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BIJAN NAJAFI

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DivisionSurgery-Vascular Surgery Div
Address7200 Cambridge St., 1st Floor, Rm: B01.532
Houston TX 77030
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    R42AG032748     (NAJAFI, BIJAN)Jul 1, 2008 - May 31, 2017
    NIH/NIA
    Phase IIB: Portable Device for Telecare Monitoring of Elderly People
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R43AG044882     (GWIN, JOSEPH T)Sep 1, 2013 - May 31, 2015
    NIH/NIA
    A Virtually Supervised Web-Based Home Exercise Technology for Older Adults
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R44AG050338     (GWIN, JOSEPH T)Jun 15, 2015 - Mar 31, 2017
    NIH/NIA
    Upper Extremity Frailty Assessment Tool
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R21CA190933     (NAJAFI, BIJAN)Mar 14, 2016 - Feb 28, 2018
    NIH/NCI
    Managing chemotherapy induced neuropathy in Cancer patients using ExerGaming
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R41AG053108     (NAJAFI, BIJAN)Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
    NIH/NIA
    Smart Residential Carpet for Promoting Aging in Place
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R41AG057743     (NAJAFI, BIJAN)Sep 15, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018
    NIH/NIA
    Therapeutic game-based exercise during hemodialysis to improve balance and mobility
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R41AG058295     (NAJAFI, BIJAN)Apr 15, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019
    NIH/NIA
    A novel wearable platform to assess cognitive-motor performance
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R42AG060853     (NAJAFI, BIJAN)Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019
    NIH/NIA
    An Innovative Platform for Objective Monitoring of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R41AG061951     (NAJAFI, BIJAN)Sep 30, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019
    NIH/NIA
    A practical platform for in-home remote monitoring of cognitive-frailty
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Najafi B, Zhou H, Nguyen H. Gait Test or No Gait Test: Do We Need Walking Assessment to Determine Physical Frailty? Gerontology. 2019 Jan 24; 1-2. PMID: 30677758.
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    2. Zhou H, Razjouyan J, Halder D, Naik AD, Kunik ME, Najafi B. Instrumented Trail-Making Task: Application of Wearable Sensor to Determine Physical Frailty Phenotypes. Gerontology. 2018 Oct 25; 1-12. PMID: 30359976.
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    3. Chuan Yen T, Mohler J, Dohm M, Laksari K, Najafi B, Toosizadeh N. The Effect of Pain Relief on Daily Physical Activity: In-Home Objective Physical Activity Assessment in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients after Paravertebral Spinal Block. Sensors (Basel). 2018 Sep 12; 18(9). PMID: 30213036.
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    4. Engineer A, Sternberg EM, Najafi B. Designing Interiors to Mitigate Physical and Cognitive Deficits Related to Aging and to Promote Longevity in Older Adults: A Review. Gerontology. 2018; 64(6):612-622. PMID: 30130764.
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    5. Lindberg CM, Srinivasan K, Gilligan B, Razjouyan J, Lee H, Najafi B, Canada KJ, Mehl MR, Currim F, Ram S, Lunden MM, Heerwagen JH, Kampschroer K, Sternberg EM. Effects of office workstation type on physical activity and stress. Occup Environ Med. 2018 Oct; 75(10):689-695. PMID: 30126872.
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    6. Rahemi H, Nguyen H, Lee H, Najafi B. Toward Smart Footwear to Track Frailty Phenotypes-Using Propulsion Performance to Determine Frailty. Sensors (Basel). 2018 Jun 01; 18(6). PMID: 29857571.
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    7. Piaggesi A, Låuchli S, Bassetto F, Biedermann T, Marques A, Najafi B, Palla I, Scarpa C, Seimetz D, Triulzi I, Turchetti G, Vaggelas A. Advanced therapies in wound management: cell and tissue based therapies, physical and bio-physical therapies smart and IT based technologies. J Wound Care. 2018 Jun 01; 27(Sup6a):S1-S137. PMID: 29902114.
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    8. Razjouyan J, Naik AD, Horstman MJ, Kunik ME, Amirmazaheri M, Zhou H, Sharafkhaneh A, Najafi B. Wearable Sensors and the Assessment of Frailty among Vulnerable Older Adults: An Observational Cohort Study. Sensors (Basel). 2018 Apr 26; 18(5). PMID: 29701640.
