Publications by authors named "Hanan H Balkhy"

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Interferon Beta-1b and Lopinavir-Ritonavir for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

N Engl J Med 2020 10 7;383(17):1645-1656. Epub 2020 Oct 7.

From the Intensive Care Department (Y.M.A., A.A.-D.) and the Departments of Infection Prevention and Control (H.H.B.), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (S.A.J.), Pharmaceutical Care (S.A.H.), and Medicine (A.A.), King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, the College of Medicine (Y.M.A., S.A.J., A.A.-D., A.A.) and the College of Pharmacy (M.A.J., S.A.H.), King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital (A.Y.A., Z.A.M., S.G., S.A.F.), Infection Prevention and Control, Preventive Health (A.M.A.), and Deputyship for Public Health (H.A.A.J.), Ministry of Health, Clinical Trials Services (M.A.J., A.M.D., B.M.A.) and the Departments of Biostatistics and Informatics (J.J., M.A.H.) and Infectious Disease Research (N.K.A.), King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, the Military Medical Services, Ministry of Defense (Y.M.), the Department of Intensive Care Services (G.A.A.M.), and the Infectious Diseases Division (N.M.S., F.E.E.), Prince Sultan Military Medical City, and the College of Medicine, Alfaisal University (Z.A.M.), Riyadh, the Department of Critical Care Medicine, King Khalid University, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha (A.A.B.), Medical Services (M.H.A.A.) and the Department of Critical Care Medicine (M.A.), King Abdullah Medical Complex, the Health Directorate, Ministry of Health (M.H.A.A.), and the Internal Medicine Department, King Fahad General Hospital, Ministry of Health (W.B.), the Intensive Care Department (F.A.-H.) and the Department of Infection Prevention and Control (A.A.S.), Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, and the College of Medicine and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (F.A.-H., A.A.S.), Jeddah, and the Intensive Care Department, King Khalid Hospital, Najran (A.M.B.E.) - all in Saudi Arabia; the World Health Organization, Geneva (H.H.B.); the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta (Z.A.M.); the Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Medicine, Sunnybrook Hospital, and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto (R.A.F.); and the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville (F.G.H.).

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October 2020

Management of outbreak in a tertiary-care setting in Saudi Arabia.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 Sep 3:1-7. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.414DOI Listing
September 2020

Tackling antimicrobial resistance in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bull World Health Organ 2020 07;98(7):442-442A

Antimicrobial Resistance Division, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.20.268573DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7375214PMC
July 2020

Assessment knowledge and practices of central line insertion and maintenance in adult intensive care units at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Public Health 2020 Jul 30. Epub 2020 Jul 30.

Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNGHA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2020.07.009DOI Listing
July 2020

High Burden of Resistant Gram Negative Pathogens Causing Device-associated Healthcare Infections in a Tertiary Care Setting in Saudi Arabia, 2008-2016.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2020 Jul 25;23:26-32. Epub 2020 Jul 25.

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Surgery KAMC, MNGHA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2020.07.013DOI Listing
July 2020

OXA-48 carbapenemase-producing Salmonella enterica serovar Kentucky ST198 isolated from Saudi Arabia.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2020 07;75(7):2006-2008

Infectious Diseases Research Department, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa077DOI Listing
July 2020

Genomic analysis of the first KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from a patient in Riyadh: A new public health concern in Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Public Health 2020 Apr 14;13(4):647-650. Epub 2020 Feb 14.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2020.01.003DOI Listing
April 2020

Antimicrobial consumption in three pediatric and neonatal intensive care units in Saudi Arabia: 33-month surveillance study.

Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2019 Jul 3;18(1):20. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Neonatal Intensive Care, King Abdullah Specialized Children's Hospital, MNGHA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12941-019-0320-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6607581PMC
July 2019

Public motives and willingness to participate in first-in-human clinical trials in Saudi Arabia: A new era in the making.

J Infect Public Health 2019 Sep - Oct;12(5):673-680. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2019.03.013DOI Listing
January 2020

Acquisition of respiratory and gastrointestinal pathogens among health care workers during the 2015 Hajj season.

Am J Infect Control 2019 09 10;47(9):1071-1076. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Aix Marseille Univ, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Microbes Vecteurs Infections Tropicales et Méditerranéennes (VITROME), Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.02.033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7132678PMC
September 2019

Atypical influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 strains caused an influenza virus outbreak in Saudi Arabia during the 2009-2011 pandemic season.

