Ziad A Memish

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Consensus building and recommendations based on the available epidemiology of meningococcal disease in Gulf Cooperation Council States
    Ziad A Memish
    Ministry of Health, Preventive Medicine Directorate, P O Box 54146, Riyadh 11514, Saudi Arabia
    Travel Med Infect Dis 9:60-6. 2011
  2. doi request reprint The prevalance of respiratory viruses among healthcare workers serving pilgrims in Makkah during the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic
    Ziad A Memish
    Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, and AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Travel Med Infect Dis 10:18-24. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Etiology of severe community-acquired pneumonia during the 2013 Hajj-part of the MERS-CoV surveillance program
    Ziad A Memish
    Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine GCMGM, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11176, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 25:186-90. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Hajj: infectious disease surveillance and control
    Ziad A Memish
    Global Center for Mass Gathering Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia WHO Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Lancet 383:2073-82. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Toward malaria eradication in Saudi Arabia: evidence from 4-year surveillance in Makkah
    Ziad A Memish
    Ziad A Memish, MD, FRCP Can, FRCP Edin, FRCP Lond, FACP, Deputy Minister for Public Health Director WHO, Collaborating Center for Mass Gathering, Medicine Ministry of Health Professor, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University Riyadh 11176, Saudi Arabia, T 9661 2124052, F 9661 2125052
    Ann Saudi Med 34:153-8. 2014
  6. ncbi request reprint Community case clusters of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Hafr Al-Batin, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a descriptive genomic study
    Ziad A Memish
    Global Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine GCMGM, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 23:63-8. 2014
  7. pmc HIV case notification rates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the past decade (2000-2009)
    Mohammed A A I Mazroa
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 7:e45919. 2012
  8. pmc Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in Saudi Arabia: description of the first one hundred cases
    Mohammad A AlMazroa
    Field Epidemiology Program, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 30:11-4. 2010
  9. pmc Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever in humans, Najran, Saudi Arabia
    Abdullah G Alzahrani
    Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1882-8. 2010
  10. pmc Tuberculosis trends in Saudis and non-Saudis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--a 10 year retrospective study (2000-2009)
    Mohammad S Abouzeid
    Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 7:e39478. 2012

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Publications134 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Consensus building and recommendations based on the available epidemiology of meningococcal disease in Gulf Cooperation Council States
    Ziad A Memish
    Ministry of Health, Preventive Medicine Directorate, P O Box 54146, Riyadh 11514, Saudi Arabia
    Travel Med Infect Dis 9:60-6. 2011
    ..These experts provided an update on epidemiology and current vaccination practices in the GCC States, and discussed new approaches to more effective disease prevention...
  2. doi request reprint The prevalance of respiratory viruses among healthcare workers serving pilgrims in Makkah during the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic
    Ziad A Memish
    Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, and AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Travel Med Infect Dis 10:18-24. 2012
    ..The finding of high rates of rhinovirus infection corresponds to their frequent occurrence in adults. None of the participants had influenza A H1N1 2009, possibly because it was also infrequent among the 2009 pilgrims...
  3. ncbi request reprint Etiology of severe community-acquired pneumonia during the 2013 Hajj-part of the MERS-CoV surveillance program
    Ziad A Memish
    Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine GCMGM, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11176, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 25:186-90. 2014
    ..We aimed to screen Hajj pilgrims admitted to healthcare facilities in 2013 with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) for MERS-CoV and to determine other etiologies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Hajj: infectious disease surveillance and control
    Ziad A Memish
    Global Center for Mass Gathering Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia WHO Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Lancet 383:2073-82. 2014
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  5. ncbi request reprint Toward malaria eradication in Saudi Arabia: evidence from 4-year surveillance in Makkah
    Ziad A Memish
    Ziad A Memish, MD, FRCP Can, FRCP Edin, FRCP Lond, FACP, Deputy Minister for Public Health Director WHO, Collaborating Center for Mass Gathering, Medicine Ministry of Health Professor, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University Riyadh 11176, Saudi Arabia, T 9661 2124052, F 9661 2125052
    Ann Saudi Med 34:153-8. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to examine malaria patients, nationality, and parasite type in Makkah region between 2008 and 2011...
  6. ncbi request reprint Community case clusters of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Hafr Al-Batin, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a descriptive genomic study
    Ziad A Memish
    Global Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine GCMGM, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 23:63-8. 2014
    ..More detailed case control studies with detailed case histories, epidemiological information and genomic analysis are being conducted to delineate the missing pieces in the transmission dynamics of MERS-CoV outbreak. ..
