Publications

Refereed Journal Publications (trainee names underlined)

  1. Vena D, Rubianto J, Popovic MR, Fernie GR, Yadollahi A, The Effect of Electrical Stimulation of the Calf Muscle on Leg Fluid Accumulation over a Long Period of Sitting, Journal of Applied Physiology, Submitted
  2. Bhatawadekar SA, Inman M, Fredberg JJ, Tarlo S, Lyons OD, Keller G, Yadollahi A, Rostral Fluid Shift Contributes to Lower Airway Narrowing in Asthma, Thorax, Submitted
  3. Shokrollahi M, Rudzicz F, Vena D, Bradley TD, Yadollahi A, Differences in Acoustic Estimation of Neck Fluid Volume between Men and Women, Medicine in Biology, Engineering & Computing, Submitted
  4. Singh B, Yadollahi A, Lyons OD, Alshaer H, Bradley TD, The effect of sitting and calf activity on leg fluid and snoring, Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, Submitted
  5. Yadollahi A, Vena D, Lyons OD, and Bradley TD. Relationship of Fluid Accumulation in the Neck to Sleep Structure in Men. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jul 1 [EPub]
  6. Gavrilovic B, Bradley TD, Vena D, Lyons OD, Gabriel JM, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Factors predisposing to worsening of sleep apnea in response to fluid overload in men, Sleep Med, 2016 July;23:65-72
  7. Saha S, Bradley TD, Taheri M, Moussavi Z, Yadollahi A., Development and Validation of a Subject-Specific Acoustic Model of the Upper Airway for Snoring Sounds Generation, Nature Sci Rep, 2016 May;6:25730.
  8. Li M, Yadollahi A, Taati B, Non-Contact Vision-Based Cardiopulmonary Monitoring in Different Sleeping Positions. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2016 May 11. [Epub]
  9. Lam T, Singh M, Yadollahi A, Chung F, Is perioperative fluid and salt balance a contributing factor in postoperative worsening of obstructive sleep apnea?, Anesth Analg. 2016 May; 122(5):1335-9.
  10. Mendelson M, Lyons OD, Yadollahi A, Inami T, Oh P, Bradley TD, Effects of Exercise Training on Sleep Apnea in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Randomized Trial. Eur Respir J. 2016 Jul;48(1):142-50
  11. Yadollahi A., Singh B, Bradley TD, Differences in Supine Fluid Redistribution within Multiple Body Segments between Men and Women, Ann Biomed Eng 2015; 43: 2131-2134.
  12. Vena D, Taati B, Yadollahi A. Predicting neck fluid accumulation while supine using baseline fluid related metrics. J Healthc Eng. 2015; 6:673-690.
  13. White LH., Lyons OD., Yadollahi A., Ryan CM., and Bradley TD., Effect of Below-the-knee Compression Stockings on Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized Trial, Sleep Med 2015; 16: 258-264.
  14. Lyons OD, Chan CT, Yadollahi A, Bradley TD. Effect of ultrafiltration on sleep apnea and sleep structure in patients with end stage renal disease, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;191:1287-1294. [Received Editorial]
  15. White LH., Lyons OD., Yadollahi A., Ryan CM., and Bradley TD., Night-to-night Variability in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity: Relationship to Overnight Rostral Fluid Shift, J Clin Sleep Med. 2015; 11:149-156.
  16. Yadollahi A., Rudzicz F, Mahallati S, Coimbra M, Bradley TD, Acoustic Estimation of Neck Fluid Volume, Ann Biomed Eng. 2014; 42: 2132-2142.
  17. Yadollahi A., Gabriel JM., White LH., Montumerro LT., Kasai T., and Bradley TD., A randomized, double crossover study to investigate the influence of saline infusion on sleep apnea severity in men, Sleep 2014; 37: 1699-1705. [Received Editorial]
  18. Yadollahi A., Montazeri A., Azarbarzin A., Moussavi Z., Respiratory flow-sound relationship during both wakefulness and sleep and its variation in relation to sleep apnea, Ann Biomed Eng. 2013; 41: 537-46.
  19. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., The Effect of Anthropometric Variations on Acoustical Flow Estimation: Proposing a Novel Approach for Flow Estimation without the Need for Individual Calibration, IEEE Trans. Biomed Eng. 2011; 58: 1663-1667.
  20. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., Automatic Breath and Snore Sounds Classification from Tracheal Sounds Recordings, Med Eng Phys 2010; 32: 985–990.
  21. Yadollahi A., Giannouli E., Moussavi Z., Sleep apnea monitoring and diagnosis based on tracheal respiratory sounds and pulse oximetery, Med Biol Eng Comput 2010; 48: 1087-1097.
  22. Yadollahi A., Ashtari A., Gumel AB., An O(L2-H2) Method for Second-Order Hyperbolic Equations with Time-Dependent Boundary Conditions, Int J Appl Math Eng Sci 2009; 3: 51-74.
  23. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., Respiratory Sounds Compression, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008; 55: 1336 – 1343.
  24. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., Acoustical Flow Estimation: Review and Validation, IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 2007; 26: 56-61.
  25. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., A Robust Method for Heart Sound Localization using Lung Sounds Entropy, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2006; 53: 497-502.
  26. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., A Robust Method for Estimating Respiratory Flow Using Tracheal Sounds Entropy, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2006; 53: 662-668.
  27. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., Shamsollahi MB., Ahmadinejad Z.. Heart sound localization using lung sounds entropy, Int J Sci Res (IJSR) 2006; 16: 107-111.

