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About ERABI

Our mission is to improve outcomes and efficiencies of the rehabilitation system through research synthesis, guideline development, knowledge translation, education, and outreach to maximize the real-world applications of rehabilitation research evidence.

ERABI is currently in its 12th edition and is used internationally to educate and inform clinicians about the latest rehabilitation research evidence. ERABI is led by an internationally recognized team of clinicians, researchers, and staff all with the goal of improving patient outcomes through research evidence. Our research group consists of Robert Teasell MD, FRCPC, Shawn Marshall MSc, MD, FRCPC, Nora Cullen MSc, MD FRCPC, Mark Bayley MSc, MD, FRCPC, Laura Rees PhD, Margaret Weiser PhD, Penny Welch-West SLP, Connie Ferri SLP, Shannon Janzen MSc, and Pavlina Faltynek MSc. Research coordinators Shannon Janzen, MSc. and Pavlina Faltynek, MSc. provide and execute the systematic approach which keeps ERABI current, relevant, and popular among its users.

Our Team

Robert Teasell MD FRCPC

Nora Cullen MD FRCPC

Shawn Marshall MD FRCPC

Shannon Janzen MSc

Mark Bayley MD FRCPC

Pavlina Faltynek MSc

Mitch Longval MSc(c)

Judy Gargaro MA

Publications from ERABI (ABI)