  7. pmc HIV case notification rates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the past decade (2000-2009)
    Mohammed A A I Mazroa
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 7:e45919. 2012
    ..To study trends in HIV case notification rates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
  8. pmc Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in Saudi Arabia: description of the first one hundred cases
    Mohammad A AlMazroa
    Field Epidemiology Program, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 30:11-4. 2010
    ..By December 2009, more than 208 countries and territories had reported swine flu cases. The descriptive epidemiology of the first reported 100 cases of this virus in Saudi Arabia are summarized in this report...
  9. pmc Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever in humans, Najran, Saudi Arabia
    Abdullah G Alzahrani
    Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1882-8. 2010
    ..After multivariate modeling, the following associations remained significant: animal contact, neighboring farms, and tick bites...
  10. pmc Tuberculosis trends in Saudis and non-Saudis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--a 10 year retrospective study (2000-2009)
    Mohammad S Abouzeid
    Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 7:e39478. 2012
    ..Understanding the epidemiological and clinical features of the TB problem, and the TB burden in the immigrant workforce, is necessary for improved planning and implementation of TB services and prevention measures...
  11. pmc Transmission and evolution of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia: a descriptive genomic study
    Matthew Cotten
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
    Lancet 382:1993-2002. 2013
    ..In addition to confirming diagnosis, we generated the MERS-CoV genomic sequences obtained directly from patient samples to provide important information on MERS-CoV transmission, evolution, and origin...
  12. pmc Is the epidemiology of alkhurma hemorrhagic fever changing?: A three-year overview in Saudi Arabia
    Ziad A Memish
    Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia College of Medicine, Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    PLoS ONE 9:e85564. 2014
    ..The epidemiology of Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever disease is yet to be fully understood since the virus was isolated in 1994 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Saudi Arabia and the emergence of a novel coronavirus
    Z A Memish
    Ministry of Health, Public Health Directorate, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    East Mediterr Health J 19:S7-11. 2013
    ..Two family clusters have been identified, 1 in Riyadh and 1 in Manchester, England. A second Riyadh family cluster is being investigated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Marked regional variations in the prevalence of sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia in Saudi Arabia: findings from the premarital screening and genetic counseling program
    Ziad A Memish
    Non Communicable Diseases Program, Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11176, Saudi Arabia
    J Epidemiol Glob Health 1:61-8. 2011
    ..Reports suggest that their higher prevalence is not evenly distributed in SA. Regional differences were studied in sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia and their at-risk marriages using national data...
  16. ncbi request reprint Family cluster of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections
    Ziad A Memish
    Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Ministry of Health, and Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    N Engl J Med 368:2487-94. 2013
    ..Although an animal reservoir is suspected, none has been discovered. Meanwhile, global concern rests on the ability of MERS-CoV to cause major illness in close contacts of patients. ..
  17. doi request reprint Mortality among tuberculosis patients in Saudi Arabia (2001-2010)
    Mohammad S Abouzeid
    Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 33:247-52. 2013
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  18. pmc Immune response, antibody persistence, and safety of a single dose of the quadrivalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine in adolescents and adults: results of an open, randomised, controlled study
    Charissa Borja-Tabora
    Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
    BMC Infect Dis 13:116. 2013
    ..Immunogenicity, antibody persistence, and safety of the EU-licensed meningococcal ACWY-tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (MenACWY-TT) were evaluated in healthy participants aged 11-55 years from the Philippines and Saudi Arabia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic susceptibility and treatment of brucellosis
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov 8:51-4. 2013
    ..The article has the discussion of some recent patents related to antibiotic susceptibility and Brucellosis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy associated brucellosis
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov 8:47-50. 2013
    ..With therapy during pregnancy, the overall success rate resulting in normal delivery is 90%. The article discussed few of the patents associated with brucellosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance among non-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria in Saudi Arabia
    Ziad A Memish
    Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:1701-5. 2012
    ..We examined resistance rates among these bacteria from different regions of Saudi Arabia...
