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Adam Rahman

Adam Rahman

Contact Information

St. Joseph's Health Centre,
268 Grosvenor St., London, N6A 4V2
Tel: 519.646.6100 ext. 64320
Fax: 519.646.6130

Research Interests/Specialization

Referrals - General Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition including TPN, Feeding tubes, Celiac disease

Special Interests - Outcomes research in malnourished populations, pharmaco-nutrition in critically ill patients, feeding issues in post-surgical patients

Procedures - Upper endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy tubes, Dilatation

After training in internal medicine and gastroenterology in Ontario, Dr. Rahman completed advanced training in clinical nutrition at the University of Chicago.  He subsequently training in critical medicine medicine at the University of Toronto at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has completed his Master’s of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rahman's career is to develop a programmatic program of research focusing on nutritional interventions to improve muscle mass and function in patients with serious illness.

Selected Publications

Rahman A, Sandhu A. Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) scores predicts disease activity in Crohn’s disease at one year. Jan 2016. In Press.

Rahman A, Agartala R, Martin C, Heyland DK. Nutrition Therapy for the Critically Ill Surgical Patients With Cardiac Surgery : Defining and Improving Current Practice. Jan 2016. In Press.

Rahman A, Wu T, Bricknell R, Muqtadir Z, Armstrong D. Malnutrition matters in Canadian hospitalized patients; Malnutrition risk in hospitalized patients in a tertiary care centre using the “Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool”. Oct 2015.

Rahman A, Ross A, Leighton JA, Schembre D, Gerson L, Lo SK, Waxman I, Dye C, Semrad C. Double balloon enteroscopy in Crohn’s disease: Findings and impact on management in a multi-center retrospective study. Mar 31, 2015.

Rahman A, Jafry S, Jeejeebhoy K, Nagpal AD, Pisani B, Agarwala R. Malnutrition and Cachexia in Heart Failure. Jan 29, 2015.

Sandhu A, Mosli M, Yan B, Wu T, Gregor J, Chande N, Ponich T, Beaton M, and Rahman A. Self-Screening For Malnutrition Risk In Outpatient Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Using The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST). Jan 28, 2015.

Rahman A, Hasan R, Agarwala A, Martin C, Day AG, Heyland DK. Identifying critically-ill patients who will benefit most from nutritional therapy: Further validation of the “modified NUTRIC” nutritional risk assessment tool. Jan 28, 2015.

Rahman A, Martin C, Heyland DK. Nutrition Therapy for the Critically Ill Surgical Patient With Aortic Aneurysmal Rupture: Defining and Improving Current Practice. Jan 23, 2015.

Rahman A., Corbett C. Nutrition in the acute phase of critical illness. Jun 19, 2014.

Mitchell M, Duerksen D, Rahman A. Are Housestaff Identifying Malnourished Hospitalized Medicine Patients? May 30, 2014.

Rahman A, Wilund K, Fitschen PJ, Jeejeebhoy K, Agarwala R, Drover JW, Mourtzakis M. Elderly Persons With ICU-Acquired Weakness: The Potential Role for β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate (HMB) Supplementation? Sep 26, 2013.

Rahman A, Vanner SJ, Baranchuk A, Hookey LC. Serial monitoring of the physiological effects of the standard Pico-Salax® regimen for colon cleansing in healthy volunteers. Jul 1, 2012.

Rahman A, Stapleton RD, Heyland DK. Not all critically ill obese patients are the same: the influence of prior comorbidities. Jan 1, 2012.