Niels Otani: Publications

Publications are listed in reverse chronological order. Total number of publications: 58.

  1. N. F. Otani, Termination of reentrant cardiac action potential propagation using far-field electrical pacing, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 58, 2013-2022 (2011). PMCID: PMC3296456. Abstract | Journal article.

  2. N. F. Otani, Action potential propagation through tissue lacking gap junctions: Application to engrafted cells in myocardial infarcts, Computing in Cardiology 38, 25-28 (2011).  PMCID: PMC3466818. Abstract | Journal article.

  3. A. Gladuli, N. S. Moise, S. A. Helmsley and N. F. Otani, Poincaré plots and tachograms reveal beat patterning in sick sinus syndrome with supraventricular tachycardia and varying AV nodal block, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 13, 63-70 (2011).  PMCID: PMC3296454. Abstract | Journal article.

  4. N. S. Moise, A. Gladuli, S. A. Hemsley, N. F. Otani,  'Zone of avoidance': RR interval distribution in tachograms, histograms, and Poincaré plots of a Boxer dog, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 12, 191-196 (2010).  PMCID: PMC3184837. Abstract | Journal article.

  5. L. M. Munoz and N. F. Otani.  Enhanced computer modeling of cardiac action potential dynamics using experimental data-based feedback, Computing in Cardiology 37, 837-840 (2010).  PMCID: PMC3291476. Abstract | Journal article.

  6. N. F. Otani, S. Luther, R. Singh and R. F. Gilmour, Jr., Transmural ultrasound-based visualization of patterns of action potential wave propagation in cardiac tissue, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 38, 3112-3123 (2010). PMCID:PMC2940053.  Abstract | Journal article.

  7. L. M. Munoz, J. F. Stockton and N. F. Otani,  Applications of control theory to the dynamics and propagation of cardiac action potentials, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 38, 2865-2876 (2010).  PMCID: PMC3319447.  Abstract | Journal article online with subscription.

  8. N. F. Otani, R. Singh, A. Neumann, F. H. Fenton, D. W. Infanger, J. Butcher, S. Luther, R. F. Gilmour Jr.  Use of ultrasound imaging to map propagating action potential waves in the heart, Computers in Cardiology 36, 617−620 (2009). Abstract | Journal article.

  9. A. R. M. Gelzer, N. F. Otani, M. L. Koller, M. W. Enyeart, N. S. Moise, R. F. Gilmour Jr.  Dynamically-induced spatial dispersion of repolarization and the development of VF in an animal model of sudden death, Computers in Cardiology 36, 309−312 (2009).  PMCID: PMC2899698. Abstract | Journal article.

  10. R. A. Gray, J. P. Wikswo, N. F. Otani, Origin choice and petal loss in the flower garden of spiral wave tip trajectories, Chaos 19, 033118 (2009).  PMCID: PMC2748696. Abstract | Journal article.

  11. F. H. Fenton, S. Luther, E. M. Cherry, N. F. Otani, V. Krinsky, A. Pumir, E. Bodenschatz, R. F. Gilmour, Jr., Termination of atrial fibrillation using pulsed low-energy far-field stimulation, Circulation 120, 467-476 (2009).  PMCID: PMC2867100.  Abstract | Journal article.

  12. N. F. Otani, D. Allexandre, M. Li, Advanced methods for assessing the stability and control of alternans, in Cardiac Bioelectric Therapy--Mechanisms and Practical Implications,  I. R. Efimov, M. W. Kroll, P. J. Tchou, eds., Chapter 6.4, 525-549, Springer Science+Business Media, New York, NY (2008).

  13. R. Pariaut, N. S. Moise, B. D. Koetje, J. A. Flanders, S. A. Hemsley, T. B. Farver, R. F. Gilmour, Jr., A. R. M. Gelzer, M. S. Kraus, N. F. Otani, Evaluation of atrial fibrillation induced during anesthesia with fentanyl and pentobarbital in German shepherd dogs with inherited arrhythmias, American Journal of Veterinary Research 69, 1434-1445 (2008). Abstract | Journal article.

  14. R. Pariaut, N. S. Moise, B. D. Koetje, J. A. Flanders, S. A. Hemsley, T. B. Farver, R. F. Gilmour, Jr., A. R. M. Gelzer, M. S. Kraus, N. F. Otani, Lidocaine converts acute vagally associated atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm in German shepherd dogs with inherited arrhythmias, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 22, 1274-1282 (2008). Abstract | Journal article.

  15. F. Siso-Nadal, N. F. Otani, R. F. Gilmour, Jr., J. J. Fox, Boundary-induced reentry in homogeneous excitable tissue,  Physical Review E 78, 031925 (2008).  PMCID: PMC2697449.  Abstract | Journal article.

