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Upper extremity function in persons with tetraplegia: relationships between strength, capacity, and the spinal cord independence measure.

Rudhe C, van Hedel H. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Jun;23(5):413-21 – C

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Assessment of the Hand in Tetraplegia Using the Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP): Impairment versus Function.

Kalsi-Ryan S, Curt A, Fehlings, MG and Verrier MC. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil (2009); 14(4):34-46. – C

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Outcome Measures for Acute/Subacute Cervical Sensorimotor Complete (AIS-A) Spinal Cord Injury

Steeves JD, Lammertse DP, Kramer JL, Kleitman N, Kalsi-Ryan S, Jones L, Curt A, Blight AR, Anderson KD.Outcome Measures for Acute/Subacute Cervical Sensorimotor Complete (AIS-A) Spinal Cord Injury During a Phase 2 Clinical Trial. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2012 Winter;18(1):1-14. Epub 2012 Jan 31. PMID: 23239927.

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The Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength Sensibility and Prehension: reliability and validity.

Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Curt A, Duff S, Popovic MR, Rudhe C, Fehlings MG, Verrier MC. J Neurotrauma. 2012 Mar 20;29(5):905-14. PMID: 22942526. – C

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Relationship betweeen clinical assessments of function and measurements from an upper-limb robotic rehabilitation device in cervical spinal cord injury.

Albisser U, Alizadeh-Meghrazi M, Curt A, Kapadia N, Kramer JL, Popovic MR, Taylor P, Townson A, Steeves JD, Zariffa J, Zivanovic V, Willms R. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 May;20(3):341-50. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2011.2181537. Epub 2011 Dec 23.PMID: 22203726

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Development of the Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP): reviewing measurement specific to the upper limb in tetraplegia.

Kalsi-Ryan S, Curt A, Verrier MC, Fehlings MG. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Sep;17(1 Suppl):65-76. PMID: 22985372. – C

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Quantitative testing in spinal cord injury: Overview of reliability and predictive validity

Boakye M, Ellaway PH, Harkema S, Skelly AC. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Sep;17(1 Suppl):141-50. doi: 10.3171/2012.5.AOSPINE1296.PMID: 22985380 Review.

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Defining the Role of Sensation, Strength, and Prehension for Upper Limb Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.

Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Curt A, Duff S, Jiang D, Popovic MR, Rudhe C, Fehlings MG, Verrier MC. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Jun 18. PMID: 23778700. – C

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Epicritic sensation in cervical spinal cord injury: diagnostic gains beyond testing light touch.

Baumberger M, Bolliger M,  Curt A, Rietman JS, Velstra IM, . J Neurotrauma. 2013 Aug 1;30(15):1342-8. doi: 10.1089/neu.2012.2828. – L

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Prediction and stratification of upper limb function and self-care in acute cervical spinal cord injury with the graded redefined assessment of strength, sensibility, and prehension (GRASSP).

Velstra IM, Bolliger M, Tanadini LG, Baumberger M, Abel R, Rietman JS, Curt A. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Sep;28(7):632-42. – L

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Outcome of the upper limb in cervical spinal cord injury: Profiles of recovery and insights for clinical studies.

Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Curt A, Popovic MR, Verrier MC, Fehlings MG. J Spinal Cord Med. 2014 Sep;37(5):503-10. – L

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Robot-assisted arm assessments in spinal cord injured patients: a consideration of concept study.

Albisser U, Curt A, Keller U, Klamroth-Marganska V, Rienr R, Rudhe C, Schölch S

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Predictive Value of Upper Limb Muscles and Grasp Patterns on Functional Outcome in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.

Velstra IM, Bolliger M, Krebs J, Rietman JS, Curt A. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Jul 8. – L

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Changes in Strength, Sensation and Prehension in Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: European Multicenter Responsiveness Study of the GRASSP.

Velstra IM, Curt A, Frotzier A, Abel R, Kalsi-Ryan S, Rietman JS, Bolliger M. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Sept 29 (8)755-766. PMID: 25567122. – L

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Responsiveness, Sensitivity and Minimally Detectable Difference of the Graded and Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility, and Prehension, Version 1.0 (GRASSP V1).

Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Ahn H, Askes H, Drew B, Curt A, Popovic M, Wang J, Verrier M, Fehlings M. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] – L

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Predicting task performance from upper extremity impairment measures after cervical spinal cord injury.

Zariffa J, Curt A, Verrier MC, Fehlings MG, Kalsi-Ryan S. GRASSP Cross-Sectional Study Team and Ontario GRASSP Longitudinal Study Team, Spinal Cord. 2016 Dec; 54(12):1145-1151. doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.77. –C/L

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Evaluation of the graded redefined assessment of strength, sensibility and prehension (GRASSP) in children with tetraplegia.

MJ Mulcahey, C Thielen, K Dent, R Sinko, C Sadowsky, R Martin, L Vogel, L Davidson, H Taylor, J Bultman, J Gaughan Spinal Cord (2018) 56:741–749

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Comparison of Responsiveness and Mimimal Clinically Important Difference of The Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test (CUE-7) and The Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP).

Backus D, BE Leiby, Chen D,  Marino RJ, Nemunaitis GA, Sinko R. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2018 Summer. 24(3):227-238. doi:10.1310/sci2403-227. PMID: 29997426

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The Graded and Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility, and Prehension Version 2 Provides Interval Measure Properties

Abel R, Curt A, Fellinghauer C, Kalsi-Ryan S, Rupp R, Velstra IM. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Mar 15; 35 (6): 854-863, doi:10.1089/neu.2017.5915. ePub 2018 Jan 16. PMID:29160145

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The natural course of passive tenodesis grip in individuals with spinal cord injury with preserved wrist extension power but paralyzed fingers and thumbs.

