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Majid Afshar
Assistant Professor
Primary Department
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Joint Department
Health Informatics and Data Science
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Acute Respiratory Failure
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Outpatient Center
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Pulmonary Disease
Medical School
Rush Medical College of Rush University
Rush University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
University of Maryland/VAMC Baltimore, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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Afshar, M; Brozek, JL; Soghier, I; Tamae Kakazu, M; Wilson, KC; Masa, JF; Mokhlesi, BThe Role of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Adults with Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2019 ;
Lopansri, BK; Miller Iii, RR; Burke, JP; Levy, M; Opal, S; Rothman, RE; D'Alessio, FR; Sidhaye, VK; Balk, R; Greenberg, JA; Yoder, M; Patel, GP; Gilbert, E; Afshar, M; Parada, JP; Martin, GS; Esper, AM; Kempker, JA; Narasimhan, M; Tsegaye, A; Hahn, S; Mayo, P; McHugh, L; Rapisarda, A; Sampson, D; Brandon, RA; Seldon, TA; Yager, TD; Brandon, RBPhysician agreement on the diagnosis of sepsis in the intensive care unit: estimation of concordance and analysis of underlying factors in a multicenter cohort. Journal of intensive care 2019 ;7
Afshar, M; Phillips, A; Karnik, N; Mueller, J; To, D; Gonzalez, R; Price, R; Cooper, R; Joyce, C; Dligach, DNatural language processing and machine learning to identify alcohol misuse from the electronic health record in trauma patients: development and internal validation. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2019 ;26(3)
Eguia, E; Cobb, AN; Baker, MS; Joyce, C; Gilbert, E; Gonzalez, R; Afshar, M; Churpek, MMRisk factors for infection and evaluation of Sepsis-3 in patients with trauma. American Journal of Surgery 2019 ;
Han, YY; Jerschow, E; Forno, E; Hua, S; Mossavar-Rahmani, Y; Perreira, K; Sotres-Alvarez, D; Afshar, M; Punjabi, NM; Thyagarajan, B; Shivappa, N; Hébert, JR; Kaplan, RC; Celedón, JCDietary Patterns, Asthma, and Lung Function in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2019 ;
To, D; Sharma, B; Karnik, N; Joyce, C; Dligach, D; Afshar, MValidation of an Alcohol Misuse Classifier in Hospitalized Patients. Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) 2019 ;
Afshar, M; Dligach, D; Sharma, B; Cai, X; Boyda, J; Birch, S; Valdez, D; Zelisko, S; Joyce, C; Modave, F; Price, RDevelopment and application of a high throughput natural language processing architecture to convert all clinical documents in a clinical data warehouse into standardized medical vocabularies. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2019 ;
Mokhlesi, B; Masa, JF; Brozek, JL; Gurubhagavatula, I; Murphy, PB; Piper, AJ; Tulaimat, A; Afshar, M; Balachandran, JS; Dweik, RA; Grunstein, RR; Hart, N; Kaw, R; Lorenzi-Filho, G; Pamidi, S; Patel, BK; Patil, SP; Pépin, JL; Soghier, I; Tamae Kakazu, M; Teodorescu, MEvaluation and Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 2019 ;200(3)
Soghier, I; Brozek, JL; Afshar, M; Tamae Kakazu, M; Wilson, KC; Masa, JF; Mokhlesi, BNoninvasive Ventilation versus CPAP as Initial Treatment of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2019 ;
Afshar, M; Joyce, C; Dligach, D; Sharma, B; Kania, R; Xie, M; Swope, K; Salisbury-Afshar, E; Karnik, NSSubtypes in patients with opioid misuse: A prognostic enrichment strategy using electronic health record data in hospitalized patients. PLoS ONE 2019 ;14(7)
