G F Araj

Summary

Affiliation: American University of Beirut
Country: Lebanon

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of BACTEC TB in the rapid confirmatory diagnosis of mycobacterial infections. A Lebanese tertiary care center experience
    Lina Y Itani
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 53:208-12. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint A reflection on bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents at a major tertiary care center in Lebanon over a decade
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 60:125-35. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint In vitro activity of fosfomycin and other antimicrobials against uropathogenic Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae at a tertiary care center in Lebanon
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 60:142-7. 2012
  4. pmc Genotypes and serotype distribution of macrolide resistant invasive and non-invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Lebanon
    Nedal Taha
    Department of Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 11:2. 2012
  5. pmc Detection of a highly prevalent and potentially virulent strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from nosocomial infections in a medical center
    Ghassan M Matar
    Department of Microbiology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    BMC Microbiol 5:29. 2005
  6. pmc Frequency of conjugative transfer of plasmid-encoded ISEcp1 - blaCTX-M-15 and aac(6')-lb-cr genes in Enterobacteriaceae at a tertiary care center in Lebanon - role of transferases
    Mohamad Harajly
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 9:19. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Etiologic agents of dermatophyte infection in Lebanon
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut, Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 52:59-63. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Update on laboratory diagnosis of human brucellosis
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:S12-7. 2010
  9. pmc Evaluation of the PANBIO Brucella immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for diagnosis of human brucellosis
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P O Box 113 6024, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:1334-5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Nationwide study of drug resistance among acid-fast bacilli positive pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Lebanon
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:63-7. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of BACTEC TB in the rapid confirmatory diagnosis of mycobacterial infections. A Lebanese tertiary care center experience
    Lina Y Itani
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 53:208-12. 2005
    ..The reliability of the automated radiometric BACTEC 460 TB (BACTEC) system for the rapid detection of mycobacteria in clinical specimens was evaluated and compared to the conventional culture on Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) medium...
  2. ncbi request reprint A reflection on bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents at a major tertiary care center in Lebanon over a decade
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 60:125-35. 2012
    ..This study addresses the patterns and trends of bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents over a decade, at a major tertiary care center in Beirut...
  3. ncbi request reprint In vitro activity of fosfomycin and other antimicrobials against uropathogenic Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae at a tertiary care center in Lebanon
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 60:142-7. 2012
    ..Fosfomycin was reported to be highly efficacious against these organisms, however, data is lacking in Lebanon and the Middle East...
  4. pmc Genotypes and serotype distribution of macrolide resistant invasive and non-invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Lebanon
    Nedal Taha
    Department of Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 11:2. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Detection of a highly prevalent and potentially virulent strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from nosocomial infections in a medical center
    Ghassan M Matar
    Department of Microbiology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    BMC Microbiol 5:29. 2005
    ..Antibiotic susceptibility testing, RAPD analysis and detection of enzymatic activities of extracellular virulence factors, were done on these isolates...
  6. pmc Frequency of conjugative transfer of plasmid-encoded ISEcp1 - blaCTX-M-15 and aac(6')-lb-cr genes in Enterobacteriaceae at a tertiary care center in Lebanon - role of transferases
    Mohamad Harajly
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 9:19. 2010
    ..In addition, the role of tra genes encoding transferases in mediating conjugation was assessed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Etiologic agents of dermatophyte infection in Lebanon
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut, Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 52:59-63. 2004
    ..In our region, studies on the prevalence of dermatophytoses and the distribution of the various dermatophyte species involved are rare. In Lebanon, only one study was published on this subject over the last forty years...
  8. doi request reprint Update on laboratory diagnosis of human brucellosis
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:S12-7. 2010
    ..Although much progress has been made, further challenges remain to the accurate diagnosis of this historic but still common global zoonotic disease...
