J A Al-Tawfiq

Summary

Affiliation: Saudi Aramco
Country: Saudi Arabia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Peripherally inserted central catheter bloodstream infection surveillance rates in an acute care setting in Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 32:169-73. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Healthcare associated infections (HAI) perspectives
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA Electronic address
    J Infect Public Health 7:339-44. 2014
  3. pmc Hydrogen sulfide exposure in an adult male
    Bassam Doujaiji
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 30:76-80. 2010
  4. pmc Improving adherence to venous thromoembolism prophylaxis using multiple interventions
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Thorac Med 6:82-4. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Ribavirin and interferon therapy in patients infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: an observational study
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, PO Box 76, Room A 428 2, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 20:42-6. 2014
  6. ncbi request reprint Reduction and surveillance of device-associated infections in adult intensive care units at a Saudi Arabian hospital, 2004-2011
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Room A 428 2, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, PO Box 76, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e1207-11. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus infection: an overview
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    J Infect Public Health 6:319-22. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and impact of varicella vaccination: a longitudinal study 1994-2011
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:310-4. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Promoting and sustaining a hospital-wide, multifaceted hand hygiene program resulted in significant reduction in health care-associated infections
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 41:482-6. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Nocardia abscessus brain abscess in an immunocompetent host
    Jaffar A Al Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 6:158-61. 2013

Detail Information

Publications67

  1. ncbi request reprint Peripherally inserted central catheter bloodstream infection surveillance rates in an acute care setting in Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 32:169-73. 2012
    ..In this study, we describe the rate of PICC-associated bloodstream infections (BSI)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Healthcare associated infections (HAI) perspectives
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA Electronic address
    J Infect Public Health 7:339-44. 2014
    ..The cited case-fatality rate ranges from 2.3% to 14.4% depending on the type of infection. In this mini-review, we shed light on these aspects as well as drivers to decrease HAIs. ..
  3. pmc Hydrogen sulfide exposure in an adult male
    Bassam Doujaiji
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 30:76-80. 2010
    ..The patient also developed mild obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disease and peripheral neuropathy...
  4. pmc Improving adherence to venous thromoembolism prophylaxis using multiple interventions
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Thorac Med 6:82-4. 2011
    ..However, its use remains suboptimal. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of quality improvement project on adherence with VTE prophylaxis guidelines and on the incidence of hospital-acquired VTEs in medical patients...
  5. doi request reprint Ribavirin and interferon therapy in patients infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: an observational study
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, PO Box 76, Room A 428 2, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 20:42-6. 2014
    ..The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been reported to have a high case-fatality rate. Currently, there is no specific therapy or vaccine with proven effectiveness for MERS-CoV infections...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reduction and surveillance of device-associated infections in adult intensive care units at a Saudi Arabian hospital, 2004-2011
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Room A 428 2, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, PO Box 76, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e1207-11. 2013
    ..Device-associated infections (DAI) are recognized as a marker of patient safety. Data regarding DAI rates in Saudi Arabia are sparse...
  7. doi request reprint Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus infection: an overview
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    J Infect Public Health 6:319-22. 2013
    ..A recent outbreak of MERS-CoV infection was described in a healthcare facility. Although, the recent publications on this topic had shed light on the epidemiology of the disease, many questions remain to be answered. ..
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and impact of varicella vaccination: a longitudinal study 1994-2011
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:310-4. 2013
    ..This study examines the epidemiology of varicella infection and the impact of vaccination in a population in Eastern Saudi Arabia...
  9. doi request reprint Promoting and sustaining a hospital-wide, multifaceted hand hygiene program resulted in significant reduction in health care-associated infections
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Unit, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 41:482-6. 2013
    ..Hand hygiene is the single most important intervention to combat infections in any health care setting. However, adherence to hand hygiene practice remains low among health care workers...
  10. doi request reprint Nocardia abscessus brain abscess in an immunocompetent host
    Jaffar A Al Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 6:158-61. 2013
    ..The patient was successfully treated medically in combination with surgical excision...
  11. doi request reprint Incidence and bacteriologic causes of septic arthritis in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 33:116-8. 2013
    ..Since data on the incidence and etiology of septic arthritis in Saudi Arabia is sparse, we analyzed the incidence and bacterial etiology of septic arthritis in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia...
  12. doi request reprint Changes in the pattern of hospital intravenous antimicrobial use in Saudi Arabia, 2006-2008
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 32:517-20. 2012
    ..There is no data on antimicrobial usage based on DDD in Saudi Arabia. Thus, this study evaluates the trend in antimicrobial consumption based on this concept...