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. The ERABI Group. A systematic review of the rehabilitation of moderate to severe acquired brain injuries.  Brain Injury 2007;21(2):101-12
  2. Cullen N, Chundalama J, Bayley M, Jutai J for the ERABI Group.  The efficacy of acquired brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Injury 2007;21(2):113-32
  3. Marshall S, Teasell R, Bayona N, Chundalama J, Mackie D for the ERABI Group. Motor impairment rehabilitation post- acquired brain injury.  Brain Injury 2007;21(2):133-60
  4. Rees L, Marshall S, Hartridge C, Mackie D, Weiser M for the ERABI Group. Cognitive interventions Post Acquired Brain Injury.  Brain Injury 2007;21(2):161-200
  5. Teasell R, Bayona N, Lippert C, Villamere J, Hellings C for the ERABI Group. Post-traumatic seizure disorder following acquired brain injury.  Brain Injury 2007;21(2):201-14
  6. Cullen N, Bayley M, Hilditch M, Aubut J for the ERABI Group. Management of heterotopic ossification and venous thromboembolism following acquired brain injury.  Brain Injury 2007;21(2):215-30
  7. McCabe C, Lippert C, Weiser M, Hilditch M, Hartridge C, Villamere J for the ERABI Group. Community reintegration following Acquired Brain Injury.  Brain Injury 2007;21(2);231-57
  8. Salter KS, Foley N, Jutai J, Bayley M, Teasell R.  Assessment of community integration following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 2008:22(11):820-838.
  9. Foley N, Marshall S, Pikul J, Salter K, Teasell R. Hypermetabolism following moderate to severe traumatic acute brain injury: A systematic review. Journal of Neurotrauma 2008:25(12):1415-31.
  10. Meyer MJ, Megyesi J, Meythaler J, Murie-Fernandez M, Aubut JA, Foley N, Salter K, Bayley M, Marshall S, Teasell R, Acute management of acquired brain injury: Non-pharmacological interventions. Brain Injury 2010:24(5):694-705.
  11. Meyer MJ, Megyesi J, Meythaler J, Murie-Fernandez M, Aubut JA, Foley N, Salter K, Bayley M, Marshall S, Teasell R.  Acute management of acquired brain injury: Pharmacological management. Brain Injury 2010:24(5):706-721.
  12. Meyer MJ, Megyesi J, Meythaler J, Murie-Fernandez M, Aubut JA, Foley N, Salter K, Bayley M, Marshall S, Teasell R.  Acute management of acquired brain injury: Interventions to promote emergence from coma. Brain Injury 2010:24(5):722-729.
  13. Salter K, McClure A, Foley N, Teasell R.  Community integration following TBI: An examination of community integration measures within the ICF framework.  Brain Injury 2010; 25(12):1147-1154.
  14. Aubut J, Mehta S, Teasell R, Cullen N, Marshall S, Hilditch M for the ERABI and SCIRE teams. A comparison of heterotopic ossification treatment within the traumatic brain and spinal cord injured population:  An Evidence Based Systematic Review. NeuroRehabilitation, 2011:28(2): 151-160.
  15. Bragge P, Chan M, Pitt VJ, Bayley MT, Eng JJ, Teasell RW, Wolfe DL, Gruen RL.  An overview of published research about the acute care and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injured and spinal cord injured patients. Journal of Neurotrauma 2012; 29(8):1539-1547
  16. McIntyre A, Mehta S, Aubut J, Dijkers M, Teasell R. Mortality among older adults after a traumatic brain injury: A metanalysis. Brain Injury 2013:27(1):31-40.
  17. Aubut JL, Marshall S, Bayley M. Teasell RW for the ERABI team. A comparison of the PEDro and Downs and Black quality assessment tools using the Acquired Brain Injury intervention literature. NeuroRehabilitation 2013: 32:95–102.
  18. McIntyre A, Mehta S, Janzen S, Aubut JA, Teasell RW. A meta-analysis of functional outcome among older adults with traumatic brain injury NeuroRehabilitation 2013; 32:409–414.
  19. Kwok C, McIntyre A, Janzen S, Sequeira K, Teasell R. Drug and alcohol use among individuals with acquired brain injury in rehabilitation. Canadian Journal of Addiction Medicine 2013; 4(2):14-19.
  20. Janzen S, McIntyre A, Meyer M, Sequeira K, Teasell R.  The management of agitation among brain injury inpatients at a rehabilitation hospital.  Brain Injury 2014; 28(3):318-322.  
  21. McIntyre A, Janzen S, Teasell R.  Traumatic brain injury in older adults: A review. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 2014; 30(3):230-236.
