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Nancy Byl, PhD, PT

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Address1675 Owens Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-4816
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    University of California, San FranciscoB.S.1963 Graduate Division (Physical Therapy)

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    1. Byl N, Zhang W, Coo S, Tomizuka M. Clinical impact of gait training enhanced with visual kinematic biofeedback: Patients with Parkinson's disease and patients stable post stroke. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Dec; 79(Pt B):332-43. PMID: 25912760.
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    2. Tsu AP, Abrams GM, Byl N. Poststroke upper limb recovery. Semin Neurol. 2014 Nov; 34(5):485-95. PMID: 25520020.
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    3. Simkins M, Jacobs AB, Byl N, Rosen J. Stroke-induced synergistic phase shifting and its possible implications for recovery mechanisms. Exp Brain Res. 2014 Nov; 232(11):3489-99. PMID: 25034222.
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    4. Hinkley LB, Sekihara K, Owen JP, Westlake KP, Byl N, Nagarajan SS. Complex-value coherence mapping reveals novel abnormal resting-state functional connectivity networks in task-specific focal hand dystonia. Front Neurol. 2013; 4:149. PMID: 24133480; PMCID: PMC3794296.
    5. Smoot B, Boyd BS, Byl N, Dodd M. Mechanosensitivity in the upper extremity following breast cancer treatment. J Hand Ther. 2014 Jan-Mar; 27(1):4-11. PMID: 24084387; PMCID: PMC3903181.
    6. Ganguly K, Byl N, Abrams GM. Neurorehabilitation: motor recovery after stroke as an example. Ann Neurol. 2013 Sep; 74(3):373-81. PMID: 25813243.
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    7. Katz M, Byl N, San Luciano M, Ostrem JL. Focal task-specific lower extremity dystonia associated with intense repetitive exercise: a case series. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013 Nov; 19(11):1033-8. PMID: 23932354.
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    8. Byl N, Abrams GM, Pitsch E, Fedulow I, Kim H, Simkins M, Nagarajan S, Rosen J. Chronic stroke survivors achieve comparable outcomes following virtual task specific repetitive training guided by a wearable robotic orthosis (UL-EXO7) and actual task specific repetitive training guided by a physical therapist. J Hand Ther. 2013 Oct-Dec; 26(4):343-52; quiz 352. PMID: 23911077.
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    9. Simkins M, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Robotic unilateral and bilateral upper-limb movement training for stroke survivors afflicted by chronic hemiparesis. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2013 Jun; 2013:6650506. PMID: 24187321.
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    10. Westlake KP, Byl N. Neural plasticity and implications for hand rehabilitation after neurological insult. J Hand Ther. 2013 Apr-Jun; 26(2):87-92; quiz 93. PMID: 23391829.
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    11. Simkins M, Fedulow I, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Robotic Rehabilitation Game Design for Chronic Stroke. Games Health J. 2012 Dec; 1(6):422-30. PMID: 26192059.
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    12. Hinkley LB, Dolberg R, Honma S, Findlay A, Byl N, Nagarajan SS. Aberrant Oscillatory Activity during Simple Movement in Task-Specific Focal Hand Dystonia. Front Neurol. 2012; 3:165. PMID: 23226140; PMCID: PMC3508423.
    13. Kim H, Miller LM, Fedulow I, Simkins M, Abrams GM, Byl N, Rosen J. Kinematic data analysis for post-stroke patients following bilateral versus unilateral rehabilitation with an upper limb wearable robotic system. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013 Mar; 21(2):153-64. PMID: 22855233.
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    14. Byl N. Mobility training using a bionic knee orthosis in patients in a post-stroke chronic state: a case series. J Med Case Rep. 2012 Jul 23; 6:216. PMID: 22823961; PMCID: PMC3411435.
