Selected Publications, Abstracts, and Presentations

Selected Publications:

1. Sharma, R.*, Pillai, L., Glover, A., Virmani, T. Objective impairment of tandem gait in Parkinson’s disease patients increases with disease severity. Parkinsonism Relat. Disord. 2019; 68:33-39.
2. Virmani, T., Urbana, F.J., Bisagno, V., Garcia-Rill, E. The pedunculopontine nucleus: From posture and locomotion to neuroepigenetics. AIMS Neuroscience 2019; 6(4):219-230.
3. Virmani, T., Pillai, L., Glover, A., Doerhoff, S.M., Williams, DK., Garcia-Rill, E., Larson-Prior, L. Impaired step-length setting prior to turning in Parkinson’s disease patients with freezing of gait. Mov. Disord. 2018; 33(11):1823-25
4. Langston, RG+, Virmani, T. Use of a modified STROOP test to assess color discrimination deficit in Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Neurology 2018; 9:765
5. Virmani, T., Gupta, H.*, Shah, J.+, Larson-Prior, L.. Objective measures of gait and balance in healthy non-falling adults as a function of age. Gait and posture 2018. 2018; 65:100-105.
6. Shah, J.+, Pillai, L., Williams, KD., Doerhoff, S., Larson-Prior, L., Garcia-Rill, E., Virmani, T. Increased foot strike variability in Parkinson’s disease patients with freezing of gait. Parkinsonism Relat. Disord. 2018; 53:58-63.
7. Garcia-Rill, E., Virmani, T., Hyde, J.R., D’Onofrio, S., Mahaffey, S., Arousal and the control of perception and movement. Current Trends Neurology. 2016; 10:53-64
8. Virmani, T., Moskowitz, C.B., Vonsattel, J.P., Fahn, S. Clinicopathologic characteristics of freezing of gait in autopsy-confirmed Parkinson’s disease. Mov. Disord. 2015; 30(14): 1874-84.

Selected Meeting Abstracts:

1. Glover, A, Pillai, L, Doerhoff, S., Virmani, T. Differential Gait Progression in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease with and without freezing of gait. MDS International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders 2019 (Poster)
2. Pillai, L, Glover, A, Virmani, T. Longitudinal progression of spatiotemporal parameters of turning in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease patients with Freezing of Gait. MDS International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders 2019 (Poster)
3. Pillai, L, Virmani, T., Objective markers of turning in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait. FOG Leuven 2018 (Poster)
4. Virmani, T., Medication optimization in Parkinson’s disease patients with ON-state freezing using objective gait assessments (2017). MDS 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders 2017 (Poster)
5. Sharma, B.*, Rassman, A.C., Virmani, T., Interaction of dietary protein with levodopa in Parkinson disease (2017). MDS 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders 2017 (Poster)
6. Shah, J.+, Virmani, T., Objective gait parameters as a noninvasive biomarker for freezing of gait in Parkinson disease (2017). American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2017 (Poster)
7. Virmani, T., Shah, J.+, Gupta, H.*, Evolution of objective measures of gait and balance with age (2017). American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2017 (Poster)
8. Gupta, H.*, Virmani, T., Effects of texting while walking (dual tasking) on objective gait parameters (2015) MDS 19th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (Poster)

+Medical student
*Neurology resident

Invited Presentations:

  1. Freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease – Neurology Grand Rounds, Oregon Health Sciences University (September 2016)