Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search



You are here Staff

Professor Basil Elnazir
Clinical Associate Professor in Paediatr, Paediatrics

Biography

Prof Elnazir is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine with strong academic background. He obtained his PhD from the university of Birmingham UK and completed his clinical training in the UK and Ireland. He has held many key leadership positions during his career with the Asthma Society of Ireland, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Make a wish Ireland and Internationally with Arab Paediatric Pulmonology association & as a co-founder of Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Association. He also served as a National Specialty Director in Paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He decided to expand his horizons by taking a 3 years sabbatical period and joined Al Jalila Children's specialty Hospital in Dubai in 2015 to set up a Paediatric Pulmonology Service. He was very quickly given the task of the Chief Medical Officer where he has steered progress to the fruitful opening of a 200 bed hospital. He had the opportunity to witness and actively help in shaping the development of Al Jalila Children's Hospital as the first standalone children's Hospital in the UAE and the Gulf region. He has recently taken up appointment as the associate Director for Global Relations at School of Medicine TCD with the view to foster international academic and educational opportunities between TCD and medical schools in the Middle East. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at national and international meetings. He has also serves as an Editor and Reviewer to many Paediatric medical journals.

He has a special clinical and research interest in asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic cough and paediatric sleep medicine.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kun-Ling Shen , Leyla Namazova-Baranova , Yong-Hong Yang , Gary Wing Kin Wong , Lanny J Rosenwasser , Lance E Rodewald , Anne Eng Neo Goh , Eitan Kerem , Chris O'Callaghan , T Bernard Kinane , Basil Elnazir , Rina Triasih , Rosemary Horne , Anne B Chang , Jim Buttery , Ruth A Etzel , Kazunobu Ouchi , Hilary Hoey Varinder Singh , Genesis C Rivera , Spencer S Li , Yu Guan , Global Pediatric Pulmonology Alliance (GPPA) Council; Ling Cao 22, Yue-Jie Zheng 23, Lu-Zhao Feng 24, Wu Zhong 25, Zheng-De Xie 26, Bao-Ping Xu 1, Rong-Jun Lin 27, Gen Lu 28, Qiang Qin 1, Chun-Mei Zhu 22, Su-Yun Qian 29, Gang Liu 30, Cheng-Song Zhao 30, Zhuang Wei 31, Yu-Hong Zhao 32, , Global Pediatric Pulmonology Alliance recommendation to strengthen prevention of pediatric seasonal influenza under COVID-19 pandemic, World Journal of Pediatrics, 16, (5), 2020, p433 - 437 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Rauch D, Wetzke M, Reu S, Wesselak W, Schams A, Hengst M, Kammer B, Ley-Zaporozhan J, Kappler M, Proesmans M, Lange J, Escribano A, Kerem E, PTI (Persistent Tachypnea of Infancy) Study Group of the Kids Lung Register, Persistent Tachypnea of Infancy. Usual and Aberrant., American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 2016, p438 - 447 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Kerley CP, Hutchinson K, Cormican L, Faul J, Greally P, Coghlan D, Elnazir B, Vitamin D3 for uncontrolled childhood asthma: a pilot study, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 27 (4), 404-412 , 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Catherine Fitzgerald PhD, Barry Linnane MD, Sherly George PhD, Muireann Ni Chroinin MRCPCH, David Mullane MD, Mary Herzig MRCPI, Peter Greally FRCPI, Basil Elnazir PhD, Fiona Healy MD, Paul Mc Nally MD, Sheila Javadpour MRCPCH, Des Cox MD, Patricia Fitzpatrick MD, Neonatal screening programme for CF: Results from the Irish Comparative Outcomes Study (ICOS), Pediatric Pulmonology, 16, 2020, p433 - 437 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Kerley, C.P., Elnazir, B., Faul, J., Cormican, L., Vitamin D as an adjunctive therapy in asthma. Part 1: A review of potential mechanisms, Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 32, 2015, p60-74 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Kerley, C.P., Elnazir, B., Faul, J., Cormican, L., Vitamin D as an adjunctive therapy in asthma. Part 2: A review of human studies, Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 32, 2015, p75-92 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Fitzgerald C, Linnane B, George S, Chroinin MN, Mullane D, Herzig M, Greally P, Elnazir B, Healy F, Mc Nally P, Javadpour S, Cox D, Fitzpatrick, Neonatal screening programme for CF: results from the Irish Comparative Outcomes Study (ICOS). , Pediatric Pulmonology , 2020 Journal Article, 2020

O'Connor, G., Tariq, M., Greally, P., Elnazir, B., The changing epidemiology of the bronchiolitis epidemic in Tallaght Hospital., Irish medical journal, 106, (10), 2013, p314-315 Journal Article, 2013 Other

Yousif TI, Elnazir B., Approach to a child with recurrent pneumonia., Sudan Journal of Paediatrics, 15, 2015, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2015

