Hanan H Balkhy

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Publications

  1. pmc Improvement of the low knowledge, attitude and practice of hepatitis B virus infection among Saudi national guard personnel after educational intervention
    Majid S Al-Thaqafy
    Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Res Notes 5:597. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of Acinetobacter spp.-associated healthcare infections and colonization among children at a tertiary-care hospital in Saudi Arabia: a 6-year retrospective cohort study
    H H Balkhy
    College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:2645-51. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The epidemiology of the first described carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreak in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia: how far do we go?
    H H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, WHO Collaborating Center and GCC center for Infection Control, National Guard Health Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P O Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:1901-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Epidemiology of H1N1 (2009) influenza among healthcare workers in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia: a 6-month surveillance study
    Hanan H Balkhy
    King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1004-10. 2010
  5. pmc Acceptance and Adverse Effects of H1N1 Vaccinations Among a Cohort of National Guard Health Care Workers during the 2009 Hajj Season
    Gasmelseed Y Ahmed
    King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Res Notes 4:61. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among Hajj pilgrims
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:1367-72. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Hospital- and community-acquired infections: a point prevalence and risk factors survey in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 10:326-33. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Chickenpox complications in Saudi Arabia: Is it time for routine varicella vaccination?
    Maha Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 10:156-61. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint A National Guard outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infection and colonization secondary to intrinsic contamination of albuterol nebulization solution
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 33:182-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Screening healthcare workers for varicella-zoster virus: can we trust the history?
    Maha Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control and Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:595-8. 2004

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Publications21

  1. pmc Improvement of the low knowledge, attitude and practice of hepatitis B virus infection among Saudi national guard personnel after educational intervention
    Majid S Al-Thaqafy
    Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Res Notes 5:597. 2012
    ..The objective was to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of HBV infection among military personnel...
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of Acinetobacter spp.-associated healthcare infections and colonization among children at a tertiary-care hospital in Saudi Arabia: a 6-year retrospective cohort study
    H H Balkhy
    College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:2645-51. 2012
    ..frequently received inappropriate empiric therapy (73.9 %). Further studies are needed in order to identify effective strategies to prevent nosocomial transmission and effective ways of improving patient outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint The epidemiology of the first described carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreak in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia: how far do we go?
    H H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, WHO Collaborating Center and GCC center for Infection Control, National Guard Health Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P O Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:1901-9. 2012
    ..Contact isolation, hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, and staff education may control CRKP outbreak in the acute care setting, but did not prevent endemicity...
  4. doi request reprint Epidemiology of H1N1 (2009) influenza among healthcare workers in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia: a 6-month surveillance study
    Hanan H Balkhy
    King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1004-10. 2010
    ..Certain emerging infections, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian influenza, represent a great risk to healthcare workers (HCWs). There are few data about the epidemiology of H1N1 influenza among HCWs...
  5. pmc Acceptance and Adverse Effects of H1N1 Vaccinations Among a Cohort of National Guard Health Care Workers during the 2009 Hajj Season
    Gasmelseed Y Ahmed
    King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Res Notes 4:61. 2011
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  6. ncbi request reprint Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among Hajj pilgrims
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:1367-72. 2006
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage among a cohort of pilgrims during 2004 Hajj season...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hospital- and community-acquired infections: a point prevalence and risk factors survey in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 10:326-33. 2006
    ..Such information allows prioritization of infection control resources and aids in overall hospital expenditure cut-backs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Chickenpox complications in Saudi Arabia: Is it time for routine varicella vaccination?
    Maha Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 10:156-61. 2006
    ..Varicella zoster (chickenpox) infection is a common and benign disease of childhood. The predominance of uncomplicated cases in children tends to overshadow the morbidity associated with severe cases and the resultant hospitalization...
  9. ncbi request reprint A National Guard outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infection and colonization secondary to intrinsic contamination of albuterol nebulization solution
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 33:182-8. 2005
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  10. ncbi request reprint Screening healthcare workers for varicella-zoster virus: can we trust the history?
    Maha Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control and Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:595-8. 2004
    ..To determine the relationship between immunity and a history of chickenpox based on a self-administered questionnaire...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of infection control educational activities on rates and frequencies of percutaneous injuries (PIs) at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Kamel El Beltagy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 5:297-303. 2012
    ..To study the impact of educational activities on the rates and frequencies of percutaneous injuries (PIs) at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia in a pediatric intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia: a 30-month prospective surveillance
    Maha Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:753-8. 2004
    ..To describe the rate, risk factors, and outcome of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in pediatric patients...
  13. doi request reprint Neonatal rates and risk factors of device-associated bloodstream infection in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia
    Hanan H Balkhy
    King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 38:159-61. 2010
    ..Concurrent with implementation of more strict infection control practices, BSI rates declined over the course of the study. Prolonged device duration was an independent risk factor for device-associated BSI...
  14. ncbi request reprint Neisseria meningitidis W-135 carriage during the Hajj season 2003
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:264-8. 2004
    ..The possibility of new strains arising as a cause of future meningococcal outbreaks should be considered, and annual surveillance may give an early warning...
  15. doi request reprint The results of a 6-year epidemiologic surveillance for ventilator-associated pneumonia at a tertiary care intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    Intensive Care Department, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 40:794-9. 2012
    ..Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention is an important patient safety initiative. We describe the impact of a multidisciplinary surveillance program on VAP rates in a tertiary medical-surgical-trauma intensive care unit (ICU)...
  16. doi request reprint Acinetobacter is the most common pathogen associated with late-onset and recurrent ventilator-associated pneumonia in an adult intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
    Aiman El-Saed
    Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia Gulf Cooperation Council GCC States and WHO Collaborating Center for Infection Prevention and Control, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e696-701. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the microbial causes of VAP and describe any variability by the timing of VAP onset and over time...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ventriculostomy-associated infections: incidence and risk factors
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 33:137-43. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the incidence of ventriculostomy-associated infections (VAI) and to examine the related risk factors...
  18. doi request reprint Benchmarking of percutaneous injuries at a teaching tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia relative to United States hospitals participating in the Exposure Prevention Information Network
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 39:560-5. 2011
    ..Despite recent improvements in policies, practices, and device design, percutaneous injuries (PIs) from needles and sharp instruments continue to expose health care workers to the risk of bloodborne pathogens...
  19. pmc Increased prevalence of rotavirus among children associated gastroenteritis in Riyadh Saudi Arabia
    Hamsa T Tayeb
    National Guard Health Affairs and King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Research Genetic Laboratory, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Virol J 8:548. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the epidemiology along with the molecular structure of rotavirus causing pediatric diarrhea among Saudi patients. However, in this report we sited the epidemiological reflect coming from our project...
  20. pmc Awareness, attitudes, and practices related to the swine influenza pandemic among the Saudi public
    Hanan H Balkhy
    King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:42. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to identify awareness, attitudes, and practices related to influenza A (H1N1) among the Saudi public...
  21. ncbi request reprint Influenza a common viral infection among Hajj pilgrims: time for routine surveillance and vaccination
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Travel Med 11:82-6. 2004
    ..Viral surveillance studies are being carried out through more than 100 centers around the world to identify newly emerging viruses. Saudi Arabia is not one of those centers and no routine surveillance takes place...