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21st Century Challenges to the Provision of Health Care to Adults With Spina Bifida: A Rehabilitation Approach

  • Brad E. Dicianno
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    Corresponding author Brad E. Dicianno, MD, 3471 5th Ave, Ste 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; and the Adult Spina Bifida Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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Published:January 31, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.011
      In 1999 in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Joel DeLisa, MD,
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      The 31st Walter J. Zeiter Lecture. Issues and challenges for physiatry in the coming decade.
      discussed “Issues and Challenges for Physiatry in the Coming Decade.” He proposed that physiatrists should play a key role in the coordination of care for adults with disabilities from conditions such as spina bifida. The Archives has published a series of articles that are instrumental in guiding how physiatrists can be leaders in this area. In this editorial, I would like to highlight these articles from Archives and some additional articles, as a special topic collection.
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