Haider Abdul-Lateef Mousa

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Sinus-track cultures were compared prospectively with cultures from operative specimens in 55 patients with chronic bone infection. There was a total of 115 operative isolates; 102 of the sinus-track isolates were identical (88.7%), showing a specificity of 95.7% and a predictive value of 90.3%. A sinus-track specimen proved to be a reliable source for the(More)
One hundred and twenty-seven patients were studied prospectively for aerobic, anaerobic and fungal burn wound infections. All cases yielded organisms on culture. A total of 377 isolates were recovered (239 aerobes, 116 anaerobes and 22 fungi). Aerobic bacteria alone were present in 49 patients (38.6%). Anaerobic bacteria alone were present in four patients(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case report of an extremely rare condition describing lumbar spine tuberculosis associated with concurrent pyogenic infection is presented. OBJECTIVE To establish that isolation of pyogenic bacteria from an infected spine does not exclude the possibility of spine tuberculosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA During a MEDLINE data search from(More)
In a prospective study, 132 patients were investigated for yeast infection of burn wounds. Ten patients (7.6%) were infected with Candida species. All patients with yeast infections were also infected with bacteria with the exception of one patient who was infected with Candida tropicalis alone. The predominant yeast recovered was Candida krusei. Yeast(More)
Fungal infection of burn wounds was investigated in a prospective study of 130 patients managed either with open or occlusive treatment methods. In all, 30 fungal isolates were recovered from 26 patients all of whom had bacterial infection also, except for one patient. The predominant fungi recovered were Aspergillus spp. and Candida spp. Fungal infection(More)
A comparison was made prospectively between fungal isolates from patients and burn care units. Aspergillus niger was the most frequent isolate in both patients and burn care units whereas Ulocladium was the commonest isolate in the control group. Aspergillus terreus, Penicillium and Zygomycetes, which were recovered from burned patients, were also found(More)
Burns are one of the most harmful physical and psychological traumas. Infection is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in burns. Infections acquired from hospital or from the patient's own endogenous flora have a significant prevalence after burns. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are the most frequent colonizing agents whereas group(More)
Forty-seven patients were investigated for early or late postoperative infections of orthopaedic implants and/or bone. A total of 88 isolates were recovered (64 aerobes and 24 anaerobes). Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis were the most common causative agents. Anaerobic bacteria were isolated from 16 (34%) patients; 50% of patients with(More)
Osteomyelitis, or bone infection, affects all age groups and develops from various sources including haematogenously from distant infection foci, from external sources such as post-operative or post-traumatic wound infections and from adjoining soft tissue infections. Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Haemophilus influenzae are the most(More)
From 1983 to 1989, 110 cases of haematogenous osteomyelitis were studied retrospectively. The most commonly affected were children under 1 year. No adult cases were reported. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 72.7% of cases. During 1992-1997, 80 cases were studied prospectively. The most commonly affected were children aged 9 years. This group(More)