Internists
48 years of experience

Central LA
VA Clinic
351 E Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-253-2677
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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of California at Los Angeles (1962)
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Top 25%

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Awards  
Top Ten Doctors (2012)
Chinatown
Internal Medicine

Publications & Research

Dr. Baxter has contributed to 6 publications.
Title The Back 2 Activity Trial: Education and Advice Versus Education and Advice Plus a Structured Walking Programme for Chronic Low Back Pain.
Date February 2011
Journal Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders
Excerpt

Current evidence supports the use of exercise-based treatment for chronic low back pain that encourages the patient to assume an active role in their recovery. Walking has been shown it to be an acceptable type of exercise with a low risk of injury. However, it is not known whether structured physical activity programmes are any more effective than giving advice to remain active.

Title The Effect of Age on Lumbar Range of Motion: a Systematic Review.
Date February 2010
Journal Manual Therapy
Excerpt

A systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of age on lumbar range of motion (ROM). Assessment of lumbar ROM is commonly used in spinal clinical examination. Although known to reduce with advancing age, it is unclear how this occurs across different age bands; how this compares between movement planes; and what differences exist between males and females. Ten electronic databases were searched to find studies matching predetermined inclusion criteria. Methodological quality was assessed with a quality assessment tool for quantitative studies. Evidence for effect of age on ROM in all planes was investigated with meta-analyses. Sixteen studies met inclusion criteria with results showing age-related reductions in flexion, extension and lateral flexion particularly from 40 to 50 and after 60 years of age. There was very little age effect on lumbar rotation. There is strong evidence for a non-linear age-related reduction in lumbar sagittal and coronal ROM after 40 years of age that also appears to be asymmetric in the coronal plane. These factors should be considered during the evaluation of spinal ROM in patients who present with lumbar disorders.

Title Does Physical Activity Change Predict Functional Recovery in Low Back Pain? Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study.
Date February 2010
Journal Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders
Excerpt

Activity advice and prescription are commonly used in the management of low back pain (LBP). Although there is evidence for advising patients with LBP to remain active, facilitating both recovery and return to work, to date no research has assessed whether objective measurements of free living physical activity (PA) can predict outcome, recovery and course of LBP.

Title Interferential Therapy Electrode Placement Technique in Acute Low Back Pain: a Preliminary Investigation.
Date May 2001
Journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Excerpt

To determine the efficacy of interferential therapy (IFT) electrode placement technique compared with a control treatment in subjects with acute low back pain (LBP).

Title Comparative Analgesic Effects of H-wave Therapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Pain Threshold in Humans.
Date September 1999
Journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Excerpt

OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative analgesic efficacy of H-wave therapy (HWT) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) using a mechanical model of pain threshold measurement. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-eight healthy human volunteers (24 women, 24 men) were recruited and randomly assigned into one of six experimental groups; control, HWT (placebo, 2Hz, or 60Hz), or TENS (placebo or 110Hz). For each subject, mechanical pain threshold (MPT) measurements were recorded at three standardized recording points marked on the dorsal web space of the dominant hand. Two MPT measurements were recorded at each point at the following time intervals: before treatment was initiated (baseline), after each of three consecutive 10-minute periods of stimulation (HWT or TENS), and at four intervals within 30 minutes after stimulation. In the control and placebo groups MPT measurements were recorded at similar time intervals. RESULTS: Difference scores, calculated from patients' baseline values, were analyzed by ANOVA for each of the three recording points. Although results showed a significant increase in MPT levels in all three stimulation groups when compared with their relative placebo (indicating a hypoalgesic effect), no differences were observed between the different modalities or HWT frequencies. Significant hypoalgesia continued for 5 minutes after stimulation. CONCLUSION: The findings showed that HWT and TENS provided localized hypoalgesia during stimulation and for up to 5 minutes after it. No frequency- or modality-specific effects were observed between the groups.

Title Clinical Problem-solving: Identifying Addison's Disease.
Date June 1996
Journal The New England Journal of Medicine

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