Scientific Publications

PDFs

Original Peer Reviewed Publications:

Naji A, Chu J, McCombs PR, Barker CF, Berkowitz HD, Roberts B: Results of 100 consecutive femoropopliteal vein grafts for limb salvage. Ann Surg 188 (2): 162-165,1978.

Naji A, Barker CF, Berkowitz HD, Chu J, Roberts B: Femoropopliteal vein grafts for claudication analysis of 100 consecutive cases. Ann Surg 188(1): 79- 82, 1978.

Chu J, Fox I, Janssen M: Pneumatic ankle tourniquet: A clinical and electrophysiologic study. Arch Phys Med Rehab 62:570-575, 1981.

Fox IM, Mandracchia V, Jassen M, Chu J: The pneumatic tourniquet in extremity surgery. J Am Pod Assoc 71(5):237-42, 1981.

Stalberg E, Chu J, Bril V, Nandekar S, Stalberg S, Ericsson M: Automatic analysis of EMG interference pattern. Electroenceph Clin Neurophysiol 56:672-681, 1983.

Chu J, Chan RC: Changes in motor unit action potential parameters in monopolar recordings related to filter settings of the EMG amplifier. Arch Phys Med Rehab 66:601-604, 1985.

Bruyninckx F, Chu J: Analysis of motor unit potential parameters, their clinical importance and research applications. Acta Belgica-Medica Physica 8:13-19, 1985.

Bruyninckx F, Rosselle N, Chu J: Computer analysis of EMG signals, including principles of scanning EMG. Acta Belgica-Medica Physica 8:5-12, 1985.

Chu J, Chan R, Bruyninckx F: Effects of progressive teflon denudation of the monopolar needle on the motor unit potential. Arch Phys Med Rehab 67:36-40, 1986.

Chu J, Bruyninckx F, Chan RC: Significance of motor unit action potentials in normal and neurogenic situations. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 26(7):465-479, 1986.

Chu J, Chan RC, Bruyninckx F: Effects of the EMG amplifier filter settings on the motor unit action potential parameters recorded with concentric and monopolar needle. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 26(8):627-639, 1986.

Chu J, Wai YW: Enlarged leading-off area of the monopolar needle: Effects on motor unit action potentials in normal, neurogenic, and myopathic muscles. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 28(5):263-267, 1988.

Chu J: Dry needling (intramuscular stimulation) in myofascial pain related to lumbosacral radiculopathy. European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 5(4):106-121, 1995.

Chu J: Myofascial pain syndrome - trigger points. J Musculoske Pain 5(1):133-135, 1997.

Chu J: Does EMG (intramuscular stimulation) reduce myofascial pain due to cervical radiculopathy. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 37:259-272, 1997.

Chu J: Twitch response in myofascial trigger points. J Musculoske Pain 6(4): 99-110, 1998.

Chu J: Twitch-Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation (TOIMS) in acute partial radial nerve palsy. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 39:221-226, 1999

Chu J: The role of the monopolar electromyographic pin in myofascial pain therapy: automated twitch-obtaining intramuscular stimulation (ATOIMS) and electrical twitch-obtaining intramuscular stimulation (ETOIMS)- Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 39: 503-511, 1999.

Chu J: Twitch-Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation: Observations in the management of radiculopathic chronic low back pain. J Musculoske Pain 7(4): 131-146, 1999.

Chu J: Early observations in radiculopathic pain control using Electrodiagnostically derived new treatment techniques:automated twitch- obtaining intramuscular stimulation (ATOIMS)and electrical twitch-obtaining
intramuscular stimulation (ETOIMS)- Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 40:195-204, 2000.

Chu J: Twitch obtaining intramuscular stimulation (TOIMS): Long-term observations in the management of chronic partial cervical radiculopathy. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 40:503-510, 2000.

Gozon B, Chu J, Schwartz I: Lumbosacral radiculopathic pain presenting as groin and scrotal pain: Pain management with twitch-obtaining intramuscular stimulation. A case report and review of literature. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 41:315-318, 2001.

