Brad E Dicianno

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint RESNA position on the application of tilt, recline, and elevating legrests for wheelchairs
    Brad E Dicianno
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Assist Technol 21:13-22; quiz 24. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Perspectives on the evolution of mobile (mHealth) technologies and application to rehabilitation
    Brad E Dicianno
    B E Dicianno, MD, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, and Department of Health Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mailing address Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh, 6425 Penn Ave, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
    Phys Ther 95:397-405. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Using the spina bifida life course model in clinical practice: an interdisciplinary approach
    Brad E Dicianno
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 57:945-57. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Hospitalizations of adults with spina bifida and congenital spinal cord anomalies
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh and Department of Veterans Affairs and Adult Spina Bifida Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:529-35. 2010
  5. pmc Joystick control for powered mobility: current state of technology and future directions
    Brad E Dicianno
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Kaufmann Medical Bldg, Suite 202, 3471 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 21:79-86. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Joystick use for virtual power wheelchair driving in individuals with tremor: pilot study
    Brad E Dicianno
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:269-75. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Virtual electric power wheelchair driving performance of individuals with spastic cerebral palsy
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 91:823-30. 2012
  8. pmc Comparison of virtual wheelchair driving performance of people with traumatic brain injury using an isometric and a conventional joystick
    Harshal Mahajan
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories and Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1298-304. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Prosthesis and wheelchair use in veterans with lower-limb amputation
    Amol M Karmarkar
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:567-76. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Implementing a specialty electronic medical record to document a life-course developmental model and facilitate clinical interventions in spina bifida clinics
    Andrea D Fairman
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 3600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 57:959-71. 2010

