CURRICULUM VITAE

Ali A. El Solh, MD, MPH

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Office address:           Erie County Medical Center

                                    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

                                    462 Grider Street

                                    Buffalo, NY 14215

                                    Tel (716) 898-3375

                                    Fax (716) 898-6139

                                    email: solh@buffalo.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Biology, Beirut, Lebanon, BSc, 1985.

American University of Beirut, School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, MD, 1989.

Medical College of Wisconsin, School of Preventive Medicine, Milwaukee, WI, MPH, 2002.

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

1992       American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

1996       American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

1997       American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

2006    American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, recertification

2006    American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, recertification

2007    American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine

  

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Graduate Training:

1989-1990             Intern, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

1990-1992             Resident, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

1992-1993       Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

1993-1996       Fellow, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, SUNY at Buffalo.

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1996-1997         Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

1997-1998         Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

1998-2004        Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

2004-present   Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo

2008-present   Research Associate Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, SUNY at Buffalo

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

1996-present     Attending Physician, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

1996-present     Attending Physician, Pulmonary Service, VAMC Buffalo, NY.

1998-present     Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.

2001-present       Director, Western New York Respiratory Research Center, SUNY at Buffalo.

2008-present     Associate Fellowship Director, Sleep Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

                         

HOSPITAL COMMITTEES

1991-1993       Member Resident Committee, Department of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.

1992-1993       Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

1992-1993       Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

1992-1993       Member, Mortality and Morbidity Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

1997-1998       Member, Medical Executive Committee, Buffalo General Hospital.

1998-present   Member, Critical Care Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

2000-2005       Member, Clinical Pathway Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

2001-present   Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

2003-present   Member, Laboratory Medicine Utilization Review, Erie County Medical Center.

2003-present   Member, Ad hoc Committee on Antimicrobial Utilization, Erie County Medical Center.

2006-2008       Chair, Task Force for Practice Guideline Initiatives, Erie County Medical Center.

2007-2009       Member, Medical Executive Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

2007-2009       Member, Physicians Leadership Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

2006-2007       Member, Quality Health Data Metrics Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

2006-2007      Chair, Rapid Response Team Committee, Erie County Medical Center.

 

 

SUNY SERVICES

SUNY at Buffalo campus

2000-2002           Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, SUNY at Buffalo.

2000-2002           Member, Faculty Senate, SUNY at Buffalo.

2002-2007       Member, Faculty Senate Computer Services Committee, SUNY at Buffalo.

2002-2004       Member, Faculty Council, School of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo

2006-2008       Member, Academic Medicine Services (Practice Plan) Board of Directors, SUNY at Buffalo

2006-2008       Member, Institutional Review Board, SUNY at Buffalo

 

State University of New York

2005-2007           Member, Graduate Committee, State University of New York

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

1993-1998       Member, American College of Physicians- American Society of Internal Medicine.

1998-present   Fellow, American College of Physicians.

1998-present   Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

1998-present   Member, American Thoracic Society

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

International Study Section

2005-present   The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development. ZonMw's program Academic Collaborative Centre of Public Health. The Hague, Netherlands

 

National Study Section

2004 present American Lung Association of New York, Research Council

2005                            National Institutes of Health, Special emphasis panel, Small Business Respiratory Diseases Council ZRG1 RES-F10B

 

National Committees

2005-2008       Member, American Thoracic Society Documents Development and Implementation Committee

 

2001-present   Member, American Thoracic Society Microbiology, Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Infections Assembly

 

Editorial Board

2003-2006       American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

2004-present   Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

2006-present   Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery

2007-present   The Open Critical Care Medicine Journal

2007-present   The Open Geriatric Medicine Journal

 

Reviewer

 

                        American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

                        Chest

                        European Respiratory Journal

                        Clinical Infectious Diseases             

                                    Critical Care Medicine

                                    Intensive Care Medicine

                                    Critical Care

                                    Anesthesiology

                        Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

                                    European Heart Journal

                                    Journal of Intensive Care Medicine

                                    Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy                       

                                    Journal of Infection               

                                    Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

                                    Infection

                                    Cochrane Anesthesia Review Group

                                    Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy

                                    International Journal of Obesity                  

                                    Respiratory Care

                                    Expert Opinion on Drug Safety

                                    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

                                    International Journal of Neural Systems

 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

 

