Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spasticity
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • General Rehabilitation

Research Interests

  • Neuromodulation
  • Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation
  • Motor recovery after spinal cord injury
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Early rehabilitation in the ICU

Publications

Publication Information

  1. Korupolu R, Ngo T, Hack N, Escott E, Salles S. Concurrent Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and Guillain-Barré  Syndrome in a Child: A Case Report. Journal of Pediatric Rehab 2014;7(3):267-72
  1. Lord RA; Mayhew CR, Korupolu R, Mantheiy EC, Friedman MA,  Palmer JB, Needham DM. ICU Early Physical Rehabilitation Programs: Financial Modeling of Cost Savings. Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):717-24.
  1. Kho ME, Truong AD, Brower RG, Palmer JB, Fan E, Zanni JM, Ciesla ND, Feldman DR, Korupolu R, Needham DM.  Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for ICU-acquired weakness: Protocol and methodological implications for a randomized, sham-controlled phase II trial. Phys Ther. 2012 Dec; 92(12):1564-79.
  2. Korupolu R, Gifford JM, Zanni J, Truong A, Vajrala G, Lepre S, Needham DM. Early Mobilization in the Intensive Care  Unit:  Safety, Feasibility and Benefits. Year Book Respiratory & Applied Technologies (Book Chapter). In Esquinas AM  (Ed). Basel, Karger. 2010.
  3. Korupolu R, Immanuel S, Needham DM. Early mobilization of critically ill patients: Required resources. ICU Management Journal, 2010; 10 (1); 36-37.
  4. Needham DM, Korupolu R. Rehabilitation Quality Improvement in an Intensive Care Unit Setting: Implementation of a Quality Improvement Model. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2010; 17(4):271–281.
  5. Zanni J, Korupolu R, Needham DM. Early Mobilization in the ICU: Improving patient outcomes. Chest Physician Critical Care Commentary, June 2010; 10-11.
  6. Korupolu R, Zanni J, Fan E, Butler, M, Needham DM.  Early Mobilization of Intensive Care Unit Patient:  The Challenges of Morbid Obesity and Multi-Organ Failure.  British Medical Journal Case Reports, 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.09.2009.2257
  7. Needham DM, Korupolu R, Zanni J, Pradhan P, Colantuoni E, Palmer JB, Brower RG, Fan E. Improving Early Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure in a Medical Intensive Care Unit.  Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2010;91:536-542.
  8. Primus R, Korupolu R, Needham DM. Early mobilization of critically ill obese patients. ICU Management Journal. 2010; 9(4); 19.
  9. Zanni J, Korupolu R, Fan E, Pradhan P, Janjua K, Palmer JB, Brower RG, Needham DM. Rehabilitation Interventions and patient Outcomes in Acute Respiratory Failure: An Observational pilot project. Journal of Critical Care, 2010 Jun;25(2):254-62. Epub 2009 Nov 26.
  10. Kho M, Korupolu R, Needham DM. Early Mobilization of critically ill patients: Feasibility & Benefits. ICU Management Journal. 2009; 9 (4); 31-32.
  11. Korupolu R, Chandolu S, Needham DM. Early mobilization of critically ill patients:  screening and safety issues. ICU  Management Journal, 2009; 9(3):27-30.
  12. Korupolu R, Gifford JM, Needham DM. Early Mobilization of Critically Ill Patients: Reducing Neuromuscular  Complications after Intensive Care. Contemporary Critical Care. Feb, 2009; 6 (9); 1:12.
  13. Needham DM, Sinopoli DJ, Berenholtz SM, Goeschel C, Dinglas VD, Korupolu R, Watson SR, Pronovost PJ. Improving Data Quality Control in Quality Improvement Projects. International Journal of Quality in Health Care.2009; 21 (2); 145- 150.

Poster & oral presentations

  1. Korupolu R, Powell E, Carrico C, Salyers E, Reddy L,  Sawaki L. Effects of transvertebral direct current stimulation in  healthy humans: A  randomized cross over study. Academy of  Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Conference (Sept 2015),  New Orleans, LA
  2. Korupolu R, Mullan P, Davis M. Voltage-gated potassium channel antibody related myelitis: A Case Report. Academy of  Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Conference (Sept 2015), New Orleans, LA
  3. Korupolu R, Salmon E, Reddy L, Sawaki L. Effects of transvertebral direct current stimulation in healthy humans:  Early results from an ongoing randomized cross over study. 8° World Congress of International Society of Physical  & Rehabilitation Medicine (June 2014), Cancun, Mexico.
  4. Korupolu R, White H, Salles S, Henry I. Effects of distal hamstring lengthening on anterior pelvic tilt in children with  cerebral palsy: A retrospective study. 8° World Congress of International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation  Medicine (June 2014), Cancun, Mexico.
  5. Korupolu R: Spinal Cord Injury: A review of current neuro-protective & regenerative medicine clinical trials,  Chief Rounds July 2013,  Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky, KY
  6. Korupolu R, Lee K, Chelette K, Sawaki L. Transcranial direct current stimulation paired with robot-assisted treadmill in  patients with severe gait deficits following incomplete SCI: a case series: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals  Conference (Sept 2012), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  1. Korupolu R, Hack N, Salles S. Concurrent Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and Guillain-Barré Syndrome in a Child: A Case Report. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Conference (Nov 2012), Atlanta, GA.
  2. Korupolu R, Zanni J, Butler M, Needham DM. The Challenges of Morbid Obesity and Multi-Organ Failure:  A Case Study of Early Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit. Presented: American Physical Therapy Association Combined  section meeting (Feb 2010), San Diego.
  3. Zanni J, Pradhan P, Ciesla N, Rossi J, Scardillo J, Korupolu R, Fan E, Needham DM.  Intensive rehabilitation of acute respiratory failure patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU):  a multi-disciplinary quality improvement project.   Acute Care Perspectives. 2008; 17; 23.
  4. Scardillo J,  Rossi J, Zanni J, Ciesla N, Pradhan P, Korupolu R, Needham DM. Intensive physical therapy of a mechanically ventilated patient in the medical intensive care unit: a case review. Acute Care Perspectives. 2008;17; 22-23
  5. Meinbresse MK, Ziemer DC, Arrington B, Phillips LS, Tsui CW, Singaram T, Korupolu R, Dames F, Barnes CS.  Empowering Patients to Facilitate Communication and Motivate Providers to Intensify Therapy Appropriately. Diabetes.  2007, Jun; 56 (supplement1) A225.
  6. Ziemer DC, Barnes CS, Tsui CW, Lawrence AJ, Korupolu R, Phillips LS. Hypoglycemia Is Not Associated with Intensification of Diabetes Therapy. Diabetes. 2007, Jun; 56 (Supplement 1):A317.