  22. doi request reprint Detection of respiratory viruses among pilgrims in Saudi Arabia during the time of a declared influenza A(H1N1) pandemic
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    J Travel Med 19:15-21. 2012
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  23. doi request reprint Emergence of medicine for mass gatherings: lessons from the Hajj
    Ziad A Memish
    Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:56-65. 2012
    ..Both initiatives emphasise the importance of MG health policies guided by sound evidence and based on experience and the timeliness of calls for a new academic science-based specialty of MG medicine...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Rationale for producing evidence-based guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in the Gulf Corporation Council
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 19:13-6. 2007
    ..Based on the strength of the evidence, we graded our recommendations to high-level (Level I), moderate-level (Level II), and low-level (Level III) evidence...
  26. ncbi request reprint Establishment of public health security in Saudi Arabia for the 2009 Hajj in response to pandemic influenza A H1N1
    Z A Memish
    Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lancet 374:1786-91. 2009
    ..Review of the implementation of these recommendations and their effect will not only inform future mass gatherings in Saudi Arabia, but will also strengthen preparedness efforts in other settings...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Hajj: communicable and non-communicable health hazards and current guidance for pilgrims
    Z A Memish
    Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Euro Surveill 15:19671. 2010
    ..The Hajj 2010 starts in the first week of November 2010 and this report is a timely reminder that many infectious diseases can be avoided or averted by adopting appropriate prophylactic measures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal infection in children aged five years and under in Saudi Arabia: a five-year retrospective surveillance study
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e708-12. 2010
    ..We conducted a retrospective surveillance study to describe the epidemiology of IPD in the population of children aged <or=5 years served by the National Guard Health Affairs hospitals in central and western regions of Saudi Arabia...
  29. doi request reprint Invasive meningococcal disease and travel
    Ziad A Memish
    Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11167, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 3:143-51. 2010
    ..This review presents the global epidemiology of meningococcal disease, and discusses prophylaxis options including meningococcal ACWY vaccines...
  30. ncbi request reprint Microbiology of community-acquired pneumonia in the Gulf Corporation Council states
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 19:17-23. 2007
    ..Injudicious prescribing and over-use of antibiotics drive much resistance. The GCC CAPWG calls for urgent governmental regulations to limit and monitor antibiotic prescription in the GCC region...
  31. pmc Seroprevalence of Alkhurma and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, Saudi Arabia
    Ziad A Memish
    Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:2316-8. 2011
    ..Seroprevalence to all viruses was low; however, Alkhurma virus seroprevalence was higher (1.3%) and less geographically restricted than previously thought...
  32. ncbi request reprint Management and prevention strategies for community-acquired pneumonia in the Gulf Corporation Council
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 19:33-46. 2007
    ..Preventive strategies for CAP include the administration of pneumococcal and influenza vaccine in selected populations at risk...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentation and diagnostic workup for community-acquired pneumonia: the Gulf Corporation Council CAP Working Group consensus statement
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 19:25-31. 2007
    ..Tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unresolving CAP in the GCC region. Diagnostic work up depends on severity of CAP, clinical course and underlying risk factors...
  34. ncbi request reprint Executive summary of the Gulf Cooperation Council practice guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 19:7-11. 2007
  35. pmc Six-year outcome of the national premarital screening and genetic counseling program for sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia in Saudi Arabia
    Ziad Ahmed Memish
    Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 31:229-35. 2011
    ..We used six years of premarital screening data to estimate the burden of sickle disease and β-thalassemia over the program period and to assess the frequency of at-risk marriage detection and prevention...
  36. doi request reprint Alkhurma haemorrhagic fever--a viral haemorrhagic disease unique to the Arabian Peninsula
    Ziad A Memish
    Preventive Medicine Directorate, Saudi Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:S53-7. 2010
    ..The Saudi Ministry of Health is making concerted efforts to expand the evidence base in order to enhance the diagnostic and preventive protocols used to address the challenge of Alkhurma haemorrhagic fever...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint Epidemiological, demographic, and clinical characteristics of 47 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease from Saudi Arabia: a descriptive study
    Abdullah Assiri
    Global Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:752-61. 2013
    ..Clinical data on MERS-CoV infections are scarce. We report epidemiological, demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of 47 cases of MERS-CoV infections, identify knowledge gaps, and define research priorities...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint International travel and sexually transmitted diseases
    Ziad A Memish
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Infection Prevention and Control Program, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Travel Med Infect Dis 4:86-93. 2006
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  42. ncbi request reprint Travel epidemiology: the Saudi perspective
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:96-101. 2003
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Incidence trends of viral hepatitis A, B, and C seropositivity over eight years of surveillance in Saudi Arabia
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e115-20. 2010
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  44. pmc Saudi guidelines for testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection
    Hamdan H Al Jahdali
    Department of Medicine, King Saud University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 30:38-49. 2010
    ..This Guideline is intended to provide physicians and allied health workers in Saudi Arabia with the standard of care for testing and treatment of LTBI...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Streptococcus pneumoniae in Saudi Arabia: antibiotic resistance and serotypes of recent clinical isolates
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, 11426, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:32-8. 2004
    ..5% of isolates were nontypable. S. pneumoniae isolates from Saudi Arabia have become more resistant to penicillin and other antimicrobials over the past 20 years...