Stone RG, McDonald M, Elnazir B. ; , Global Initiative for Asthma 2019 Guidelines: New changes to the treatment of Mild Asthmatics 12 years and Older., Ir Med J, 113, (5), 2020, p69 - 71 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Casey, J.P., Goggin, P., McDaid, J., White, M., Ennis, S., Betts, D.R., Lucas, J.S., Elnazir, B., Lynch, S.A., A case report of primary ciliary dyskinesia, laterality defects and developmental delay caused by the co-existence of a single gene and chromosome disorder, BMC Medical Genetics, 16, (1), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Sheridan-Pereira, M., Murphy, J., Sloan, J., Crispino, G., Leahy, A., Corcoran, J.D., Dempsey, E., Elnazir, B., Gavin, P., Sharif, F., Gul, R., Satas, S., Murphy, J., Gormally, S., Shanaa, I., Waldron, D., Mc Mahon, P., Carson, J., Blanken, M., Bont, L., Paes, B., Respiratory syncytial virus preterm (32-36 Completed Weeks of Gestation) risk estimation measure for RSV hospitalization in Ireland, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 35, (1), 2016, p19 - 24 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

C Fitzgerald, S George, B Linnane, MN Chroinin, D Mullane, M Herzig, ..., Irish Comparative Outcome Study (ICOS): a comparison of early childhood growth trajectories in children clinically diagnosed with cystic fibrosis with those diagnosed , Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 15, S98 , 2016 Poster, 2016

Kerley CP, Elnazir B, Greally P, Coghlan D. , Blunted serum 25(OH)D response to vitamin D3 supplementation in children with autism, Nutr Neurosci. , 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Bacharier, L.B., Boner, A., Carlsen, K.-H., Eigenmann, P.A., Frischer, T., Götz, M., Helms, P.J., Hunt, J., Liu, A., Papadopoulos, N., Platts-Mills, T., Pohunek, P., Simons, F.E.R., Valovirta, E., Wahn, U., Wildhaber, J., Baraldi, E., Berdel, D., Bodart, E., Boner, A., Ribiero, L.J.D.B., Breborowicz, A., Carlsen, K.C.L., Carlsen, K.-H., De Benedictis, F.M., De Blic, J., Desager, K., Eigenmann, P.A., Elnazir, B., Fiocchi, A., Frischer, T., Gerrits, P., Gerrritsen, J., Gotz, M., Greally, P., Helms, P.J., Kajosaari, M., Kalayci, O., Kurzard, R., Dos Santos, J.M.L., Malmstrom, K., Nevot, S., Garcia, A.N., Papadopoulos, N., Pelkonen, A., Pohunek, P., Riedel, F., Pinto, J.E.R., Seidenberg, J., Valovirta, E., Van Aalderen, W.M.C., Vaughan, D., Wahn, U., Wildhaber, J., Wolthers, O.D., Diagnosis and treatment of asthma in childhood: A PRACTALL consensus report, Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 63, (1), 2008, p5-34 Journal Article, 2008

Thomas, T., Elnazir, B., Marshall, J., Differentiation of the peripherally mediated from the centrally mediated influences of adenosine in the rat during systemic hypoxia, Experimental Physiology, 79, (5), 1994, p809-822 Journal Article, 1994 DOI

Kandamany Nandini, Elnazir Basil, Greally Peter, Increased vigilance needed for the detection of thrombotic complications of central venous access in adolescent cystic fibrosis patients , Frontiers in pediatrics , 2 , 2014, p1 - 4 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Yousif TI, Elnazir B, Approach to a child with recurrent pneumonia., Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 15, (2), 2015, p71 - 77 Journal Article, 2015 Other

Malikiwi, A., Elnazir, B., Asthma &swimming: What's the verdict?, Irish Medical Journal, 105, (6), 2012, p166 - 167 Journal Article, 2012

Trayer J, O'Rourke D, Cassidy L, Elnazir, B., Benign intracranial hypertension associated with inhaled corticosteroids in a child with asthma, British Medical Journal, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Glackin L, Leen G, Elnazir B, Greally P, Voriconazole in the treatment of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis. , Irish medical journal , 102 , (1 ), 2009, p29 - 31 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Gadelsayed Montasser Nadeem, Greally Peter, Elnazir Basil, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (Panton-Valentine leucocidin) cavitating pneumonia in a healthy child , Archives of Disease in Childhood , 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

James Trayer, Montasser Nadeem, Basil Elnazir, Lower Limb Bruising Associated With Montelukast In An Asthmatic Child, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Autoimmune pancreatitis in a child: a challenging diagnosis, Autoimmune pancreatitis in a child: a challenging diagnosis, Archives of disease in childhood , 106 (2), 185-185, 2020, p185 - 185 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Elnazir, B., Marshall, J.M., Kumar, P., Postnatal development of the pattern of respiratory and cardiovascular response to systemic hypoxia in the piglet: The roles of adenosine, Journal of Physiology, 492, (2), 1996, p573-585 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Renwick J, McNally P, John B, DeSantis T, Linnane B, Murphy P, The microbial community of the cystic fibrosis airway is disrupted in early life., PloS one, 9, (12), 2014, pe109798 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

J Widger, B Elnazir, Survey of the management of acute asthma in children., Irish medical journal 102 (10), 341, 2006 Journal Article, 2006

