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2013

Incidence of Neuroendocrine Dysfunction Post-Stroke [PDF File]
Lisa Kreber Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

31st Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium [2013] Nashville, TN

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Examining Differences in Recovery Trajectories after TBI [Word File]
Jessica Ashley Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

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The Relationship between Sleep Disorders and Growth Hormone Deficiency Following Brain Injury [Word File]
Lisa Kreber Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference [February, 2013] San Jose, CA

2012

Determining Recovery Trajectories and Terminal Rehabilitation Potential Variations Following Traumatic Brain Injury [Powerpoint slide]
Jessica Ashley Ph.D., Mark Ashley Sc.D., Lisa Kreber Ph.D., Philip Seneca Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

Neurotrauma 2012 Conference [July, 2012] Phoenix, AZ

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An Exploration of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Reference Ranges and Growth Hormone Deficiency: Who Are We Missing? [Powerpoint slide]
Lisa Kreber, Ph.D.; Sarah Johnson, M.A.; Mark Ashley, Sc.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

Neurotrauma 2012 Conference [July, 2012] Phoenix, AZ

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Incidence of Post-Traumatic Growth Hormone Deficiency in Patients with Brain Injury Undergoing Postacute Rehabilitation [pdf abstract]
Kreber, Lisa A., Johnson, Sarah, Ashley, Jessica, Ashley, Mark J.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

Second Annual Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community [February, 2012] San Jose, CA

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Recovery Trajectories Following Traumatic Brain Injury [pdf abstract]
Jessica Ashley, Lisa Kreber, Philip Seneca, John Whyte, Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, Tessa Hart, David L. Ripley, Mark J. Ashley
Centre for Neuro Skills, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital Systems, Craig Hospital

Second Annual Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community [February, 2012] San Jose, CA

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2011

The Relationship Between White Matter Integrity and Cognitive Rehabilitation in Traumatic Brain Injury [pdf abstract]
Jessica Ashley Ph.D., Deborah Little Ph.D., Lisa Kreber Ph.D., Mark Ashley Sc.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, Waco TX, Department of Psychiatry, Texas A&M Health Sciences, Temple TX

Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting [November, 2011] Washington, D.C.

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Lasting wake/sleep disturbances in traumatic brain [pdf abstract]
Prolo, Paolo; Kreber, Lisa A., Ashley, Mark J.; Celati, Luca; Taylor, Anna N.
Regional Medical Service, Swiss Disability Insurance Bellinzona, Switzerland; CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA; Statistical Consultant, Attalens, Switzerland; Brain Research Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

41st International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology [August, 2011] Berlin, Germany

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Rehabilitation Length of Stay Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Are Patient's Getting the Full Dose? [pdf abstract]
Jessica G. Ashley, Ph.D., Mark J. Ashley, Sc.D., Philip J. Seneca, Ph.D., Lisa A. Kreber, Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

29th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Conference [July, 2011] Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Growth Hormone Deficiency Following Brain Injury May Negatively Impace Activities of Daily Living [pdf abstract]
Lisa Kreber, Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

29th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Conference [July, 2011] Fort Lauderdale, FL

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CNS-CREF will chair a symposium at the 29th Annual CALABA (California Association of Applied Behavior Analysis ) Western Regional Conference, February 17-19, in San Francisco, California

Title of Symposium:

Perceptions, Strategies, and the Need for Guidelines: How A Review of Data from Acute Rehabilitation Units for Individuals with Brain Injuries Can aim us in New Directions

Symposium Abstract:

Disruptive behavior, a common occurrence following TBI, can impact all aspects of an individual's life and prohibit progress during the rehabilitation process. In an effort to further investigate how other providers in the continuum of care assess and manage challenging behavior a nationwide survey of over 3,000 acute rehabilitation hospitals was conducted. The first study will present and discuss the results of this survey and implications they may present for behavior analysts. The second study designed to investigate the use of reactive strategies in comparison to proactive and preventative strategies will present results from a re-analysis of a subset of the survey data. Finally, the third presentation will discuss the apparent lack of clear, concise, and widely adopted standards of treatment for practitioners working with patients who have experienced brain injuries and are demonstrating problem behavior. Implications for further research and practice will be discussed.

