Muhamad Elrashidi

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AIMS Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is the reference standard for the assessment of the functional significance of coronary artery stenoses, but is underutilized in daily clinical practice. We aimed to study long-term outcomes of FFR-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the general clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS In this retrospective(More)
Pregnancy and its impact on graduate medical training are not well understood. To examine the effect of gender and pregnancy for Internal Medicine (IM) residents on evaluations by peers and faculty. This was a retrospective cohort study. All IM residents in training from July 1, 2004–June 30, 2014, were included. Female residents who experienced pregnancy(More)
BACKGROUND Sex-specific differences affect the evaluation, treatment, and prognosis of coronary artery disease. We tested the hypothesis that long-term outcomes of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are different between women and men. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive 1090 patients, referred for PCI and undergoing(More)
INTRODUCTION Tobacco dependence remains a global epidemic and the largest preventable cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Smoking cessation has benefits at all ages but remains challenging for several reasons, among which are the complexities of nicotine addiction and limitations of available pharmacotherapies. AREAS COVERED This review(More)
Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death and disability worldwide. Obesity increases the risk for clinically identifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as a host of other metabolic, sleep, and orthopedic disorders. Coordinated and systematic interventions are needed to manage obesity and reduce these risks. The Obesity 2(More)
OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that the frequency of emergency department (ED) visits, outpatient clinic visits, and hospitalizations were higher among children with higher body mass index (BMI) categories, even after controlling for demographics, socioeconomic status, and presence of other chronic medical conditions. METHODS We obtained electronic(More)
BACKGROUND Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound has been shown to improve procedural outcomes and physical examination accuracy in multiple settings. There are limited data regarding the optimal way to train nonradiologists in POC ultrasound. This is a primary barrier to more widespread use of ultrasound in the physical examination. OBJECTIVE We created a(More)
INTRODUCTION Secure messages on a patient portal allow patients to asynchronously communicate with their healthcare teams. Patients can use this mode of communication to transmit data such as home blood pressure (BP) measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, we examined 52,373 secure messages for content related to home BP(More)
The obesity epidemic is a significant public health issue with adverse impact on health and costs. Applying a life-course perspective to obesity may advance our understanding of the influence of obesity over time on patterns of healthcare utilization in young and middle-aged United States (US) adults.We identified baseline body mass index (BMI) and BMI(More)