Widger, J., Elnazir, B., Survey of the management of acute asthma in children., Irish Medical Journal, 102, (10), 2009, p341 - 342 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Govindaraj, P.R., Saladi, M., Elnazir, B., Self-assessment, Current Paediatrics, 15, (7), 2005, p599-604 Journal Article, 2005

Elnazir, B.K., Marshall, J.M., Further experiments on the role of adenosine in the vasodilatation induced by systematic hypoxia in skeletal muscle of the anaesthetized rat, Journal of Physiology, 467, 1993 Journal Article, 1993

Kumar P, Thomas T, Elnazir BK, The reflex ventilatory responses of conscious, newborn rats to alternations of inspiratory oxygen concentration., Journal of developmental physiology, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

Elnazir, B.K., Kumar, P., Marshall, J.M., Modulation by theophylline of the ventilatory response to moderate hypoxia in conscious, newborn rats, Journal of Physiology, 446, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

Kumar P, Thomas T, Elnazir BK, The reflex ventilatory responses of conscious, newborn rats to alternations of inspiratory oxygen concentration., Journal of developmental physiology, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

Elnazir, B.K., Kumar, P., Marshall, J.M., Modulation by theophylline of the ventilatory response to moderate hypoxia in conscious, newborn rats, Journal of Physiology, 446, 1992 Journal Article, 1992

Thomas, T., Elnazir, B.K., Kumar, P., The ventilatory response to alternations of FiO2in conscious, newborn rats, Journal of Physiology, 435, 1991 Journal Article, 1991

Walsh Aisling, Phelan Fiona, Phelan Michelle, Ryan Mairead, Healy Fiona, Slattery DM, Elnazir Basil, Greally P, Linnane B, Chróinín Muireann Ní, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders in Children: 2007 to 2011 , Irish medical journal , 108 , (3 ), 2015, p71 - 73 Journal Article, 2015

McNally Paul, Ervine E, Shields MD, Dimitrov Borislav D, El Nazir B, Taggart Clifford C, Greene Catherine M, McElvaney Noel G, Greally P, High concentrations of pepsin in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from children with cystic fibrosis are associated with high interleukin-8 concentrations , Thorax , 2010, pthx - 2009 Journal Article, 2010

Hutchinson K, Kerley CP, Faul J, Greally P, Coghlan D, Louw M, Elnazir B, Rochev Y, Vitamin D receptor variants and uncontrolled asthma. , European annals of allergy and clinical immunology , 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Alokaily F, Saudi Medical Journal 2016. A year in a review., Saudi medical journal, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Alokaily F, Saudi Medical Journal reforms 2015., Saudi Medical Journal, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Dunne K, Prior AR, Murphy K, Wall N, Leen G, Rogers TR, Elnazir B, Greally P, Renwick J, Murphy P, Emergence of persistent Aspergillus terreus colonisation in a child with cystic fibrosis., Medical mycology case reports, 9, 2015, p26-30 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Nadeem M, Carter M, Di Fonzo D, Elnazir B, Recording abbreviation in clinical case note: are we good at it? , Irish Medical Journal , 107 , (6 ), 2014, p187 - 188 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Shanahan D, Reviewer acknowledgement 2013., Journal of medical case reports, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Assael BM, Pressler T, Bilton D et al,, Inhaled aztreonam lysine vs inhaled tobra mycin in cystic fibrosis : a comparative trial, J Cyst Fibros, 12, (2), 2012, p130 - 140 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Nadeem Montasser, Elnazir Basil, Greally Peter, Congenital pulmonary malformation in children , Scientifica , 2012 , 2012, p209896 - Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Elnazir Basil, Oni Oluwole, Hassan Taha, Greally Peter, Paes Bosco, Does prophylaxis with palivizumab reduce hospitalisation rates for respiratory†syncytial†virus†related infection in cystic fibrosis children less than 2 years of age? , Journal of paediatrics and child health , 48 , (11 ), 2012, p1033 - 1038 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Roddy Marie Frances, Greally Peter, Clancy Geraldine, Leen Gerardine, Feehan Sinead, Elnazir Basil, Night blindness in a teenager with cystic fibrosis , Nutrition in Clinical Practice , 26 , (6 ), 2011, p718 - 721 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Zaid Ahmed Abou, Elnazir Basil, Greally P, A decade of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis 1996-2006. , Irish medical journal , 2010, p77 - 79 Journal Article, 2010 URL

O'Reilly R, Fitzpatrick P, Leen G, Elnazir B, Greally P, Severe bone demineralisation is associated with higher mortality in children with cystic fibrosis. , Irish medical journal , 102 , (2 ), 2009, p47 - 49 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Elnazir, B.K., Pepper, D.R., Kumar, P., The effect of chronic hypoxia from birth upon the initial ventilatory responses to CO2 and O2 in conscious, newborn rats, Journal of Physiology, 467, 1993 Journal Article, 1993

