2019

Journals

1. Kang G, Zahiri M, Lepow B, Saleem N, Najafi B. The effect of daily use of plantar mechanical vibration through micro-mobile foot compression device installed in shoe insoles on vibration perception, gait and balance in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/1932296819839703.

2. Krill J, Levine P, Nguyen H, Zahiri M, Wang C, Najafi B, Patel K. T. The Use of Wearable Sensors to Assess Biomechanics of Novice and Experienced Endoscopists on a Colonoscopy Simulator. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.03.1243 

3. Lazzarini PA, Crews RT, van Netten JJ, Bus SA, Fernando ME, Chadwick PJ, et al. Measuring Plantar Tissue Stress in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Critical Concept in Diabetic Foot Management. Journal of diabetes science and technology. 2019:1932296819849092. doi: 10.1177/1932296819849092. PubMed PMID: 31030546.

4. Razjouyan J, Naik A, Najafi B, Shahin J, Virani SS, Horstman M. Mining Big Data to Estimate the Frailty Index in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure: Clinical Expert vs. Machine Learning. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2019. DOI: 10.1161/hcq.12.suppl_1.27

5. Zahiri M, Chen KM, Zhou H, Nguyen H, Workeneh B, Yellapragada SV, Sada YH, Schwenk M,  Najafi B. Using wearables to screen motor performance deterioration because of cancer and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in adults - Toward an early diagnosis of CIPN. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.01.010.

6. Wang C, Goel R, Rahemi H, Zhang Q, Lepow B, Najafi B: Effectiveness of Daily Use of Bilateral Custom-Made Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Balance, Fear of Falling, and Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Gerontology 2018. doi: 10.1159/000494114

Conference

1. El-Rafaei N, Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine;  June 4th-5th, 2019; Houston TX, USA. 

2. Gardea M, Kang G, Zahiri M, Lepow B, Najafi B. The Effect of Daily Use of a Wearable Foot Compression Device on Plantar Sensation and Motor Symptoms in People with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine;  June 4th-5th, 2019; Houston TX, USA. 

3. Hamad A, Najafi B, Zhou H, Bahaa, Mathew M, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Al-Ali F. Effect of Innovative Non-Weight Bearing Exercise during Hemodialysis on Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 56th ERA-EDTA Congress; June 13-16, 2019; Budapest, Hungary

4. Kang G, Zahiri M, Lepow B, Saleem N, Najafi B. The Effect of Daily Use of a Wearable Foot Compression Device on Pathophysiology and Motor Symptoms in Individuals with Diabetes. 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot, May 2019, Hague, Netherlands

5. Krnavek N, Zahiri M, Ajasin S, Gramatges M, Najafi B. 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine;  June 4th-5th, 2019; Houston TX, USA. 

6. Ling E, Lepow B, Zhou H, Enriquez A, Mullen A, Najafi B. Do shoe lifts immediately improve gait? – Gait function and symmetry in patients wearing offloading footwear for diabetic foot ulcers. 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) 2019; May 22-25, 2019; The Hague, Netherlands

7. Nguyen H, Rahemi H, Lee H, Montero M, Chung J, Mills J, Najafi. Use of foot worn sensor to monitor for the progression of frailty in older adults. 2019 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot; May 22-25, Hague, Netherland.

8. Noun M, Wang C, Goel R, Ghanta RK, Najafi B. Wearable Sensor-Based Measurement of Sternal Skin Movement during Sit-to-Stand Transition. 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine;  June 4th-5th, 2019; Houston TX, USA. 

9. Poursina O, Zahiri M, Workeneh B, Chen K, Zhou H, Nguyen H, Yellapragada S, Sada Y, Najafi B. 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine;  June 4th-5th, 2019; Houston TX, USA. 

10. Varghese S, Wang C, Goel R, Lepow B, Ross J, Najafi, B. 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine;  June 4th-5th, 2019; Houston TX, USA. 

11. Wang C, Goel R, Lepow B, Najafi B. Benefit of Footwear Intervention to Reduce Likelihood of Falls in Older Adults. Diabetic Foot Symposium, May 2019, Hague, Netherlands. 

12. Wang C, Goel R, Lepow B, Najafi B. Long-term Effects of Custom-made Ankle –foot Orthoses (AFO) on Balance in Older Adults – One Year Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial, GCMAS, March 2019, Frisco TX. 

13. Yang J, Nguyen H, Mills J, Montero M, Chung J, Zahiri M, Najafi B. Operationalizing a Sensor-based Frailty Index to Assess Functional Status in the Older Population. 7th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine;  June 4th-5th, 2019; Houston TX, USA. 

14. Zahiri M, Workeneh B, Najafi B. Magnitude of plantar numbness because of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) can determine magnitude of deterioration in Gait and Balance in older CIPN cancer survivors - Toward an early diagnosis of CIPN. GCMAS, March 2019, Frisco TX.

15. Zahiri M, Krnavek N, Ajasin S, Najafi B, Gramatges M. An innovative method for sensor-based frailty assessment in survivors of childhood cancer. Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers 15th Annual Research Symposium

16. Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Talal T, Ibrahim R, Najafi B. Exergame: A novel foot and ankle exercise during hemodialysis to improve postural balance. 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) 2019; May 22-25, 2019; The Hague, Netherlands

17. Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Talal T, Ibrahim R, Najafi B. Hemodialysis can Deteriorate Gait and Balance beyond Diabetes and Aging. 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) 2019; May 22-25, 2019; The Hague, Netherlands

18. Zhou H, Najafi B. Instrumented Trail-Making Task to Identify Cognitive-Motor Impairment and Assess Cognitive Frailty. 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society; May 2-4, 2019; Portland, Oregon, USA

19. Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Mathew M, Bahaa, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. Motor function and physical frailty in hemodialysis patients with severe obesity. 56th ERA-EDTA Congress; June 13-16, 2019; Budapest, Hungary

2018

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. Journal of diabetes science and technology. 2018;12(3):577-86. doi: 10.1177/1932296818768618. PubMed PMID: 29635931; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6154231.

