Thomas Rudy

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of physical performance in disabled individuals with chronic pain
    Thomas E Rudy
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Clin J Pain 19:18-30. 2003
  2. pmc The impact of chronic low back pain on older adults: a comparative study of patients and controls
    Thomas E Rudy
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Pain 131:293-301. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Body motion during repetitive isodynamic lifting: a comparative study of normal subjects and low-back pain patients
    Thomas E Rudy
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pain 105:319-26. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint The influence of weight and starting height on lifting mechanics in lower extremity amputees
    Susan J Lieber
    Department of Anesthesiology CCM, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 10:109-17. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of migrainous vertigo: validity of a structured interview
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Med Sci Monit 10:CR197-201. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of disease activity, pain, and distress on activity limitations in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Carol M Greco
    Research Department, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Rheumatol 31:260-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between pain, neuropsychological performance, and physical function in community-dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Pain Med 7:60-70. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Adaptation to chronic pain in systemic lupus erythematosus: applicability of the multidimensional pain inventory
    Carol M Greco
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15209, USA
    Pain Med 4:39-50. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of a stress-reduction program on psychological function, pain, and physical function of systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Carol M Greco
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:625-34. 2004
  10. pmc Persistent pain biases item response on the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): preliminary evidence for validity of the GDS-PAIN
    Jordan F Karp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pain Med 9:33-43. 2008