Afshar, M; Arain, E; Ye, C; Gilbert, E; Xie, M; Lee, J; Churpek, MM; Durazo-Arvizu, R; Markossian, T; Joyce, CPatient Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of a Sepsis Care Quality Improvement Program in a Health System. Critical care medicine 2019 ;
Lowery, EM; Afshar, M; West, N; Kovacs, EJ; Smith, B; Joyce, CSelf-reported alcohol use in the cystic fibrosis community. Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society 2019 ;
Dligach, D; Afshar, M; Miller, TToward a clinical text encoder: pretraining for clinical natural language processing with applications to substance misuse. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2019 ;
Rech, MA; Mosier, MJ; McConkey, K; Zelisko, S; Netzer, G; Kovacs, EJ; Afshar, MOutcomes in Burn-Injured Patients Who Develop Sepsis. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2019 ;
Bhavani, SV; Carey, KA; Gilbert, ER; Afshar, M; Verhoef, PA; Churpek, MMIdentifying Novel Sepsis Subphenotypes Using Temperature Trajectories. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 2019 ;
Frankel,J. H.; Boe,D. M.; Albright,J. M.; O'Halloran,E. B.; Carter,S. R.; Davis,C. S.; Ramirez,L.; Burnham,E. L.; Gamelli,R. L.; Afshar,M.; Kovacs,E. J.Age-related immune responses after burn and inhalation injury are associated with altered clinical outcomes Experimental gerontology 2018 ;105:78-86
Yang, P; Formanek, P; Scaglione, S; Afshar, MRisk Factors and Outcomes of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Critically Ill Patients with Cirrhosis. Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology 2018 ;
Afshar, M; Burnham, EL; Joyce, C; Kovacs, EJ; Lowery, EMOptimal Cut-Points for Phosphatidylethanol Vary by Clinical Setting: Response to Nguyen and Seth's (2018) Letter to the Editor. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research 2018 ;
Eguia, E; Cobb, AN; Kothari, AN; Molefe, A; Afshar, M; Aranha, GV; Kuo, PCImpact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid Expansion on Cancer Admissions and Surgeries. Annals of Surgery 2018 ;
Wilkinson, AN; Afshar, M; Ali, O; Bhatti, W; Hasday, JD; Netzer, G; Verceles, ACEffects of binge alcohol consumption on sleep and inflammation in healthy volunteers. The Journal of international medical research 2018 ;
Afshar, M; Burnham, EL; Joyce, C; Gagnon, R; Dunn, R; Albright, JM; Ramirez, L; Repine, JE; Netzer, G; Kovacs, EJInjury Characteristics and von Willebrand Factor for the Prediction of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Patients With Burn Injury: Development and Internal Validation. Annals of Surgery 2018 ;
Formanek, P; Salisbury-Afshar, E; Afshar, MHelping Patients With ESRD and Earlier Stages of CKD to Quit Smoking. American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2018 ;72(2)
Hulsebus, HJ; Curtis, BJ; Molina, PE; Afshar, M; Boule, LA; Morris, N; Keshavarzian, A; Kolls, JK; Yeligar, SM; Price, ME; Wyatt, TA; Choudhry, MA; Kovacs, EJSummary of the 2017 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) 2018 ;69
Lowery, EM; Walsh, M; Yong, M; Kovacs, EJ; Joyce, C; Afshar, MUse of alcohol biomarkers to identify alcohol misuse in organ donors. Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) 2018 ;73