L Whilta, V Veitch, K O'Halloran, F O'Riordan, E Murphy, D Coghlan, B Elnazir, M Nadeem, Influenza in Children: Is there a link with Medical Complications or Inflammatory Markers?, Irish Medical Journal, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Fitzgerald C, George S, Linnane B, Chroinin M Ni, Mullane D, Herzig M, Greally P, Elnazir B, Healy F, McNally P, Irish Comparative Outcome Study (ICOS): a comparison of early childhood growth trajectories in children clinically diagnosed with cystic fibrosis with those diagnosed through newborn bloodspot screening , Journal of Cystic Fibrosis , (15 , 2016, pS98), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Fitzgerald C, Linnane B, Chroinin M Ni, Mullane D, Herzig M, Greally P, Elnazir B, Slattery D, Healy F, Mc Nally P, A comparison of z-scores for height and weight at 6 months in children clinically diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and children diagnosed through newborn bloodspot screening , (S546), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Breen C, Finn D, Greally P, O'Connell G, Elnazir B, A National Paediatric Survey of Infection Control Measures in Cystic Fibrosis , 2015, 184 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2015, pp278 - 279 Conference Paper, 2015

Roddy MF, Greally P, Leen G, Kilbride E, Elnazir B, The Significance Of Indeterminant Ogtt In Children With Cystic Fibrosis , 49 , 2014, pp413 - Poster, 2014

Roddy MF, Greally P, Elnazir B, Iron Assessment In Children With Cystic Fibrosis , 48 , 2013, pp412 - Poster, 2013

Marie Roddy, Basil Elnazir, Ciara McDonnell, M Nadeem, Peter Greally, The bone mineral density of children with CF , Bone abstracts , 6th International Conference on Children's Bone Health, 2013, pp177- Meeting Abstract, 2013 DOI URL

Millar R, Clarke D, Greally P, ElNazir B, Linnane B, McNally P, The Study of Host Immunity and Early Lung Disease in Cystic Fibrosis (SHIELD CF), A Multicentre Longitudinal Paediatric CF Research Project in Ireland , 2012, 181 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2012, ppS421 - S422 Conference Paper, 2012

Roddy MF, Elnazir B, Greally P, The effect of PPI usage on bone health in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) , Journal of Cystic Fibrosis , 2012, ppS29- Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Renwick J, McNally P, Linnane B, Greally P, Elnazir B, Lynch S, Murphy PG, The airway microbiome in children with cystic fibrosis , Journal of Cystic Fibrosis , 2012, pppS46- Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Kilbride Emma, Widger John, Hussey Juliette, El Nazir Basil, Greally Peter, Exercise capacity in prepubertal children with cystic fibrosis , 2012 , 2012 Poster, 2012

Roddy MF, Elnazir B, Greally P, , Liver function and vitamin D in children with cystic fibrosis , Journal of Cystic Fibrosis , 2012, pppS120- Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Kandamany N, Tariq M, Elnazir B, Greally P, A case series of thrombotic and thromboembolic complications of central venous access in cystic fibrosis patients , Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 2012, pppS149 - Conference Paper, 2012

Roddy MF, Greally P, Elnazir B, The Effect Of High Dose Vitamin D Supplementation On Vitamin D Levels In Children With Cystic Fibrosis (cf) , 47 , 2012, pp414 - Poster, 2012

Mujtaba G, Greally P, Elnazir B, Ursodeoxycholic Acid for Cystic Fibrosis Related Liver Disease, Our Experience , Pediatric Research , 70 , (S5 ), 2011, p534 - Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Muhammad T, Molony B, Kandamany N, Greally P, Elnazir B, Ten Years Audit Of Post Infectious Bronchiolitis Obliterans In Paediatrics Respiratory Centre , Acta Paediatrica , 100 , 2011, p82 - Journal Article, 2011

McNally P, Coughlan C, Bergsson G, Doyle M, Taggart C, Adorini L, Uskokovic MR, El-Nazir B, Murphy P, Greally P, Greene CM, McElvaney NG, Vitamin D receptor agonists inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokine production from the respiratory epithelium in cystic fibrosis., Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, 10, (6), 2011, p428 - 431 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Nadeem M, Roddy M, O'Reilly R, Fitzpatrick P, Clancy G, Leen G, Elnazir B, Greally P, The impact on clinical progress of MRSA infection in the airways of children with cystic fibrosis , 2010, 179 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2010, ppS499 - S499 Conference Paper, 2010

White M, Vaish S, Leen G, Clancy G, Greally P, Elnazir B, AUDIT OF MRSA PREVALENCE AND ERADICATION IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS , 2010, 179 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2010, ppS227 - S228 Conference Paper, 2010

Glackin L, Leen G, Elnazir B, Greally P, Voriconazole in the treatment of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis, Irish medical journal , , (102 , (1 ), 2009, p2), 2009 Conference Paper, 2009 URL

Roddy MF, Clancy G, Leen G, Elnazir B, Greally P, Diagnosis Of Pancreatic Function In Children With Cystic Fibrosis , Pediatric Pulmonology , 44 , 2009, p406 - Journal Article, 2009