 

 

Refereed Conference Papers and Abstracts (trainee names underlined)

  1. Shokrollahi M, Saha S, Hadi M. Peyman, Rudzicz F, Yadollahi A., Automatic Snoring Sound Detection from Respiratory Signal, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (Oral), Orlando, Aug., 2016.
  2. Vena D, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Leg fluid accumulation during prolonged sitting, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (Poster), Orlando, Aug, 2016.
  3. Saha S, Taheri M, Bradley TD, Moussavi Z, Yadollahi A., Development and Validation of an Acoustic Model of the Upper Airway for Snore Sound Generation, American Thoracic Society Conference (Poster), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A5978.
  4. Vena D, Rubianto J, Qorashi Y, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A, Effect of Electrical Stimulation of the Calf Muscle to Reduce Seated Leg Fluid Accumulation and Rostral Fluid Shift While Supine, American Thoracic Society Conference (Oral), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A2639.
  5. Gavrilovic B, Vena D, Lyons OD, Bradley TD, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A, Investigating new Pre-Sleep Biomarkers to Predict the Risk of Sleep Apnea due to Fluid Overloading, American Thoracic Society Conference (Poster), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A2524.
  6. Shokrollahi M, Rudzicz F, Yadollahi A, Sex Specific Variations in Tracheal Sound Features due to Fluid Retention in the Neck, American Thoracic Society Conference (Poster), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A2525.
  7. Bhatawadekar SA, Jung L, Lyons OD, Inman M, Fredberg JJ, Tarlo S, Yadollahi A, Effect of Rostral Fluid Shifts on Airway Narrowing in Asthma, American Thoracic Society Conference (Poster), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A6360.
  8. Yadollahi A, Inami T, Bradley TD., Effects of Overnight Rostral Fluid Shift on PCO2 in Patients with Heart Failure and Sleep Apnea, American Thoracic Society Conference (Poster), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A2545.
  9. Inami T, Lyons OD, Yadollahi A, Chan CT, Floras JS, Bradley TD., Effects of Fluid Removal by Ultrafiltration on Sleep Apnea Severity and Cardiac Function in End Stage Renal Disease, American Thoracic Society Conference (Poster), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A7470.
  10. Lyons OD, Inami T, Yadollahi A, Chan CT, Bradley TD., Effect of Conversion from Conventional to Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis on Fluid Volume Status and Sleep Apnea Severity in End Stage Renal Disease, American Thoracic Society Conference (Poster), Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193;2016:A7469.
  11. Vena D, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Effects of Electrical Stimulation of the Calf Muscle to Reduce Seated Leg Fluid Accumulation and Rostral Fluid Shift While Supine, and Alleviate Sleep Apnea, Canadian Sleep Conference, Toronto, 2015
  12. Zhi YX, Zola E, Bradley TD, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Investigating the effects of rostral fluid shift during sleep on inspiratory flow limitation in men, Canadian Sleep Conference, Toronto, 2015
  13. Saha S, Taheri M, Moussavi Z, Yadollahi A., Effects of Changing in the Neck Circumference during Sleep on Snoring Sound Characteristics, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Italy, 2015 Aug;2015:2235-8.
  14. Vena D, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., The Effect of Fluid Overload by Saline Infusion on Heart Variability in Men during Sleep, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Italy, 2015Aug;2015:2047-50.
  15. Gavrilovic B, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Modeling Sleep Apnea Severity Using Bioimpedance Measurements , IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Italy, 2015 Aug;2015:5998-600.
  16. Saha S, Taheri M, Moussavi Z, Yadollahi A., Effects of Changing in the Neck Fluid Volume, Neck Circumference and Upper Airway during Sleep on Snoring Sound Characteristics , World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  17. Zhi YX, Zola E, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Investigating a Novel Non-invasive Measure to Assess the Upper Airway Narrowing during Sleep, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  18. Vena D, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Electrical Stimulation of the Calf Muscle to Reduce Seated Leg Fluid Accumulation and Subsequent Rostral Fluid Shift While Supine, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  19. Gavrilovic B, Popovic MR, Yadollahi A., Establishing a New Biomarker to Determine Patients at Increased Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea due to Fluid Overloading, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, 2015
