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Kristin A. Gustafson, D.O.

Kristin A. Gustafson, D.O.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1800 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
BA (Psychology)
Western Connecticut State University, 1995.
DO (Osteopathic Medicine)
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2000.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Spinal cord injury, Spinal cord dysfunction, Secondary sequelae of central nervous system injury and dysfunction. Neuro-recovery with activity based rehabilitation of central nervous system dysfunction. Endocrinology of spinal cord injury. Cardiovascular effects of spinal cord injury. Robotics and the human machine interface to enhance function. Activity and neuroplasticity, haptic and biofeedback as surrogate to injured or impaired central and peripheral nervous system. Bone health with imobility and neuro-endocrine disruption. Changes in skin vasculature, tensile and shearing strength.

Selected Publications

Crimlisk, JT.,Gustafson, KA., Silva,JT.: Translating Guidelines into Practice: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Prevention Strategies in an Acute Rehabilitation Unit. Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 31(2), March-April 2012.

Christolias,G., Cyril, G., Gustafson, K.: A Rare Case of Transfusion Induced Thrombocytopenic Purpura at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility: A Case Report PM&R 3(10): s197, November 2011 Notes: Abstract/Poster/Case Report 2011 Annual AAPMR Conference, Orlando, FL.

Christolias,G.,Pang,S.,Gustafson,K.: Rehabilitation Outcomes in a Patient with the Rare Diagnosis of Clarkson's Disease: A Case Report PM&R 3(10): s197, November 2011 Notes: Abstract/Poster/Case report. The Academy of PM&R Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL.

AAPMR: Medical Education Committee, Self Assesment Examination for Practitioners Committee: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Self Assesment Exam for Practitioners. PM&R Supplement, Self Assessment Examination for Practitioners: Weinstein, S (eds.). Elsevier, 3(10S2), November 2011.

Crimlisk, JT., Gustafson, KA., Silva, : Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia on an Acute Rehabilitation Unit. The 36th Annual ASIA Scientific Meeting Nashville, TN. May 2010 Notes: Award Eligible Abstract.

MCcormick, C. : Lifting of stem cell ban underscores lost research. Cape Cod Times March 2009 Notes: Cited in article for SCI expertise.

Gustafson K. : H1N1 in pregnancy: the wound care team called to action Advances in Skin and Wound Care Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. 22(12): 542, December 2009 Notes: doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000363476.33364.fb

Chernev, I., Gustafson, K., Medina-Bravo, A.: Functional Outcome in a Patient with an Acute Quadriparesis Secondary to Systemic Sclerosis: A Case Report. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. PubMed, 90(1): 170-172, January 2009.

Gustafson, K., Kaufman, S., Mena, J: Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy, A Rare Subtype of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 86(4 ): S90, 2007 Notes: Abstract/Case report.

Weiss, L., Weiss, J., Issac, V., Gustafson, K.: Electromyography Easy EMG. Lyn Weiss and Julie Silver (eds.). BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN An imprint of Elsevier Inc. Page: 41-80, 2004 Notes: ISBN: 978-0-7506-7431-7

Gustafson, K, Bryce, T, : Post-Traumatic Syrinx: A Cause of Shoulder Pain after Tetraplegia The 31st Annual ASIA Scientific Meeting Dallas, TX. May 2005 Notes: Poster, Abstract and Oral Presentation

Yang, Z.,Gustafson, K.,Morse L., Giorfinkel, Y., Williams, S.: Elevated N-Telopeptide in Inpatients With Spinal Cord Injury Who Develop Acute Heterotrophic Ossification Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 88(9): E92, September 2007.

Nelson, L., Gustafson, K.: Traumatic Atlanto-occipital dislocation with survival and early partial neurological recovery. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 67th Annual Assembly Honolulu, HI November 2006.

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