J Infect Public Health 2019 Jul - Aug;12(4):557-567. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Infection Prevention & Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2019.01.067DOI Listing
November 2019

Burden of healthcare-associated infections at six tertiary-care hospitals in Saudi Arabia: A point prevalence survey.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 03 19;40(3):355-357. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC),Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNGHA),Riyadh,Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.338DOI Listing
March 2019

Macrolides in critically ill patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Int J Infect Dis 2019 Apr 25;81:184-190. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2019.01.041DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7110878PMC
April 2019

Antimicrobial consumption in five adult intensive care units: a 33-month surveillance study.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 21;7:156. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

1King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-018-0451-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302414PMC
September 2019

Whole-Genome Sequence of a Brucella melitensis Strain Isolated from Sheep in Saudi Arabia.

Microbiol Resour Announc 2018 Nov 29;7(21). Epub 2018 Nov 29.

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Infectious Diseases Research Department, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01189-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6284722PMC
November 2018

Insertion element mediated disruption and presence of ISKpn28 in colistin-resistant isolates from Saudi Arabia.

Infect Drug Resist 2018 15;11:1183-1187. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Infectious Diseases Research Department, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S161146DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6101004PMC
August 2018

The role of whole genome sequencing in monitoring antimicrobial resistance: A biosafety and public health priority in the Arabian Peninsula.

J Infect Public Health 2018 Nov - Dec;11(6):784-787. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

National Infection Service, Public Health England, London NW9 5EQ, UK.

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December 2018

Quantifying the Hawthorne effect using overt and covert observation of hand hygiene at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Am J Infect Control 2018 08;46(8):930-935

Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.02.025DOI Listing
August 2018

Clonal diversity and genetic profiling of antibiotic resistance among multidrug/carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 05 3;18(1):205. Epub 2018 May 3.

Infectious Diseases Section, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center National Guard Health Affairs, P.O. Box 22490, Mail Code 1515, Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3114-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5934806PMC
May 2018

Carpal tunnel syndrome among laboratory technicians in relation to personal and ergonomic factors at work.

J Occup Health 2017 Nov 31;59(6):513-520. Epub 2017 Aug 31.

Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1539/joh.16-0279-OADOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5721273PMC
November 2017

Critically Ill Patients With the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study.

Crit Care Med 2017 10;45(10):1683-1695

1College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 3College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 4Department of Intensive Care, Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Group Hospitals, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 5Department of Intensive Care Services, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 6Department of Intensive Care, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 7Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 8Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 9Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 10Department of Critical Care Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 11Intensive Care Department, Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. 12Department of Critical Care Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 13Intensive Care Department, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 14Tanta University Hospitals, Tanta, Egypt. 15King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 16Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. 17Department of Research, Ministry of Health, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 18Intensive Care Department, King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 19Department of Critical Care, King Fahad Hospital, Ohoud Hospital, Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah, Saudi Arabia. 20International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. 21AMR Infection Control and Publications AIP/PED/HSE/HQ, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 22Department of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 23International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. 24Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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October 2017

"It feels like I'm the dirtiest person in the world.": Exploring the experiences of healthcare providers who survived MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Public Health 2018 Mar - Apr;11(2):187-191. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2017.06.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7102804PMC
November 2018

Prevalence of Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in Saudi Arabia; Population based survey.

Int J Infect Dis 2017 Jul 6;60:11-16. Epub 2017 Apr 6.

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2017.03.024DOI Listing
July 2017

Rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection in tertiary care hospitals in 3 Arabian gulf countries: 6-year surveillance study.

Am J Infect Control 2017 May 16;45(5):e49-e51. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.027DOI Listing
May 2017

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

N Engl J Med 2017 02;376(6):584-594

From the Departments of Intensive Care (Y.M.A., A. Bouchama), Infection Prevention and Control (H.H.B.), and Pathology and Laboratory (A.H.H.), King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (Y.M.A., H.H.B., A. Bouchama, A.H.H.), the Department of Intensive Care, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Group Hospitals (A.A.-O.), and Alfaisal University (A.A.-O.) - all in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville (F.G.H.); the Department of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD (T.L.); the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, and Intensive Care Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (J.K.B.), the Health Protection and Influenza Research Group, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (J.S.N.-V.-T.), and the Virus Reference Laboratory, Public Health England, London (A. Bermingham) - all in the United Kingdom; the Department of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva (M.S., N.S., R.A.F.); the Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville (M.R.D., J.D.C.); the Center for Global Health, Institut Pasteur, Paris (M.D.V.K.); and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - both in Toronto (R.A.F.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsr1408795DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5362064PMC
February 2017

An assessment of the level of concern among hospital-based health-care workers regarding MERS outbreaks in Saudi Arabia.

BMC Infect Dis 2017 01 3;17(1). Epub 2017 Jan 3.

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), PO 22490, Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-2096-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5210292PMC
January 2017

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus on inanimate surfaces: A risk for health care transmission.

Am J Infect Control 2016 11 20;44(11):1387-1389. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

Intensive Care Department, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7132703PMC
November 2016

The critical care response to a hospital outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection: an observational study.

Ann Intensive Care 2016 Dec 24;6(1):101. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Intensive Care Department, Respiratory Services, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, ICU 1425, PO Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13613-016-0203-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5078123PMC
December 2016

Magnitude and causes of loss to follow-up among patients with viral hepatitis at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Public Health 2017 Jul - Aug;10(4):379-387. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Hepatology Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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March 2018

Rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in tertiary care hospitals in 3 Arabian Gulf countries: A 6-year surveillance study.

Am J Infect Control 2016 12 28;44(12):1589-1594. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Gulf Cooperation Council States and World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Infection Prevention & Control, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.06.030DOI Listing
December 2016

Comparison of QuantiFERON-TB gold in tube test versus tuberculin skin test for screening of latent tuberculosis infection in Saudi Arabia: A population-based study.

Ann Thorac Med 2016 Jul-Sep;11(3):197-201

Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1817-1737.185759DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4966222PMC
August 2016

Preventing healthcare-associated transmission of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): Our Achilles heel.

J Infect Public Health 2016 May-Jun;9(3):208-12. Epub 2016 May 4.

Intensive Care Department, MC 1425, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia; College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.04.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7128197PMC
January 2017

The strategic plan for combating antimicrobial resistance in Gulf Cooperation Council States.

J Infect Public Health 2016 Jul-Aug;9(4):375-85. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.03.003DOI Listing
January 2017

The search for therapeutic options for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

J Infect Public Health 2016 May-Jun;9(3):213-5. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Department of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.03.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7129901PMC
January 2017

Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in critical care units in 3 Arabian Gulf countries: A 6-year surveillance study.

Am J Infect Control 2016 07 31;44(7):794-8. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Gulf Cooperation Council States and World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Infection Prevention & Control, Saudi Arabia; King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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July 2016

Proceedings of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus research initiative workshop, September 9-10 2015 in Riyadh, KSA.

J Infect Public Health 2016 May-Jun;9(3):205-7. Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Paediatric Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Infection Prevention and Control, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.03.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7128850PMC
January 2017

The impact of implementing multifaceted interventions on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Am J Infect Control 2016 Mar;44(3):320-6

Intensive Care Department, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Respiratory Services, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.09.025DOI Listing
March 2016

Knowledge gaps in therapeutic and non-therapeutic research on the Middle East respiratory syndrome.

Lancet Respir Med 2016 Feb;4(2):93-4

Paediatric Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia; Infection Prevention and Control, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(16)00007-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7128538PMC
February 2016

Respiratory symptoms and ventilatory function among health-care workers exposed to cleaning and disinfectant chemicals, a 2-year follow-up study.

Toxicol Ind Health 2016 Dec 2;32(12):2002-2008. Epub 2015 Nov 2.

Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0748233715610043DOI Listing
December 2016

Antibiotic-resistant ST38, ST131 and ST405 strains are the leading uropathogenic Escherichia coli clones in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2015 Oct 16;70(10):2757-62. Epub 2015 Jul 16.

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkv188DOI Listing
October 2015

Prospective study of incidence and predictors of peripheral intravenous catheter-induced complications.

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2014 8;10:993-1001. Epub 2014 Dec 8.

King Saud bin-Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ; Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S74685DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4266329PMC
December 2014

Multi-drug carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infection carrying the OXA-48 gene and showing variations in outer membrane protein 36 causing an outbreak in a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Int J Infect Dis 2014 Nov 19;28:186-92. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh; King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, WHO Collaborating Center and GCC Center for Infection Control; Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh; Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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November 2014

Pre-employment screening of latent tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers using tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON-TB Gold test at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Public Health 2014 Nov-Dec;7(6):481-8. Epub 2014 Sep 4.

Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, National Guard Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, National Guard Health Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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July 2015

Update on infection control challenges in special pediatric populations.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2014 Aug;27(4):370-8

aDepartment of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, WHO Collaborating Centre for Infection Control, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia bInfection Control Program, Faculty of Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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August 2014

Drug-resistant ventilator associated pneumonia in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Thorac Med 2014 Apr;9(2):104-11

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ; Department of Intensive Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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April 2014

Compliance with postexposure screening and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Feb 13;35(2):176-81. Epub 2013 Dec 13.

Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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February 2014

Physician 'defiance' towards hand hygiene compliance: Is there a theory-practice-ethics gap?

J Saudi Heart Assoc 2013 Jul 9;25(3):203-8. Epub 2013 May 9.

Adult Cardiac Surgical ICU, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center - NGHA, Riyadh.

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July 2013

Benchmarking local healthcare-associated infections: available benchmarks and interpretation challenges.

J Infect Public Health 2013 Oct 5;6(5):323-30. Epub 2013 Jun 5.

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States and WHO Collaborating Center for Infection Prevention & Control, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt; King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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October 2013

β-Lactamase production in key gram-negative pathogen isolates from the Arabian Peninsula.

Clin Microbiol Rev 2013 Jul;26(3):361-80

The University of Queensland, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia.

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July 2013

Hepatitis B virus among Saudi National Guard personnel: seroprevalence and risk of exposure.

J Infect Public Health 2013 Aug 7;6(4):237-45. Epub 2013 Mar 7.

Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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August 2013

Comparison of the tuberculin skin test and Quanti-FERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-G) test for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in dialysis patients.

J Infect Public Health 2013 Jun 23;6(3):166-72. Epub 2013 Apr 23.

Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Division, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia.

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June 2013

Acinetobacter is the most common pathogen associated with late-onset and recurrent ventilator-associated pneumonia in an adult intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia.

Int J Infect Dis 2013 Sep 19;17(9):e696-701. Epub 2013 Mar 19.

Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia.

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September 2013

Impact of infection control educational activities on rates and frequencies of percutaneous injuries (PIs) at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Public Health 2012 Aug 30;5(4):297-303. Epub 2012 May 30.

Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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August 2012

The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates from Gulf Corporation Council countries.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2012 Jul 19;1(1):26. Epub 2012 Jul 19.

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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July 2012

The results of a 6-year epidemiologic surveillance for ventilator-associated pneumonia at a tertiary care intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia.

Am J Infect Control 2012 Nov 7;40(9):794-9. Epub 2012 Feb 7.

Intensive Care Department, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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November 2012

Increased prevalence of rotavirus among children associated gastroenteritis in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Virol J 2011 Dec 18;8:548. Epub 2011 Dec 18.

National Guard Health Affairs & King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Research Genetic Laboratory, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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December 2011

Epidemiology of H1N1 (2009) influenza among healthcare workers in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia: a 6-month surveillance study.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Oct;31(10):1004-10

King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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October 2010

Awareness, attitudes, and practices related to the swine influenza pandemic among the Saudi public.

BMC Infect Dis 2010 Feb 28;10:42. Epub 2010 Feb 28.

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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February 2010

Neonatal rates and risk factors of device-associated bloodstream infection in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia.

Am J Infect Control 2010 Mar 8;38(2):159-61. Epub 2009 Nov 8.

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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March 2010

The inevitable! An emergence of a new influenza virus.

Authors:
Hanan H Balkhy

Ann Thorac Med 2009 Jul;4(3):109-10

Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Saudi Arabia.

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July 2009

Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among Hajj pilgrims.

Saudi Med J 2006 Sep;27(9):1367-72

Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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September 2006

Hospital- and community-acquired infections: a point prevalence and risk factors survey in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia.

Int J Infect Dis 2006 Jul 4;10(4):326-33. Epub 2006 May 4.

Department of Infection Prevention & Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia.

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July 2006

Chickenpox complications in Saudi Arabia: Is it time for routine varicella vaccination?

Int J Infect Dis 2006 Mar 2;10(2):156-61. Epub 2005 Nov 2.

Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City-King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia.

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March 2006