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2019

  • Predictors of post-anaesthesiology residency research productivity: preliminary report. British journal of anaesthesia  Haight, E. S., Chen, F., Tanaka, P., Brock-Utne, J. G., Macario, A., Sun, E. C., Tawfik, V. L.  2019
  • Microglial Modulation as a Target for Chronic Pain: From the Bench to the Bedside and Back. Anesthesia and analgesia  Haight, E. S., Forman, T. E., Cordonnier, S. A., James, M. L., Tawfik, V. L. 2019; 128 (4): 737–46
  • Angiotensin receptor blockade mimics the effect of exercise on recovery after orthopaedic trauma by decreasing pain and improving muscle regeneration. The Journal of physiology  Tawfik, V. L., Quarta, M., Paine, P., Forman, T. E., Pajarinen, J., Takemura, Y., Goodman, S. B., Rando, T. A., Clark, J. D. 2019
  • Longitudinal TSPO-PET imaging of peripheral and central myeloid cells in a mouse model of complex regional pain syndrome. Pain  Cropper, H. C., Johnson, E. M., Haight, E., Cordonnier, S. A., Chaney, A. M., Forman, T. E., Biswal, A., Stevens, M. Y., James, M. L., Tawfik, V. L. 2019
  • Cell-specific overexpression of COMT in dopaminergic neurons of Parkinson’s disease. Brain : a journal of neurology  Kuzumaki, N., Suda, Y., Iwasawa, C., Narita, M., Sone, T., Watanabe, M., Maekawa, A., Matsumoto, T., Akamatsu, W., Igarashi, K., Tamura, H., Takeshima, H., Tawfik, V. L., Ushijima, T., Hattori, N., Okano, H., Narita, M. 2019; 142 (6): 1675–89
  • 18F-FDG PET/MRI of patients with chronic pain alters management.Cipriano, P., Yoon, D., Carroll, I., Curtin, C., Tawfik, V., Xu, Y., Biswal, S.SOC NUCLEAR MEDICINE INC. 2019
  • Musculoskeletal changes on [18F]FDG PET/MRI from complex regional pain syndrome in footYoon, D., Xu, Y., Cipriano, P., Tawfik, V., Curtin, C., Carroll, I., Biswal, S.SOC NUCLEAR MEDICINE INC. 2019
  • Morphine Exacerbates Postfracture Nociceptive Sensitization, Functional Impairment, and Microglial Activation in Mice ANESTHESIOLOGY  Li, W., Irvine, K., Sahbaie, P., Guo, T., Shi, X., Tawfik, V. L., Kingery, W. S., Clark, J. 2019; 130 (2): 292–308
  • Chronic Pain Management in the Elderly. Anesthesiology clinics  Schwan, J., Sclafani, J., Tawfik, V. L. 2019; 37 (3): 547–60

2018

  • Morphine Exacerbates Postfracture Nociceptive Sensitization, Functional Impairment, and Microglial Activation in Mice. Anesthesiology  Li, W., Irvine, K., Sahbaie, P., Guo, T., Shi, X., Tawfik, V. L., Kingery, W. S., Clark, J. D. 2018
  • [EXPRESS] Autoinflammatory and Autoimmune Contributions to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Molecular pain  Clark, J. D., Tawfik, V., Tajerian, M., Kingery, W. 2018: 1744806918799127
  • Functional Divergence of Delta and Mu Opioid Receptor Organization in CNS Pain Circuits.  NEURON  Wang, D., Tawfik, V. L., Corder, G., Low, S. A., Francois, A., Basbaum, A. I., Scherrer, G. 2018; 98 (1): 90-
  • TEMPORAL CONTROL OF MICROGLIAL REACTIVITY REVEALS SEX-INDEPENDENT FUNCTIONAL CONTRIBUTION OF MICROGLIA TO LONG-LASTING PAINTakemura, Y., Clark, D., Forman, T., Haight, E., Tawfik, V.  LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2018: 437
  • Activation of ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons reverses pathological allodynia resulting from nerve injury or bone cancer. MOLECULAR PAIN  Watanabe, M., Narita, M., Hamada, Y., Yamashita, A., Tamura, H., Ikegami, D., Kondo, T., Shinzato, T., Shimizu, T., Fukuchi, Y., Muto, A., Okano, H., Yamanaka, A., Tawfik, V. L., Kuzumaki, N., Navratilova, E., Porreca, F., Narita, M. 2018; 14: 1744806918756406
  • Successful treatment of chronic knee pain following localization by a sigma-1 receptor radioligand and PET/MRI: a case report. JOURNAL OF PAIN RESEARCH  Cipriano, P., Lee, S., Yoon, D., Shen, B., Tawfik, V., Curtin, C., Dragoo, J. L., James, M., Mccurdy, C., Chin, F., Biswal, S. 2018; 11: 2353–56

2017

  • Complex management of a patient with refractory primary erythromelalgia lacking a SCN9A mutation.  JOURNAL OF PAIN RESEARCH  Low, S. A., Robbins, W., Tawfik, V. L.  2017; 10: 973-977
  • Loss of mu opioid receptor signaling in nociceptors, but not microglia, abrogates morphine tolerance without disrupting analgesia.  NATURE MEDICINE  Corder, G., Tawfik, V. L., Wang, D., Sypek, E. I., Low, S. A., Dickinson, J. R., Sotoudeh, C., Clark, J. D., Barres, B. A., Bohlen, C. J., Scherrer, G. 2017; 23 (2): 164-173