  20. Yadollahi A., Vena D, Lyons OD, White LH, and Bradley TD, “Effects of Fluid Accumulation in the Neck on Sleep Structure in Men”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;191:A4126.
  21. Lyons OD., Yadollahi A., Chan CT., and Bradley TD., “Effect of fluid overload and fluid removal by ultrafiltration on sleep apnea severity in renal failure”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191;2015:A4130.
  22. Singh B, Yadollahi A., Lyons OD, Alshaer H, and Bradley TD., “Calf exercise while sitting reduces snoring in subjects with upper airway narrowing”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191;2015:A3936.
  23. Li MH., Yadollahi A., Taati B., “A Non-Contact Vision-Based System for Respiratory Rate Estimation”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, 2014, 2119-22.
  24. Vena D., Yadollahi A., Bradley TD., “Modelling Fluid Accumulation in the Neck while Supine Using Simple Baseline Fluid Metrics: Implications for Sleep Apnea”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, 2014, 266-9.
  25. Singh M, Yadollahi A., Laio P, Yang Y, Kang W, Islam S, Shapiro C, Chung F, “Does a Semi-Upright Position During Sleep Prevent Postoperative Worsening of Apnea Hypopnea Index in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?”, American Society of Anesthesiology Conference, October 2014, A4062
  26. Yadollahi A. and Bradley TD., “Differing Patterns of Supine Segmental Fluid Redistribution between the Sexes”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014;189:A5124.
  27. Yadollahi A., Singh B., PJ. Millar, JS. Floras and Bradley TD., “Influence Of Lower Body Positive Pressure, Trendelenberg Posture And Time On Intra- And Extravascular Fluid Accumulation In The Neck”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014;189:A5619.
  28. Singh B, Yadollahi A., Lyons O.D., Alshaer H., Bradley TD.,” The effect of sitting and calf exercise on fluid accumulation below the knees”, Proc Am Physiol Soc Exp Biol meeting, San Diego, Apr 26-30, 2014. W106, 1156.13.
  29. Singh B, Yadollahi A., Lyons O.D., Alshaer H., Bradley TD.,” Measurement of leg fluid volume using bioelectrical impedance”, Proc Am Physiol Soc Exp Biol meeting, San Diego, Apr 26-30, 2014. W107, 1156.14.
  30. Lyons OD., Yadollahi A., Chan CT., and Bradley TD., “Effect of ultrafiltration on severity of sleep apnea in renal failure”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014;189:A5618.
  31. White LH., Lyons OD., Yadollahi A., Ryan CM., and Bradley TD., “Relationship between Overnight Rostral Fluid Shift and Night-to-night Variability in Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014;189:A3616.
  32. White LH., Lyons OD., Yadollahi A., Ryan CM., and Bradley TD., “Effect of Below-the-knee Compression Stockings on Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014;189:A5617.
  33. Yadollahi A., Rudzicz F., Montazeri A., and Bradley TD., “Variations in Respiratory Sounds in Relation to Fluid Accumulation in the Upper Airways”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 2924-2927, 2013.
  34. Yadollahi A., Rudzicz F., Ayatollahzadeh S., Coimbra M., and Bradley TD., “Acoustic estimation of neck fluid volume from tracheal breath sounds”, Sleep and Breathing, p70, 2013.
  35. Yadollahi A., Singh B., Millar PJ., Floras JS., and Bradley TD., “Fluid accumulates in the extra-vascular space of the neck when recumbent”, Sleep and Breathing, p71, 2013.
  36. Yadollahi Y., Millar PJ., Floras JS., and Bradley TD., “Differences in supine fluid redistribution within multiple body segments between men and women”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187:A5478.
  37. Yadollahi Y., Gabriel J., White LH., Kasai T., and Bradley TD., “Effects of Normal Saline Infusion on Inducing Sleep Apnea In Healthy Individuals”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187:A5477.
  38. Yadollahi A., Molfenter SM., Steele CM., “Non-invasive acoustic pharyngometry measures of pharyngeal size are correlated with hyoid excursion”, 21st Annual Dysphagia Research Society meeting, p 632, 2013, Seattle, WA.
  39. Yadollahi A., Alshaer H., Radfar MH.,  Bradley TD., “Relationship of Respiratory Sounds to Alterations in the Upper Airway Resistance”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 3648-3651, 2012.