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    9. Basatneh R, Najafi B, Armstrong DG. Health Sensors, Smart Home Devices, and the Internet of Medical Things: An Opportunity for Dramatic Improvement in Care for the Lower Extremity Complications of Diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2018 05; 12(3):577-586. PMID: 29635931.
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    10. Feld JA, Zukowski LA, Howard AG, Giuliani CA, Altmann LJP, Najafi B, Plummer P. Relationship Between Dual-Task Gait Speed and Walking Activity Poststroke. Stroke. 2018 May; 49(5):1296-1298. PMID: 29622624.
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    11. Zhou H, Lee H, Lee J, Schwenk M, Najafi B. Motor Planning Error: Toward Measuring Cognitive Frailty in Older Adults Using Wearables. Sensors (Basel). 2018 Mar 20; 18(3). PMID: 29558436.
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    12. Gimber LH, Garland L, Krupinski EA, Chadaz TS, Schwenk M, Najafi B, Taljanovic MS. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Ankle as a Possible Predictor of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Pilot Study. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2019 Mar - Apr; 48(2):121-126. PMID: 29397266.
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    13. Rahemi H, Chung J, Hinko V, Hoeglinger S, Martinek WA, Montero-Baker M, Mills JL, Najafi B. Pilot study evaluating the efficacy of exergaming for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2018 03; 6(2):146-153. PMID: 29292118.
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    14. Lee H, Joseph B, Enriquez A, Najafi B. Toward Using a Smartwatch to Monitor Frailty in a Hospital Setting: Using a Single Wrist-Wearable Sensor to Assess Frailty in Bedbound Inpatients. Gerontology. 2018; 64(4):389-400. PMID: 29176316.
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    15. Razjouyan J, Lee H, Parthasarathy S, Mohler J, Sharafkhaneh A, Najafi B. Improving Sleep Quality Assessment Using Wearable Sensors by Including Information From Postural/Sleep Position Changes and Body Acceleration: A Comparison of Chest-Worn Sensors, Wrist Actigraphy, and Polysomnography. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Nov 15; 13(11):1301-1310. PMID: 28992827.
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    16. Ghaderi F, Ghaderi AH, Ghaderi N, Najafi B. Prediction of the Thermal Conductivity of Refrigerants by Computational Methods and Artificial Neural Network. Front Chem. 2017; 5:99. PMID: 29188217.
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    17. Gordt K, Gerhardy T, Najafi B, Schwenk M. Effects of Wearable Sensor-Based Balance and Gait Training on Balance, Gait, and Functional Performance in Healthy and Patient Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Gerontology. 2018; 64(1):74-89. PMID: 29130977.
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    18. Roser MC, Canavan PK, Najafi B, Cooper Watchman M, Vaishnav K, Armstrong DG. Novel In-Shoe Exoskeleton for Offloading of Forefoot Pressure for Individuals With Diabetic Foot Pathology. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 09; 11(5):874-882. PMID: 28859516.
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    19. Muchna A, Najafi B, Wendel CS, Schwenk M, Armstrong DG, Mohler J. Foot Problems in Older Adults Associations with Incident Falls, Frailty Syndrome, and Sensor-Derived Gait, Balance, and Physical Activity Measures. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2018 Mar; 108(2):126-139. PMID: 28853612.
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    20. Najafi B, Mohseni H, Grewal GS, Talal TK, Menzies RA, Armstrong DG. An Optical-Fiber-Based Smart Textile (Smart Socks) to Manage Biomechanical Risk Factors Associated With Diabetic Foot Amputation. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 07; 11(4):668-677. PMID: 28513212.
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    21. Frykberg RG, Gordon IL, Reyzelman AM, Cazzell SM, Fitzgerald RH, Rothenberg GM, Bloom JD, Petersen BJ, Linders DR, Nouvong A, Najafi B. Feasibility and Efficacy of a Smart Mat Technology to Predict Development of Diabetic Plantar Ulcers. Diabetes Care. 2017 07; 40(7):973-980. PMID: 28465454.
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    22. Razjouyan J, Grewal GS, Talal TK, Armstrong DG, Mills JL, Najafi B. Does Physiological Stress Slow Down Wound Healing in Patients With Diabetes? J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 07; 11(4):685-692. PMID: 28436270.
