Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal articles

2011

  • Sheng Li, Woo-Hyung Park, Adam M. Borg (2011) Phase-dependent respiratory-motor interactions in reaction time tasks during rhythmic voluntary breathing. Motor Control (in press)
  • Woo-Hyung Park, Sheng Li (2011) There is no graded motor imagery: responses of finger muscles to TMS during motor imagery of isometric finger flexion and extension forces. Neuroscience Letters; 494(3):255-9
  • Sheng Li, Zev Rymer (2011)  Voluntary breathing influences corticospinal excitability of non-respiratory finger muscles. Journal of Neurophysiology 105 (2)512-521
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  • Brainin M, Norrving B, Sunnerhagen KS, Goldstein LB, et al: Poststroke chronic disease management: towards improved identification and interventions for poststroke spasticity-related complications.International J of Stroke 6: 4-46, 2011.

2010

  • Sheng Li (2010) Respiratory-motor interaction and its potential application for spasticity management. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 89(4):S2

2009

  • Elizabeth R. Ikeda, Adam Borg, Devn Brown, Jessica Malouf, Kathy M. Showers, Sheng Li (2009) The Valsalva maneuver revisited: the influence of voluntary breathing on isometric muscle strength Journal of Strengthen and Conditioning Research 23(1):127-32
  • Sheng Li, Jennifer A. Stevens, W. Zev Rymer (2009) Interactions between imagined movement and the initiation of voluntary movement: a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study Clinical Neurophysiology 120 (6): 1154-1160
  • Francisco GE, Saulino MF, Yablon SA, Turner M: Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: An Update. PMR 1(852-858, 2009
  • Lai JM, Francisco GE, Willis FB: Dynamic splinting after treatment with Botulinum Toxin Tye-A: a randomized controlled pilot study. Adv Ther 26(2): 241-248, 2009

Conference presentations/abstracts

2011

  • Sheng Li, Durand-Sanchez Ana (2011) Cortical mechanisms for controlled finger force relaxation using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), AAPMR annual meeting, Orlando, FL, Nov 17-20, 2011
  • Shuo-Shiu Chang, Gerard Francisco, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Ping Zhou, William Zev Rymer, Sheng Li (2011)  Voluntary force control in spastic-paretic biceps brachii muscles in stroke may be interfered by sustained involuntary motor unit discharges. Annual Neuroscience meeting, Washington DC Nov 12-16, 2011.
  • Yozbatiran N, Berliner J, O’Malley MK, Kadivar Z, Pehlivan AU, Boake C, Francisco GE. Robotic training of forearm and wrist movements after spinal cord injury. Accepted for presentation  at The Annual Conference of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, 5-7 September 2011, Las Vegas Nevada
  • Yozbatiran N, Berliner J, O’Malley MK, Pehlivan AU, Kadivar Z, Boake C, Francisco GE. Robotic training and clinical assessment of arm and wrist movements after spinal cord injury: two case reports. Accepted for presentation at International Neurorehabilitation Symposium, June 27-July 1, 2011 Zurich/Switzerland
  • Yozbatiran N, Berliner J, Boake C, O’Malley MK, Kadivar Z, Francisco GE. Robotic training and clinical assessment of forearm and wrist movements after incomplete spinal cord injury: a case report. Accepted for presentation at The International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, June 27-July 1, 2011 Zurich/ Switzerland
  • Kadivar Z, Sullivan JL, Pehlivan AU, Francisco GE, Yozbatiran N. Robotic training and kinematic analysis of arm and hand after incomplete spinal cord injury: a case study. Accepted for presentation at The International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, June 27-July 1, 2011 Zurich/ Switzerland
  • Kadivar Z, Sullivan JL, Pehlivan AU, Francisco GE, Yozbatiran N. Robotic training and kinematic analysis of arm and hand after incomplete spinal cord injury: a case study. Accepted for  presentation at International Neurorehabilitation Symposium, June 27-July 1, 2011 Zurich/ Switzerland
  • Berliner J, Yozbatiran N, Francisco GE, O’Malley M, Kadivar Z, Boake C. Robotic training of forearm and wrist movements after spinal cord injury. Accepted for presentation at International Conference on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation. June 4-8, 2011 Washington, DC
  • Sheng Li, , Shuo-Shiu Chang, Gerard E. Francisco, Ping Zhou (2011) Re-evaluation of EMG-force relations using intramuscular EMG recordings in spastic-paretic biceps brachii muscles in chronic stroke. AAP Annual meeting (podium presentation), Phoenix, Arizona, April, 2011

