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Changing trends in epidemiology and antifungal susceptibility patterns of six bloodstream Candida species isolates over a 12-year period in Kuwait.

Khan Z, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Mokaddas E, Al-Banwan K, Alfouzan W, Al-Obaid I, Al-Obaid K, Asadzadeh M, Jeragh A, Joseph L, Varghese S, Vayalil S, Al-Musallam O.

PLoS One. 2019 May 1;14(5):e0216250. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216250. eCollection 2019.


Candida lusitaniae in Kuwait: Prevalence, antifungal susceptibility and role in neonatal fungemia.

Khan Z, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Khan S, Joseph L.

PLoS One. 2019 Mar 7;14(3):e0213532. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213532. eCollection 2019.


High-resolution fingerprinting of Candida parapsilosis isolates suggests persistence and transmission of infections among neonatal intensive care unit patients in Kuwait.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Hagen F, Meis JF, Khan Z.

Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 4;9(1):1340. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37855-2.


Azole-resistant Candida blankii as a newly recognized cause of bloodstream infection.

Al-Haqqan A, Al-Sweih N, Ahmad S, Khan S, Joseph L, Varghese S, Khan Z.

New Microbes New Infect. 2018 Jun 23;26:25-29. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2018.06.008. eCollection 2018 Nov.


Cyberlindnera fabianii fungaemia outbreak in preterm neonates in Kuwait and literature review.

Al-Sweih N, Ahmad S, Khan S, Joseph L, Asadzadeh M, Khan Z.

Mycoses. 2019 Jan;62(1):51-61. doi: 10.1111/myc.12846. Epub 2018 Oct 15.


Rapid and Accurate Identification of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis by Real-Time PCR and Melting Curve Analysis.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Khan Z.

Med Princ Pract. 2018;27(6):543-548. doi: 10.1159/000493426. Epub 2018 Sep 3.


Increasing prevalence, molecular characterization and antifungal drug susceptibility of serial Candida auris isolates in Kuwait.

Khan Z, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Joseph L, Alfouzan W, Asadzadeh M.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 9;13(4):e0195743. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195743. eCollection 2018.


Dominance of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in a maternity hospital.

Udo EE, Al-Sweih N.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 22;12(6):e0179563. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179563. eCollection 2017.


Population structure and molecular genetic characterization of 5-flucytosine-susceptible and -resistant clinical Candida dubliniensis isolates from Kuwait.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Khan Z.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 5;12(4):e0175269. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175269. eCollection 2017.


Epidemiology and Molecular Basis of Resistance to Fluconazole Among Clinical Candida parapsilosis Isolates in Kuwait.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Khan Z.

Microb Drug Resist. 2017 Dec;23(8):966-972. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2016.0336. Epub 2017 Mar 29.


Molecular Fingerprinting Studies Do Not Support Intrahospital Transmission of Candida albicans among Candidemia Patients in Kuwait.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Khan Z.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Feb 21;8:247. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00247. eCollection 2017.


Persistent Candida conglobata bloodstream infection in a preterm neonate successfully treated by combination therapy with amphotericin B and caspofungin.

Al-Sweih N, Ahmad S, Khan S, Khan Z, Joseph L, Vayalil S, Chandy R.

J Mycol Med. 2017 Jun;27(2):271-276. doi: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2017.01.010. Epub 2017 Feb 9.


Shifts in the Clonal Distribution of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Kuwait Hospitals: 1992-2010.

Boswihi SS, Udo EE, Al-Sweih N.

PLoS One. 2016 Sep 15;11(9):e0162744. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162744. eCollection 2016.


High prevalence of toxic shock syndrome toxin-producing epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 15 (EMRSA-15) strains in Kuwait hospitals.

Udo EE, Boswihi SS, Al-Sweih N.

New Microbes New Infect. 2016 Apr 1;12:24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2016.03.008. eCollection 2016 Jul.


First isolation of Candida metapsilosis in Kuwait, an emerging global opportunistic pathogen.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Gulati RR, Khan Z.

J Mycol Med. 2016 Mar;26(1):46-50. doi: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2015.11.001. Epub 2015 Dec 11.


Simple, Low-Cost Detection of Candida parapsilosis Complex Isolates and Molecular Fingerprinting of Candida orthopsilosis Strains in Kuwait by ITS Region Sequencing and Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Hagen F, Meis JF, Al-Sweih N, Khan Z.

