Ahlam A Saleh
- Associate Librarian, Information Services
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- Alves, C., Saleh, A., & Alaofè, H. (2019). Iron-containing cookware for the reduction of iron deficiency anemia among children and females of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. PLOS One, 14(9), e0221094.More infoThere is limited evidence regarding the efficacy of iron-containing pots and ingots in reducing iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The objective of this systematic review is to summarize the evidence regarding the effect of iron-containing cookware on ID and IDA among children and females of reproductive age (FRA) in LMICs.
- Klem, M. L., Saleh, A. A., Devine, P. J., Gutzman, K. E., Knehans, A. C., Mills, T. N., Oren, G. A., & Vardell, E. (2019). Librarians and health literacy: A scoping review. Library and Information Science Reserch, 41(2), 102-108.
- Saleh, A. A., & Huebner, F. (2020). Characteristics and Impact of Librarian Co-authored Systematic Reviews: A Bilbliometric Analysis. medRxiv. doi:https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.14.20023119
- Christensen, D. N., Franks, Z. G., McCrary, H. C., Saleh, A. A., & Chang, A. (2018). A Systematic Review of the Association between Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Chronic Rhinosinusitis.. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 194599818757697-194599818757697.
- Faucett, E. A., Barry, J. Y., McCrary, H. C., Saleh, A. A., Erman, A. B., & Ishman, S. L. (2018). Otolaryngology Resident Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies: A Systematic Review.. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery.
- Faucett, E. A., McCrary, H. C., Barry, J. Y., Saleh, A. A., & Erman, A. B. (2018). High-Quality Feedback Regarding Professionalism and Communication Skills in Otolaryngology Resident Education. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States).
- Berger, G. K., McBride, A., Lawson, S., Royball, K., Yun, S., Gee, K., Riaz, I. B., Saleh, A. A., Puvvada, S., & Anwer, F. (2017). Brentuximab Vedotin for Treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas: A Systematic Review. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 109, 42-50.
- Bahureksa, L., Najafi, B., Saleh, A., Sabbagh, M., Coon, D., Mohler, M. J., & Schwenk, M. (2016). The Impact of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Gait and Balance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Studies Using Instrumented Assessment. Gerontology.
- Barry, J. Y., McCrary, H. C., Kent, S., Saleh, A. A., Chang, E. H., & Chiu, A. G. (2016). The Triple Aim and its implications on the management of chronic rhinosinusitis. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, 30(5), 344-350.
- Saleh, A., Ratajeski, M., & Bertolet, M. (2014). Grey literature searching for health sciences systematic reviews: A prospective study of time spent and resources utilized. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(3), 28-50.
- Taverna, J. A., Yun, S., Jonnadula, J., Saleh, A., Riaz, I. B., Abraham, I., Yeager, A. M., Persky, D. O., McBride, A., Haldar, S., & Anwer, F. (2016). Role of Maintenance Therapy after High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Aggressive Lymphomas: A Systematic Review. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 22(7), 1182-1196.
- Nayak, S., Edwards, D. L., Saleh, A. A., & Greenspan, S. L. (2015). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the performance of clinical risk assessment instruments for screening for osteoporosis or low bone density. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, 26(5), 1543-54.More infoWe performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the performance of clinical risk assessment instruments for screening for DXA-determined osteoporosis or low bone density. Commonly evaluated risk instruments showed high sensitivity approaching or exceeding 90% at particular thresholds within various populations but low specificity at thresholds required for high sensitivity. Simpler instruments, such as OST, generally performed as well as or better than more complex instruments.
