Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System

The Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SCIMS) Program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Rancho) is designed to optimally leverage the enhanced clinical and research capacities at Rancho that have evolved from the fusion of a long legacy of clinical excellence and dedication to patient-focused research. The overarching objective of the Southern California SCIMS is to generate new knowledge that will directly contribute to improving health and function and community participation for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Rancho continues to serve a large SCI population with over 250 new admissions each year and a long tradition of serving individuals who are often from underserved populations including individuals from racial and ethnic minorities (80% of our SCI population) and those from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds (over 50% of our SCI population). Information from his group of patients makes a unique contribution to the SCIMS regarding the specific rehabilitation trends and needs of these under-served groups.

Southern California SCIMS Publications

 

Title Author Journal Year
Fracture threshold and risk for osteoporosis and pathologic fractures in individuals with spinal cord injury Garland, Douglas E.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Stewart, Charles A. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2005
The natural history of bone loss in the lower extremity of complete spinal cord-injured males Garland, Douglas E.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Stewart, Charles A. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2005
Research and interpretation perspectives on aging related physical morbidity with spinal cord injury and brief review of systems Adkins, Rodney H. NeuroRehabilitation 2004
Aging with spinal cord injury: Changes in selected health indices and life satisfaction Charlifue, Susan; Lammertse, Daniel P.; Adkins, Rodney H. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
Risk factors for osteoporosis at the knee in the spinal cord injury population Garland, Douglas E.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Kushwaha, Vivek; Stewart, Charles Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2004
Bone loss at the os calcis compared with bone loss at the knee in individuals with spinal cord injury Garland, Douglas E.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Scott, Michael; Singh, Harwinder; Massih, Maliheh; Stewart, Charles Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2004
Treatment of major depression in individuals with spinal cord injury Kemp, Bryan J.; Kahan, Jason S.; Krause, James S.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Nava, Gabriel Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2004
Aging with a disability: What the clinician needs to know Kemp, Bryan J.; Mosqueda, Laura N/A 2004
Spinal cord medicine: Principles and practice Lin, Vernon W.; Cardenas, Diana D.; Cutter, Nancy C.; Frost, Frederick S.; Hammond, Margaret C.; Lindblom, Laurie B.; Perkash, Inder; Waters, Robert; Woolsey, Robert M. N/A 2003
Smoking and obstructive lung dysfunction in persons with chronic spinal cord injury Linn, William S.; Spungen, Ann M.; Gong, Henry, Jr.; Bauman, William A.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Waters, Robert L. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2003
Prevalence of hepatitis C infection in a large urban hospital-based sample of individuals with spinal cord injury Fong, T. L.; Adkins, R. H.; Govindarajan, S.; Post, S.; Waters, R. L. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002
Incidence and clinical correlates of increased serum creatine kinase levels in persons with spinal cord injury Szlachic, Yaga; Adkins, Rodney H.; Waters, Robert L.; Govindarajan, Sugantha; Wang, Jiangnan; Yee, Florence; Greenwood, John Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002
Research issues in aging studies associated with SCI Adkins, R. H. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 2001
Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in chronic spinal cord injury Bauman, William A.; Spungen, Ann M. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2001
Bone loss at the knee in spinal cord injury Garland, D. E.; Adkins, R. H. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2001
Bone loss with aging and the impact of SCI Garland, D. E.; Adkins, R. H.; Rah, A.; Stewart, C. A. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2001
Aging and self-reported barriers to employment after spinal cord injury Krause, J. S. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2001
Upper extremity changes with SCI contrasted to common aging in the musculoskeletal system Waters, R. L.; Sie, I. H. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2001
Depression after spinal cord injury: Relation to gender, ethnicity, aging, and socioeconomic indicators Krause, J. S.; Kemp, B.; Coker, J. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000
Pulmonary function in chronic spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional survey of 222 southern California adult outpatients Linn, W. S.; Adkins, R. H.; Gong Jr, H.; Waters, R. L. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000
The effect of dietary intervention on lipid profiles in individuals with spinal cord injury Szlachcic, Yaga; Adkins, Rodney H.; Adal, Teenie; Yee, Florence; Bauman, William; Waters, Robert L. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2000
Spinal cord injury identified with violence: community reintegration in urban areas Adkins, R. H.; Hume, B.; Nabor, M.; Waters, R. L. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 1998
Postrehabilitation outcomes after spinal cord injury caused by firearms and motor vehicle crash among ethnically diverse groups Waters, R. L.; Adkins, R. H.; Sie, I.; Cressy, J. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998
Assessing medical rehabilitation practices: the promise of outcomes research Fuhrer, Marcus J. N/A 1997
Recovery following spinal cord injury Waters, R. L.; Sie, I. H.; Adkins, R. H.; Yakura, J. S. American Rehabilitation 1997
Motor recovery following spinal cord injury associated with cervical spondylosis: a collaborative study Waters, R. L.; Adkins, R. H.; Sie, I. H.; Yakura, J. S. Spinal Cord 1996
Spinal cord injuries due to violence Waters, R. L.; Cressy, J.; Adkins, R. H. American Rehabilitation 1996
Motor recovery following spinal cord injury caused by stab wounds: a multicenter study Waters, R. L.; Sie, I.; Adkins, R. H.; Yakura, J. S. Paraplegia 1995