  13. doi request reprint Bilateral upper-lobe peripheral consolidation in a 56-year-old woman
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Chest 133:1512-6. 2008
  14. doi request reprint Therapeutic options for human brucellosis
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 6:109-20. 2008
    ..The development of an effective subcellular Brucella vaccine would be an important step forward to curtail the disease. However, currently and for the near future, only the control of animal disease is possible using vaccine strategies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Listeria monocytogenes bacteremia in a twin pregnancy with differential outcome: fetus papyraceus and a full-term delivery
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 41:433-6. 2008
    ..At 37 weeks of gestation, she had a cesarean section and a full-term baby was delivered. We describe the case and review the literature on pregnancy-associated listeriosis...
  16. doi request reprint Madura leg due to Exophiala jeanselmei successfully treated with surgery and itraconazole therapy
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Med Mycol 47:648-52. 2009
    ..The disease required extensive surgical excision coupled with intense antifungal chemotherapy to achieve cure...
  17. doi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of bacterial pathogens causing urinary tract infections in a Saudi Arabian hospital
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Chemotherapy 55:127-31. 2009
    ..faecalis to penicillin G and nitrofurantoin were 34.8 and 80%, and 78.3 and 93.6%, respectively (p<0.001). In conclusion, antimicrobial resistance is high to commonly used oral agents, rendering them inappropriate for empirical use...
  18. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance rates of Enterobacter spp.: a seven-year surveillance study
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Med Princ Pract 18:100-4. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the trends of antimicrobial resistance of Enterobacter spp. over time in a Saudi Arabian hospital...
  19. ncbi request reprint Bacteroides fragilis bacteremia associated with vertebral osteomyelitis in a sickle cell patient
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Intern Med 47:2183-5. 2008
    ..Despite extensive investigation, the port of entry could not be determined. The patient responded well to a four-week therapy with metronidazole, without the need for surgical debridement...
  20. ncbi request reprint Radiographic manifestations of culture-positive pulmonary tuberculosis: cavitary or non-cavitary?
    J A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Centre, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:367-70. 2009
    ..To examine the radiographic pattern of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Saudi Arabia and the relation of these findings to demographic and microbiological data...
  21. doi request reprint Disseminated systemic Nocardia farcinica infection complicating alefacept and infliximab therapy in a patient with severe psoriasis
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, PO Box 76, Room A 428 2, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e153-7. 2010
    ..It was resistant to clarithromycin, ceftriaxone, and tobramycin and was intermediately susceptible to imipenem...
  22. ncbi request reprint Willingness of health care workers of various nationalities to accept H1N1 (2009) pandemic influenza A vaccination
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Unit, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 32:64-7. 2012
    ..Thus, we undertook this study to investigate the attitude of HCWs toward this vaccine and possible factors associated with vaccine acceptance...
  23. doi request reprint Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Rhinocladiella mackenziei (formerly Ramichloridium mackenziei): case presentation and literature review
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Specialty Internal Medicine Unit, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 4:96-102. 2011
    ..R. mackenziei is a highly virulent agent, and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of central nervous system disease in patients from the Middle East...
  24. doi request reprint A 24-year study of the epidemiology of human brucellosis in a health-care system in Eastern Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Public Health 2:81-5. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the epidemiology of human brucellosis in a helath-care system in Eastern Saudi Arabia...
  25. doi request reprint Decreasing ventilator-associated pneumonia in adult intensive care units using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement bundle
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 38:552-6. 2010
    ..In addition, VAP prolongs time spent on the ventilator, length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, and length of hospital stay...
  26. ncbi request reprint Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease successfully treated with antifungal agents and interferon-gamma
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Med Mycol 48:537-41. 2010
    ..The patient made a remarkable recovery over a 2-year period and was eventually able to walk independently. Thus, a combination of antifungals and interferon-gamma may have resulted in the positive outcome in this case...
  27. pmc Infective endocarditis at a hospital in Saudi Arabia: epidemiology, bacterial pathogens and outcome
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 29:433-6. 2009
    ..Data on infective endocarditis prevalence, epidemiology and etiology from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region are sparse. We undertook this study to describe the pattern and the causative agents of endocarditis at a hospital in Saudi Arabia...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of health care associated bloodstream infections at a general hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, PO Box 76, Room A 420B, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 30:1213-8. 2009
    ..To determine the trend of health care associated blood stream infection (HA-BSI) at Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization...
  29. doi request reprint Attitudes towards influenza vaccination of multi-nationality health-care workers in Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Vaccine 27:5538-41. 2009
    ..The compliance with influenza vaccination among health-care workers (HCWs) is known to be low. A multi-nationality survey to explore the reasons for such poor compliance has not been studied in depth...
  30. ncbi request reprint Bacteroides (Parabacteroides) distasonis splenic abscess in a sickle cell patient
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Intern Med 47:69-72. 2008
    ..The presence of fever and left sided pleuritic chest pain in patients with sickle cell disease should raise the suspicion of splenic abscess...
  31. ncbi request reprint Profile of viral hepatitis A, B, and C in a Saudi Arabian hospital
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 14:CR52-56. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate the pattern and epidemiology of viral hepatitis among patients of the Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO) in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia...
