Z Memish

Summary

Affiliation: King Fahad National Guard Hospital
Country: Saudi Arabia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Clinico-diagnostic experience with tuberculous lymphadenitis in Saudi Arabia
    Z A Memish
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Clin Microbiol Infect 6:137-41. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial to compare the effects of a heat and moisture exchanger with a heated humidifying system on the occurrence rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 29:301-5. 2001
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint The correlation of agglutination titer with positive blood cultures in brucellosis: A comparison of two study periods
    Z Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:60-1. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Brucellar epididymo-orchitis in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study of 26 cases and review of the literature
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    BJU Int 88:72-6. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Unusual complication of breast implants: Brucella infection
    Z A Memish
    Dept of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Infection 29:291-2. 2001
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Alkhumra haemorrhagic fever: case report and infection control details
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Br J Biomed Sci 62:37-9. 2005

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Publications108 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Clinico-diagnostic experience with tuberculous lymphadenitis in Saudi Arabia
    Z A Memish
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Clin Microbiol Infect 6:137-41. 2000
    ..To describe the diagnosis and outcomes of tuberculous lymphadenitis in a low HIV-seroprevalence population at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
  2. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial to compare the effects of a heat and moisture exchanger with a heated humidifying system on the occurrence rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 29:301-5. 2001
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint The correlation of agglutination titer with positive blood cultures in brucellosis: A comparison of two study periods
    Z Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:60-1. 2001
    ..3% (95% CI=31.5 to 47.6) in the 1986 study increased to 55.7% (95% CI=42.4 to 68.5) in the recent study (P=0.03). This improvement is probably due to parallel improvement in both methodologies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Brucellar epididymo-orchitis in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study of 26 cases and review of the literature
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    BJU Int 88:72-6. 2001
    ..To review the clinical and laboratory features and response to treatment of patients with acute brucellar epididymo-orchitis reporting to a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, and to compare these with other cases reported previously...
  8. ncbi request reprint Unusual complication of breast implants: Brucella infection
    Z A Memish
    Dept of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Infection 29:291-2. 2001
    ..Cultures of the abscess and blood yielded brucella. A second course of antibiotics together with surgical drainage and subsequent reconstruction resulted in a cure...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Alkhumra haemorrhagic fever: case report and infection control details
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Br J Biomed Sci 62:37-9. 2005
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Brucella Standard Agglutination Test with the ELISA IgG and IgM in patients with Brucella bacteremia
    Z A Memish
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 44:129-32. 2002
    ..The positive predictive value of SAT and IgM is satisfactory...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are Saudi Arabian hospitals prepared for the threat of biological weapons?
    Z 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 22:6-9. 2001
    ..Maximum readiness can be achieved by periodic readiness drills...
  18. ncbi request reprint Brucellosis control in Saudi Arabia: prospects and challenges
    Z Memish
    Department of Medicine and Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:11-7. 2001
    ..The components of this program will include recruitment and training of qualified veterinarians, development of an adequate number of animal quarantine centers and implementing legislation to control marketing and movement of animals...
  19. 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
    ....
  20. 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
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Consensus recommendation for meningococcal disease prevention for Hajj and Umra pilgrimage/travel medicine
    A Shibl
    Department of Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    East Mediterr Health J 19:389-92. 2013
    ..These experts discussed the importance of introducing conjugate vaccines for pilgrims and travellers, and elaborated a consensus recommendation to support healthcare professionals and decision-makers...
  22. ncbi request reprint The changing spectrum of Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection in infants of Saudi Arabia
    M Almuneef
    King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 12:48-52. 2000
    ..1). The overall case-fatality rate was 9%. The incidence of GBS infection appears to be increasing in Saudi neonates and measures to prevent perinatal transmission need to emphasized and implemented...
  23. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistance in developing countries
    A M Shibl
    Department of Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:40-4. 2001
    ..Knowledge of resistance patterns and of the ways by which resistance is overcome is vital to the future of antimicrobial chemotherapy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Bacterial meningitis in Saudi Arabia: the impact of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination
    M Almuneef
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:34-9. 2001
    ..pneumoniae and one due to Hib. Since Hib is the most common organism causing meningitis in Saudi Arabian children, mass vaccination of all Saudi children should be mandatory...
  25. ncbi request reprint Brucella melitensis bacteremia in children: review of 62 cases
    M Almuneef
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 15:76-80. 2003
    ..Their clinical features, however, did not differ from brucellosis patients who did not have bacteremia. Despite the high rate of in-vitro resistance to co-trimoxazole, this did not correlate with a significant relapse rate...
  26. ncbi request reprint The use of direct susceptibility tests from BACTEC 9240 to Microscan Walkaway
    M Rich
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:62-4. 2001
    ..Although rapid, unacceptably high error rates were obtained when compared with a standardized method. This procedure is not sufficiently accurate for clinical use...
