Suhail Ahmad

Summary

Affiliation: Kuwait University
Country: Kuwait

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of rpoB mutations in rifampin-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Kuwait and Dubai
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, 13110, Safat, Kuwait
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 44:245-52. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Rapid molecular differentiation and genotypic heterogeneity among Candida parapsilosis and Candida orthopsilosis strains isolated from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Mohammad Asadzadeh
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    J Med Microbiol 58:745-52. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Coniochaeta polymorpha, a new species from endotracheal aspirate of a preterm neonate, and transfer of Lecythophora species to Coniochaeta
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, P O Box 24923, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 104:243-52. 2013
  4. pmc Minor contribution of mutations at iniA codon 501 and embC-embA intergenic region in ethambutol-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Kuwait
    Al Anoud Jaber
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 8:2. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Candida dubliniensis among germ tube-positive Candida isolates in a maternity hospital in Kuwait
    Noura Al-Sweih
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Mycoses 48:347-51. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Contribution of AGC to ACC and other mutations at codon 315 of the katG gene in isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from the Middle East
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:473-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular fingerprinting of isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from chest diseases hospital in Kuwait
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Microbiol Immunol 46:767-71. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a multiplex PCR for rapid detection and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members from non-tuberculous mycobacteria
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Jpn J Infect Dis 60:140-4. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Candida dubliniensis isolates from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Med Princ Pract 14:77-83. 2005
  10. pmc Outbreak of fungemia among neonates caused by Candida haemulonii resistant to amphotericin B, itraconazole, and fluconazole
    Zia U Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2025-7. 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications62

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of rpoB mutations in rifampin-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Kuwait and Dubai
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, 13110, Safat, Kuwait
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 44:245-52. 2002
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Rapid molecular differentiation and genotypic heterogeneity among Candida parapsilosis and Candida orthopsilosis strains isolated from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Mohammad Asadzadeh
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    J Med Microbiol 58:745-52. 2009
    ..parapsilosis sensu stricto strains. As far as is known, this is the first report on the identification of C. orthopsilosis from a bloodstream infection in the Arabian Gulf region...
  3. doi request reprint Coniochaeta polymorpha, a new species from endotracheal aspirate of a preterm neonate, and transfer of Lecythophora species to Coniochaeta
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, P O Box 24923, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 104:243-52. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Minor contribution of mutations at iniA codon 501 and embC-embA intergenic region in ethambutol-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Kuwait
    Al Anoud Jaber
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 8:2. 2009
    ..Most epidemiologically unrelated EMB-resistant M. tuberculosis strains contain mutations at embB codons 306, 406 and 497, embC-embA intergenic region (IGR) and iniA codon 501 (iniA501)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Candida dubliniensis among germ tube-positive Candida isolates in a maternity hospital in Kuwait
    Noura Al-Sweih
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Mycoses 48:347-51. 2005
    ..dubliniensis and confirms the prevailing view that this species forms only a minor constituent of Candida species occurring in vagina or other anatomic sites of non-HIV/AIDS-infected individuals...
  6. ncbi request reprint Contribution of AGC to ACC and other mutations at codon 315 of the katG gene in isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from the Middle East
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:473-9. 2004
    ..tuberculosis isolates recovered from Middle Eastern patients and should be incorporated in a rapid screen for the detection of mutations for isoniazid-resistance in the katG gene from this ethnic group...
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular fingerprinting of isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from chest diseases hospital in Kuwait
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Microbiol Immunol 46:767-71. 2002
    ..The data indicate the possibility of some strains of South Asian/Southeast Asian origin spreading among local populations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a multiplex PCR for rapid detection and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex members from non-tuberculous mycobacteria
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Jpn J Infect Dis 60:140-4. 2007
    ..The mPCR developed in this study allowed rapid detection and differentiation of primary cultures as MTC or NTM, thus helping in timely institution of specific therapy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Candida dubliniensis isolates from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Med Princ Pract 14:77-83. 2005
    ..This study was carried out to characterize Candida dubliniensis using phenotypic and molecular methods and to determine the occurrence of C. dubliniensis in clinical specimens in Kuwait...
