Dr. Leonid Kalichman
Born: 1971, Former USSR
Academic Qualifications:
    B.A. , 1995, Tel Aviv University, Physical Therapy
    Ph.D. , 2005, Tel Aviv University, Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis
    Post.Doc. , 2009, Boston University, Clinical Epidemiology of Spinal Disorders
Academic Positions:
The Leon and Matilda Recanati School for Community Health Professions - Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:
Clinical Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis; Spine; Physical Therapy; Manual Therapy, Masage, Physical Anthropology; Skeletal Aging; Sexual Dysfunction of Rheumatological Patients.
Research Projects:
Spinal Disorders and Low Back Pain
Clinical Epidemiology of Hand Osteoarthritis
Physical Therapy of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Sexual dysfunction and musculoskeletal disorders
Publications:
  • Barak F, Kalichman L, Gdalevich M, Milgrom R, Laitman Y, Piura B, Lavie O, Gemer O.. The influence of early diagnosis of endometroid endometrial cancer on disease stage and survival Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 288: 1361-1364 (2013)
  • Kalichman L, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . 2D:4D finger ratio and reproductive indices in a Chuvashian population American Journal of Human Biology 25: 617-621 (2013)
  • Linov L, Klindukhov A, Li L, Kalichman L. . Lumbar facet joint orientation and osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 26: 421-426 (2013)
  • Shmushkevich Y, Kalichman L. . Myofascial pain in lateral epicondylalgia Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 17: 434-439 (2013)
  • Barak F, Amoyal M, Kalichman L. . Applying a simple questionnaire for management of nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 17: 479-481 (2013)
  • Kalichman L, Zorina D, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . 2D:4D finger length ratio in a Chuvashian population Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 64: 233-240 (2013)
  • Ratmansky M. Kalichman L. . [Post-hemiplegic Shoulder Pain] Israeli Journal of Pain and Palliative Care 26: 17-20 (2013)
  • Treger I, Aidinof L, Lehrer H, Kalichman L. . Constraint-induced movement therapy alters cerebral blood flow in post-stroke patients. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 91: 804-809 (2012)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Radiographic hand osteoarthritis in different populations: common ethnicity or common environment? International Journal of Anthropology 27: 117-122 (2012)
  • Vulsons S, Ratmansky M, Kalichman L. . Trigger Point Needling: the updates. Current Pain and Headache Reports 16: 407-412 (2012)
  • Treger I, Aidinof L, Lehrer H, Kalichman L. . Modified constraint-induced movement therapy improved upper limb function in sub-acute post-stroke patients: A small-scale clinical trial. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 19: 287-293 (2012)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Association between circulatory levels of vitamin D and radiographic hand osteoarthritis. Rheumatology International 32: 253-257 (2012)
  • Kalichman L, Vered E. [Results of an on-line survey of methods used by physical therapists for the management of hand osteoarthritis: pilot study] Journal of Israeli Physical Therapy Association 13: 3-8 (2011)
  • Kalichman L. Ratmansky M. Underlying Pathology and Associated Factors of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Literature Review American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 90: 768-780 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Bannuru RR, Severin M, Harvey W. njection of botulinum toxin for treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis: systematic review and meta-analysis Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 40: 532-538 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Hunter DJ, Been E. . Association between lumbar lordosis and CT-evaluated features of spinal degeneration The Spine Journal 11: 308-315 (2011)
  • Alperovitch-Najenson D, Furas R, Kalichman L. . [Factors affecting nursing staff compliance with the use of mechanized lifts: Paving the way towards a "No manual lifting policy"] Journal of Israeli Physical Therapy Association 13: 10-15 (2011)
  • Been E, Li L, Hunter DJ, Kalichman L. Geometry of the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs in lumbar segments adjacent to spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: pilot study European Spine Journal 20: 1159-1165 (2011)
