Publications by authors named "Sahal Al-Hajoj"

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in living donor transplanted livers and donor-related tuberculosis in recipients: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study.

Transpl Infect Dis 2020 Feb 26;22(1):e13212. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Department of Infection and Immunity, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tid.13212DOI Listing
February 2020

Family cluster of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Public Health 2020 Jan 17;13(1):154-157. Epub 2019 Aug 17.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2019.07.028DOI Listing
January 2020

Burden of non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases in Saudi Arabian children: The first nationwide experience.

J Infect Public Health 2019 Nov - Dec;12(6):803-808. Epub 2019 May 9.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, 11211, Saudi Arabia; College of Medicine, Al Faisal University, Riyadh, 1153, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S18760341193013
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2019.04.004DOI Listing
March 2020

Drug-resistance profiling and transmission dynamics of multidrug-resistant in Saudi Arabia revealed by whole genome sequencing.

Infect Drug Resist 2018 12;11:2219-2229. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S181124DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237142PMC
November 2018

QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube in Saudi Arabia benchmarked with other sites of the Middle East: A meta-analysis review.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2018 09 30;12(9):687-699. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.10311DOI Listing
September 2018

Clinical Management of Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains: Pathogen-targeted Versus Host-directed Treatment Approaches.

Curr Pharm Biotechnol 2019 ;20(4):272-284

Department of Infections and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, P.O. Box. 3354 Riyadh 11211 MBC:03, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1389201019666180731120544DOI Listing
September 2019

The first Saudi Arabian national inventory study revealed the upcoming challenges of highly diverse non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 05 25;12(5):e0006515. Epub 2018 May 25.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006515DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991771PMC
May 2018

Corrigendum to 'Drug-resistant tuberculosis viewed from bacterial and host genomes' [International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents (2016) 353-360].

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2018 02 21;51(2):281. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Mycobacteriology Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.12.005DOI Listing
February 2018

Risk factors for tuberculosis and beyond.

Authors:
Sahal A Al-Hajoj

Int J Mycobacteriol 2017 Oct-Dec;6(4):326-327

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_145_17DOI Listing
September 2018

Diversity and evolution of drug resistance mechanisms in .

Infect Drug Resist 2017 13;10:333-342. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Department of Infection and Immunity, Mycobacteriology Research Section, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S144446DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5648319PMC
October 2017

First Insight Into the Fluoroquinolone and Aminoglycoside Resistance of Multidrug-Resistant in Saudi Arabia.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 May;96(5):1066-1070

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0579
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0579DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5417196PMC
May 2017

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Saudi Arabia and Gulf Countries: A Review.

Can Respir J 2017 27;2017:5035932. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/5035932DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5350348PMC
September 2017

Emergence of Rare Species of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria as Potential Pathogens in Saudi Arabian Clinical Setting.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 01 11;11(1):e0005288. Epub 2017 Jan 11.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005288DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5261817PMC
January 2017

Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 4 comprises globally distributed and geographically restricted sublineages.

Nat Genet 2016 12 31;48(12):1535-1543. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.3704DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5238942PMC
December 2016

Drug-resistant tuberculosis viewed from bacterial and host genomes.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2016 Oct 17;48(4):353-60. Epub 2016 Aug 17.

Mycobacteriology Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.07.010DOI Listing
October 2016

Mapping the epidemiology and trends of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia.

Int J Mycobacteriol 2015 Dec 15;4(4):261-9. Epub 2015 Jul 15.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmyco.2015.06.002DOI Listing
December 2015

Tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia: the journey across time.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2015 Mar 15;9(3):222-31. Epub 2015 Mar 15.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.5296DOI Listing
March 2015

Exploring the sociodemographic and clinical features of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia.

PLoS One 2015 3;10(2):e0101667. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0101667PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4315397PMC
January 2016

Molecular confirmation of Bacillus Calmette Guerin vaccine related adverse events among Saudi Arabian children.

PLoS One 2014 19;9(11):e113472. Epub 2014 Nov 19.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4237431PMC
December 2015

Occurrence of diverse mutations in isoniazid- and rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from autochthonous and immigrant populations of Saudi Arabia.

Microb Drug Resist 2014 Dec;20(6):623-31

1 Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/mdr.2014.0065DOI Listing
December 2014

Qualitative research: Is this a missing link to control tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia?