  47. doi request reprint Pattern of diseases among visitors to Mina health centers during the Hajj season, 1429 H (2008 G)
    Abdullah G Alzahrani
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 5:22-34. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of diseases among pilgrims seeking medical services in Mina primary health care centers (PHCCs) during the Hajj season in 1429 (2008)...
  48. 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
    ....
  49. 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...
  50. doi request reprint A family cluster of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infections related to a likely unrecognized asymptomatic or mild case
    Ali S Omrani
    Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e668-72. 2013
    ..Ninety confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported to the World Health Organization. We report the details of a second family cluster of MERS-CoV infections from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
  51. ncbi request reprint The utility and interpretation of tuberculin skin tests in the Middle East
    Hamdan Al-Jahdali
    Division of Pulmonary, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 33:151-6. 2005
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Antibiotic resistance and serotype distribution of invasive pneumococcal diseases before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
    Atef M Shibl
    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Alfaisal University College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Vaccine 30:G32-6. 2012
    ..PCV13, recently introduced into the national immunization schedule in place of PCV7, provides the widest coverage among all IPD serotypes across KSA...
  53. 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)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in Saudi Arabia: a model for the Middle East region
    Ziad A Memish
    Adult Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Infection Prevention and Control Program, NGHA, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 20:S1-12. 2002
    ..Ultimately, Kingdomwide uniformity of treatment algorithms provides a foundation for both database generation and valuable outcomes of research in the future...
  55. doi request reprint Intensive versus conventional insulin therapy: a randomized controlled trial in medical and surgical critically ill patients
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Med 36:3190-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of intensive insulin therapy on mortality in medical surgical intensive care unit patients...
  56. doi request reprint Association of preservative-free propofol use and outcome in critically ill patients
    Samir Haddad
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 39:141-7. 2011
    ..Propofol is widely used to provide sedation to patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This study examined whether preservative-free propofol infusion independently influences outcome in critically ill patients...
  57. 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint Mecca bound: the challenges ahead
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Travel Med 9:202-10. 2002
  59. ncbi request reprint Global impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome: measures to prevent importation into Saudi Arabia
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Medicine, National Guard Health Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Travel Med 11:127-9. 2004
  60. ncbi request reprint Impact of travel on international spread of antimicrobial resistance
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Internal Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:135-42. 2003
    ..There is also need for better regulation of the use of antibiotics and education of the medical fraternity, veterinarians and the public in the appropriate use of antimicrobials...
  61. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal carriage among local inhabitants during the pilgrimage 2000-2001
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Pediatrics and Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:107-11. 2003
    ..meningitidis in the Mecca-Jeddah area. These vital data are needed to curb further epidemic outbreaks during future Hajj pilgrimages...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: public health surveillance and epidemiology
    Brian McCloskey
    Global Center for Mass Gathering Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Global Health and WHO Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings, London, UK Electronic address
    Lancet 383:2083-9. 2014
    ..Recognition of the limitations of health-surveillance systems needs to be part of the planning for future sporting events. ..
  64. pmc Hospital outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
    Abdullah Assiri
    Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    N Engl J Med 369:407-16. 2013
    ..In September 2012, the World Health Organization reported the first cases of pneumonia caused by the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). We describe a cluster of health care-acquired MERS-CoV infections...
  65. ncbi request reprint Infection control in Saudi Arabia: meeting the challenge
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 30:57-65. 2002
    ..International dialogue in the infection control arena is of mutual value. Important public health progress is afoot in this young kingdom, and these advances translate both regionally and on the international platform...