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. 2018;18(9). doi: 10.3390/s18093048. PubMed PMID: 30213036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6163962.

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. 2018:1-11. doi: 10.1159/000491488. PubMed PMID: 30130764.

Gimber LH, Garland L, Krupinski EA, Chadaz TS, Schwenk M, Najafi B, et al. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Ankle as a Possible Predictor of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Pilot Study. Current problems in diagnostic radiology. 2018. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2017.12.012. PubMed PMID: 29397266.

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. 2017;64(1):74-89. doi: 10.1159/000481454. PubMed PMID: 29130977.

Lindberg CM, Srinivasan K, Gilligan B, Razjouyan J, Lee H, Najafi B, et al. Effects of office workstation type on physical activity and stress. Occupational and environmental medicine. 2018. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105077. PubMed PMID: 30126872.

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. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 2018;108(2):126-39. doi: 10.7547/15-186. PubMed PMID: 28853612.

Najafi B, Chalifoux CB, Everett JB, Razjouyan J, Brooks EA, Armstrong DG. Cost effectiveness of smart insoles in preventing ulcer recurrence for people in diabetic foot remission. Wound Care Management. 2018 doi: 10.15761/WCM.1000102.

Rahemi H, Nguyen H, Lee H, Najafi B. Toward Smart Footwear to Track Frailty Phenotypes – Using Propulsion Performance to Determine Frailty. Sensors. 2018;18(6). doi: 10.3390/s18061763. PubMed PMID: 29857571; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6021791.

Rahemi H, Chung J, Hinko V, Hoeglinger S, Martinek WA, Montero-Baker M, et al. Pilot study evaluating the efficacy of exergaming for the prevention of deep venous thrombosis. Journal of vascular surgery Venous and lymphatic disorders. 2018;6(2):146-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2017.08.019. PubMed PMID: 29292118.

Razjouyan J, Naik A, Horstman M, Kunik M, Amirmazaheri M, Zhou H, et al. Wearable Sensors and the Assessment of Frailty among Vulnerable Older Adults: An Observational Cohort Study. Sensors. 2018;18(5):1336. PubMed PMID: doi:10.3390/s18051336.

Wang C, Goel R, Rahemi H, Zhang Q, Lepow B, Najafi B. Effectiveness of Daily Use of Bilateral Custom-Made Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Balance, Fear of Falling, and Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Gerontology. 2018:1-9. doi: 10.1159/000494114. PubMed PMID: 30504728.

Zhou H, Lee H, Lee J, Schwenk M, Najafi B. Motor Planning Error: Toward Measuring Cognitive Frailty in Older Adults using Wearables. Sensors, 18.3 (2018): 926.

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 (doi: 10.1159/000493263)

Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Rahemi H, Kulkarni N, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, et al. Hemodialysis Impact on Motor Function beyond Aging and Diabetes-Objectively Assessing Gait and Balance by Wearable Technology. Sensors. 2018;18(11). doi: 10.3390/s18113939. PubMed PMID: 30441843.

Conferences

Amirmazaheri M, Razjouyan J, Zhou H, Lee H, Liebsack C, Sabbagh M, et al. Assessing the Association between Sleep Disturbances and Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study in Community Dwelling Older Adults. 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, society of behavioral Medicine; April 11-14; New Orleans, La., USA2018.

Al-Ali F, Zhou H, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. Exercise Games to Improve Balance and Mobility in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Kidney Week, 2018, San Diego, CA, USA

Amirmazaheri M, Razjouyan J, Naik A, Horstman M, Kunik M, Zhou H, Sharafkhaneh A, Najafi B. Wearable Sensors and the Assessment of Frailty among Vulnerable Older Adults: An Observational Cohort Study. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Bokaie L, Elizondo H, Hassaballa W, Nguyen H, Montero M, Chung J, Mills J, Najafi B. Sensor-derived Measurement of Physical Frailty Predicts Major Adverse Events in Older Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Revascularization. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Elizondo H, Bokaie L, Hassaballa W, Nguyen H, Montero M, Chung J, Mills J, Najafi B. Endovascular vs. Open Surgery Postoperative Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia Undergoing Lower Extremity Revascularization. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Enriquez A, Al-Ali F, Zhou H, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. Exergame: A Game-like Exercise to Improve Motor Functions and Physical Activities in Patients with Diabetes Undergoing Hemodialysis. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Gardea M, Zahiri M, Workeneh B, Yellapragada S, Najafi B. Objectively Assessing Fatigue Using Frailty Among Cancer Survivors. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Hamad A, Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B,. Effects of Age and Hemodialysis on Frailty Prevalence, Gait and Balance in People with Diabetes. American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Kidney Week; 2018, San Diego, Calif., USA

Kang G, Zahiri M, Lepow B, Saleem N, Poursina O, Najafi B. The effect of daily use of plantar mechanical stimulation on pathophysiology and motor performance in people with diabetes. 34rd Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Annual Meeting; Nov. 2-3, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Kulkarni N, Al-Ali F, Zhou H, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. Hemodialysis impact on motor-function beyond diabetes – Objectively assessing gait and balance by wearable technology. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Momin A, Nguyen H, Lepow B, Ross J, Montero M, Chung J, Mills J, Najafi B. Oxygenated Wound Dressing Promotes Peripheral Circulation in Surgically Closed Wound. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Najafi B., Diabetic Foot: Offloading, Medical-Surgical International Conference of Diabetes and Diabesity; April 19-21, 2018; Algerie, Algeria

Najafi B., Aging and Biomechanics, 2018 Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference (DLS 2018), April 5-7, 2018, Washington, D.C., USA

Najafi B., Using Wearables and Virtual Reality to monitor cognitive. Technology Collaboration Center: Wearable Technologies Workshop, April 23, 24, 2018, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Najafi, B. Connected Homes and Technologies to Assess Capacity for Safe and Independent Living in Older People, 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Geriatric Society (AGS2018), May 5, 2018, Orlando, Fla., USA

Nguyen H, Najafi B, Elizondo H, Narvaez L, Chung J, Mills J, et al. Objectively assessing preoperative mental health of patients with peripheral artery disease undergoing lower limb revascularization. 2018 Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Annual Meeting; Nov. 2-3, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA.