Int J Mycobacteriol 2013 Sep 20;2(3):126-7. Epub 2013 Jul 20.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Post Box-3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmyco.2013.06.004DOI Listing
September 2013

Emergence of clinically relevant Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial infections in Saudi Arabia.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 30;7(5):e2234. Epub 2013 May 30.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002234DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3667756PMC
November 2013

Current trends of Mycobacterium tuberculosis molecular epidemiology in Saudi Arabia and associated demographical factors.

Infect Genet Evol 2013 Jun 22;16:362-8. Epub 2013 Mar 22.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2013.03.019DOI Listing
June 2013

Mycobacterium riyadhense overlooked: we can only find what we are looking for.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2013 Mar 14;7(3):293-4. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.3379DOI Listing
March 2013

Epidemiology of antituberculosis drug resistance in Saudi Arabia: findings of the first national survey.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2013 May 4;57(5):2161-6. Epub 2013 Mar 4.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02403-12DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3632946PMC
May 2013

Inconsistencies in drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Current riddles and recommendations.

Int J Mycobacteriol 2013 Mar 22;2(1):14-7. Epub 2012 Dec 22.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P.O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmyco.2012.11.003DOI Listing
March 2013

Admixed phylogenetic distribution of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia.

PLoS One 2013 1;8(2):e55598. Epub 2013 Feb 1.

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0055598PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3562184PMC
July 2013

Endogenous reactivation followed by exogenous re-infection with drug resistant strains, a new challenge for tuberculosis control in Saudi Arabia.

Tuberculosis (Edinb) 2013 Mar 10;93(2):246-9. Epub 2013 Jan 10.

Mycobacteriology Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Takasussi Street, Riyadh 11211, PB No 3354, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2012.12.001DOI Listing
March 2013

First case report of chronic pulmonary lung disease caused by Mycobacterium abscessus in two immunocompetent patients in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2012 May-Jun;32(3):312-4

Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2012.312DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6081043PMC
October 2012

New insight into the molecular characterization of isoniazid and rifampicin resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from Saudi Arabia.

Infect Genet Evol 2012 Apr 4;12(3):549-56. Epub 2012 Feb 4.

Tuberculosis Research Section, Department of Infection and Immunity, MBC-03, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2012.01.024DOI Listing
April 2012

The emergence of Beijing genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ann Thorac Med 2010 Jul;5(3):149-52

Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (MBC 03), PO Box 3354, Riyadh - 11211, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1817-1737.65045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2930653PMC
July 2010

Tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia: can we change the way we deal with the disease?

J Infect Public Health 2010 16;3(1):17-24. Epub 2010 Feb 16.

Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (MBC 03), PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2009.12.001DOI Listing
November 2010

Microevolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a tuberculosis patient.

J Clin Microbiol 2010 Oct 4;48(10):3813-6. Epub 2010 Aug 4.

Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00556-10DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2953119PMC
October 2010

Molecular strain typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to detect cross-contamination events. Proposed modifications to prevent its recurrence.

Authors:
Sahal A Al-Hajoj

Saudi Med J 2009 Dec;30(12):1515-9

Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (MBC 03), PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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December 2009

Can we change the way we look at BCG vaccine?

Ann Thorac Med 2009 Apr;4(2):92-3; author reply 93-4

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1817-1737.49419DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2700489PMC
April 2009

Mycobacterium riyadhense sp. nov., a non-tuberculous species identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex by a commercial line-probe assay.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009 May;59(Pt 5):1049-53

National Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.005629-0DOI Listing
May 2009

First insight into the population structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia.

J Clin Microbiol 2007 Aug 16;45(8):2467-73. Epub 2007 May 16.

Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (MBC 03), PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02293-06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1951255PMC
August 2007

Is Saudi Arabia a fertile land for exchanging infectious diseases?

Saudi Med J 2007 May;28(5):803-4

Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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May 2007

Usefulness of molecular techniques to identify ongoing tuberculosis transmission in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Med J 2007 Feb;28(2):268-70

Department of Comparative Medicine MBC-03, Tuberculosis Research Unit, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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February 2007

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex genetic diversity: mining the fourth international spoligotyping database (SpolDB4) for classification, population genetics and epidemiology.

BMC Microbiol 2006 Mar 6;6:23. Epub 2006 Mar 6.

Unité de la Tuberculose et des Mycobactéries, Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2180-6-23DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1468417PMC
March 2006

Role of tuberculosis laboratories in Saudi Arabia. A call to implement standardized procedures.

Saudi Med J 2004 Nov;25(11):1545-8

Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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November 2004