2010

  • Sheng Li, Woo-Hyung Park Adam M. Borg (2010) Respiratory phase-dependent effect of voluntary breathing on reaction time, Annual Neuroscience meeting, San Diego, CA, Nov 2010
  • Sheng Li, Gerard E. Francisco, Shuo-Shiu Chang (2010) Botulinum toxin Type A injection after stroke reduces finger flexor spasticity and improves voluntary grip release Annual Neuroscience meeting, San Diego, CA, Nov 2010
  • Sheng Li, Gerard E. Francisco, Shuo-Shiu Chang (2010) Botulinum Toxin Type A Injection Improves Voluntary Motor Control After Stroke: A Case Report. AAPMR annual meeting, Seattle, WA, Nov 2010
  • Sheng Li (2010) Respiratory-motor interaction and its potential application for spasticity. Association of Academic Physiatrists annual meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, April 6-10, 2010. (AAP BEST PAPER AWARD )
  • Chang S-H, Zhou P, Francisco GE, Li S. Re-evaluation of EMG-Force relations in post-stroke spastic muscles using intramuscular EMG recordings. Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium, Abstract/Poster, Houston, TX, December 3, 2010.
  • Yozbatiran N, Francisco GE, O’Malley MK, Berliner J, Kadivar Z, Boake C. Robotic training of forearm and wrist movements after spinal cord injury: A single case study. Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium, Abstract 31. Houston TX, December 3, 2010
  • Sullivan J, Eng D, Kadivar Z, Paehlivan A, Yozbatiran N, Francisco GE, O’Malley M. Validation of an alternative smoothness measure to quantify forearm and wrist movement after spinal cord injury. Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium, Abstract 31. Houston TX, December 3, 2010
  • Chang S-H, Zhou P, Francisco GE, Li S. Re-evaluation of EMG-force relations in post-stroke spasticity muscles using intramuscular EMG recordings. Mission Connect Annual Scienfic Symposium, Abstract 7. Houston TX, December 3, 2010
  • Yozbatiran N, O’Malley MK, Boake C, Fisher SR, Reistetter T, Francisco GE. Augmentation of constraint-induced movement therapy with robotic training for upper-extremity function after stroke. Poster presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists conference, Bonita Springs, FL. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010: 4 (suppl): S13.
  • Yozbatiran N, Francisco GE, O’Malley MK, Berliner J, Kadivar Z, Boake C. Robotic training of forearm and wrist movements after spinal cord injury: A single case study. Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium. December  2010, Houston TX,
  • Sullivan J, Eng D, Kadivar Z, Paehlivan A, Yozbatiran N, Francisco GE, O’Malley M. Validation of an alternative smoothness measure to quantify forearm and wrist movement after spinal cord injury. Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium, December 2010. Houston TX
  • Z. Kadivar, O. Celik, M.K. O'Malley, C. Boake, H. Levin, N. Yozbatiran, T. Reistetter The    Upper Extremity Robotic Measures of Motor Performance Correlate with Improvements in   Fine and Gross Motor Abilities in Stroke Patients. 40th Society for Neuroscience Annual   Meeting, November, 2010. San Diego, CA.
  • Z. Kadivar, A. Pehlivan, J. Sullivan, D. Eng, N. Yozbatiran, G. Francisco, M.K. O’Malley  . Robotic Arm Training after Human Spinal Cord Injury: a Case Study. Presentation at the 2010 National Center for Human Performance annual meeting, 2010, November, Houston, TX.

2009

  • Kim A, Boake C, Francisco GE. Improvement in gait of persons with post-stroke spastic hemiplegia after Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) therapy: a long-term follow-up study. Poster presented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference. Austin, Texas. PM&R 1 (9, supplement) S276-277 (abstract)
  • Francisco GE, Boake, C. Optimizing the Efficiency of Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) Screening Trial for Post-Stroke Spastic Hypertonia. (Poster)AAPMR Annual Assembly, October 22.25, 2009 Austin, Texas
  • Francisco GE, Livingston L. Outcome of indisc community based rehabilitation program for operation Iraqi freedom personnel. PM&R, Vol 1, Issue 9, Suppl 1, Sept. 2009. 109-10.

Invited Lectures/podium presentations/seminars

  • Nuray Yozbatiran ‘Robotic Training of Upper and Lower Extremity Motor Functions’ 3rd National Physical Therapy Conference, 14-16 May, 2011 Istanbul/TURKEY
  • Sheng Li, , Shuo-Shiu Chang, Gerard E. Francisco, Ping Zhou (2011) Re-evaluation of EMG-force relations using intramuscular EMG recordings in spastic-paretic biceps brachii muscles in chronic stroke. AAP Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, April 15, 2011
  • Sheng Li (2010) Respiratory-motor interaction and its potential application for spasticity. Association of Academic Physiatrists annual meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, April 8, 2010.
  • Gerard Francisco Rusk Institute’s Fourth Annual Spasticity Seminar and Injection Workshop: Muscle overactivity in the upper motor neuron syndrome; Clinical Pearls: Enhancing outcomes of chemodenervation and peripheral neurolysis and Injection techniques in chemodenervation (hands-on activity using simulation models), NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, December 5th, 2010
  • Gerard Francisco Special Symposium. The recovery implications of motor skills, pain, and spasticity. 7th World Stroke Congress 2010, Seoul, Korea. October 14, 2010.
  • Gerard Francisco Special Lecture. Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections for Treatment of Spasticity Improves Quality of Life for Patients and Caregivers. 6TH Botulinum Toxin Forum on Neuromuscular Diseases Program. Tokyo, Japan, September 9, 2010.
  • Gerard Francisco OT Topics, Quentin Mease Hospital Occupational Therapy ProgramRe-thinking Spasticity: Implications on Assessment and Management” Houston, Texas May 13, 2010.
  • Gerard Francisco (Advisory Panel Workshop) Global Stroke Community Advisory Panel – Global Expert Workshop. Vienna, Austria. March 20, 2010.
  • Gerard Francisco (Advisory Panel) European Stroke Community Advisory Panel. Zurich, Switzerland, January 29, 2010.
  • Gerard Francisco  ITB with a focus on Post-Stroke Spasticity in Ambulatory Patients. Presentation at the meeting “Management of Spasticity with Intrathecal Baclofen. New Orleans, LA, January 13, 2010.