  10. pmc Outbreak of fungemia among neonates caused by Candida haemulonii resistant to amphotericin B, itraconazole, and fluconazole
    Zia U Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2025-7. 2007
    ..They were all resistant to amphotericin B, fluconazole, and itraconazole. This report highlights the emergence of C. haemulonii as an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients...
  11. doi request reprint Prevalence of Candida dubliniensis among cancer patients in Kuwait: a 5-year retrospective study
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Mycoses 54:e29-34. 2011
    ..The isolation of C. dubliniensis from respiratory or oral specimens and not from blood or urine specimens suggests that this species has preference to colonise these sites of human body...
  12. doi request reprint Cryptococcus randhawai sp. nov., a novel anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast isolated from tree trunk hollow of Ficus religiosa (peepal tree) from New Delhi, India
    Zia U Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, 13110 Safat, Kuwait
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 97:253-9. 2010
    ..The type strain J11/2002 has been deposited in the culture collection of the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS10160) and CABI Biosciences (IMI 393306)...
  13. doi request reprint Kodamaea ohmeri as an emerging pathogen: a case report and review of the literature
    Noura Al-Sweih
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Shuwaikh, Kuwait
    Med Mycol 49:766-70. 2011
    ..The neonate was successfully treated with amphotericin B. The published cases of K. ohmeri fungemia reported in pediatric patients are reviewed highlighting its increasing importance as a bloodstream pathogen...
  14. pmc Candida dubliniensis: an appraisal of its clinical significance as a bloodstream pathogen
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    PLoS ONE 7:e32952. 2012
    ..dubliniensis candidemia, and 167 isolates identified from blood cultures since 1982. In conclusion, this study highlights a greater role of C. dubliniensis in bloodstream infections than hitherto recognized...
  15. ncbi request reprint Molecular fingerprinting reveals familial transmission of rifampin-resistant tuberculosis in Kuwait
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Ann Saudi Med 25:150-3. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Actinomucor elegans var. kuwaitiensis isolated from the wound of a diabetic patient
    Zia U Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 94:343-52. 2008
    ..Additionally, A. elegans var. kuwaitiensis was pathogenic to white mice causing 100% mortality within 5 days...
  17. pmc Molecular identification and antifungal susceptibility profile of Aspergillus flavus isolates recovered from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Faten Al-Wathiqi
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, 13110, Safat, Kuwait
    BMC Infect Dis 13:126. 2013
    ..is a cause of concern for treatment of patients with invasive aspergillosis. In this study we present data on genetic characterization and antifungal susceptibility profile of clinical and environmental isolates of A. flavus...
  18. pmc Performance comparison of phenotypic and molecular methods for detection and differentiation of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    BMC Infect Dis 12:230. 2012
    ..We developed a duplex PCR assay for rapid detection and differentiation of C. albicans from C. dubliniensis for resource-poor settings equipped with basic PCR technology and compared its performance with three phenotypic methods...
  19. doi request reprint Genotypic heterogeneity and molecular basis of 5-flucytosine resistance among Candida dubliniensis isolates recovered from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Med Mycol 50:244-51. 2012
    ..dubliniensis isolates, recovered from oral/respiratory specimens from patients of Middle Eastern origin. Furthermore, all 5-flucytosine resistant C. dubliniensis isolates in Kuwait belonged to genotype 4 only...
  20. doi request reprint A simple xylose-based agar medium for the differentiation of Candida dubliniensis and Candida albicans
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat Kuwait 13110, Kuwait
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 72:285-7. 2012
    ..dubliniensis isolates failed to grow on this medium, while C. albicans isolates yielded good growth. This simple in-house medium offers an inexpensive alternative to commercial yeast identification systems for resource poor settings...
  21. ncbi request reprint Performance of the genotype MTBDR assay for molecular detection of multidrug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Noura Al-Mutairi
    Department of Microbiology, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Ann Saudi Med 28:203-6. 2008
  22. pmc Echoviruses are a major cause of aseptic meningitis in infants and young children in Kuwait
    Ajmal Dalwai
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Virol J 7:236. 2010
    ..The etiologic agents of aseptic meningitis (AM) often include human enteroviruses. The role of enteroviruses causing AM in young children was investigated during a 3-year period in Kuwait...
