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Publications by Dr. Sabbahi

Recent Publications

  1. Sabbahi M., Sengul Y. Cervical multisegmental Motor responses in Healthy Subjects. Spinal Cord January 17, 2012; doi; 10.1038/sc. 2011.166; 1-8.
  2. Alrowayeh H., Sabbahi M. H-reflex amplitude asymmetry is an earlier sign of nerve root involvement than latency in patients with S1 radiculopathy. BMC Research Notes 4:102, 1-8, 2011
  3. Sabbahi M, Sengul Y. Thoracolumbar multisegmental motor responses in the upper and lower limbs in healthy subjects. Spinal Cord 10; 1-8, 2010
  4. Pinada E., Sabbahi M. Etnyre B. Using standing postures as a practical alternative to Gait analysis for assessing normal Neuromotor activity Variation of the ankle muscle antagonists: A soleus H-reflex and EMG activity study. Int. J. Morphology 28; 7- 12, 2010
  5. Pinada E., Sabbahi M., Etnyre B. Using Standing postures as a Practical Alternative to gait Analysis for assessing Normal Neuromotor activity variation of the ankle muscle antagonists: A Soleus H-reflex and EMG activity study comparing Patients with Hemiplegia to Healthy subjects. Int. J. Morphology 28; 591- 594, 2010
  6. Alrowayeh H., Sabbahi M. The Proportion of patients with Non- Specific Low Back Pain and Neural Compromise. EMG. Clin. Neurophysiol. 50; 67-73, 2010
  7. Al-Rowayeh H., Sabbahi M., Etnyre B. Flexor carpi Radialis H-reflex Modulation during spinal loading and unloading with varied forearm posture. J. Clin. Neurophysiol. 27; 116-119, 2010


Older Publications

  1. Abdulwahab S, Sabbahi M Neck retractions, cervical root decompression and Radicular Pain. JOSPT 30: 4-12, 2000.
  2. Lin F, Sabbahi M Correlation of Spasticity with the hyperactive stretch reflexes and motor dysfunction in hemiplegia. Arch Phys. Med Rehab. 80: 526-540, 1999.
  3. Lin F. Sabbah M The aging effect on the EMG and mechanical responses of the human wrist flexor stretch reflexes. EMG Clin. Neurophysiol. 38: 323-331, 1999.
  4. Sabbahi M Electrodiagnosis-directed treatment of lumbosacral radiculopathy after spinal surgeries. J Neurol Orthop Med. Surg. 17: 182- 186, 1997.
  5. Sabbahi M Fixing Lumbosacral radiculopathy with postural modification: A new method for evaluation and treatment based on electrodiagnostic testing. J Neurol Orthop Med. Surg. 17: 182-186, 1997.
  6. Lin F., Pan Y., Hom C., Sabbahi M, Shenaq S. Ankle stance angle: A Functional index for the evaluation of sciatic nerve recovery after complete transection. J Reconst. Microsurg. 12: 173-177, 1996.
  7. Lin F, Pan Y, Dinh T, Sabbahi M, shenaq S. Functional assessment of tibial nerve recovery in the cat using gait analysis. J.Reconst. Microsurg. 13: 177-183, 1997.
  8. Gogia P, Sabbahi M Electromyographic analysis of neck muscle fatigue in patients with osteoarthritis of cervical spine. Spine 19: 502-506, 1994.
  9. Sabbahi M, Judy D Kinesthetic sensation in the thumb interphalangeal joint. Bull Facul Phys.Ther, Cairo Univ, 1: 1-9, 1996.
  10. Gogia P, Sabbahi M Changes in Fatigue characteristics of cervical paraspina; muscles with posture. Spine 16: 1135-1140, 1991.
  11. Gogia P, Sabbahi M. Median Frequency of the myoelectric signal in cervical paraspinal muscles. Arch Phys Med Surg. 71: 408-414, 1990.
  12. Sabbahi M. sabbahi N Movement analysis system: A new method for measuring movement performance. J Neurol Orthop Med Surg. 10: 319-322, 1989.
  13. Khalil, Sabbah M. H-Reflex studies for C6, L4 and S1 spinal nerve root pathology. J. Neurol Orthop Med surg. 9: 319-322, 1988.
  14. Sabbahi M, Khali M. Segmental H-reflex studies in upper and lower limbs in patients with radiculopathy. Arch Phys. Med Rehab. 71: 223-227, 1990.
  15. Sabbahi M, Khalil M. Segmental H-reflex studies in upper and lower limbs of normal subjects. Arch Phys.Med. Rehab. 71: 216-222, 1990.
  16. Sabbahi M, Fox AM, Druffel C. Do Joint receptors modulate the motoneuron excitability? EMG Clin. Neurophysiol 30: 130-140, 1990.
  17. Sabbahi M, DeLuca CJ. Topical Anesthetic induced improvements in mobility of patients woyh muscular hypertonicity: Preliminary Results J. EMG Kinesiol. 1: 41-48, 1991.
  18. DeLuca CJ, Sabbahi M, Roy S Median Frequency of the myoelectric signal: Effect of Hand Dominance. Eur J. Appl. Physiol 55: 457-464, 1986.
  19. Sabbahi M, Sedgwick EM Recovery profile of single motoneuron after electrical stimuli in Man. Brain Res 423: 125-134, 1987.
  20. Sabbahi M, DeLuca CJ Topical anesthesia: Modulation of the monosynaptic Reflexes by desensitization of the skin. Electrenceph Clin Neurophysiol 54: 677-688, 1982.
  21. Merletti R, Sabbahi M, DeLuca CJ Effect of Ischemia and temperature on the median frequency of the myoelectric signal. Europ J. Appl. Physiol 52: 258-265, 1984.
  22. Sabbahi M, Sedgwick EM Age-Related Changes in Monosynaptic Reflex Excitability. J Gerontol. 37: 24-32, 1982.
  23. Sabbahi M, DeLuca CJ. Topical Anesthesia: H-reflex recovery changes by desensitization of the skin. Electroencph Clin Neurophysiol 52: 328-335, 1981.
  24. Sabbahi M, DeLuca CJ, Powers WR. Topical Anesthesi: A Possible Treatment Method for Spasticity. Arch Phys Med Rehab 62: 310-314, 1981
  25. Illis LS, Oygar AE, Sedgwick EM, Sabbahi Awadalla MA Dorsal Column stimulation in the Rehabilitation of Multiple Sclerosis. The Lancet 1973: 1383-1386, 1976.





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Dr. Mohamed Sabbahi is a professor of Neuroscience, Electrodiagnosis & Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas for the last 24 years. He is an academician, clinician & researcher with more than 40 years experience in the field of rehabilitation.

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