    15. Westlake KP, Hinkley LB, Bucci M, Guggisberg AG, Byl N, Findlay AM, Henry RG, Nagarajan SS. Resting state a-band functional connectivity and recovery after stroke. Exp Neurol. 2012 Sep; 237(1):160-9. PMID: 22750324; PMCID: PMC3646713.
    16. Kim H, Miller LM, Byl N, Abrams GM, Rosen J. Redundancy resolution of the human arm and an upper limb exoskeleton. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 Jun; 59(6):1770-9. PMID: 22510944.
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    17. Byl N. Diagnosis and management of focal hand dystonia in a rheumatology practice. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2012 Mar; 24(2):222-31. PMID: 22273716.
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    18. Dolberg R, Hinkley LB, Honma S, Zhu Z, Findlay AM, Byl N, Nagarajan SS. Amplitude and timing of somatosensory cortex activity in task-specific focal hand dystonia. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Dec; 122(12):2441-51. PMID: 21802357; PMCID: PMC3327722.
    19. Bae J, Kong K, Byl N, Tomizuka M. A mobile gait monitoring system for abnormal gait diagnosis and rehabilitation: a pilot study for Parkinson disease patients. J Biomech Eng. 2011 Apr; 133(4):041005. PMID: 21428679.
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    20. Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Ackerson L, Byl N, Omachi TA, Sidney S, Katz PP. Development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: beyond lung function. Thorax. 2011 Feb; 66(2):108-14. PMID: 21047868; PMCID: PMC3111223.
    21. Gorman SL, Radtka S, Melnick ME, Abrams GM, Byl N. Development and validation of the Function In Sitting Test in adults with acute stroke. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2010 Sep; 34(3):150-60. PMID: 20716989.
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    22. Smoot B, Wong J, Cooper B, Wanek L, Topp K, Byl N, Dodd M. Upper extremity impairments in women with or without lymphedema following breast cancer treatment. J Cancer Surviv. 2010 Jun; 4(2):167-78. PMID: 20373044; PMCID: PMC2882040.
    23. Coq JO, Barr AE, Strata F, Russier M, Kietrys DM, Merzenich MM, Byl N, Barbe MF. Peripheral and central changes combine to induce motor behavioral deficits in a moderate repetition task. Exp Neurol. 2009 Dec; 220(2):234-45. PMID: 19686738; PMCID: PMC2783426.
    24. Lui AJ, Byl N. A systematic review of the effect of moderate intensity exercise on function and disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2009 Jun; 33(2):68-87. PMID: 19556916.
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    25. McKenzie AL, Goldman S, Barrango C, Shrime M, Wong T, Byl N. Differences in physical characteristics and response to rehabilitation for patients with hand dystonia: musicians' cramp compared to writers' cramp. J Hand Ther. 2009 Apr-Jun; 22(2):172-81; quiz 182. PMID: 19389604.
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    26. Byl N. Focal hand dystonia: a historical perspective from a clinician scholar. J Hand Ther. 2009 Apr-Jun; 22(2):105-8. PMID: 19285831.
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    27. Byl N, Archer ES, McKenzie A. Focal hand dystonia: effectiveness of a home program of fitness and learning-based sensorimotor and memory training. J Hand Ther. 2009 Apr-Jun; 22(2):183-97; quiz 198. PMID: 19285832.
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    28. Hinkley LB, Webster RL, Byl N, Nagarajan SS. Neuroimaging characteristics of patients with focal hand dystonia. J Hand Ther. 2009 Apr-Jun; 22(2):125-34; quiz 135. PMID: 19217255.
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    29. Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Iribarren C. COPD as a systemic disease: impact on physical functional limitations. Am J Med. 2008 Sep; 121(9):789-96. PMID: 18724969; PMCID: PMC2548403.
    30. Byl N, Pitsch EA, Abrams GM. Functional outcomes can vary by dose: learning-based sensorimotor training for patients stable poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2008 Sep-Oct; 22(5):494-504. PMID: 18780884.
