Ali El Solh.

Ali A. El Solh, MD, is the editor and co-author of "Critical Care Management of the Obese Patient," the first textbook about treating obese patients in intensive care.

El Solh Edits Groundbreaking Book on Obese Patients in Intensive Care

Published February 13, 2013

Ali A. El Solh, MD, professor of medicine, has edited and co-authored the first textbook on managing obese patients in critical care.

Comprehensive Resource

In 24 chapters, “Critical Care Management of the Obese Patient” covers all topics pertaining to the care of obese patients.

These include:

  • the physiology and consequences of obesity
  • positive pressure ventilation
  • management of obesity complications
  • hemodynamic monitoring and radiological investigations
  • postsurgical management
  • pharmacology
  • prognosis and ethics

For Residents, Fellows, Seasoned Physicians, Others

Published by Wiley-Blackwell of John Wiley & Sons, the book serves as a clinical resource for obesity specialists and emergency medicine physicians.

The text is useful for residents and fellows in emergency medicine, cardiovascular medicine, anesthesiology, internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Nursing students may also find the textbook helpful.

Written with Input from UB Physicians

In addition to serving as the textbook’s editor, El Solh co-wrote a chapter about the effects of obesity on respiratory physiology.

Two other UB faculty members from the Department of Medicine are among the book’s 56 contributors.

Philippe E. Jaoude, MD, clinical assistant professor, co-authored a chapter concerning obesity’s impact on respiratory physiology.

M. Jeffrey Mador, MD, associate professor, co-authored a chapter about mechanical ventilation.

Expertise in Morbid Obesity, Complementary Fields

El Solh specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

An authority on morbid obesity, he also has expertise in health care-associated pneumonia, sleep disorders and cardiovascular diseases.