- Burke, J. G., Truong, S., Albert, S., Steenrod, J., Gibert, C., Folb, B., Saleh, A., & James, E. (2014). What can be learned from the types of community benefit programs that hospitals already have in place?. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 25(1 Suppl), 165-93.More infoAfter implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) how will tax-exempt hospitals adjust their community benefit programs to maintain their non-profit status? This literature review categorized existing hospital-based community benefit programs by reviewing published articles that met the following inclusion criteria: affiliated or funded by a hospital; described the program design; focused on community benefit or outreach; evaluated program outcomes; located within the United States. Of 4,917 original citations, we reviewed 265 full-text articles. One hundred and six (106) programs met all inclusion criteria and were used to develop a hospital-based community benefit program taxonomy. Results indicate that programs to enhance patient care, clinic-based programs and programs with a community partner make up the majority of community benefit programs (25%, 28% and 31%, respectively). Few programs were rigorously evaluated or provide evidence of program impact. Hospitals should work with public health professionals to design, implement, and evaluate their community benefit programs.
- Nayak, S., Edwards, D. L., Saleh, A. A., & Greenspan, S. L. (2014). Performance of risk assessment instruments for predicting osteoporotic fracture risk: a systematic review. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, 25(1), 23-49.More infoWe systematically reviewed the literature on the performance of osteoporosis absolute fracture risk assessment instruments. Relatively few studies have evaluated the calibration of instruments in populations separate from their development cohorts, and findings are mixed. Many studies had methodological limitations making susceptibility to bias a concern.
- Saleh, A., Ratajeski, M., & LaDue, J. (2014). Development of a Web-Based Repository for Sharing Biomedical Terminology From Systematic Review Searches: A Case Study. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 33(2), 167-178.
- Schwenk, M., Howe, C., Saleh, A., Mohler, J., Grewal, G., Armstrong, D., & Najafi, B. (2014). Frailty and technology: a systematic review of gait analysis in those with frailty. Gerontology, 60(1), 79-89.More infoNew technologies for gait assessment are emerging and have provided new avenues for accurately measuring gait characteristics in home and clinic. However, potential meaningful clinical gait parameters beyond speed have received little attention in frailty research.
- Schwenk, M., Howe, C., Saleh, A., Mohler, J., Grewal, G., Armstrong, D., & Najafi, B. (2013). Frailty and technology: A systematic review of gait analysis in those with frailty. Gerontology, 60(1), 79-89.
- Boyce, R. D., Hanlon, J. T., Karp, J. F., Kloke, J., Saleh, A., & Handler, S. M. (2012). A review of the effectiveness of antidepressant medications for depressed nursing home residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(4), 326-31.More infoAntidepressant medications are the most common psychopharmacologic therapy used to treat depressed nursing home (NH) residents. Despite a significant increase in the rate of antidepressant prescribing over the past several decades, little is known about the effectiveness of these agents in the NH population.
- Ketchum, A., Saleh, A., & Jeong, K. (2011). Type of evidence behind point-of-care clinical information products: A bibliometric analysis. J Med Internet Res., 13(1).
- Gaskin, G., Saleh, A. A., & Dreifuss, B. (2018, November 7-9th). Health Information Technology (HIT) Supporting Emergency Care in Sub-Saharan Africa- A Scoping Review. 2018 African Conference on Emergency Medicine: Breaking Barriers in Emergency Medicine Education. Kigali, Rwanda: African Federation of Emergency Medicine.
- Foster, M. J., & Saleh, A. A. (2014, Fall). Immersion in a Workshop with Nursing Professionals: Collaboration through learning at the Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Course. QuintEssential Convergence & Collaboration Meeting. Denver, CO: Medical Library Association Chapters.
- Hartman, L., Folb, B., Klem, M. L., Ratajeski, M., Saleh, A. A., Wessel, C., & Ketchum, A. (2013, Spring). What happens after: Outcomes of a Systematic Review Course?. Medical Library Association. Boston, MA: Medical Library Association.
- Situ, P., & Saleh, A. A. (2013, November). Planning Grant Support Services in Academic Libraries: A Collaborative Framework in the Digital Age. Blitz session. 2013 Arizona Library Association Annual Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.: Arizona Library Association.More infoSitu, Ping and Ahlam Saleh (2013). “Planning Grant Support Services in Academic Libraries: A Collaborative Framework in the Digital Age.” Blitz session. Arizona Library Association (AzLA). AzLA 2013 Annual Conference. Scottsdale, AZ. November 14, 2013
- Saleh, A. A., Herrle, S., Tannery, N., Wessel, C., Lee, B. Y., Cunnane, M. S., Granieri, R., & Buranosky, R. A. (2008, Spring). The Influence of an Evidence-based Medicine Focused Morning Report on Resident Physician Use of MEDLINE and UpToDate. 108th Annual Medical Library Association Meeting. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association.More infoWon 2nd place research award for presentations at the conference.