1990                Norman Chassin Award, SUNY at Buffalo, outstanding Intern of the year.

2001                            Cecile Lehman Mayer Research Award, American College of Chest Physicians.

2005                            Innovation and Creation Award, State University of New York

2005                            Inventor of the Year Award, Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association and the Niagara Technical Societies        

2006                            Robert Klocke Award for Excellence in Teaching, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo

           

RESEARCH TRAINEES AND ADVISEES

 

Students

Wafaa Jaafar, B.S.                                                                 2000-2001

Michael Gough, B.S.                                                              2002-2003

           

Medical Residents

Omar Bashir, M.B.B.S.                                                           2001-2002

Toufic Abdo, M.D.                                                                 2001-2002

Vikas Grover, M.D.                                                                2001-2002

Thomas Brewer, D.O.                                                            2002-2003

Milapchand Bhora, M.B.B.S.                                                             2003-2005

Abbas Alabbas, M.D.                                                              2004-2005

Moutaz Al-Nabhan, M.D.                                                       2004-2005

Ranime Saliba, M.D.                                                              2005-2006

Himanshu Desai, M.D.                                                           2005-2006

Mohamad Al-Ali, M.D.                                                           2006-2007

Zaher Aldik, M.D.                                                                   2006-2007

Leith Alsawalha, M.D.                                                           2007-2008

Misha Peter, M.D.                                                                  2007-2008

Ilya Berim, M.D.                                                                     2007-2008

Ziad Alfarah, M.D.                                                                 2007-2008      

Abishek Videvelli, MD                                                           2008-2009                              

 

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows

Muhamed Abul-Khoudoud, M.D.                                           1998-1999

Ashgar Khan, M.B.B.S.                                                           1999-2000

Azmi Draw, M.D.                                                                   2000-2001

Pawan Sikka, M.D.                                                                2000-2001

Abid Bhat, M.D.                                                                     2002-2003

Sumit Kohli, M.D.                                                                  2002-2003

Celestino Pietrantoni, D.O.                                                  2002-2004

                        Winston Nara, M.D.                                                               2003-2004                                           Vijaya Dhanvantri, M.D.                                                        2005-2006

                        Morohunfolu Akinnusi, M.D.                                                 2006-2008

                        Abbas Alabbas, M.D.                                                              2006-2008

 

Trainee supervision

Rajwinder Singh Dhillon, M.D.                                             2001-2003

Erkan Bozkanat, M.D.                                                                       2000-2002

Hakan Gunen, M.D.                                                                2001-2002      

Mifue Okado, M.D.                                                                 2002-2003

                        Vijay Doppalapudi, M.D.                                                       2005-2006

                              Munir Siddiqui, M.D.                                                             2007-2008

                             

 

 

GRANT SUPPORT

1998-1999           The use of neural network in the diagnosis of sleep apnea. Research for Health in Erie County. $15,000 (Principal Investigator)

 

1999-2000       Obstructive sleep apnea in ischemic heart disease. Research for Health in Erie County. $15,000 (Principal Investigator)

 

2001-2002       Oral hygiene in severe nursing home acquired pneumonia. Research for Health in Erie County $15,000 (Principal Investigator)

 

2002-2005       Role of dental plaque in severe nursing home acquired pneumonia. American Lung Association of New York $70,000 (Principal Investigator).

 

2005-2006       Role of allopurinol in attenuating oxidative stress in sleep apnea. Research for Health in Erie County $25,000 (Principal Investigator)

 

2006-2007       Differential expression of PAI-1 in response to antimicrobial therapy in patients with ventilator associated pneumonia. Pfizer $75,000 (Principal Investigator)

 

2007-2008       Endothelial apoptosis in obstructive sleep apnea: a link to thrombosis propensity.  Research for Health in Erie County $27,700 (Principal Investigator)

 

2007-2008       Tigecycline Inhibits Staphylococcal Exotoxin-Induced Cytokines: An Anti-Inflammatory Property. Wyeth $62,000 (Principal Investigator)

 

 

U.S. Patents 

Grant BJB and El Solh A. Artificial neural network for predicting respiratory disturbances. (U.S.