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Publications30

  1. doi request reprint RESNA position on the application of tilt, recline, and elevating legrests for wheelchairs
    Brad E Dicianno
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Assist Technol 21:13-22; quiz 24. 2009
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Perspectives on the evolution of mobile (mHealth) technologies and application to rehabilitation
    Brad E Dicianno
    B E Dicianno, MD, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, and Department of Health Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mailing address Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh, 6425 Penn Ave, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
    Phys Ther 95:397-405. 2015
    ..Challenges to mHealth, including regulatory and funding issues, are discussed. This article also describes how mHealth can be used to improve patient satisfaction and delivery of care and to promote health and wellness. ..
  3. doi request reprint Using the spina bifida life course model in clinical practice: an interdisciplinary approach
    Brad E Dicianno
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 57:945-57. 2010
    ..A case study is used to demonstrate the experience of comprehensive and collaborative management in transitioning a child and his family from infancy to adulthood...
  4. doi request reprint Hospitalizations of adults with spina bifida and congenital spinal cord anomalies
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh and Department of Veterans Affairs and Adult Spina Bifida Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:529-35. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc Joystick control for powered mobility: current state of technology and future directions
    Brad E Dicianno
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Kaufmann Medical Bldg, Suite 202, 3471 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 21:79-86. 2010
    ..Finally, we discuss the future of control interfaces and what research gaps remain...
  6. ncbi request reprint Joystick use for virtual power wheelchair driving in individuals with tremor: pilot study
    Brad E Dicianno
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:269-75. 2009
    ..Although the WFLC filter did not improve driving performance in this study, the IJ without a filter yielded better results than the conventional MSJ and thus may be a potential alternative to the MSJ in minimizing the effects of tremor...
  7. ncbi request reprint Virtual electric power wheelchair driving performance of individuals with spastic cerebral palsy
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 91:823-30. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Comparison of virtual wheelchair driving performance of people with traumatic brain injury using an isometric and a conventional joystick
    Harshal Mahajan
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories and Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1298-304. 2011
    ..Cooper RA. Comparison of virtual wheelchair driving performance of people with traumatic brain injury using an isometric and a conventional joystick...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prosthesis and wheelchair use in veterans with lower-limb amputation
    Amol M Karmarkar
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:567-76. 2009
    ..Long-term outcome assessments may help determine factors associated with either transition from one device to another or combined use of the devices over time...
  10. doi request reprint Implementing a specialty electronic medical record to document a life-course developmental model and facilitate clinical interventions in spina bifida clinics
    Andrea D Fairman
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 3600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 57:959-71. 2010
    ..Further, implementation of the SB EMR in conjunction with the life-course model will assist in the transition of young persons with SB to adult roles...
  11. ncbi request reprint Advancements in power wheelchair joystick technology: Effects of isometric joysticks and signal conditioning on driving performance
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:631-9. 2006
    ..Force sensing algorithm (FSA) software allowed the IJ to function as a simple isometric device...
  12. ncbi request reprint Force control strategies while driving electric powered wheelchairs with isometric and movement-sensing joysticks
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 15:144-50. 2007
    ..Lack of positional feedback may result in use of excess isometric force. Modifying control functions, adjusting gain, or providing additional training or feedback might address this problem...
  13. doi request reprint Psychosocial impact of participation in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and Winter Sports Clinic
    Michelle L Sporner
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 31:410-8. 2009
    ..In addition, it was of interest to determine how these events had impacted their lives...
  14. doi request reprint Family satisfaction, pain, and quality-of-life in emerging adults with spina bifida: a longitudinal analysis
    Melissa H Bellin
    School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 92:641-55. 2013
    ..This study uses the Life Course Model for Spina Bifida (SB) to advance knowledge of factors associated with change in quality-of-life (QOL) among emerging adults with SB...
  15. doi request reprint Pressure mapping to assess seated pressure distributions and the potential risk for skin ulceration in a population of sledge hockey players and control subjects
    Justin Berthold
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 8:387-91. 2013
    ..As the attraction to the sport continues to rise, the need for developing better equipment and installing preventative measures for injury will become increasingly important. One such injury includes skin pressure ulceration...
  16. doi request reprint Young adults with spina bifida may have higher occurrence of prehypertension and hypertension
    Beth C Stepanczuk
    From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation BCS, BED and Adult Outpatient Spina Bifida Clinic BED, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pennsylvania BED Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania BED and Huntersville Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Huntersville, North Carolina TSW
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 93:200-6. 2014
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  17. ncbi request reprint Acute mountain sickness in athletes with neurological impairments
    Deepan C Kamaraj
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 50:253-62. 2013
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  18. ncbi request reprint Acute mountain sickness in disability and adaptive sports: preliminary data
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:479-87. 2008
    ..More research is warranted on larger sample sizes and on preventative medications and treatments for AMS, especially since many military personnel with neurological impairments are returning to full active service...
  19. pmc Assessment of wheelchair driving performance in a virtual reality-based simulator
    Harshal P Mahajan
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 36:322-32. 2013
    ..To develop a virtual reality (VR)-based simulator that can assist clinicians in performing standardized wheelchair driving assessments...
  20. doi request reprint Spina bifida and mobility in the transition years
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 88:1002-6. 2009
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  21. doi request reprint Rehabilitation and medical management of the adult with spina bifida
    Brad E Dicianno
    Adult Outpatient Spina Bifida Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:1027-50. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of variable compliance joystick for people with multiple sclerosis
    Harshal P Mahajan
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 51:951-62. 2014
    ..The VCJ, along with the personally fitted algorithms and fatigue adaptation algorithms, has the potential to be an effective input interface for wheelchairs. ..
  23. doi request reprint Mobility, assistive technology use, and social integration among adults with spina bifida
    Brad E Dicianno
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 88:533-41. 2009
    ..Sedentary lifestyles and social isolation are very prevalent. This study evaluated the association between the use of mobility devices and degree of socialization...
  24. doi request reprint A perspective on intelligent devices and environments in medical rehabilitation
    Rory A Cooper
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, USA
    Med Eng Phys 30:1387-98. 2008
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  25. pmc A participatory approach to develop the Power Mobility Screening Tool and the Power Mobility Clinical Driving Assessment tool
    Deepan C Kamaraj
    VA Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA Human Engineering Research Laboratories, 6425 Penn Avenue, Bakery Square, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Biomed Res Int 2014:541614. 2014
    ..Further multicenter studies are necessary to evaluate the psychometric properties of these tests and develop EPW driving training protocols based on these assessment tools. ..
  26. doi request reprint Integrating rehabilitation engineering technology with biologics
    Jennifer L Collinger
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 6425 Penn Avenue, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    PM R 3:S148-57. 2011
    ..Engineers and clinicians must work together to develop technologies that meet clinical needs and are accessible to the intended patient population...
  27. doi request reprint The frequency of lymphedema in an adult spina bifida population
    Angela M Garcia
    Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90:89-96. 2011
    ..Currently, approximately 1 million people have lymphedema in the United States. The purpose of this study was to document the occurrence of lymphedema and associated medical factors in a regional adult spina bifida population...
  28. ncbi request reprint Power mobility device provision: understanding Medicare guidelines and advocating for clients
    Brad E Dicianno
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute for Rehabilitation and Research and Center for Assistive Technology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:807-16. 2007
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  29. doi request reprint Physical activity, exercise, and health-related measures of fitness in adults with spina bifida: a review of the literature
    Theresa M Crytzer
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Center for Assistive Technology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    PM R 5:1051-62. 2013
    ..Studies are needed to investigate lifestyle interventions that facilitate PA and exercise, and to determine the amount of exercise required to reduce secondary conditions as people with SB age...
  30. ncbi request reprint Shoulder magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities, wheelchair propulsion, and gender
    Michael L Boninger
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and VA Piitsburgh Health Care System Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1615-20. 2003
    ..To investigate the relationship between pushrim forces and the progression of shoulder injuries in manual wheelchair users...