  16. N. F. Otani, A. Mo, S. Mannava, F. H. Fenton, E. M. Cherry, S. Luther, R. F. Gilmour, Jr., Characterization of multiple spiral wave dynamics as a stochastic predator-prey system, Physical Review E 78, 021913 (2008).  PMCID:PMC2933072.  Abstract | Journal article.

  17. A. R. M. Gelzer, M. L. Koller, N. F. Otani, J. J. Fox, M. W. Enyeart, G. J. Hooker, M. L. Riccio, C. R. Bartoli, R. F. Gilmour, Jr., Dynamic mechanism for initiation of ventricular fibrillation in vivo, Circulation 118, 1123-1129 (2008).  PMCID:PMC2933035.  Abstract | Journal article.

  18. R. F. Gilmour Jr., A. R. Gelzer, N. F. Otani, Cardiac electrical dynamics: maximizing dynamical heterogeneity, Journal of Electrocardiology 40, S51-S55 (2007). PMCID: PMC2128760.  Abstract | Journal article.

  19. N. F. Otani, Theory of action potential wave block at-a-distance in the heart, Physical Review E 75, 021910 (2007). Abstract | Journal article.

  20. N. F. Otani and M. Oppenheim, Saturation of the Farley-Buneman instability via three-mode coupling, Journal of Geophysical Research 111(A3), A03302 (2006). Abstract | Journal article.

  21. N. F. Otani, M. Li and R. F. Gilmour, Jr., What can nonlinear dynamics teach us about the development of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation?, Heart Rhythm 2, 1261-1263 (2005). Journal article.

  22. D. Allexandre and N. F. Otani, Preventing alternans-induced spiral wave breakup in cardiac tissue: An ion-channel-based approach, Physical Review E 70, 061903 (2004). Abstract | Journal article.

  23. M. Li and N. F. Otani, Controlling alternans in cardiac cells, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 32, 784-792 (2004). Abstract | Journal article.

  24. N. F. Otani, Deep entry of defibrillating effects into homogeneous cardiac tissue, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 51, 401-407 (2004). Abstract | Journal article.

  25. M. Li and N. F. Otani, Ion channel basis for alternans and memory in cardiac myocytes, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 31, 1213-1230 (2003). Abstract | Journal article.

  26. N. F. Otani, A primary mechanism for spiral wave meandering, Chaos 12, 829-842 (2002). This article was also selected for publication in the Sept. 1, 2002 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (Vol. 4, Issue 5) (2002). Abstract | Journal article.

  27. T. J. Hund, J. Kucera, N. F. Otani, and Y. Rudy, Ionic charge conservation and long-term steady state in the Luo-Rudy dynamic cell model, Biophysical Journal 81, 3324-3331 (2001). PMCID:PMC1301789.  Abstract | Journal article.

  28. T. J. Hund, N. F. Otani, and Y. Rudy, The dynamics of action potential head-tail interaction during reentry in cardiac tissue: Ionic mechanisms, American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology) 279, H1869-H1879 (2000). Abstract | Journal article.

  29. N. F. Otani, Computer modeling in cardiac electrophysiology, Journal of Computational Physics 161, 21-34 (2000). Abstract | Journal article.

  30. R. F. Gilmour, Jr., M. A. Watanabe, and N. F. Otani, Restitution properties and dynamics of reentry, in Cardiac Electrophysiology, From Cell to Bedside, 3rd Edition, D. P. Zipes and J. Jalife, eds., 378-385, W.B. Saunders Co., Phila., PA (2000).

  31. A. Bhattacharjee, C. A. Kletzing, Z.W. Ma, C. S. Ng, N. F. Otani, X. Wang, Four-field model for dispersive field-line resonances: Effects of coupling between shear-Alfvén and slow modes, Geophysical Research Letters 26, 3281-3284 (1999). Abstract | Journal article.

  32. N. F. Otani, A. Bhattacharjee, and X. Wang, A unified model of acoustic and lattice waves in a one-dimensional strongly coupled dusty plasma, Physics of Plasmas 6, 409-412 (1999). Abstract | Journal article.

  33. N. F. Otani, Two-dimensional detailed ion channel model of abnormal cardiac action potential propagation, Computers in Cardiology 1998, Vol. 25, 565-568 (1998). Abstract | Journal article.

  34. N. F. Otani and M. Oppenheim, A saturation mechanism for the Farley-Buneman instability, Geophysical Research Letters 25, 1833-1836 (1998). Abstract | Journal article.

  35. M. L. Riccio, N. S. Moise, N. F. Otani, J. C. Belina, A. R. M. Gelzer, and R. F. Gilmour, Jr., Vector quantization of T wave abnormalities with a predisposition to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death, Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology 3, 46-53 (1998). Abstract.

  36. N. F. Otani and R. F. Gilmour, Memory models for the electrical properties of local cardiac systems, Journal of Theoretical Biology 187, 409-436 (1997). Abstract | Journal article.

