Francis O Walker

Summary

Affiliation: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sheet fitting palsy
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 14:48-50. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Electrically silent muscle visible by ultrasound
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 13:159-61. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Essay: Cultivating simple virtues in medicine
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Neurology 65:1678-80. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Huntington's disease
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Lancet 369:218-28. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Targeting energy metabolism in Huntington's disease
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Lancet 364:312-3. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular ultrasound
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Neurol Clin 22:563-90, vi. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound of nerve and muscle
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:495-507. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Botulinum toxin therapy for cervical dystonia
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 14:749-66, vi. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Imaging nerve and muscle with ultrasound
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Suppl Clin Neurophysiol 57:243-54. 2004
  10. pmc Prevalence of bifid median nerves and persistent median arteries and their association with carpal tunnel syndrome in a sample of Latino poultry processors and other manual workers
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27157 1078, USA Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Muscle Nerve 48:539-44. 2013

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Publications41

  1. doi request reprint Sheet fitting palsy
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 14:48-50. 2012
    ..Ultrasound was able to diagnose the problem in a case where precise localization by electrodiagnostic testing was difficult...
  2. doi request reprint Electrically silent muscle visible by ultrasound
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 13:159-61. 2012
    ..In patients with severe atrophy of trapezius or sternocleidomastoid muscles, ultrasound may help in identify chronically denervated muscle...
  3. ncbi request reprint Essay: Cultivating simple virtues in medicine
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Neurology 65:1678-80. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Huntington's disease
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Lancet 369:218-28. 2007
    ..The precise pathophysiological mechanisms of Huntington's disease are poorly understood, but research in transgenic animal models of the disorder is providing insight into causative factors and potential treatments...
  5. ncbi request reprint Targeting energy metabolism in Huntington's disease
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Lancet 364:312-3. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular ultrasound
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Neurol Clin 22:563-90, vi. 2004
    ..This noninvasive technology holds considerable promise for providing anatomic information to complement other tests of nerve and muscle function...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound of nerve and muscle
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:495-507. 2004
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Botulinum toxin therapy for cervical dystonia
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 14:749-66, vi. 2003
    ..Other therapeutic options are reviewed for comparison. This article discusses strategies for maximizing the clinical benefit of botulinum toxin in this disorder and reviews muscle selection and identification with electromyography...
  9. ncbi request reprint Imaging nerve and muscle with ultrasound
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Suppl Clin Neurophysiol 57:243-54. 2004
    ..Such involvement is required to best adopt and exploit the potential of imaging for the research and clinical evaluation of neuromuscular disorders...
  10. pmc Prevalence of bifid median nerves and persistent median arteries and their association with carpal tunnel syndrome in a sample of Latino poultry processors and other manual workers
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27157 1078, USA Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Muscle Nerve 48:539-44. 2013
    ..The prevalence of bifid median nerves and persistent median arteries, their co-occurrence, and their relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are only understood partially...
  11. pmc Ultrasound for carpal tunnel syndrome screening in manual laborers
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Main Floor Reynolds Tower, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 48:127-31. 2013
    ..Neuromuscular ultrasound may be a better screening tool, because it is painless. In this study we compare the accuracy of nerve conduction studies and ultrasound for CTS screening...
  12. ncbi request reprint Gene expression of nAChR, SNAP-25 and GAP-43 in skeletal muscles following botulinum toxin A injection: a study in rats
    Jianjun Ma
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1070, USA
    J Orthop Res 23:302-9. 2005
    ..To better understand the mechanism behind this functional recovery, this study attempted to (1) document changes in NMJ morphometry following BoNT-A, and (2) determine the gene expression of nAChR subunits, SNAP-25, and GAP-43 protein...
  13. ncbi request reprint Detection of a brachial artery pseudoaneurysm using ultrasonography and EMG
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Neurology 65:649. 2005
  14. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic ultrasound for nerve transection
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 35:796-9. 2007
    ..This proof-of-concept study shows that ultrasound can accurately identify nerve transection, which should lead to further ultrasound studies in patients with traumatic peripheral nerve injuries...
  15. doi request reprint Nerve cross-sectional area in extremes of age
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Reynolds Tower, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 47:890-3. 2013
    ..This study was conducted to determine the influence of age on nerve cross-sectional area...
  16. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of nerve and muscle ultrasound
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Main Floor Reynolds Tower, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 47:515-21. 2013
    ..Nerve and muscle ultrasound has been studied in several conditions, but validity and reliability have not been assessed systematically...
  17. pmc Median nerve changes following steroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 44:25-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to use neuromuscular ultrasound to assess the changes that occur in the median nerve after steroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  18. ncbi request reprint The use of diagnostic ultrasound in carpal tunnel syndrome
    Ethan R Wiesler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 31:726-32. 2006
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  19. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic reference values for assessing the normal median nerve in adults