  23. ncbi request reprint The occurrence of rare rpoB mutations in rifampicin-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 26:205-12. 2005
    ..The occurrence of rare mutations in the rpoB gene, namely insertion 514TTC in 3 (9%) and V146F in 2 (6%) of 32 RIF-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates from Kuwait, is the highest reported so far...
  24. pmc Purpureocillium lilacinum as a cause of cavitary pulmonary disease: a new clinical presentation and observations on atypical morphologic characteristics of the isolate
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1800-4. 2012
    ..which necessitated molecular identification by sequencing of multiple conserved loci. The patient responded to voriconazole, reinforcing its therapeutic efficacy for P. lilacinum infections...
  25. pmc Comparative evaluation of INNO-LiPA HBV assay, direct DNA sequencing and subtractive PCR-RFLP for genotyping of clinical HBV isolates
    Maisa M Ali
    Department of Microbiology, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Virol J 7:111. 2010
    ..The data show that the PCR-RFLP-based method incorrectly identified some genotype D strains and failed to identify mixed genotype infections while LiPA and DNA sequencing yielded accurate results...
  26. ncbi request reprint PCR-enzyme immunoassay of rDNA in the diagnosis of candidemia and comparison with amplicon detection by agarose gel electrophoresis
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Int J Med Microbiol 294:45-51. 2004
    ..The snPCR-EIA could, therefore, be a method of choice for the diagnosis of candidemia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Genotypic diversity among isoniazid-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Rashid hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Med Princ Pract 14:16-21. 2005
    ..To perform molecular fingerprinting for strain relatedness among isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates recovered from tuberculosis (TB) patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  28. doi request reprint Antifungal susceptibility of clinical Candida parapsilosis isolates in Kuwait
    Mohammad Asadzadeh
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Mycoses 51:318-23. 2008
    ..The antifungal resistance among bloodstream isolates of C. parapsilosis against AP, FL, FC and VO in Kuwait is rare. This is the first report on CS susceptibility of C. parapsilosis isolates from Arabian Gulf region...
  29. ncbi request reprint Characterization of Trichosporon species isolated from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    J Med Microbiol 54:639-46. 2005
    ..asahii and four T. asteroides isolates. These data suggest that T. asahii is the major species associated with clinical specimens in Kuwait...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of performance of two DNA line probe assays for rapid detection of multidrug-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat, 13110, Kuwait
    Indian J Exp Biol 47:454-62. 2009
    ..7%) isolates. Both the tests are useful for rapid detection of MDR-TB strains, however, GT-MTBDR assay offers the advantage of detecting the resistance to both INH and RIF simultaneously when MDR-TB is suspected...
  31. pmc Mucor circinelloides as a cause of invasive maxillofacial zygomycosis: an emerging dimorphic pathogen with reduced susceptibility to posaconazole
    Zia U Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1244-8. 2009
    ..The isolate was resistant to posaconazole. This report underscores the importance of prior susceptibility testing of zygomycetes to guide therapy with the most effective antifungal agent for an improved prognosis...
  32. doi request reprint Frequency of enterovirus detection in blood samples of neonates admitted to hospital with sepsis-like illness in Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    J Med Virol 85:1280-5. 2013
    ..The data indicate that enteroviruses should be considered in the differential diagnosis of sepsis-like illness among neonates, particularly those with negative blood cultures for bacterial pathogens...
  33. doi request reprint Development of a nested PCR assay for the detection of Fusarium solani DNA and its evaluation in the diagnosis of invasive fusariosis using an experimental mouse model
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Mycoses 53:40-7. 2010
    ..Our data from an experimental mouse model show that detection of DNA in BAL and to a lesser extent in serum by nPCR offers a sensitive and specific diagnostic approach to invasive F. solani infection...
  34. doi request reprint Isolation of Cryptococcus magnus and Cryptococcus chernovii from nasal cavities of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait 13110
    Med Mycol 49:439-43. 2011
    ..To the best of our knowledge, the isolation of these two species from nasal cavities has not been reported previously...
