Published Works

Brain Injury
  • Sandel ME, Ellis DW, eds. The Coma-Emerging Patient. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: State of the Art Reviews, Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus; 1990.

  • Zwil AS, Sandel ME, Kim E: Organic and psychological sequelae of traumatic brain injury: The post-concussional syndrome in clinical practice. New Directions for Mental Health Serv 1993; 57:109-115.

  • Sandel ME, Zwil AS. Psychopharmacologic treatment for affective disorders after traumatic brain injury. In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 1997; 8:743-762.

  • Cecil KM, Hills EC, Sandel ME, Smith DH, McIntosh TK, Lenkinski RE, Mannon LJ, Sinson G, Bagley L, Grossman R: Enhanced sensitivity of proton MR spectroscopy for detecting axonal pathology in the corpus callosum of brain injured patients. J Neurosurg 1998; 88:795-801.

  • Umile EM, Plotkin RC, Sandel ME: Functional assessment of mild traumatic brain injury using SPECT and neuropsychological testing. Brain Injury 1998; 12: 577-594.

  • Umile EM, Sandel ME, Plotkin RC, Alavi: Dynamic imaging in mild traumatic brain injury: Evidence for the theory of medial temporal vulnerability. Arch Phys Med and Rehabil 1992; 83:1506-1513.

  • Zhang L, Plotkin R, Wang G, Sandel ME, Lee S: Cholinergic augmentation by donepezil enhances recovery in short-term memory and sustained attention following traumatic brain injury. Arch Phys Med and Rehabil 2004; 85:1050-1055.

  • Srinivasan L, Roberts B, Bushnik T, Englander J, Spain DA, Steinberg GK., Ren L, Sandel, ME, Al-lawati Z, Teraoka J, Hoffman AR, and Katznelson L. The impact of hypopituitarism on function and performance in subjects with recent history of traumatic brain injury and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, Brain Injury 2009; 23:639–648.

  • Maas A, Menon DK, Lingsma HF, Pineda JA, Sandel ME, Manley GT. Re-orientation of clinical research in traumatic brain injury: Report of an international workshop on comparative effectiveness research. J Neurotrauma 2012; 29:32-46.

  • Sandel ME, Delmonico RD, Kotch MJ: Sexuality and intimacy after traumatic brain injury. In: Zasler N, Zafonte R, Katz D, eds. Brain Injury Medicine. 2nd edition, New York, NY: Demos, 2012.

  • Sandel ME, Wang H, Terdiman J, Hoffman JM, Ciol MA, Sidney S, Quesenberry C, Lu Q, Chan L. Disparities in stroke rehabilitation: Results of a study in an integrated health system in northern California. PM&R 2009; 1:19-40.

  • Chan L, Wang H, Terdiman J, Hoffman JM, Ciol MA, Sidney S, Quesenberry C, Lu Q, Sandel ME. Disparities in outpatient and home health service utilization following stroke: Results of a 9-year study in northern California. PM&R 2009; 1: 997-1003.

  • Wang H, Camicia M, Terdiman J, Hung Y, Sandel ME. Time to inpatient rehabilitation hospital admission and functional outcomes of stroke patients. PM&R 2011; 3: 296-304.

  • Wang, H, Sandel ME, Terdiman J, Armstrong MA, Klatsky A, Camicia M, Lu Q, Sidney S. Post-acute care and ischemic stroke mortality: Findings from an integrated health care system in northern California. PM&R 2011; 3:686-694.

  • Jette A, Ni P, Rasch EK, Appelman J, Sandel ME, Terdiman J, Chan L. Evaluation of patient and proxy responses on the activity measure for post-acute care. Stroke 2012; 43:824-829.

  • Wang, H, Camicia M, Terdiman J, Mannava MK, Sidney S, Sandel ME. Daily treatment time and functional gains of stroke patients during inpatient rehabilitation. PM&R 2013; 5:122-128.

  • Chan L, Sandel ME, Jette AM, Appelman J, Brandt DE, Cheng P, TeSelle M, Delmonico R, Terdiman JF, Rasch EK. Does post-acute care site matter? A longitudinal study assessing functional recovery after a stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013; 94:622-9.

  • Sandel, ME, Jette AM, Appelman J, Terdiman JF, Liu L, Cheng P, TeSelle M, Delmonico R, Wang H, Camicia M, Rasch EK, Brandt D, Chan L. Designing and implementing a system for tracking functional status after stroke: a feasibility study. PM&R 2013; 5:481-490.

  • Sandel ME, et al. Provider’s Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: Individuals with Disabilities. Oakland, CA: Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council and the Institute for Culturally Competent Care, 2004.

  • Kirschner K, Breslin ML, Iezzoni L, Sandel ME. Attending to inclusion: People with disabilities and health-care reform. PM&R 2009; 1:957-963.

  • Sandel ME, Appelman J, Kotch M, Bitermundt G, Lal N, Samuels S, Crespo Y. The California Kaiser Permanente Healthcare System: Evolving to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Disability and Health 2010; 3:240-244.

  • Kirschner K, Gans B, Stineman M, Willik S, Elovic E, Sandel ME. Who will provide care for people with complex physical disabilities? PM&R 2010; 2:950-956.

  • Sandel ME. What effects? Measuring functional outcomes in comparative effectiveness research. PM&R 2010; 10:881-883.

  • Sandel ME: Stroke, disability, and unconscious bias: Interrelationships and overdetermination in medical decisions. Topics in Stroke 2011; 18:70-73.

Medical History
  • Hudak AM, Sandel ME, Goldberg G, Wrynn AM: Dr. Frances A Hellebrandt: Pioneering physiologist, physiatrist, and physical medicine and rehabilitation program visionary. PM&R 2013; 5:639-646.

  • Miller LS, Sandel ME: Dr. Rene Cailliet: Advancing the field of musculoskeletal medicine by making the complicated understandable. PM&R 2013; 5:991-995.

  • Sandel, ME. Dr. Herman Kabat: Neuroscience in translation…from bench to bedside. PM&R 2013; 5:453-461.

  • Cope DN, Sandel ME, Berrol C, Mayer N, Yarnell S: Dr. Sheldon Berrol: Champion of brain injury rehabilitation and disability rights. PM&R 2013; 5:907-914.

  • Verville RE, Ditunno JF, Jr., Tuakli-Wosornu YA, Sandel ME. Physical education, exercise, fitness and sports: Early PM&R leaders build a strong foundation. PM&R 2015; 7:905-912.

  • Ditunno, JD, Sandel ME. John Stanley Coulter, MD and the emergence of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the early 20th Century. PM&R, in press.

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