Miller Iii,R. R.; Lopansri,B. K.; Burke,J. P.; Levy,M.; Opal,S.; Rothman,R. E.; D'Alessio,F. R.; Sidhaye,V. K.; Aggarwal,N. R.; Balk,R.; Greenberg,J. A.; Yoder,M.; Patel,G.; Gilbert,E.; Afshar,M.; Parada,J. P.; Martin,G. S.; Esper,A. M.; Kempker,J. A.; Narasimhan,M.; Tsegaye,A.; Hahn,S.; Mayo,P.; van der Poll,T.; Schultz,M. J.; Scicluna,B. P.; Klein Klouwenberg,P.; Rapisarda,A.; Seldon,T. A.; McHugh,L. C.; Yager,T. D.; Cermelli,S.; Sampson,D.; Rothwell,V.; Newman,R.; Bhide,S.; Kirk,J. T.; Navalkar,K.; Davis,R. F.; Brandon,R. A.; Brandon,R. B.Validation of a Host Response Assay, Septicyte LAB, for Discriminating Sepsis from SIRS in the ICU AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE 2018 ; :
Eguia, E; Cobb, AN; Kirshenbaum, EJ; Afshar, M; Kuo, PCRacial and Ethnic Postoperative Outcomes After Surgery: The Hispanic Paradox. The Journal of surgical research 2018 ;232
Afshar, M; Joyce, C; Oakey, A; Formanek, P; Yang, P; Churpek, MM; Cooper, RS; Zelisko, S; Price, R; Dligach, DA Computable Phenotype for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium 2018 ;2018
Afshar,M.; Albrecht,J. S.Letter to the Editor: Ding Q, Wang Z, Shen M, Su Z, and Shen L (2017) Acute Alcohol Exposure and Risk of Mortality of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research 2017 ;41(12):2217-2218
Afshar,M.; Burnham,E. L.; Joyce,C.; Clark,B. J.; Yong,M.; Gaydos,J.; Cooper,R. S.; Smith,G. S.; Kovacs,E. J.; Lowery,E. M.Cut-Point Levels of Phosphatidylethanol to Identify Alcohol Misuse in a Mixed Cohort Including Critically Ill Patients Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research 2017 ;41(10):1745-1753
Afshar,M.; Netzer,G.; Mosier,M. J.; Cooper,R. S.; Adams,W.; Burnham,E. L.; Kovacs,E. J.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Kliethermes,S.The Contributing Risk of Tobacco Use for ARDS Development in Burn-Injured Adults With Inhalation Injury Respiratory care 2017 ;62(11):1456-1465
Afshar,M.; Press,V. G.; Robison,R. G.; Kho,A. N.; Bandi,S.; Biswas,A.; Avila,P. C.; Kumar,H. V. M.; Yu,B.; Naureckas,E. T.; Nyenhuis,S. M.; Codispoti,C. D.A computable phenotype for asthma case identification in adult and pediatric patients: External validation in the Chicago Area Patient-Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma 2017 ; :1-8
Afshar,M.; Wu,D.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Aguilar,F. G.; Kalhan,R.; Davis,S. M.; Kaplan,R.; Klein,O. L.; Mende,E. P.; Pattany,M. S.; Daviglus,M. L.Association of Serum Lipids and Obstructive Lung Disease in Hispanic/Latino Adults of Diverse Backgrounds Journal of pulmonary & respiratory medicine 2017 ;7(4):10.4172/2161-105X.1000419. Epub 2017 Aug 31
Albrecht,J. S.; Afshar,M.; Stein,D. M.; Smith,G. S.Alcohol is Not Protective against Mortality Following Traumatic Brain Injury American Journal of Epidemiology 2017 ; :
Rech,M. A.; Mosier,M. J.; Zelisko,S.; Netzer,G.; Kovacs,E. J.; Afshar,M.Comparison of Automated Methods Versus the American Burn Association Sepsis Definition to Identify Sepsis and Sepsis With Organ Dysfunction/Septic Shock in Burn-Injured Adults Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2017 ; :
Krochmal,R. L.; Blenko,J. W.; Afshar,M.; Netzer,G.; Roy,S. C.; Wiegand,D. L.; Shanholtz,C. B.Family Presence at First Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Subsequent Limitations on Care in the Medical Intensive Care Unit American Journal of Critical Care : An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2017 ;26(3):221-228
Albright,J. M.; Dunn,R. C.; Shults,J. A.; Boe,D. M.; Afshar,M.; Kovacs,E.Advanced Age Alters Monocyte and Macrophage Responses Antioxidants & redox signaling 2016 ; :