  40. Yadollahi A., Azarbarzin A., Montazeri A., Moussavi Z., “Acoustical Flow Estimation in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea during Sleep”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 3640-3643, 2012.
  41. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Application of Flow-Sound Relationship for Investigating the Upper Airway Collapsibility in OSA Patients”, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2012, A6426.
  42. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “The relationship between tracheal sounds and flow in OSA patients during sleep”, Sleep meeting, pp. 0332, 2011.
  43. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Detailed analysis of the relationship between tracheal breath sounds and airflow in relation to OSA during wake and sleep”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 6797-6800, 2011.
  44. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Formant Analysis of Snore Sounds in Simple Snorers and OSA Patients”, Sleep meeting, pp. 1086, 2010.
  45. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Acoustic Obstructive sleep apnea detections”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 7110-7113, 2009.
  46. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Formant Analysis of Breath and Snore Sounds Signals”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 2563-2566, 2009.
  47. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “On Arithmetic Misconceptions of Spectral Analysis of Biological Signals, in Particular Respiratory Sounds”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 388-391, 2009.
  48. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Comparison of Flow-Sound Relationship for Different Features of Tracheal Sound, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 805-808, 2008.
  49. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “A Model Based on Wavelet Analysis for Normal Swallowing, Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. 000827-000830, 2008.
  50. Huq S., Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Breathe Analysis of Respiratory Flow using Tracheal Sounds, 7th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT, pp. 414-418, 2007.
  51. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Feature selection for swallowing sounds classification”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 3172-3175, 2007.
  52. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Apnea Detection by Acoustical Means”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 4623-4626, 2006.
  53. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., Yahampath P., “Adaptive Compression of Respiratory and Swallowing Sounds”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 517-520, 2006.
  54. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Robust Respiratory Flow Estimation Using Statistical Properties of Tracheal Sounds”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 4220-4223, 2005.
  55. Yadollahi A., Moussavi Z., “Measuring Minimum Critical Flow for Normal Breath Sounds”, IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, pp. 2726-2729, 2005.
  56. Yadollahi A., Shamsollahi MB., Moussavi Z., “and Ahmadinejad Z., “Performance Comparison of Different Methods for Heart Sounds Localization”, Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2005.
  57. Hoviattalab M., Narimani R., Yadollahi A., Abadpour A., “New Image-based System for Vibration Measurement Specially Developed for Forced Human Vibration Analysis”, In the American Society of Mechanical Engineering-International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. 203-204, 2004.
  58. Narimani R., Hoviattalab M., Abadpour A., Yadollahi A., “Vibration Measurement and Analysis Using Image Processing Method”, 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, 2004.
  59. Fazel R., Yadollahi A., “Texture classification using multi-fractal dimension”, in the 12th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE2004), pp. 589-595, 2004 (in Persian).
  60. AbadpourA., Yadollahi A., “Developing a Software Platform to Use Anaglyph Glasses for 3D Visualization”,  National Computer Conference (NCC2003), 2003 (in Persian).
  61. F. Farahmand, Narimani R., Hejazi Dinan P., Nazarali P., Yadollahi A., Abadpour A., Rezaeian T., Jalali M., “Measurement and Biomechanical Analysis of Sport-Gymnastics Skills”, Proceedings of First National Gymnastics Conference, pp. 1-12, 2003 (in Persian).
  62. Narimani R., Irajizad A, Atari M, Yadollahi A., “Design and Development of an Optical Pressure Measurement System”, Proceedings of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineering, pp. 603-609, 2000.

 

 

 

 

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