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Recent Articles in peer reviewed journals
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patt​erns of Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae in a General University Hospital in Beirut Between 2000 and 2004. Daoud Z., Cocozaki A., Hakimé N.  Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2005 In Press

  • Countrywide Spread of Community- and Hospital- Acquired Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamase (CTX-M-15)-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Lebanon (JCM00089-05). C. Moubareck, Z. Daoud, M. Hamze, F.X. Weill, F. Doucet-Populaire. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jul; 43(7):3309-13.

  • Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Bacteremia Traced to Contaminated Hospital Water Used for Dilution of an Alcohol Skin Antiseptic. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Rana M. Nasser, Amal C. Rahi, Mona F. Haddad, Ziad Daoud, Noha Irani-Hakime, Wassim Y. Almawi. March 2004 Vol. 25   No. 3, 231-139

  • Characterization of the First Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (CTX-M-15)-Producing strain of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium Identified in Lebanon. C. Moubareck, Z. Daoud, M. Hamze, F.X. Weill, F. Doucet-Populaire. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherpy, Feb. 2005, p.864-865

  • Prevalence and Susceptibility Patterns of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae in a General University Hospital. Daoud Z., N. Hakime. Rev Esp Quinioterap, 2003 Jun;16(2):233-8

  • Evaluation of the Semi-Automated Mini API system for Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing. N. Hakime, and Z Daoud. Monduzzi Editore S.p.A.- MEDIMOND June 2003, D601C0717: 445- 449

Manuscript in process (Status: accepted in press)
  • Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Lebanese ICU patients; Epidemiology and Patterns of Resistance. Daoud Z., Moubareck C., Doucet-Populaire F., Hakimé N. FEMS Immunology and Medial Microbiology. Manuscript preliminarily accepted for publication Nov 22, 2005, sent back for review and comments 14 December 2005.

Articles in scientific newsletters
  •  Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases in E.coli and K. pneumoniae in Beirut. Z Daoud, and N. Hakime. Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotic www.APUA.com  APUA 2002 Vol 20, N’ 2: 2-4.

  • Prevalence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in a Lebanese young population. Z. Daoud The APUA Vol. 21 No 3, 5-6

  • N. Hakime, J. Mokhbat, A. Saad, Z. Daoud. Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus: First Reported Case in Lebanon. Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics www.APUA.com

Articles in local journals
  • Increased prevalence of mixed chronic hepatitis C infection in the Lebanese population; a hospital based study. Hakime, N., Almawi, W., Karam, W.G., Daoud, Z., Samaha, H., Daccache, J., Rassam, P., Aoun, J.P. Revue Medicale Libanaise 13 (3) , 109-110

  • Susceptibility of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated in Lebanon between 1991 and 1999. Daoud, Z., Mkhbat, J., Kayali, G., Hakime, N. Revue Medicale Libanaise 13 (2), 72-74 

Abstracts and conference Proceedings
  • Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in Lebanese ICU patients: epidemiology and patterns of resistance
    Z. Daoud, N. Hanna, R. Hajj, C. Moubareck, F Doucet-Populaire, N. Hakimé (Beirut, LB; Paris V, FR). Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2006 In press

  • Hepatitis B virus genotypes: a Lebanese hospital-based study
    I. Jureidini, P. Rassam, S. Keleshian, J.P. Aoun, S. Khoury, Daoud Z., N. Irani- Hakimé (Beirut, LB). Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2006. In press

  • Salmonella food poisoning outbreak in Lebanon. S. Adib, A.Sarafian, M. Mokbel, N. Hanna, Z. Daoud. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2005, Volume 11, S2: 472- 473

  • Community And Hospital Acquired Extended-Spectrum b-Lactamase (Ctx-M-15)-Producing Enterobacteriaceae In Lebanon C. Moubareck, Z. Daoud, N. Hakimé, M. Hamzé, N. Mangeney, H. Matta, J. Mokhbat, R. Rohban, D. Karam-Sarkis, F. Doucet-Populaire.  Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2005, Volume 11, S2: 236

  • Patterns of Susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae at a University Hospital. Z. Daoud, N. Hanna, A. Cocozaki, N. Hakime. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2005, Volume 11, S2: 419- 420

  • Carriage and Acquisition of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase in Lebanese Hospitals. C. Moubarek, Z. Daoud, N. Hakimé, J. Mokhbat, F. Doucet-Populaire, M. hamzé, R. Rohban, H. Matta. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, May 2004 Vol. 10, S3, 577- 578

  • Resistance to Imipenem in Pseudomonas. Daoud Z., Hakimé N. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, May 2004 Vol. 10, S3, 576- 577

  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci in Lebanese farms. Z. Daoud and N. Hakime. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2003, Volume 9, S 1, 382-383

  • Patterns and Phenotypes of Resistance in Streptococci. N. Hakime and Z. Daoud. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2003, Volume 9, S 1, 315-316

  • Emergence of multi-resistant gram negative bacteria in the nursing home setting. Hakime N., Stephan E., Charara D., Abou Chawareb M., Daoud Z. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Volume 8, Suppl. 1, 2002, p. 237.

  • Epidemiology of Dermatophytes and Accuracy of Direct Microscopic Examination: Correlation With Positive Cultures. Daoud Z., Bejjani M., Hajjar M., Ghantous Z., Taouk K., Hakime N.  Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Volume 8, Suppl. 1, 2002, p. 207.

  • Patterns of Susceptibility of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Beirut, Lebanon. Daoud Z., Mokhbat J., Hakime N. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Volume 8, Suppl. 1, 2002, p84.

  • M. Uwaidah, J. Mokhbat, D. Sarkis, R. baroud Nassif, T. Rohban, G. Abdelnour, Z. Daoud. Penicillin Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Lebanon. The first national study on ambulatory patients. 42nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) 2002

  • Susceptibility of E. coli and K. pneumoniae Isolated in Lebanon between 1991 and 1999. Daoud Z., Mokhbat J., Kayali Gh., Hakime N., Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 7, Suppl. 1, 2001. p.293

  • Increased prevalence of Mixed Chronic Hepatitis C in the Lebanese Population: A Hospital Based Study. Daoud Z., Hakime N., Almawi W., Karam W.G., Samaha H., Daccach J., Rassam P., Aoun J.P.  Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 7, Suppl. 1, 2001. p. 141

 Oral Presentations
  • Patterns of Susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae at the SGH-UMC. Daoud Z and Hakime N., Congress of the Lebanese Society for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology and Antimirobial Chemotherapy. Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel, October 2004

  • A Different Approach to Antimicrobial Testing in Cystic Fibrosis. Daoud Z and Hakime N., Congress of the Lebanese Society for Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology and Antimirobial Chemotherapy. Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel, October 2004

  • Countrywide Spread Of Extended-Spectrum b-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae In Lebanon. C. Moubareck, Z. Daoud, N. Hakimé, M. Hamzé, N. Mangeney, H. Matta, J. Mokhbat, R. Rohban, D. Sarkis, F. Doucet-Populaire. RICAII Paris France December 2004

  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci in Lebanese farms. Z. Daoud and N. Hakime. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2003, Volume 9, S 1, 382-383

  • Burkholderia cepacia, un germe hospitalier à ne pas négliger. Z. Daoud et N. Hakime. Commité de Lutte contre les Infections Nosocomiales, Beirut Vendredi 17 Octobre, 2003. Conference book pages 23-24

  • Prevalence de BLSE dans les Unités de soins intensifs de cinq hopitaux libanais. Z. Daoud. Commité de Lutte contre les Infections Nosocomiales, Beirut Vendredi 17 Octobre, 2003. Conference book pages 15-17

  • Prevalence of ESBLs in the ICU Populations of Five Lebanese Hospitals. Daoud Z., Hakime N., Mokhbat J., Moubarek C., Doucet-Populaire F.  Hamze M., Rohban R., Matta H. Lebanese Society for Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Quemotherapy and Clinical Microbiology Conference 2003.

  • Dermatophytes: Accuracy of Detection and Identification. Daoud Z., Bejjani M., Hakime N. 1er Congre de Biologie Clinique au Liban. Beyrouth 8-10 Mai, 2003, Movempick.

  • Evaluation of the Semi-Automated Mini API system for Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing. Irani-hakime, N.(1) Daoud, Z. EUROMEDLAB Barcelona 2003. 1er Congre de Biologie Clinique au Liban. Beyrouth 8-10 Mai, 2003, Movempick. Proceedings book, page 75

  • Prevalence of thrombophilic genetic mutations in a lebanse population: a hospital based study. N. Hakime, J. Daccach, Z. Daoud, H. Samaha, E. Rahal. 1er Congre de Biologie Clinique au Liban. Beyrouth 8-10 Mai, 2003, Movempick. Proceedings book, page 87

  • Thrombophilic genetic factors in recurrent spontaneous miscarriages: F. Rizk, H. Samaha, Daoud Z., N. Hakime. 1er Congre de Biologie Clinique au Liban. Beyrouth 8-10 Mai, 2003, Movempick. Proceedings book, page 88

  • Vancomycin-resistant enteroccoci in Lebanese farms
    Z. Daoud, N. Hakime.  13th ECCMID- Glasgow- UK May 13 to 17, 2003

  • Patterns and phenotypes of resistance in streptococci
    Z. Daoud, N. Hakime. 13th ECCMID- Glasgow, UK May 13 to 17, 2003

  • Phenotypic Characterization of Resistance to Erythromycin in Streptococcal Isolates. Daoud Z., Mokhbat J., Hakime N. Sixth Lebanese Congress on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Agents. October 10-13 2002.

  • Infections Nosocomiales à Pseudomonas à l’Hopital Saint Georges de Beirut. Daoud Z., Afif C. Haddad M., Bejjani M., Hajjar M., Hakime N.  6ème Congres Annuel du Comité de Lutte Contre Les Infections Nosocomiales de l’Hotel Dieu de France. Infections Nosocomiales à Pseudomonas à l’Hopital Saint Georges de Beirut.  Daoud Z., Afif C, Haddad M, Bejjani M, Hajjar M , Hakime N

  • Resistance to Imipenem in Pseudomonas. Z. Daoud, H. Abdo, N. Hakime.  Sixth Lebanese Congress on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Agents. October 10-13 2002. Resistance to Imipenem in Pseudomonas.

  • Emergence of multiresistant Gram Negative bacteria in the Nursing Home Setting. N.Hakime, Z. Daoud. 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.Milan/Italy,April 24-27,2002.

  • Resistance to Imipenem in Pseudomonas. Z. Daoud, H. Abdo, N. Hakim. Sixth Lebanese Congress on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Agents. October 10-13 2002.

  • Phenotypic Characterization of Resistance to Erythromycin in Streptococcal Isolates. Z. Daoud, J. Mokhbat, N. Hakime. Sixth Lebanese Congress on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Agents. October 10-13 2002.

  • Infections Nosocomiales à Pseudomonas à l’Hopital Saint Georges de Beirut. Daoud Z., Afif C, Haddad M, Bejjani M, Hajjar M , Hakime N.6ème Congres Annuel du Comité de Lutte Contre Les Infections Nosocomiales de l’Hotel Dieu de France.

  • Evolution of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing E.coli and K.pneumoniae between 1998 and 2001. Daoud Z, Mokhbat J., Hakime N.  Official Journal of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists, June 2001. Vol 45, p 68-72.

  • Risk Factors Associated With Urinary tract Infections In Hospitalized patients. Daoud Z,  Bejjani M, Ayoub R, Hakime N.  Lebanese Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Beirut 2001.

  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Patterns of Susceptibility to Other Antibiotics. Daoud Z, Mokhbat J., Habayeb M, Obeid G, Hakime N.  5th Lebanese Conference on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. Beirut 2001.

  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococci:Resistance Patterns to other Antibiotics. Z. Daoud, J. Mokhbat, N. Hakime. Fifth Lebanese Congress on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology.

  • Increased Prevalence of Mixed Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in the Lebanese Population; A hospital based –study. Z.Daoud, J.Mokhbat ,G Kayali, N Hakime. 11th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Istanbul, April 1-4, 2001.

  • Susceptibility of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated in Lebanon between 1991and1999. Z.Daoud, J.Mokhbat ,G Kayali, N Hakime. 11 th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.Istanbul, April 1-4 2001.

  • Risk Factors Associated with Urinary Tract Infections in Hospitalized Patients, Z. Daoud, M. Haddad, M. Hajjar, M. Bejjani, N. Hakime. Fifth Lebanese Congress on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology.

  • Z. Daoud, Hakime. Fifth Lebanese Congress on Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. Evolution of extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing Escherichia Coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae between 1998 and 2001

  • Z. Daoud, M. Haddad, N. hakime. 5ème Congrès Annuel du Comité de Lutte Contre Les Infections Nosocomiales de l’Hotel Dieu de France- CLIN. Les Bactéries multiresistantes a l’hopital.

  • N. Hakime, Z. Daoud. Beyrouth 12 Octobre 2001. IX ème Congres  pharmaceutique et journée internatinale des pharmaciens francophones. Augmentation de l’incidence des resistances aux antibiotiques .Experience d’un CHU libanais.

  • N. Hakime, Z. Daoud. The fourth Lebanese conference on infectious  Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. Risk  of sexually transmitted diseases in foreign night workers entering Lebanon.

  • Z. Daoud, N. Hakime. The fourth Lebanese conference on infectious Diseases. Patterns of antibiotic susceptibilities at the St Georges Hospital.

  • Daoud Z., Ruiz Martin G., Veiga de Cabo J., Prieto Prieto J., G carbajosa The fourth Lebanese Conference on Infectious Diseases. Early Diagnosis of Sepsis: Plasmatic Fn Levels as mar​kers.
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