  22. Laver AL, Lannin NA, Bragge P, Hunter P, Holland A, Tavender E, O’Connor D, Khan F, Teasell R, Gruen R.  Organizing health care services for people with an acquired brain injury: an overview of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials.  BMC Health Services Research 2014; 14(1): article 397.
  23. Bayley MT, Teasell RW, Wolfe DL, Russell LG, Eng JJ, Ghajar J, Tavender E, Kua A. Bragge P.  Where to build the bridge between evidence and practice? Results of an international workshop to prioritize knowledge translation activities in traumatic brain injury care.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):268-275.
  24. Bragge P, Pattuwage L, Marshall S, Pitt V, Piccenna L, Stergio-Kia M, Tate RL, Teasell R, Wiseman-Hakes C, Kua A, Ponsford J, Velikonja D, Bayley M. Quality of guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):277-289.
  25. Bayley M, Tate R, Douglas, Turkstra L, Ponsford J, Stergiou-Kita M, Kua A, Bragge P.  INCOG Guidelines for Cognitive Rehabilitation following brain injury: Methods and overview. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):290-306.
  26. Ponsford J, Janzen S, McIntyre A, Bayley M, Velikonja D, Tate R. INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following TBI Part I: Post Traumatic Amnesia / Delirium. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):307-320. 
  27. Ponsford J, Bayley M, Wiseman-Hakes C, Togher L, Velikonja D, McIntyre A, Janzen S, Tate R.  INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following TBI Part II: Attention and Information Processing Speed. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):321-337. 
  28. Tate R, Kennedy M, Ponsford J, Douglas J, Velikonja D, Bayley M, Stergiou-Kita M. INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following TBI Part III: Executive Function and Self-Awareness. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):338-352.  
  29. Togher L, Wiseman-Hakes C, Turkstra LS, Douglas J, Stergiou-Kita M, Ponsford J, Teasell R, Bayley M.  INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following TBI Part IV: Cognitive Communication. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):353-368. 
  30. Velikonja D, Tate R, Ponsford J, McIntyre A, Janzen S, Bayley M.  INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following TBI Part V: Memory. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2014; 29(4):369-386.
  31. MacKenzie H, Teasell R, Miller T, Sequeira K.  Peri-incisional botulinum toxin for chronic post-craniotomy headache following traumatic brain injury: A case series.  PMR 2015; 7(7):785-788.
  32. McIntyre A, Janzen S, Richardson M, Kwok C, Teasell R.  An overview of Acquired Brain Injury research rehabilitation randomized controlled trials.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehab 2015; 30(6): E47-53.
  33. Salter KL, McClure JA, Foley NC, Sequeira K, Teasell RW.  Pharmacotherapy for depression post traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis. Journal of Head Trauma Rehab 2016; 31(4): E21-32.
  34. Mehta S, McIntyre A, Janzen S, Iruthayarajah J, Bateman A, Teasell R.  Pharmacological treatment of agitation post TBI. Brain Injury 2018; 32(3):287-296.
  35. Bayley M, Lamotagne M, Kua A, Marshall S, Marier-Deschenes P, Allarie A, Kagan C, Truchon C, Janzen S, Teasell R, Swaine B.  Unique features of the INESSS-ONF Rehabilitation Guidelines for Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Responding to users’ needs.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2018; 33(5):296-305.
  36. Iruthyarajah J, Al-Ibrahim F, Mehta S, Janzen S, McIntyre A, Teasell R.  Cognitive behavioural therapy for aggression among individuals with moderate to severe acquired brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Brain Injury 2018; 32(12):1443-1449.
  37. Swaine B, Bayley MT, Marshall S, Kua A, Marier-Deschenes P, Allaire A, Kagan C, Truchon C, Janzen S, Teasell R, Lamotagne M.  Why do we need a new clinical practice guideline for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2018; 33(5):285-287.
  38. Wiener J, McIntyre A, Janzen S, Mirkowski M, McKenzie H, Teasell R. Opioids and cerebral physiology in the acute management of traumatic brain injury: A systematic review.  Brain Injury (accepted pending revisions).
  39. Mehta S, Janzen S, Cotoi A, Rice D, Teasell R. Psychometric properties of screening tools for substance abuse post ABI: A systematic review.  Brain Injury (accepted with minor revisions).

