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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

Research

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is continuously involved in research. In conjunction with our Human Performance Laboratory (gait lab), we are currently conducting studies on assistive technology, muscular dystrophy, low back pain, HIV associated neuropathy, exercise adherence, diabetes, and gait analysis, to name a few.

During the 3 years of residency, each resident is required to complete a minimum of 1 poster presentation to be submitted to national conferences. Additionally, residents are encouraged to submit case reports and original research articles for publication in specialty-related journals. Expenses are covered for residents that have a publication accepted for presentation at a national conference.

Publications and Posters

Posters Have Been Presented at the Annual Conferences of These Organizations:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
  • Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R)
  • European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM)
  • American Spinal Injury Associations (ASIA) Congress on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation

Most Recent Poster Presentations and Publications:

  • Ahluwalia A, Liabaud B, Agarwal S. Analysis of Growth of Vertebroplasties and Kyphoplasties in the Medicare Population: An Evaluation from 2010 to 2017 AAPM&R Annual Assembly, 2019, San Antonio, TX.
  • Beaufort A, Kameron B, Emam M. IRB Submission: A Prospective Evaluation for Building a Registry of Clinical, Radiographic, and Patient Reported Outcomes for Musculoskeletal Injuries and Pathologies. In Review. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2019.
  • Chhatlani R, Bayol M. The Use of Ropinirole for Restless Arm Syndrome and it’s Potential for Being Hepatotoxic: A Case Report. AAPMR Annual Assembly, 2019 San Antonio, TX.
  • Lee C, Mann S, Mensch J, Agarwal S. Incidental Finding of Contralateral Sub-cortical Thickening in the setting of Sub-Trochanteric Fracture. AAP Annual Assembly, 2019, San Juan, PR.
  • Lee C, Paparone P, Bayol M, Agarwal S. CVA Secondary to Sphenopalatine Artery Embolization: A Case Report: AAP Annual Assembly, 2019, San Juan, PR.
  • Lin E, Lee C, Mensch J, Agarwal S. Bilateral Thalamic Stroke with Midbrain Involvement: A Case Report. AAP Annual Assembly, 2019, San Juan, PR.
  • Lercara C, Stickevers S. Foot Drop Following Proximal Tibia Intraosseous Cannulation: A Case Report. AAPM&R Annual Assembly, 2019, San Antonio, TX.
  • Lukose A, Wang L, Stickevers S, Agarwal S. Diagnosis and Management of Rare Sacral Chordoma. AAPM&R Annual Assembly, 2019, San Antonio, TX.
  • Mann S, Ahluwalia A, Stickevers S. Chronic Hip Pain Secondary to Osteosarcoma in the Iliopsoas in a Pediatric Patient with a History of Ipsilateral Hip Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.  13th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress, 2019, Kobe, Japan.
  • Nagrani S, Stickevers S. Rehabilitation Outcome Following a Tibial Tuberosity Fracture : A Case Report. AJPMR, 98 (3S), A 87, March 2019.
  • Newman B, Agarwal S. Contralateral Horner Syndrome After Stellate Ganglion Block:  A Case Report. AAP Annual Assembly, 2019, San Juan, PR.
  • Newman B, Persuad C. Upper Extremity Pain and Swelling After Resistance Exercise – Injury or Expected Response?  A Case Report. AMSSM Annual Assembly, 2019, Houston, TX.
  • Vecchiarelli J, Ahluwalia A, Nirali S, Stickevers S. Peripartum Peroneal Nerve Injury – A Rare Cause of Foot Drop Association of Academic Physiatrists’ (AAP) Annual Meeting Physiatry ’19, 2019, San Juan, PR.
  • Bazmi K, Dolan P, Patel B, Mensch J, Agarwal S. Late Form of Neurosyphilis: A Case Report. Poster presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; February 14-17 2018; Atlanta, GA.
  • Bazmi K, Patel B, Dolan P, Mensch J, Agarwal S. Inpatient Rehabilitation for RPR negative Neurosyphillis: A case Report AJPMR March 2018, Volume 97, Number 3 (Suppl).
  • Cicone C, Chang P, Agarwal S. Interventional Pain Procedures in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residencies. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2018 Apr;97(4):298-303.
  • Dolan P, Arora A, Stickevers S, Agarwal S. Decreasing Adverse Events in Inpatient Rehabilitation by implementing a modified I-PASS Handoff format. AJPMR March 2018, Volume 97, Number 3 (Suppl).
  • Kozminski, B, Newman J, Shah N, Kavousi B, Persaud C, Urban W, Stickevers S. Epidemiology and Trends in Surfing Related Head Injuries That Presented to U.S. Emergency Departments from 2001 – 2016. PM&R, Volume 10 (9), Supplement 1, S20, September 2018.
  • Mathew T, Stickevers S. Lower Extremity Telescopic Endoprosthetic Use in a Limb Salvaging Treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma. AJPMR, Volume 97 (3S), A 57, March 2018.
  • Patel B, Hilario A, Stickevers S. Knee Dislocation Following Revision of Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Patient with Nickel Allergy: A Case Report. AJPM&R Volume 97 (3S), A55, March 2018.
  • Patel B, Pekkerman B, Bazmi K, Mensch J. Spontaneous Gluteus Medius Tear with Underlying Thecal Impingement and Herniation: A Case Report. Poster presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; February 14-17 2018; Atlanta, GA.
