Mimbella’s Muscles: Eccentric vs. Heavy Slow Resistance for Achilles Tendinopathy

March 3, 2017

Traditionally, eccentric exercises has been the staple of rehabilitation for achilles tendionpathy but there's a new player on the block. Follow us on Twitter @PMRBlast or facebook.com/PMRBlast. You can e-mail us at PMRBlast@gmail.com. 

Host: Ben Abramoff
Co-Host: Paolo Mimbella
Intro Music: Music by Longzijun
Outro: Drankin' Song by Kevin Macleod
Today's Article: Beyer, et al. "Heavy Slow Resistance Versus Eccentric Training as Treatment for Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial." American Journal of Sports Medicine 43.7 (2015): 1704-1711.
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Hot Off The PM&R Press: Decompressive Craniectomy After TBI

January 31, 2017

It's been too long! Today we'll be talking about the pros and cons of decompressive craniectomy for elevated ICP after traumatic brain injury. Follow us on Twitter @PMRBlast or facebook.com/PMRBlast. You can e-mail us at PMRBlast@gmail.com.

 
Host: Ben Abramoff
Co-Host: Erin McCarty
Intro Music: Music by Longzijun
Outro: Drankin' Song by Kevin Macleod
Today's Article: Hutchinson, Peter J., et al. "Trial of decompressive craniectomy for traumatic intracranial hypertension." New England Journal of Medicine 375.12 (2016): 1119-1130.
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Live Interviews From AAPM&R 2016 Day 1

November 18, 2016

In this very exciting PM&R Blast, we're conducting live interviews with medical students, residents, and attendings, from day 1 of AAPM&R in New Orleans. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!

Follow us on Twitter @PMRBlast or facebook.com/PMRBlast. YOu can e-mail us at PMRBLast@gmail.com.

Host: Ben Abramoff
Intro Music: Music by Longzijun
Outro: Drankin' Song by Kevin Macleod
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Hot Off The PM&R Press: Early ICU Rehabilitation

September 9, 2016

In this segment, we are doing a brief rundown of the (somewhat) recent JAMA article discussing the merits of intensive standardized rehabilitation vs. usual practice. Follow us on Twitter @PMRBlast or facebook.com/PMRBlast. You can e-mail us at PMRBlast@gmail.com.

Host: Ben Abramoff
Co-Host: Erin McCarty
Intro Music: Music by Longzijun
Outro: Drankin' Song by Kevin Macleod
Today's Article: Morris PE, Berry MJ, Files D, et al. Standardized Rehabilitation and Hospital Length of Stay Among Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016;315(24):2694-2702. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7201.
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Hot Off The PM&R Press: CBT vs. Mindfulness

July 26, 2016
In this new segment, we are doing a brief rundown of the recent JAMA article discussing mindfulness-based stress reduction vs. CBT for chronic low back pain. Follow us on Twitter @PMRBlast or facebook facebook.com/PMRBlast

Host: Ben Abramoff
Co-Host: Erin McCarty
Intro Music: Music By Longzijun
Outro: Drankin' Song by Kevin Macleod
Today's Article: Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Balderson BH, et al. Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Usual Care on Back Pain and Functional Limitations in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA.2016;315(12):1240-1249. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2323

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Mimbella’s Muscles 7-12-16

July 13, 2016
This week, we talk about a novel approach to knee injections. We'll also touch base on the NBA draft. We have also launched our twitter page @PMRBlast and our facebook page: facebook.com/PMRBlast 

Host: Ben Abramoff

Co-Host: Paolo Mimbella
Intro Music: Music By Longzijun
Outro: Drankin' Song by Kevin Macleod
Today's Articles:
Tresley, J & Jose, J. "Sonographically Guided Posteromedial Approach for Intra-articular Knee Injection." Journal of Ultrasound Medicine. 2015; 34: 721-726.

Zhang, Q., & Zhang, "Effect on Pain and Symptoms of Aspiration Before Hyaluronan Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Prospective, Randomized, Single-blind Study." American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2013; 95(5), 366-371.

Jackson, et al. "Accuracy of needle placement." J Bone JointSurg Am. 2002; 84-A:1522-1527.Daley, et al, Improving injection accuracy of the elbow,knee, and shoulder: does site and imaging make a difference? Syst Rev. AJSM2011: 39:656-662.

Schumacher, HR. "Aspiration and injection therapies for joints." Arthritis Rheum. 2003: 49:413-420.

Daley, et al. "Improving injection accuracy of the elbow, knee, and shoulder: Does site and imaging make a difference." Syst Rev. AJSM. 2011: 39:656-662.

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Ben’s Spine Time 6-28-16

June 28, 2016

This week we'll be talking about syringomyelia. We'll also discuss the relationship between a ten year-old action movie and PM&R. 

Host: Ben Abramoff
Intro Music: Music by Longzijun
Outro: Drankin Song by Kevin Macleod
Today's Articles
Krebs, K et al. "The characteristics of posttraumatic syringomyelia."  Spinal Cord, 2016; 54: 463-466.
Cuang, T, et al. "Guillain-Barre syndrome: an unusual complication after snake bite." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010; 77 (7): 729-731
Ergan, S, et al. "Complex regional pain syndrome caused by snake bite: a case report." Turk J Phys Med Rehabil 2010; 58: 69-71.
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Erin’s Synapses

June 7, 2016

This week's episode, we go through some of the evidence for rehab in the critical care setting in "Erin's Synapses." Also the first look at Erin's "International News Quick Tidbits."

Host: Ben Abramoff
Co-Host: Erin McCarty
Theme Music: Music By Longzijun
Outro Clip: DJ Bravo "Champion"

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Quick Hits with Kunj 5-25-16

May 25, 2016

Welcome to the first ever PM&R Blast Podcast. Pardon our technical difficulties. 

Host: Ben Abramoff
Co-Host: Kunj Patel
Theme Music: Music By Longzijun
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