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Bruce J Simon MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-856-5288
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    DivisionTrauma Services


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    New York University, New York, NY, United StatesBAArts
    New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, United StatesMD

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    1. Mondal B, Choudhury S, Simon B, Baker MR, Kumar H. Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation improves gait and reduces freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2019 Mar 14. PMID: 30869809.
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    2. Lerman I, Davis B, Huang M, Huang C, Sorkin L, Proudfoot J, Zhong E, Kimball D, Rao R, Simon B, Spadoni A, Strigo I, Baker DG, Simmons AN. Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation alters neural response and physiological autonomic tone to noxious thermal challenge. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0201212. PMID: 30759089.
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    3. Tarn J, Legg S, Mitchell S, Simon B, Ng WF. The Effects of Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Fatigue and Immune Responses in Patients With Primary Sjögren's Syndrome. Neuromodulation. 2018 Oct 17. PMID: 30328647.
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    4. Lewine JD, Paulson K, Bangera N, Simon BJ. Exploration of the Impact of Brief Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation on EEG and Event-Related Potentials. Neuromodulation. 2018 Oct 04. PMID: 30288866.
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    5. Yang Y, Yang LY, Orban L, Cuylear D, Thompson J, Simon B, Yang Y. Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation reduces blood-brain barrier disruption in a rat model of ischemic stroke. Brain Stimul. 2018 Feb 15. PMID: 29496430.
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    6. Kaczmarczyk R, Tejera D, Simon BJ, Heneka MT. Microglia modulation through external vagus nerve stimulation in a murine model of Alzheimer's disease. J Neurochem. 2017 Dec 21. PMID: 29266221.
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    7. Simon B, Blake J. Mechanism of action of non-invasive cervical vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of primary headaches. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Nov; 23(17 Suppl):S312-S316. PMID: 29144716.
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    8. Mourdoukoutas AP, Truong DQ, Adair DK, Simon BJ, Bikson M. High-Resolution Multi-Scale Computational Model for Non-Invasive Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2018 Apr; 21(3):261-268. PMID: 29076212.
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    9. Akerman S, Simon B, Romero-Reyes M. Vagus nerve stimulation suppresses acute noxious activation of trigeminocervical neurons in animal models of primary headache. Neurobiol Dis. 2017 Mar 09. PMID: 28286178.
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    10. Chen SP, Ay I, de Morais AL, Qin T, Zheng Y, Sadeghian H, Oka F, Simon B, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Vagus nerve stimulation inhibits cortical spreading depression. Pain. 2016 Apr; 157(4):797-805. PMID: 26645547.
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    11. Lerman I, Hauger R, Sorkin L, Proudfoot J, Davis B, Huang A, Lam K, Simon B, Baker DG. Noninvasive Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Decreases Whole Blood Culture-Derived Cytokines and Chemokines: A Randomized, Blinded, Healthy Control Pilot Trial. Neuromodulation. 2016 Apr; 19(3):283-90. PMID: 26990318.
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    12. Kinfe TM, Pintea B, Muhammad S, Zaremba S, Roeske S, Simon BJ, Vatter H. Cervical non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) for preventive and acute treatment of episodic and chronic migraine and migraine-associated sleep disturbance: a prospective observational cohort study. J Headache Pain. 2015; 16:101. PMID: 26631234.
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    13. Ay I, Nasser R, Simon B, Ay H. Transcutaneous Cervical Vagus Nerve Stimulation Ameliorates Acute Ischemic Injury in Rats. Brain Stimul. 2016 Mar-Apr; 9(2):166-73. PMID: 26723020.
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    14. Oshinsky ML, Murphy AL, Hekierski H, Cooper M, Simon BJ. Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation as treatment for trigeminal allodynia. Pain. 2014 May; 155(5):1037-42. PMID: 24530613.
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    15. Simon B, Ebert J, Bokhari F, Capella J, Emhoff T, Hayward T, Rodriguez A, Smith L. Management of pulmonary contusion and flail chest: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Nov; 73(5 Suppl 4):S351-61. PMID: 23114493.
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    16. Hoffmann TJ, Simon BJ, Zhang Y, Emala CW. Low voltage vagal nerve stimulation reduces bronchoconstriction in guinea pigs through catecholamine release. Neuromodulation. 2012 Nov-Dec; 15(6):527-36. PMID: 22551486.
