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Zarmina Ehsan, MD

TitlePhysician Sleep Center Pulmonogy
InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City
DepartmentPulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Address2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City MO 64108
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    TitleEducation Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    InstitutionUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
    DepartmentPediatrics

    TitleClinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    InstitutionUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
    DepartmentPediatrics


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    Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, PakistanMD
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OhioFellowshipPediatric Pulmonology
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital , Cincinnati, OhioFellowshipPediatric Sleep Medicine
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, INResidencyPediatrics

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    Dr. Ehsan research is focused on collaborating with physicians from multiple specialties involved with sleep-related breathing disorders in children.

    Dr. Ehsan, Medical Director; of JAWS (jaw, airway and sleep) clinic for children with jaw deformities that often require the expertise of specialists from several fields.

    Dr. Ehsan also does research in sleep apnea in infants and participates in National research networks in childhood obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Dr. Zarmina's research focuses on sleep-related breathing disorders in children with a particular focus on infants. Additionally, she is interested in working on infant sleep-related mortality.
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         (Zarmina Ehsan, MD)
    Cures Within Research-Cure Accelerator program
    Comparison of High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy to Nasal o2 as a Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Infants
    Role: Primary Investigator

         (Sarah Soden, MD)Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2018
    Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) Patton Trust Research Grant
    Pediatric Narcolepsy: Genetic Determinants and Treatment Implications
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Zarmina Ehsan, MD and Amy Terreros DNP, RN, APRN)Jan 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2020
    Missouri Department of Social Services and Greater KC LINC, Inc
    First Birthday Project
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Zarmina Ehsan, MD and Amy Terreros DNP, RN, APRN)Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2025
    Missouri Children's Trust Fund (CTF)
    Safe Sleep Safe Babies Communities Network
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Ehsan Z. The management of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in the COVID-19 era: to PAP or not to PAP? J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 06 01; 17(6):1323-1324. PMID: 33583490.
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    2. Shamim-Uzzaman QA, Bae CJ, Ehsan Z, Setty AR, Devine M, Dhankikar S, Donskoy I, Fields B, Hearn H, Hwang D, Jain V, Kelley D, Kirsch DB, Martin W, Troester M, Trotti LM, Won CH, Epstein LJ. The use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine update. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 05 01; 17(5):1103-1107. PMID: 33599202.
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    3. Deutsch R, Ehsan Z. Sleepless in a pandemic: a medical student's perspective. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 04 01; 17(4):867-868. PMID: 33432921.
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    4. Al-Shawwa B, Cruz J, Ehsan Z, Ingram DG. The challenges in scoring hypopneas in children: is pulse wave amplitude drop the answer? Sleep Med. 2021 05; 81:336-340. PMID: 33765650.
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    5. Ehsan Z, Glynn EF, Hoffman MA, Ingram DG, Al-Shawwa B. Small sleepers, big data: leveraging big data to explore sleep-disordered breathing in infants and young children. Sleep. 2021 02 12; 44(2). PMID: 32926133.
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    6. Machado Júnior AJ, Ehsan Z, Evangelisti M, Villa MP. Complementary treatments for OSAS: when to intervene? Sleep Med. 2021 04; 80:216-217. PMID: 33607557.
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    7. Al-Shawwa B, Glynn E, Hoffman MA, Ehsan Z, Ingram DG. Outpatient health care utilization for sleep disorders in the Cerner Health Facts database. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 02 01; 17(2):203-209. PMID: 32996459.
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    8. Ehsan Z. Understanding the impact of nocturnal hypoxemia in pediatric sickle cell disease. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 02 01; 17(2):119-120. PMID: 33283754.
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    9. Ehsan Z, Weaver KN, Pan BS, Huang G, Hossain MM, Simakajornboon N. Sleep Outcomes in Neonates with Pierre Robin Sequence Undergoing External Mandibular Distraction: A Longitudinal Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 11; 146(5):1103-1115. PMID: 32826734.
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    10. Ehsan Z. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic sleep medicine. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 08 15; 16(8):1411. PMID: 32432541.
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    11. Al-Shawwa B, Ehsan Z, Ingram DG. Vitamin D and sleep in children. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 07 15; 16(7):1119-1123. PMID: 32672533.
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    12. Ehsan Z, He S, Huang G, Hossain MM, Simakajornboon N. Can overnight portable pulse oximetry be used to stratify obstructive sleep apnea risk in infants? A correlation analysis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 08; 55(8):2082-2088. PMID: 32501635.
