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Kourosh Rezania

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentNeurology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Kourosh Rezania, MD, is an expert in electromyography and neuromuscular diseases. He is particularly interested in the evaluation and treatment of a broad range of diseases that include peripheral neuropathies, metabolic myopathies, myasthenia gravis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    Dr. Rezania is also an active researcher and teacher. Currently, he is conducting clinical trials on ALS.


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    The University of Chicago Medicine, ILFellowship
    Mount Sinai Hospital, NYResidency
    New York Methodist Hospital, NYInternship
    Tehran University, IranMD

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    1. Yuen C, Fleming G, Meyers M, Soliven B, Rezania K. Myasthenia gravis induced by avelumab. Immunotherapy. 2019 Oct; 11(14):1181-1185. PMID: 31462152.
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    2. Yuen C, Kamson D, Soliven B, Kramer C, Goldenberg F, Rezania K. Severe Relapse of Vaccine-Induced Guillain-Barré Syndrome After Treatment With Nivolumab. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2019 Jun; 20(4):194-199. PMID: 31135622.
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    3. Yuen C, Reid P, Zhang Z, Soliven B, Luke JJ, Rezania K. Facial Palsy Induced by Checkpoint Blockade: A Single Center Retrospective Study. J Immunother. 2019 04; 42(3):94-96. PMID: 30614917.
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    4. Rezania K, Pytel P, Derani L, Greenwald R, Roos RP. A Masked Marauder: Hepatitis C Neuropathy. Am J Med. 2018 Jan; 131(1):33-36. PMID: 28882660.
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    5. Rezania K, Pytel P, Highsmith WE, Gabikian P. Cervicomedullary compression as the main manifestation of wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2017 06; 24(2):133-134. PMID: 28532173.
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    6. Sih M, Soliven B, Mathenia N, Jacobsen J, Rezania K. Head-drop: A frequent feature of late-onset myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2017 09; 56(3):441-444. PMID: 28000322.
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    7. Issa NP, Frank S, Roos RP, Soliven B, Towle VL, Rezania K. Intermuscular coherence in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A preliminary assessment. Muscle Nerve. 2017 06; 55(6):862-868. PMID: 27699797.
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    8. Kak M, Issa NP, Roos RP, Sweitzer BJ, Gottlieb O, Guralnick A, White SR, Semrad CE, Soliven B, Baroody J, Rezania K. Gastrostomy tube placement is safe in advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurol Res. 2017 Jan; 39(1):16-22. PMID: 27876446.
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    9. Tekin Z, Garfinkel MR, Chon WJ, Schenck L, Golab K, Savari O, Thistlethwaite JR, Philipson LH, Majewski C, Pannain S, Ramachandran S, Rezania K, Hariprasad SM, Millis JM, Witkowski P. Outcomes of Pancreatic Islet Allotransplantation Using the Edmonton Protocol at the University of Chicago. Transplant Direct. 2016 Oct; 2(10):e105. PMID: 27795987.
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    10. Sheng JR, Rezania K, Soliven B. Impaired regulatory B cells in myasthenia gravis. J Neuroimmunol. 2016 08 15; 297:38-45. PMID: 27397074.
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    11. Gera A, Jacobsen J, Mokhlesi B, Rezania K. Bilateral pneumothorax: A rare complication of central venous catheter placement for plasmapheresis years after thymectomy. J Clin Apher. 2016 Aug; 31(4):405-6. PMID: 26123595.
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    12. Liebenthal JA, Rezania K, Nicholas MK, Lukas RV. Paraneoplastic nerve hyperexcitability. Neurol Res. 2015 Jun; 37(6):553-9. PMID: 25591423.
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    13. Rezania K, Gottlieb O, Guralnick A, Prachand V, Sweitzer BJ, Vigneswaran W, White SR, Roos RP. Venous thromboembolism after diaphragm pacing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Nov; 50(5):863-5. PMID: 25111569.
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    14. Zhao Y, Cudkowicz ME, Shefner JM, Krivickas L, David WS, Vriesendorp F, Pestronk A, Caress JB, Katz J, Simpson E, Rosenfeld J, Pascuzzi R, Glass J, Rezania K, Harmatz JS, Schoenfeld D, Greenblatt DJ. Systemic pharmacokinetics and cerebrospinal fluid uptake of intravenous ceftriaxone in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Oct; 54(10):1180-7. PMID: 24771634.
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    15. Bernard JT, Romero R, Agrawal K, Jager R, Rezania K. Optical coherence tomography in Susac's syndrome. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2014 Jan; 3(1):110-6. PMID: 25877981.
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    16. Rezania K, Pytel P, Smit LJ, Mastrianni J, Dina MA, Highsmith WE, Dogan A. Systemic transthyretin amyloidosis in a patient with bent spine syndrome. Amyloid. 2013 Jun; 20(2):131-4. PMID: 23638719.