Nguyen H. Use of Wearable Sensors to Evaluate Perioperative Decision in Frail Older Adults. Technology Collaboration Center: Wearable Technologies Workshop. April 23, 24, 2018, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Nguyen H, Rahemi H,Lee H, Najafi B.(2018). "Toward smart wearable to track frailty phenotypes – measuring propulsion performance to determine frailty". The Gerontological Society of America's 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Mass., Nov. 14-18, 2018.

Nguyen H, Elizondo H, Bokaie L, Hassaballa W, Montero M, Chung J, Mills J, Najafi B. Dual Task Frailty Index is Correlated to Cognitive Performance in Patients Undergoing Low Extremity Revascularization. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Nguyen H, Rahemi H, Lee H, Najafi B. Toward smart wearable to track frailty phenotypes – measuring propulsion performance to determine frailty. Gerontological Society of America; Nov. 14-18, 2018; Boston, Mass., USA

Razjouyan J, Horstman M, Kunik M, Sharafkhaneh A, Naik A, Najafi B. Using a Single Wearable Sensor to Identify Cognitive Frailty in Older Adults in the Community. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Razjouyan J, Naik A, Horstman M, Kunik M, Amirmazaheri M, Zhou H, Sharafkhaneh A, Najafi B. Wearable Sensors: A Solution to Identify Frailty Status in the Remote, Home-Based Settings. Annual Clinical Scientist Training Program Retreat, Feb. 16, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Saleem N, Lepow B, Zahiri M, Najafi B. Footwear Intervention to Manage Neuropathy in Patients with Diabetes: The Effect of Daily Plantar Mechanical Stimulation Using an Innovative Micro-mobile Compression Insole. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Sharafkhaneh S, Razjouyan J, Zahiri M, Naik A, Yellapragada S, Workeneh B, Najafi B. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Varghese S, Wang C, Rahemi H, Lepow B, Najafi B. Footwear Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior in Older Adults with High Concerns for Falls. 1-year Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Varghese V, Al-Ali F, Zhou H, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. Game-Based Non-Weight Bearing Exercise to Improve Postural Balance in Patients with Diabetes Underjoining Hemodialysis. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Wang C, Zhou H, Zahiri M, Rahemi H, Najafi B. Long-term benefit of custom-made ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) to improve gait and balance in older adult. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting; Nov. 14-18, 2018; Boston, Mass., USA

Wang C, Zhou H, Zahiri M, Rahemi H, Najafi B. Long-term Benefit of Custom-Made Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFO) to Improve Gait and Balance in Older Adults – One Year Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Wang C, Zhou H, Lepow B, Zahiri M, Rahemi H, Najafi B. Long-term benefit of custom-made ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) to improve gait and balance in older adult. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting; Nov. 14-18, 2018; Boston, Mass., USA

Zahiri M, Zhou H, Yellapragada S, Workeneh B, Schwenk M, Najafi B. Effectiveness of a Progressive Game-based Therapy to Improve Sensory Skill in Cancer Survivors Suffering from CIPN. The Gerontological Society of America's 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Mass., Nov. 14-18.

Zahiri M, Lepow B, Najafi B. The effect of daily usage of plantar mechanical stimulation on gait and balance in people with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. 18th Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCON), Houston, Texas, 2018.

Zahiri M, Lepow B, Najafi B. Footwear intervention to manage neuropathy in patients with diabetes: The effect of daily plantar mechanical stimulation using an innovative Micro-mobile Compression insole. 16th Annual Wound Healing: Science and Industry Conference (WoundHSI), 2018, New York City, N.Y., USA

Zahiri M, Chen K, Zhou H, Yellapragada S, Workeneh B, Najafi B. Gamification for improving balance in cancer survivors suffering from Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy – A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Study; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Jun 1-5, 2018; Chicago, Ill., USA

Zahiri M, Zhou H, Yellapragada S, Workeneh B, Schwenk M, Najafi B. Effectiveness of a Progressive Game-based Therapy to Improve Sensory Skill in Cancer Survivors Suffering from CIPN. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. Aging Caused Deterioration in Motor-Function can be Magnified by Diabetic Kidney Disease. 6th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 5-7, 2018; Houston, Texas, USA

Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Melo S, Najafi B. Hemodialysis impact on motor-function beyond of diabetes – Objectively assessing gait and balance by wearable technology. Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference; April 5-7, 2018; Washington, D.C., USA

Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Najafi B. Aging caused deterioration in motor-function can be magnified by diabetic kidney disease. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting; Nov. 14-18, 2018; Boston, Mass., USA

Zhou H, Ibrahim R, Hamad A, Talal T, Al-Ali F, Najafi B. Game-Based Non-Weight Bearing Exercise to Improve Postural Balance in Diabetic Patients Underjoining Hemodialysis. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC), Doha Qatar, 2018

Zhou H, Ibrahim R, Hamad A, Talal T, Al-Ali F, Najafi B. Exergame: A Gamelike Exercise to Improve Motor Functions and Physical Activities in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC), Doha Qatar, 2018

Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Talal T, Ibrahim R, Najafi B. Using Game-Based Exercise to Improve Balance and Daily Physical Activity in Patients with Diabetes Undergoing Hemodialysis” 18th Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCON), Houston, Texas, 2018

Zhou H, Razjouyan J, Naik A, Kunik M, Najaf B. Instrumented Trail-Making Task (iTMT) to Identify Physical Frailty - Proof of Concept Study. 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, society of behavioral Medicine; April 11-14; New Orleans, La., USA2018.

Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Talal T, Ibrahim R, Najafi B. Game-Based Non-Weight Bearing Exercise to Improve Postural Balance and Physical Activity in Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis. 16th Annual Wound Healing: Science and Industry Conference (WoundHSI), 2018, New York City, N.Y., USA

2017

Armstrong DG, Najafi B, Shahinpoor M. Potential Applications of Smart Multifunctional Wearable Materials to Gerontology. Gerontology. 2017.

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.

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;40(7):973-80. doi: 10.2337/dc16-2294. PubMed PMID: 28465454

Gimber LH, Garland L, Krupinski EA, Chadaz TS, Schwenk M, Najafi B, et al. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Ankle as a Possible Predictor of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Pilot Study. Current problems in diagnostic radiology. 2018. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2017.12.012. PubMed PMID: 29397266.

Gremion G, Najafi B, Aminian K, Deriaz O. Long Distance Running, Bone Density, Physiological Load Measures by Accelerometry and Joint Space Narrowing of the Knee: A Prospective Study. 2017.

Gordt K, Gerhardy, 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. 2017; doi:10.1159/000481454

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. doi: 10.1159/000453593. PubMed PMID: 27941328; PMCID: PMC5466851

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. 2017. doi: 10.7547/15-186. PubMed PMID: 28853612

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? Journal of diabetes science and technology. 2017:1932296816689105.

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;11(4):668-77. doi: 10.1177/1932296817709022. PubMed PMID: 28513212

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. 2017. doi: 10.1159/000484241. PubMed PMID: 29176316.

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. Journal of diabetes science and technology. 2017:1932296817695338.

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.

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;11(4):678-84. doi: 10.1177/1932296817703669. PubMed PMID: 28420258

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. Journal of gerontological nursing. 2017.

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. PubMed PMID: 28992827

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;11(5):874-82. doi: 10.1177/1932296817726349. PubMed PMID: 28859516

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.

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.

Conference Abstracts

Amirmazaheri N, Razjouyan J, Lee H, He Z, Liebsack C, Sabbagh M, Sharafkhaneh A, Naik A, & Najafi B. Sleep Disturbances and Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study in Older Adults. 5th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 7, 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Arita N, Zulbaran A, Rahemi H, Razjouyan J, Najafi B, Mills J, Gilani R. Subjective vs. Objective Assessment of Surgical Proficiency During Vascular Anastomosis. 2017 Western Vascular Society Annual Meeting; Sep. 23-26 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Chung J, Rahemi H, Hinko V, Hoeglinger S, Martinek W, Mills J, Najafi B. Pilot Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Exergaming for the Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis. 2017 Western Vascular Society Annual Meeting; Sep. 23-26 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Enriquez A, Rahemi H, Owl J, Armstrong DG, Najafi B. Impact of Shoe Closure on Plantar Thermal Stress Response. 5th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 7, 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Hamad A, Zhou H, Ibrahim R, Osman BA, Talal T, Melo S, Najafi B, Al-Ali F. Game-Based Non-Weight Bearing Exercise to Improve Motor Performance in Hemodialysis Diabetic Patients with Neuropathy. National Kidney Foundation (NFK); Spring Clinic Meetings; 2017, Orlando, Fla., USA

Khalil N, Razjouyan J, Lee H, Veeravelli S, He Z, Garland L, & Najafi B. Physiological Stress Response as a Metric to Determine Frailty In Older Cancer Survivors. 5th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 7, 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Kim M, Hamvatan A, Ono M, Zhou H, Enriquez A, Najafi B. Measurement of motor-cognitive performance using wearable tech as an alternative system to manage delirium and health status post-op. 5th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 7, 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Montero M, Najafi B, Hinko V, Hoeglinger S, Rahemi H, Mills J. Using Frailty and Cognitive Assessment to Predict Adverse Events after Major Vascular Intervention – Application of Wearable Technologies. 2017 Western Vascular Society Annual Meeting; Sep. 23-26 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Moreno JP, Razjouyan J, O’Connor T, Najafi B, Crowley S, Thompson D, & Baranowski T. Examination of the Disrupted Behavioral Rhythms Hypothesis for Summer Weight Gain. 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions; Society of Behavioral Medicine; April 11-14, 2018; New Orleans, Texas, USA

Navarro S, Lin W, Razjouyan J, Berger D, Najafi B. Frailty and Cognitive Function as a Predictors of Fall Risk and Associated Fall Risk Outcomes. 5th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 7, 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Altman L, Xu J, Feld J, Zukowski, Najafi B, Plummer P. Effects of age and stroke on sentence complexity during talking while walking: Effects of task prioritization and distraction. Cognitive Aging Conference; 2018 Atlanta, Ga. 

Lee H, Zhou H, Rahemi H, Ross J, Lepow B, Mills J, Najafi B. Using wearable technology to assess foot at risk of ulcers recurrence—a proof-of-concept study.  Diabetic Foot Global Conference; Mar 23-25, 2017; Houston, Texas

Levine P, Rahemi H, Hyoki L, Nguyen H, Kril, J, Najafi B, Patel K. Use of Wearable Sensors to Assess Biomechanical Learning Patterns in Endoscopy. 2018 Digestive Disease Week; June 2-5 2018; Washington, D.C., USA

Levine P, Rahemi H, Nguyen H, Hyoki L, Kril, J, Najafi B, Patel K. Use of Wearable Sensors to Assess Stress Response  in Endoscopy. 2018 Digestive Disease Week; June 2-5 2018; Washington, D.C., USA

Rahemi H, Zhou H, Enriquez A, Lepow B, Montero M, Mills J, & Najafi B. Novel Offloading For Diabetic Foot Ulcers With Pulseflow Technology: A Prospective Study. Diabetic Foot Global Conference 2017; March 23-25; Houston, Texas, USA.

Rahemi H, Enriquez A, Owl J, Armstrong D, & Najafi B. Optimal Footwear Closure Reduces Plantar Stress Response in Free Walk. Diabetic Foot Global Conference 2017; March 23-25; Houston, Texas, USA.

Rahemi H, Zhou H, Enriquez A, Lepow B, Montero M, Mills J, Najafi B. Enhanced Offloading for Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Bilateral PulseFlow Technology. 14th Annual Conference of the Diabetic Foot Study Group; 2017, Porto Portugal. 