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    31. Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Blanc PD. Pulmonary function and the risk of functional limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 May 01; 167(9):1090-101. PMID: 18343879; PMCID: PMC2610529.
    32. Ryerson S, Byl N, Brown DA, Wong RA, Hidler JM. Altered trunk position sense and its relation to balance functions in people post-stroke. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2008 Mar; 32(1):14-20. PMID: 18463551.
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    33. Coq JO, Strata F, Russier M, Safadi FF, Merzenich MM, Byl N, Barbe MF. Impact of neonatal asphyxia and hind limb immobilization on musculoskeletal tissues and S1 map organization: implications for cerebral palsy. Exp Neurol. 2008 Mar; 210(1):95-108. PMID: 18061167.
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    34. Wampler MA, Topp KS, Miaskowski C, Byl N, Rugo HS, Hamel K. Quantitative and clinical description of postural instability in women with breast cancer treated with taxane chemotherapy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Aug; 88(8):1002-8. PMID: 17678662.
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    35. Byl N. Learning-based animal models: task-specific focal hand dystonia. ILAR J. 2007; 48(4):411-31. PMID: 17712226.
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    36. Estilaei SK, Byl N. An evidence-based review of magnetic resonance angiography for diagnosing arterial thoracic outlet syndrome. J Hand Ther. 2006 Oct-Dec; 19(4):410-9; quiz 420. PMID: 17056401.
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    37. Mehling WE, Hamel KA, Acree M, Byl N, Hecht FM. Randomized, controlled trial of breath therapy for patients with chronic low-back pain. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Jul-Aug; 11(4):44-52. PMID: 16053121.
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    38. Byl N. Focal hand dystonia may result from aberrant neuroplasticity. Adv Neurol. 2004; 94:19-28. PMID: 14509650.
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    39. Byl N, Nagajaran S, McKenzie AL. Effect of sensory discrimination training on structure and function in patients with focal hand dystonia: a case series. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Oct; 84(10):1505-14. PMID: 14586919.
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    40. Byl N, Roderick J, Mohamed O, Hanny M, Kotler J, Smith A, Tang M, Abrams G. Effectiveness of sensory and motor rehabilitation of the upper limb following the principles of neuroplasticity: patients stable poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2003 Sep; 17(3):176-91. PMID: 14503438.
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    41. Byl C, Puttlitz C, Byl N, Lotz J, Topp K. Strain in the median and ulnar nerves during upper-extremity positioning. J Hand Surg Am. 2002 Nov; 27(6):1032-40. PMID: 12457354.
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    42. Byl N, Leano J, Cheney LK. The Byl-Cheney-Boczai Sensory Discriminator: reliability, validity, and responsiveness for testing stereognosis. J Hand Ther. 2002 Oct-Dec; 15(4):315-30. PMID: 12449346.
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    43. Blake DT, Byl N, Merzenich MM. Representation of the hand in the cerebral cortex. Behav Brain Res. 2002 Sep 20; 135(1-2):179-84. PMID: 12356448.
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    44. Franklin B, Bonzheim K, Warren J, Haapaniemi S, Byl N, Gordon N. Effects of a contemporary, exercise-based rehabilitation and cardiovascular risk-reduction program on coronary patients with abnormal baseline risk factors. Chest. 2002 Jul; 122(1):338-43. PMID: 12114378.
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    45. Blake DT, Byl N, Cheung S, Bedenbaugh P, Nagarajan S, Lamb M, Merzenich M. Sensory representation abnormalities that parallel focal hand dystonia in a primate model. Somatosens Mot Res. 2002; 19(4):347-57. PMID: 12590836; PMCID: PMC2826977.
    46. Byl N, Nagarajan SS, Merzenich MM, Roberts T, McKenzie A. Correlation of clinical neuromusculoskeletal and central somatosensory performance: variability in controls and patients with severe and mild focal hand dystonia. Neural Plast. 2002; 9(3):177-203. PMID: 12757370; PMCID: PMC2565401.
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