Mansour Al-Zarouni

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae among patients in the United Arab Emirates. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 130 Enterobacteriaceae comprising of Escherichia coli (n = 83), Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 45) and Klebsiella oxytoca (n = 2) was(More)
SETTING Optimization of BCG as a vehicle for live recombinant vaccines requires improved strategies for stable antigen expression. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of various combinations of post-translational signals and promoters on expression and stability in different BCG strains. DESIGN Plasmids were constructed using mycobacterial promoters(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the susceptibility trends of community-acquired extended-spectrum β-Iactamase (ESBL)-producing urinary isolates with particular reference to fosfomycin, nitrofurantoin and tigecycline. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven hospitals across the United Arab Emirates participated in this study from June 2008 to March 2010. The antibiotic(More)
A survey of prevalence of intestinal parasites among the expatriates and native Emirati people attending Ministry of Health hospitals in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate was performed during the year 2008 and 2009. Stool examination from 10,514 patients (64% expatriates and 36% native Emiratis) was performed. Eight hundred fourteen specimens of the 10,514(More)
In this study, we describe the prevalence of TB and occurrence of multi-drug-resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in a major referral hospital belonging to the Ministry of Health in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). A retrospective re-view of the clinical and laboratory records of 1,810 suspected cases of TB was carried out between January 2004 and September(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae represent key aetiological agents in respiratory tract infections showing an increasing trend of antimicrobial resistance. We present the first report on the antimicrobial resistance in S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae isolated from patients in the United Arab Emirates. METHODS One hundred S.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the misidentification of Brucella melitensis as Bergeyella zoohelcum by MicroScan WalkAway®, a commonly used bacterial identification system. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION A 35-year-old man was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with sepsis syndrome. Three sets of aerobic blood culture samples were positive after 48 h of(More)
Misidentification of Brucella species from clinical specimens using commercial bacterial identification systems is a recurring problem. An isolate from a bacterimic patient was identified as Bergeyella zoohelcum by MicroScan Walk-Away (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., West Sacramento, CA, USA) and as Brucella melitensis by Vitek 2 system (bioMérieux(More)
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