injury system Kirshblum, Steven C. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Comparison of the revised 2000 American spinal injury association classification standards with the 1996 guidelines. Kirshblum, Steven C.; Memmo, Pietro; Kim, Nancy; Campagnolo, Denise; Millis, Scott American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Impact of a1-blockers in men with spinal cord injury and upper tract stasis Linsenmeyer, Todd A.; Horton, John; Benevento, Joseph Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Documentation of the impact of spinal cord injury on female sexual function: The female spinal sexual function classification Sipski, Marca L.; Alexander, Craig J. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2002
Gabapentin in the treatment of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, crossover trial Tai, Qing; Kirshblum, Steven; Chen, Boqing; Millis, Scott; Johnston, Mark; DeLisa, Joel A. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
The impacts of the model SCI system: Historical perspective Tulsky, David S. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Quality of life measurement in rehabilitation medicine: Building an agenda for the future Tulsky, D. S.; Rosenthal, M. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Peer review of clinical research applications: Leveling the playing field DeLisa, Joel A. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2001
Spinal cord injury medicine: Meeting the challenges of a growing subspecialty DeLisa, Joel A. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2001
Spinal cord medicine: Physician scientists can make a difference DeLisa, Joel A. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2001
Emergencies in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patients Eltorai, I. M.; Schmitt, J. K. N/A 2001
Electrodiagnostic changes of the lower limbs in subjects with chronic complete cervical spinal cord injury Kirshblum, S.; Lim, S.; Garstang, S.; Millis, S. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001
Continuous passive motion after total knee arthroplasty Chen, B.; Zimmerman, J. R.; Soulen, L.; DeLisa, J. A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000
Certifying and measuring competency in the United States DeLisa, J. A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000
The ankle brachial index in chronic spinal cord injury: A pilot study Grew, Marianne; Kirshblum, Steven C.; Wood, Ken; Millis, Scott R.; Ma, Rex Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2000
One program's experience of OSCE vs. written board certification results Jain, S. S.; DeLisa, J. A.; Nadler, S.; Kirshblum, S.; Banerjee, S. N.; Eyles, M.; Johnston, M.; Smith, A. C. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000
Employment after spinal cord injury: An analysis of cases from the Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems Krause, J. S.; Kewman, D.; DeVivo, M. J.; Maynard, F.; Coker, J.; Roach, M. J.; Ducharme, S. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999
The physiatrist as primary care physician for the disabled: A commentary. Buschbacher, R. M.; DeLisa, J. A.; Kevorkian, C. G. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1997
Practice and career satisfaction among physiatrists: A national survey. American DeLisa, J. A.; Kirshblum, S.; Jain, S. S.; Campagnolo, D. I.; Johnston, M.; Wood, K. D.; Findley, T. Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1997
Development of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for physical medicine and rehabilitation residents Jain, S. S.; Nadler, S.; Eyles, M.; Kirshblum, S.; DeLisa, J. A.; Smith, A. Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1997
Physical medicine and rehabilitation workforce study: the supply of and demand for physiatrists Hogan, P. F.; Dobson, A.; Haynie, B.; DeLisa, J. A.; Gans, B.; Grabois, M.; LaBan, M. M.; Melvin, J. L.; Walsh, N. E. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996
Ethical considerations in the management of individuals with severe neuromuscular disorders Bach, J. R.; Barnett, V. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1994
Life satisfaction and well-being measures in ventilator assisted individuals with traumatic tetraplegia Bach, J. R.; Tilton, M. C. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1994
Pulmonary function and sleep disordered breathing in patients with traumatic tetraplegia: a longitudinal study Bach, J. R.; Wang, T. G. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1994
Sexual activities, response and satisfaction in women pre-and post- spinal cord injury Sipski, M. L.; Alexander, C. J. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1993
Long-term use of computerized bicycle ergometry for spinal cord injured subjects Sipski, M. L.; Alexander, C. J.; Harris, M. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1993
Measurement standards for interdisciplinary medical rehabilitation Johnston, M. V.; Keith, R. A.; Hinderer, S. R.; Gonnella, C. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1992
Rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord disease Sipski, M. L.; Hendler, S.; DeLisa, J. A. Neurologic Clinics 1991