Zinc Status In Children With Cystic Fibrosis , Roddy MF, Elnazir B, Greally P, Pediatric Pulmonology, 44 p405 - 40, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Roddy MF, Elnazir B, Greally P, The effect of vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D level in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) , Journal of Cystic Fibrosis , 7 , 2008, pS92 - Journal Article, 2008

O'reilly R, Fitzpatrick P, Leen G, Elnazir B, Greally P, Severe Bone Demineralization Is Associatedwith Higher Mortality In Irish Adolescentswith Cystic Fibrosis , Pediatric Pulmonology, (43 , 2008, p439 - 44), 2008 Journal Article, 2008

Kerley Conor P, Kilbride Emma, Greally Peter, Elnazir Basil, Dietary Nitrate Acutely and Markedly Increased Exhaled Nitric Oxide in a Cystic Fibrosis Case , Clinical medicine & research , 14 , (3-4 ), 2016, p151 - 155 Journal Article, 2016 URL

McNally PG, Doyle M, Taggart C, O'neill S, Elnazir B, Greene C, Murphy P, Greally P, Mcelvaney NG, Protease Anti-protease Balance And Innate Defence Proteins Levels In The Lungs Of Children With Cystic Fibrosis: Relationship Top. Aeruginosa Colonisation Status , Pediatric Pulmonology , 42 , 2007, p262 - Pediatric Pulmonology , 42, p262 , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Leen GB, Elnazir B, Greally P, Bone Mineral Density In An Irish Adolescent Population With Cystic Fibrosis , Pediatric Pulmonology , 40 , 2005, p357 - Journal Article, 2005

V Sundram, RG Stone, B Elnazir, M Nadeem, Infants Under 3 Months Presenting With Fever; Are We Guidelines Compliant?, Irish Paediatric Association, Athlone, Ireland, 5th-6th December, 2019 Poster, 2019

McNally P, Ervine E, Shields MD, Dimitrov BD, El Nazir B, Taggart CC, Greene CM, McElvaney NG, Greally P., High concentrations of pepsin in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from children with cystic fibrosis are associated with high interleukin-8 concentrations., Thorax, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

SP O'Riordan, H Hoey, S George, E Roche, P Greally, B Elnazir, H. Hoey, Screening for diabetes in children with cystic fibrosis-a new approach to CGMS analysis:, 2009 Poster, 2009

Khan RA, Greally P, Elnazir B, SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX IN PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS (CF): 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE , 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008

MF Roddy, G Clancy, G Leen, B Elnazir, P Greally, DIAGNOSIS OF PANCREATIC FUNCTION IN CHILDREN WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS, PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, 2008 Poster, 2008

M Roddy, B Elnazir, P Greally, ZINC STATUS IN CHILDREN WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS:, Pediatric Pulmonology, 44, 405-406, 2008 Poster, 2008

M Roddy, B Elnazir, P Greally, ZINC STATUS IN CHILDREN WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS:, Pediatric Pulmonology , 44, 2012, pp405- Poster, 2012

A Nosherwan, B Elnazir, POST ADENOVIRUS OBLITERATIVE BRONCHIOLITIS WITH MINIMAL MORBIDITY IN A 5 YEARS OLD BOY, child: Care, Health and Development , 2007, 2007 Poster, 2007

M White, S Vaish, G Leen, G Clancy, P Greally, B Elnazir, AUDIT OF MRSA PREVALENCE AND ERADICATION IN CYSTIC FIBR, IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , 2007, ppS227-S228- Poster, 2007

O'Connor M, Kelly S, Murphy P, Greally P, Elnazir B, A CASE OF MRSA-PVL PNEUMONIA IN A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL , 2010, 179 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2010, ppS268 - S268 Conference Paper, 2010

Khan R, Greally P, Elnazir B, INCIDENTAL BUT SIGNIFICANT FINDING ON CHEST X-RAY , 2010, 179 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2010, ppS220 - S220 Conference Paper, 2010

Widger J, Kilbride E, Elnazir B, Greally P, AEROBIC EXERCISE CAPACITY IN PRE TEENAGE CYSTIC FIBROSIS CHILDREN , 2010, 179 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2010, ppS190 - S190 Conference Paper, 2010

Roddy Marie, Elnazir Basil, Greally Peter, SEASONAL VARIATION OF VITAMIN D AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION IN CHILDREN WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS (CF) , 2010, 179 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2010, ppS188 - S188 Conference Paper, 2010

B Elnazir, PJ Manning, E Shanahan, MN Chroinin, TM O'Connor, ., Attitudes to implementation of GINA asthma guidelines facilitated programme at primary care level in the Republic of Ireland, IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , 179, S473-S474, 2012 Poster, 2012

J Holohan, L Coyne, F Guiney, P Manning, B Elnazir, E Shanahan, ., Healthcare professional attitudes towards asthma guidelines in primary care, European Respiratory Journal , 2010 Poster, 2010

J Holohan, L Coyne, F Guiney, P Manning, B Elnazir, E Shanahan, ..., Facilitation of optimal asthma management to radically influence health policy in primary care in Ireland, European Respiratory Journal , (38 (Suppl 55)), 2011 Poster, 2011