Razjouyan J, Enriquez A, Marin I, Armstrong DG, Najafi B. Optimizing Adherence with Medical Wearables: Does Frequency of Alerts from a Smart Insole-Smart Watch System Affect Adherence of Diabetic Neuropathic Patients at High Risk of Amputation? Diabetic Foot Global Conference 2017; March 23-25; Houston, Texas, USA.

Razjouyan J, Armstrong DG, Talal TK, Mills JL, Najafi B. Does Acute Physiological Stress exist in Neuropathic Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers? Evidence from Short Term ECG Recording by Wearable Sensor during a Wound Clinic Visit.  Diabetic Foot Global Conference; March 23-25, 2017; Houston, Texas

Razjouyan J, Armstrong DG, Talal TK, Mills JL, Najafi B. Does Physiological Stress Alters Wound Healing in Patients with Diabetes?  Diabetic Foot Global Conference; March 23-25, 2017; Houston, Texas

Siddiqi N, Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Hamad A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Melo S, Najafi B. Does Hemodialysis impact motor-performance beyond of diabetes and peripheral neuropathy? – Objective assessment of gait and balance using wearable technology in a hemodialysis clinic. American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Kidney Week; 2017, New Orleans, La., USA

Siddiqi N, Najafi B, Olsen C, Castro M, Suliburk J. Objective Assessment of Functional and Motor-Cognitive Outcomes Among Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism Patients Undergoing Parathyroidectomy using Wearable Technologies: A Pilot Study Towards Better Informed Clinical Decision-Making. 5th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 7, 2017; Houston, Texas, USA

Zhou H, Al-Ali F, Ibrahim A, Ibrahim R, Talal T, Melo S, Najafi B. Game-Based Non-Weight Bearing Exercise to Improve Motor Performance in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. Annual Dialysis Conference; 2017, Long Beach, Calif., USA

Zhou H, Halder D, Hamad A, Al-Ali F, Talal T, Ibrahim R, Najafi B. Game-Based Non-Weight Bearing Exercise to Improve Daily Physical Activity in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting; 2017 Bethesda, Md., USA

Zhou H, Sabbagh M, Siddiqi, Liebsback C, Suliburk J, Najafi B. Instrumented Trail-Making Task (iTMT) to Differentiate Persons with Non-Frailty, Pre-Frailty, Frailty – Proof of Concept Study. 5th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Research Day Symposium; Baylor College of Medicine; June 7, 2017; Houston, Texas, USA 

Zhou H, Razjouyan J, Aanand N, Kunik M, Najafi B. Instrumented Trail-Making Task (iTMT) to Identify Physical Frailty - Proof of Concept Study. Society of Behavioral Medicine, 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions; 2018, New Orleans, La., USA

Zhou H, Ibrahim R, Hamad A, Talal T, Al-Ali F, Najafi B. Exergame: A Game-like Exercise to Improve Motor Functions and Physical Activities in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference; 2018, Doha, Qatar

Zhou H, Ibrahim R, Hamad A, Talal T, Al-Ali F, Najafi B. Game-Based Non-Weight Bearing Exercise to Improve Postural Balance in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference; 2018, Doha, Qatar

2016

H. Zhou, M. Sabbagh, R. Wyman, C. Liebsack, M. E. Kunik, and B. Najafi, "Instrumented Trail-Making Task to Differentiate Persons with No Cognitive Impairment, Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer Disease: A Proof of Concept Study," Gerontology, vol. 63, pp. 189-200, 2016.

N. Toosizadeh, H. Stocker, R. Thiede, J. Mohler, J. L. Mills, and B. Najafi, "Alterations in gait parameters with peripheral artery disease: The importance of pre-frailty as a confounding variable," Vascular Medicine, vol. 21, pp. 520-527, 2016.

N. Toosizadeh, B. Joseph, M. R. Heusser, T. O. Jokar, J. Mohler, H. A. Phelan, et al., "Assessing upper-extremity motion: an innovative, objective method to identify frailty in older bed-bound trauma patients," Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 223, pp. 240-248, 2016.

N. Toosizadeh, H. Harati, T.-C. Yen, C. Fastje, J. Mohler, B. Najafi, et al., "Paravertebral spinal injection for the treatment of patients with degenerative facet osteoarthropathy: Evidence of motor performance improvements based on objective assessments," Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 39, pp. 100-108, 2016.

R. E. Taylor-Piliae, M. J. Mohler, B. Najafi, and B. M. Coull, "Objective fall risk detection in stroke survivors using wearable sensor technology: a feasibility study," Topics in stroke rehabilitation, vol. 23, pp. 393-399, 2016.

B. Najafi, G. S. Grewal, M. Bharara, R. Menzies, T. K. Talal, and D. G. Armstrong, "Can’t Stand the Pressure The Association Between Unprotected Standing, Walking, and Wound Healing in People With Diabetes," Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, p. 1932296816662959, 2016.

H. Lee and B. Najafi, "Unobtrusive Monitoring Respiration During Sedentary Behavior Using a Pressure Sensing Mat," Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 10, p. 020922, 2016.

B. Joseph, N. Toosizadeh, T. Orouji Jokar, M. R. Heusser, J. Mohler, and B. Najafi, "Upper-extremity function predicts adverse health outcomes among older adults hospitalized for ground-level falls," Gerontology, 2016.

B. Joseph, S. Parvaneh, T. Swartz, A. A. Haider, A. Hassan, N. Kulvatunyou, et al., "Stress among surgical attending physicians and trainees: A quantitative assessment during trauma activation and emergency surgeries," Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, vol. 81, pp. 723-728, 2016.

G. S. Grewal, R. Baisch, J. Lee-Eng, S. Wu, B. Jarrett, N. Humble, et al., "Effect of Custom Foot Insoles on Postural Stability in Figure Skaters While on Ice," Journal of sport rehabilitation, vol. 25, pp. 255-262, 2016.