Chu J, Gozon B, Schwartz I: Twitch-Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 42:259-22, 2002.

Chu J: The muscle twitch in myofascial pain relief: effects of acupuncture and other needling methods. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 42:307-311, 2002.

Chu J: The local mechanism of Acupuncture. Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei) 65:299-302 2002.

Chu J, Neuhauser D, Schwartz I, Aye HH: The efficacy of automated/electrical twitch obtaining intramuscular stimulation (ATOIMS/ETOIMS) for chronic pain control : Evaluation with statistical process control methods. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 42:393-401, 2002.

Takehara I, Chu J: Pharynx and esophagus evaluation during the swallow using helical computerized tomography. Journal of Disability 26(12): 733-738,2004.

Chu J, Takehara I, Li T-C, Schwartz I: Skill and selection bias has least influence on motor unit action potential firing rate/frequency. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 43:387-392, 2003

Chu J, Schwartz I: The point of Acupuncture. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain 12(1): 5-7, 2004

Repice RM, Chu J, Repice RM II, Bilski MM: Wrist traction as a new method for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. American Journal of Pain Management 14: 31-35, 2004.

Chu J, Yuen KF, Wang BH, Chan RC, Schwartz I, Neuhauser D: Electrical twitch obtaining intramuscular stimulation in lower back pain: A pilot study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 83: 104-111, 2004

Chu J, Takehara I, Li T-C, Schwartz I: Electrical twitch obtaining intramuscular stimulation (ETOIMS) for myofascial pain syndrome in a football player. Br J Sports Med 38(5):E25, 2004. 33. Takehara I, Chu J, Li T-C, Schwartz I: Reliability of quantitative motor unit action potential (MUAP) parameters. Muscle Nerve 30: 111-113, 2004.

Takehara I , Chu J, Schwartz I, Aye HH: Motor unit action potential (MUAP) parameters affected by editing duration cursors. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 44:265-269, 2004

Chu J, Eun SS, Schwartz I: Quantitative motor unit action potentials (QMUAP) in whiplash patients with neck and upper-limb pain. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 45:323-328, 2005

Chu J, Schwartz I: eToims Twitch Relief Method in Chronic Refractory Myofascial Pain (CRMP). Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 48: 311-320, 2008
 

Abstracts

Chu J: Lumbosacral plexopathy as a complication of fractures of the pelvis associated with multiple trauma. Arch Phys Med Rehab 61:484, 1980.

Chu J, Fox I, Janssen M: Pneumatic ankle tourniquet: A clinical and electrophysiologic study. Arch Phys Med Rehab 61:470, 1980.

Chu J: Lumbosacral radicular symptoms: Importance of bilateral electrodiagnostic studies. Arch Phys Med Rehab 62:522, 1981.

Chu J, Simon W: Pain referred to joints from primary root dysfunction. Arch Phys Med Rehab 63:624, 1982.

Chu J, Greenspun B: Lower motor neuron involvement in stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehab 63:518, 1982.

Chu J, Chan RC: Changes in motor unit action potential parameters in monopolar recordings with changes in filter settings of the EMG amplifier. Arch Phys Med Rehab 64:488, 1983.

Chu J, Chan RC: Quantitative comparison of motor unit action potentials between monopolar and concentric needle recordings under different filter settings of EMG amplifier. Arch Phys Med Rehab 64:512, 1983.

Chu J, Chan RC Quantitative comparison of simple motor unit action potentials in normal and neurogenic conditions. Arch Phys Med Rehab 64:512, 1983.

Chu J, Chan RC: Quantitative comparison of motor unit action potentials between normal and neurogenic conditions. Muscle Nerve 6:525, 1983.

Chu J, Chan RC: The effects of progressive teflon denudation of the monopolar needle on the motor unit potential. Muscle Nerve 7:569, 1984.

Chu J, Bruyninckx F, Chan RC: Automatically analyzed low threshold motor unit parameters and the interference pattern: Their relationship in normal and neurogenic situations. Electroenceph Clin Neurophysiol 60:102P, 1985.