J Holohan, L Coyne, F Guiney, P Manning, B Elnazir, E Shanahan, ... , Electronic patient record as a facilitator to guideline based asthma management, European Respiratory Journal , (38 (Suppl 55)), 2012 Poster, 2012

J Holohan, L Coyne, F Guiney, P Manning, B Elnazir, E Shanahan, ..., Electronic patient record as a facilitator to guideline based asthma management, European Respiratory Journal , 38 (Suppl 55), 2013 Poster, 2013

F Kennedy, A Curley, B Elnazir, Airway clearance therapy and exercise in cystic fibrosis: patients' perceptions versus participation, Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 11, S36, 2012 Poster, 2012

O Ahmareen, RS O'Neill, S Koe, B Elnazir, Clinical asthma score as a predictor for hospital admissions and duration of stay in children presenting with acute asthma to a paediatric emergency department, European Respiratory Journal, (42 (Suppl 57)), 2012 Poster, 2012

B Treston, D Clarke, R Millar, F Ringholz, D Cox, A Zaid, B Elnazir, ..., A 4 year Review of Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) Surveillance Carried out in Preschool Aged Children with Cystic Fibrosis, IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 182, S463-S463, 2013 Poster, 2013

C Kerley, P Greally, D Coughlan, B Elnazir, A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled of vitamin D3 for Irish children with asthma: Baseline data, European Respiratory Journal , 44 (Suppl 58), 2014 Poster, 2014 DOI

F Kennedy, D Finn, B Elnazir, Heated Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannualtion (HHHFNC) Therapy in the Treatment of Bronchiolitis, IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 183, S521-S521, 2014 Poster, 2014

D Finn, G Leen, B Elnazir, 5 Year Review of First Time Colonisations of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Treatment and Outcomes, IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 2014, 183, S523-S523, 2014 Poster, 2014

Fitzgerald C, Linnane B, Chroinin M Ni, Mullane D, Herzig M, Greally P, Elnazir B, Slattery D, Healy F, Mc Nally P, A comparison of z-scores for height and weight at 6 months in children clinically diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and children diagnosed through newborn bloodspot screening , 2015, 184 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2015, ppS546 - S546 Conference Paper, 2015

Hutchinson K, Kerley CP, Faul J, Greally P, Coghlan D, Louw M, Elnazir B, Rochev Y. , Vitamin D receptor variants and uncontrolled asthma , Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 , 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Hutchinson K, Kerley C, Greally P, Coghlan D, Cormican L, Faul J, Louw M, Rochev Y, Elnazir B, Vitamin D receptor taqi gene variant in exon 9 and asthma risk , 2016, 71 , WILEY-BLACKWELL 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA , 2016, pp431 - 431 Conference Paper, 2016

Hutchinson K, Kerley CP, Cormican L, Faul J, Greally P, Coghlan D, Louw M, Elnazir B, Rochev Y, Association of vitamin D receptor TaqI gene variant in Exon 9 and ApaI in intron 8 with uncontrolled paediatric asthma in Ireland , 2016, 185 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2016, pp376 - 376 Conference Paper, 2016

S Dempsey, J Travers, G Leer, G Connell, S Quinn, P Greally, B Elnazir, The effect of modulator therapy on liver function in patients with cystic fibrosis-related liver disease (CFLD), Archives of Disease in Childhood , (104 (Suppl 3), A150-), 2019 Poster, 2019 DOI

Walsh A, Phelan F, Phelan M, Ryan M, Healy F, Slattery D, ElNazir B, Greally P, Linnane B, Chroinin M Ni, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders in Children in Ireland 2007-2011: Recognition of an Unmet Healthcare Need , 2013, 182 , SPRINGER LONDON LTD 236 GRAYS INN RD, 6TH FLOOR, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLAND , 2013, ppS461 - S461 Conference Paper, 2013

Kerley CP, Hutchinson Katrina, Greally P, Coghlan D, Elnazir B, A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled of vitamin D3 for Irish children with asthma , The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society , 74 , (OCE4 ), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Cox, L Whitla, E Murphy, M Nadeem, D Coghlan, B Elnazir, Influenza in children: can we predict outcomes?, Archives of Disease in Childhood , 104 (Suppl 3), A313, 2019 Poster, 2019 DOI

A AlShahrabally, P Greally, C Careig, M Devitt, M McDonald, B Elnazir, Review of non-invasive ventilation service in an Irish paediatric centre, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Europaediatrics, Dublin, 104 (Suppl 3), A371, 2019 Poster, 2019 DOI

G Leen, G Connell, B Elnazir, P Greally, A review of the nurse-led MDT cystic fibrosis (CF) infant clinic in Tallaght hospital, Archives of Disease in Childhood , 104 (Suppl 3), A371 - 2019 Poster, 2019 DOI