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    23. Rahemi H, Armstrong DG, Enriquez A, Owl J, Talal TK, Najafi B. Lace Up for Healthy Feet: The Impact of Shoe Closure on Plantar Stress Response. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 07; 11(4):678-684. PMID: 28420258.
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    24. Parvaneh S, Mohler J, Toosizadeh N, Grewal GS, Najafi B. Postural Transitions during Activities of Daily Living Could Identify Frailty Status: Application of Wearable Technology to Identify Frailty during Unsupervised Condition. Gerontology. 2017; 63(5):479-487. PMID: 28285311.
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    25. Razjouyan J, Grewal GS, Rishel C, Parthasarathy S, Mohler J, Najafi B. Activity Monitoring and Heart Rate Variability as Indicators of Fall Risk: Proof-of-Concept for Application of Wearable Sensors in the Acute Care Setting. J Gerontol Nurs. 2017 Jul 01; 43(7):53-62. PMID: 28253410.
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    26. Toosizadeh N, Berry C, Bime C, Najafi B, Kraft M, Mohler J. Assessing upper-extremity motion: An innovative method to quantify functional capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0172766. PMID: 28235045.
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    27. Najafi B, Talal TK, Grewal GS, Menzies R, Armstrong DG, Lavery LA. Using Plantar Electrical Stimulation to Improve Postural Balance and Plantar Sensation Among Patients With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized Double Blinded Study. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 07; 11(4):693-701. PMID: 28627217.
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    28. Najafi B, Ron E, Enriquez A, Marin I, Razjouyan J, Armstrong DG. Smarter Sole Survival: Will Neuropathic Patients at High Risk for Ulceration Use a Smart Insole-Based Foot Protection System? J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 07; 11(4):702-713. PMID: 28627227.
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    29. Armstrong DG, Najafi B, Shahinpoor M. Potential Applications of Smart Multifunctional Wearable Materials to Gerontology. Gerontology. 2017; 63(3):287-298. PMID: 28076861.
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    30. Joseph B, Toosizadeh N, Orouji Jokar T, Heusser MR, Mohler J, Najafi B. Upper-Extremity Function Predicts Adverse Health Outcomes among Older Adults Hospitalized for Ground-Level Falls. Gerontology. 2017; 63(4):299-307. PMID: 27941328.
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    31. Zhou H, Sabbagh M, Wyman R, Liebsack C, Kunik ME, Najafi B. Instrumented Trail-Making Task to Differentiate Persons with No Cognitive Impairment, Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer Disease: A Proof of Concept Study. Gerontology. 2017; 63(2):189-200. PMID: 27855415.
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    32. Toosizadeh N, Harati H, Yen TC, Fastje C, Mohler J, Najafi B, Dohm M. Paravertebral spinal injection for the treatment of patients with degenerative facet osteoarthropathy: Evidence of motor performance improvements based on objective assessments. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 11; 39:100-108. PMID: 27744005.
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    33. Veeravelli S, Najafi B, Marin I, Blumenkron F, Smith S, Klotz SA. Exergaming in Older People Living with HIV Improves Balance, Mobility and Ameliorates Some Aspects of Frailty. J Vis Exp. 2016 10 06; (116). PMID: 27768079.
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    34. Joseph B, Parvaneh S, Swartz T, Haider AA, Hassan A, Kulvatunyou N, Tang A, Latifi R, Najafi B, Rhee P. Stress among surgical attending physicians and trainees: A quantitative assessment during trauma activation and emergency surgeries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 10; 81(4):723-8. PMID: 27389128.
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    35. Toosizadeh N, Stocker H, Thiede R, Mohler J, Mills JL, Najafi B. Alterations in gait parameters with peripheral artery disease: The importance of pre-frailty as a confounding variable. Vasc Med. 2016 12; 21(6):520-527. PMID: 27634957.
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    36. Najafi B, Grewal GS, Bharara M, Menzies R, Talal TK, Armstrong DG. Can't Stand the Pressure: The Association Between Unprotected Standing, Walking, and Wound Healing in People With Diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 07; 11(4):657-667. PMID: 27510440.