Patent # 6,083,173) licensed to Sleep Solutions, Inc.                                                               

 

El Solh A and Grant BJB. The use of neural networks in identifying patients with Cheyne-Stokes

Respiration. (U.S. Patent # 6,839,58) licensed to Sleep Solutions, Inc.

 

El Solh A. CPAP titration using artificial neural network. (pending) licensed to Universal Diagnostic Testing, LLC.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  1. Grant BJB and El Solh A. Thromboembolic disease: underdiagnosed and undertreated (Part 1). Hospital Medicine 1995; 31(11): 14-24.

 

  1. Grant BJB and El Solh A. Thromboembolic disease: underdiagnosed and undertreated (Part 2). Hospital Medicine 1995; 31(12): 33-36.

 

  1. El Solh A, Ameen K, Sherif S. Endobronchial Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in an AIDS patient. Respiratory Medicine 1995; 89:697-699.

 

  1. El Solh A, Stubeusz DL, Grant GB, Grant BJB. Outcome of patients with AIDS requiring mechanical ventilation predicted by recursive partitioning. Chest 1996; 109:1584-90.

 

  1. El Solh A, Grant BJB. A comparison of severity of illness scoring systems for critically ill obstetric patients. Chest 1996; 110:1299-1304.

 

  1. El Solh A, Kumar NM, Nair MPN, Schwartz SA, Lwebuga-Mukasa JS. An RGD containing

            peptide from HIV-1 TAT-(65-80) modulates protooncogene expression in human

            bronchoalveolar carcinoma cell line, A549.  Immunological Investigations 1997; 26(3): 351-

            370.

 

  1. El Solh A, Mylotte J, Sherif S, Serghani J, Grant BJB. Validity of decision tree for predicting active pulmonary tuberculosis from clinical and radiographic data. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1997; 155:1711-1716.

 

  1. El Solh A. Poorly differentiated carcinoma of the mediastinum: A case of germ cell tumor. Resident & Staff Physician 1997; 43(9):31-39.

 

  1. El Solh A, Nopper J, Sherif S, Aquilina A, Grant BJB. Comparison of clinical and radiographic manifestations of uncommon nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in AIDS patients. Chest 1998; 114:138-145.

 

  1. El Solh A, Mador J, Ten-Brock E, Shucard D, Abul-Khoudoud M*, Grant BJB. Validity of an artificial neural network in predicting sleep apnea. Sleep 1999; 22:105-111.

 

  1. El Solh A, Hsiao CB, Goodnough S, Serghani J, Grant BJB. Predicting active pulmonary tuberculosis using an artificial neural network. Chest 1999; 116:968-73.

 

  1. El Solh A, Saltzman S, Ramadan F, Naughton B. Validity of artificial neural network in predicting discharge destination from a post acute geriatric rehabilitation unit. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000; 81:1388-93.

 

13.  El Solh A, Sikka P*, Draw A*. Pulmonary and Critical Pearls: A 58 year-old woman with recurrent productive cough and diarrhea. Chest 2000; 118:1194-1197.

 

14.  Sikka P*, Jaafar W, Bozkanat E, El Solh A. A comparison of severity of illness scoring systems for elderly patients with severe pneumonia. Intensive Care Medicine 2000; 26: 1803-1810.

 

15.  El Solh A, Sikka P*, Ramadan F, Davies J. Etiology of severe pneumonia in the very elderly.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2001; 163:645-651.

 

16.  El Solh A, Sikka P*, Jaafar W, Bozkanat E. Outcome of critically obese patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit. Chest 2001; 120: 1989-1997.

 

17.  El Solh A, Sikka P*, Ramadan F. Outcome of severe pneumonia in the elderly predicted by recursive partitioning. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2001; 49: 1614-1621.

 

18.  El Solh A, Mador J, Sikka P*, Roth M, Dhillon R*, Grant BJB. Adhesion molecules in coronary artery disease patients with sleep apnea. Chest 2002; 121:1541-1547.