  66. ncbi request reprint Saudi National Guard donor screening for human T cell lymphotropic virus I/II: time to use molecular biology techniques
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Mil Med 169:251-3. 2004
    ..As well, we reviewed the Saudi literature to identify the national seroprevalence of the disease and propose a cost-effective approach for screening donated blood in Saudi Arabia for HTLV-I/II...
  67. ncbi request reprint Rift Valley fever: an uninvited zoonosis in the Arabian peninsula
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:153-7. 2003
    ..Special education regarding both modes of transmission and the geographical distribution of this disease needs to be given to travellers at risk...
  68. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis B virus markers among blood donors in a tertiary hospital in Tabuk, northwestern Saudi Arabia
    Kamel E El Beltagy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 12:495-9. 2008
    ..This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers among blood donors in a tertiary hospital in Tabuk, northwestern Saudi Arabia...
  69. ncbi request reprint Severe sepsis and septic shock at the Hajj: etiologies and outcomes
    Salim Baharoon
    Department of Critical Care and Internal Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Travel Med Infect Dis 7:247-52. 2009
    ....
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint The critically ill avian influenza A (H5N1) patient
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Med 35:1397-403. 2007
    ..This review examines perspectives of human infection with avian influenza A H5N1 (AI H5N1), specifically focusing on the presentation, diagnosis, and management of those critically ill with AI H5N1...
  72. doi request reprint Immunogenicity of a single dose of tetravalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W-135, and Y conjugate vaccine administered to 2- to 10-year-olds is noninferior to a licensed-ACWY polysaccharide vaccine with an acceptable safety profile
    Ziad A Memish
    National Guard Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:e56-62. 2011
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Brucellosis in children: clinical observations in 115 cases
    Mohammed Al Shaalan
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 6:182-6. 2002
    ..Brucellosis is endemic in Saudi Arabia. This report summarizes the epidemiology of brucellosis in children...
  74. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal disease and travel
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Medicine and Infection Prevention and Control Program, National Guard Health Affairs, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Infect Dis 34:84-90. 2002
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Acute brucellosis in Saudi families: relationship between brucella serology and clinical symptoms
    Sara Alsubaie
    Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, National Guard Health Affairs, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 9:218-24. 2005
    ..To determine if screening family members of patients with acute brucellosis will enhance the detection rate of brucellosis and also to determine the relationship between symptoms and brucella serology...
  76. ncbi request reprint Epilogue: regional development of travel medicine--the Saudi challenge
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:212-3. 2003
    ..Expanding and/or developing programmes of any nature is not without its challenges. In this light, the cooperation and commitment of the appropriate government sectors and significant others must be established to ensure success...
  77. ncbi request reprint Brucellosis and international travel
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control and Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Travel Med 11:49-55. 2004
    ..Since travelers may be affected, travel health physicians need to know the clinical presentation of patients with brucellosis and preventive strategies...
  78. ncbi request reprint Tuberculous spondylitis: analysis of 69 cases from Saudi Arabia
    A Alothman
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:E565-70. 2001
    ..Retrospective chart and radiographic review of all cases admitted to the authors' hospital and diagnosed to have tuberculous spondylitis...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effective medical waste management: it can be done
    Maha Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 31:188-92. 2003
    ..This caused a significant amount of soot and other emissions to be produced as pollutants into the surrounding environment, which is considered to be a real health hazard...
  80. ncbi request reprint Comparison of US and non-US central venous catheter infection rates: evaluation of processes and indicators in infection control study
    Ziad A Memish
    King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 31:237-42. 2003
    ..We sought to identify the presence or absence of international variation in central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) rates and to examine associated infection control practices that might underlie the differences...
  81. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in association with travel
    Hamdan Al-Jahdali
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, 11426 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:125-30. 2003
    ..Emphasis should be placed on public awareness and education campaigns to facilitate passive diagnosis of symptomatic cases. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) continues to be a common concern for the global traveller...
  82. doi request reprint Dermatologic challenges of pilgrimage
    Samara A Mimesh
    Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Center, Royal Clinic, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Dermatol 26:52-61. 2008
    ..The spread of cutaneous infections (fungal, viral, and bacterial) may be reduced with proper pretravel counseling and use of proper therapy...
  83. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal disease
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Medicine and Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 23:259-64. 2002
    ..Meanwhile targeted vaccination with the available vaccines according to the epidemiology of the disease and rapid chemoprophylaxis for the close contacts of active cases are the most effective preventive strategies...