Emma J Costigan, Rebecca McLoughlin, Paul McNally, Michael Williamson, Barry Linnane, Basil Elnazir, Peter Greally, Jane C Davies, Harm Tiddens, Jennifer Lennon, Aine M Fleming, Paulina Witkowska, Magdalena Mulligan, Christopher Short, Claire Saunders, Desmond W Cox, CHILDREN'S FOLLOW UP ORKAMBI REAL WORLD MULTIPLE BREATH WASHOUT STUDY (CFORMS), Irish Thoracic Scoiety, 1/11/2019, 188, (S10), Springer, 2019, pp293- Poster, 2019

J Travers, B Elnazir, Increased serum lactate levels associated with beta-2 agonist use in paediatric patients with acute respiratory conditions, Archives of Disease in Childhood , 104 (Suppl 3), A368 - 2019 Poster, 2019 DOI

PJ Manning, E Shanahan, TM O'Connor, B Elnazir, MN Chroinin, , A multicentre programme in primary care to evaluate current asthma control among patients and examine barriers and facilitators to the implementation of evidence based GINA , IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , (179, S478-S478), 2010 Poster, 2010

BK Elnazir, P Kumar, Maturation of the initial ventilatory responses to CO2 and O2 in conscious, newborn rats, JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY, 459, P337-P337, 1993 Poster, 1993

C Breen, D Finn, P Greally, G O'Connell, B Elnazir, A national paediatric survey of infection control measures in cystic fibrosis, IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , 184, 278-279 2, 2015 Poster, 2015

B Maguire, O Blake, I Borovickova, S Abdelfadil, G Boran, C Murray, B Elnazir, B Linnane, SWEAT TESTING IN IRELAND SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS, Pediatric Pulmonology , 2020, p101 - 102 Journal Article, 2020

Emma J Costigan, Rebecca McLoughlin, Paul McNally, Michael Williamson, Barry Linnane, Basil Elnazir, Peter Greally, Jane C Davies, Harm Tiddens, Jennifer Lennon, Aine M Fleming, Paulina Witkowska, Magdalena Mulligan, Christopher Short, Claire Saunders, Desmond W Cox, CHILDREN'S FOLLOW UP ORKAMBI REAL WORLD MULTIPLE BREATH WASHOUT STUDY (CFORMS), 2019, pp293 - 293 Poster, 2019

V Sundram, J Finnegan, R.S.Stone, B Elnazir, M Nadeem, Fever Under 3 Months: Is It NICE to Continue?, Irish Medical Journal, 113, (9), 2020, p191 - 191 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Oneza Ahmareen, Rioghnach Sinead O'Neill, Stanley Koe, Basil Elnazir, Clinical asthma score as a predictor for hospital admissions and duration of stay in children presenting with acute asthma to a paediatric emergency department, European Respiratory Society, Europe, 2013, 2013, pp1129 - 1130 Poster, 2013

Cox, Jennifer, Whitla, Laura, Murphy, Elizabeth, Nadeem, Montaseur, Coghlan, David, Elnazir, Basil, P392"Influenza in children: can we predict outcomes?, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Kerley, C & Elnazir, B, 'A double-blind, placebo- controlled trial of vitamin D3 for paediatric asthma', A double-blind, placebo- controlled trial of vitamin D3 for paediatric asthma, 2014, - Protocol or guideline, 2014

P McNally, 'RECOVER', 2019, - Protocol or guideline, 2019

Annals of Thoracic medicine , Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association, [eds.], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015 URL

Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, Sudan Association of Paediatricians, [eds.], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015 URL

King, G., O'Toole, E., O'Hare, K., Ryan, B.M., Elnazir, B., Quinn, S., Autoimmune pancreatitis in a child: A challenging diagnosis, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Molloy, J., Shandilya, M., Mahesh, B., McShane, D., El Nazir, B., "One to make the diagnosis" - A case of non tuberculous mycobacterial mastoiditis In a nine year old female view, Irish Medical Journal, 101, (4), 2008 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Elnazir, B.K., Pepper, D.R., Kumar, P., The effect of chronic hypoxia from birth upon the initial ventilatory responses to CO2and O2in conscious, newborn rats, Journal of Physiology, 467, 1993 Journal Article, 1993

Frontiers in paediatric Pulmonology, European Academy of Paediatrics, [eds.], 2016 Editorial Board, 2016 URL

J. Renwick, P. McNally, B. Linnane, P. Greally, B. Elnazir, S. Lynch, P.G. Murphy, The airway microbiome in children with cystic fibrosis, 2012 Poster, 2012 DOI

Taha I. Yousif, Khaled Bizanti, Basil Elnazir, Uses of Personalised Medicine in Current Pediatrics, nternational Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, 2016, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Nadeem M, Carter M, Di Fonzo D, Elnazir B., Recording abbreviation in clinical case note: are we good at it?, Ir Med J, 107, (6), 2014, p187 - 188 Journal Article, 2014

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nadeem Montaser, Colhoun Eric, Elnazir Basil, Mediastinal foregut malformation in a child with recurring cough , Medical Independent, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Montasser Nadeem, Basil Elnazir, An update in children under five', Medical independent,, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

International Pulmonology Consortium, International Pulmonology Consensus on COVID-19 March 2020 Published on- line., 2020, - Miscellaneous, 2020