- Saleh, A. A., Kollen, C., Lee, D., Pryor, S., & Schultz, L. (2017, April). Tackling New Federal Agency Public Access Mandates at the University of Arizona. University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium. Worcester, MA: University of Massachusetts.
- Saleh, A. A., & Harnke, B. (2016, October). The Use of Retracted Publications in Systematic Reviews. Joint Meeting of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of the Medical Library Association. Des Moines, IA.More info*Granted Research Award
- Billman, B. L., & Saleh, A. A. (2015, May). A Survey of Librarians’ Experience & Outcomes in the Systematic Review Process. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.More infoObjective:Systematic review (SR) support has been identified as an emerging role for biomedical librarians. This is evident by the increasing number of training and library science curricula as well as the MLA Research Agenda Systematic Review Project. The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the experience, challenges, and outcomes of librarian participation in SRs.Methods:After IRB approval is obtained and a pilot test is completed, a cross-sectional web-based questionnaire will be administered to health sciences librarians. Participant recruitment will include methods such as distribution to discussion lists and direct email invitation. The survey will remain open for one month and email reminders will be sent. Included will be questions on demographics, SR training involvement, SR experience, challenges or barriers faced, and overall outcomes. A descriptive analysis of the data will be conducted.Results:The study is in progress at time of submission; please see poster for results.Conclusions:Information gathered from this study may be used to inform the design of training and support opportunities for health sciences librarians participating in systematic reviews.
- Foster, M. A., Fowler, S., & Saleh, A. A. (2015, Spring). The Development of a Systematic Reviews Special Interest Group. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Austin, TX: Medical Library Association.
- Klem, M. L., Devine, P., El-Khayat, Y. M., Goren, G., Gutzman, K., Knehans, A., Perryman, C., Saleh, A., Unno, Z., & Vardell, E. (2015, Spring). Librarians and health literacy: A scoping review. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Austin, TX: Research Section, Medical Library Association.
- Macedo, L., Haines, S., Lee, J., Valaitis, R., Sturpe, D., Russell, G., Clauson, K., & Saleh, A. (2015, Fall). What is the Impact of Interprofessional Primary Care Practice on Patient and Healthcare Outcomes? A Scoping Review. Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) V Conference. Roanoke, VA.More infoName of Conference: The Interprofessional Journey: Advancing Integration and Impact
- Saleh, A. A., & Billman, B. L. (2015, May). A Proposal for a Health Sciences Grey Literature Resources Database. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.More infoObjective:Locating grey literature is challenging and, while available guides, documents, and websites include lists of resources to locate grey literature, they are often disparate. The aim of this project is to propose a database that unifies and indexes websites and databases that contain grey literature. A grey literature portal will help support librarians and researchers, including those conducting systematic reviews.Methods: A prototype will be devised which will include elements such as structure and functionality. A selection of grey literature resources within a sample of subjects will be used to aid in determining contents of a record. Information professionals with expertise in specific subjects, as well as those experienced in grey literature searching, will be consulted for input on resources. The grey literature resources will be indexed using a concise medical taxonomy. Examples of other unified databases will be examined to identify potential features to consider in the design of the prototype’s record, database hierarchy, or functionality.Results:The prototype, including taxonomy record components and a mockup of the user interface, will be presented. The benefits and challenges of creating a health sciences grey literature resources catalog will be provided.