PLoS One. 2015 Nov 18;10(11):e0142880. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142880. eCollection 2015.


Microbiological contamination of mobile phones of clinicians in intensive care units and neonatal care units in public hospitals in Kuwait.

Heyba M, Ismaiel M, Alotaibi A, Mahmoud M, Baqer H, Safar A, Al-Sweih N, Al-Taiar A.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 15;15:434. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-1172-9.


Candida fermentati as a cause of persistent fungemia in a preterm neonate successfully treated by combination therapy with amphotericin B and caspofungin.

Al-Sweih N, Ahmad S, Joseph L, Khan S, Vayalil S, Chandy R, Khan Z.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Mar;53(3):1038-41. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03351-14. Epub 2015 Jan 7.


Malassezia pachydermatis fungemia in a preterm neonate resistant to fluconazole and flucytosine.

Al-Sweih N, Ahmad S, Joseph L, Khan S, Khan Z.

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2014 May 10;5:9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.04.004. eCollection 2014 Jul.


Coniochaeta polymorpha, a new species from endotracheal aspirate of a preterm neonate, and transfer of Lecythophora species to Coniochaeta.

Khan Z, Gené J, Ahmad S, Cano J, Al-Sweih N, Joseph L, Chandy R, Guarro J.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2013 Aug;104(2):243-52. doi: 10.1007/s10482-013-9943-z. Epub 2013 Jun 9.


Emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait.

Udo EE, Al-Sweih N.

Med Princ Pract. 2013;22:535-9. doi: 10.1159/000350526. Epub 2013 Apr 27.


Genotypes and virulence genes in group B streptococcus isolated in the maternity hospital, Kuwait.

Udo EE, Boswihi SS, Al-Sweih N.

Med Princ Pract. 2013;22(5):453-7. doi: 10.1159/000349932. Epub 2013 Apr 5.


Bacteremia caused by Rhizobium radiobacter in a preterm neonate.

Khan S, Al-Sweih N, Othman AH, Dhar R.

Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Feb;81(2):191-2. doi: 10.1007/s12098-013-1012-0. Epub 2013 Mar 29.


Wide dissemination of GES-type carbapenemases in Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in Kuwait.

Bonnin RA, Rotimi VO, Al Hubail M, Gasiorowski E, Al Sweih N, Nordmann P, Poirel L.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan;57(1):183-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01384-12. Epub 2012 Oct 22.


Incidence, aetiology and resistance of late-onset neonatal sepsis: a five-year prospective study.

Hammoud MS, Al-Taiar A, Thalib L, Al-Sweih N, Pathan S, Isaacs D.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2012 Jul;48(7):604-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02432.x. Epub 2012 Mar 7.


Three distinct clones of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii with high diversity of carbapenemases isolated from patients in two hospitals in Kuwait.

Al-Sweih NA, Al-Hubail M, Rotimi VO.

J Infect Public Health. 2012 Mar;5(1):102-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2011.11.004. Epub 2012 Jan 5.


Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections and seminal quality in infertile and fertile men in Kuwait.

Al-Sweih NA, Al-Fadli AH, Omu AE, Rotimi VO.

J Androl. 2012 Nov-Dec;33(6):1323-9. doi: 10.2164/jandrol.111.013821. Epub 2011 Nov 3.


The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among men with urethritis in Kuwait.

Al-Sweih NA, Khan S, Rotimi VO.

J Infect Public Health. 2011 Sep;4(4):175-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2011.07.003. Epub 2011 Sep 3.


Serotypes and antibiotic resistance in Group B streptococcus isolated from patients at the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait.

Boswihi SS, Udo EE, Al-Sweih N.

J Med Microbiol. 2012 Jan;61(Pt 1):126-31. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.035477-0. Epub 2011 Sep 8.


Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among asymptomatic women attending the Capital Health region clinics in Kuwait.

Al-Sweih NA, Khan S, Rotimi VO.

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Sep;38(9):793-7. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31821c36fe.


An outbreak of CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in an intensive care unit of a teaching hospital in Kuwait.

Al Sweih N, Salama MF, Jamal W, Al Hashem G, Rotimi VO.

Indian J Med Microbiol. 2011 Apr-Jun;29(2):130-5. doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.81791.