  35. doi request reprint Pyrenochaeta romeroi: a causative agent of phaeohyphomycotic cyst
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    J Med Microbiol 60:842-6. 2011
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is only the second report of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycotic cyst caused by Pyrenochaeta romeroi...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cerebral aspergillosis diagnosed by detection of Aspergillus flavus-specific DNA, galactomannan and (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan in clinical specimens
    Zia U Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    J Med Microbiol 56:129-32. 2007
    ..The inability to isolate the organism in culture suggested that combined therapy of AmBisome and caspofungin was fungicidal for the fungus in the brain abscess...
  37. pmc Levels of (1→3)-β-D-glucan, Candida mannan and Candida DNA in serum samples of pediatric cancer patients colonized with Candida species
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    BMC Infect Dis 10:292. 2010
    ..This prospective surveillance study determined the extent of Candida colonization among pediatric cancer patients and its possible impact on serum levels of (1-3)-β-D-glucan (BDG), Candida mannan and Candida DNA...
  38. doi request reprint Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Respir Med 103:1777-90. 2009
    ....
  39. pmc Tobacco agar, a new medium for differentiating Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans
    Zia U Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4796-8. 2004
    ..albicans isolates formed smooth, white-to-cream-colored colonies with no chlamydospore production. This medium provides a simple tool for presumptive differentiation of C. dubliniensis from C. albicans...
  40. pmc Acremonium kiliense: reappraisal of its clinical significance
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2342-7. 2011
    ..This report and available literature suggest that A. kiliense may have a greater clinical significance than hitherto recognized...
  41. pmc Variations in the occurrence of specific rpoB mutations in rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients of different ethnic groups in Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Indian J Med Res 135:756-62. 2012
    ..This study was aimed to determine the occurrence of specific rpoB mutations in rifampicin-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates from tuberculosis patients of various ethnic groups in Kuwait...
  42. ncbi request reprint Isolation and molecular identification of Candida dubliniensis from non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in Kuwait
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    J Med Microbiol 53:633-7. 2004
    ..Two of the isolates were resistant to 5-flucytosine (>32 microg ml(-1)), but none against fluconazole. The study reinforces the current view that C. dubliniensis has a much wider geographical and epidemiological distribution...
  43. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of DNA, (1-3)-beta-d-glucan, and galactomannan detection in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage of mice experimentally infected with Aspergillus terreus
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait 13110
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:165-71. 2007
    ..Detection of GM and DNA offers a sensitive and specific diagnostic option for invasive aspergillosis...
  44. doi request reprint Species spectrum of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from clinical specimens in Kuwait
    Eiman Mokaddas
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Curr Microbiol 56:413-7. 2008
    ..fortuitum causing the majority of NTM infections in Kuwait. One patient was infected with two NTM species. Rapid species-specific identification of NTM may help with appropriate treatment regimens for proper patient management...
  45. ncbi request reprint Molecular fingerprinting of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in Beirut reveals genetic diversity and father to daughter transmission
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    J Med Liban 51:4-8. 2003
    ..Combining DRE-PCR with RFLP at the rpoB and katG genes could provide a powerful means for investigating the spread of multidrug-resistant M. tuberculosis strains in Lebanon...
  46. pmc Isolation of Lodderomyces elongisporus from the Catheter Tip of a Fungemia Patient in the Middle East
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, 13110 Safat, Kuwait
    Case Rep Med 2013:560406. 2013
    ..We report here the isolation of Lodderomyces elongisporus from the catheter of a suspected case of fungemia. The identity of the isolate was confirmed by phenotypic characteristics and ribosomal DNA sequencing...
  47. ncbi request reprint Internalization by HeLa cells of latex beads coated with mammalian cell entry (Mce) proteins encoded by the mce3 operon of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Sherief El-Shazly
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    J Med Microbiol 56:1145-51. 2007
    ..The data also showed, for the first time, the role of another Mce protein (LprM/Mce3E) in facilitating the interaction and internalization of M. tuberculosis by mammalian cells...