 

19.  El Solh A, Bozkanat E, Roth M, Mador J, Grant BJB. Association between plasma endothelin-1 levels and Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with congestive heart failure. Chest 2002; 121: 1928-1934.

 

  1. El Solh A, Jaafar W. Clinical course and prognostic factors of the morbidly obese in intensive care. Obesity: compendium series 2002 (3): 13-14.

 

21.  El Solh A, Aquilina A, Dhillon R*, Ramadan F, Nowak P, Davies J. Antimicrobial treatment failure in institutionalized elderly with severe pneumonia. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2002; 166: 1038-1043.

 

22.  El Solh A, Magalang U, Dmochowski J, Veeramachaneni S*, Magalang U, Draw A*, Mador J, Saberi A*, Grant BJB. The utility of neural network in the diagnosis of Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology 2003; 27: 54-58.

 

23.  El Solh A, Peitrantoni C*, Bhat A*, Aquilina T, Okada M, Grover V*, Gifford N. Microbiology of severe aspiration in the elderly. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2003; 167: 1650-1654.

 

24.  El Solh A, Okada M, Bhat A*, Pietrantoni C*. Swallowing disorders post orotracheal intubation in the elderly. Intensive Care Medicine 2003; 29:1451-1455.

 

25.  Magalang J, Dmochowski J, Veeramachaneni S*, Draw A*, Mador J, El Solh A, Grant BJB. Prediction of the apnea-hypopnea index from overnight pulse oximetry. Chest 2003; 124: 1694-1701.

 

  1. Pietrantoni C*, El Solh ARespiratory complications of obesity: weighty issues. Advance for Managers of Respiratory Care 2003; 12: 32-36.

 

27.  El Solh A, Aquilina A, Gunen H, Ramadan F. Radiographic resolution of community acquired bacterial pneumonia in the elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2004; 52:224-229.

 

28.  El Solh A. A clinical approach to the critically ill morbidly obese patient. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2004; 169: 557-561.

 

29.  El Solh A, Bhat A*, Gunen H, Peitrantoni C*, Berbary E. Extubation failure in the elderly. Respiratory Medicine 2004; 98: 661-668. 

 

30.  Ramadan H, El Solh A. Update on otolaryngology in critical care. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2004; 169: 1273-1277.

 

31.  El Solh A, Pietrantoni C*, Bhat A*, Bhora M*, Berbary E. Indicators of potentially drug resistant bacteria in severe nursing home acquired pneumonia. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004; 39: 474-480.

 

32.  El Solh A, Okada M, Pietrantoni C*, Aquilina A, Berbary E. Procoagulant and fibrinolytic activity in ventilator associated pneumonia: impact of inadequate antimicrobial therapy. Intensive Care Medicine 2004; 30:1914-1920.

 

33.  El Solh A, Pietrantoni C*, Bhat A*, Okada M, Zambon M, Aquilina A, Berbary E. Colonization of dental plaques: a reservoir of pathogens for hospital acquired pneumonia in institutionalized elders. Chest 2004; 126: 1575-1582.

 

34.  El Solh A, Brewer T*, Okada M, Bashir O*, Gough M. Indicators of recurrent hospitalization for pneumonia in the elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2004; 52: 2010-2015.

 

35.  Nara W*, El Solh A. Sleep disorders in the morbidly obese. Sleep Review 2004; 5: 28-32.

 

36.  Ramadan F, Masoodi N, El Solh A. Clinical factors associated with hyperkalemia in patients with congestive heart failure. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2005; 30: 233-239.

 

  1. Krausa M*, El Solh A. Asthma and obesity: the missing link. Advance for Managers of Respiratory Care 2005; 14:16-19.

 

38.  El Solh A, Abdo T*, Pineda L, Ramadan F, Berbary E. A longitudinal study of idiopathic exudative lymphocytic pleural effusion in the elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005; 53:1957-1960.

 

39.  El Solh A. Pneumonia in the elderly. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 2006; 2: 75-87.

 

40.  El Solh A, Bhora M*, Pineda L, Aquilina A, Abbetessa L, Berbary E. Alveolar plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 predicts ARDS in aspiration pneumonitis. Intensive Care Medicine 2006 32:110-15.