  27. ncbi request reprint Upper airway obstruction due to rhinoscleroma: case report
    H Al Jahdali
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:69-72. 2001
    ..She has remained asymptomatic over a year follow-up period and repeated biopsies have shown no evidence of recurrence...
  28. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of Brucella ELISA IgG and IgM in bacteremic and non-bacteremic patients with brucellosis
    A O Osoba
    Department of Microbiology, King Khalid National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:54-9. 2001
    ..The Brucella ELISA is a reliable and sensitive test in the diagnosis of brucellosis. The test is rapid, easy to perform and can be automated...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint Infectious diseases in the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt
    A Shibl
    Department of Pathology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:1068-80. 2012
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint First case of combined blastomycosis and tuberculosis in a patient from Saudi Arabia
    H Al Jahdali
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 13:65-8. 2001
    ..We report an unusual case of dual pulmonary blastomycosis and tuberculosis. In addition, this is the first case of blastomycosis reported from Saudi Arabia, a disease not endemic in this region...
  34. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 p24 antigen testing in blood banks: results from Saudi Arabia
    S Alamawi
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Br J Biomed Sci 60:102-4. 2003
    ..All four proved negative by confirmatory testing. Based on this experience, we believe that resources would be better directed to pooled nucleic acid testing and that p24 serological testing should be abandoned...
  35. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in the belly: a review of forty-six cases involving the gastrointestinal tract and peritoneum
    M A Muneef
    Dept. of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Scand J Gastroenterol 36:528-32. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Abdominal TB should be suspected in patients with fever, abdominal pain and ascites. This condition carries good prognosis if promptly diagnosed and treated...
  36. ncbi request reprint Brucellosis in laboratory workers at a Saudi Arabian hospital
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 29:48-52. 2001
    ..Ultimately, risk reduction depends on efforts to reduce disease endemicity in the country. In the meantime, conversion of the laboratory to biosafety level 3 is under way...
  37. ncbi request reprint Rate, risk factors and outcomes of catheter-related bloodstream infection in a paediatric intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
    M A Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Hosp Infect 62:207-13. 2006
    ..This study has established a benchmark for future comparisons. Additional studies from Saudi Arabia are necessary for national comparison and development of preventive measures...
  38. ncbi request reprint Clinical aspects of miliary tuberculosis in Saudi adults
    H Al-Jahdali
    Department of Pulmonary and Infectious Disease, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 4:252-5. 2000
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Candida meningitis in children: report of two cases
    K Aldress
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 12:339-44. 2000
    ..After discharging her, she continued to have fever. Upon investigation, her blood and CSF grew Candida albicans. She was treated and responded to therapy...
  40. ncbi request reprint The cost-saving potential of prevaccination antibody tests when implementing a mass immunization program
    Z A Memish
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Mil Med 166:11-3. 2001
    ..A seroprevalence study could be a useful cost-saving approach to a mass immunization program against endemic, natural immunity-conferring diseases...
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Brucellosis in pregnant women
    M Y Khan
    Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Clin Infect Dis 32:1172-7. 2001
    ..This study demonstrated that the incidence of spontaneous abortion among pregnant women with brucellosis is high and that these women should receive prompt therapy with antimicrobial agents when they present for medical care...
  43. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a 5-year review of surveillance data in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    H H Balkhy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:976-82. 2007
    ..aureus, is increasing. Authorities must be aware of the prevalence of MRSA infection and colonization in their country in order to implement and monitor infection control policies that help curtail further emergence of this pathogen...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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%...
  47. 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
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Improved efficiency of a hepatitis C virus antibody testing algorithm in blood donors from Saudi Arabia
    A Abutaleb
    Department of Pathology, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Br J Biomed Sci 61:155-6. 2004
  51. 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...
  52. doi 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Varicella pneumonia: another 'steroid responsive' pneumonia?
    R Ahmed
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 14:220-2. 2002
    ..Cautious use of corticosteroids in life-threatening VZV pneumonitis may be justified. Appropriate patient selection factors are as yet unidentified and the decision to commence corticosteroid therapy in this setting is clinical...
  54. ncbi request reprint Post-neurosurgical meningitis due to multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii treated with intrathecal colistin: case report and review of the literature
    N Al Shirawi
    Department of Intensive Care Unit, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 18:554-8. 2006
    ..baumannii associated with an external ventricular drain. The patient was cured using a 4-week course of intrathecal colistin 3.2 mg via external ventricular drain (EVD) daily without any serious side effects...
  55. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence survey of varicella, measles, rubella, and hepatitis A and B viruses in a multinational healthcare workforce in Saudi Arabia
    M A Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, National Guard Health Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1178-83. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of the vaccine-preventable diseases caused by varicella, measles, rubella, and hepatitis A and B viruses in a multinational healthcare workforce...
  56. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infection rates for herniorrhaphy and cholecystectomy in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    K E El Beltagy
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Chemother 22:44-7. 2010
    ..Compared to 1999-2001 rates, KAMC SSI rates in 2007 were reduced by 80% for herniorrhaphy (p=0.049) and 74% for cholecystectomy (p=0.270). The SSI rate improvement was observed after better enforcement of infection control practices...