  48. pmc Diagnosis of endocarditis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus
    Khalifa Al-Benwan
    Department of Microbiology, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    Ann Saudi Med 30:408-11. 2010
    ..This report shows that M abscessus should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of infective endocarditis in hemodialysis patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Variations in the occurrence of the S315T mutation within the katG gene in isoniazid-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Kuwait
    Adnan T Abal
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat
    Microb Drug Resist 8:99-105. 2002
    ..tuberculosis isolates recovered from majority of patients in some ethnic groupings...
  50. ncbi request reprint Isolation of cholesterol-dependent, multidrug-resistant Candida glabrata strains from blood cultures of a candidemia patient in Kuwait
    Ziauddin Khan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P, O, Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    BMC Infect Dis 14:188. 2014
    ..Here, we describe isolation of two cholesterol-dependent Candida glabrata strains from a candidemia patient which failed to grow on the media devoid of a cholesterol source...
  51. ncbi request reprint Construction of a modified vector for efficient purification of recombinant Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteins expressed in Escherichia coli
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    Protein Expr Purif 29:167-75. 2003
    ..tuberculosis proteins expressed in E. coli, which could be used for further diagnostic and immunological studies...
  52. doi request reprint Modification of an expression vector for efficient recombinant production and purification of mitogillin of Aspergillus fumigatus expressed in Escherichia coli
    Ali Al-Sheikh
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Protein Expr Purif 76:90-6. 2011
    ..fumigatus secretory protein expressed in E. coli, which could be used for further studies...
  53. doi request reprint Echovirus type 9 is an important cause of viral encephalitis among infants and young children in Kuwait
    Ajmal Dalwai
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    J Clin Virol 44:48-51. 2009
    ..The role of enteroviruses in encephalitis is not fully established...
  54. pmc Simple, low-cost molecular assays for TR34/L98H mutations in the cyp51A gene for rapid detection of triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus isolates
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 52:2223-7. 2014
    ..The prevalence of TR34/L98H mutations in clinical/environmental A. fumigatus isolates may now be determined easily from resource-poor settings. ..
  55. pmc First report of molecular detection of fluoroquinolone resistance-associated gyrA mutations in multidrug-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Kuwait
    Noura M Al-Mutairi
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    BMC Res Notes 4:123. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  56. pmc Seminested PCR for diagnosis of candidemia: comparison with culture, antigen detection, and biochemical methods for species identification
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat 13110, Kuwait
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2483-9. 2002
    ..Moreover, the improved detection of cases of candidemia caused by more than one Candida species is an additional advantage...
  57. doi request reprint Current status and future trends in the diagnosis and treatment of drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait Electronic address
    J Infect Public Health 7:75-91. 2014
    ..Some currently existing drugs and several new drugs with novel modes of action are in various stages of development to shorten the treatment duration of drug-susceptible TB and to improve the outcome of MDR-TB and XDR-TB. ..
  58. pmc Development of a novel inhalational model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in rats and comparative evaluation of three biomarkers for its diagnosis
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
    PLoS ONE 9:e100524. 2014
    ....
  59. pmc Pathogenesis, immunology, and diagnosis of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, P O Box 24923, Safat 13110, Kuwait suhail
    Clin Dev Immunol 2011:814943. 2011
    ....
  60. pmc New approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection
    Suhail Ahmad
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Respir Res 11:169. 2010
    ..Similar approaches also hold great promise for other countries with low-intermediate rates of tuberculosis incidence...
  61. ncbi request reprint Rapid discrimination between Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis by using real-time polymerase chain reaction
    Ferenc Somogyvari
    Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged 6725, Hungary
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 58:367-9. 2007
    ..Here, we suggest a rapid real-time polymerase chain reaction assay where the discrimination was achieved through melting point analysis with the help of the nonspecific fluorescent dye SybrGreen...
  62. pmc Recombinantly expressed isoenzymic aminopeptidases from Helicoverpa armigera (American cotton bollworm) midgut display differential interaction with closely related Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal proteins
    R Rajagopal
    Insect Resistance Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ICGEB, PO Box 10504, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067, India
    Biochem J 370:971-8. 2003
    ..All the three toxins bound to HaAPN1, whereas only Cry1Ac interacted with HaAPN2. This is the first report demonstrating differential Cry-toxin-binding abilities of two different aminopeptidases from a susceptible insect...