Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center - Rheumatology
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Asymmetries and relationships between dynamic loading, muscle strength, and proprioceptive acuity at the knees in symptomatic unilateral hip osteoarthritis. Shakoor N, Foucher KC, Wimmer MA, Mikolaitis-Preuss RA, Fogg LF, Block JA Arthritis Res. Ther. 2014 Dec 14 16(6):455. Improvement in knee loading after use of specialized footwear for knee osteoarthritis: results of a six-month pilot investigation. Shakoor N, Lidtke RH, Wimmer MA, Mikolaitis RA, Foucher KC, Thorp LE, Fogg LF, Block JA. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 2013 May 65(5):1282-9. doi: 10.1002/art.37896. Vibration Platform Training in Women at Risk for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Segal NA, Glass NA, Shakoor N, Wallace R. PM R. 2012 2012 Sep 11. doi:pii: S1934-1482(12)00369-3. 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.07.011. [Epub ahead of print] Sagittal plane hip motion reversals during walking are associated with disease severity and poorer function in subjects with hip osteoarthritis. Foucher KC, Schlink BR, Shakoor N, Wimmer MA. J Biomech. 2012 2012 May 11 45(8):1360-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.03.008. Epub 2012 Apr 11. Vibratory perception threshold in young and middle-aged patients at high risk of knee osteoarthritis compared to controls. Thorlund JB, Shakoor N, Ageberg E, Sandal LF, Block JA, Roos EM. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 2012 Jan 64(1):144-8. doi: 10.1002/acr.20624. The relationship of vibratory perception to dynamic joint loading, radiographic severity, and pain in knee osteoarthritis. Shakoor N, Lee KJ, Fogg LF, Wimmer MA, Foucher KC, Mikolaitis RA, Block JA. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 2012 Jan 64(1):181-6. doi: 10.1002/art.30657. Asymmetric loading and bone mineral density at the asymptomatic knees of patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis. Shakoor N, Dua A, Thorp LE, Mikolaitis RA, Wimmer MA, Foucher KC, Fogg LF, Block JA. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 2011 Dec 63(12):3853-8. doi: 10.1002/art.30626. Lower limb osteoarthritis: biomechanical alterations and implications for therapy. Block JA, Shakoor N. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2010 2010 Sep 22(5):544-50. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32833bd81f. Review. The biomechanical effects of focused muscle training on medial knee loads in OA of the knee: a pilot, proof of concept study Thorp LE, Wimmer MA, Foucher KC, Sumner DR, Shakoor N, Block JA J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 2010 Jun 10(2):166-73 Education, zip code-based annualized household income, and health outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Jolly M, Mikolaitis RA, Shakoor N, Fogg LF, Block JA. J Rheumatol. 2010 2010 Jun 37(6):1150-7. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.090862. Epub 2010 Apr 1. Effects of common footwear on joint loading in osteoarthritis of the knee. Shakoor N, Sengupta M, Foucher KC, Wimmer MA, Fogg LF, Block JA. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 2010 Jul 62(7):917-23. doi: 10.1002/acr.20165. The biomechanics of osteoarthritis: implications for therapy. Block JA, Shakoor N. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2009 2009 Feb 11(1):15-22. Review. Effects of specialized footwear on joint loads in osteoarthritis of the knee. Shakoor N, Lidtke RH, Sengupta M, Fogg LF, Block JA. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 2008 Sep 15 59(9):1214-20. doi: 10.1002/art.24017. Generalized vibratory deficits in osteoarthritis of the hip. Shakoor N, Lee KJ, Fogg LF, Block JA. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 2008 Sep 15 59(9):1237-40. doi: 10.1002/art.24004. Erratum in: Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jan 15;61(1):142. Pain and its relationship with muscle strength and proprioception in knee OA: results of an 8-week home exercise pilot study Shakoor N, Furmanov S, Nelson DE, Li Y, Block JA J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 2008 Jan-Mar 8(1):35-42 Reduced lower extremity vibratory perception in osteoarthritis of the knee Shakoor N, Agrawal A, Block JA Arthritis Rheum 2008 Jan 15 59(1):117-21
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A lot of people think of rheumatologists as treating old-age arthritis, but actually, surprisingly, a lot of our patients are very young to middle-age individuals who have diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis — as well as we treat older patients who end up getting osteoarthritis.
A lot of the conservative approaches actually don’t even require medication. So a lot of it may be physical therapy or other lifestyle changes that they can make to help their disease. And I think some patients actually prefer to do many of those things first. They can start from very conservative approaches to then more aggressive approaches, including a whole host of medications.
I think that not only have the new medications that have come out over the last ten years made my life easier because I have more to offer my patients, but they’ve also helped alleviate a lot of the concerns that patients have because we have a lot more options in terms of treating their diseases.