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Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional 5ed

by Alex Moroz, Steven Flanagan and Herbert Zaretsky Springer Publishing Company
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The fifth edition of this landmark volume has been substantially updated and expanded to encompass an abundance of innovative rehabilitation research supported by changing technology and new research methodologies. Written for rehabilitation practitioners, researchers, and students, it distills crucial new information regarding aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings.


The fifth edition addresses new topics at the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability from clinical, functional, and psychological perspectives, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and new and technology-based rehabilitation research.


The book delivers new findings about social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative treatments, trends in treatment delivery and payment systems, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation. New chapter authors—noted authorities in their fields—address rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine, among other topics. The text continues to be the only guide to medical aspects of disability for non-physician rehabilitation professionals and other health care providers outside of rehabilitation medicine. It serves as a comprehensive guide on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and more. Also included are plentiful case studies, discussion questions, and a robust instructor package.


New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Updated coverage of rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine

  • New information about traumatic brain injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and Technology-based research

  • Innovations in delivery and payment systems, accreditation, opportunities and challenges for quality, and outcome assessments

  • New findings regarding social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation

  • Updates on speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders

  • New coverage of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and pediatric disorders

Key Features:

  • Delivers key information critical to the study of disability including functional status, prognosis, psychology, and vocational issues

  • Discusses how changes in health care regulations have impacted rehabilitation medicine delivery

  • Analyzes the convergence of emerging technologies and clinical practice

  • Includes the contributions of distinguished practitioners, researchers, and educators

  • Provides a robust Instructor’s Manual





1. Introduction

Kate Parkin, John R. Corcoran, and Angela Stolfi


2. Disabling Conditions Seen in AIDS and HIV Infection

Komal G. Patel, Natalie Hyppolite, Matthew Shatzer, and Marcia Epstein

3. Alzheimer’s Disease

Barry Reisberg, Emile Franssen, Liduïn E. M. Souren, Sunnie Kenowsky, Khurram S. Janjua, Sandra W. Veigne, Francoise Guillo-Benarous, Satneet Singh, Asma Khizar, Umang Shah, Romi G. Shah, Amandeep Bhandal, and Stefanie Auer

4. Traumatic Brain Injury

Alexandra Nielsen, Brian Im, Mary R. Hibbard, Ilana Grunwald, and Patrick T. Swift

5. Rehabilitation in Burns

Patricia A. Tufaro and Abraham P. Houng

6. The Role of Rehabilitation in Cancer Patients

Parul Jajoo and Reema Batra

7. Cardiovascular Disorders

Jonathan H. Whiteson and Gregory Sweeney

8. Chronic Pain Syndromes

Christopher Gharibo, Hersh Patel, and Steve M. Aydin

9. Diabetes Mellitus

Antonia M. Carbone, Joseph Tribuna, Elfie Wegner, Stuart Green, and Amy Miano

10. Epilepsy

Anuradha Singh and Stephen Trevick

11. Hematological Disorders

Bruce G. Raphael and Richard J. Lin

12. Developmental Disabilities

Kristin C. Thompson, Richard J. Morris, and Yvonne P. Morris

13. Neuromuscular Disorders

Anna Shor, Athena M. Lolis, and Aleksandar Beric

14. Musculoskeletal Disorders

Efren Caballes

15. Pediatric Disorders: Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida

Joan T. Gold and David H. Salsberg

16. Geriatric Rehabilitation

Adrian Cristian, Armando Iannicello, Joan Y. Hou, Laurentiu I. Dinescu, Kirill Alekseyev, Nnabugo Ozurumba, and Andrew Brash

17. Vascular Disorders

Aleksandra Policha and Glenn R. Jacobowitz

18. Limb Deficiency

Jeffrey M. Cohen, Joan E. Edelstein, Claribell Bayona, and Christopher J. Kort

19. Organ Transplantation and Rehabilitation: Process and Interdisciplinary Interventions

Jeffrey M. Cohen, Mark Young, Bryan O’Young, and Steven A. Stiens

20. Psychiatric Disorders

Annalee V. Johnson-Kwochka and Gary R. Bond

21. Pulmonary Disorders

Frederick A. Bevelaqua and Anthony Steven Lubinsky

22. Chronic Kidney Disease

Sushma Bhusal, Kotresha Neelakantappa, and Jerome Lowenstein

23. Rheumatic Diseases

Sicy H. Lee, Pamela B. Rosenthal, and Steven B. Abramson

24. Spinal Cord Injury

Christopher Boudakian, Jeffrey Berliner, and Jung Ahn

25. Stroke

Heidi N. Fusco, Koto Ishida, Jaime M. Levine, and Jose Torres

26. Visual Impairments

Bruce P. Rosenthal, Roy Gordon Cole, and Elsa Escalera

27. Integrative Medicine

Charles Kim


28. Rehabilitation Nursing

Mary Anne Loftus and Ana Mola

29. Adult Medical Speech–Language Pathology

Mary Regina Reilly and Matina Balou

30. Social Work

Lynn Videka

31. Telerehabilitation: Exercise and Adaptation in Home and Community

Andrew J. Haig and Steven A. Stiens

32. Assistive Technology: Adaptive Tools of Enablement for Multiple Disabilities

Mark Young, Steven A. Stiens, Bryan O’Young, Raymona Baldwin, and Bryn N. Thatcher

33. Trends in Medical Rehabilitation Delivery and Payment Systems

Geoffrey W. Hall, Kirk S. Roden, and Matthew B. Huish

34. Disability Legislation Considerations for Rehabilitation Practitioners

Thomas P. Golden, Matt Saleh, and Susanne M. Bruyère

35. Accreditation—A Quality Framework in the Consumer-Centric Era

Brian J. Boon

36. Quality and Quality Improvement in Rehabilitation

Dale C. Strasser

37. Future Directions of Rehabilitation Research

Tamara Bushnik


Alex Moroz, MD, is Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, and was a contributing author to the fourth edition of MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY; continues to build an impressive journal article (40 +) publication resume; received multiple grants including the Hartford Foundation, American Geriatric Society grant to develop a geriatrics curriculum for PM&R residents; and is a three-time Teaching Excellence Award winner (2001, 2008, 2011) from the graduating resident class.


Steven Flanagan, MD, is the Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center. Dr. Flanagan is widely published with over 50 journal articles and book chapters, and is a principle or co-principle investigator for a number of research projects. Additionally, he is a frequent guest in multimedia venues, e.g., WNBC, ABC-TV, CNN, as a Brain Injury Medicine specialist.


Herb Zaretsky, PhD, is currently Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Zaretsky has published extensively in the field of rehabilitation in such areas as psychological and medical aspects of disability, geriatric rehabilitation, learning and conditioning with the neurologically impaired and spinal cord injured, rehabilitation psychology and long-term care of the chronically ill, chronic pain management and behavioral applications to rehabilitation. Dr. Zaretsky is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Past President of APA’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and a recipient of APA’s Distinguished Contributions to Rehabilitation Psychology Award. Dr. Zaretsky is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS)Eastern Division (New York and New Jersey) and is a recipient of the St. George Medal, a national award from ACS in recognition for outstanding contributions to the control of cancer.