  37. R. F. Gilmour, Jr., N. F. Otani, and M. Watanabe, Memory and complex dynamics in cardiac Purkinje fibers, American Journal of Physiology 272 (Heart and Circulatory Physiology 41), H1826-H1832 (1997). Abstract | Journal article.

  38. N. F. Otani and A. Bhattacharjee, Debye shielding and particle correlations in strongly coupled dusty plasmas, Physical Review Letters 78, 1468-1471 (1997). Abstract | Journal article.

  39. M. Oppenheim and N. Otani, Spectral characteristics of the Farley-Buneman instability: Simulations versus observations, Journal of Geophysical Research 101, 24573-24582 (1996). Abstract | Journal article.

  40. M. Oppenheim, N. Otani, and C. Ronchi, Saturation of the Farley-Buneman instability via nonlinear electron ExB drifts, Journal of Geophysical Research 101, 17273-17286 (1996). Abstract | Journal article.

  41. R. Andrulis, C. Seyler, and N. Otani, Growth of short wavelength lower hybrid modes in a density depletion and transverse acceleration of ionospheric ions, Journal of Geophysical Research 101, 15723-15735 (1996). Abstract | Journal article.

  42. P. C. Gray, C. W. Smith, W. H. Matthaeus, and N. F. Otani, Heating of the solar wind by pickup ion driven Alfvén ion cyclotron instability, Geophysical Research Letters 23, 113-116 (1996). Abstract | Journal article.

  43. M. Watanabe, N. F. Otani, and R. F. Gilmour, Jr., Biphasic restitution of action potential duration and complex dynamics in ventricular myocardium, Circulation Research 76, 915-921 (1995). Abstract.

  44. M. Oppenheim, N. Otani, and Corrado Ronchi, Hybrid simulations of the saturated Farley-Buneman instability in the ionosphere, Geophysical Research Letters 22, 353-356 (1995). Abstract | Journal article.

  45. N. F. Otani and R. Hwa, Topological considerations in the generation of scroll waves in excitable and cyclical media, Physica D 77 434-455 (1994). Abstract | Journal article.

  46. M. Silberstein and N. F. Otani, Computer simulation of Alfvén waves and double layers along auroral magnetic field lines, Journal of Geophysical Research 99, 6351-6365 (1994). Abstract | Journal article.

  47. N. F. Otani, A fast kinematic dynamo in 2-d time dependent flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 235, 327-340 (1993). Abstract | Journal article.

  48. A. D. Gilbert, N. F. Otani, and S. Childress, Simple dynamical fast dynamos, Proc. NATO ASI---Theory of Solar and Planetary Dynamos, Cambridge, U.K., 20 Sept.- 2 Oct., 1992, Cambridge Univ. Press, 129-136 (1993). Abstract.

  49. N. F. Otani, J.-S. Kim, C. K. Birdsall, B. I. Cohen, W. M. Nevins, N. Maron, Elimination of velocity space rings-and-spokes instabilities in magnetized electrostatic particle simulations of plasmas, Journal of Computational Physics 102, 227-235 (1992). Abstract | Journal article.

  50. N. F. Otani, P. C. Gray, and M. K. Hudson, Particle simulation of the interaction between kinetic Alfvén waves and double layers, in Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes, Geophysical Monograph 62, American Geophysical Union, 95-101 (1991). Abstract.

  51. N. G. Azari, S.-Y. Lee, and N. F. Otani, Parallel gather-scatter algorithms for particle-in-cell simulation, Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Hypercubes, Concurrent Computers, and Applications, 1241-1245 (1989). Abstract.

  52. N. F. Otani, The Alfvén ion-cyclotron instability, simulation theory and techniques. Journal of Computational Physics 78, 251-277 (1988). Abstract | Journal article.

  53. N. F. Otani, Application of nonlinear dynamical invariants in a single electromagnetic wave to the study of the Alfvén-ion-cyclotron instability, Physics of Fluids 31, 1456-1464 (1988). Abstract | Journal article.

  54. H. R. Strauss and N. F. Otani, Current sheets in the solar corona. Astrophysical Journal 326, 418-424 (1988). Abstract | Journal article.

  55. N. F. Otani and H. R. Strauss, Current-driven resistive ballooning modes in axially-bounded solar flare plasmas, Astrophysical Journal 325, 468-475 (1988). Abstract | Journal article.

  56. N. F. Otani and B. I. Cohen, Effect of large-amplitude perpendicularly-propagating radio frequency waves on the interchange instability, Physics of Fluids 31, 158-176 (1988). Abstract | Journal article.

  57. C. K. Birdsall, N. F. Otani, and B. I. Cohen, Simulation of plasma dynamics using many particles, IEEE ElectroTechnology Review 1986, 43-44.

  58. N. F. Otani, Ph.D. Thesis: Plasma simulation studies in the ion cyclotron frequency range: The Alfvén ion-cyclotron instability and stabilizing effects of ICRF on the interchange mode, University of California, Berkeley (1986).

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