  9. pmc Evaluation of the PANBIO Brucella immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for diagnosis of human brucellosis
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P O Box 113 6024, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:1334-5. 2005
    ..The sensitivities of ELISA IgG and IgM were 91% and 100%, respectively, while the specificity was 100% for both. These ELISAs are simple, rapid, and reliable for the diagnosis of human brucellosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nationwide study of drug resistance among acid-fast bacilli positive pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Lebanon
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:63-7. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of drug resistance among smear-positive sputum specimens from pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases in Lebanon...
  11. doi request reprint Tigecycline in vitro activity against commonly encountered multidrug-resistant gram-negative pathogens in a Middle Eastern country
    George F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P O Box 116 3044, Beirut 11077 2020, Lebanon
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 62:411-5. 2008
    ..The introduction of this effective and viable drug for the initial or recommended treatment of serious infections caused by such highly resistant pathogens is an asset for patients in this country and elsewhere...
  12. ncbi request reprint Trends and prevalence of intestinal parasites at a tertiary care center in Lebanon over a decade
    Georg F Araj
    Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon 1107 2020
    J Med Liban 59:143-8. 2011
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint In vitro activity of antimicrobial agents against extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae at a tertiary care center in Lebanon
    Joumana N Samaha-Kfoury
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Infect Control 33:134-6. 2005
    ..In addition, most K pneumoniae isolates were susceptible to quinolones (72%-75%) and cefepime (88%). However, clinical correlation is warranted...
  14. ncbi request reprint Available laboratory tests to guide antimicrobial therapy
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 48:199-202. 2000
    ..This article addresses these and other antimicrobial tests to update and enlighten the physicians in selecting the most relevant test(s) that will help guiding the therapy of infections caused by different bacterial etiologic agents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of antituberculous drug resistance among Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates recovered at the American University of Beirut Medical Center: 1996-1998 vs 1994-1995
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center AUBMC, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 48:18-22. 2000
    ..tuberculosis isolates recovered at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) between 1996-1998 in comparison to those reported on isolates recovered in 1994-1995...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparative performance of PCR-based assay versus microscopy and culture for the direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in clinical respiratory specimens in Lebanon
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 4:877-81. 2000
    ..American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon...
  17. ncbi request reprint Human brucellosis: a classical infectious disease with persistent diagnostic challenges
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    Clin Lab Sci 12:207-12. 1999
    ..This update article addresses these and other issues related to this classical infectious disease that remains a diagnostic challenge, especially to the unaware...
  18. ncbi request reprint Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in the Lebanon: implications for presumptive therapy
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 12:349-54. 1999
    ..Penicillin and multiply antibiotic-resistant pneumococci are spreading in Lebanon, emphasizing the necessity to reconsider current treatment regimens in this country...
  19. ncbi request reprint Discrepancies between mecA PCR and conventional tests used for detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 11:47-52. 1999
    ..aureus is tested for detection of methicillin resistance...
  20. ncbi request reprint Current status and changing trends of antimicrobial resistance in Lebanon
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 48:221-6. 2000
    ..In this context, the current status and changing trends of antimicrobial resistance in Lebanon are addressed covering the most relevant bacterial, mycobacterial and fungal pathogens...
  21. ncbi request reprint Antifungal susceptibility of Candida isolates at the American University of Beirut Medical Center
    G F Araj
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 10:291-6. 1998
    ..Despite the uniform susceptibility to AP and FC, resistance to azoles drugs is encountered in a range of 4-17% among candida isolates in this country...
  22. doi request reprint Molecular characterisation of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. isolates at a tertiary-care centre in Lebanon
    S S Kanj
    Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:501-4. 2008
    ..The genes encoding CTX-M-15 and AAC(6')-Ib-cr were carried on a 90-kb plasmid of the pC15-1a or pCTX-15 type, which transferred both ESBL production and quinolone resistance from donors to transconjugants...