Chu J, Kwon HK, Wai YW: Influence of needle electrode type and reference electrode placement on the normal motor unit action potential. Muscle and Nerve 10:654, 1987. 13. Gevaert M, Chu J: Different electrodiagnostic approach to an old problem: Carpal tunnel syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehab 69:752, 1988.

Gevaert M, Chu J: Complete peroneal nerve palsy: Avoidance of misinterpretation of electromyographic signals. Arch Phys Med Rehab 69:754, 1988.

Gevaert M, Chu J: Influence of the ground electrode on duration, turns, and phases in motor unit action potential analysis. Muscle and Nerve 11(9):959, 1988. Chu J: Motor unit potential analysis. Letter to the Editor, Am J Phys Med Rehab 67(4):190, 1988. McGuigan K, Chu J: F ratio study in ulnar nerve lesions at elbow. Arch Phys Med Rehab 70:64A, 1989.

Gevaert M, Chu J: Influence of the position of the reference electrode in motor unit potential analysis with a concentric needle. Arch Phys Med Rehab 70:95A, 1989.

Pan SH, Chu J: Recording characteristics of disposable versus reusable monopolar EMG needle electrodes. Muscle and Nerve 13(9):878, 1990.

Chu J: Fibromyalgia. Letter to the Editor, Pain 50:125-127, 1992.

Chu J: Carpal tunnel syndrome in vehicular trauma compared with carpal tunnel syndrome without sudden trauma. Muscle and Nerve 15(10):1175, 1992

Chu J: Predictors of pain relief after electromyography in the diagnosis of lumbosacral radiculopathy. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 20 (4): 358, 1993.

Chu J: Twitch-obtaining intramuscular stimulation: Its effectiveness in the long-term treatment of myofascial pain related to lumbosacral radiculopathy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 78:1024, 1997.

Chu J: Twitch-obtaining intramuscular stimulation: Effective for long-term treatment of myofascial pain related to cervical radiculopathy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 78:1042, 1997.

Chu J: Automated Twitch-Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation (ATOIMS) in the management of regional and diffuse myofascial pain (fibromyalgia). J Musculoske Pain 6 (2): 48, 1998.

Chu J, Neuhauser D, Schwartz I: Electrophysiologically Based Methods For Fibromyalgia Pain: Evaluation With Statistical Process Control. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83: 1491, 2002.

Chu J, Takehara I, Li Tung-Chou, Schwartz I: Reproducibility of quantitative motor unit action potential (MUAP) measurements. Muscle Nerve Supplement 12: S4, 2003.

Chu J, Schwartz I, Aye HH: Efficacy of Electrical Twitch Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation (ETOIMS) in Chronic Lower Back Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation September 2005 (Vol. 86, Issue 9, Pages e50-e52, abstract 194

Chu J, Schwartz I, Aye HH: Efficacy of Electrical Twitch Obtaining Intramuscular Stimulation (ETOIMS) in Chronic Neck Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation September 2005 (Vol. 86, Issue 9, Pages e50-e52, abstract 195)

Educational and Health Media Placements for needle eToims®:

  1. Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/12/98.
  2. Medstar Television, 4/9/98 (National Placement on CBS).
  3. Radio Talk show for senior citizens health (MILESTONES) on 950 AM (WPEN), 6/28/98.
  4. Philadelphia Daily News, 6/98.
  5. Women's World Magazine, 7/98.
  6. Ivanhoe Broadcast News "Medical Breakthroughs", 7/1/98.
  7. Prime Time Week-end, Channel 6, 7/18/98.
  8. WYBE: Frontiers of Medicine, 2/06/99.
  9. Public Broadcasting Station: Frontiers of Medicine, 4/11/99.
  10. The Johns Hopkins White Papers: Low back Pain and Osteoporosis, 1999.
  11. Medstar TV, 2003.
  12. MSNBC TV: Health Watch, 3/04.
  13. Google News, Yahoo News, Topix News, Excite News, 9/2/04.