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Nader M. Habashi

Nader M. Habashi M.D., FACP, FCCP

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Room T4R43
Phone: (410) 328-6846
Fax: (410) 328-7175

Research Interests:

Extracorporeal Life Support Modalities to include:
- Extracorporeal Lung Assist via veno-veno route as an advanced modality to support Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
- Extracorporeal hepatic bypass as a means to facilitate repair of massive hepatic and retro-hepatic caval injuries.
- Plasma exchange and plasma filtration for Streptococcal Shock and possibly Gram Negative Shock
- Continuous dialysis and/or ultrafiltration:
       a. impact upon survival in patients with multi-organ failure
       b. solute clearance
       c. nutritional aspects and nutritional implications of continuous dialytic modalities
       d. cytokine clearance during continuous dialytic modalities

Advanced Respiratory Failure
- Positional therapy for ARDS
- Endobronchial techniques for control of broncopleural fistulas
- Alternative techniques to minimize ventilator induced lung injury
- Prevalence of ARDS in the State of Maryland

Jugular Venous Monitoring for Therapy of Intracranial Hypertention

Transport of the Critically Ill Patient
- Mobile ICU Transport/Inter-hospital transport of the extremely ill

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Acute Lung Injury
- Ventilation induced lung injury
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
- Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal
- Extracorporeal Liver Exclusion for traumatic liver injury
- Liquid Breathing/Perflourocarbons
- Biomedical Development of Artificial Membrane Lung for Respiratory Failure

Prone Positioning in Respiratory Failure
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Plasmapheresis


Habashi NM, Andrews PL., “Ventilator strategies for posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome:
airway pressure release ventilation and the role of spontaneous breathing in critically ill patients”,
Current Opinion in Critical Care, 10:549-557, 2004.

Habashi NM, “Other approaches to open-lung ventilation:  Airway Pressure Release Ventilation”,
Critical Care Medicine, No. 3, Vol. 33, S228-S240.