 

41.  El Solh A, Bhora M*, Pineda L, Dhillon R*. Nosocomial pneumonia in elderly patients following cardiac surgery. Respiratory Medicine 2006; 100:729-736.

 

42.  El Solh A, Saliba R*, Bosinski T, Grant B, Berbary E, Miller N. Allopurinol attenuates oxidative stress in obstructive sleep apnea. European Respiratory Journal 2006; 27: 997-1002

 

  1. Pineda L, Saliba R*, El Solh A. Effect of oral decontamination with chlorhexidine on the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia: a meta-analysis. Critical Care 2006; 10: R35

 

  1. El Solh A. Moxifloxacin in the treatment of elderly with community acquired pneumonia. Aging Health 2006; 2: 383-393.

 

  1. El Solh A, Pineda L, Bouquin P, Mankowski C. Association between inflammatory markers and functional decline after community acquired pneumonia in the elderly: a prospective cohort study. BMC Geriatrics 2006; 6:12.

 

  1. Schunemann H, Jaesckle R, Cook D, Bria W, Fahy B, El Solh A, Ernst A, Gould M, Horan K, Krishnan J, Manthous C, Maurer J, McNicholas W, Rubenfeld G, Turino G, Guyatt G on behalf of the ATS Documents and Development and Implementation Committee. An official ATS statement: Grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in guidelines. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2006; 174: 605-614.

 

  1. El Solh A, Aquilina A, Pineda L, Dhavantri V, Grant B, Bouquin P. Noninvasive ventilation for prevention of post extubation respiratory failure in obese patients.  European Respiratory Journal 2006; 28:588-595.

 

  1. Bosinski T, El Solh A. Recombinant factor VIIa, its clinical properties and the tissue factor pathway of coagulation. Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry 2006; 6: 1111-1117.

 

  1. El Solh A, Ramadan F. Overview of respiratory failure in older adults. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 2006; 21: 345-351.

 

  1. El Solh A, Jaafar W. A comparative study of surgical tracheotomy in critically ill morbidly obese patients. Critical Care 2007; 11:R3

 

  1. El Solh A, Chio G, Schultz M, Pineda L, Mankowski C. Clinical and hemostatic responses to treatment in ventilator-associated pneumonia: role of bacterial pathogens. Critical Care Medicine 2007; 35:490-496.

 

  1. Pineda L, El Solh A. Severe community-acquired pneumonia: an approach to therapy. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy 2007; 8: 593-606

 

  1. Goda C, Schultz M, El Solh A. Targeting lung coagulation disorders in acute lung injury. Easy as pie (PAI-1)? [letter] Critical Care Medicine 2007; 35: 1449

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinussi F*, Baddoura F, Mankowski C. Endothelial apoptosis in obstructive sleep apnea: a link to endothelial dysfunction. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2007; 175:1186-91.

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinnusi M*, Pineda L, Mankowski C. Diagnostic yield of quantitative endotracheal aspirates in patients with severe nursing home acquired pneumonia. Critical Care 2007; 11:R57.

 

  1. El Solh A, Aldik Z*, Alnabhan M*, Grant B. Predicting effective continuous positive airway pressure in sleep apnea using an artificial neural network. Sleep Medicine 2007; 8: 471-477.

 

  1. El Solh A, Alhajjhasan A*, Ramadan F, Pineda L. A comparative study of community-acquired and nursing-home acquired empyema thoracis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007; 55:1847-52.

 

  1. El Solh A, Schultz M. Decreased alveolar fibrinolysis in ventilator associated pneumonia: a species specific event. [letter] Anesthesiology 2007; 107:677

 

  1. El Solh A, Saliba R*. Pharmacologic Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia: A Systematic Review. The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 2007; 5: 352-362

 

  1. Akinnusi M*, El Solh A. The role of coagulation in pulmonary pathology. Inflammation & Allergy-Drug Targets 2007; 6: 201-209

 

  1. Akinnusi M*, Pineda L, El Solh A.  Impact of obesity on intensive care morbidity and mortality: a meta-analysis. Critical Care Medicine 2008; 36:151-158

 

  1. Bhat A, Shafi F, El Solh A. Pharmacotherapy of insomnia. Expert Opinion on

Pharmacotherapy 2008; 9: 201-209

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinnusi M*, Alsawalha L*, Pineda L. Outcome of septic shock in older adults following the implementation of the sepsis bundle. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2008; 56: 272-278

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinnusi M*, Peter M*, Berim I*, Schultz M, Pineda L. Triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells in pulmonary aspiration syndromes. Intensive Care Medicine (In Press).