  32. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistance of pediatric isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a Saudi Arabian hospital from 1999 to 2004
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 12:CR471-5. 2006
    ..This study describes the resistance pattern of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates obtained from pediatric patients in a Saudi Arabian hospital...
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence and epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a Saudi Arabian Hospital, 1999-2003
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1137-9. 2006
    ..Isolates representing nosocomial infection showed higher rates of resistance to ciprofloxacin (76.6%), clindamycin (76.6%), erythromycin (68%) and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (68%) than did isolates in the other categories (P<.001)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Distribution and epidemiology of Candida species causing fungemia at a Saudi Arabian hospital, 1996-2004
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, PO Box 76, Room A 420B, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 11:239-44. 2007
    ..We also describe the risk factors associated with mortality...
  35. ncbi request reprint Brucella epididymo-orchitis: a consideration in endemic area
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Int Braz J Urol 32:313-5. 2006
    ..Thus, brucella infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with epididymo-orchitis from an endemic area...
  36. ncbi request reprint Increasing antibiotic resistance among isolates of Escherichia coli recovered from inpatients and outpatients in a Saudi Arabian hospital
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Specialty Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:748-53. 2006
    ..To study the pattern of antibiotic resistance among Escherichia coli and the trend in resistance during a 6-year period in a Saudi Arabian hospital...
  37. ncbi request reprint Father-to-infant transmission of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:636-7. 2006
    ..Here, I describe a case of CA-MRSA transmission from a father to his child in a NICU. Recognition that CA-MRSA may be transmitted in a hospital setting raises important issues for MRSA infection control and treatment options...
  38. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of travel-related malaria in a non-malarious area in Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, PO Box 76, Room A 420B, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:86-9. 2006
    ..The study describes the epidemiology of malaria in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and the species of Plasmodium causing the disease and the associated factors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility pattern and epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a Saudi Arabian hospital: a 15-year study from 1989 to 2003
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Arabia
    Chest 128:3229-32. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and trends of drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at the Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization...
  40. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired MRSA bacteremic necrotizing pneumonia in a patient with scrotal ulceration
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Room A 420, Building 61, P O Box 76, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect 51:e241-3. 2005
    ..Community-acquired MRSA pneumonia has been associated with the production of Panton-Valentine leukocidin...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pattern of antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a hospital in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
    J A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Specialty Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 16:259-63. 2004
    ..However, 12% of the isolates showed multi-drug resistance. Streptococcus pneumoniae shows 19.8% high-level penicillin resistance and 12% multi-drug resistance. These findings call for wiser use of antibiotics...
  42. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous leishmaniasis: a 46-year study of the epidemiology and clinical features in Saudi Arabia (1956-2002)
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Division of Internal Medicine Specialty Services, P O Box 76, Rm A 420, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 8:244-50. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. In addition, the clinical spectrum of the disease was evaluated...
  43. ncbi request reprint Granulicatella elegans native valve infective endocarditis: case report and review
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, PO Box 76, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:439-41. 2007
    ..elegans endocarditis. The organism was isolated from blood cultures and the patient had mitral valvuloplasty and repair, and completed a course of 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics with no sequela...
  44. ncbi request reprint Haemophilus influenzae type e meningitis and bacteremia in a healthy adult
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Intern Med 46:195-8. 2007
    ..Cerebrospinal fluid and blood culture grew Hie. The patient was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone with full recovery...
  45. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcus neoformans abscess and osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient with tuberculous lymphadenitis
    J A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, 31311, Saudi Arabia
    Infection 35:377-82. 2007
    ..The patient received 12 weeks of fluconazole and a 1-year course of anti-tuberculous agents, with complete recovery...
  46. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous remission of acute monocytic leukemia after infection with Clostridium septicum
    J A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Lab Hematol 29:386-9. 2007
    ..The remission and relapse were documented by bone marrow examination. Similarly, previous reports of spontaneous remission of AML were short lived and were followed by relapse and progression...
  47. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Saudi Arabian hospital: results of a 6-year surveillance study, 1998-2003
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, P O Box 76, Room A 420B, Building 61, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect Chemother 13:230-4. 2007
    ..pneumoniae to ceftriaxone, gentamicin, and ciprofloxacin; the data also showed that hospital-acquired, rather than outpatient isolates, were more likely to be resistant to multiple antibiotics...
  48. ncbi request reprint Bordetella pertussis infection in a highly vaccinated population in Saudi Arabia, 1996-2004
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Division of Internal Medicine Specialty Services, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Infect 55:249-53. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the features and presentations of Bordetella pertussis infection at Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO) in Saudi Arabia...
