Syed A Sattar

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ottawa
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Microbicides and the environmental control of nosocomial viral infections
    S A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ONT K1H 8M5, Canada
    J Hosp Infect 56:S64-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Hierarchy of susceptibility of viruses to environmental surface disinfectants: a predictor of activity against new and emerging viral pathogens
    Syed A Sattar
    University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8M5
    J AOAC Int 90:1655-8. 2007
  3. pmc Reducing the health impact of infectious agents: the significance of preventive strategies
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
    GMS Krankenhhyg Interdiszip 2:Doc06. 2007
  4. doi request reprint The crucial role of wiping in decontamination of high-touch environmental surfaces: review of current status and directions for the future
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 41:S97-104. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Allen Denver Russell Memorial Lecture, 2006. The use of microbicides in infection control: a critical look at safety, testing and applications
    S A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Appl Microbiol 101:743-53. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Experimental evaluation of an automated endoscope reprocessor with in situ generation of peracetic acid for disinfection of semicritical devices
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1193-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The fingerpad protocol to assess hygienic hand antiseptics against viruses
    Syed A Sattar
    Center for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ont, Ottawa, Canada
    J Virol Methods 103:171-81. 2002
  8. pmc In vivo comparison of two human norovirus surrogates for testing ethanol-based handrubs: the mouse chasing the cat!
    Syed A Sattar
    Center for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e17340. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Promises and pitfalls of recent advances in chemical means of preventing the spread of nosocomial infections by environmental surfaces
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 38:S34-40. 2010
  10. pmc Use of a mixture of surrogates for infectious bioagents in a standard approach to assessing disinfection of environmental surfaces
    Safaa Sabbah
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:6020-2. 2010

Collaborators

  • S Springthorpe
  • S Bidawid
  • Navid Omidbakhsh
  • S Riffard
  • M Abebe
  • David R Macinga
  • D Pittet
  • Mohammad Ali
  • Mahmoud Labib
  • V Susan Springthorpe
  • Justo Perez
  • Maxim V Berezovski
  • Amanda Giamberardino
  • Olga S Kolovskaya
  • Anna S Zamay
  • Richard J Kibbee
  • Tatiana N Zamay
  • Irina T Reshetneva
  • Galina S Zamay
  • Sinisa Vidovic
  • Safaa Sabbah
  • D J Jurgens
  • Miles R Majcher
  • K Mattison
  • Manfred Rotter
  • Jason A Tetro
  • Eman M Hassan
  • Maria C DeRosa
  • A A Zafer
  • Mahmoud Aly
  • Cecily Flemming
  • T F Mah
  • Kathryn A Bernard
  • N Malik
  • K Karthikeyan
  • J M Farber
  • Sasi Dharan
  • Andreas Voss
  • Paul Webber
  • Y E Taylor
  • J N Mbithi
  • V S Springthorpe
  • S A Ansari
  • G A Wells
  • W Tostowaryk

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Microbicides and the environmental control of nosocomial viral infections
    S A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ONT K1H 8M5, Canada
    J Hosp Infect 56:S64-9. 2004
    ..It is anticipated that these approaches will result in reducing the health and economic impact of nosocomial infections due to viruses...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hierarchy of susceptibility of viruses to environmental surface disinfectants: a predictor of activity against new and emerging viral pathogens
    Syed A Sattar
    University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8M5
    J AOAC Int 90:1655-8. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Reducing the health impact of infectious agents: the significance of preventive strategies
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
    GMS Krankenhhyg Interdiszip 2:Doc06. 2007
    ..Unlike drugs and vaccinations, disinfectants can be used in a consistent manner; they can simultaneously eliminate a vast range of pathogenic microorganisms, without having any major side effects...
  4. doi request reprint The crucial role of wiping in decontamination of high-touch environmental surfaces: review of current status and directions for the future
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 41:S97-104. 2013
    ..Therefore, such products must be properly assessed with mechanical/chemical action combined. We critically review current wipe test methods and propose future approaches...
  5. ncbi request reprint Allen Denver Russell Memorial Lecture, 2006. The use of microbicides in infection control: a critical look at safety, testing and applications
    S A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Appl Microbiol 101:743-53. 2006
    ..Independent investigations are also urgently needed to document the proportion of nosocomial infections that would be amenable to prevention through chemical disinfection of environmental surfaces...
  6. ncbi request reprint Experimental evaluation of an automated endoscope reprocessor with in situ generation of peracetic acid for disinfection of semicritical devices
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1193-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a high-level disinfection solution generated inside an endoscope processing system for decontaminating external and internal surfaces of experimentally contaminated heat-sensitive medical devices...