  • Ralhan P, Pekkerman B, Chang R. Optimal Degree of Knee Flexion That Provides Greatest Separation Between Medical Femoral Condyle and Tibia Under Ultrasound During Valgus Stress Test: A Case Series. AMSSM Annual Assembly, 2018, Orlando, FL.
  • Wang L, Gaballah S, Patel B, Stickevers S. Lemierre’s Syndrome Leading to Multiorgan Dysfunction : A Case Report. AJPMR, Volume 97 (3S), A56, March 2018.
  • Wang L, Ezemba A, Stickevers S. Rehabilitation after Hemipelvectomy for a Rare Sarcoma. A Case Report. AJPMR, Volume 97 (3S), A78, March 2018.
  • Agarwal S, Cicone C, Pipia PA, Maheshwari AV. Rehabilitation for Patients with Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Multidisciplinary Teams/ Models of Care) In: Henshaw RM (ed) Sarcoma: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment. Springer, Heidelberg | Germany. First edition May 2017.  (Book Chapter)
  • Erenburg R, Patel B, Stickevers S, Agarwal S. Lower Extremity Neuropathy Following Cystocele Repair: A Case Report. AJPMR , March 2017,Volume 96, Number 3 (Suppl).
  • Giordano N, Kavousi B, Kifle G, Agarwal S, Chang R. Chronic Shoulder Pain secondary to Snapping Scapula syndrome in a patient with a Buford complex: A Case Report. AJPMR March 2017, Volume 96, Number 3 (Suppl).
  • Mulchandani N, Agarwal S, Maheshwari AV. Tumor Boards/Referral Centers (Multidisciplinary Teams/ Models of Care) In: Henshaw RM (ed) Sarcoma: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment. Springer, Heidelberg | Germany. First edition May 2017.
  • Okada J, Erenburg R, Stickevers S, Agarwal S. Diclofenac gel toxicity in an elderly acute rehabilitation patient: A Case Report. AJPMR March 2017 Volume 96, Number 3 (Suppl).
  • Ralhan P, Pekkerman B, Chang R. Optimal Degree of Knee Flexion That Provides Greatest Separation Between Medical Femoral Condyle and Tibia Under Ultrasound During Valgus Stress Test: A Case Series. AAPMR Annual Assembly, 2017, Denver, CO.
  • Santz N, Arora A, Bayol M, Agarwal S. Electrophysiologic Study on Bilateral All Ulnar Innervated Hands with Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Case Report. PM&R September 2017, Volume 9, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S 195.
  • Cicone C, Giordano N, Kural B, Mansukhani S, Agarwal S. Osteitis Condensans Illi (OCI), A Rare Cause of Low Back Pain: A Case Report. PM&R September 2016, Volume 8, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S 294.
  • Erenburg R, Baruch O, Agarwal S. Acquired C3-T1 Spinal Canal Stenosis Complicated by Distal Type 1 Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita: A Case Report. AJPMR: March 2016, Volume 95.
  • Garcia A, Hadilaksono M, Agarwal S, Hilal T, Chao T. Rare Case of Late Onset Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (Ondine’s Curse): A Case Report AJPMR: March 2016, Volume 95.
  • Giordano N, Cicone C, Hadilaksono M, Agarwal S, Kifle G. Adult Onset Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Type II Diastematomyelia: A Case Report. PM&R September 2016, Volume 8, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S 283.
  • Hadilaksono M, Kavousi B, Agarwal S. Mid-Back Pain as an Initial Presenting Symptom of Klippel-Feil Syndrome in an Adult Female: A Case Report. AJPMR: March 2016, Volume 95.
  • Medical Director & Sub-Investigator for Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Transpinal Stimulation to Increase Neuroplasticity and Recovery after SCI, Grant Number: 339705, Granted 2015
  • Altman B. Lopez MM, Agarwal S. Brown-Sequard Syndrome Presenting in a Multiple Sclerosis Patient: A Case Report. PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S312.
  • David J, Hilal T, Bawa M, Agarwal S, Pipia P. Rehabilitation Challenges in a Patient with Bilateral Medullary Infarction and Tetraplegia: A Case Report. PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S 304.
  • Hilal T, Garcia A, Mensch J, Agarwal S. Thoracic Aortic Arch Aneurysm Presenting as Hoarseness during Acute Rehabilitation: A Case Report. PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S222.
  • Joseph D, Baruch O, Agarwal S, Pipia P. Neurosyphilis Presenting as Transverse Myelitis: A Case Report. PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S301.
  • Kural B, Raval R, Mensch J, Pipia P, Agarwal S. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome due to Short Term Use of Risperidone: A Case Report and Rehabilitation Perspective. PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S222.
  • Lopez M, Mammen M, David J, Agarwal S, Ilan H. Cervical Cord Compression Presenting with Lower Extremity Numbness and Weakness: A Case Report. PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S312-13.
  • Mammen M, Shaynder S, Raval R, Agarwal S. SAPHO Syndrome, a Rare Spondyloarthropathy: A Case Report.  PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S216.
  • Raval R, Hadilaskono M, Bawa M, Park S, Agarwal S. “Dropped Head,” A Rare Manifestation in Muscle-Specific Tyrosine Kinase Antibody-Positive Myasthenia Gravis (MuSK-MG): A Case Report. PM&R, September 2014, Volume 6, Issue 9, Supplement 1, Page S223-224.

 

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