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • RECOVER
  • Summary
    • We have designed a 'real world' study involving children and adults with CF across ten pediatric and adult CF centres in the UK and Ireland in collaboration with CF registry of Ireland and the UK CF registry. We will be examining a wide range of well-established tests in these people, as well as some newer, more sensitive tests looking at how this new treatment might help the lung and abdominal problems in PWCF. We will be looking at how PWCF feel about this new treatment, how it affects their quality of life and whether it affects their need for, or ability to take, other CF treatments. Lastly we will be determining whether we can predict who will respond to this treatment by taking blood samples from PWCF, generating lung cells from these samples and testing medications on them in the lab.
  • Funding Agency
    • CFF(US) , CF ( UK
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Date To
    • 2023
  • Title
    • SHIELD- CF
  • Summary
    • Study of Host immunity and lung disease in Children. Multicentre Translational research study into the causes of early lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis across 3 children's Hospitals in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • Children research Centre
  • Title
    • DISCO (Down's syndrome research group)
  • Summary
    • We are collaborating with Prof Eleanor Molloy in this multidisciplinary research group where we will be looking at sleep disordered breathing in children with Down's Syndrome (CWDS). CWDS have a lot of sensory issues which challenge the use of approved gold standard polysomnography testing for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea in this group. We are looking at validating the use of alternative technology which is less disruptive to CWDS and can generate clinically meaningful data. This includes mandibular movement signal based system and/or peripheral arterial tonometery measurement for the diagnosis of sleep apnoea.
  • Title
    • PERMEABLE
  • Summary
    • Prof. Dr. Michael Kabesch (Biologicals to treat asthma in children). Standardisation of clinical selection criteria for the use of biological medications to treat severe asthma.
  • Funding Agency
    • Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Chefarzt Abteilung für pädiatrische Pneumologie und Allergologie Kli
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Title
    • Randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of dietary nitrate in paediatric cystic fibrosis.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Post hoc biochemical analysis of samples from a vitamin D RCT in childhood asthmatics.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • . Phase III Study to Evaluate Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Avian Polyclonal Anti-Pseudomonas Antibodies (IgY) in Prevention of Recurrence of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection in Cystic Fibrosis Patients.
  • Funding Agency
    • European CF
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • COvid-19 Neonatal To adult: uUnderstanding iMmune responses
  • Summary
    • Do children with COVID 19 have an altered inflammatory response compared with adults which could be used to improve management with biomarker and in vitro immune responses to therapy.-To evaluate pro and anti-inflammatory responses in children with COVID 19 compared with adults using cytokine and miRNA and inflammasome activation -To measure the ACE2 activity in children versus adults and to examine in vitro ACE inhibitors and losartan
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Title
    • A double-blind, placebo- controlled trial of vitamin D3 for paediatric asthma
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-national, Phase III trial to assess the efficacy and safety of 300 IR sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) administered as allergen-based tablets once daily to adolescents and children above the age of 5 years, suffering from house dust mite allergic rhinitis
  • Funding Agency
    • Pharmaceutical company
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of dietary nitrate in paediatric cystic fibrosis.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Randomised Double-blind placebo controlled trial of dietary nitrate in paediatric cystic fibrosis
  • Summary
    • studying the effect of increased nitrate intake in children with cystic fibrosis
  • Funding Agency
    • National Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2015

Keywords

CHILDHOOD ASTHMA; Cystic Fibrosis; INTERSTITIAL LUNG-DISEASE; Paediatric sleep disordered breathing ; Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Recognition

Representations

Associate Director for Global Relations (school of Medicine). Trinity College Dublin 2020

Director & Founding member in Global Paediatric Pulmonology Alliance. This is an international forum of Paediatric pulmonologists which help - To facilitate international collaborations, - To identify and incorporate appropriate & practical guidelines and consensus statement on common respiratory conditions. -To create training/education opportunities for Paediatricians through working with Peer medical Societies & Clinical Experts. 2019

Lead National Speciality Director In Paediatrics RCPI (Lead the development and delivery of training in the Speciality). 2011

Chairperson of the medical committee of the Asthma Society of Ireland 2011

Medical Advisor to Make a Wish Ireland (Charitable organisation). 2011

MECFA (Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Association). 2015

Arab Paediatric Pulmonology Association (APPA). 2011

Member of the National Cystic Fibrosis Telemedicine group 2020

Awards and Honours

Progressive Team Recognition Award by Children's Health Ireland 2021

Appreciation Award by RCSI for leading on International appraisal & revalidation of senior clinical staff at Hamad Medical Centre - Qatar 2014

Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Award To junior promising doctors to pursue PhD studies. 1990

Memberships

Member of the British Physiological Society. 1997 – 2004

Member of the European Respiratory Society 2004 – date

Member of the American Thoracic Society 2004 – 2019

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) 2005 – date

Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (FRCPCH) 2002 – date

Member of the Irish Thoracic Society 2005 – date

MPS- Medical protection Society 2004 – date

Member of Irish Paediatric Surveillance unit (IPSU) 2004 – date

Member of British Paediatric Surveillance unit 2002 – date