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Venu Rao Akuthota

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-PM&R General Operations

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    2012 - 20175280 Top Doctor, Denver Magazine
    2015PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    2014Visiting Professor, Harvard, Seoul National Korea, Dalhouise- Halifax, Turkey, Eastern Virginia, Loyola, Penn
    2012Outstanding Paper, The Spine Journal

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    1. Clements ND, McCormick ZL, Vydra D, Nagpal A, Akuthota V, Kennedy DJ, Cushman DM. Serious Complications Associated with Interventional Spine Procedures-Results of a Spine Intervention Society Survey. Pain Med. 2020 03 01; 21(3):651-653. PMID: 31188448.
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    2. Carollo J, De S, Akuthota V. Evidence-Based Physiatry: Clinical Decision-Making With Instrumented Gait Analysis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 03; 99(3):265-266. PMID: 31860588.
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    3. Akuthota V, Meron AJ, Singh JR, Boimbo S, Laker SR, Brakke Holman R, Sridhar BV, Friedrich J, Sullivan WJ. The utility of magnetic resonance imaging results in physician decision-making before initial lumbar spinal injection. Spine J. 2019 09; 19(9):1455-1462. PMID: 31009770.
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    4. Hammerich A, Whitman J, Mintken P, Denninger T, Akuthota V, Sawyer EE, Hofmann M, Childs JD, Cleland J. Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Combined With Epidural Steroid Injection for Individuals With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Parallel-Group Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 05; 100(5):797-810. PMID: 30703349.
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    5. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 30689304.
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    6. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 29394207.
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    7. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 19769923.
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    8. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 15034857.
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    9. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 15034855.
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    10. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 18523503.
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    11. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 20359681.
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    12. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 17045104.
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    13. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 15034858.
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    14. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 19627917.
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    15. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 21777866.
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    16. Akuthota V, Marshall B, Mintken PE, Schenkman M, Kumbhare D. Second-Order Peer Reviews of Clinically Relevant Articles for the Physiatrist: "Early Physical Therapy Vs Usual Care in Patients with Recent-Onset Low Back Pain" (Fritz JM, Magel JS, McFadden M, et al, JAMA 2015): "Physical Therapy May Not Help Acute Lower Back Pain Sufferers". Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 09; 96(9):682-685. PMID: 28081028.
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    17. Friedrich J, Brakke R, Akuthota V, Sullivan W. Reliability and Practicality of the Core Score: Four Dynamic Core Stability Tests Performed in a Physician Office Setting. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Jul; 27(4):409-414. PMID: 28653966.
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    18. Heinemann A, Raad J, Akuthota V, Segal N, Nitsch KP, Rho M, Chan L, Casey E, Press J, Sowa G, Moore J. Scoping review to develop common data elements for lumbar spinal stenosis. Spine J. 2017 07; 17(7):1045-1057. PMID: 28434926.
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    19. Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Bauer Z, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Shi XR, Annaswamy T, Standaert CJ, Smuck M, Kennedy DJ, Akuthota V, Sibell D, Wasan AD, Diehn F, Suri P, Rundell SD, Kessler L, Chen AS, Jarvik JG. Long-Term Effects of Repeated Injections of Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 08; 98(8):1499-1507.e2. PMID: 28396242.
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    20. Sclafani JA, Constantin A, Ho PS, Akuthota V, Chan L. Descriptive Analysis of Spinal Neuroaxial Injections, Surgical Interventions, and Physical Therapy Utilization for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Within Medicare Beneficiaries from 2000 to 2011. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 02 15; 42(4):240-246. PMID: 28207664.
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    21. Sclafani JA, Ho PS, Mayfield C, Ukegbu U, Akuthota V, Chan L. Interventional Treatment and Physical Therapy Utilization for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Within Medicare Beneficiaries From 2000-2011: Descriptive Analysis and Impacts on Surgery Frequency. PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S):S160. PMID: 27672768.
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    22. Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Standaert CJ, Nedeljkovic S, Kennedy DJ, Sibell DM, Suri P, Akuthota V, Annaswamy TM, Bauer Z, Jarvik JJ. Patient and Procedural Risk Factors for Cortisol Suppression Following Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis. PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S):S159-S160. PMID: 27672767.
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    23. Yang AJ, Coronado RA, Hoffecker L, Gao C, Saurwein K, Shoreman D, Hoffberg AS, Akuthota V. Conservative Care in Lumbar Spine Surgery Trials: A Descriptive Literature Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 01; 98(1):165-172. PMID: 27576191.
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    24. Niehaus W, Boimbo S, Akuthota V. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Use of iPad Mini Mobile Devices. PM R. 2015 May; 7(5):512-8. PMID: 25661459.
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    25. Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Sullivan SD, Bauer Z, Bresnahan BW, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Standaert C, Kessler L, Akuthota V, Annaswamy T, Chen A, Diehn F, Firtch W, Gerges FJ, Gilligan C, Goldberg H, Kennedy DJ, Mandel S, Tyburski M, Sanders W, Sibell D, Smuck M, Wasan A, Won L, Jarvik JG. A randomized trial of epidural glucocorticoid injections for spinal stenosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 03; 371(1):11-21. PMID: 24988555.