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    37. Toosizadeh N, Najafi B, Reiman EM, Mager RM, Veldhuizen JK, O'Connor K, Zamrini E, Mohler J. Upper-Extremity Dual-Task Function: An Innovative Method to Assess Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults. Front Aging Neurosci. 2016; 8:167. PMID: 27458374; PMCID: PMC4935727.
    38. Brown CJ, Foley KT, Lowman JD, MacLennan PA, Razjouyan J, Najafi B, Locher J, Allman RM. Comparison of Posthospitalization Function and Community Mobility in Hospital Mobility Program and Usual Care Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jul 01; 176(7):921-7. PMID: 27243899.
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    39. Lei H, Toosizadeh N, Schwenk M, Sherman S, Karp S, Sternberg E, Najafi B. A Pilot Clinical Trial to Objectively Assess the Efficacy of Electroacupuncture on Gait in Patients with Parkinson's Disease Using Body Worn Sensors. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0155613. PMID: 27227460.
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    40. Bahureksa L, Najafi B, Saleh A, Sabbagh M, Coon D, Mohler MJ, Schwenk M. The Impact of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Gait and Balance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Studies Using Instrumented Assessment. Gerontology. 2017; 63(1):67-83. PMID: 27172932.
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    41. Toosizadeh N, Joseph B, Heusser MR, Orouji Jokar T, Mohler J, Phelan HA, Najafi B. Assessing Upper-Extremity Motion: An Innovative, Objective Method to Identify Frailty in Older Bed-Bound Trauma Patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 08; 223(2):240-8. PMID: 27155751.
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    42. Mohler MJ, Wendel CS, Taylor-Piliae RE, Toosizadeh N, Najafi B. Motor Performance and Physical Activity as Predictors of Prospective Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults by Frailty Level: Application of Wearable Technology. Gerontology. 2016; 62(6):654-664. PMID: 27160666.
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    43. Gill SV, Walsh MK, Pratt JA, Toosizadeh N, Najafi B, Travison TG. Changes in spatiotemporal gait patterns during flat ground walking and obstacle crossing 1 year after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Jun; 12(5):1080-5. PMID: 27320220; PMCID: PMC4987194 [Available on 06/01/17].
    44. Taylor-Piliae RE, Mohler MJ, Najafi B, Coull BM. Objective fall risk detection in stroke survivors using wearable sensor technology: a feasibility study. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2016 12; 23(6):393-399. PMID: 26382725.
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    45. Schwenk M, Sabbagh M, Lin I, Morgan P, Grewal GS, Mohler J, Coon DW, Najafi B. Sensor-based balance training with motion feedback in people with mild cognitive impairment. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(6):945-958. PMID: 28475201.
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    46. Thiede R, Toosizadeh N, Mills JL, Zaky M, Mohler J, Najafi B. Gait and balance assessments as early indicators of frailty in patients with known peripheral artery disease. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Feb; 32:1-7. PMID: 26775227; PMCID: PMC4779419 [Available on 02/01/17].
    47. Yen TC, Toosizadeh N, Howe C, Dohm M, Mohler J, Najafi B. Postural Balance Parameters as Objective Surgical Assessments in Low Back Disorders: A Systematic Review. J Appl Biomech. 2016 Jun; 32(3):316-23. PMID: 26695763.
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    48. Schwenk M, Grewal GS, Holloway D, Muchna A, Garland L, Najafi B. Interactive Sensor-Based Balance Training in Older Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Gerontology. 2016; 62(5):553-63. PMID: 26678611.
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    49. Knowles LM, Skeath P, Jia M, Najafi B, Thayer J, Sternberg EM. New and Future Directions in Integrative Medicine Research Methods with a Focus on Aging Populations: A Review. Gerontology. 2016; 62(4):467-76. PMID: 26545038.
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    50. Mohler J, Najafi B, Fain M, Ramos KS. Precision Medicine: A Wider Definition. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Sep; 63(9):1971-2. PMID: 26390003.
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    51. Toosizadeh N, Mohler J, Armstrong DG, Talal TK, Najafi B. The influence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy on local postural muscle and central sensory feedback balance control. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0135255. PMID: 26258497; PMCID: PMC4530933.
    52. Parvaneh S, Howe CL, Toosizadeh N, Honarvar B, Slepian MJ, Fain M, Mohler J, Najafi B. Regulation of Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System Control across Frailty Statuses: A Systematic Review. Gerontology. 2015; 62(1):3-15. PMID: 26159462; PMCID: PMC4930075 [Available on 12/01/16].
