Robert L Ruff

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint For veterans with mild traumatic brain injury, improved posttraumatic stress disorder severity and sleep correlated with symptomatic improvement
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:1305-20. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Endplate contributions to the safety factor for neuromuscular transmission
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Muscle Nerve 44:854-61. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving sleep: initial headache treatment in OIF/OEF veterans with blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, 127 W, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:1071-84. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Headaches among Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans with mild traumatic brain injury associated with exposures to explosions
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service and Polytrauma System of Care, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:941-52. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Repair and neurorehabilitation strategies for spinal cord injury
    Robert L Ruff
    Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1142:1-20. 2008
  6. pmc How myasthenia gravis alters the safety factor for neuromuscular transmission
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Departments of Neurology and Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
    J Neuroimmunol 201:13-20. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Persistent benefits of rehabilitation on pain and life quality for nonambulatory patients with spinal epidural metastasis
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service 127 W, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:271-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Directed rehabilitation reduces pain and depression while increasing independence and satisfaction with life for patients with paraplegia due to epidural metastatic spinal cord compression
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology and Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction Services, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:1-10. 2007
  9. pmc Neuromuscular transmission failure in myasthenia gravis: decrement of safety factor and susceptibility of extraocular muscles
    Alessandro Serra
    Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1275:129-35. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Construction of efficacious gait and upper limb functional interventions based on brain plasticity evidence and model-based measures for stroke patients
    Janis J Daly
    DVA FES Center of Excellence, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:2031-45. 2007

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint For veterans with mild traumatic brain injury, improved posttraumatic stress disorder severity and sleep correlated with symptomatic improvement
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:1305-20. 2012
    ..The data suggested that reduced clinical manifestations following mTBI correlated with PTSD severity and improvement in sleep, but not the presence of NDs or olfaction impairment...
  2. doi request reprint Endplate contributions to the safety factor for neuromuscular transmission
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Muscle Nerve 44:854-61. 2011
    ..This study focuses on the postsynaptic factors that influence the SF and how the SF is altered in myasthenia gravis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving sleep: initial headache treatment in OIF/OEF veterans with blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, 127 W, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:1071-84. 2009
    ..50 +/- 0.49 to 28.60 +/- 0.59. We found these gains maintained 6 months later. This pilot study suggests that addressing sleep is a good first step in treating posttraumatic headaches in OIF/OEF veterans...
  4. ncbi request reprint Headaches among Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans with mild traumatic brain injury associated with exposures to explosions
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service and Polytrauma System of Care, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:941-52. 2008
    ..Veterans with impairments had been exposed to more explosions and were more likely to have headache, features of migraine, more severe pain, more frequent headaches, posttraumatic stress disorder, and impaired sleep with nightmares...
  5. doi request reprint Repair and neurorehabilitation strategies for spinal cord injury
    Robert L Ruff
    Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1142:1-20. 2008
    ..This article discusses recent advances in neurorehabilitation that can improve the life quality of individuals with SCI...
  6. pmc How myasthenia gravis alters the safety factor for neuromuscular transmission
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service, Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Departments of Neurology and Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
    J Neuroimmunol 201:13-20. 2008
    ..We conclude that loss of endplate Na(+) channels in MG is due to complement-mediated loss of endplate membrane rather than a direct effect of myasthenogenic antibodies on endplate Na(+) channels...
  7. ncbi request reprint Persistent benefits of rehabilitation on pain and life quality for nonambulatory patients with spinal epidural metastasis
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service 127 W, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:271-8. 2007
    ..We conclude that spinal cord injury rehabilitation for nonambulatory subjects with SEM produces persistent benefits for pain, depression, and satisfaction with life...
  8. ncbi request reprint Directed rehabilitation reduces pain and depression while increasing independence and satisfaction with life for patients with paraplegia due to epidural metastatic spinal cord compression
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology and Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction Services, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:1-10. 2007
    ..We conclude that directed rehabilitation reduced patients' pain levels and increased their mobility, survival, and life satisfaction...
  9. pmc Neuromuscular transmission failure in myasthenia gravis: decrement of safety factor and susceptibility of extraocular muscles
    Alessandro Serra
    Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1275:129-35. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint Construction of efficacious gait and upper limb functional interventions based on brain plasticity evidence and model-based measures for stroke patients
    Janis J Daly
    DVA FES Center of Excellence, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:2031-45. 2007
    ..The ICF model provided the challenge to restore function and life role participation. The means to that end was provided by principles of CNS plasticity and motor learning...
  11. doi request reprint Recovery of coordinated gait: randomized controlled stroke trial of functional electrical stimulation (FES) versus no FES, with weight-supported treadmill and over-ground training
    Janis J Daly
    Cognitive and Motor Learning Research Program, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:588-96. 2011
    ..No single intervention restores the coordinated components of gait after stroke...
  12. doi request reprint Traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, and pain: challenges and treatment strategies for the polytrauma rehabilitation
    Ronald J Gironda
    Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service, James A Haley Veteran s Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Psychol 54:247-58. 2009
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  13. doi request reprint INa and IKir are reduced in Type 1 hypokalemic and thyrotoxic periodic paralysis
    Araya Puwanant
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Muscle Nerve 42:315-27. 2010
    ..HOPP T-toxic TPP fibers had altered G(Na), I(Na), and I(Kir) associated with elevation in [Ca(2+)]...
  14. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiology of the neuromuscular junction: overview
    Robert L Ruff
    Neurology Service and Rehabilitation and SCI and D Care Line, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 998:1-10. 2003
    ..It also introduces new information about how the neuromuscular junction maintains physiological integrity during muscle fiber stretch and contraction...
  15. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of ocular tissues to autoimmune diseases
    Henry J Kaminski
    Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 998:362-74. 2003
    ..Greater appreciation of the immunologic environment of orbital tissues may lead to therapies specifically designed for orbital autoimmune diseases...
  16. ncbi request reprint Response to upper-limb robotics and functional neuromuscular stimulation following stroke
    Janis J Daly
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Medical Research Service, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 42:723-36. 2005
    ..ROB-ML produced significant gains in AMAT, AMAT-S/E, FM upper-limb coordination, TA, and SM. FNS-ML produced significant gains in AMAT-W/H and FM upper-limb coordination...
  17. ncbi request reprint Physiological Cost Index as a proxy measure for the oxygen cost of gait in stroke patients
    Eric Fredrickson
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 21:429-34. 2007
    ..This study tested the usefulness of an indirect index of oxygen cost, the Physiological Cost Index, and the ability of this index to discriminate between healthy adults and stroke survivors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Treatment of spinal epidural metastasis improves patient survival and functional state
    Osama O Zaidat
    Neurology Service and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction Care Line, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Neurology 58:1360-6. 2002
    ..To determine factors affecting the success of radiation therapy (RT) of spinal epidural metastases and patient survival after RT...