The Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System

The Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System (MRSCICS) has been a leading center for innovative, integrated, interdisciplinary care for persons with SCI and as one of the original five NIDILRR-designated Model System Spinal Cord Injury Centers (in partnership with Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital), its program has a long and strong tradition of comprehensive care for people with SCI.

Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System Projects

 

Title Type Start Date End Date
Mobility, Activity and Participation in SCI: The MAPS Project Independent 10/1/2011 9/30/2016
Disparities in Access to and Outcomes of Rehabilitation Care for Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaires with Spinal Cord Injury Independent 10/1/2006 9/30/2012
Development of Low-Cost Devices to Increase Delivery of Intensive Treadmill Training Independent 10/1/2006 9/30/2011
SCIMS Data Set: Preparing for Future Changes Modular (Joint) 10/1/2012 9/30/2016
Evaluating the sensitivity and responsiveness of the SCI-QOL CATs Modular (Joint) 10/1/2011 9/30/2016
Long-term follow-up of patients with ventilatory dependent high tetraplegia managed with diaphragmatic pacing systems Modular (Joint) 10/1/2011 9/30/2016
Extending the SCIRehab Project – Five Year Follow-up Modular (Joint) 10/1/2011 9/30/2016
Equity and Quality in Assistive Technology (EQuATe) Modular (Joint) 10/1/2011 9/30/2016
Enhancement and Evaluation of the SCI-FI Instrument (SCI Functional Index Computer Adaptive Testing) Modular (Joint) 10/1/2011 9/30/2016
Investigation of Assistive Technology for Mobility used by Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury Modular (Joint) 10/1/2006 9/30/2011
Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury Collaborative 10/1/2016 9/30/2021
Using a Health Technology Assessment Framework for Evaluating the Utilization and Efficiency of Wearable Exoskeletons for SCI Rehabilitation, is persons with SCI at the C7 to S1 level, designated AIS A to D. Collaborative 10/1/2016 9/30/2021
Identifying upper extremity motor capabilities required to perform self-care and fine motor task Collaborative 10/1/2016 9/30/2021
COMIT: Training programs to improve outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury Collaborative 10/1/2012 9/30/2017
PRISMS (The effects of venlafaxine XR (Effexor XR) after SCI) Collaborative 10/1/2007 12/31/2012
Controlled Trial of Venlafaxine XR for Depression after SCI: A Multi-site study Collaborative 1/1/2006 12/31/2012
Improving Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative 10/1/2006 9/30/2011

Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System Publications

 

Title Author Journal Year
Relationship of physical therapy inpatient rehabilitation interventions and patient characteristics to outcomes following spinal cord injury: The SCIRehab project Teeter L, Gassaway J, Taylor S, LaBarbera J, McDowell S, Backus D, Zanca J, Natale A, Cabrera J, Smout R, Kreider S, Whiteneck G Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2012
Spinal cord injury-functional index: Item banks to measure physical functioning in individuals with spinal cord injury Tulsky DS, Jette AM, Kisala PA, Kalpakjian C, Dijkers MP, Whiteneck G, Ni P, Kirshblum S, Charlifue S, Heinemann AW, Forchheimer M, Slavin MD, Houlihan B, Tate DG, Dyson-Hudson T, Fyffe D, Williams S, Zanca J Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012
Development and initial evaluation of the spinal cord injury-functional index Jette A, Tulsky DS, Ni P, Kisala PA, Slavin M, Dijkers MP, Heinemann AW, Tate DG, Whiteneck G, Charlifue S, Houlihan B, Williams W, Kirshblum S, Dyson-Hudson T, Zanca J, Fyffe D Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012
Impact of Medicare prospective payment system on acute rehabilitation outcomes of patients with spinal cord injury Qu H, Shewchuk RM, Chen Y, Deutsch A Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
Costs of care following spinal cord injury DeVivo MJ, Chen Y, Mennemeyer ST, Deutsch A Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2011
Mechanical ventilation, health, and quality of life following spinal cord injury Charlifue S, Apple D, Burns SP, Chen D, Cuthbert JP, Donovan WH, Lammertse DP, Meade MA, Pretz CR Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
Marital status, marital transitions, well-being, and spinal cord injury: An examination of the effects of sex and time Kalpakjian, CZ.; Houlihan, B; Meade, MA.; Karana-Zebari, D; Heinemann, A; Dijkers, M; Wierbicky, J; Charlifue, S Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
Measuring participation enfranchisement Heinemann AW, Lai J-S, Magasi S, Hammel J, Corrigan JD, Bogner JA, Whiteneck GG Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
Obesity and inpatients rehabilitation outcomes for patients with a traumatic spinal cord injury Stenson, K, Deutsch, A, Heinemann, A, Chen, D Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
Characteristics and outcomes of aged Medicare beneficiaries with a traumatic spinal cord injury: 2002-2005 Deutsch A, Almagor O, Rowles D, Pucci D, Chen D Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2011
The SCIRehab project: Treatment time spent in SCI rehabilitation: Inpatient treatment time across disciplines in spinal cord injury rehabilitation Whiteneck G, Gassaway J, Dijkers M, Backus D, Charlifue S, Chen D, Hammond FM, Hsieh C-H, Smout R Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011
The SCIRehab project: Treatment time spent in SCI rehabilitation: Therapeutic recreation treatment time during inpatient rehabilitation Gassaway J, Dijkers M, Rider C, Edens K, Cahow C, Joyce J Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011
The SCIRehab project: Treatment time spent in SCI rehabilitation: Physical therapy treatment time during inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation Taylor-Schroeder S, LaBarbera J, McDowell S, Zanca JM, Natale A, Mumma S, Gassaway J, Backus D Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011
The SCIRehab project: Treatment time spent in SCI rehabilitation: Occupational therapy treatment time during inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation Foy T, Perritt G, Thimmaiah D, Heisler L, Offutt JL, Cantoni K, Hseih CH, Gassaway J, Ozelie R, Backus D Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011
The SCIRehab project: Treatment time spent in SCI rehabilitation: Speech language pathology treatment time during inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation: The SCIRehab project. Brougham R, David DS, Adornato V, Gordan W, Dale B, Georgeadis AC, Gassaway J Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011
Tolerance of a virtual reality intervention for attention remediation in persons with severe TBI Larson, EB; Ramaiya, M; Zollman, FS; Pacini, S; Hsu, N; Patton, JL; Dworkin, AY Brain Injury 2011
Daily stepping in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury Saraf, P.; Rafferty, M.R.; Kahn, J.H.; Moore, J.L.; Hendron, K.; Leech, K.; Hornby, T.G. Physical Therapy 2010
Effects of etiology on inpatient rehabilitation outcomes in 65- to 74-year-old patients with incomplete paraplegia from a nontraumatic spinal cord injury Kay E, Deutsch A, Chen D, Manheim L, Rowles D PM&R 2010
The effect of sleep medications on cognitive recovery from traumatic brain injury Larson, EB; Zollman, FS Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2010
Daily stepping in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury Saraf P., Rafferty M.R., Kahn J.H., Moore J.L., Hendron K., Leech K., Hornby T.G. Physical Therapy 2010
Manually-assisted versus robotic-assisted body weight-supported treadmill training in spinal cord injury: what is the role of each? Hornby T., Reinkensmeyer D., Chen D. PMR 2010
The Prevalence of Morbid Obesity in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Review of the Medicare Database White K.C., Deutsch A., Chen D. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION 2009
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