2016

  • (118) Physical and psychological predictors of dysfunction in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): a Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) study. journal of pain  Adelus, M., Sturgeon, J., RICO, T., Tawfik, V., Mackey, S.2016; 17 (4S): S5-?(218) Characterization of patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in a tertiary care pain management setting: A Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) study. journal of pain  Adelus, M., Sturgeon, J., RICO, T., Tawfik, V., Mackey, S. 2016; 17 (4S): S30-?
  • Electrical Synapses High-speed Communication in the Maintenance of Neuropathic Pain.  ANESTHESIOLOGY  Tawfik, V. L., Flood, P. 2016; 124 (1): 13-15

2015

  • Input- and Cell-Type-Specific Endocannabinoid-Dependent LTD in the Striatum.  Cell reports  Wu, Y., Kim, J., Tawfik, V. L., Lalchandani, R. R., Scherrer, G., Ding, J. B. 2015; 10 (1): 75-87In vivo techniques to investigate the internalization profile of opioid receptors.  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)  Pradhan, A. A., Tawfik, V. L., Tipton, A. F., Scherrer, G. 2015; 1230: 87-104

2014

  • Delta Opioid Receptors Presynaptically Regulate Cutaneous Mechanosensory Neuron Input to the Spinal Cord Dorsal Horn.  NEURON  Bardoni, R., Tawfik, V. L., Wang, D., Francois, A., Solorzano, C., Shuster, S. A., Choudhury, P., Betelli, C., Cassidy, C., Smith, K., de Nooij, J. C., Mennicken, F., O’Donnell, D., Kieffer, B. L., Woodbury, C. J., Basbaum, A. I., MacDermott, A. B., Scherrer, G. 2014; 81 (6): 1312-1327

2013

  • Perioperative interventions to reduce chronic postsurgical pain. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery  Carroll, I., Hah, J., Mackey, S., Ottestad, E., Kong, J. T., Lahidji, S., Tawfik, V., Younger, J., Curtin, C. 2013; 29 (4): 213-222
  • Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Chronic Postsurgical Pain.  JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERYCarroll, I., Hah, J., Mackey, S., Ottestad, E., Kong, J. T., Lahidji, S., Tawfik, V., Younger, J., Curtin, C. 2013; 29 (4): 213-222

2010

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Results in Local Glutamate and Adenosine Release: Investigation Into the Role of Astrocytes.  NEUROSURGERY  Tawfik, V. L., Chang, S., Hitti, F. L., Roberts, D. W., Leiter, J. C., Jovanovic, S., Lee, K. H. 2010; 67 (2): 367-375

2008

  • Propentofylline-induced astrocyte modulation leads to alterations in glial glutamate promoter activation following spinal nerve transection.  NEUROSCIENCE  Tawfik, V. L., Regan, M. R., Haenggeli, C., Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., Perez, N., Rothstein, J. D., DeLeo, J. A. 2008; 152 (4): 1086-1092
  • Neuregulin 1 is a pronociceptive cytokine that is regulated by progesterone in the spinal cord: Implications for sex specific pain modulation.  EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN  LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., DeLeo, J. A. 2008; 12 (1): 94-103

2007

  • Intracranial self-stimulation of the dorsal raphe sensitizes psychostimulant locomotion.  BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE  Boye, S. M., Grant, R. J., Tawfik, V. L.  2007; 121 (3): 550-558
  • Efficacy of propentofylline, a glial modulating agent, on existing mechanical allodynia following peripheral nerve injury. BRAIN BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNITY  Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., DeLeo, J. A. 2007; 21 (2): 238-246

2006

  • Induction of astrocyte differentiation by propentofylline increases glutamate transporter expression in vitro: Heterogeneity of the quiescent phenotype.  GLIA Tawfik, V. L., LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Bercury, K. K., Nutile-McMenemy, N., Harris, B. T., DeLeo, J. A. 2006; 54 (3): 193-203
  • Differential spinal cord gene expression in rodent models of radicular and neuropathic pain.  ANESTHESIOLOGY  LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Tanga, F. Y., Spratt, K. F., DeLeo, J. A. 2006; 104 (6): 1283-1292
  • The tetrapartite synapse: Path to CNS sensitization and chronic pain.  PAIN  de Leo, J. A., Tawfik, V. L., LaCroix-Fralish, M. L. 2006; 122 (1-2): 17-21
  • Progesterone mediates gonadal hormone differences in tactile and thermal hypersensitivity following L5 nerve root ligation in female rats NEUROSCIENCE   Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., DeLeo, J. A. 2006; 138 (2): 601-608
  • Sex differences in lumbar spinal cord gene expression following experimental lumbar radiculopathy.  JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE  LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Spratt, K. F., DeLeo, J. A. 2006; 30 (3): 283-295
  • Differential regulation of neuregulin 1 expression by progesterone in astrocytes and neurons.  NEURON GLIA BIOLOGY  LaCroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., Nutile-McMenemy, N., Harris, B. T., DeLeo, J. A. 2006; 2: 227-234

2005

  • Safety issues concerning the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids. Pain research & management. Ware  M. A., Tawfik, V. L. 2005; 10: 31A-7A
  • Transcriptional and translational regulation of glial activation by morphine in a rodent model of neuropathic pain.  JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS  Tawfik, V. L., Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Nutile-McMeneny, N., DeLeo, J. A. 2005; 313 (3): 1239-1247
  • The organizational and activational effects of sex hormones on tactile and thermal hypersensitivity following lumbar nerve root injury in male and female rats.  PAIN Lacroix-Fralish, M. L., Tawfik, V. L., DeLeo, J. A. 2005; 114 (1-2): 71-80

2004

  • Neuroimmune activation and neuroinflammation in chronic pain and opioid tolerance/hyperalgesia. Neuroscientist DeLeo, J. A., Tanga, F. Y., Tawfik, V. L. 2004; 10 (1): 40-52

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