Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Mahmoud Elbarbary

EDIC, PhD (Critical care), MSc. (cardiology), MD, MBBCH

Assistant Professor (part-time), Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact






Academic Interests

Research activities, publications and interest are focused on critical care, guideline development, medical decision making, medical ethics, systematic reviews, decision analysis and in adult teaching techniques.

Selected Publications

    1. Development of evidence based clinical recommendations and consensus statements in the critical ultrasound field.  Why and how? Crit. Ultrasound J (ISSN 2036-3176, Vol. 2, No. 3) Mahmoud Elbarbary-Lawrence A. Melniker-Giovanni Volpicelli-Lucia Neri-T.Petrovic-E.Storti-M.Blaivas (Springer-Verlag (2010) 10.1007/s13089-010-0050-3)
    2. Ultrasound performs better than radiographs  (letter)  Agricola E et al. Thorax (2010).doi:10.1136/thx.2010.153239
    3. Better Medical Education and Health Care Through Point-of-Care Ultrasound  (letter) Hoppmann R, Blaivas M, Elbarbary M.   Acad Med. 2012 Feb;87(2):134.
    4. Ultrasonography assessment of vocal cords mobility in children after cardiac surgery Ghassan A. Shaath ⇑, Abdulraouf Jijeh, Ahmad Alkurdi, Sameh Ismail,Mahmoud Elbarbary, Mohamed S. Kabbani Journal of the Saudi Heart Association Volume 24, Issue 3, Pages 187-190, July 2012
    5. International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound Giovanni Volpicelli et al; Intensive Care Medicine, April 2012, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 577-591
    6. Evidence-based consensus on the insertion of central venous access devices: definition of minimal requirements for training N. Moureau1, M. Lamperti2*, L. J. Kelly3, R. Dawson4, M. Elbarbary5, A. J. H. van Boxtel6 and M. Pittiruti7; British Journal of Anesthesia, doi: 10.1093/bja/aes 499
    7. GRADE guidelines 15: Going from evidence to recommendation-determinants of a recommendation’s direction and strength Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (2013) J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;66(7):726-35. doi: 0.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.02.003. Epub 2013 Apr 6.
    8. Ultrasound for the Anesthesiologists: Present and Future The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2013, Article ID683685,
    9. Impact of Chylothorax on the early postoperative outcome after pediatric cardiovascular surgery Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, JSHA-D-13-00113
    10. Competence in paediatric central venous lines placement: (letter) British Journal of Anaesthesia, doi:10.1093/bja/aet557

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