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January 2005 Issue

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PM&R Prof Edits Special Issues of Rehab Journals

Published January 2005

Stephen Page, PhD, director of research and assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), recently edited two special issues of leading rehabilitation journals. The first, released in October 2004, was the annual supplement to The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation--one of the leading PM&R medical journals. The issue, titled "Spasticity Management: Concepts, Applications, and Prospects," accumulated presentations and papers by some of the world's leading experts on spasticity management in neurologic disease who participated in a spasticity management conference held at the UC College of Medicine in April 2003. Authors included UC faculty members Thomas Watanabe, MD, and Douglas Kinnett, MD.

"This special issue summarizes our group's ongoing clinical work and research in spasticity management at Drake Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and will hopefully guide spasticity research and clinical practices for years to come," says Dr. Page.

Dr. Page also edited the winter 2005 issue of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation--a leading, interdisciplinary journal concentrating on new discoveries in stroke rehabilitation. The issue, due to be released in February 2005, will focus on applications of exercise in the stroke population.

"Many of the stroke patients that we see are extremely deconditioned, which creates many secondary conditions and causes further disability," says Dr. Page. "Ironically, this can be prevented through regular exercise, and there is some evidence that some exercise regimens may induce neuroplasticity and motor recovery. This issue covers some of these new applications."

This marks the second time that Dr. Page has served as editor for a special issue of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. He also edited the winter 2002 issue.

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