Recent publications from the Providence Brain and Spine Institute


Min, J.; Cohan, S; Alvarez, E; Sloane, J; Phillips, JT; Van der Walt, A; Koulinska, I; Fang, F; Miller, C; Chan, A. Real-world characterization of dimethyl fumarate-related gastrointestinal events in multiple sclerosis: Management strategies to improve persistence on treatment and patient outcomes. Neurol Ther. 2019

Cohan, S.; Edwards. K.; Lucas, L.; Gervasi-Follmar, T.; O’Connor, J.; Siuta, J.; Kamath, V.; Garten, L.; Chen, C.; Thomas, J.; Smoot, K.; Kresa-Reahl, K.; Spinelli, K. Reducing return of disease activity in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis transitioned from natalizumab to teriflunomide: 12-month interim results of teriflunomide therapy. Multiple Sclerosis Journal: Experimental, Translational and Clinical. January-March 2019, 1–11. DOI: 10.1177/2055217318824618

Cleanhous S, Strozk S, Pompilus F, Cano S, marquis P, Cohan S, Goldman M, Kresa-Reahl K, Petrillo J, Castrillo-Viguera C, Cadavid D, Chin S-Y. Addressing the targeting range of the ABILHAND-56 in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: A mixed methods psychometric study. Multiple Sclerosis Journal: Experimental, Translational and Clinical. April-June 2018, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2055217318776990

Zivadinov R, Kresa-Reahl K, Weinstock-Guttman B, Edwards K, Burudpakdee C, Bergsland N, Dwyer M, Khatri B, Thangavelu K, Chavin, Mandel M, Cohan S. Comparative effectiveness of teriflunomide and dimethyl fumarate in patients with relapsing forms of MS in the retrospective, real-world Teri-RADAR study. Accepted J Comparative Effectiveness Research. 2019

Zivadinov R, Medin J, Khan N, Korn JR, Bergsland N, Dwyer MG, Chitnis T, Naismith RT, Alvarez E, Kinkel P, Cohan S, Hunter SF, Silva D, Weinstock-Guttman on behalf of MS-MRIUS investigators. Fingolimod’s Impact on MRI Brain Volume Measures in Multiple Sclerosis: results from MS-MSIUS. J Neuroimaging. 2018; 00:1-7. DOI: 10.1111/jon.12518.

Cohan S, Smoot K, Kresa-Reahl K, Garland R, Yeh W-S, Wu N, Watson C. Outcomes of Stable Multiple Sclerosis Patients Staying on Initial Interferon Beta Therapy versus Switching to another Interferon Beta Therapy: A US Claims Database Study. Adv Ther 2018; 35:1894-1904;

Conference Abstracts & Presentations

2018 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
Hudson, E.; Lesko, A.; Lucas, L.; Baraban, E.; Toub, J.; Evans, M.; Fertig, E. Healthcare Utilization and Cost Outcomes for a Multicenter First Seizure and New Onset Epilepsy Clinic.

2019 International Stroke Conference
Ovando, R.; Lucas, L.; Baraban, E.; Tarpley, J. A Propensity-matched Analysis of Outcomes for Patients with M2 Branch Occlusions at Endovascular Stroke Centers.

Yanase, L.; Lucas, L.; Corless, L.; Baraban, E. Complications from IV Alteplase in Mild Stroke Patients in a Multi-state Health System.

Swearingen, N.; Corless, L.; Swann, K.; Cox, D.; Lada, E.; Baraban, E. Cost Analysis of Implementing Standardized Stroke Patient Education Materials in a Large Five State Health System.

Lesko, A.; Corless, C.; Gaede, C.; Baraban, E.; Lucas, L.; Yanase, L. Development of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Telestroke Network.

Stuchiner, T.; Clark, D.; Lucas, L.; Robison, J.; Yanase, L. Impact of Early Mobilization on 90-Day Outcomes in Thrombectomy Patients.

Zurasky, J.; Corless, L.; Lucas, L.; Baraban, E. Implementation of Coordinated Telestroke Program in an Urban Setting Improves Acute Stroke Care.

Bhatt, A.; Baraban, E.; Corless, L.; Lucas, L. Increase in Video Evaluations but Not Complications Over Time in a Large Stroke Network.

Swearingen, N.; Corless, L.; Swann, K.; Cox, D.; Lada, E.; Baraban, E. Large Five State Health System Standardizes Stroke Patient Education while Significantly Improving Health Literacy.

Augustine, S.; Tarpley, J.; Lucas, L.; Baraban, E. Outcomes of Large Vessel Occlusion Patients in a Multi-hospital System with NIHSS<6 Treated with Endovascular Thrombectomy vs Medical Management.

Yanase, L.; Stuchiner, T.; Lucas, L.; Corless, L.; Baraban, E. Post-IV Alteplase Hemorrhage Rates in Early vs. Delayed Treatment Window in a Multi-State Health System.

Archer, M.; Fuller, M.; Cox, K.; Swearingen, N. Regional Stroke Program Coordinator Nurses Standardize EMS Feedback Utilizing Kurt Lewin’s Change Model.

Cox, K.; Sheets, B.; Lesko, A.; Lucas, L.; Baraban, E.; Chandler, R.; Clark, D. Standardized Code Stroke Inpatient Activation Process Resulted in Consistent Acute Stroke Evaluation Times Regardless of Primary Problem or Patient Location.