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinnusi M*, Berim I*, Peter M*, Szarpa K. Hemostatic implications of endothelial cell apoptosis in obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep and Breathing (In Press)

 

 

Book Chapters

           

  1. El Solh A. Aspiration syndromes. In: Respiratory Emergencies. Fine, Kamholz, Ost eds. Hodder Co, London, UK; 2006, pp. 449-463.

 

  1. Shucard D, Parmenter B, El Solh A.  Computer Analysis of Sleep. In: Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, 2nd Edition. Webster J, Ed.  John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ; 2006, pp. 213-224.

 

  1. El Solh A. What are the special considerations in the management of the morbidly obese patients in the ICU?  In: The Evidenced Based Practice of Critical Care.  Neligan and Deutshman (editors). In Press

 

 

Abstracts

 

  1. Kumar NM, El Solh A, Schwartz SA, Lwebuga-Mukasa JS. HIV-1 TAT and GP120-derived peptides modulate rat lung alveolar epithelial cell protooncogenes, and cytokine gene expression. Great Lakes Lung Conference, Ontario, Canada 1994. 

 

  1. El Solh A, Kumar NM, Lwebuga-Mukasa JS. HIV-1 derived peptides modulate expression of protooncogenes in human bronchoalveolar carcinoma cell line, A549. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1995; 151: A161.

 

  1. El Solh A, Stubeusz DL, Grant BJB. Outcome of patients with AIDS requiring mechanical ventilation predicted by recursive partitioning. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1995; 151: A488.

 

  1. Kumar NM, El Solh A, Nair MPN, Schwartz SA, Lwebuga-Mukasa JS. Induction of protooncogenes and apoptosis in uninfected lung alveolar epithelial cells by HIV-1 derived peptides. Great Lakes Lung Conference, Ontario, Canada 1995.

 

  1. El Solh A, Grant BJB. A comparison of severity of illness scoring systems for critically ill obstetric patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996; 153: A362.   

 

  1. El Solh A, Mylotte J, Sherif S, Serghani J, Grant BJB. Validity of decision tree for predicting active pulmonary tuberculosis from clinical and radiographic data. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997; 155:A27.

 

  1. El Solh A, Nopper J, Sherif S, Aquilina A, Grant BJB. Comparison of clinical and radiographic manifestations of uncommon nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in AIDS patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997; 155:A334.

 

  1. Grant BJB, El Solh A, Stein PD. Artificial neural network for diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997; 155:A112.

 

  1. El Solh A, Mador J, Ten-Brock E, Shucard D, Grant BJB. Validity of an artificial neural network in predicting sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1998; 157:A852.

 

  1. Ten Brock E, El Solh A, Miller M, Schnapp M, Graham S, Houck J, Grant BJB. The effect of partial ventriculectomy on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Chest 1998; 114: 312S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Mylotte J, Sherif S, Serghani J, Aquilina A, Hsaio CB, Grant BJB. Prediction of active pulmonary tuberculosis using artificial neural network. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999; 159:A16.

 

  1. El Solh A, Hsaio CB, Goodnough S, Grant BJB. Outcome of patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia predicted by recursive partitioning. Chest 1999; 116: 369S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Sikka P*, Davies J, Aquilina A, Naughton B, Ramadan F, Grant BJB. Etiology of severe pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation in the elderly. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 161:A294.

 

  1. El Solh A, Braun M, Dmochowski J, Veeramachaneni S*, Magalang U, Draw A*, Mador J, Saberi A*, Grant BJB. The utility of oximetry in the diagnosis of patients with Cheyne-Stokes respiration: A novel approach. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 161:A356.