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    13. Al-Shawwa B, Ehsan Z, Perry GV, Ingram DG. Limb movements during sleep in children: effects of age, sex, and iron status in more than 1,000 patients referred to a pediatric sleep center. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 01 15; 16(1):49-54. PMID: 31957651.
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    14. Kombathula R, Ingram DG, Ehsan Z. Current Practice Patterns in the Diagnosis and Management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Infants. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 10 15; 15(10):1427-1431. PMID: 31596207.
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    15. Kurian C, Ehsan Z. Sleep and respiratory outcomes in neonates with Pierre Robin sequence: a concise review. Sleep Breath. 2020 Mar; 24(1):1-5. PMID: 31240543.
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    16. Jorth P, Ehsan Z, Rezayat A, Caldwell E, Pope C, Brewington JJ, Goss CH, Benscoter D, Clancy JP, Singh PK. Direct Lung Sampling Indicates That Established Pathogens Dominate Early Infections in Children with Cystic Fibrosis. Cell Rep. 2019 04 23; 27(4):1190-1204.e3. PMID: 31018133.
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    17. Ehsan Z, Kurian C, Weaver KN, Pan BS, Huang G, Hossain MM, Simakajornboon N. Longitudinal Sleep Outcomes in Neonates With Pierre Robin Sequence Treated Conservatively. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 03 15; 15(3):477-482. PMID: 30853035.
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    18. Ingram DG, Marciarille AM, Ehsan Z, Perry GV, Schneider T, Al-Shawwa B. Assessing readiness to drive in adolescents with narcolepsy: what are providers doing? Sleep Breath. 2019 Jun; 23(2):611-617. PMID: 30734889.
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    19. Simpson R, Oyekan AA, Ehsan Z, Ingram DG. Obstructive sleep apnea in patients with Down syndrome: current perspectives. Nat Sci Sleep. 2018; 10:287-293. PMID: 30254502.
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    20. Runyan CM, Uribe-Rivera A, Tork S, Shikary TA, Ehsan Z, Weaver KN, Hossain MM, Gordon CB, Pan BS. Management of Airway Obstruction in Infants With Pierre Robin Sequence. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 May; 6(5):e1688. PMID: 29922540.
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    21. Hornero R, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Gutiérrez-Tobal GC, Philby MF, Alonso-Álvarez ML, Álvarez D, Dayyat EA, Xu Z, Huang YS, Tamae Kakazu M, Li AM, Van Eyck A, Brockmann PE, Ehsan Z, Simakajornboon N, Kaditis AG, Vaquerizo-Villar F, Crespo Sedano A, Sans Capdevila O, von Lukowicz M, Terán-Santos J, Del Campo F, Poets CF, Ferreira R, Bertran K, Zhang Y, Schuen J, Verhulst S, Gozal D. Nocturnal Oximetry-based Evaluation of Habitually Snoring Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 12 15; 196(12):1591-1598. PMID: 28759260.
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    22. Ehsan Z, Ishman SL, Kimball TR, Zhang N, Zou Y, Amin RS. Longitudinal Cardiovascular Outcomes of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Sleep. 2017 03 01; 40(3). PMID: 28329042.
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    23. Ingram DG, Singh AV, Ehsan Z, Birnbaum BF. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Pulmonary Hypertension in Children. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2017 Jun; 23:33-39. PMID: 28185814.
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    24. Ehsan Z, Ishman SL. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016 Dec; 49(6):1449-1464. PMID: 27810015.
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    25. Ehsan Z, Kercsmar CM, Collins J, Simakajornboon N. Validation of the pediatric sleep questionnaire in children with asthma. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 03; 52(3):382-389. PMID: 27787950.
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    26. Ishman SL, Tang A, Cohen AP, Elhadi Babiker H, Chini B, Ehsan Z, Fleck RJ, Gordon C, McPhail GL, Pan B, Saal HM, Shott SR, Amin RS. Decision Making for Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea without Tonsillar Hypertrophy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar; 154(3):527-31. PMID: 26645533.
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    27. Ehsan Z, Clancy JP. Management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis patients using inhaled antibiotics with a focus on nebulized liposomal amikacin. Future Microbiol. 2015; 10(12):1901-12. PMID: 26573178.
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    28. Ehsan Z, Nathan JD, Kercsmar CM. An infant with a hyperlucent chest mass: An unexpected diagnosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Dec; 50(12):E52-4. PMID: 26206480.
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    29. Ehsan Z, Mahmoud M, Shott SR, Amin RS, Ishman SL. The effects of anesthesia and opioids on the upper airway: A systematic review. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):270-84. PMID: 26198715.
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    30. McPhail GL, Ehsan Z, Howells SA, Boesch RP, Fenchel MC, Szczesniak R, Jain V, Agabegi S, Sturm P, Wall E, Redding GJ. Obstructive lung disease in children with idiopathic scoliosis. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 166(4):1018-21. PMID: 25684085.
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    31. Ehsan Z, Wetzel JD, Clancy JP. Nebulized liposomal amikacin for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis patients. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2014 May; 23(5):743-9. PMID: 24597573.
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    32. Ehsan Z, Montgomery GS, Tiller C, Kisling J, Chang DV, Tepper RS. An infant with pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis: clinical improvement is associated with improvement in the pulmonary diffusion capacity. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Mar; 49(3):E17-20. PMID: 23401236.
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