Jung HY, Lee J, Shin HI. Spinal Cord. 2018 Sep; 56(9): 900-906. doi: 10.1038/s41393-018-0137-4. ePub 2018 May 22. PMID: 29789707

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Clinical outcomes from multi-center study of human neural stem cell transplantation in chronic cervical spine cord injury.

Aarabi B, Anderson KD, Bryce TN, Hsieh J, Grant K, Kurpad SN, Levi AD, Okonkwo DO, Park P. J Neurotrauma. 2019 Mar 19;36(6):891-902. doi: 10.1089/neu.2018.5843. Epub 2018 Oct 19.PMID: 30180779. Clinical Trial.

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Time is spine: a review of translational advances in spinal cord injury.

Ahuja S, Badhiwala JH, Fehlings MG. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Dec. 20; 30(1): 1-18. PMID 30611186. doi: 10.3171/2018.9 SPINE18682

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Decreased white matter fractional anisotropy is associated with poorer functional motor skills following spinal cord injury: A pilot study.

Boyd LA, Cunningham EE, Eng JJ, Krassioukov A, Noble JW. Spinal Cord. 2019 Mar; 57(3): 206-213. doi: 10.1038/s41393-018-0191-y. Epub 2018 Sep 5. PMID: 30185892

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A single-subject study of robotic upper limb training in the subacute phase for four persons with cervical spinal cord injury.

Månum G, Sørensen L. Spinal Cord Ser Cases. 2019 Mar 12; 5:29. doi: 10.1035/s41394-019-0170-3. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31240123

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A suite of atuomated tools to quantify hand and wrist motor function after cervical spinal cord injury.

Hays SA, Garcia EA, Grasse KM, Kilgard MP, Rahebi KC, Rennaker RL 2nd, Warren VS, Wiggington JG. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2019 Apr 11; 16(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s12984-019-0518-8. PMID: 30975167. Clinical Trial

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Effects of combined upper limb robotic therapy in patients with tetraplegic spinal cord injury.

Cho DY, Jung JH, Kim HY, Kwon SH, Lee BS, Lee HJ, Lee SJ, Lim JE, Jung JH. Ann Rehabil Med. 2019 Aug; 43(4): 445-457. doi: 10.5535/arm.2019.43.4.445. ePub 2019 Aug 31. PMID: 31499598

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Predicting upper limb compensation during prehension tasks in tetraplegic spinal cord injured patients using a single wearable sensor.

Albisser U, Brogioli M, Curt A, Demko L, Gassert R, Ortmann S, Popp WL, Schneider S, Velstra IM. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2019 Jun;2019:1000-1006. doi: 10.1109/ICORR.2019.8779561.PMID: 31374760 Clinical Trial.

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Clinically significant gains in skillful grasp coordination by an individual with tetraplegia using an implanted brain-computer with forearm trasncutaenous muscle stimulation.

Annetta N, Bockbrader M, Bouton C, Colachis S 4th, Friedenberg D, Mysiw WJ, Rezai A, Schwemmer M, Shama G, Skomrock N.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul;100(7):1201-1217. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.07.445. Epub 2019 Mar 20.PMID: 30902630

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The Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength Sensibility and Prehension Version 2 (GV2): Psychometric Properties

Bolliger M, Chang C, Curt A, Fehlings M, Kalsi-Ryan S, Velstra IM, Verrier M; GRASSP Cross Sectional Study Team, GRASSP Longitudinal Study Team.  J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Oct; 42 (sup1): 149-157. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2019.1616950. PMID: 31573454

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Predicting upper limb compensation during prehension tasks in tetraplegic spinal cord injured patients using a single wearable sensor.

Albisser U, Brogioli M, Curt A, Demko L, Gassert R, Ortmann S, Popp WL, Schneider S, Velstra IM. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2019 Jun;2019:1000-1006. doi: 10.1109/ICORR.2019.8779561.PMID: 31374760 Clinical Trial.

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Clinically significant gains in skillful grasp coordination by an individual with tetraplegia using an implanted brain-computer with forearm trasncutaenous muscle stimulation.

Annetta N, Bockbrader M, Bouton C, Colachis S 4th, Friedenberg D, Mysiw WJ, Rezai A, Schwemmer M, Shama G, Skomrock N.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul;100(7):1201-1217. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.07.445. Epub 2019 Mar 20.PMID: 30902630

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Duration of symptoms in the quantification of upper limb disability and impairment for individuals with mild degenerative cervial myelopathy (DCM).

Clout J, Fehlings MG, Kalsi-Ryan S, Massicotte EM, Rostami P. PLoS One. 2019 Sep 9;14(9):e0222134. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222134. eCollection 2019.PMID: 31498813

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Characteristics of upper limb impairment relataed to Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Development of sensitive hand assessment (Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility, and Prehension Version Myelopathy)

Curt A, Fehlings MG, Kalsi-Ryan S, Martin AR, Massicotte E, Riehm LE, Teoderascu F, Tetrault L, Velstra IM, Verrier MC. Neurosurgery. 2020 Mar 1;86(3):E292-E299. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyz499.PMID: 31792501

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