  7. ncbi request reprint The fingerpad protocol to assess hygienic hand antiseptics against viruses
    Syed A Sattar
    Center for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ont, Ottawa, Canada
    J Virol Methods 103:171-81. 2002
    ..The activities of all major classes of germicidal chemicals used in hygienic hand antiseptics have been tested against several enveloped and non-enveloped viruses of human origin...
  8. pmc In vivo comparison of two human norovirus surrogates for testing ethanol-based handrubs: the mouse chasing the cat!
    Syed A Sattar
    Center for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e17340. 2011
    ..These findings indicate the need for a review of the continuing use of FCV as a surrogate for HuNoV...
  9. doi request reprint Promises and pitfalls of recent advances in chemical means of preventing the spread of nosocomial infections by environmental surfaces
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 38:S34-40. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Use of a mixture of surrogates for infectious bioagents in a standard approach to assessing disinfection of environmental surfaces
    Safaa Sabbah
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:6020-2. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Aptamer-based viability impedimetric sensor for bacteria
    Mahmoud Labib
    Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
    Anal Chem 84:8966-9. 2012
    ..This report is envisaged to open a new venue for the aptamer-based viability sensing of a variety of microorganisms, particularly viable but nonculturable (VBNC) bacteria, using a rapid, economic, and label-free electrochemical platform...
  12. ncbi request reprint Carrier tests to assess microbicidal activities of chemical disinfectants for use on medical devices and environmental surfaces
    V Susan Springthorpe
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5, Canada
    J AOAC Int 88:182-201. 2005
    ..It is hoped that this review and its recommendations will initiate needed discussion and resolution of the many issues identified...
  13. ncbi request reprint Application of a quantitative carrier test to evaluate microbicides against mycobacteria
    V Susan Springthorpe
    University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, KlH 8M5, Canada
    J AOAC Int 90:817-24. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Activity of selected oxidizing microbicides against the spores of Clostridium difficile: relevance to environmental control
    Justo Perez
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 33:320-5. 2005
    ..This study tested the potential of selected oxidative microbicides to inactivate C. difficile spores on hard surfaces in relatively short contact times at room temperature...
  15. pmc Ultrasensitive norovirus detection using DNA aptasensor technology
    Amanda Giamberardino
    Department of Chemistry, Carleton University, Steacie Building, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e79087. 2013
    ..The lead aptamer candidate and the aptasensor platform show promise for the rapid detection and identification of noroviruses in environmental and clinical samples. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint A disc-based quantitative carrier test method to assess the virucidal activity of chemical germicides
    Syed A Sattar
    Center for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont, Canada K1H8M5
    J Virol Methods 112:3-12. 2003
    ..The method has been used with several types of human and animal pathogenic viruses to test the activity of all major classes of chemical germicides against them...
  17. ncbi request reprint Combined application of simulated reuse and quantitative carrier tests to assess high-level disinfection: experiments with an accelerated hydrogen peroxide-based formulation
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 30:449-57. 2002
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Chloraminated drinking water does not generate bacterial resistance to antibiotics in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms
    D J Jurgens
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Lett Appl Microbiol 46:562-7. 2008
    ..To determine if exposure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms to chloraminated drinking water can lead to individual bacteria with resistance to antibiotics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of Legionella in groundwater: an ecological study
    S Riffard
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    Water Sci Technol 43:99-102. 2001
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of static and dynamic disinfection models for bacteria and viruses in water of varying quality
    S Springthorpe
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1H 8M5
    Water Sci Technol 43:147-54. 2001
    ..This system could be useful for understanding the fluctuations in disinfection efficacy that may occur in source water of varying quality, or in distribution systems, as disinfectant residuals decline...
  21. ncbi request reprint Clospore: a liquid medium for producing high titers of semi-purified spores of Clostridium difficile
    Justo Perez
    University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology CREM, Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Rd, ON, Canada K1H 8M5
    J AOAC Int 94:618-26. 2011
    ..The described procedure has been successfully applied to four standard (ATCC) and six clinical strains of C. difficile...
  22. ncbi request reprint Broad-spectrum microbicidal activity, toxicologic assessment, and materials compatibility of a new generation of accelerated hydrogen peroxide-based environmental surface disinfectant
    Navid Omidbakhsh
    Virox Technologies, Inc, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 34:251-7. 2006
    ..ACCEL TB, a 0.5% accelerated H(2)O(2) (AHP)-based disinfectant described here, is a potential candidate...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hygienic hand antiseptics: should they not have activity and label claims against viruses?
