Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Swanson is actively pursuing research to elucidate the underlying mechanistic link between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and secondary neurodegeneration. Working in collaboration with Dr. Douglas H. Smith in the Department of Neurosurgery and Dr. Eline Tjetske Luning Prak in the Department of Pathology here at Penn Medicine, along with Dr. Robert Nagele in the department of Medicine, Geriatrics and Cell Biology at Rowan University, Dr. Swanson currently investigating the role of IgG-autoantibodies in chronic post-TBI neuropathologies, and examining the utility of IgG-autoantibodies to serve as novel biomarkers for advanced TBI diagnostic and prognostic testing.
Swanson R, Hampton S, Green-McKenzie J, Diaz-Arrastia R, Grady S, Verma R, Biester R, Duda D, Wolf R, Smith D: Neurological Manifestations Among US Government Personnel Reporting Directional Audible and Sensory Phenomena in Havana, Cuba. JAMA Epub ahead of print : 2018.
Randel L. Swanson, , Douglas H. Smith: IgG Autoantibodies in Traumatic Brain Injury" Friend or Foe? Am J Phys Med Rehabil 96 (3 (Suppl)): a123,2017.
Swanson R, Li S, Averna J, Cruz E: Rare Posterior Circulation Anatomical Variant Leads to Ischemic Cerebral Vascular Accident Involving the Bilateral Thalami and Superior Midbrain: A Case Report
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 95 (3 (Suppl)): a104,2016.
Swanson R, Dangaria H, Leshin B, Cruz E: Recurrence of Exertional Compartment Syndrome After Two Prior Ipsilateral Four -Compartmental Fasciotomies: A Case Report.
PM & R 6 (9): S281,2014.
Gingrich S, Swanson R, Gollotto K: Spontaneous, Non-Traumatic Hemarthrosis in a Patient Anti-Coagulated with Rivaroxaban. PM & R 6 (9): S255,2014.
Siu G, Swanson R, Tamayo N, Hyppolite N: Treating Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain with Spencer Technique, an Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Case Study. PM & R 5 (9): 2013.
Swanson R: Biotensegrity: A Unifying Theory of Biological Architecture with Applications
to Osteopathic Practice, Education and Research — A Review and Analysis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 113 (1): 34-52,2013.
Swanson R, Krishnan A, Nagele R, Venkataraman V: Sensing Mechanical Manipulations:
Calcium Signaling Pathways in the Epidermis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 110 (8): 477,2010.
Gilliss A, Swanson R, Janora D, Venkataraman V: Sacroiliac Somatic Dysfunction Causing a Compensated Trendelenburg Gait: A Case Presentation. J Am Osteopath Assoc 110 (2): 81-6,2010.
Newberg A, Wang J, Rao H, Swanson R, Wintering N, Karp JS, Alavi A, Greenberg J, Detre J: Concurrent CBF and CMRGlc changes during human brain activation by
combined fMRI-PET scanning. Neuroimage 28 (2): 500-6,2005.
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