Afshar,M.; Foster,C. L.; Layden,J. E.; Burnham,E. L.Azithromycin use and outcomes in severe sepsis patients with and without pneumonia Journal of critical care 2016 ;32:120-125
Afshar,M.; Poole,J. A.; Cao,G.; Durazo,R.; Cooper,R. C.; Kovacs,E. J.; Sisson,J. H.Exhaled nitric oxide levels among adults with excessive alcohol consumption Chest 2016 ; :
Dixon,R. K.; Britt,E. J.; Netzer,G. A.; Afshar,M.; Burke,A.; Liu,S.; Jean,J.; Shah,N. G.Ten-year Single Center Experience of Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumors and Diagnostic Yield of Bronchoscopic Biopsy LUNG 2016 ;194(6):905-910
O'Halloran,E. B.; Curtis,B. J.; Afshar,M.; Chen,M. M.; Kovacs,E. J.; Burnham,E. L.Alveolar macrophage inflammatory mediator expression is elevated in the setting of alcohol use disorders Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) 2016 ;50:43-50
Afshar,M.; Smith,G. S.; Cooper,R. S.; Murthi,S.; Netzer,G.Trauma indices for prediction of acute respiratory distress syndrome The Journal of surgical research 2016 ;201(2):394-401
Mansoor,S.; Afshar,M.; Barrett,M.; Smith,G. S.; Barr,E. A.; Lissauer,M. E.; McCurdy,M. T.; Murthi,S. B.; Netzer,G.Acute respiratory distress syndrome and outcomes after near hanging The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 ;33(3):359-362
Afshar,M.; Richards,S.; Mann,D.; Cross,A.; Smith,G. B.; Netzer,G.; Kovacs,E.; Hasday,J.Acute immunomodulatory effects of binge alcohol ingestion Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) 2015 ;49(1):57-64
Afshar,M.; Netzer,G.; Murthi,S.; Smith,G. S.Alcohol exposure, injury, and death in trauma patients The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2015 ;79(4):643-648
Afshar,M.; Netzer,G.; Salisbury-Afshar,E.; Murthi,S.; Smith,G. S.Injured patients with very high blood alcohol concentrations Injury 2015 ; :
Verceles,A. C.; Corwin,D. S.; Afshar,M.; Friedman,E. B.; McCurdy,M. T.; Shanholtz,C.; Oakjones,K.; Zubrow,M. T.; Titus,J.; Netzer,G.Half of the family members of critically ill patients experience excessive daytime sleepiness Intensive care medicine 2014 ;40(8):1124-1131
Afshar,M.; Smith,G. S.; Terrin,M. L.; Barrett,M.; Lissauer,M. E.; Mansoor,S.; Jeudy,J.; Netzer,G.Blood alcohol content, injury severity, and adult respiratory distress syndrome The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2014 ;76(6):1447-1455
Afshar,M.; Netzer,G.The international epidemiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome: how can we think locally and measure globally?* Critical care medicine 2014 ;42(3):739-740
Afshar,M.; Netzer,G.Update in critical care for the nephrologist: transfusion in nonhemorrhaging critically ill patients Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2013 ;20(1):30-38
Shah,N. G.; Cowan,M. J.; Pickering,E.; Sareh,H.; Afshar,M.; Fox,D.; Marron,J.; Davis,J.; Herold,K.; Shanholtz,C. B.; Hasday,J. D.Nonpharmacologic approach to minimizing shivering during surface cooling: a proof of principle study Journal of critical care 2012 ;27(6):746.e1-746.e8
Afshar,M.; Collado,F.; Doukky,R.Pulmonary hypertension in elderly patients with diastolic dysfunction and preserved ejection fraction The open cardiovascular medicine journal 2012 ;6:1-8
Afshar,M.; Raju,M.; Ansell,D.; Bleck,T. P.Narrative review: tetanus-a health threat after natural disasters in developing countries Annals of Internal Medicine 2011 ;154(5):329-335
Afshar,M.; Kim,A. W.; Liptay,M. J.; Leyenson,V.; Wirtz,W.; Kahan,E.; Ries,M.A 74-year-old man with an enlarging pleural-based mass that was not a mesothelioma The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon 2009 ;57(4):244-246