  84. ncbi request reprint Effect of corticosteroids on adult varicella pneumonia: cohort study and literature review
    Naeem Adhami
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine and Infection prevention and control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Respirology 11:437-41. 2006
    ..There have been sporadic reports using corticosteroids in life-threatening VP. We report a case series of VP to examine the outcome and the effect of corticosteroid use...
  85. ncbi request reprint In vitro activity of quinolones against S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis in Saudi Arabia
    H H Balkhy
    Department of Paediatrics, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    East Mediterr Health J 11:36-44. 2005
    ..H. influenzae isolates were susceptible to all agents, except for trovafloxacin (99.1%). M. catarrhalis strains were fully sensitive to all agents except ofloxacin (97.5%). No isolates were resistant to gemifloxacin or grepafloxacin...
  86. ncbi request reprint Patterns of diseases and preventive measures among domestic hajjis from Central, Saudi Arabia
    Fahad S Al-Jasser
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 33:879-86. 2012
    ..To identify the occurrence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), diarrheal diseases and trauma during the Hajj season, and the practice of some preventive measures by pilgrims...
  87. doi request reprint Evaluation of syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections in Saudi Arabia
    Ibrahim A Kabbash
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 4:73-9. 2011
    ..STIs can lead to acute symptoms, chronic infection and serious delayed consequences such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, cervical cancer and the untimely death of infants and adults...
  88. ncbi request reprint Bioterrorism--a new challenge for public health
    S Venkatesh
    Department of Medical Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City Riyadh, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:200-6. 2003
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases and travel
    Ziad A Memish
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 21:131-4. 2003
    ..Prevention of STDs during travel can be achieved by complete abstinence from sexual exposure or adopting safe sexual practices such as consistently and correctly using a latex condom during sexual contact...
  90. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia
    Ziad A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 30:234-41. 2002
    ..In Saudi Arabia, the hepatitis B and C viruses pose a great threat to the HCW because of their high prevalence rate (8%-10% and 2%-6%, respectively)...
  91. ncbi request reprint SARS: the new challenge to international health and travel medicine
    S Venkatesh
    Medical Affairs Division, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    East Mediterr Health J 10:655-62. 2004
    ..Ongoing efforts are aimed at developing case investigation, case management and surveillance protocols for SARS...
  92. ncbi request reprint Fever of unknown origin. Experience of a large tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Alaithan M Abdulsalam
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 26:352-4. 2005
  93. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial infective endocarditis in critically ill patients: a report of three cases and review of the literature
    Samir H Haddad
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 8:210-6. 2004
    ..We have reviewed the literature concerning NIE in critically ill patients and describe the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical features of this uncommon infection and comment on its diagnosis and management...
  94. ncbi request reprint Emergence and trends of penicillin non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait - perspective and outstanding issues
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infectious Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 19:471-81. 2007
    ..It discusses the trends, mechanisms of resistance and factors associated with the emergence, dissemination, and colonization of resistant organisms and suggests options available to clinicians for management of infections due to PRSP...
  95. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Brucella antibodies after acute brucellosis
    M Almuneef
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 15:148-51. 2003
    ..05). In conclusion, brucella antibodies of 1:320 or higher can persist for more than 2 years after successful treatment and clinical cure. Re-evaluation of diagnostic titer of brucellosis is required in brucella-endemic countries...
  96. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii in an intensive care unit associated with tracheostomy
    M W Mah
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control and Pathology, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 29:284-8. 2001
    ..No environmental reservoir was found. Institution of contact precautions, enhanced handwashing, and staff education was associated with resolution of the outbreak...
  97. pmc Importance of screening household members of acute brucellosis cases in endemic areas
    M A Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Epidemiol Infect 132:533-40. 2004
    ..05). Screening family members of an index case of acute brucellosis will detect additional cases...
  98. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis at a tertiary care centre in Saudi Arabia: review of 47 cases over 10 years
    A Nashmi
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    East Mediterr Health J 13:64-71. 2007
    ..in 20 patients (12 Sta. aureus and 8 coagulase-negative staphylococci) and Enterococcus spp. (6 patients). The complication rate was 78.7% and hospital mortality rate was 8.5%...
  99. ncbi request reprint Endophlebitis of the leg caused by brucella infection
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, NGHA, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect 42:281-3. 2001
    ..Although his blood culture was negative, he developed high brucella antibody titres. Treatment with anticoagulants combined with a course of doxycycline and rifampin produced a full recovery...