  23. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of rabeprazole, amoxicillin, and gatifloxacin after treatment failure of initial Helicobacter pylori eradication
    Ala I Sharara
    Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Helicobacter 11:231-6. 2006
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of a 7-day regimen of gatifloxacin (400 mg daily), amoxicillin (1 g twice a day), and rabeprazole (20 mg twice a day) in the secondary eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of bacterial isolates to cefepime in comparison to other broad spectrum antimicrobial agents at a tertiary care center in Lebanon
    S S Kanj
    Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 49:13-7. 2001
    ..pneumoniae isolates were susceptible. The data shows that currently, cefepime provides a very broad spectrum of activity against gram-positive as well as gram-negative bacterial isolates recovered from clinical specimens...
  25. ncbi request reprint First detection and sequence analysis of the bla-CTX-M-15 gene in Lebanese isolates of extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Shigella sonnei
    G M Matar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh Street, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 101:511-7. 2007
    ..sonnei has been demonstrated for the first time in Lebanon. The resistance of these isolates to third-generation cephalosporins was mediated by the CTX-M-15 enzyme, which was plasmid-encoded...
  26. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing organisms: a case control study at a tertiary care center in Lebanon
    Zeina A Kanafani
    Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Infect Control 33:326-32. 2005
    ..At the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), we have observed a significant rise in the rates of ESBL-producing organisms over the past 5 years...
  27. doi request reprint Underlying mechanisms of carbapenem resistance in extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli isolates at a tertiary care centre in Lebanon: role of OXA-48 and NDM-1 carbapenemases
    M Baroud
    Center for Infectious Diseases Research, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 41:75-9. 2013
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of Enterococci in Lebanon
    M G Zouain
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O.Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 17:209-13. 2001
    ....
  29. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis B infection markers in Lebanese children: the need for an expanded programme on immunization
    M M Nabulsi
    Department of Paediatrics, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    Epidemiol Infect 126:285-9. 2001
    ..The risk of horizontal transmission of hepatitis B to uninfected children increased substantially after the age of 2 years. An expanded programme on immunization that integrates hepatitisB vaccine during the first year of life is needed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of toxocariasis in Lebanon: a pilot study
    Z A Kanafani
    American University of Beirut Medical Center, Hamra, Cairo Street PO Box 113 6044, Beirut 110 32090, Lebanon
    Parasitology 132:635-9. 2006
    ..Higher numbers of persons in the household, and low family income during childhood, were significant on bivariate analysis only. Toxocariasis is common in Lebanon. A large population-based survey is needed to confirm these results...
  31. ncbi request reprint The current status of hepatitis B in Lebanon
    Mona M Nabulsi
    Department of Pediatrics, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 51:64-70. 2003
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma antibodies among individuals tested at hospitals and private laboratories in Beirut
    Sarah F Bouhamdan
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences I, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 58:8-11. 2010
    ..This current information reflects the endemicity of this disease and would help the medical and public health authorities to address policies for monitor and control aspects of the disease in Lebanon...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis B in a presumably healthy Lebanese population
    Bassem R Saab
    Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 55:11-4. 2007
    ..This study aims at determining the prevalence rate of infection with HBV in a basically healthy group of Lebanese adults...
  34. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of real-time polymerase chain reaction assays on whole blood and paraffin-embedded tissues for rapid diagnosis of human brucellosis
    Mireille M Kattar
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:23-32. 2007
    ..Because omp31 is not present in Brucella abortus, these data indicate that the 28 tested isolates are most likely Brucella melitensis. ITS-PCR is rapid and could augment the clinical laboratory diagnosis of human brucellosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of ESBL-producing Shigella sonnei isolates from patients with bacilliary dysentery in Lebanon
    Ahmad H Sabra
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Infect Dev Ctries 3:300-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to molecularly characterize the newly emerging beta-lactam resistant Shigella sonnei, specifically ESBLs in Lebanon, and compare them to beta-lactam sensitive isolates...
  36. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of two rabeprazole/gatifloxacin-based triple therapies for Helicobacter pylori infection
    Ala I Sharara
    Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Helicobacter 9:255-61. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Tuberculous epididymo-orchitis following intravesical BCG for superficial bladder cancer
    Muhammad A Bulbul
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 50:67-9. 2002
    ..The patient received a six-month course of antituberculous therapy. This case highlights a rare but serious complication of intravesical BCG...
