Adams, Robert, PhD
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Robert D. Adams, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and part of the Neurology Residency at Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / VA Medical Center. Dr. Adams received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and Biological Sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, followed by a combined MD-PhD at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.. His research was funded by an NIH T32 training grant, and focused on the neurotrophic effects of low-voltage and high-voltage electrical fields on peripheral neurons. He completed his neurology residency at Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center where he was chief resident, followed by a fellowship in neuromuscular neurology in the same program.
Dr. Adams has special interests in the use of neuromuscular ultrasound. In addition to routinely using ultrasound to diagnose common neuromuscular conditions, he is involved in research on its use in diagnosing less common conditions. Furthermore, he is exploring experimental ultrasound techniques for measuring muscle activation. Dr. Adams is passionate about teaching and was honored with the excellence award for his dedication to teaching medical students. Dr. Adams is married and enjoys spending time in the trees, whether by trail-running, biking, or walking with his wife.
- Bourbeau DJ, Creasey GH, Sidik S, Brose SW, Gustafson KJ. Genital nerve stimulation increases bladder capacity after SCI: A meta-analysis. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Jul;41(4):426-434. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1281372. Epub 2017 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 28198657; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6055968.
- Brose SW, Bourbeau DJ, Gustafson KJ. Genital nerve stimulation is tolerable and effective for bladder inhibition in sensate individuals with incomplete SCI. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Mar;41(2):174-181. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1279817. Epub 2017 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 28185483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5901453.
- Brose SW, Montfort J, Gustafson KJ, Mittebrun I, Gauriloff S, Mosher M, Bourbeau DJ. Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injection of the Pisotriquetral Joint: A Multidisciplinary Effort. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Dec;96(12):904-907. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000773. Review. PubMed PMID: 28582272.
- Majerus SJ, Fletter PC, Ferry EK, Zhu H, Gustafson KJ, Damaser MS. Suburothelial Bladder Contraction Detection with Implanted Pressure Sensor. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 6;12(1):e0168375. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168375. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28060842; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5218553.
- Brose SW, Kilbane MJ, Harpster E, Mitchell SJ; ATP., Ho C, Gustafson KJ. Interdisciplinary development of an ergonomic prone mobility cart. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(4):433-42. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0279. PubMed PMID: 27533301.
- Wark HA, Black SR, Mathews KS, Cartwright PC, Gustafson KJ, Normann RA. Restoration from acute urinary dysfunction using Utah electrode arrays implanted into the feline pudendal nerve. Neuromodulation. 2015 Jun;18(4):317-23. doi: 10.1111/ner.12259. Epub 2014 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 25430001.
- Ho CH, Triolo RJ, Elias AL, Kilgore KL, DiMarco AF, Bogie K, Vette AH, Audu ML, Kobetic R, Chang SR, Chan KM, Dukelow S, Bourbeau DJ, Brose SW, Gustafson KJ, Kiss ZH, Mushahwar VK. Functional electrical stimulation and spinal cord injury. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Aug;25(3):631-54, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.05.001. Review. PubMed PMID: 25064792; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4519233.
- McCoin JL, Bhadra N, Brose SW, Gustafson KJ. Does patterned afferent stimulation of sacral dermatomes suppress urethral sphincter reflexes in individuals with spinal cord injury? Neurourol Urodyn. 2015 Mar;34(3):219–223. doi: 10.1002/nau.22545 Pubmed PMID: 24510801
- McCoin JL, Bhadra N, Brose SW, Gustafson KJ. Does patterned afferent stimulation of sacral dermatomes suppress urethral sphincter reflexes in individuals with spinal cord injury? Neurourol Urodyn. 2014 Feb 9. doi: 10.1002/nau.22545. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24510801.
- Boger A, Bhadra N, Gustafson KJ. Different clinical electrodes achieve similar electrical nerve conduction block. J Neural Eng. 2013 Oct;10(5):056016. doi:10.1088/1741-2560/10/5/056016. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 23986089.
- McCoin JL, Bhadra N, Gustafson KJ. Electrical stimulation of sacral dermatomes can suppress aberrant urethral reflexes in felines with chronic spinal cord injury. Neurourol Urodyn. 2013 Jan;32(1):92–97. doi: 10.1002/nau.22276 Pubmed PMID: 22674730
- Boger AS, Bhadra N, Gustafson KJ. High frequency sacral root nerve block allows bladder voiding. Neurourol Urodyn. 2012 Jun;31(5):677-82. doi: 10.1002/nau.21075. Epub 2012 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 22473837; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3806205.
- Gustafson KJ, Grinberg Y, Joseph S, Triolo RJ. Human distal sciatic nerve fascicular anatomy: implications for ankle control using nerve-cuff electrodes. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(2):309-21. PubMed PMID: 22773531.