DAVID MICHAEL BRIENZA

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Neck range of motion and use of computer head controls
    Edmund F LoPresti
    Assistive Technology Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:199-211. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between pressure ulcer incidence and buttock-seat cushion interface pressure in at-risk elderly wheelchair users
    D M Brienza
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:529-33. 2001
  3. pmc A randomized clinical trial on preventing pressure ulcers with wheelchair seat cushions
    David Brienza
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2308-14. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint A comparison of changes in rhythms of sacral skin blood flow in response to heating and indentation
    David M Brienza
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Tower Ste 5044, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1245-51. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Telerehabilitation assessment using the Functioning Everyday with a Wheelchair-Capacity instrument
    Richard M Schein
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology, 6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 401, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:115-24. 2011
  6. doi request reprint VISYTER: versatile and integrated system for telerehabilitation
    Bambang Parmanto
    Department of Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:939-44. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Telerehabilitation wheeled mobility and seating assessments compared with in person
    Richard M Schein
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:874-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness evaluation of a remote accessibility assessment system for wheelchair users using virtualized reality
    Jongbae Kim
    VA Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Associated Rehabilitation Engineering and Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:470-9. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Wavelet-based spectrum analysis of sacral skin blood flow response to alternating pressure
    Yih Kuen Jan
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:137-45. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Interface shear and pressure characteristics of wheelchair seat cushions
    Jonathan S Akins
    Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:225-34. 2011

Research Grants

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Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Neck range of motion and use of computer head controls
    Edmund F LoPresti
    Assistive Technology Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:199-211. 2003
    ..81). Models such as this may allow head controls to adapt to a user's needs, accommodating difficulties resulting from neck range of motion limitations...
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between pressure ulcer incidence and buttock-seat cushion interface pressure in at-risk elderly wheelchair users
    D M Brienza
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:529-33. 2001
    ..To investigate the relation between pressure ulcer incidence and buttock-wheelchair seat cushion interface pressure measurements...
  3. pmc A randomized clinical trial on preventing pressure ulcers with wheelchair seat cushions
    David Brienza
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2308-14. 2010
    ..To determine the efficacy of skin protection wheelchair seat cushions in preventing pressure ulcers in the elderly nursing home population...
  4. ncbi request reprint A comparison of changes in rhythms of sacral skin blood flow in response to heating and indentation
    David M Brienza
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Tower Ste 5044, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1245-51. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Telerehabilitation assessment using the Functioning Everyday with a Wheelchair-Capacity instrument
    Richard M Schein
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology, 6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 401, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:115-24. 2011
    ..Using TR and the FEW-C, an expert practitioner more than 100 miles away was able to accurately assess the functional mobility needs of clients being assessed for new wheeled mobility devices...
  6. doi request reprint VISYTER: versatile and integrated system for telerehabilitation
    Bambang Parmanto
    Department of Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:939-44. 2010
    ..The versatility and cost-effectiveness of the platform has the potential for a wide range of telerehabilitation applications and potentially may lower the technical and economic barriers of telemedicine adoption...
  7. doi request reprint Telerehabilitation wheeled mobility and seating assessments compared with in person
    Richard M Schein
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:874-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate the equivalency of wheeled mobility and seating assessments delivered under 2 conditions: in person (IP) at a local clinic and via Telerehabilitation at remotely located clinics...
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness evaluation of a remote accessibility assessment system for wheelchair users using virtualized reality
    Jongbae Kim
    VA Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Associated Rehabilitation Engineering and Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:470-9. 2008
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Wavelet-based spectrum analysis of sacral skin blood flow response to alternating pressure
    Yih Kuen Jan
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:137-45. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Interface shear and pressure characteristics of wheelchair seat cushions
    Jonathan S Akins
    Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:225-34. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Development of a Remote Accessibility Assessment System through three-dimensional reconstruction technology
    Jong Bae Kim
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 5044 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:257-72. 2006
    ..The field test resulted in an accurate accessibility assessment and thus validated our system...
  12. ncbi request reprint Analysis of week-to-week variability in skin blood flow measurements using wavelet transforms
    Yih Kuen Jan
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 25:253-62. 2005
    ..Our study suggests that wavelet analysis is an effective method to overcome temporal variability in skin blood flow measurements...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of local cooling on sacral skin perfusion response to pressure: implications for pressure ulcer prevention
    Yi Ting Tzen
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Tissue Viability 19:86-97. 2010
    ..Findings from our study on humans were consistent with previous animal studies. Additional studies on individuals with spinal cord injury are planned to further evaluate the cooling effect in a high-risk population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adaptive software for head-operated computer controls
    Edmund F LoPresti
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 12:102-11. 2004
    ..In addition, five current head-control users evaluated the software in a real-world setting. One of these five subjects perceived an improvement in comparison to his current head-control system...
  15. ncbi request reprint Using wavelet analysis to characterize the thermoregulatory mechanisms of sacral skin blood flow
    Mary Jo Geyer
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 41:797-806. 2004
    ..Wavelet analysis successfully characterized thermoregulatory control mechanisms by revealing the contributions of the physiological rhythms embedded in the blood flow signal...
  16. ncbi request reprint Wheelchair seating: a state of the science report
    Mary Jo Geyer
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Assist Technol 15:120-8. 2003
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Using support surfaces to manage tissue integrity
    David M Brienza
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 18:151-7. 2005
    ..OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the participant should be able to:..
  18. ncbi request reprint Are all pressure ulcers the result of deep tissue injury? A review of the literature
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Ostomy Wound Manage 53:34-8. 2007
    ..Conversely, the treatment of pressure ulcers should account for the likelihood, even if not visually noted, that deep tissue is involved...

Research Grants7

  1. RCT on preventing pressure ulcers with seat cushions
    David Brienza; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If our hypothesis is correct, such an intervention should result in a decrease in the incidence and prevalence of sitting-acquired pressure ulcers, reduced healthcare costs, and improved quality of life. ..
  2. RCT on preventing pressure ulcers with seat cushions
    David Brienza; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If our hypothesis is correct, such an intervention should result in a decrease in the incidence and prevalence of sitting-acquired pressure ulcers, reduced healthcare costs, and improved quality of life. ..
  3. RCT on Wheeled Mobility for Preventing Pressure Ulcers
    DAVID MICHAEL BRIENZA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed trial, if successful, will guide practitioners toward improving preventive care practices by demonstrating how to effectively apply wheelchair and seat cushion technology ..