  38. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasites among presumably healthy individuals in Lebanon
    Bassem R Saab
    Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Saudi Med J 25:34-7. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence period of intestinal parasites among presumably healthy subjects in Lebanon...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori resistance to metronidazole, clarithromycin, amoxycillin and tetracycline in Lebanon
    Ala I Sharara
    Department of Internal Medicine, Box 11 0236 16B, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 19:155-8. 2002
    ..These findings are comparable with those reported from Europe and the United States. The prevalence of metronidazole resistance in our study was lower than that from other parts of the Middle East and the developing world...
  40. ncbi request reprint Brucella pelvic tubo-ovarian abscess mimicking a pelvic malignancy
    Muhiedine A F Seoud
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Scand J Infect Dis 35:277-8. 2003
    ..Pathology revealed an extensive inflammatory process. Tissue culture grew Brucella sp. The diagnosis and management of this previously undescribed pelvic tubo-ovarian abscess present a particular challenge...
  41. ncbi request reprint Clinical and microbiological profile of urinary tract infection at a tertiary-care center in Lebanon
    Roula Fadel
    School of Pharmacy, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:82-5. 2004
    ..Escherichia coli was the most frequently isolated organism. Hospital-acquired E. coli isolates were often multidrug resistant. These results can be used to improve empiric treatment of UTI...
  42. ncbi request reprint Brucella infection in total hip replacement: case report and review of the literature
    R A Kasim
    Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box, 113 6044, Beirut, Lebanon
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:65-7. 2004
    ..is an extremly rare condition (only 1 case each of femur and hip, and 3 cases of knee had been previously reported in the English literature), brucella infection of prosthetic joints should be considered in brucella endemic areas...
  43. ncbi request reprint Glycopeptide and oxacillin activity against Staphylococcus aureus isolates at a tertiary care center in Lebanon
    Souha S Kanj
    Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut
    J Med Liban 52:8-12. 2004
    ..Worldwide reports have noted the emergence of glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (GISA). However, data from Lebanon is lacking...
  44. doi request reprint Non-pyogenic infections of the spine
    Ghassan S Skaf
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:99-105. 2010
    ..Once medical treatment fails and surgery becomes warranted, we advocate the use of a two-stage surgical treatment for non-fixed kyphosis and a three-stage operation for fixed kyphosis...
  45. pmc Evaluation of a multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis scheme for typing human Brucella isolates in a region of brucellosis endemicity
    Mireille M Kattar
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3935-40. 2008
    ..melitensis isolates, and inferring their geographical origin. Abbreviated panel 2B could be used as a short-term epidemiological tool in a small region of endemicity...
  46. doi request reprint Study of KIR genes in Lebanese patients with tuberculosis
    R Mahfouz
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:1688-91. 2011
    ..This confirms the findings of another unique international study performed in the Mexican population showing a greater repertoire of inhibitory KIR genes among TB patients than controls...
  47. doi request reprint Cutaneous non-tuberculous Mycobacterial infections: a clinical and histopathological study of 17 cases from Lebanon
    O Abbas
    Department of Dermatology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25:33-42. 2011
    ..Objective  The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical and histological findings of cutaneous NTM infections in Lebanon...
  48. doi request reprint First case of Pasteurella multocida endocarditis of the tricuspid valve: a favorable outcome following medical treatment
    Mazen R Naba
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Infect Dis 13:e267-9. 2009
    ..Risk factors included contact with animals and old age. The patient was treated successfully with five days of intravenous ampicillin followed by four weeks of oral ciprofloxacin...
  49. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use in acute cholecystitis: practice patterns in the absence of evidence-based guidelines
    Zeina A Kanafani
    Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P O Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh 110 72020 Beirut, Lebanon
    J Infect 51:128-34. 2005
    ..Antibiotics are frequently administered in acute cholecystitis for preoperative prophylaxis or postoperative treatment. The optimal timing, choice, and duration of antibiotics are unclear...