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    17. Berry JD, Shefner JM, Conwit R, Schoenfeld D, Keroack M, Felsenstein D, Krivickas L, David WS, Vriesendorp F, Pestronk A, Caress JB, Katz J, Simpson E, Rosenfeld J, Pascuzzi R, Glass J, Rezania K, Rothstein JD, Greenblatt DJ, Cudkowicz ME. Design and initial results of a multi-phase randomized trial of ceftriaxone in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e61177. PMID: 23613806.
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    18. Bakhshayesh B, Seyed Saadat SM, Rezania K, Hatamian H, Hossieninezhad M. A randomized open-label study of sodium valproate vs sumatriptan and metoclopramide for prolonged migraine headache. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 31(3):540-4. PMID: 23380105.
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    19. Rezania K, Roos RP. Spinal cord: motor neuron diseases. Neurol Clin. 2013 Feb; 31(1):219-39. PMID: 23186902.
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    20. Lukas RV, Rezania K, Malec M, Salgia R. Teaching Video NeuroImages: myokymia and nerve hyperexcitability as components of Morvan syndrome due to malignant thymoma. Neurology. 2013 Jan 29; 80(5):e55. PMID: 23359380.
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    21. Rezania K, Goldenberg FD, White S. Neuromuscular disorders and acute respiratory failure: diagnosis and management. Neurol Clin. 2012 Feb; 30(1):161-85, viii. PMID: 22284059.
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    22. Minagar A, Rabinstein AA, Rezania K, Sih M, Alekseeva N, Petrea RE, Alhajeri A, Nick ST, Gonzalez-Toledo E, Sahraian MA, Kelley RE. Neurologic emergencies: case studies. Neurol Clin. 2012 Feb; 30(1):345-56, x. PMID: 22284067.
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    23. Rezania K, Soliven B, Baron J, Lin H, Penumalli V, van Besien K. Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune manifestation of lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders: case reports and review of literature. Leuk Lymphoma. 2012 Mar; 53(3):371-80. PMID: 21864038.
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    24. Rezania K, Soliven B, Rezai KA, Roos RP. Impaired glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome in idiopathic polyneuropathy: the role of pain and depression. Med Hypotheses. 2011 Apr; 76(4):538-42. PMID: 21255940.
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    25. Kaufmann P, Thompson JL, Levy G, Buchsbaum R, Shefner J, Krivickas LS, Katz J, Rollins Y, Barohn RJ, Jackson CE, Tiryaki E, Lomen-Hoerth C, Armon C, Tandan R, Rudnicki SA, Rezania K, Sufit R, Pestronk A, Novella SP, Heiman-Patterson T, Kasarskis EJ, Pioro EP, Montes J, Arbing R, Vecchio D, Barsdorf A, Mitsumoto H, Levin B. Phase II trial of CoQ10 for ALS finds insufficient evidence to justify phase III. Ann Neurol. 2009 Aug; 66(2):235-44. PMID: 19743457.
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    26. Soliven B, Rezania K, Gundogdu B, Harding-Clay B, Oger J, Arnason BG. Terbutaline in myasthenia gravis: a pilot study. J Neurol Sci. 2009 Feb 15; 277(1-2):150-4. PMID: 18952242.
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    27. Baek WS, Rezania K. Tarlov cysts masquerading as peripheral neuropathy. Arch Neurol. 2006 Dec; 63(12):1804-5. PMID: 17172624.
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    28. Rezania K, Arnason BG, Soliven B. Patterns and significance of concomitant central and peripheral inflammatory demyelination. Neurol Res. 2006 Apr; 28(3):326-33. PMID: 16687061.
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    29. Shefner JM, Cudkowicz ME, Schoenfeld D, Conrad T, Taft J, Chilton M, Urbinelli L, Qureshi M, Zhang H, Pestronk A, Caress J, Donofrio P, Sorenson E, Bradley W, Lomen-Hoerth C, Pioro E, Rezania K, Ross M, Pascuzzi R, Heiman-Patterson T, Tandan R, Mitsumoto H, Rothstein J, Smith-Palmer T, MacDonald D, Burke D. A clinical trial of creatine in ALS. Neurology. 2004 Nov 09; 63(9):1656-61. PMID: 15534251.
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    30. Rezania K, Gundogdu B, Soliven B. Pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Front Biosci. 2004 Jan 01; 9:939-45. PMID: 14766420.
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    31. Rezania K, Yan J, Dellefave L, Deng HX, Siddique N, Pascuzzi RT, Siddique T, Roos RP. A rare Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase mutation causing familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with variable age of onset, incomplete penetrance and a sensory neuropathy. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord. 2003 Sep; 4(3):162-6. PMID: 13129803.
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    32. Pytel P, Rezania K, Soliven B, Frank J, Wollmann R. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) with hypertrophic spinal radiculopathy mimicking neurofibromatosis. Acta Neuropathol. 2003 Feb; 105(2):185-8. PMID: 12536230.
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    33. Rezania K, Hambrecht G, Quist R. How do aphasic and normal speaking subjects restate a message in response to feedback? J Commun Disord. 1989 Feb; 22(1):13-21. PMID: 2715377.
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