- Billman, B. L., El-Khayat, Y. M., Nunez, A. V., Ryan, J. L., & Saleh, A. A. (2014, October). Encouraging Sex & Gender Differences Research and Cross-Campus Collaboration at the University of Arizona. Quint MLA Chapter Meeting. Denver, CO.More infoPurpose: In 2013 the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), through a subcontract from the National Library of Medicine and the Office of Research on Women’s Health of the National Institutes of Health, created workshops on women’s health research resources for the University of Arizona campus community. These workshops covered topics such as searching and customizing funding alerts in PIVOT, using networking tools, and advanced PubMed searching, all positively received by attendees. Workshop information and resources were compiled in a LibGuide as a reference for participants.As a continuation of the subcontract, AHSL hosted a campus-wide event on September 5, 2014 titled Women’s Health Research: Sex and Gender Differences Symposium. The goals for the symposium were 1) to raise the visibility of women’s health research and sex and gender differences research at the University of Arizona by providing a forum in which faculty could present and share their research with the campus community; 2) to provide an opportunity for researchers from both the health sciences and main campuses to meet and engage not only graduate students, trainees, and junior faculty but also other researchers they did not know; and 3) to provide information about available research support services and resources.Methods: A team of AHSL librarians identified and interviewed department heads, researchers, and research deans across campus to get input and a sense of the range of women’s health/sex and gender differences research being conducted on campus, and to build enthusiasm for the symposium. Information was also gathered about the topics to address during the research support workshops that would benefit graduate students, staff, and junior faculty. The librarian team created a program which included a keynote speaker; presentations from eight campus researchers; topic-based lunchtime roundtables; breakout sessions identifying research support opportunities on campus; and a poster session where students, junior faculty and others displayed their research. In order to continue research support after the symposium concluded, funds were set aside to distribute to the research deans of each health sciences college to support graduate students and junior faculty in need of supplemental financial assistance for research projects related to sex and gender differences.Results and Conclusions: The symposium drew over 100 participants from the health sciences campus and main campus. Widespread enthusiasm for the symposium was expressed during the event and in evaluations, especially regarding the opportunity to network with others. Evaluations gave insight into the overall impression of the symposium, how it was carried out, and what could be changed if there were subsequent events. Reviewing evaluations also confirmed that our goals as well as participants’ personal objectives for the symposium had been achieved.
- Saleh, A. A., Nunez, A. V., Billman, B. L., El-Khayat, Y. M., & Ryan, J. L. (2013, July). Promoting the NLM/NIH Women’s Health Resources Portal to Campus Users and Community Partners. Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona/Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (MLGSCA/NCNMLG) Joint Chapter Meeting. San Diego, CA.More infoThe Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL) is engaged in a project that involves promoting the use of the Women’s Health Resources (WHR) Portal developed by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health to the University of Arizona (UA) campus community and to selected community agencies/organizations. AHSL conducted a needs assessment of UA researchers and clinical faculty working in women’s health issues. The assessment involved surveying faculty/staff, graduate students and health professionals to determine what women’s health resources are currently being used, what barriers exist in using these resources, and to understand what training strategies are preferred by various user types. Instructional modules were created based on the results of the needs assessments and customized as needed for a variety of audiences. A separate module was developed for the E-promotores (community health workers) program. An inventory of women’s health and sex and gender research materials currently held by the library is underway and there are plans to work with faculty to identify important new resources to add to the collection. In addition, a LibGuide was developed to supplement the WHR portal with local and regional resources. Pre-tests and post-tests will be used to evaluate success, as well as use statistics from the LibGuide.
- Singh, J., Kannan, A., Saleh, A. A., & Abidov, A. (2013, Spring). Diagnostic Accuracy of 2D-Speckle Tracking Echocardiography for Detection of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-analysis. 62nd Annual Scientific Session and TCT@ACC-i2. San Francisco, CA: American College of Cardiology.
- Sharma, G., Saleh, A. A., Parwani, A. V., & Pantanowitz, L. (2010, Spring). A Preliminary Analysis of the Pathology Informatics Literature. Pathology Informatics 2010 Meeting.
- Saleh, A. A. (2007, Spring). Qualitative Evidence Guiding Modification of a Local Health Department Library Program. 107th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association. Philadelphia, PA: Medical Library Association.