Ali Al-Alwan

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To evaluate the outcomes, including long-term survival, after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in mechanically ventilated patients. We analyzed Medicare data from 1994 to 2005 to identify beneficiaries who underwent in-hospital CPR. We then identified a subgroup receiving CPR one or more days after mechanical ventilation was initiated [defined by ICD-9(More)
RATIONALE The pathogenesis of asthma in obesity is poorly understood, but may be related to breathing at low lung volumes. OBJECTIVES To determine if lung function in obese patients with asthma and control subjects would respond differently to weight loss. METHODS Lung function was evaluated by conventional clinical tests and by impulse oscillometry in(More)
Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is a syndrome characterized by the intermittent, abnormal paradoxical adduction of the true vocal cords during respiration resulting in variable upper airway obstruction. It is also commonly referred to as paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. Patients with VCD usually present with intermittent shortness of breath of varying(More)
MEDICINE & HEALTH/RHODE ISLAND Pneumonia, along with influenza, is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. Pneumonia is common within all age ranges and comprises a significant cause of mortality, particularly in elderly individuals. Although the introduction of antibiotics substantially reduced the mortality associated with pneumonia,(More)
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