 

  1. El Solh A, Saltzman S, Ramadan F, Naughton B. Validity of artificial neural network in predicting discharge destination from a post acute geriatric rehabilitation unit. American Geriatric Society/AFAR. May 2000; P471: 190.

 

  1. Magalang U, Dmochowski J, Veeramachaneni S*, Draw A*, El Solh A, Grant BJB. Prediction of the apnea hypopnea index from overnight pulse oximetry. Eur Respir J 2000; 16 (Supp 31): 418S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Sikka P*, Draw A*, Bozkanat E, Jaafar W. Outcome of elderly patients with severe pneumonia: a comparison of classification tree and logistic regression model. Chest 2000; 118:78S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Sikka P*, Jaafar W, Bozkanat E. A comparison of severity of illness scoring systems for elderly patients with severe pneumonia. Chest 2000; 118: 242S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Sikka P*, Muhammad A*, Khan A*, Jaafar W, Bozkanat E. Outcome of critically obese patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 2000; 28: A113.

 

  1. El Solh A, Sikka P*, Ramadan F. Outcome of severe pneumonia in the elderly: Impact of functional status.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:A251.

 

  1. El Solh A, Sikka P*, Roth M, Mador MJ, Lwebuga-Mukassa J, Grant BJB. Plasma endothelin levels in coronary artery disease patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163: A35.

 

  1. Magalang UJ, Dmochowski J, Veermachaneni S*, Mador MJ, El Solh A, Draw A*, Grant BJB. Prediction of the apnea-hypopnea index using multiple adaptive regression splines. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:A386.

 

  1. El Solh A, Bozkanat E, Roth M, Mador J, Grant BJB. Association between plasma endothelin-1   levels and Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with congestive heart failure. Chest 2001; 120: 183S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Mador J, Sikka P*, Roth M, Dhillon R, Grant BJB. Adhesion molecules in coronary artery disease patients with sleep apnea. Chest 2001; 120:183S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Aquilina A, Ramadan F, Gunen H, Dhillon R, Fakih M, Davies J. Antimicrobial treatment failure in institutionalized elderly with severe pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 165: A 666.

 

  1. El Solh A, Gunen H, Dhillon R, Bashir M*. Radiographic resolution of pneumonia in the elderly. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 165: A634.

 

  1. Ramadan FH, Dhillon R, Bias A*, El Solh A. Clinical events associated with mortality in hospitalized older adults with adverse drug reactions. American Geriatrics Society 2002; 50(4): S111.

 

  1. Bhat A*, Gunen H, Dhillon R, Kohli S*, Jaafar W, El Solh A. Prognostic factors of extubation failure in the elderly. Chest 2002; 122: 37S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Kohli S*, Dhillon R, Bhat A*, Schunemann H. Impact of invasive and noninvasive samplings on outcome of ventilator associated pneumonia-a systematic review. Chest 2002; 122: 49S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Aquilina A, Peitrantoni C*, Bhat A*, Gifford N. Microbiology of severe aspiration in the elderly. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167: A 561.

 

  1. Peitrantoni C*, Abdo T*, Bashir O*, Bhat A*, El Solh A. Predictors of outcome and long-term survival of idiopathic lymphocytic pleural effusion in the elderly. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167: A 900.

 

  1. Kholi S*, El Solh A. A comparison of severity of illness scoring system for patients with liver cirrhosis presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastroenterology 2003; 124: A734.

 

  1. El Solh A, Okada M, Bhat A*, Pietrantoni C*. Swallowing disorders post orotracheal intubation in the elderly. Crit Care Med 2003; 31:A70.

 

  1. El Solh A, Pietrantoni C*, Bhat A*, Okada M, Zambon M, Aquilina A, Berbary E. Colonization of dental plaques: a reservoir of pathogens for hospital acquired pneumonia in institutionalized elders. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2004; 169: A878.

 

  1. El Solh A, Okada M, Dhillon R*, Aquilina A, Berbary E. Homeostatic activity in inadequately treated ventilator associated pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2004; 169: A373.

