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PM&R will be published in online-only format effective with the 2024 volume. This is a proactive move towards reducing the environmental impact caused by the production and distribution of printed journal copies and will allow the journal to invest in further innovation, digital development, and sustainability measures. All color images will now be reproduced digitally and published free of charge. Printed copies may be obtained through a print-on-demand service at a discounted rate for AAPM&R members.
Highlights from PM&R
Dr. Janna Friedly, M.D., MPH
For our last issue in 2023, I chose to highlight the paper entitled "Consensus Statement: An Evidence-Based Review of Exercise, Rehabilitation, Rest, and Return to Activity Protocols for the Treatment of Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury" by Dr. DeLuigi et al. Treating people with symptoms of concussion and mild traumatic injury is challenging and there is a strong imperative to develop evidence-based treatment protocols. This paper incorporated a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature and convened an expert panel to evaluate the use of exercise and rehabilitation interventions for concussion and mild TBI. As with many rehabilitation interventions, there is a need for additional research to better define appropriate rehabilitation interventions for the right patients at the right time, but this review identified that sub-threshold aerobic exercise for adolescents with acute concussion is beneficial to recovery and that there is evidence of deleterious effects of strict rest and resumption of high intensity exercise too soon after concussion or mild TBI. Although there are still many unanswered questions, this consensus statement provides important guidance to clinicians treating these patients with challenging symptoms.
Consensus statement: An evidence‐based review of exercise, rehabilitation, rest, and return to activity protocols for the treatment of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury
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White Paper Series
How COVID-19 informed the future impact of the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation throughout the health care continuum
Our White Paper Series is now freely accessible to read. This collection of articles highlights the critical role that physiatry has played in the COVID-19 pandemic and clearly identifies how physiatry is well poised not only to respond to this pandemic and to an ever-changing health care system, but to lead the way to a better model of health care delivery in the future. You can find it here.
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-  17 February 2024
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-  16 February 2024
Spanish Translated Abstracts
-  12 February 2024
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-  12 February 2024
The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.
Hand‐held Dynamometry Correlation With the Gold Standard Isokinetic Dynamometry: A Systematic Review
-  11 May 2011
A Systematic Review of Exercise Systematic Reviews in the Cancer Literature (2005‐2017)
-  21 September 2017
Consumer Mobile Health Apps: Current State, Barriers, and Future Directions
-  18 May 2017
Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective
-  24 February 2015