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Nabil M Elkassabany, MD

Nabil M Elkassabany, MD

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
HUP Anesthesiology and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2158236700
Fax: 2158234171
Education:
MBBCh (Surgery and Medicine)
Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1995.
MS (Anesthesiology and Critical Care)
Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1999.
MSCE (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

1-pateint centered outcomes after regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks.
2- perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
3- the utility of high frequency jet ventilation in patients treated with catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

Description of Clinical Expertise

1- Regional anesthesia
2- Anesthesia for Orthopedic surgery
3- Anesthesia for Liver transplant
4-Anesthesia for Vascular surgery

Selected Publications

Neuman MD, Ellenberg SS, Sieber FE, Magaziner JS, Feng R, Carson JL and the REGAIN Investigators: Regional versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence after Hip Fracture (REGAIN): protocol for a pragmatic, international multicentre trial. BMJ Open 6, November 2016.

Elkassabany NM, Liu J, Mehta S, Pasarella M, Neuman M: Hospital characteristics and readmissions after hip fracture surgery. Journal of Ameican Geriatric Society June 2016.

Kamath AF, Nelson CL, Elkassabany NM, Guo Z, Liu J: Low Albumin Is a Risk Factor for Complications after Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Knee Surgery June 2016.

Wong A, Keeney L, Chen L, Williams R, Liu J, Elkassabany NM: Effect of local anesthetic concentration (0.2% vs. 0.1% ropivacaine) on pulmonary function, and analgesia after ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block: a randomized controlled study. Pain Medicine April 2016.

Elkassabany NM, Antosh S, Ahmed M, Nelson C, Israelite C, Cai LF, Badiola I, Williams R, Hughes C, Mariano E, Liu J: Risk of falls after total knee arthroplasty with the use of femoral nerve block versus adductor canal block; a double blinded randomized controlled study. Anesthesia Analgesia March 2016.

Neuman MD, Mehta S, Bannister ER, Hesketh PJ, Horan AD, Elkassabany NM. MSCE: Pilot randomized controlled trial of spinal versus general anesthesia for hip fracture surgery. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 2016 Notes: accepted for publication.

Walls J, Abraham D, Elkassabany NM, Nelson C, Kamath A, Liu J: Hypoalbuminemia more than morbid obesity is an independent predictor of complications after total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty 30(12): 2290-5, December 2015.

Nelson C, Elkassabany NM, Kamath A, Liu J: Low albumin levels, more than morbid obesity, are associated with complications after TKA. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 437(10): 3163-72, October 2015.

Elkassabany NM, Cai Lu F, Mehta S, Jaimo A, Polomano RM, Hogg R, Liu J: Does regional anesthesia improve the quality of postoperative pain management and the quality of recovery in patients undergoing operative repair of lower extremity fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 29(9): 404-9, September 2015.

Liu J, Elkassabany NM, Nelson C, Poultsides L, Memtsoudis S: Staging bilateral total knee arthroplasty during the same hospitalization: the impact of timing. Journal of Arthroplasty 30(7): 1172-6, July 2015.

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Last updated: 11/16/2016
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