S. V. Gill, M. K. Walsh, J. A. Pratt, N. Toosizadeh, B. Najafi, and T. G. Travison, "Changes in spatiotemporal gait patterns during flat ground walking and obstacle crossing 1 year after bariatric surgery," Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, vol. 12, pp. 1080-1085, 2016.

C. J. Brown, K. T. Foley, J. D. Lowman, P. A. MacLennan, J. Razjouyan, B. Najafi, et al., "Comparison of posthospitalization function and community mobility in hospital mobility program and usual care patients: a randomized clinical trial," JAMA internal medicine, vol. 176, pp. 921-927, 2016.

D. G. Armstrong, B. Najafi, and M. Shahinpoor, "Potential Applications of Smart Multifunctional Wearable Materials to Gerontology," Gerontology, 2017.

T. C. Yen, N. Toosizadeh, C. Howe, M. Dohm, J. Mohler, and B. Najafi, "Postural balance parameters as objective surgical assessments in low back disorders: a systematic review," Journal of applied biomechanics, vol. 32, pp. 316-323, 2016.

J. Veldhuizen, R. Mager, N. Toosizadeh, J. Mohler, E. Reiman, K. O'connor, et al., "Student Presentation Association between cognitive impairment and upper-extremity performance under a dual task condition," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 64, p. S109, 2016.

S. Veeravelli, B. Najafi, I. Marin, F. Blumenkron, S. Smith, and S. A. Klotz, "Exergaming in Older People Living with HIV Improves Balance, Mobility and Ameliorates Some Aspects of Frailty," Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE, 2016.

N. Toosizadeh, B. Najafi, E. M. Reiman, R. M. Mager, J. K. Veldhuizen, K. O’Connor, et al., "Upper-extremity dual-task function: an innovative method to assess cognitive impairment in older adults," Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, vol. 8, 2016.

R. Thiede, N. Toosizadeh, J. L. Mills, M. Zaky, J. Mohler, and B. Najafi, "Gait and balance assessments as early indicators of frailty in patients with known peripheral artery disease," Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 32, pp. 1-7, 2016.

M. J. Mohler, C. S. Wendel, R. E. Taylor-Piliae, N. Toosizadeh, and B. Najafi, "Motor performance and physical activity as predictors of prospective falls in community-dwelling older adults by frailty level: application of wearable technology," Gerontology, vol. 62, pp. 654-664, 2016.

H. Lei, N. Toosizadeh, M. Schwenk, S. Sherman, S. Karp, E. Sternberg, et al., "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, vol. 11, p. e0155613, 2016.

L. Bahureksa, B. Najafi, A. Saleh, M. Sabbagh, D. Coon, M. J. Mohler, et al., "The impact of mild cognitive impairment on gait and balance: a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies using instrumented assessment," Gerontology, vol. 63, pp. 67-83, 2016.

Conference abstracts

Ghaderi, I., Lee, H., Singh, P., Razjouyan, J., Galvani, C., Najafi, B. (2016) Impact of structured intensive laparoscopic training course on residents operative performance and their stress level in animal, 2016 Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting (Boston, Mass.), April 2016

Khalil, N., Razjouyan, J., Lee, H., Zhou, H., Veeravelli, S., Garland, L., Najafi, B. (2016). Physiological stress response as a potential metric to determine frailty in older cancer survivors. The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting (New Orleans, La.), Nov 2016

Lee, H., Application of wearable tech for enhancing performance in surgical residents, Technology Collaboration Center of Houston–Wearable Technologies Event (Nasa Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas), Apr 2016 (https://youtu.be/_nqPWn4fnc0)

Lee, H., Najafi, B. (2016). Unobtrusive monitoring respiration during sedentary behavior using a pressure sensing mat, Design of Medical Devices Conference (Minneapolis, Minn.), Apr 2016

Hamad, A., Al-Ali, F., Zhou, H., Talal, T., Melo, S., Elesnawi, M., Ibrahim, R., Najafi, B. (2016). Therapeutic Game-Based Exercise during Hemodialysis to Improve Balance: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Kidney Week, Chicago, Ill., USA

Hamad, A., Zhou, H., Talal, T., Melo, S., Al-Ali, F., Najafi, B. (2016). Therapeutic game-based exercise during hemodialysis to improve balance and mobility. 3rd Qatar Internal Medicine Conference, Doha, Qatar

Marin, I., Zhou, H., Razjouyan, J., Veeravelli, S., Smith, S., Blumenkron, F., Najafi, B., Klotz, S. (2016). An Innovative Motor-Cognitive Exercise Wearable Platform for Improving Balance in HIV Patients. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, La., USA.

Razjouyan, J., Grewal, G. S., Rishel, C., Parthasarathy, S., Mohler, J., & Najafi, B. (Feb. 4, 2016). Wearable Sensor based Fall-Risk Assessment in Hospitalized Patients. Paper presented at the 4th annual CVRI symposium, Houston, Texas.

Razjouyan, J., Lee, H., Burton, A., Najafi, B., Sternberg, E., Skeath, P., . . . Saha, P. (24-27 Feb, 2016a). Assessing the Effect of Well-Designed Buildings on the Activity Pattern of Employees. Paper presented at the IEEE-BHI, Las Vegas.

Razjouyan, J., Lee, H., Burton, A., Najafi, B., Sternberg, E., Skeath, P., . . . Saha, P. (24-27 Feb, 2016b, 24-27 Feb). Utilizing Physiological Measures from Wearable Sensor to Accurately Estimate Wear-Time. Paper presented at the IEEE-BHI Las Vegas.

Ron, E., EnriquezAna, Marin, I., Lee-Eng, J., Razjouyan, J., Armstrong, D. J., & Najafi, B. (10-14 June, 2016). A Smart Insole System Designed to Minimize Re-Ulceration Risk among Diabetics with Peripheral Neuropathy. Paper presented at the 76th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans.

