Soraya Abbasi

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Staff Neonatologist , Section on Newborn Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Hospital
Director of Neonatal Pulmonary Function Research Library, Pennsylvania Hospital
Senior Physician in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatrician to the hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital
Director of Neonatal Outpatient and Apnea Program, Pennsylvania Hospital
Director of Clinical Research, Pennsylvania Hospital
Associate Section Chief , Newborn Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
CHOP Newborn Care
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-3301
Fax: 215-829-7211

Pre-medical, Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran, 1967.
Pahlavi University Medical School, Shiraz, Iran, 1975.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Abbasi evaluates neonatal lung function and the safety and efficacy of common tocolytic agents used to prevent preterm delivery and studies the optimal dose and frequency and gestational age ranges for antenatal corticosteroids treatment.

Selected Publications

Sivieri E, Gerdes JS, Abbasi S: Effect of High Flow Nasal Cannula flow rate, cannula size, and nares diameter on generated airway pressures: An in vitro study. Pediatric Pulmonology 2012.

Abbasi S, Oxford C, Gerdes J, Sehdev H, Ludmir J: Antenatal corticosteroids prior to 24 weeks gestation and neonatal outcome of extremely low birth weight infants. Am J Perinatol 27: 61-66, 2010 Notes:

Bingham PM, Ashikaga T, Abbasi S: Prospective study of non-nutritive sucking and feeding skills in premature infants. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, doi:10.1136/adc.2009.164186 November, 2009.

Tehrani F, Abbasi S: Evaluation of a computerized system for mechanical ventilation of infants. J Clin Monit Comput 23(2): 93-104, April 2009.

Watterberg KI, Shaffer ML, Mishefske MJ, Leach CL, Mammel MC, Couser RJ, Abbasi S, Petit K, Cole CH, Aucott SW, Thilo EH, Rozycki HJ, Backstrom Lacy C: Growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes after early low-dose hydrocortisone treatment in extremely low birth weight infants. Pediatrics 120(7): 40-48, 2007.

Sehdev HM, Abbasi S, Novemberiano D, Gerdes JS, Robertson P, Ludmir J: The effects of the time interval from antenatal corticosteroid exposure to delivery on neonatal outcome of very low birth weight infants. Am J Obstet and Gynecol 191: 1409-1413, 2004.

Bingham PM, Abbasi S, Sivieri E: A pilot study of milk odor effect on non-nutritive sucking by premature infants. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 157(1): 72-75, 2003.

Abbasi S, Gerdes JS, Sehdev HM, Samimi SS, Ludmir J: Neonatal outcome after exposure to indomethacin in utero: A retrospective case cohort study. Am J Obstet and Gynecol 189(3): 782-785, 2003.

Seri I, Abbasi S, Wood DC, Gerdes JS: Regional hemodynamic effects of dopamine in indomethacin-treated preterm infant. J Perinatology 22: 300-305, 2002.

Gupta GK, Cole CH, Abbasi S, Demissie S, Njinimbam C, Nielson H, Colton T, Frantz ID: Effects of early-inhaled beclomethasone therapy on tracheal aspirate inflammatory mediators IL-8 and IL-1ra in preterm ventilated infants at risk for development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. J Ped Pulmonology 30: 275-281, 2000.

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