Frequency of virulence-associated genes in Enterococccus faecalis isolated in Kuwait hospitals.

Udo EE, Al-Sweih N.

Med Princ Pract. 2011;20(3):259-64. doi: 10.1159/000321230. Epub 2011 Mar 29.


Sequence analysis of bla(CTX-M) genes carried by clinically significant Escherichia coli isolates in Kuwait hospitals.

Al Hashem G, Al Sweih N, Jamal W, Rotimi VO.

Med Princ Pract. 2011;20(3):213-9. doi: 10.1159/000321242. Epub 2011 Mar 29.


Kodamaea ohmeri as an emerging pathogen: a case report and review of the literature.

Al-Sweih N, Khan ZU, Ahmad S, Devarajan L, Khan S, Joseph L, Chandy R.

Med Mycol. 2011 Oct;49(7):766-70. doi: 10.3109/13693786.2011.572300. Epub 2011 Mar 28. Review.


Etiology and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of community- and hospital-acquired urinary tract infections in a general hospital in Kuwait.

Al Benwan K, Al Sweih N, Rotimi VO.

Med Princ Pract. 2010;19(6):440-6. doi: 10.1159/000320301. Epub 2010 Sep 28.


Streptobacillus moniliformis bacteremia in a child: case report.

Joshi RM, Al Sweih N, Bin Nakhi HA, Al Azemi M, Nair S.

Med Princ Pract. 2010;19(5):409-11. doi: 10.1159/000316383. Epub 2010 Jul 14.


Rapid molecular differentiation and genotypic heterogeneity among Candida parapsilosis and Candida orthopsilosis strains isolated from clinical specimens in Kuwait.

Asadzadeh M, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, Khan ZU.

J Med Microbiol. 2009 Jun;58(Pt 6):745-52. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.008235-0.


Neonatal candidaemia in Kuwait: a 12-year study of risk factors, species spectrum and antifungal susceptibility.

Al-Sweih N, Khan Z, Khan S, Devarajan LV.

Mycoses. 2009 Nov;52(6):518-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2008.01637.x.


Antifungal susceptibility of clinical Candida parapsilosis isolates in Kuwait.

Asadzadeh M, Al-Sweih NA, Ahmad S, Khan ZU.

Mycoses. 2008 Jul;51(4):318-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2008.01492.x.


Emergence of resistance to amphotericin B and triazoles in Candida glabrata vaginal isolates in a case of recurrent vaginitis.

Khan ZU, Ahmad S, Al-Obaid I, Al-Sweih NA, Joseph L, Farhat D.

J Chemother. 2008 Aug;20(4):488-91.


Genetic lineages of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Kuwait hospitals.

Udo EE, O'Brien FG, Al-Sweih N, Noronha B, Matthew B, Grubb WB.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Oct;46(10):3514-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00966-08. Epub 2008 Jul 16.


Surveillance of antibacterial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Kuwaiti hospitals.

Udo EE, Al-Sweih N, Dhar R, Dimitrov TS, Mokaddas EM, Johny M, Al-Obaid IA, Gomaa HH, Mobasher LA, Rotimi VO, Al-Asar A.

Med Princ Pract. 2008;17(1):71-5.


Outbreak of fungemia among neonates caused by Candida haemulonii resistant to amphotericin B, itraconazole, and fluconazole.

Khan ZU, Al-Sweih NA, Ahmad S, Al-Kazemi N, Khan S, Joseph L, Chandy R.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jun;45(6):2025-7. Epub 2007 Apr 11.


Species distribution and antifungal susceptibility of Candida bloodstream isolates in Kuwait: a 10-year study.

Mokaddas EM, Al-Sweih NA, Khan ZU.

J Med Microbiol. 2007 Feb;56(Pt 2):255-9.


Antibacterial resistance and their genetic location in MRSA isolated in Kuwait hospitals, 1994-2004.

Udo EE, Al-Sweih N, Mokaddas E, Johny M, Dhar R, Gomaa HH, Al-Obaid I, Rotimi VO.

BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 25;6:168.


In vitro activity of linezolid and other antibiotics against Gram-positive bacteria from the major teaching hospitals in Kuwait.

Al Sweih N, Mokaddas E, Jamal W, Phillips OA, Rotimi VO.

J Chemother. 2005 Dec;17(6):607-13.


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