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    17. Barraco RD, Chiu WC, Clancy TV, Como JJ, Ebert JB, Hess LW, Hoff WS, Holevar MR, Quirk JG, Simon BJ, Weiss PM. Practice management guidelines for the diagnosis and management of injury in the pregnant patient: the EAST Practice Management Guidelines Work Group. J Trauma. 2010 Jul; 69(1):211-4. PMID: 20622592.
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    18. Hopper RA, VerHalen JP, Tepper O, Mehrara BJ, Detch R, Chang EI, Baharestani S, Simon BJ, Gurtner GC. Osteoblasts stimulated with pulsed electromagnetic fields increase HUVEC proliferation via a VEGF-A independent mechanism. Bioelectromagnetics. 2009 Apr; 30(3):189-97. PMID: 19194859.
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    19. Schwartz Z, Fisher M, Lohmann CH, Simon BJ, Boyan BD. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) production by cells in the osteoblast lineage is regulated by pulsed electromagnetic fields in cultures grown on calcium phosphate substrates. Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Mar; 37(3):437-44. PMID: 19139991.
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    20. Klopp LS, Simon BJ, Bush JM, Enns RM, Turner AS. Comparison of a caprolactone/lactide film (mesofol) to two polylactide film products as a barrier to postoperative peridural adhesion in an ovine dorsal laminectomy model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Jun 15; 33(14):1518-26. PMID: 18552667.
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    21. Callaghan MJ, Chang EI, Seiser N, Aarabi S, Ghali S, Kinnucan ER, Simon BJ, Gurtner GC. Pulsed electromagnetic fields accelerate normal and diabetic wound healing by increasing endogenous FGF-2 release. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jan; 121(1):130-41. PMID: 18176216.
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    22. Dodge GR, Bowen JR, Oh CW, Tokmakova K, Simon BJ, Aroojis A, Potter K. Electrical stimulation of the growth plate: a potential approach to an epiphysiodesis. Bioelectromagnetics. 2007 Sep; 28(6):463-70. PMID: 17492657.
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    23. Fredericks DC, Smucker J, Petersen EB, Bobst JA, Gan JC, Simon BJ, Glazer P. Effects of direct current electrical stimulation on gene expression of osteopromotive factors in a posterolateral spinal fusion model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Jan 15; 32(2):174-81. PMID: 17224811.
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    24. Aaron RK, Ciombor DM, Wang S, Simon B. Clinical biophysics: the promotion of skeletal repair by physical forces. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Apr; 1068:513-31. PMID: 16831948.
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    25. France JC, Norman TL, Buchanan MM, Scheel M, Veale M, Ackerman ES, Clovis NB, Kish VL, Simon B. Direct current stimulation for spine fusion in a nicotine exposure model. Spine J. 2006 Jan-Feb; 6(1):7-13. PMID: 16413441.
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    26. Simon BJ, Cushman J, Barraco R, Lane V, Luchette FA, Miglietta M, Roccaforte DJ, Spector R. Pain management guidelines for blunt thoracic trauma. J Trauma. 2005 Nov; 59(5):1256-67. PMID: 16385313.
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    27. Rosenspire AJ, Kindzelskii AL, Simon BJ, Petty HR. Real-time control of neutrophil metabolism by very weak ultra-low frequency pulsed magnetic fields. Biophys J. 2005 May; 88(5):3334-47. PMID: 15749780.
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    28. Tepper OM, Callaghan MJ, Chang EI, Galiano RD, Bhatt KA, Baharestani S, Gan J, Simon B, Hopper RA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Electromagnetic fields increase in vitro and in vivo angiogenesis through endothelial release of FGF-2. FASEB J. 2004 Aug; 18(11):1231-3. PMID: 15208265.
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    29. Aaron RK, Boyan BD, Ciombor DM, Schwartz Z, Simon BJ. Stimulation of growth factor synthesis by electric and electromagnetic fields. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Feb; (419):30-7. PMID: 15021128.
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    30. Aaron RK, Ciombor DM, Simon BJ. Treatment of nonunions with electric and electromagnetic fields. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Feb; (419):21-9. PMID: 15021127.
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    31. Nelson FR, Brighton CT, Ryaby J, Simon BJ, Nielson JH, Lorich DG, Bolander M, Seelig J. Use of physical forces in bone healing. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2003 Sep-Oct; 11(5):344-54. PMID: 14565756.
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