  • Ye L, Kalichman L, Spittle A, Dobson F, Bennell K. Effects of Rehabilitative Interventions on Pain, Function and Physical Impairments in People with Hand Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. Arthritis Research and Therapy 13: R28 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Korostishevsky M, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. Climate is associated with prevalence and severity of radiographic hand osteoarthritis Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 62: 280-287 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. Hand osteoarthritis and aging: results of large-scale cross-sectional study Papers on Anthropology University of Tartu 20: 128-139 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Pantsulaia I, Kobyliansky E. Association between Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule 1 and radiographic hand osteoarthritis Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 29: 544-546 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Hodges P, Li L, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ. . Changes in paraspinal muscles and their association with low back pain and spinal degeneration: CT study. European Spine Journal 19: 1136-1144 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Vered E, Volchek L. . Relieving Symptoms of Meralgia Paresthetica with Kinesio Taping Application: Pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 91: 1137-1139 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E.. Radiographic Hand Osteoarthritis in Two Ethnic Groups Living in the Same Geographic Area. Rheumatology International 30: 1533-1536 (2010)
  • Suri P, Morgenroth D, Kwoh KC, Bean J, Kalichman L, Hunter D.. Low Back Pain and Other Musculoskeletal Pain Comorbidities in Individuals with Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Arthritis Care & Research 62: 1715-1723 (2010)
  • Suri P, Rainville J, Kalichman L, Katz JN.. Does This Older Adult With Lower Extremity Pain Have Clinical Syndrome of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? JAMA 304: 2628-2636 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Hernández-Molina G. . Hand osteoarthritis: an epidemiological perspective. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 39: 465-476 (2010)
  • Kalichman L,. Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms. Rheumatology International 30: 1151-1157 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Vulsons S. . Dry needling in the management of musculoskeletal pain. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 23: 640-646 (2010)
  • Kalichman L. . Etiology of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. IBMS BoneKey 7: 388-405 (2010)
  • Pantsulaia I, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Association between radiographic hand osteoarthritis and RANKL, OPG and inflammatory markers. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 18: 1127-1132 (2010)
  • Alperovitch-Najenson D, Katz-Leurer M, Santo Y, Golman D, Kalichman L. . Upper body quadrant pain in bus drivers. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 65: 218-223 (2010)
  • Suri P, Katz JN, Rainville J, Kalichman L, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ. . Vascular Disease is Associated with Facet Joint Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 18: 1127-1132 (2010)
  • Treger I, Aidinof L, Lutsky L, Kalichman L.. Mean Flow Velocity in the Middle Cerebral Artery is Associated with Rehabilitation Success in Ischemic Stroke Patients. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 91: 1737-1740 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Radiographic hand osteoarthritis and serum levels of osteocalcin: cross-sectional study. Rheumatology International 30: 1131-1135 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Guermazi A, Li L, Hunter DJ, Suri P. . Facet orientation and tropism: association with spondylolysis. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 23: 101-105 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Prevalence, pattern and determinants of radiographic hand osteoarthritis in five Russian community-based samples. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 18: 803-809 (2010)
  • Alperovitch-Najenson D, Santo Y, Masharawi Y, Katz-Leurer M, Ush D, Kalichman L.. Low back pain and work-related bio-mechanical and psychosocial factors among professional bus drivers. IMAJ 12: 26-31 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Belkin V, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Climatic factors in the development of radiographic hand osteoarthritis. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 61: 117-129 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Kim DH, Li L, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ. . Computed tomography-evaluated features of spinal degeneration: prevalence, intercorrelation, and association with self-reported low back pain. The Spine Journal 10: 200-208 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Hand Osteoarthritis in Chuvashian population: prevalence and determinants Rheumatology International 30: 85-92 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Cole R, Kim DH, Li L, Suri P, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ.. Spinal stenosis prevalence and association with symptoms: The Framingham Study. The Spine Journal 9: 545-560 (2009)
  • Kalichman L.. Association between fibromyalgia and sexual dysfunction in women. Clinical Rheumatology 28: 365-369 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Guermazi A, Li L, Hunter DJ.. Association between age, sex, BMI and CT-evaluated spinal degeneration features Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 22: 189-195 (2009)