Ron, E., Razjouyan, J., Talal, T. K., Armstrong, D. J., & Najafi, B. (10-14 June, 2016). Using Body-Worn Sensors to Determine the Effect of Stress on Wound Healing in the Diabetic Foot. Paper presented at the 76th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans.

Salazar, J., Lee, H. K., Farhat, K., Palejwala, S., Lemole, M., Najafi, B. (2016). Ergonomic Assessment During Neurosurgical Procedures Using Body-Worn Sensors: Freedom of Motion Dictates Exhaustion, 84th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting (Chicago, Ill.), Apr 2016

Srinivasan, K., Currim, F., Ram, S., Lindberg, C., Sternberg, E., Skeath, P., Najafi, B., Razjouyan, J., Lee, H. K., Foe-Parker, C., Goebel, N., Herzl, R., Mehl, M. R., Gilligan, B., Heerwagen, J., Kampschroer, K., Canada, K. (2016). Feature Importance and Predictive Modeling for Multi-source Healthcare Data with Missing Values. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Digital Health Conference - DH '16. doi:10.1145/2896338.2896347

Zhou, H., Sabbagh, M., Wyman, R., Liebsack, C., Kunik, M. E., & Najafi, B. (2017). Instrumented Trail-Making Task (iTMT) to Assess Dual-Task and Cognitive Impairment in Elderly. IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, Calif., USA

Zhou, H., (2016). Using Wearable Tech to Provide Game-based Personalized Exercise Program. Technology Collaboration Center of Houston (TCC) - Wearable Technologies Event, Nasa Johnson Space Center, Houston, 24-27 , USA

Zhou, H., Wyman, R., Liebsack, C., Mills, J., Sabbagh, M., & Najafi, B. (2016). Tracking Cognitive Decline in Older Adults by using iTMT based on Wearable Technology. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, La., USA

Gary M, Toosizadeh N, Mager R, Veldhuizen J, O'Connor K, Mohler J, Najafi B, editors. Upper-extremity function testing as an alternative to gait performance measures in older adults. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY; 2016: WILEY-BLACKWELL 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, N.J., USA.

Veldhuizen J, Mager R, Toosizadeh N, Mohler J, Reiman E, O'Connor K, Najafi B, editors. Association between cognitive impairment and upper-extremity performance under a dual task condition. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY; 2016: WILEY-BLACKWELL 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, N.J., USA

Srinivasan K, Currim F, Ram S, Lindberg C, Sternberg E, Skeath P, Najafi B, Razjouyan J, Lee H-K, Foe-Parker C, editors. Feature Importance and Predictive Modeling for Multi-source Healthcare Data with Missing Values. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Digital Health Conference; 2016: ACM

Owl J, Marin I, Enriquez A, Armstrong D, Najafi B. Laced with Uncertainty: the Impact of Shoe Gear Fastening on Dorsal Shear Stress, 2016. GPSC Student Showcase, Feb. 24, 2016, University of Arizona.

Razjouyan Javad, Gurtej S Grewal, Cindy  Rishel, Sairam  Parthasarathy, Jane  Moexasler and Bijan Najafi. "Wearable Sensor Based Fall-Risk Assessment in Hospitalized Patients." In 4th annual CVRI symposium. Houston, Texas: Baylor College of Medicine, 4 Feb., 2016.

Razjouyan Javad, Hyoki Lee, Alex Burton, Bijan Najafi, Esther Sternberg, Perry Skeath, Casey Lindberg, Sudha Ram, Faiz Currim, Karthik Srinivasan, Matthias R Mehl, Reuben Herzl, Nicole Goebel, Colin Foe-Parker, Kevin Kampschroer, Judith Heerwagen, Brian Gilligan, Kelli Canada and Priya Saha. "Assessing the Effect of Well-Designed Buildings on the Activity Pattern of Employees." In IEEE-BHI. Las Vegas: IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, 24-27 Feb., 2016

Razjouyan Javad, Hyoki Lee, Alex Burton, Bijan Najafi, Esther Sternberg, Perry Skeath, Casey Lindberg, Sudha Ram, Faiz Currim, Karthik Srinivasan, Matthias R Mehl, Reuben Herzl, Nicole Goebel, Colin Foe-Parker, Kevin Kampschroer, Judith Heerwagen, Brian Gilligan, Kelli Canada and Priya Saha. "Utilizing Physiological Measures from Wearable Sensor to Accurately Estimate Wear-Time." In IEEE-BHI Las Vegas: IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, 24-27 Feb., 2016

Ron, Eyal, Enriquez Ana, Ivan  Marin, Jacqueline  Lee-Eng, Javad Razjouyan, David J Armstrong and Bijan Najafi. "A Smart Insole System Designed to Minimize Re-Ulceration Risk among Diabetics with Peripheral Neuropathy." In 76th Scientific Sessions. New Orleans: American Diabetes Association, 10-14 June, 2016

Ron Eyal, Javad Razjouyan, Talal K.  Talal, David J Armstrong and Bijan Najafi. "Using Body-Worn Sensors to Determine the Effect of Stress on Wound Healing in the Diabetic Foot." In 76th Scientific Sessions. New Orleans: American Diabetes Association, 10-14 June, 2016

Ghaderi, Iman , Hyoki  Lee, Pahul  Singh, Javad  Razjouyan, Carlos  Galvani and Bijan Najafi. "Impact of Structured Intensive Laparoscopic Training Course on Residents Operative Performance and Their Stress Level in Animal." In Surgical Education Annual Meeting. Boston, Mass: The Association for surgical education, 12-14 April, 2016

I Ghaderi, H Lee, P Singh, J Razjouyan, C Galvani, B Najafi, Impact of structured intensive laparoscopic training course on residents operative performance and their stress level in animal, 2016 Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass., April 12-14, 2016

J Salazar, HK Lee, K Farhat, S Palejwala, M Lemole, B Najafi, Ergonomic Assessment During Neurosurgical Procedures Using Body-Worn Sensors: Freedom of Motion Dictates Exhaustion, 84th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, Ill., April 30-May 4

Razjouyan, Javad; Lee, Hyoki; Burton, Alex; Najafi, Bijan; Sternberg, Esther; Skeath, Perry; Lindberg, Casey; Ram, Sudha; Currim, Faiz; Srinivasan, Karthik; Mehl, Matthias R.; Herzl, Reuben; Goebel, Nicole; Foe-Parker, Colin; Kampschroer, Kevin; Heerwagen, Judith; Gilligan, Brian; Canada, Kelli; Saha, Priya, Assessing the Effect of Well-Designed Buildings on the Activity Pat-Tern of Employees, in IEEE BHI 2016. 24-27 Feb., IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society: Las Vegas.

