Faraj Abdallah

MD

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Biography

Specific research interests:

  • Rebound pain after nerve blocks
  • Transition from acute to persistent post-surgical pain
  • Prevention of chronic pain following breast cancer surgery
  • The role of regional anesthesia in the management of pain following joint surgery
  • Ultrasound-guided truncal blocks
  • The use of local anesthetic adjuvants to prolong the duration of nerve blocks
  • The effect of regional anesthesia on the quality of recovery following surgery
  • Ultrasound scanning of the airway
  • Observational studies, randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses

Recent Publications

  1. Hussain, N, Abdallah, FW. Reply to authors: effectiveness of continuous adductor canal block. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023; :. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2022-104323. PubMed PMID:36635045 .
  2. Hussain, N, Brull, R, Zhou, S, Schroell, R, McCartney, C, Sawyer, T et al.. Analgesic benefits of single-shot versus continuous adductor canal block for total knee arthroplasty: a systemic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023;48 (2):49-60. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2022-103756. PubMed PMID:36351742 .
  3. Albaum, JM, Abdallah, FW, Ahmed, MM, Siddiqui, U, Brull, R. What Is the Risk of Postoperative Neurologic Symptoms After Regional Anesthesia in Upper Extremity Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2022;480 (12):2374-2389. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000002367. PubMed PMID:36083846 .
  4. Patel, V, Patel, V, Abdallah, F, Whelan, D, Bansal, S, Gabra, M et al.. The analgesic benefit of Pericapsular Nerve Group (PENG) block in hip arthroscopic surgery: a retrospective pragmatic analysis at an academic health center. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2022-103743. PubMed PMID:36008086 .
  5. Fanelli, A, Balzani, E, Memtsoudis, S, Abdallah, FW, Mariano, ER. Regional anesthesia techniques and postoperative delirium: systematic review and meta-analysis. Minerva Anestesiol. 2022;88 (6):499-507. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.22.16076-1. PubMed PMID:35164487 .
  6. Chan, B, Ward, S, Abdallah, FW, Jones, C, Papachristos, A, Chin, K et al.. Opioid prescribing and utilization patterns in patients having elective hip and knee arthroplasty: association between prescription patterns and opioid consumption. Can J Anaesth. 2022;69 (8):953-962. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-02145-5. PubMed PMID:34873641 .
  7. Hussain, N, Abdallah, FW. In reply to Dr Yi and colleagues and Dr Tang and colleagues. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022;47 (2):143. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2021-102956. PubMed PMID:34344769 .
  8. Melton, N, Talarico, R, Abdallah, F, Beaulé, PE, Boet, S, Forster, AJ et al.. Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Potentially Attributable Adverse Events in Older People with Hip Fracture: A Retrospective Population-based Cohort Study. Anesthesiology. 2021;135 (3):454-462. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003863. PubMed PMID:34237127 .
  9. Liu, CW, Page, MG, Weinrib, A, Wong, D, Huang, A, McRae, K et al.. Predictors of one year chronic post-surgical pain trajectories following thoracic surgery. J Anesth. 2021;35 (4):505-514. doi: 10.1007/s00540-021-02943-7. PubMed PMID:34002257 .
  10. Hussain, N, Brull, R, Sheehy, B, Dasu, M, Weaver, T, Abdallah, FW et al.. Does the addition of iPACK to adductor canal block in the presence or absence of periarticular local anesthetic infiltration improve analgesic and functional outcomes following total knee arthroplasty? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021;46 (8):713-721. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2021-102705. PubMed PMID:33990436 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Anesthesiologist, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto