Full Text Journal Articles by
Author Aula Abbara

Advertisement

Find full text journal articles






Guideline for Urine Culture and Biochemical Identification of Bacterial Urinary Pathogens in Low-Resource Settings.

Nabil Karah, Rayane Rafei, Wael Elamin, Anan Ghazy, Aula Abbara, Monzer Hamze, Bernt Eric Uhlin,

Medical diagnosis in low-resource settings is confronted by the lack of suitable guidelines, protocols and checklists. Online-accessible procedural documents are difficult to find, might be mistranslated or interpreted and usually do not address the needs of developing countries. Urinalysis, one of the most frequently performed diagnostic examinations worldwide, involves a ... Read more >>

Diagnostics (Basel) (Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 10(10):]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



“You said the hospital can't be bombed”

Ana García-Mingo, Aula Abbara, Robindra Basu Roy,

Lancet Child Adolesc Health (The Lancet. Child & adolescent health)
[2020, 4(11):804-805]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Advertisement

High rates of antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates from microbiology laboratories in Syria.

Zain Alabadeen Karamya, Alexey Youssef, Ali Adra, Nabil Karah, Souha S Kanj, Wael Elamin, Rabiea Al Nahas, Ali Shaddood, Ali Saleh, Esraa Althiab, Aula Abbara,

J Infect (The Journal of infection)
[2020, :]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



A Qualitative Research Study Which Explores Humanitarian Stakeholders' Views on Healthcare Access for Refugees in Greece.

Liz Joseph, Sharif A Ismail, Meghan Gunst, Kate Jarman, Dina Prior, Matthew Harris, Aula Abbara,

Introduction: As of January 2020, 115,600 refugees remain in Greece; most are Afghani, Iraqi or Syrian nationals. This qualitative research study explores the views of key stakeholders providing healthcare for refugees in Greece between 2015 and 2018. The focus was on identifying key barriers and facilitators to healthcare access for ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(19):]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Sanctions on Syria.

Aula Abbara, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Ahmad Tarakji, Munzer Khalil, Richard Sullivan,

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2020, 8(11):e1369]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Increase in vector-borne disease reporting affecting humans and animals in Syria and neighboring countries after the onset of conflict: A ProMED analysis 2003-2018.

Maia C Tarnas, Angel N Desai, Britta Lassmann, Aula Abbara,

OBJECTIVES:The protracted and violent conflict in Syria has resulted in large-scale displacement of people and destruction of health and sanitation infrastructure. The aim of this study was to examine epidemiological trends in vector-borne disease (VBD) outbreaks before and following the onset of the Syrian conflict (2011). METHODS:ProMED, a digital disease ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2020, 102:103-109]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Challenges of providing healthcare worker education and training in protracted conflict: a focus on non-government controlled areas in north west Syria.

Yamama Bdaiwi, Diana Rayes, Ammar Sabouni, Lina Murad, Fouad Fouad, Waseem Zakaria, Mahmoud Hariri, Abdelkarim Ekzayez, Ahmad Tarakji, Aula Abbara,

Without healthcare workers (HCWs), health and humanitarian provision in Syria cannot be sustained either now or in the post-conflict phase. The protracted conflict has led to the exodus of more than 70% of the healthcare workforce. Those remaining work in dangerous conditions with insufficient resources and a healthcare system that ... Read more >>

Confl Health (Conflict and health)
[2020, 14:42]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Coronavirus 2019 and health systems affected by protracted conflict: The case of Syria.

Aula Abbara, Diana Rayes, Ola Fahham, Omar Alrashid Alhiraki, Munzer Khalil, Abdulrahman Alomar, Ahmad Tarakji,

INTRODUCTION:Two thirds of countries globally are unprepared to respond to a health emergency as per the International Health Regulations (2005), with conflict-affected countries like Syria being particularly vulnerable. Political influences on outbreak preparedness, response and reporting may also adversely affect control of SARS-CoV-2 in Syria. Syria reported its first case ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2020, 96:192-195]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Humanitarian catastrophe for civilians in northwest Syria.

Aula Abbara, Diana Rayes, Munzer Khalil, Mazen Kewara, Ahmad Tarakji,

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2020, 368:m451]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Fluoroquinolones and isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis: implications for the 2018 WHO guidance.

Helen R Stagg, Graham H Bothamley, Jennifer A Davidson, Heinke Kunst, Maeve K Lalor, Marc C Lipman, Miranda G Loutet, Stefan Lozewicz, Tehreem Mohiyuddin, Aula Abbara, Eliza Alexander, Helen Booth, Dean D Creer, Ross J Harris, Onn Min Kon, Michael R Loebinger, Timothy D McHugh, Heather J Milburn, Paramita Palchaudhuri, Patrick P J Phillips, Erik Schmok, Lucy Taylor, Ibrahim Abubakar, ,

INTRODUCTION:2018 World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the treatment of isoniazid (H)-resistant (Hr) tuberculosis recommend a four-drug regimen: rifampicin (R), ethambutol (E), pyrazinamide (Z) and levofloxacin (Lfx), with or without H ([H]RZE-Lfx). This is used once Hr is known, such that patients complete 6 months of Lfx (≥6[H]RZE-6Lfx). This cohort study ... Read more >>

Eur Respir J (The European respiratory journal)
[2019, 54(4):]

Cited: 2 times

View full text PDF listing >>



The challenges of tuberculosis control in protracted conflict: The case of Syria.

Aula Abbara, Mohamed Almalla, Ibrahim AlMasri, Hussam AlKabbani, Nabil Karah, Wael El-Amin, Latha Rajan, Ibrahim Rahhal, Mohammad Alabbas, Zaher Sahloul, Ahmad Tarakji, Annie Sparrow,

OBJECTIVES:Syria's protracted conflict has resulted in ideal conditions for the transmission of tuberculosis (TB) and the cultivation of drug-resistant strains. This paper compares TB control in Syria before and after the conflict using available data, examines the barriers posed by protracted conflict and those specific to Syria, and discusses what ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2020, 90:53-59]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Overcoming obstacles along the pathway to integration for Syrian healthcare professionals in Germany.

Aula Abbara, Diana Rayes, Maryam Omar, Ammar Zakaria, Faisal Shehadeh, Henriette Raddatz, Annabelle Böttcher, Ahmad Tarakji,

BMJ Glob Health (BMJ global health)
[2019, 4(4):e001534]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Time to diagnosis of tuberculosis is greater in older patients: a retrospective cohort review.

Aula Abbara, Simon M Collin, Onn M Kon, Kevin Buell, Adam Sullivan, Jessica Barrett, Tumena Corrah, Alastair McGregor, Trevor Hansel, Laurence John, Robert N Davidson,

Introduction:Age-related immunosenescence influences the presentation of tuberculosis (TB) in older patients. Here, we explore the clinical and radiological presentation of TB in the elderly and the factors associated with time to treatment for TB. Methods:This is a retrospective cohort study comparing the clinical, radiological and demographic characteristics of TB patients ... Read more >>

ERJ Open Res (ERJ open research)
[2019, 5(4):]

Cited: 1 time

View full text PDF listing >>



Disseminated CMV infection and HLH in a patient with well-controlled HIV and ulcerative colitis.

Beatrice Clare Cockbain, Borja Mora Peris, Aula Abbara, Chun Wah So, Graham Cooke,

We present a case of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in the context of disseminated cytomegalovirus (CMV) viraemia in a 50-year-old man with well-controlled HIV infection and ulcerative colitis (UC), for which he was receiving azathioprine. Peak CMV viral load was 371 000 copies/ml with evidence of end-organ CMV in the lungs ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2019, 12(2):]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



International failure in northwest Syria: humanitarian health catastrophe demands action.

Miriam Orcutt, Diana Rayes, Ahmad Tarakji, Mohamad Katoub, Paul Spiegel, Leonard Rubenstein, Samer Jabbour, Munzer Alkhalil, Mohammad Alabbas, Aula Abbara,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2019, 394(10193):100-103]

Cited: 2 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Disseminated CMV infection and HLH in a patient with well-controlled HIV and ulcerative colitis.

Beatrice Clare Cockbain, Borja Mora Peris, Aula Abbara, Chun Wah So, Graham Cooke,

We present a case of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in the context of disseminated cytomegalovirus (CMV) viraemia in a 50-year-old man with well-controlled HIV infection and ulcerative colitis (UC), for which he was receiving azathioprine. Peak CMV viral load was 371 000 copies/ml with evidence of end-organ CMV in the lungs ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2019, 12(2):]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Oral versus Intravenous Antibiotics for Bone and Joint Infection.

Ho-Kwong Li, Ines Rombach, Rhea Zambellas, A Sarah Walker, Martin A McNally, Bridget L Atkins, Benjamin A Lipsky, Harriet C Hughes, Deepa Bose, Michelle Kümin, Claire Scarborough, Philippa C Matthews, Andrew J Brent, Jose Lomas, Roger Gundle, Mark Rogers, Adrian Taylor, Brian Angus, Ivor Byren, Anthony R Berendt, Simon Warren, Fiona E Fitzgerald, Damien J F Mack, Susan Hopkins, Jonathan Folb, Helen E Reynolds, Elinor Moore, Jocelyn Marshall, Neil Jenkins, Christopher E Moran, Andrew F Woodhouse, Samantha Stafford, R Andrew Seaton, Claire Vallance, Carolyn J Hemsley, Karen Bisnauthsing, Jonathan A T Sandoe, Ila Aggarwal, Simon C Ellis, Deborah J Bunn, Rebecca K Sutherland, Gavin Barlow, Cushla Cooper, Claudia Geue, Nicola McMeekin, Andrew H Briggs, Parham Sendi, Elham Khatamzas, Tri Wangrangsimakul, T H Nicholas Wong, Lucinda K Barrett, Abtin Alvand, C Fraser Old, Jennifer Bostock, John Paul, Graham Cooke, Guy E Thwaites, Philip Bejon, Matthew Scarborough, ,

BACKGROUND:The management of complex orthopedic infections usually includes a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotic agents. We investigated whether oral antibiotic therapy is noninferior to intravenous antibiotic therapy for this indication. METHODS:We enrolled adults who were being treated for bone or joint infection at 26 U.K. centers. Within 7 days after ... Read more >>

N Engl J Med (The New England journal of medicine)
[2019, 380(5):425-436]

Cited: 47 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Pneumomediastinum complicating adult-onset measles.

Azara Janmohamed, Aula Abbara, Rohma Ghani, Anne Kinderlerer, Thava Sritharan, James Hatcher,

Adult-onset measles is rare in the UK, particularly in patients with a complete vaccination history.We present a case of a UK-born patient who received all childhood vaccinations, had no history of recent travel or unwell contacts who was diagnosed with measles complicated by pneumomediastinum. This case highlights the need to ... Read more >>

Clin Med (Lond) (Clinical medicine (London, England))
[2018, 18(5):403-405]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



A summary and appraisal of existing evidence of antimicrobial resistance in the Syrian conflict.

Aula Abbara, Timothy M Rawson, Nabil Karah, Wael El-Amin, James Hatcher, Bachir Tajaldin, Osman Dar, Omar Dewachi, Ghassan Abu Sitta, Bernt Eric Uhlin, Annie Sparrow,

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in populations experiencing war has yet to be addressed, despite the abundance of contemporary conflicts and the protracted nature of twenty-first century wars, in combination with growing global concern over conflict-associated bacterial pathogens. The example of the Syrian conflict is used to explore the feasibility of using ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2018, 75:26-33]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Populations under siege and in prison require investment from Syria's national tuberculosis programme.

Aula Abbara, Hussam AlKabbani, Ibrahim Al-Masri, Zaher Sahloul, Annie Sparrow,

Lancet Respir Med (The Lancet. Respiratory medicine)
[2018, 6(7):e34]

Cited: 1 time

View full text PDF listing >>



Challenges in screening for latent tuberculosis in inflammatory bowel disease prior to biologic treatment: a UK cohort study.

Aye Aye Thi, Aula Abbara, Sonia Bouri, Simon M Collin, Paul Wolfson, Leah Owen, Kevin G Buell, Laurence John, Ailsa L Hart,

Objective:The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) and active TB in a cohort of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treated with biologics. We also examined the effects of immunosuppressive drugs on indeterminate interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) in LTBI screening. Design:Retrospective study ... Read more >>

(Frontline gastroenterology)
[2018, 9(3):234-240]

Cited: 1 time

View full text PDF listing >>



Antimicrobial resistance in the context of the Syrian conflict: Drivers before and after the onset of conflict and key recommendations.

Aula Abbara, Timothy M Rawson, Nabil Karah, Wael El-Amin, James Hatcher, Bachir Tajaldin, Osman Dar, Omar Dewachi, Ghassan Abu Sitta, Bernt Eric Uhlin, Annie Sparrow,

Current evidence describing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the context of the Syrian conflict is of poor quality and sparse in nature. This paper explores and reports the major drivers of AMR that were present in Syria pre-conflict and those that have emerged since its onset in March 2011. Drivers that ... Read more >>

Int. J. Infect. Dis. (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2018, 73:1-6]

Cited: 3 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Systematic destruction of healthcare in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

Diana Rayes, Miriam Orcutt, Aula Abbara, Wasim Maziak,

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2018, 360:k1368]

Cited: 1 time

View full text PDF listing >>



Screening contacts of patients with extrapulmonary TB for latent TB infection.

Anna Humphreys, Aula Abbara, Sion Williams, Laurence John, Tumena Corrah, Alastair McGregor, Robert N Davidson,

2016 TB National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines imply that contacts of extrapulmonary TB do not require screening for latent TB infection. At our high TB prevalence site, we identified 189 active cases of TB for whom there were 698 close contacts. 29.1% of the contacts of ... Read more >>

Thorax (Thorax)
[2018, 73(3):277-278]

Cited: 1 time

View full text PDF listing >>



Drug-induced liver injury from antituberculous treatment: a retrospective study from a large TB centre in the UK.

Aula Abbara, Sarah Chitty, Jennifer K Roe, Rohma Ghani, Simon M Collin, Andrew Ritchie, Onn Min Kon, John Dzvova, Harriet Davidson, Thomas E Edwards, Charlotte Hateley, Matthew Routledge, Jim Buckley, Robert N Davidson, Laurence John,

We describe drug-induced liver injury (DILI) secondary to antituberculous treatment (ATT) in a large tuberculosis (TB) centre in London; we identify the proportion who had risk factors for DILI and the timing and outcome of DILI.We identified consecutive patients who developed DILI whilst on treatment for active TB; patients with ... Read more >>

BMC Infect. Dis. (BMC infectious diseases)
[2017, 17(1):231]

Cited: 10 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Advertisement

Disclaimer
1.2997 s