Presentation 1:

Challenging Behavior Following Brain Injury: Perceptions from Acute Rehabilitation Settings

Lisa Kreber, Sarah Johnson, Chris Persel, and Jessica Thompson Scibilia
Centre for Neuro Skills

Presentation 2:

Why wait to react? A review of proactive versus reactive approaches to challenging behavior in acute brain injury rehabilitation hospitals

Jessica Thompson Scibilia, Sarah Johnson, Chris Persel, and Lisa Kreber
Centre for Neuro Skills

Presentation 3:

Lack of standards and consensus guidelines for treating problem behavior in patients with traumatic brain injury

Chris Persel, Jessica Thompson Scibilia, Lisa Kreber, and Sarah Johnson
Centre for Neuro Skills

2010

Working Memory Following Moderate to Severe TBI in Children
Stephanie Fitzpatrick, M.A.
CNS-CREF, Irving, TX, USA

8th Annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference [June, 2010] Chicago, IL

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White Matter Integrity and Functional Outcome in Chronic Outcome in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury
Jessica Ashley, Ph.D., Deborah Little, Ph.D., and Mark Ashley, Sc.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

28th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Symposium [June, 2010] Las Vegas, NV

Abstract [pdf]: click here

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Influence of Growth Hormone Deficiency on Functional Recovery Following Brain Injury
Lisa Kreber, Ph.D., Sarah Johnson, M.A., and Mark Ashley, Sc.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

28th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Symposium [June, 2010] Las Vegas, NV

Abstract [pdf]: click here
Poster [pdf]: click here

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Incidence of Neuroendocrine Dysfunction in a Postacute, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Setting
Lisa A. Kreber, Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

8th World Congress on Brain Injury [Mar, 2010] Washington D.C.

Presentation [pptx]: click here

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Relationship Between Cerebral Volumes and Functional Rehabilitation Outcomes in TBI
Jessica Ashley [1], Mark Ashley [1] and Deborah Little [2]
[1] CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA, [2] University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

8th World Congress on Brain Injury [Mar, 2010] Washington D.C.

This study extends previous human and animal findings by showing an association between various neuroanatomical structures and functional outcome measures. These associations may provide further indication certain structures including the thalamus may not only play a role in mediating cognitive function but also functional ability. These data also support the role of structural MR imaging in rehabilitation programs.

Presentation [pdf]: click here

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2009

Relations Between Thalamic Volume and Functional Outcomes in TBI
Jessica Ashley [1], Mark Ashley [1] and Deborah Little [2]
[1] CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA, [2] University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Neurotrauma 2009 [Sep, 2009] Santa Barbara, CA

Limited number of studies have examined the relation between post acute rehabilitation and functional outcome. This is a retrospective assessment based upon data collected at various stages of recovery during post acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation. The current study focused on a variety of functional outcome measures including occupational status, living status, community integration, level of disability and ability. The purpose was to examine anatomical correlates of recovery and rehabilitation to assess factors that may play a role in mediating success or degree of recovery.

Presentation [PDF]: click here

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Incidence of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Growth Hormone Deficiencies in a Postacute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Facility
Lisa Kreber, Ph.D., Sarah Johnson, M.A., Mark Ashley, Sc.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

Neurotrauma 2009 [Sep, 2009] Santa Barbara, CA

Posttraumatic hypopituitarism is an often, undetected consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The symptoms of posttraumatic hypopituitarism overlap considerably with deficits commonly observed in patients with TBI. Symptoms include fatigue, decreased lean body mass, increased abdominal adiposity, reduced exercise capacity, memory impairments, inability to concentrate, anxiety and depression. Untreated insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and growth hormone (GH) deficiencies can negatively influence recovery from brain injury, even if the patient is undergoing intensive brain injury rehabilitation (Bondanelli et al, 2007). The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence of untreated, posttraumatic hypopituitarism in patients admitted to a postacute brain injury facility.

Presentation [PDF]: click here

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2008

Recording Data on Recording Data: A Plan That Increases Data Collection Through Applied Behavior Analysis
Chris Persel, M.A., CBIS, BCABA, Mary Halford, CBIS, Heather Moore, M.S. & Lisa Kreber, Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA, USA

34th Annual Association for Behavioral Analysis International Convention [May, 2008] Chicago, IL

This study was designed to increase therapist compliance with data collection using principles of applied behavioral analysis. At Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), individuals with behavior issues following TBI are tracked in every therapeutic discipline using a 15 minute interval data sheet. Moving these data sheets from therapist to therapist across five therapeutic disciplines can be challenging and "missing" behavioral data can be a problem.

Since applied behavioral analysis (ABA) techniques were already currently being used in the clinic setting with the clients, it seemed likely that these same ABA techniques (i.e. reinforcement) would also work with the therapists.

Presentation [PDF]: click here

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2007

Outcome Prediction Following Brain Injury: A Preliminary Model
M.J. Ashley, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM & L.A. Kreber, Ph.D.
CNS-CREF, Bakersfield, CA

Case Management Society of America Conference [June, 2007] Denver, CO

Develop and validate a predictive outcome model using admission information to predict outcome at discharge after mild, moderate and severe TBI.

Presentation [PDF]: click here

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