Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Critical Review


Every year, our PGY3 residents complete a comprehensive review of the literature on a topic of their choice, and their work is presented at the annual William H. Donovan, MD Critical Review of the Literature Presentations. Here are the presentation topics done by our residents in the past few years.


William H. Donovan, MD Critical Review of the Literature Presentations



Ayyala H. Does Cervical Catheter Placement in Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) Pumps Improve Upper Motor Spasticity?

Darji N. Diagnostic Utility of Electromyography to Assess Consciousness in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness.

Epstein M. Orthobiologic strategies and interleukin-1 as a target for radiculopathy.

Hsieh J. Early Mobilization in ICU.

Isidro T. Hyaluronic acid (HA) vs platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for hip osteoarthritis.

Karri J. Combination Intrathecal Morphine and Bupivacaine for Chronic Cancer Pain.

Singh J. Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Song B. Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin in Treating Lateral Epicondylitis: Does Injection Location Matter?


Doan J. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Motor Recovery in SCI.

Etesam A. Early Mobilization and Rehab in ECMO Patients.

Joshi M, Bruel BM, Grabois M. Intravenous Ketamine for Neuropathic Cancer Pain in Adults: A Critical Review.

Michael A. Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Pain After Total Knee Replacement.

Newman M. Neurologic Music Therapy, Gait, and Stroke: A Critical Review of the Literature.

Nguyen D. Sensory Deprivation and Pain.

Patel S.  Intradiscal Platelet Rich Plasma for Lumbar Discogenic Pain.

Yeh P.  Chondrotoxic Effects of Local Anesthetics on Human Knee Chondrocytes.