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Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour

Critical Care
Boston, MA
19 years experience

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Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Not described : Never heard or read of an association between what you describe and lung disease. But you could ask a doc for a full examination (history and physical... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
No: Anxiety does not cause hypoxia.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
At least >24hrs: Ct scan will only show "hypoxic" areas of the brain > 24 hours after the loss of oxygen. For that, MRI is better.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Case by case: Large studies suggest that overall mortality from ARDS has decreased over the years to just under 30%. But these are just statistics and every patient... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Yes/child, no/adult: Artificial cranial deformation is a form of body alteration that some american and african tribes used to practice. It was achieved by applying consta... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
YES! very likely: The ph is very likley related to the sleep apnea. Don't worry about the pressure numbers at this point, focus on treating the sleep apnea. The ph can ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
It can: If your ph is due to heart failure... Otherwise wont help.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Acute bronchitis: If symptoms are acute, most certainly viral. Stay hydrated. Things should improve. If things get worse (high fevers, chest pain, difficulty breathing)... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
No difference: Noradrenaline is a precursor of adrenaline; the former is converted to the latter. So, actions are the same.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Above normal range : Potassium is a natural element important for bodily functions. The body regulates its blood levels very tightly. Too high or too low causes problems, ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain is the typical symptom of heart attack. Other symptoms include dizziness and lightheadedness, and sometime nausea and abdominal pain, altho... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Ascites: Symptoms of non-functioning liver include sleepiness and confusion (encephalopathy), fluid in the belly (ascites), muscle wasting, jaundice, low blood... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Careful: Delicate situation. Treating pain is essential but some pain meds can cause side effects au has low blood pressure and sleepiness. Patients with liver... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Would not worry: Not certain what you are looking for, but you seem not to have respiratory issues to prompt a work up for a1at deficiency. I would not do further test... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Unrelated: If your leg/thigh are painful or swollen, then should be concerned about a deep vein thrombosis (cause of pe).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
No: But could be a sign of hypothyroidism. Simple blood test.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Get checked: There are many causes for shortness of breath, which vary from anxiety to infection to heart or lung problems. If you are concerned, the best thing yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Respiratory support: Although emts can't confirm or treat suspected hemothorax (need x-ray) they can support the patients breathing with oxygen or intubation (if needed) u... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Yes: Most inflammatory problems, which includes pneumonia, can cause a d-dimer ot be high.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Low blood supply: Low blood supply to the body will cause all organs to malfunction and fail if not corrected. Low blood supply can be caused by heart failure, low bloo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Bronchitis: Coughing up phlegm could be due to sinusitis or bronchitis or both. A full history and physical ex by a doc can help get to the bottom of this. Good l... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
Critical Care 19 years experience
Sort of: Although they are symptoms of co poisoning, other things are more likely such as allergy to household irritants such as mold or tobacco. Having said t... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abdulnour is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abdulnour is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No other health issues and feel a bit better today. Cough is looser.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon
Graduated 2003MD
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