  49. ncbi request reprint Occurrence and antimicrobial resistance pattern of inpatient and outpatient isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a Saudi Arabian hospital: 1998-2003
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Room A 420B, Building 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 11:109-14. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the pattern and trends of antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa over a six-year period in a Saudi Arabian hospital...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex in a Saudi Arabian hospital
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:870-2. 2007
    ..The rate of resistance to imipenem was 3%; to ticarcillin-clavulanic acid, 16.5%; to gentamicin, 26%; and to ceftazidime, 38%. Multidrug resistance was observed in 14%-35.8% of Acinetobacter species isolates...
  51. ncbi request reprint Multifocal systemic tuberculosis: the many faces of an old nemesis
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 13:CS56-60. 2007
    ..Here the clinical features and characteristics of three patients with multifocal systemic tuberculosis are described...
  52. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella typhi and non-typhi in a hospital in eastern Saudi Arabia
    J A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 19:62-5. 2007
    ..typhi and 18.9% of Salmonella nontyphi. There was no difference in the susceptibility pattern of salmonella between Saudi and non-Saudi patients except for gentamicin susceptibility (97.3% vs. 65.9%, P < 0.001)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Emerging respiratory and novel coronavirus 2012 infections and mass gatherings
    J A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    East Mediterr Health J 19:S48-54. 2013
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  54. ncbi request reprint Transfusion-transmitted malaria in a kidney transplant recipient. How safe is our blood transfusion?
    Ahmed M Alkhunaizi
    Division of Internal Medicine, Dhahran Health Center, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 29:293-5. 2008
    ..Measures to minimize transfusion related malaria are discussed...
  55. ncbi request reprint Burden and etiology of community-acquired bacterial meningitis in a hospital in Eastern Saudi Arabia: 1993-2005
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Division of Internal Medicine Specialty Services, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia jaffar tawfi
    Med Sci Monit 15:PI10-14. 2009
    ..influenzae type b infection where conjugate vaccines were introduced. This study examined the causative agents of bacterial meningitis in Saudi Arabia over time in both children and adults...
  56. ncbi request reprint Aspiration cytology of brain abscess from a fatal case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Ramichloridium mackenziei
    Samir S Amr
    Pathology Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Diagn Cytopathol 35:695-9. 2007
    ..She was on long-term corticosteroid therapy. The patient developed rapidly progressive multiple brain abscesses and died despite aspiration of the abscess and administration of intravenous amphotericin B lipid complex and voriconazole...
  57. ncbi request reprint The Hajj: updated health hazards and current recommendations for 2012
    J A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Euro Surveill 17:20295. 2012
    ..Current guidelines foresee mandatory vaccination with quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine for all pilgrims, and yellow fever and poliomyelitis vaccine for pilgrims from high-risk countries. Influenza vaccine is strongly recommended...
  58. ncbi request reprint Successful therapy of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Ramichloridium mackenziei with the new triazole posaconazole
    H M Al-Abdely
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Med Mycol 43:91-5. 2005
    ..This case supports the potential role of this extended-spectrum azole in the treatment of this serious fungal infection of the central nervous system...
  59. ncbi request reprint Invasive fungal infections in living unrelated renal transplantation
    A M Alkhunaizi
    Dhahran Health Center Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Transplant Proc 37:3034-7. 2005
    ..Two died within a few months after the diagnosis, whereas the third developed hemiplegia and is debilitated...
  60. ncbi request reprint Presentation and outcome of diabetic foot ulcers in Saudi Arabian patients
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Department, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Adv Skin Wound Care 22:119-21. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate associated risk factors, clinical presentation, and outcome of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in a Saudi Arabian hospital...
  61. ncbi request reprint Haemophilus ducreyi: clinical disease and pathogenesis
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 15:43-7. 2002
    ..Haemophilus ducreyi causes the sexually transmitted disease chancroid, which facilitates the transmission of HIV infection. This review focuses on recent advances in the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and pathogenesis of this disease...
  62. doi request reprint Inappropriate antimicrobial use and potential solutions: a Middle Eastern perspective
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:765-74. 2010
    ..In this article, we explore inappropriate antimicrobial use in this part of the world and suggest possible solutions to mitigate the problem...
  63. ncbi request reprint Study of the bacterial agents of blood stream infection in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Med J 28:1924. 2007
  64. ncbi request reprint Etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized patients in Jordan
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Med J 28:307; author reply 307. 2007
  65. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of travel-related malaria in a non-malarious areas in Saudi Arabia
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Saudi Med J 27:1781-2. 2006
  66. doi request reprint A woman with knee pain and soft-tissue calcification
    Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
    Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Infect Dis 46:750-1, 781-2. 2008
  67. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and outcome of severe hepatitis A infection in children in Kuwait
    Entesar Husain
    Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kuwait
    Med Princ Pract 15:266-9. 2006
    ..To describe the epidemiology, clinical features and outcome of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection in children in Kuwait...