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Neuroimaging 19:47-51. 2009
    ..In addition, muscle intrusion into the carpal tunnel has been implicated in carpal tunnel syndrome, but the normal amount of muscle intrusion has not been quantified...
  20. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound in the diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the cubital tunnel
    Ethan R Wiesler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 31:1088-93. 2006
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Neuromuscular ultrasound in common entrapment neuropathies
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Main Floor Reynolds Tower, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 48:696-704. 2013
    ..This review focuses on the use of neuromuscular ultrasound in 4 of the most common entrapment neuropathies: carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy at the elbow and wrist, and fibular neuropathy at the knee...
  22. doi request reprint Quantitative neuromuscular ultrasound in the intensive care unit
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Reynolds Tower, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 47:255-9. 2013
    ..This pilot study was designed to examine the ultrasonographic changes that occur in muscles during ICU hospitalization...
  23. doi request reprint Evidence-based guideline: neuromuscular ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Muscle Nerve 46:287-93. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop an evidence-based guideline for the use of neuromuscular ultrasound in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  24. doi request reprint Diagnostic nerve ultrasound in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1B
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Meads Hall, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 40:98-102. 2009
    ..This is the first study to characterize the ultrasonographic findings in the peripheral nerves of individuals with CMT 1B...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonographic findings of the normal ulnar nerve in adults
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:394-6. 2007
    ..To provide a detailed description of the ultrasonographic findings along the entire length of the normative ulnar nerve...
  26. pmc Peripheral nerve and muscle ultrasound in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Reynolds Tower, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 44:346-51. 2011
    ..It has not been used to assess their peripheral nerves. This study was designed to use neuromuscular ultrasound to investigate nerve cross-sectional area and muscle thickness in ALS...
  27. ncbi request reprint Management of peripheral nerve defects: external fixator-assisted primary neurorrhaphy
    David S Ruch
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Watlington Hall, 4th Floor, Medical Center Boulevard, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1405-13. 2004
    ..The hypothesis of the present study was that gradual lengthening of nerve repairs with use of incremental distraction would provide superior results compared with grafting or repair under tension...
  28. pmc Neuromuscular ultrasound for evaluation of the diaphragm
    Aarti Sarwal
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Reynolds M, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 47:319-29. 2013
    ..In this study we review different techniques for assessing the diaphragm using neuromuscular ultrasound and the application of these techniques to enhance diagnosis and prognosis by neuromuscular clinicians...
  29. pmc The prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in Latino poultry-processing workers and other Latino manual workers
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology, Center for Worker Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:198-201. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in Latino poultry-processing workers...
  30. pmc Neuromuscular ultrasonography: quantifying muscle and nerve measurements
    David Mayans
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 23:133-48, xii. 2012
    ..Neuromuscular ultrasonography has several features, including portability and noninvasiveness, that make it an attractive research tool for advancing the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders...
  31. ncbi request reprint Huntington's Disease
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1078, USA
    Semin Neurol 27:143-50. 2007
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Cross-sectional area reference values for nerve ultrasonography
    Michael S Cartwright
    Department of Neurology Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Third Floor, Meads Hall, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 37:566-71. 2008
    ..The information provided in this study should serve as the starting point for quantitatively evaluating these nerve sites with ultrasound...
  33. ncbi request reprint Time course of recovery of juvenile skeletal muscle after botulinum toxin A injection: an animal model study
    Jianjun Ma
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 83:774-80; quiz 781-3. 2004
    ..To study the effects of neuromuscular blockade using botulinum toxin A on juvenile muscles at a dosage of 6 units/kg body weight in a rat model...
  34. doi request reprint Clinical Reasoning: A 35-year-old woman with acute seizures and behavior change
    Jared John Rejeski
    From Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    Neurology 81:e55-9. 2013
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Juvenile and adult rat neuromuscular junctions: density, distribution, and morphology
    Jianjun Ma
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 4th Floor, Watlington Hall, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Muscle Nerve 26:804-9. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint The Seven Deadly Sins revised and edited for physicians of the 21st century
    Francis O Walker
    Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1078, USA
    Neurology 58:1700-3. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Traumatic neuroma diagnosed by ultrasonography
    Lisa D Hobson-Webb
    Depatment of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27151 1078, USA
    Arch Neurol 61:1322-3. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonographic measurements in cubital tunnel syndrome
    Joon Shik Yoon
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Muscle Nerve 36:853-5. 2007
    ..Measurement of this ratio may improve the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in cubital tunnel syndrome, although further investigation is needed...
  39. doi request reprint Ulnar nerve and cubital tunnel ultrasound in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow
    Joon Shik Yoon
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:887-9. 2008
    ..To determine the accuracy of the ultrasonographic measurement of ulnar nerve to cubital tunnel area for diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is there madness in the method of evidence based reviews?
    Francis O Walker
    J Voice 18:275-6; author reply 276-7. 2004
  41. ncbi request reprint The four horsemen of the oscilloscope: dynamic ultrasound, static ultrasound, electromyography and nerve conduction studies
    Francis O Walker
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:1177-8. 2007