 

Published Abstracts

  1. Cullen N, Bayley M, Teasell R, Marshall S, Hilditch M, Lippert C, Welch-West P, McCabe P, Weiser M, Ferri C, ReesL, McCormick A, Tu L, Aubut J for the ERABI Team.   An update of the systematic review of the rehabilitation of moderate to severe acquired brain injuries. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 89(10): E10.
  2. McCormick A,  Gnanakumar V, Collins D, Weiser M, Marshall S, Tu L, Aubut J, Teasell R for the ERABI Team.  Paediatric interventions in acquired brain injury rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 89(10): E10.
  3. Foley N, Marshall S, Pikul T, Salter K, Teasell R. Hyper metabolism following moderate to severe traumatic acute brain injury: A systematic review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 89(10):E29.
  4. Aubut J, Mehta S, Teasell R, Cullen N, Marshall S, Hilditch M for the ERABI and SCIRE teams. A comparison of heterotopic ossification with traumatic brain and spinal cord injured populations: An evidence based review.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009:90(10):E55.
  5. Aubut J, Tu L, Teasell R. Couple relationships following an acquired brain injury: A review of the literature.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009; 90(10):E76.
  6. Weiser M, McCabe P, Lomax R and Aubut J for the ERABI team. Blast injuries and traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 2010; 24(3):0445.
  7. Aubut J, Teasell R, Bayley M, Weiser M, and Lippert C for the ERABI team. Addictive behaviours post acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 2010; 24(3):0454.
  8. Teasell R, Aubut J, Marshall S, Cullen N, Bayley M, Weiser M,  Rees L, Lippert C, McCabe P, Welch-West P, McCormick A and Golverk L for the ERABI team. An update of the systematic review of the rehabilitation of moderate to severe acquired brain injuries-version 5.  Brain Injury, 2010; 24(3):0448.
  9. Salter K, McClure JA, Teasell R.  Community integration following TBI and the ICF: An examination of the Community Integration Questionnaire and the Reintegration to Normal Living Index. Brain Injury, 2010; 24(3):0171.
  10. Aubut J, Teasell RW, Marshall S, and Golverk L  for the ERABI  team. Neuroendocrine disorders post acquired brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010:91(10):E9-10.
  11. Teasell RW, Aubut JL, Rees L, van Reekum R, Marshall S, Weiser M, Bayley M, Cullen N,  McCabe P, and Leclerc C  for the ERABI Team. Treatment of affective disorders and challenging behaviour following brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010:91(10):E53.
  12. Aubut J, Marshall S, Willems G, Teasell R.  A systematic review of treatments for vestibular dysfunction post ABI. Brain Injury 2012; 25(3):0737.
  13. Welch-West P, Ferri C, Aubut J, Teasell R.  A systematic review of interventions for communication deficits post ABI.  Brain Injury 2012; 25(3):0727.
  14. McIntyre A, Mehta S, Aubut J, Teasell R. Older age and GCS predict mortality post-TBI: A meta-analysis.  Brain Injury 2012; 25(3):0730.
  15. McIntyre A, Aubut J, Mehta S, Teasell R. Increased mortality among older adults after a traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis.  Brain Injury 2012; 25(3):0733.
  16. Janzen S, Mehta S, McIntyre A, Teasell R.  Anti-depressant prescription pattern in SCI and ABI rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012; 93(10): e47.  
  17. Salter K, McClure A, Sequeira K, Foley N, Teasell R.  Pharmacotherapy for depression post traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012; 93(10): e26.
  18. Janzen S, Meyer M, Mc Intyre A, Sequeira K, Teasell R.  Adherence to best practice guidelines and organizational policies for use of physical restraints post ABI.  Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2012; 44:1005.
  19. Janzen S, Meyer M, Mc Intyre A, Sequeira K, Teasell R.  Using best practice guidelines to treat agitation in rehab patients post brain injury.  Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2012; 44:1005.
  20. McIntyre A, Janzen S, Richardson M, Aubut J, Teasell R. The Evolution of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Literature. J of Rehabilitation Medicine 2013; 45(10):1089 (A17).
  21. Mehta S, Rice D, Teasell R. Crossover of stroke and brain injury evidence: Management of cognitive impairment. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95(10):e28-e29.
  22. Rice DB, Allen L, Teasell R.  Comparing the evidence for interventions for communication deficits in stroke and acquired brain injuries. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95(10):e17.
  23. Thompson S, McIntyre A, Richardson M, Teasell R. Stroke and acquired brain injury: Management of dysphagia and nutrition disorders. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95(10):e27.
  24. Rice D, Madady M, Richardson M, Mehta S, Teasell R.  Interventions for depression: Combining the stroke and acquired brain injury rehabilitation literature. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95(10):e17-18.
  25. Rice D, Madady M, Richardson M, Mehta S, Teasell R.  Interventions for depression: Combining the stroke and acquired brain injury rehabilitation literature. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95(10):e17-18.
  26. Sequeira N, Iruthayarajah J, Janzen S, McIntyre A, Teasell R. Evaluating the effectiveness of phenytoin and levetiracetam for seizure prophylaxis among a brain injury population: A systematic review. Archives Phys Med Rehab 2016; 97(10): e146.
  27. Mehta S, Janzen S, McIntyre A, Iruthayarajah J, Teasell R.  Pharmacological management of agitation among individuals with acquired brain injury: A systematic review.  Archives Phys Med Rehab 2016; 97(10):e143-144.
  28. Iruthayarajah J, Alibrahim F, Mehta S, Janzen S, McIntyre A, Teasell R. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anger and Aggression among individuals with Moderate to Severe Acquired Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2017 (published abstract).
  29. Mehta S, Janzen S, Cotoi A, Rice D, Teasell R. Psychometric properties of screening tools for substance abuse post ABI: A systematic review. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017; 98(10): e139.
  30. Teasell R, Chow J, Janzen S, Wiener J, Mirkowski M, Iliescu A, Faltynek P. Comparing the stroke and acquired brain injury rehabilitation intervention research. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2018; 99(12): e219.
  31. Faltynek P, McIntyre A, Mirkowski M, Janzen S, Teasell R.  Global trends in acquired brain injury randomized controlled trials. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018; 99(10): e118.
  32. Faltynek P, Benton B, McIntyre A, Teasell R. Summary of controlled international studies from the Evidence-Based Review of Acquired Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018; 99(12):e220.
  33. Wiener J, McIntyre A, Janzen S, Mirkowski M, McKenzie H, Teasell R. Opioids and cerebral physiology in the acute management of traumatic brain injury: A systematic review.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018; 99(10): e112.