    53. Toosizadeh N, Mohler J, Najafi B. Assessing Upper Extremity Motion: An Innovative Method to Identify Frailty. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jun; 63(6):1181-6. PMID: 26096391.
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    54. Najafi B, Lee-Eng J, Wrobel JS, Goebel R. Estimation of Center of Mass Trajectory using Wearable Sensors during Golf Swing. J Sports Sci Med. 2015 Jun; 14(2):354-63. PMID: 25983585; PMCID: PMC4424465.
    55. Wrobel JS, Fleischer AE, Crews RT, Jarrett B, Najafi B. A randomized controlled trial of custom foot orthoses for the treatment of plantar heel pain. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2015 Jul; 105(4):281-94. PMID: 25941995.
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    56. Toosizadeh N, Mohler J, Lei H, Parvaneh S, Sherman S, Najafi B. Motor Performance Assessment in Parkinson's Disease: Association between Objective In-Clinic, Objective In-Home, and Subjective/Semi-Objective Measures. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0124763. PMID: 25909898; PMCID: PMC4409065.
    57. Toosizadeh N, Yen TC, Howe C, Dohm M, Mohler J, Najafi B. Gait behaviors as an objective surgical outcome in low back disorders: A systematic review. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2015 Jul; 30(6):528-36. PMID: 25921552; PMCID: PMC4714541.
    58. Plummer P, Grewal G, Najafi B, Ballard A. Instructions and skill level influence reliability of dual-task performance in young adults. Gait Posture. 2015 May; 41(4):964-7. PMID: 25891529.
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    59. Thakral G, La Fontaine J, Kim P, Najafi B, Nichols A, Lavery LA. Treatment options for venous leg ulcers: effectiveness of vascular surgery, bioengineered tissue, and electrical stimulation. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2015 Apr; 28(4):164-72. PMID: 25775200.
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    60. Grewal GS, Baisch R, Lee-Eng J, Wu S, Jarrett B, Humble N, Najafi B. Effect of Custom Foot Insoles on Postural Stability in Figure Skaters While on Ice. J Sport Rehabil. 2016 Aug; 25(3):255-62. PMID: 25710078.
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    61. Grewal GS, Schwenk M, Lee-Eng J, Parvaneh S, Bharara M, Menzies RA, Talal TK, Armstrong DG, Najafi B. Sensor-Based Interactive Balance Training with Visual Joint Movement Feedback for Improving Postural Stability in Diabetics with Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Gerontology. 2015; 61(6):567-74. PMID: 25721132.
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    62. Schwenk M, Mohler J, Wendel C, D'Huyvetter K, Fain M, Taylor-Piliae R, Najafi B. Wearable sensor-based in-home assessment of gait, balance, and physical activity for discrimination of frailty status: baseline results of the Arizona frailty cohort study. Gerontology. 2015; 61(3):258-67. PMID: 25547185; PMCID: PMC4452118.
    63. Schwenk M, Grewal GS, Honarvar B, Schwenk S, Mohler J, Khalsa DS, Najafi B. Interactive balance training integrating sensor-based visual feedback of movement performance: a pilot study in older adults. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2014 Dec 13; 11:164. PMID: 25496052; PMCID: PMC4290812.
    64. Jalili S, Maleki A, Akhavan M, Najafi B, Schofield J. Free energy simulations of amylin I26P mutation in a lipid bilayer. Eur Biophys J. 2015 Feb; 44(1-2):37-47. PMID: 25427619.
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    65. Pauk J, Ihnatouski M, Najafi B. Assessing plantar pressure distribution in children with flatfoot arch: application of the Clarke angle. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2014 Nov; 104(6):622-32. PMID: 25514275.
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    66. Yalla SV, Crews RT, Fleischer AE, Grewal G, Ortiz J, Najafi B. An immediate effect of custom-made ankle foot orthoses on postural stability in older adults. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2014 Dec; 29(10):1081-8. PMID: 25467809.
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    67. Giovinco NA, Sutton SM, Miller JD, Rankin TM, Gonzalez GW, Najafi B, Armstrong DG. A passing glance? Differences in eye tracking and gaze patterns between trainees and experts reading plain film bunion radiographs. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 May-Jun; 54(3):382-91. PMID: 25441848.
