Research

Research is an important aspect of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research is an important aspect of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is currently leading the following research activities:

Principal InvestigatorResearch TitleUTSW IRB#
Thiru Annaswamy, M.D. Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis (LESS): Randomized Controlled Trial 012013-005
Thiru Annaswamy, M.D. Lumbar Zygopophyseal Joint Arthropathy Mediated Pain: Double Blind Randomized Study Comparing Triamcinolone With Hyaluronic Acid 122011-034
Thiru Annaswamy, M.D. Electrodiagnosis in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Predictive Ability, Correlation with Outcomes and Impact 082010-205
Samuel Bierner, M.D. Case Control Study of Pain and Disability in MS Patients Compared to Other Musculoskeletal Patients 062011-125
Samuel Bierner, M.D. Autonomy and Participation in Exercise in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis 072013-011
Samuel Bierner, M.D. Analysis of Functional Recovery After West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease 052013-001
Samuel Bierner, M.D. Validation of the Spanish (MAPI Institute) McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ-2) in a North Texas Hispanic patient population 072010-224
Fatma Gul, M.D. BOTOX® Treatment in Pediatric Upper Limb Spasticity: Double-Blind Study. Protocol: 191622-101 112012-030
Fatma Gul, M.D. BOTOX® Treatment in Pediatric Upper Limb Spasticity: Open-Label Study. Protocol: 191622-105 112012-071
Fatma Gul, M.D. BOTOX® Treatment in Pediatric Lower Limb Spasticity: Double-Blind Study. Protocol: 191622-111 112012-078
Fatma Gul, M.D. BOTOX® Treatment of Pediatric Lower Limb Spasticity: Open-Label Study. Protocol 191622-112 112012-079
Fatma Gul, M.D. A Phase III, multicentre, open label, extension study to assess long term safety and efficacy of repeated treatment of Dysport IM injections used for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adult subjects with spastic hemiparesis due to CVA or TBI 052011-156
Fatma Gul, M.D. A phase III, prospective, multicenter, open label, extension study, to assess the long term safety and efficacy of repeated treatment of Dysport IM injection in the treatment of LL spasticity in adult subjects with spastic hemiparesis due to stroke or TBI 022011-214
Fatma Gul, M.D. A phase III, multicentre, double blind, prospective, randomised, placebo controlled study, assessing the efficacy and safety of Dysport used for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in adult subjects with hemiparesis due to CVA or TBI. 022011-089
Fatma Gul, M.D. BOTOX® Treatment in Adult Patients with Post-Stroke Lower Limb Spasticity 032013-009
Christine Johnson, M.D. Evaluation of Diffuse Axonal Injury During Post-Acute Rehabilitation from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 082010-095
Karen Kowalske, M.D. Cognitive Review of Burn Model System Questionnaire 122013-016
Karen Kowalske, M.D. Efficacy of Social Interaction Skills Training (SIST) Post Burn Injury: A Prospective Randomized Intervention Study 092010-089
Karen Kowalske, M.D. The Effect of Heat Intolerance on Exercise and Physical Function 052013-015
Karen Kowalske, M.D. North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System 00000105
Benjamin Nguyen, M.D. Characterization of Osteoporotic Hip Fracture Patients 042013-079
Kelly Scott, M.D. The Treatment of Chronic Coccygodynia Using Pelvic Physical Therapy 112012-084