  • Reitblat T, Zamir D, Polishchuck I, Novochatko G, Malnick S, Kalichman L. . Patients treated by tagaserod for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation showed significant improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms. A pilot study. Clinical Rheumatology 28: 1079-1082 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Kobyliansky E. . Prevalence, pattern and determinants of radiographic hand osteoarthritis in Turkmen community-based sample. Rheumatology International 29: 1143-1149 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Hand osteoarthritis in Abkhazian population. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 60: 429-439 (2009)
  • Milo R, Kalichman L, Volchek L, Reitblat T. . Local corticosteroid treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: A 6-months clinical and electrophysiological follow-up study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 22: 59-64 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ, Kim DH, Guermazi A. . Association between disc degeneration and degenerative spondylolisthesis? Pilot study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 22: 21-25 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Kim DH, Li L, Guermazi A, Berkin V, Hunter DJ. . Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: prevalence and association with low back pain in the adult community-based population. Spine 34: 199-205 (2009)
  • Rutjes AWS, Nüesch E, Sterchi R, Kalichman L, Hendriks E, Osiri M, Brosseau L, Reichenbach S, Jüni P. . Transcutaneous electrostimulation for osteoarthritis of the knee. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 4: CD002823 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Suri P, Guermazi A, Li L, Hunter DJ. . Facet orientation and tropism: associations with facet joint osteoarthritis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Spine 34: E579-E585 (2009)
  • Kalichman L. . Perineal massage to prevent perineal trauma in childbirth. Israeli Medical Association Journal (IMAJ) 10: 531-533 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Kim DH, Guermazi A, Berkin V, O’Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Cole R, Hunter DJ. . Facet joint osteoarthritis and low back pain in the community-based population. Spine 33: 2560-2565 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Korostishevsky M, Kobyliansky E. . Laterality indices in Chuvashian population. Anthropologischer Anzeiger 66: 409-418 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . Diagnosis and conservative management of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. European Spine Journal 17: 327-335 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: predisposing and risk factors. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 1: 1-12 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . The genetics of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Familial predisposition and heritability estimation. Joint Bone Spine 75: 383-387 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I. Kobyliansky E. . Osseographic score as a biomarker of biological aging. EAA (European Anthropological Association) Biennial Book 5: 1-14 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ.. The genetics of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Associated genes. Joint Bone Spine 75: 388-396 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Age-related changes and secular trends in hand bone size. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 10: 531-533 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Laterality and reproductive indices. Menopause 15: 991-995 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Bigman G, Matias R, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Age-related changes in hand bone geometry indices: an observational follow-up study. The Anatomical Records 291: 835-844 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Epiphyseal expansion of hand bones: association with age, sex and hand osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16: 560-565 (2008)
  • Jakowlev K, Livshits G, Kalichman L, Ben-Asher E, Malkin I, Lancet D, Kobyliansky E.. Search for Hand Osteoarthritis Susceptibility Locus on Chromosome 6p12.3-p12.1. Hum Biol 79: 1-14 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Zhang Y, Niu J, Goggins J, Gale D, Felson D, Hunter DJ.. The association between patellar alignment and patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis features: an MRI study. Rheumatology 46: 1303-1308 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Niu J, Gale D, Felson D, Hunter DJ. . The association between patella alignment and knee pain and function: an MRI study in persons with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15: 1235-1240 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . Lumbar facet joint osteoarthritis: A review. Seminars of Arthritis and Rheumatism 37: 69-80 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E. . Changes in reproductive indices in Chuvashian women whose maturation was during World War II and the subsequent rehabilitation period. Maturitas 56: 205-211 (2007)