  50. ncbi request reprint Viral supraglottitis in an adult: a case presentation and literature update
    U M Musharrafieh
    Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
    J Infect 39:157-60. 1999
    ..Because supraglottitis due to HSV is a rare entity with few reported cases in the literature, this case is presented to highlight the viral involvement in this disease and its management...
  51. ncbi request reprint Fatal brain infection caused by Aspergillus glaucus in an immunocompetent patient identified by sequencing of the ribosomal 18S-28S internal transcribed spacer
    R S Traboulsi
    Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P O Box 113 6044, Hamra, Beirut, 110 32090, Lebanon
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:747-50. 2007
    ..Sequencing of ribosomal 18S-28S internal transcribed spacer identified the organism as Eurotium herbariorum, the teleomorph of Aspergillus glaucus...
  52. ncbi request reprint Campylobacter fetus pericarditis in a patient with beta-thalassemia: case report and review of the literature
    S S Kanj
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, PO Box 113 6044, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Microbiol Infect 7:510-3. 2001
    ..Pericarditis due to C. fetus has rarely been reported. A high index of suspicion is essential to recognise this organism, because of its special microbiological characteristics...
  53. ncbi request reprint Buttock abscess brucellosis
    Ghenwa K Dakdouk
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Scand J Infect Dis 34:934-6. 2002
    ..This report presents a case of a 30-y-old previously healthy woman whose right buttock abscess culture grew Brucella spp. The patient was treated successfully with abscess drainage and antibiotic therapy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction identification of coagulase-negative Staphylococci and of strain diversity and spread of Staphylococcus epidermidis in a major medical center in Lebanon
    Inaya M Abdallah
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:781-3. 2006
    ..epidermidis isolates than is conventional biochemical testing. RAPD analysis have shown that S. epidermidis strains were scattered across the different clinical services, demonstrating various clusters of infection in the medical center...
  55. doi request reprint Fatal disseminated Mycobacterium simiae infection in a non-HIV patient
    Maher M Balkis
    American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Infect Dis 13:e286-7. 2009
    ..The diagnosis was based on culture isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria from cerebrospinal fluid and bronchoalveolar lavage. Both culture isolates were identified as M. simiae by 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
  56. doi request reprint Emergence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Lebanon: a report of three cases
    Mazen R Naba
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Infect Public Health 3:113-7. 2010
    ..We report the first three cases of levofloxacin resistant S. pneumoniae isolates in a tertiary medical center in Beirut, Lebanon. Judicious use of antimicrobial agents is imperative to limit the spread of such resistant strains...
  57. ncbi request reprint Campylobacter jejuni: unusual cause of cholecystitis with lithiasis. Case report and literature review
    G K Dakdouki
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Microbiol Infect 9:970-2. 2003
    ..Moreover, the fastidious nature of these bacteria dictates against their recovery in routine culture. Because this is a rare infection at this site, a review of the literature on this infection is included...
  58. ncbi request reprint Rapid MRSA detection by a latex kit
    Rita Chediac-Tannoury
    American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Lab Sci 16:198-202. 2003
    ..This reliable performance indicates that the MRSA-Screen latex test is very useful test for the rapid detection of MRSA isolates in the clinical microbiology laboratory...
  59. pmc Recent developments in beta lactamases and extended spectrum beta lactamases
    Joumana N Samaha-Kfoury
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 113 6044, Beirut, Lebanon
    BMJ 327:1209-13. 2003
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility of respiratory pathogens at the American University of Beirut Medical Center
    Souha S Kanj
    Int J Infect Dis 11:554-6. 2007
  62. ncbi request reprint Bloodstream infections in febrile neutropenic patients at a tertiary care center in Lebanon: a view of the past decade
    Zeina A Kanafani
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA, and Hammoud Hospital, Sidon, Lebanon
    Int J Infect Dis 11:450-3. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the most current epidemiological trends among patients with neutropenic fever...