 

  1. El Solh A, Pietrantoni C*, Bhat A*, Milapchand Bhora*, Berbary E. Indicators of potentially drug resistant bacteria in severe nursing home acquired pneumonia. Chest 2004; 126: 845S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Brewer T*, Okada M, Bashir Omar*, Gough M. Indicators of late readmissions of elderly patients with community acquired pneumonia. Chest 2004; 126: 857S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Bhora M*, Dhillon R*, Aquilina T, Berbary E. Elevated levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 predict acute lung injury in aspiration pneumonitis. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2005; 2:A149

 

  1. El Solh A, Al-Nabhan M*, Bhora M*, Dhillon R*, Krausa M*. Morbid obesity is not associated with increased incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2005; 2:A425

 

40.  El Solh A, Abdo T, Pineda L, Ramadan F, Berbary E. A longitudinal study of idiopathic exudative lymphocytic pleural effusion in the elderly. Chest 2005; 128: 184S.

 

41.  El Solh A, Aquilina A, Pineda L, Berbary E. Empiric use of nocturnal CPAP in morbidly obese patients post extubation. Chest 2005; 128: 295S.

 

42.  El Solh A, Saliba R*, Bosinski T, Grant B, Berbary E. Allopurinol attenuates oxidative stress in obstructive sleep apnea.  Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2006; 3:A200.

 

43.  El Solh A, Pineda L, Aquilina A, Doppalapudi V, Berbary E. The pulmonary aspiration infection score: a classification tool and a guide to therapy. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2006; 3:A148

 

44.  El Solh A, Doppalapudi V, Pineda L, Nabhan M, Desai H*, Dhanvantri V*. Proinflammatory and phagocytic functions of alveolar macrophages are preserved in obesity. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2006; 3: A805

 

45.  Grant BJB, Choi Y, Sathananthan A, Magalang UJ, Grant GB, El Solh AA.  Model drift in a questionnaire that predicts severity of obstructive sleep apnea.  Sleep 2006; 29: A210.

 

  1. El Solh A, Chio G, Schultz M, Pineda L. Clinical and haemostatic responses to treatment in ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care Med 2006; 34:A18.

 

  1. El Solh A, Aquilina A, Pineda L, Grant B. Noninvasive ventilation for prevention of post extubation respiratory failure in obese patients.  Crit Care Med 2006; 34: A90.

 

  1. El Solh A, Jaafar W. A comparative study of surgical tracheotomy in critically ill morbidly obese patients. Crit Care Med 2006; 34:A95.

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinussi F*, Baddoura F, Mankowski C. Endothelial apoptosis in obstructive sleep apnea: a link to endothelial dysfunction. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 175:A355

 

  1. Akinnusi M*, Pineda L, El Solh A. Impact of obesity on intensive care morbidity and mortality: a meta-analysis. Chest 2007; 132: 441S.

 

  1. Akinnusi M*, Alsawalha L*, Pineda L, El Solh A. Outcome of Septic Shock in the Elderly Following the Implementation of the Sepsis "Bundle": A Propensity Adjusted Analysis. Chest 2007; 132: 494S.

 

  1. Akinnusi M*, Pineda L, Mankowski C, El Solh A. Diagnostic yield of quantitative endotracheal aspirates in patients with severe nursing home acquired pneumonia. Chest 2007; 132: 502S.

 

  1. El Solh A, Aldik Z*, Alnabhan M*, Grant BJ. Predicting effective continuous positive airway pressure in sleep apnea using an artificial neural network. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 (In Press)

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinnusi ME*, Berim IG*, Wiener-Kronish JP, Lynch S, Pineda LA, Patel A. Increased neutrophil apoptosis linked to persistent infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in ventilator associated pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 (In Press)

 

  1. El Solh A, Akinnusi ME*, Berim IG*, Peter AM*, Szarpa K. Hemostatic implications of endothelial cell apoptosis in obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 (In Press)

 

  1. El Solh A, Peter AM*, Berim IG*, Patel A*, Ramadan FH, Akinnusi ME*, Alfarah Z*, Siddiqui M. Antibiotic prescription pattern in hospitalized non critically ill nursing home patients with pneumonia Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 (In Press)

 

 

 

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