  57. ncbi request reprint Impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on wound infection after cesarean section in a situation of expected higher risk
    M W Mah
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 29:85-8. 2001
    ..This was attributed to prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis for patients at low risk as well as high risk of infection...
  58. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic shift in the prevalence of Hepatitis A virus in Saudi Arabia: a case for routine Hepatitis A vaccination
    M A Almuneef
    Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Vaccine 24:5599-603. 2006
    ..Since a substantial proportion of this pediatric population confirms a continuing decrease in anti-HAV seroconversion rates, we recommend including Hepatitis A in the schedule of routine childhood vaccinations...
  59. ncbi request reprint Health risks at the Hajj
    Qanta A Ahmed
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Lancet 367:1008-15. 2006
    ..We examine the response of clinicians, the Saudi Ministry of Health, and Hajj authorities to these unique problems, and list health recommendations for prospective pilgrims...
  60. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal vaccine coverage in Hajj pilgrims
    Haitham El Bashir
    Lancet 369:1343. 2007
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Value of rapid testing for influenza among Hajj pilgrims
    Harunor Rashid
    Academic Unit of Child Health, Queen Mary University of London, UK
    Travel Med Infect Dis 5:310-3. 2007
    ..The suitability of this test among pilgrims has not been studied in the past and this study assesses the usefulness of the test for diagnosing influenza among those attending the Hajj...
  65. pmc Influenza vaccine uptake among British Muslims attending Hajj, 2005 and 2006
    Shuja Shafi
    BMJ 333:1220. 2006
  66. pmc Hajj and the risk of influenza
    A Rashid Gatrad
    BMJ 333:1182-3. 2006
  67. ncbi request reprint Influenza and the Hajj: defining influenza-like illness clinically
    Harunor Rashid
    Int J Infect Dis 12:102-3. 2008
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Hajj 2006: communicable disease and other health risks and current official guidance for pilgrims
    Shuja Shafi
    HPA Collaborating Laboratory, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
    Euro Surveill 10:E051215.2. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint Effect of intensive surveillance on cesarean-section wound infection rate in a Saudi Arabian hospital
    Hanan H Balkhy
    Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad National Guard Hospital
    Am J Infect Control 31:288-90. 2003
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  73. ncbi request reprint Incidence of urinary tract and bloodstream infections in Ghotbeddin Burn Center, Shiraz 2000-2001
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, P O Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Burns 29:455-9. 2003
    ..To reduce the rate of infection at Ghotbeddin Burn Center, education, development of standardized guidelines for the use of invasive devices and introduction of a nosocomial infections surveillance system are necessary...
  74. pmc Persistence of Brucella antibodies after successful treatment of acute brucellosis in an area of endemicity
    Maha Almuneef
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2313. 2002
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. pmc Perspectives for the treatment of brucellosis in the 21st century: the Ioannina recommendations
    Javier Ariza
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital de Bellvitge, Universidad deBarcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS Med 4:e317. 2007
  80. 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
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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
  87. doi request reprint Influenza vaccine in Hajj pilgrims: policy issues from field studies
    Harunor Rashid
    Academic Unit of Child Health, Barts and The London Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
    Vaccine 26:4809-12. 2008
    ..1-1.4) had confirmed influenza. Rates of influenza in vaccinated and unvaccinated 'not at risk' pilgrims were similar (10% vs. 11%). Seasonal influenza vaccine was insignificantly protective against influenza in Hajj pilgrims...
  88. 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...
  89. doi request reprint Pandemic influenza: mass gatherings and mass infection
    Harunor Rashid
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:526-7. 2008
  90. ncbi request reprint Infection control certification: a global priority
    Ziad A Memish
    Am J Infect Control 35:141-3. 2007
  91. 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...
  92. 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)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of food service staff regarding food hygiene in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:16-20. 2004
    ..Hospitalized patients are more vulnerable to potential hazards, and neglecting these principles can lead to increased morbidity and mortality...
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Streptococcus pneumoniae: presumptive identification and reporting
    Michael Rich
    Br J Biomed Sci 59:65. 2002
  96. 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...
  97. ncbi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of Hepatitis C virus infection. A change to common practice
    Ali H Hajeer
    Saudi Med J 25:827-9. 2004
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint Assessing the potential health impact of the 1991 Gulf War on Saudi Arabian National Guard soldiers
    Gary D Gackstetter
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Room A1044, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 4799, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:801-8. 2005
    ..Although post-war health outcomes have been studied in US, British, Canadian, Danish, and other deployed troops, this issue has not been previously evaluated in coalition forces native to the Gulf region...
  100. ncbi request reprint Infection control in the Eastern Mediterranean region: time for collaborative action
    Ziad A Memish
    Am J Infect Control 33:131-3. 2005
  101. 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...