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    68. Toosizadeh N, Lei H, Schwenk M, Sherman SJ, Sternberg E, Mohler J, Najafi B. Does integrative medicine enhance balance in aging adults? Proof of concept for the benefit of electroacupuncture therapy in Parkinson's disease. Gerontology. 2015; 61(1):3-14. PMID: 25341431; PMCID: PMC4283764.
    69. Toosizadeh N, Mohler J, Wendel C, Najafi B. Influences of frailty syndrome on open-loop and closed-loop postural control strategy. Gerontology. 2015; 61(1):51-60. PMID: 25278191; PMCID: PMC4283777.
    70. Schwenk M, Hauer K, Zieschang T, Englert S, Mohler J, Najafi B. Sensor-derived physical activity parameters can predict future falls in people with dementia. Gerontology. 2014; 60(6):483-92. PMID: 25171300; PMCID: PMC4225487.
    71. Wrobel JS, Ammanath P, Le T, Luring C, Wensman J, Grewal GS, Najafi B, Pop-Busui R. A novel shear reduction insole effect on the thermal response to walking stress, balance, and gait. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Nov; 8(6):1151-6. PMID: 25107709; PMCID: PMC4455476.
    72. Schwenk M, Zieschang T, Englert S, Grewal G, Najafi B, Hauer K. Improvements in gait characteristics after intensive resistance and functional training in people with dementia: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatr. 2014 Jun 12; 14:73. PMID: 24924703; PMCID: PMC4062767.
    73. Rose JF, Giovinco N, Mills JL, Najafi B, Pappalardo J, Armstrong DG. Split-thickness skin grafting the high-risk diabetic foot. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jun; 59(6):1657-63. PMID: 24518607.
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    74. Mohler MJ, Fain MJ, Wertheimer AM, Najafi B, Nikolich-Žugich J. The Frailty syndrome: clinical measurements and basic underpinnings in humans and animals. Exp Gerontol. 2014 Jun; 54:6-13. PMID: 24503059.
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    75. Toosizadeh N, Bunting M, Howe C, Mohler J, Sprinkle J, Najafi B. Motorized mobility scooters: the use of training/intervention and technology for improving driving skills in aging adults - a mini-review. Gerontology. 2014; 60(4):357-65. PMID: 24481257; PMCID: PMC4074432.
    76. Najafi B, Wrobel JS, Burns J. Mechanism of orthotic therapy for the painful cavus foot deformity. J Foot Ankle Res. 2014 Jan 23; 7(1):2. PMID: 24450305; PMCID: PMC3924916.
    77. Taylor-Piliae RE, Hoke TM, Hepworth JT, Latt LD, Najafi B, Coull BM. Effect of Tai Chi on physical function, fall rates and quality of life among older stroke survivors. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 May; 95(5):816-24. PMID: 24440643.
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    78. Schwenk M, Dutzi I, Englert S, Micol W, Najafi B, Mohler J, Hauer K. An intensive exercise program improves motor performances in patients with dementia: translational model of geriatric rehabilitation. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014; 39(3):487-98. PMID: 24217275.
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    79. Sadra S, Fleischer A, Klein E, Grewal GS, Knight J, Weil LS, Weil L, Najafi B. Hallux valgus surgery may produce early improvements in balance control: results of a cross-sectional pilot study. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec; 103(6):489-97. PMID: 24297985; PMCID: PMC4815263.
    80. Grewal GS, Sayeed R, Schwenk M, Bharara M, Menzies R, Talal TK, Armstrong DG, Najafi B. Balance rehabilitation: promoting the role of virtual reality in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec; 103(6):498-507. PMID: 24297986.
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    81. Najafi B, de Bruin ED, Reeves ND, Armstrong DG, Menz HB. The role of podiatry in the prevention of falls in older people: a JAPMA special issue. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec; 103(6):452-6. PMID: 24297980.
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    82. Kelly C, Fleischer A, Yalla S, Grewal GS, Albright R, Berns D, Crews R, Najafi B. Fear of falling is prevalent in older adults with diabetes mellitus but is unrelated to level of neuropathy. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec; 103(6):480-8. PMID: 24297984; PMCID: PMC4732269.
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