  • Malkin I, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E.. Heritability of a skeletal biomarker of biological aging. Biogerontology 8: 627-637 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E.. Time Related Trends of Menopausal Age and Reproductive Period of Women in a Chuvashian Rural Population. Menopause 14: 135-140 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Body composition: Variations during the life-span and association with manifestation of aging. Papers on Anthropology University of Tartu 16: 147-169 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E.. Reproductive history and body composition as predictors of radiographic hand osteoarthritis in Chuvashian women. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 36: 53-57 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E. . Hand bone midshaft enthesophytes: the influence of age, sex, and heritability. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 15: 1113-1119 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Zhang Y, Niu J, Goggins J, Gale D, Felson D, Hunter DJ.. The association between patella alignment on MRI and radiographic manifestations of knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Research and Therapy 9: R26 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Livshits G, Pavlovsky O, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Variation of skeletal biomarkers of biological aging in a Chuvashian population: longitudinal study. Am J Hum Biol 19: 74-81 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Rodrigues B, Gurvich D, Israelov Z, Spivak E. . Impact of patient''s weight on stroke rehabilitation results. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 86: 650-655 (2007)
  • Malkin I, Bigman G, Matias R, Kalichman L, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Age-related changes of bone strength phenotypes: observational follow-up study of hand bone BMD. Arch Osteoporos 1: 59-68 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E. . Age at Menarche in a Chuvashian Rural Population. Ann Human Biol 33: 390-397 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E. . Association between morbidity and radiographic hand osteoarthritis: population-based study. Joint Bone Spine 73: 406-410 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E. . Association between morbidity and skeletal biomarkers of biological aging. Hum Biol 78: 77-88 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Sex- and age-related variations of the somatotype in the Chuvasha population. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 57: 151-162 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E.. Indices of Body Composition and Chronic Morbidity: A Cross-sectional Study of a Rural Population in Central Russia. Am J Hum Biol 18: 350-358 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G.. Characteristics of Joint Degeneration in Hand Osteoarthritis. Joint Bone Spine 73: 72-76 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I. Kobyliansky E. . Secular Trends of Reproductive Indices in Chuvashian women. International Journal of Anthropology 21: 253-263 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E. Association between Physique Characteristics and Hand Bones Aging Status. Am J Phys Anthropol 128: 889-895 (2005)
  • Suk EK, Malkin I, Dahm S, Kalichman L, Rufi N, Kobyliansky E, Toliat M, Rutsch F, Nürnberg P, Livshits G. . Association of ENPP1 gene polymorphisms with hand osteoarthritis in a Chuvasha population. Arthr Res Ther 7: R1082-R1090 (2005)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Seibel M. Livshits G. Follow up Study of Hand Osteoarthritis in a Chuvasha Population. Am J Hum Biol 17: 611-621 (2005)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G.. Association between somatotypes and blood pressure. Ann Human Biol 31: 466-476 (2004)
  • Pantsulaia I, Trofimov S, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. The contribution of familial resemblance to variations in circulatory level of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases and transforming growth factor- β1. Calcif Tissue Int 74: 47-54 (2004)
  • Kalichman L, Cohen Z, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Patterns of Joint Distribution in Hand Osteoarthritis: Contribution of Sex, Age and Handedness. Am J Hum Biol 16: 125-134 (2004)
  • Cohen Z, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Malkin I, Almog E, Livshits G. . Segregation and Linkage Analyses of Bone Size and Geometry Traits in Relation to the 11q12-13 Chromosomal Segment. Medical Science Monitor 9: MT13-20 (2003)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Malkin I, Yakovenko K, Livshits G. . Search for linkage between hand osteoarthritis and 11q12-13 chromosomal segment. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 11: 561-568 (2003)
  • Kalichman L, Cohen Z, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Interrelationship between bone aging traits and basic anthropometric characteristics. Am J Hum Biol 14: 380-390 (2002)
  • Livshits G, Kalichman L, Cohen Z, Kobyliansky E. . Mode of inheritance of hand osteoarthritis in ethnically homogeneous pedigrees. Hum Biol 74: 849-860 (2002)
Keywords:Spine, Osteoarthritis, Back Pain, Physical Therapy, Physical Anthropology, Musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Phones:
    Email:kalichman@hotmail.com
    kleonid@bgu.ac.il