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Najia Shakoor, MD

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Rheumatology
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Rheumatology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Research Interests:
  • Osteoarthritis
Languages Spoken:
  • Urdu
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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 Listings go back five years.

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The biomechanics of osteoarthritis: implications for therapy.
    Block JA, Shakoor N.
    Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2009
    2009 Feb
    11(1):15-22. Review.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Reduced lower extremity vibratory perception in osteoarthritis of the knee
    Shakoor N, Agrawal A, Block JA
    Arthritis Rheum
    2008 Jan 15
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