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    26. Friedly J, Akuthota V, Amtmann D, Patrick D. Why disability and rehabilitation specialists should lead the way in patient-reported outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Aug; 95(8):1419-22. PMID: 24732170.
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    27. Yang A, Emig M, Akuthota V. Kissing spine and the retrodural space of Okada: more than just a kiss? PM R. 2014 Mar; 6(3):287-9. PMID: 24370607.
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    28. Akuthota V. What's on the horizon: the future of pain medicine. PM R. 2012 Aug; 4(8):545-7. PMID: 22920312.
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    29. Abbott ZI, Nair KV, Allen RR, Akuthota VR. Utilization characteristics of spinal interventions. Spine J. 2012 Jan; 12(1):35-43. PMID: 22138113.
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    30. Akuthota V. Bupivacaine: the not-so-innocuous inoculant? PM R. 2011 Dec; 3(12):1110. PMID: 22192319.
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    31. Wolfer L, Carragee E, Akuthota V. Lumbar provocation diskography: helpful or harmful? PM R. 2010 Oct; 2(10):957-68. PMID: 20970766.
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    32. Aspegren D, Enebo BA, Miller M, White L, Akuthota V, Hyde TE, Cox JM. Functional scores and subjective responses of injured workers with back or neck pain treated with chiropractic care in an integrative program: a retrospective analysis of 100 cases. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Nov-Dec; 32(9):765-71. PMID: 20004804.
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    33. Brand ES, Ky P, Christo PJ, Standaert CJ, Akuthota V. Debating "interventions" for chronic axial low back pain. PM R. 2009 Oct; 1(10):964-72. PMID: 19854425.
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    34. Akuthota V, Argoff C, Watters WC. Interpreting reviews and guidelines: the case of lumbar epidural steroid injections. PM R. 2009 Jun; 1(6):576-9. PMID: 19627947.
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    35. Kaufman MS, Akuthota V, Derr J, Sherman A, Saint-Phard D. Double trouble: a case report of concomitant popliteal artery entrapment syndrome and neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Clin J Sport Med. 2009 May; 19(3):238-40. PMID: 19423979.
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    36. Patel AT, Robinson L, Akuthota V. Utility of proximal nerve conduction studies. PM R. 2009 Mar; 1(3):277-80. PMID: 19627907.
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    37. Fasen JM, O'Connor AM, Schwartz SL, Watson JO, Plastaras CT, Garvan CW, Bulcao C, Johnson SC, Akuthota V. A randomized controlled trial of hamstring stretching: comparison of four techniques. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Mar; 23(2):660-7. PMID: 19204565.
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    38. Smuck M, Rosenberg JM, Akuthota V. The use of epidural corticosteroids for cervical radiculopathy: an interlaminar versus transforaminal approach. PM R. 2009 Feb; 1(2):178-84. PMID: 19627891.
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    39. Schenkman ML, Jordan S, Akuthota V, Roman M, Kohrt WM, Hearty T, Cleary C, Backstrom KM. Functional movement training for recurrent low back pain: lessons from a pilot randomized controlled trial. PM R. 2009 Feb; 1(2):137-46. PMID: 19627887.
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    40. Sorosky S, Stilp S, Akuthota V. Yoga and pilates in the management of low back pain. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2008 Mar; 1(1):39-47. PMID: 19468897.
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    41. Akuthota V, Ferreiro A, Moore T, Fredericson M. Core stability exercise principles. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2008 Feb; 7(1):39-44. PMID: 18296944.
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    42. Chang V, Gonzalez P, Akuthota V. Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with adjunctive analgesics. Spine J. 2008 Jan-Feb; 8(1):21-7. PMID: 18164450.
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    43. Pepper M, Akuthota V, McCarty EC. The pathophysiology of stress fractures. Clin Sports Med. 2006 Jan; 25(1):1-16, vii. PMID: 16324969.
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    44. Hoch AZ, Pepper M, Akuthota V. Stress fractures and knee injuries in runners. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2005 Aug; 16(3):749-77. PMID: 16005402.
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    45. Plastaras CT, Rittenberg JD, Rittenberg KE, Press J, Akuthota V. Comprehensive functional evaluation of the injured runner. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2005 Aug; 16(3):623-49. PMID: 16005397.
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    46. Akuthota V, Plastaras C, Lindberg K, Tobey J, Press J, Garvan C. The effect of long-distance bicycling on ulnar and median nerves: an electrophysiologic evaluation of cyclist palsy. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Aug; 33(8):1224-30. PMID: 16000656.
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    47. Akuthota V, Chou LH, Drake DF, Nadler SF, Toledo SD. Sports and performing arts medicine. 2. Shoulder and elbow overuse injuries in sports. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Mar; 85(3 Suppl 1):S52-8. PMID: 15034856.
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    48. Akuthota V, Nadler SF. Core strengthening. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Mar; 85(3 Suppl 1):S86-92. PMID: 15034861.
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    49. Toledo SD, Nadler SF, Norris RN, Akuthota V, Drake DF, Chou LH. Sports and performing arts medicine. 5. Issues relating to musicians. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Mar; 85(3 Suppl 1):S72-4. PMID: 15034859.
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    50. Toledo SD, Akuthota V, Drake DF, Nadler SF, Chou LH. Sports and performing arts medicine. 6. Issues relating to dancers. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Mar; 85(3 Suppl 1):S75-8. PMID: 15034860.
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    51. Akuthota V, Lento P, Sowa G. Pathogenesis of lumbar spinal stenosis pain: why does an asymptomatic stenotic patient flare? Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2003 Feb; 14(1):17-28, v. PMID: 12622479.
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    52. Lento PH, Akuthota V. Meniscal injuries: A critical review. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2000 Jan 01; 15(2):55-62. PMID: 22388443.
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