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1.) A Mediterranean-style, low glycemic load diet decreases atherogenic lipoproteins and reduces lipoprotein (a) and oxidized low-density lipoprotein in women with metabolic syndrome. Jones JL, Comperatore M, Barona J, Calle MC, Andersen C, McIntosh M, Najm W, Lerman RH, Fernandez ML. Metabolism. 2011 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print]

2.) Peptic ulcer disease. Najm WI. Prim Care. 2011 Sep;38(3):383-94, vii.

3.) A Mediterranean-style low glycemic load diet improves variables of metabolic syndrome in women, and addition of a phytochemical-rich medical food enhances benefits on lipoprotein metabolism. Jones JL, Fernandez ML, McIntosh MS, Najm W, Calle MC, Kalynych C, Vukich C, Barona J, Ackermann D, Kim JE, Kumar V, Lott M, Volek JS, Lerman RH. J Clin Lipidol. 2011 May-Jun;5(3):188-96. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

4.) Waist circumference is positively correlated with markers of inflammation and negatively with adiponectin in women with metabolic syndrome. Ackermann D, Jones J, Barona J, Calle MC, Kim JE, LaPia B, Volek JS, McIntosh M, Kalynych C, Najm W, Lerman RH, Fernandez ML. Nutr Res. 2011 Mar;31(3):197-204.

5.) Low HDL cholesterol is associated with increased atherogenic lipoproteins and insulin resistance in women classified with metabolic syndrome. Fernandez ML, Jones JJ, Ackerman D, Barona J, Calle M, Comperatore MV, Kim JE, Andersen C, Leite JO, Volek JS, McIntosh M, Kalynych C, Najm W, Lerman RH. Nutr Res Pract. 2010 Dec;4(6):492-8. Epub 2010 Dec 28.

6.) Common respiratory diseases. Kilgore D, Najm W. Prim Care. 2010 Jun;37(2):297-324. Review.

7.) Herbals used for diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Najm W, Lie D. Prim Care. 2010 Jun;37(2):237-54.

8.) Reflective practice enriches clerkship students’ cross-cultural experiences. Lie D, Shapiro J, Cohn F, Najm W. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May;25 Suppl 2:S119-25.

9) Group medical visits as a teaching tool in a family medicine clerkship. Najm WI, Lie D, Shapiro J, Llenderrozos HJ. Fam Med. 2009 Oct;41(9):625-31.

10.) The antifungal activity of urine after ingestion of cranberry products. Lee YL, Owens J, Thrupp L, Barron S, Shanbrom E, Najm WI. Cesario T, J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Sep;15(9):957-8. No abstract available.

11.) Anti-microbial Activity of Urine after Ingestion of Cranberry: A Pilot Study. Lee YL, Najm WI, Owens J, Thrupp L, Baron S, Shanbrom E, Cesario T. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2010 Jun;7(2):227-32. Epub 2008 Jan 16.

12.) Dietary supplements commonly used for prevention. Najm W, Lie D. Prim Care. 2008 Dec;35(4):749-67.

13.)  A focus Group Study of Medical Students’ Views of an Integrated Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Curriculum: Students Teaching Teachers. Lie D, Shapiro J, Pardee S, Najm W. Med Educ Online. 2008 Jan 1;13(3):1-13.

14.) Reliability of spinal palpation for diagnosis of back and neck pain: a systematic review of the literature. Seffinger MA, Najm WI, Mishra SI, Adams A, Dickerson VM, Murphy LS, Reinsch S. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Oct 1;29(19):E413-25. Review.

15.) S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) versus celecoxib for the treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms: a double-blind cross-over trial. [ISRCTN36233495]. Najm WI, Reinsch S, Hoehler F, Tobis JS, Harvey PW. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2004 Feb 26;5:6.

16.) Spinal palpation: The challenges of information retrieval using available databases. Murphy LS, Reinsch S, Najm WI, Dickerson VM, Seffinger MA, Adams A, Mishra SI. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2003 Jul-Aug;26(6):374-82. Review.

17.) Searching biomedical databases on complementary medicine: the use of controlled vocabulary among authors, indexers and investigators.

Murphy LS, Reinsch S, Najm WI, Dickerson VM, Seffinger MA, Adams A, Mishra SI. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2003 Jul 7;3:3. Epub 2003 Jul 7.

18.) Use of complementary and alternative medicine among the ethnic elderly. Najm W, Reinsch S, Hoehler F, Tobis J. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 May-Jun;9(3):50-7.

19.) Phytoestrogens and breast cancer prevention: what is the evidence? Mishra SI, Dickerson V, Najm W. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 May;188(5 Suppl):S66-70.

20.) Content validity of manual spinal palpatory exams – A systematic review. Najm WI, Seffinger MA, Mishra SI, Dickerson VM, Adams A, Reinsch S, Murphy LS, Goodman AF. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2003 May 7;3:1. Epub 2003 May 7.

21.) Alternative Therapies. Clinical Focus. Najm W. California Family Physicians Nov./Dec 1997:19.

22.) Complementary and alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses. Najm W. Geriatric Times, 2002;3(5):24-27.

23.) Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses using complementary treatments. Najm W. Psychiatric Times. November 2002; XIX(11):41-47.

24.) SAM-e for fibromyalgia. Najm W. J. Musculoskeletal Medicine 2004;21(7):361.

25.) Complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Najm W. Lifestyle Transtions October/November 2005:20-21.