    Syed A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and the Procter and Gamble Co, Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio, USA
    Am J Infect Control 30:355-72. 2002
    ..In addition, this review proposes surrogate viruses in such testing and discusses issues for additional consideration by researchers, manufacturers, end-users, and regulators...
  24. doi request reprint Aptamer-based impedimetric sensor for bacterial typing
    Mahmoud Labib
    Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
    Anal Chem 84:8114-7. 2012
    ..typhimurium and S. choleraesuis. This report is envisaged to open a new venue for the aptamer-based typing of a variety of microorganisms using a rapid, economic, and label-free electrochemical platform...
  25. pmc First evidence of genotypes Ad3a16 and Ad3a18 in North America, obtained by genetic analysis of infectious human adenovirus from wastewaters of two urban communities in Canada
    Sinisa Vidovic
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:4256-9. 2011
    ..Comparative genomic analysis revealed the existence of the reportedly highly contagious Ad3a16/18 genotypes. This is the first report of Ad3a16/18 genotypes in North America...
  26. ncbi request reprint Norovirus cross-contamination during food handling and interruption of virus transfer by hand antisepsis: experiments with feline calicivirus as a surrogate
    S Bidawid
    Health Canada, Food Directorate, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Sir F G Banting Research Centre, Ross Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0L2
    J Food Prot 67:103-9. 2004
    ..9%). These findings should help in a better assessment of the potential for cross-contamination of foods during handling and also assist in developing more effective approaches to foodborne spread of norovirus infections...
  27. pmc Comparative in vivo efficiencies of hand-washing agents against hepatitis A virus (HM-175) and poliovirus type 1 (Sabin)
    J N Mbithi
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Environ Microbiol 59:3463-9. 1993
    ..The results are reported as mean percentages of reduction in PFU compared with the amount of infectious virus detectable after initial drying.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  28. ncbi request reprint Preventing the spread of hepatitis B and C viruses: where are germicides relevant?
    S A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 29:187-97. 2001
    ..Although progress in the culturing of HBV and HCV is still underway, critical issues on virus survival and inactivation should be addressed with the use of these surrogates...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cloth, paper, and warm air drying in eliminating viruses and bacteria from washed hands
    S A Ansari
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 19:243-9. 1991
    ..These findings indicate the importance of selecting the right means for drying washed hands, particularly when less effective hand-washing agents are used...
  30. pmc Chemical disinfection of hepatitis A virus on environmental surfaces
    J N Mbithi
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Environ Microbiol 56:3601-4. 1990
    ..9%; phenolics, iodine-based products, alcohols, and solutions of acetic, peracetic, citric, and phosphoric acids were unable to do so...
  31. ncbi request reprint Impact of changing societal trends on the spread of infections in American and Canadian homes
    S A Sattar
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 27:S4-21. 1999
    ..This review will highlight these factors and their impact on home hygiene and steps that may be needed to reduce the risk from infections...
  32. pmc Contamination of foods by food handlers: experiments on hepatitis A virus transfer to food and its interruption
    S Bidawid
    Health Canada, Food Directorate, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0L2
    Appl Environ Microbiol 66:2759-63. 2000
    ....
  33. pmc Rapid screening method for Mycobactericidal activity of chemical germicides that uses Mycobacterium terrae expressing a green fluorescent protein gene
    A A Zafer
    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:1239-45. 2001
    ..85) was observed between the intensity of fluorescence and the number of CFU. The GFP-based fluorescence assay reduced the turnaround time in the screening of chemical germicides for mycobactericidal activity to < or =7 days...
  34. ncbi request reprint Survival of calicivirus in foods and on surfaces: experiments with feline calicivirus as a surrogate for norovirus
    K Mattison
    Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch Health Canada, Sir F G Banting Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9
    J Food Prot 70:500-3. 2007
    ....
  35. pmc Improved inactivation of nonenveloped enteric viruses and their surrogates by a novel alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    David R Macinga
    GOJO Industries, Inc, One GOJO Plaza, Suite 500, Akron, OH 44311, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:5047-52. 2008
    ..Based on these results, we conclude that this new ethanol-based hand sanitizer is a promising option for reducing the transmission of enteric viruses, including norovirus, by food handlers and care providers...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparative efficacy of hand hygiene agents in the reduction of bacteria and viruses
    Manfred Rotter
    Am J Infect Control 33:558-60. 2005
  37. pmc Identification by quantitative carrier test of surrogate spore-forming bacteria to assess sporicidal chemicals for use against Bacillus anthracis
    Miles R Majcher
    National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, 1015 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E 3R2
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:676-81. 2008
    ..anthracis contamination...