Razjouyan, Javad; Lee, Hyoki; Burton, Alex; Najafi, Bijan; Sternberg, Esther; Skeath, Perry; Lindberg, Casey; Ram, Sudha; Currim, Faiz; Srinivasan, Karthik; Mehl, Matthias R.; Herzl, Reuben; Goebel, Nicole; Foe-Parker, Colin; Kampschroer, Kevin; Heerwagen, Judith; Gilligan, Brian; Canada, Kelli; Saha, Priya, Utilizing Physiological Measures from Wearable Sensor to Accurately Estimate Wear-Time, in IEEE BHI 2016. 24-27 Feb., IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society: Las Vegas.

Zhou, He; Wyman, Rachel; Liebsack, Carolyn; Mills, Joseph; Sabbagh, Marwan; Najafi, Bijan, Tracking Cognitive Decline in Older Adults by using iTMT based on Wearable Technology, in 2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, La., Nov. 16-20, 2016.

2015

Interactive Sensor-Based Balance Training in Older Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. M Schwenk, GS Grewal, D Holloway, A Muchna, L Garland, B Najafi. Gerontology.

New and Future Directions in Integrative Medicine Research Methods with a Focus on Aging Populations: A Review. LM Knowles, P Skeath, M Jia, B Najafi, J Thayer, EM Sternberg. Gerontology

Grewal GS, Schwenk M, Lee-Eng J, Parvaneh S, Bharara M, Menzies RA, Talal TK, Armstrong DG and Najafi B. Sensor-based interactive balance training with visual joint movement feedback for improving postural stability in diabetic with peripheral neuropathy: A randomized controlled trial. Gerontology, [In Press - DOI:10.1159/000371846].

Toosizadeh, N. , Lei, H., Schwenk, M. †, Sherman S.J., Sternberg, E. Mohler, J., and Najafi, B., Does Integrative Medicine Enhance Balance in Aging Adults? – Proof of Concept for Benefit of Electro-acupuncture Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease. Gerontology, 61 (1), 3-14, 2015

Nima Toosizadeh†, Jane Mohler, Bijan Najafi, “Assessing Upper Extremity Motion: An Innovative Method to Identify Frailty”, Journal of American Geriatric Association (JAGS) – 63 (6), 1181-1186, 2015.

Grewal GS, Baisch R, Lee-Eng J, Wu S, Jarrett B, Humble N and Najafi B. ‘Effect of foot orthoses on postural stability in figure skaters while on ice’ Journal of sport rehabilitation, 2015 (PMID:25710078)

Nima Toosizadeh†, Hong Lei, Jane Mohler, Scott J. Sherman, Saman Parvaneh†, and Bijan Najafi, “Motor Performance Assessment in Parkinson’s Disease: Association between Objective In-Clinic, Objective In-Home, and Subjective/Semi-Objective Measures”, vol.10(4), pp. e0124763, PLOS ONE, 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124763.

Bijan Najafi, Jacqueline Lee-Eng, James Wrobel, Ruben Goebel, “Estimation of Center of Mass Trajectory Using Wearable Sensors during Golf Swing”, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 14 (2), 354, 2015.

Jane Mohler, Bijan Najafi, Mindy Fain, and Kenneth S. Ramos, ‘Precision Medicine: A Wider Definition’, Journal of American Geriatric Society, [In Press]’

Nima Toosizadeh, Tzu Chuan Yen, Carol Howe, Michael Dohm, Jane Mohler, and Bijan Najafi ‘Gait Behaviors as an Objective Surgical Outcome in Low Back Disorders: A Systematic Review’, Volume 30, Issue 6, July 2015, Pages 528–536, Clinical Biomechanics, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.04.005.

P Plummer, G Grewal, B Najafi, A Ballard, ‘Instructions and skill level influence reliability of dual-task performance in young adults’, 41 (4), 964-967, Gait & Posture, 2015.

 G Thakral, J La Fontaine, P Kim, B Najafi, A Nichols, LA Lavery, ‘Treatment Options for Venous Leg Ulcers: Effectiveness of Vascular Surgery, Bioengineered Tissue, and Electrical Stimulation’, Advances in skin & wound care 28 (4), 164-172, 2015.

 J. S. Wrobel, A. Fleischer, R. T. Crews, B. Jarrett, and B. Najafi, "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Custom Foot Orthoses for the Treatment of Plantar Heel Pain: A Return to Spontaneous Physical Activity," Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 2015 [In Press].

N. Toosizadeh, J. Mohler, C. Wendel, and B. Najafi, "Influences of Frailty Syndrome on Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Postural Control Strategy," Gerontology, vol. 61, pp. 51-60, 2015.

Saman Parvaneh, Carol L. Howe, Nima Toosizadeh, Bahareh Honarvar, Marvin J. Slepian, Mindy Fain, Jane Mohler, Bijan Najafi, ‘Regulation of Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System Control across Frailty Status: A Systematic Review’, Gerontology, 2015 [In Press]

Nicholas A Giovinco, Steven M Sutton, John D Miller, Timothy M Rankin, Grant W Gonzalez, Bijan Najafi, David G Armstrong, ‘A Passing Glance? Differences in Eye Tracking and Gaze Patterns Between Trainees and Experts Reading Plain Film Bunion Radiographs’, vol. 54(3), pp. 382-391, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery