Dr Parvathi Menon

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine Westmead Clinical School


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Selected grants

2017

  • Pathophysiology, site of disease onset and mechanisms of spread in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Vucic S, Menon P, Huynh W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2015

  • Safety and biological efficacy of narrow-band UVB phototherapy in ALS; Vucic S, Byrne S, Stewart G, Fernandez Penas P, Booth D, McKay F, Menon P, Turner B; Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia/Grants in aid.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Sheean, R., McKay, F., Cretney, E., Bye, C., Perera, N., Tomas, D., Weston, R., Scheller, K., Djouma, E., Menon, P., Schibeci, S., Booth, D., Stewart, G., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S., et al (2018). Association of Regulatory T-Cell Expansion With Progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Study of Humans and a Transgenic Mouse Model. JAMA Neurology, 75(6), 681-689. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2018). Cortical excitability varies across different muscles. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(3), 1397-1403. [More Information]
  • van den Bos, M., Menon, P., Howells, J., Geevasinga, N., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2018). Physiological Processes Underlying Short Interval Intracortical Facilitation in the Human Motor Cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 240. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, C., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Author response: diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A multicenter prospective study. Neurology, 88(7), 719. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Korgaonkar, M., Menon, P., van den Bos, M., Gomes, L., Foster, S., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Brain functional connectome abnormalities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are associated with disability and cortical hyperexcitability. European Journal of Neurology, 24(12), 1507-1517. [More Information]
  • Matamala, J., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Dharmadasa, T., Howells, J., Simon, N., Menon, P., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). Cortical function and corticomotoneuronal adaptation in monomelic amyotrophy. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(8), 1488-1495. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., van den Bos, M., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Cortical hyperexcitability and disease spread in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 24(6), 816-824. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2017). Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic-nucleotide-gated channels potentially modulate axonal excitability at different thresholds. Journal of Neurophysiology, 118(6), 3044-3050. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Varikatt, W., Vucic, S. (2017). Isolated nerve plasmacytoma in a patient previously in systemic myeloma remission. Muscle and Nerve, 55(6), E27-E28. [More Information]
  • van den Bos, M., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Burke, D., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Physiological processes influencing motor evoked potential duration with voluntary contraction. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(3), 1156-1162. [More Information]
  • Cao, J., Menon, P., Chang, F., Mahant, N., Geevasinga, N., Fung, V., Vucic, S. (2017). Postural tremor and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle and Nerve, 55(3), 338-343. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Simon, N., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Park, S., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). The evolution of motor cortical dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 1075-1082. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Loy, C., Menon, P., de Carvalho, M., Swash, M., Schrooten, M., Van Damme, P., Gawel, M., Sonoo, M., Higashihara, M., Kiernan, M., Macaskill, P., Vucic, S., et al (2016). Awaji criteria improves the diagnostic sensitivity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review using individual patient data. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(7), 2684-2691. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Cortical contributions to the flail leg syndrome: Pathophysiological insights. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(5-6), 389-396. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, K., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology, 87(7), 684-690. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Simon, N., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Gotz, J., Kril, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M., et al (2016). Motor cortical function determines prognosis in sporadic ALS. Neurology, 87(5), 513-520. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ozdinler, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Pathophysiological and diagnostic implications of cortical dysfunction in ALS. Nature Reviews Neurology, 12(11), 651-661. [More Information]
  • Grieve, S., Menon, P., Korgaonkar, M., Gomes, L., Foster, S., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Potential structural and functional biomarkers of upper motor neuron dysfunction in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17, 85-92. [More Information]
  • Labra, J., Menon, P., Byth Wilson, K., Morrison, S., Vucic, S. (2016). Rate of disease progression: a prognostic biomarker in ALS. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 87(6), 628-632. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ng, K., van den Bos, M., Byth Wilson, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Riluzole exerts transient modulating effects on cortical and axonal hyperexcitability in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(7-8), 580-588. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Simon, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2016). Threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation: Effects of age and gender on motor cortical function. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(6), 2355-2361. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Nicholson, G., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Axonal Ion Channel Dysfunction in C9orf72 Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(1), 49-57. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Sue, C., Kumar, K., Ng, K., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical excitability changes distinguish the motor neuron disease phenotypes from hereditary spastic paraplegia. European Journal of Neurology, 22(5), 826-831. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Nicholson, G., Ng, K., Howells, J., Kril, J., Yannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical Function in Asymptomatic Carriers and Patients With C9orf72 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(11), 1268-1274. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical hyperexcitability precedes lower motor neuron dysfunction in ALS. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(4), 803-809. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Howells, J., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Sensitivity and specificity of threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation for diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A prospective study. The Lancet Neurology, 14(5), 478-484. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). ALS pathophysiology: Insights from the split-hand phenomenon. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(1), 186-193. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Biomarkers And Future Targets For Development In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 21(31), 3535-3550. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Cortical dysfunction underlies the development of the split-hand in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. PloS One, 9(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bae, J., Menon, P., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Cortical hyperexcitability and the split-hand plus phenomenon: Pathophysiological insights in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 15(3-4), 250-256. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Cortical hyperexcitability of the thenar group of intrinsic hand muscles may contribute to the split-hand sign in ALS. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(4), e1-e7. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Diagnostic utility of cortical excitability studies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 21(12), 1451-1457. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Motor cortical function and the precision grip. Physiological Reports, 2(12), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2014). Utility of dissociated intrinsic hand muscle atrophy in the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 85, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2014). Utility of dissociated intrinsic hand muscle atrophy in the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 85, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Bae, J., Menon, P., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2013). Cortical excitability differences between flexor pollicis longus and APB. Neuroscience Letters, 541, 150-154. [More Information]
  • Vucic, S., Lin, C., Cheah, B., Murray, J., Menon, P., Krishnan, A., Kiernan, M. (2013). Riluzole exerts central and peripheral modulating effects in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Brain, 136(5), 1361-1370. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Yiannikas, C., Stroud, J., Vucic, S. (2013). Split-hand index for the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(2), 410-416. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Bae, J., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2013). Split-hand plus sign in ALS: Differential involvement of the flexor pollicis longus and intrinsic hand muscles. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 14(4), 315-318. [More Information]
  • Bae, J., Simon, N., Menon, P., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2013). The Puzzling Case of Hyperexcitability in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Journal of Clinical Neurology, 9(2), 65-74. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Mahant, N., Vucic, S. (2012). Abnormalities of neuromuscular transmission in patients with Miller-Fisher syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 19(11), 1599-1601. [More Information]
  • Moore, D., Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2012). Clarifying distal axonal properties of the median nerve. Muscle and Nerve, 45(4), 492-499. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Menezes, M., Farrar, M., Burns, J., Menon, P., Webster, R., Antony, J., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2013). Peripheral motor contributions to the pathophysiology of BVVL-related mutations in riboflavin transporter 3: Pathophysiological insights from nerve excitability testing. 2013 Meeting of the Peripheral Nerve Society, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