Research Grants

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of physical performance in disabled individuals with chronic pain
    Thomas E Rudy
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Clin J Pain 19:18-30. 2003
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  2. pmc The impact of chronic low back pain on older adults: a comparative study of patients and controls
    Thomas E Rudy
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Pain 131:293-301. 2007
    ..These results should help to guide investigators that perform studies of CLBP in older adults and practitioners that want an easily adaptable battery for use in clinical settings...
  3. ncbi request reprint Body motion during repetitive isodynamic lifting: a comparative study of normal subjects and low-back pain patients
    Thomas E Rudy
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pain 105:319-26. 2003
    ..These findings indicate that body motion parameters, in addition to more common strength and endurance measures, are necessary to describe the impact of persistent LBP on a person's lifting abilities...
  4. ncbi request reprint The influence of weight and starting height on lifting mechanics in lower extremity amputees
    Susan J Lieber
    Department of Anesthesiology CCM, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 10:109-17. 2002
    ..TFA used a different lifting style that involved higher moments and more use of the upper body, particularly for lifts of heavier weights. TFA appeared to be less stable than CO, while TTA did not appear to be less stable than CO...
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of migrainous vertigo: validity of a structured interview
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Med Sci Monit 10:CR197-201. 2004
    ..Although the International Headache Society does not currently include the diagnosis of migrainous vertigo, specific criteria have been proposed and utilized in clinical trials...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of disease activity, pain, and distress on activity limitations in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Carol M Greco
    Research Department, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Rheumatol 31:260-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the extent to which disease activity, pain, and psychological distress predict activity limitations in persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between pain, neuropsychological performance, and physical function in community-dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Pain Med 7:60-70. 2006
    ..Chronic pain and cognitive impairment are prevalent and disabling in older adults (OA), but their interrelationship has not been rigorously tested. We did so in OA with chronic low back pain (CLBP)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Adaptation to chronic pain in systemic lupus erythematosus: applicability of the multidimensional pain inventory
    Carol M Greco
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15209, USA
    Pain Med 4:39-50. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of a stress-reduction program on psychological function, pain, and physical function of systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Carol M Greco
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:625-34. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of a stress-reduction program on pain, psychological function, and physical function in persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who experience pain...
  10. pmc Persistent pain biases item response on the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): preliminary evidence for validity of the GDS-PAIN
    Jordan F Karp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pain Med 9:33-43. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that in older adults with persistent pain, items of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) would evidence DIF based on presence or intensity of pain...
  11. ncbi request reprint Older spouses' perceptions of partners' chronic arthritis pain: implications for spousal responses, support provision, and caregiving experiences
    Lynn M Martire
    Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:222-30. 2006
    ..Future research that uses such observational methods may be highly useful for understanding the effects of chronic illness on older couples...
  12. doi request reprint A prospective comparison between ICHD-II and probability menstrual migraine diagnostic criteria
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Headache 50:539-50. 2010
    ..To prospectively evaluate the diagnosis of menstrual migraine (MM) by comparing 2 diagnostic systems...
  13. doi request reprint Classifying subgroups of chronic low back pain patients based on lifting patterns
    Jill C Slaboda
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1542-9. 2008
    ..To compare self-reported measures of chronic lower back pain (CLBP) patients who were assigned to 2 subgroups based on their lifting patterns performed during a repetitive lifting task...
  14. ncbi request reprint Is chronic nonmalignant pain associated with decreased appetite in older adults? Preliminary evidence
    Brooke N Bosley
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:247-51. 2004
    ..To examine the association between self-reported appetite impairment and pain intensity in community-dwelling older adults with chronic nonmalignant pain...
  15. doi request reprint Perimenstrual eletriptan prevents menstrual migraine: an open-label study
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Headache 50:551-62. 2010
    ..To prospectively evaluate the efficacy of perimenstrual prophylaxis with eletriptan to reduce headaches in women identified with menstrual migraine (MM)...
  16. pmc Efficacy of percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and therapeutic exercise for older adults with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pain 140:344-57. 2008
    ..GCAE was more effective than PENS alone in reducing fear avoidance beliefs, but not in reducing pain or in improving physical function...
  17. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of periosteal stimulation therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis-associated chronic knee pain: an initial controlled clinical trial
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1541-7. 2007
    ..To examine the efficacy of periosteal stimulation therapy (PST, osteopuncture) for the treatment of chronic pain associated with advanced knee osteoarthritis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic low back pain in older adults
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:599-608. 2003
    ..To determine the efficacy of a complementary analgesic modality, percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS), for the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) in community-dwelling older adults...
  19. ncbi request reprint The association between wear facets, bruxism, and severity of facial pain in patients with temporomandibular disorders
    Anna Pergamalian
    University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Prosthet Dent 90:194-200. 2003
    ..It is unclear whether patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) who report high levels of bruxism have more severe signs and symptoms of TMD and more advanced tooth wear than patients with TMD who report lower levels of bruxism...
  20. ncbi request reprint The use of splines to calculate jerk for a lifting task involving chronic lower back pain patients
    Jill C Slaboda
    Bioengineering Department, Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 13:406-14. 2005
    ..After completion of a rehabilitation program, CLBP patients performed lifts with greater rms jerk. In general, patients performed lifts with lower jerk values than controls, suggesting that pain impacts lifting style...
  21. ncbi request reprint Fibromyalgia and headache: an epidemiological study supporting migraine as part of the fibromyalgia syndrome
    Dawn A Marcus
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    Clin Rheumatol 24:595-601. 2005
    ..The high prevalence and significant impact associated with chronic headache in fibromyalgia patients, however, warrants inclusion of a headache assessment as part of the routine evaluation of fibromyalgia patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Do medical factors predict disability in older adults with persistent low back pain?
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pain 112:214-20. 2004
    ..These findings also underscore the need to optimize pain treatment in independent older adults to optimize physical function and delay the onset of dependent living status...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relation of jaw sounds and kinematics visualized and quantified using 3-D computer animation
    Joseph K Leader
    Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15213, USA
    Med Eng Phys 25:191-200. 2003
    ..The 3-D computer animation should help resolve the implication of TMJ sounds regarding TMD prognosis by providing visualization and quantization of the TMJ internal mechanics during sound production...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mandibular kinematics represented by a non-orthogonal floating axis joint coordinate system
    Joseph K Leader
    Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Imaging Research Division, 300 Halket Street, Suite 4200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Biomech 36:275-81. 2003
    ..5 degrees of rotation per millimeter of translation. The novel approach of combining the floating axis system with geometric models succinctly described mandibular kinematics with reproducible and clinician friendly parameters...
  25. ncbi request reprint Attitudinal barriers to effective treatment of persistent pain in nursing home residents
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:2035-40. 2002
    ..To systematically explore nursing home (NH) resident and staff attitudes that serve as barriers to detection and management of persistent pain...
  26. ncbi request reprint An interdisciplinary expert consensus statement on assessment of pain in older persons
    Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
    Centre on Aging and Health, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
    Clin J Pain 23:S1-43. 2007
    ..The literature underlying the consensus recommendations is reviewed. Multiple revisions led to final reviews of 2 complete drafts before consensus was reached...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluating reliability of hidden Markov models that describe the lifting patterns of chronic lower back pain patients and controls
    Jill C Slaboda
    Electr Eng and Bioeng Dept, Pittsburgh Univ, PA 15261, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:3238-41. 2006
    ..The kappa statistic is used to quantify reliability. The simulation results show that the HMMs provide a reliable technique to analyze time series of lifting patterns and can be used to identify misclassified subjects as a subgroup...

Research Grants4

  1. Chronic Pain in the 65+: Evaluating Functional Impacts
    Thomas Rudy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Once the effects of chronic pain have been comprehensively described, only then can effective treatment programs be developed to help ameliorate the suffering of these older Americans. ..