K L Gruis
Affiliation: University of Michigan
- Respiratory therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a primerKirsten L Gruis
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, 1C327 UH, EMG Lab, SPC 5036, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
Muscle Nerve 46:313-31. 2012..Despite these recommendations respiratory therapies remain underused. In this review we provide a practical guide for the clinician to prescribe and manage respiratory therapies for the patient with ALS...
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients' self-reported satisfaction with assistive technologyKirsten L Gruis
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
Muscle Nerve 43:643-7. 2011..Assistive devices are prescribed for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with motor deficits, but little is known about their perceived benefit. Therefore, we assessed ALS patients' satisfaction with commonly prescribed devices...
- Pediatric macrophagic myofasciitis associated with motor delayK L Gruis
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Clin Neuropathol 25:172-9. 2006....
- Survey of electrodiagnostic laboratories regarding hemorrhagic complications from needle electromyographyKirsten L Gruis
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
Muscle Nerve 34:356-8. 2006..It also suggests that needle EMG of patients receiving antiplatelet therapy is not associated with increased reports of hemorrhagic complications...
- Evaluation of sham non-invasive ventilation for randomized, controlled trials in ALSKirsten L Gruis
University of Michigan Health System, Department of Neurology, 1324 Taubman Center, 032221 500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Amyotroph Lateral Scler 7:96-9. 2006..Only 8 (20%) of all subjects were confident about their determination that they had received "real" or "pretend" NIV. Thus, sub-therapeutic (sham) continuous positive airway pressure is a promising placebo control for NIV trials in ALS...
- Longitudinal assessment of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation adjustments in ALS patientsKirsten L Gruis
TC 1920 0316, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Neurol Sci 247:59-63. 2006..10, 0.54]. The current data suggest that ALS patients who are tolerant to NIPPV typically need at least one upward change in pressure settings. Tolerance to relatively low NIPPV inspiratory pressures is associated with improved survival...
- Predictors of noninvasive ventilation tolerance in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosisK L Gruis
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Health System, 1C327 University Hospital 0316, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0316, USA
Muscle Nerve 32:808-11. 2005..Age, gender, and duration of disease were not predictors of NIV tolerance. We conclude that a majority of ALS patients who are prescribed NIV can successfully become tolerant to its use...
- Cerebellitis in an adult with abnormal magnetic resonance imaging findings prior to the onset of ataxiaKirsten L Gruis
Department of Neurology and Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
Arch Neurol 60:877-80. 2003..This has resulted in the use of other imaging modalities, such as single-photon emission computed tomography, to aid diagnosis...
- The cost-effectiveness of early noninvasive ventilation for ALS patientsKirsten L Gruis
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 5:58. 2005..We therefore used a cost-utility analysis to determine a priori what magnitude of health-related quality of life (HRQL) improvement early NIPPV initiation would need to achieve to be cost-effective in a future clinical trial...
- CT angiography is cost-effective for confirmation of internal carotid artery occlusionsDevin L Brown
Stroke Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5855, USA
J Neuroimaging 18:355-9. 2008..We determined the cost-effectiveness of CTA versus catheter angiography for confirming an ICA occlusion first suggested by carotid ultrasound...
- Risk of sleep apnea in orchestra membersDevin L Brown
Stroke Program, University of Michigan Medical School, The Cardiovascular Center Stroke Program, 1500 E Medical Center Drive SPC 5855, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5855, USA
Sleep Med 10:657-60. 2009..We undertook a cross-sectional survey of professional orchestra players to test the hypothesis that playing a wind instrument would be associated with a lower risk of OSA...
- Hypoglossal nerve conduction findings in obstructive sleep apneaSindhu Ramchandren
Department of Neurology, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Muscle Nerve 42:257-61. 2010..05). Hypoglossal nerve conduction abnormalities may distinguish patients with OSA from controls. These abnormalities could potentially contribute to, or arise from, OSA...