2018

  • Sheean, R., McKay, F., Cretney, E., Bye, C., Perera, N., Tomas, D., Weston, R., Scheller, K., Djouma, E., Menon, P., Schibeci, S., Booth, D., Stewart, G., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S., et al (2018). Association of Regulatory T-Cell Expansion With Progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Study of Humans and a Transgenic Mouse Model. JAMA Neurology, 75(6), 681-689. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2018). Cortical excitability varies across different muscles. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(3), 1397-1403. [More Information]
  • van den Bos, M., Menon, P., Howells, J., Geevasinga, N., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2018). Physiological Processes Underlying Short Interval Intracortical Facilitation in the Human Motor Cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 240. [More Information]

2017

  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, C., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Author response: diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A multicenter prospective study. Neurology, 88(7), 719. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Korgaonkar, M., Menon, P., van den Bos, M., Gomes, L., Foster, S., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Brain functional connectome abnormalities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are associated with disability and cortical hyperexcitability. European Journal of Neurology, 24(12), 1507-1517. [More Information]
  • Matamala, J., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Dharmadasa, T., Howells, J., Simon, N., Menon, P., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). Cortical function and corticomotoneuronal adaptation in monomelic amyotrophy. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(8), 1488-1495. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., van den Bos, M., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Cortical hyperexcitability and disease spread in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 24(6), 816-824. [More Information]
  • Weerasinghe, D., Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2017). Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic-nucleotide-gated channels potentially modulate axonal excitability at different thresholds. Journal of Neurophysiology, 118(6), 3044-3050. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Varikatt, W., Vucic, S. (2017). Isolated nerve plasmacytoma in a patient previously in systemic myeloma remission. Muscle and Nerve, 55(6), E27-E28. [More Information]
  • van den Bos, M., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Burke, D., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Physiological processes influencing motor evoked potential duration with voluntary contraction. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(3), 1156-1162. [More Information]
  • Cao, J., Menon, P., Chang, F., Mahant, N., Geevasinga, N., Fung, V., Vucic, S. (2017). Postural tremor and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle and Nerve, 55(3), 338-343. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Simon, N., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Park, S., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). The evolution of motor cortical dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 1075-1082. [More Information]

2016

  • Geevasinga, N., Loy, C., Menon, P., de Carvalho, M., Swash, M., Schrooten, M., Van Damme, P., Gawel, M., Sonoo, M., Higashihara, M., Kiernan, M., Macaskill, P., Vucic, S., et al (2016). Awaji criteria improves the diagnostic sensitivity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review using individual patient data. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(7), 2684-2691. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Cortical contributions to the flail leg syndrome: Pathophysiological insights. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(5-6), 389-396. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, K., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology, 87(7), 684-690. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Simon, N., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Gotz, J., Kril, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M., et al (2016). Motor cortical function determines prognosis in sporadic ALS. Neurology, 87(5), 513-520. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ozdinler, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Pathophysiological and diagnostic implications of cortical dysfunction in ALS. Nature Reviews Neurology, 12(11), 651-661. [More Information]
  • Grieve, S., Menon, P., Korgaonkar, M., Gomes, L., Foster, S., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Potential structural and functional biomarkers of upper motor neuron dysfunction in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17, 85-92. [More Information]
  • Labra, J., Menon, P., Byth Wilson, K., Morrison, S., Vucic, S. (2016). Rate of disease progression: a prognostic biomarker in ALS. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 87(6), 628-632. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ng, K., van den Bos, M., Byth Wilson, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Riluzole exerts transient modulating effects on cortical and axonal hyperexcitability in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(7-8), 580-588. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Simon, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2016). Threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation: Effects of age and gender on motor cortical function. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(6), 2355-2361. [More Information]

2015

  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Nicholson, G., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Axonal Ion Channel Dysfunction in C9orf72 Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(1), 49-57. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Sue, C., Kumar, K., Ng, K., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical excitability changes distinguish the motor neuron disease phenotypes from hereditary spastic paraplegia. European Journal of Neurology, 22(5), 826-831. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Nicholson, G., Ng, K., Howells, J., Kril, J., Yannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical Function in Asymptomatic Carriers and Patients With C9orf72 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(11), 1268-1274. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical hyperexcitability precedes lower motor neuron dysfunction in ALS. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(4), 803-809. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Howells, J., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Sensitivity and specificity of threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation for diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A prospective study. The Lancet Neurology, 14(5), 478-484. [More Information]

2014

  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). ALS pathophysiology: Insights from the split-hand phenomenon. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(1), 186-193. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Biomarkers And Future Targets For Development In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 21(31), 3535-3550. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Cortical dysfunction underlies the development of the split-hand in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. PloS One, 9(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bae, J., Menon, P., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Cortical hyperexcitability and the split-hand plus phenomenon: Pathophysiological insights in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 15(3-4), 250-256. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Cortical hyperexcitability of the thenar group of intrinsic hand muscles may contribute to the split-hand sign in ALS. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(4), e1-e7. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Diagnostic utility of cortical excitability studies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 21(12), 1451-1457. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Motor cortical function and the precision grip. Physiological Reports, 2(12), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2014). Utility of dissociated intrinsic hand muscle atrophy in the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 85, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2014). Utility of dissociated intrinsic hand muscle atrophy in the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 85, 1-7. [More Information]

2013

  • Bae, J., Menon, P., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2013). Cortical excitability differences between flexor pollicis longus and APB. Neuroscience Letters, 541, 150-154. [More Information]
  • Menezes, M., Farrar, M., Burns, J., Menon, P., Webster, R., Antony, J., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2013). Peripheral motor contributions to the pathophysiology of BVVL-related mutations in riboflavin transporter 3: Pathophysiological insights from nerve excitability testing. 2013 Meeting of the Peripheral Nerve Society, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
  • Vucic, S., Lin, C., Cheah, B., Murray, J., Menon, P., Krishnan, A., Kiernan, M. (2013). Riluzole exerts central and peripheral modulating effects in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Brain, 136(5), 1361-1370. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Yiannikas, C., Stroud, J., Vucic, S. (2013). Split-hand index for the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(2), 410-416. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Bae, J., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2013). Split-hand plus sign in ALS: Differential involvement of the flexor pollicis longus and intrinsic hand muscles. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 14(4), 315-318. [More Information]
  • Bae, J., Simon, N., Menon, P., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2013). The Puzzling Case of Hyperexcitability in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Journal of Clinical Neurology, 9(2), 65-74. [More Information]

2012

  • Menon, P., Mahant, N., Vucic, S. (2012). Abnormalities of neuromuscular transmission in patients with Miller-Fisher syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 19(11), 1599-1601. [More Information]
  • Moore, D., Menon, P., Vucic, S. (2012). Clarifying distal axonal properties of the median nerve. Muscle and Nerve, 45(4), 492-499. [More Information]

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