Dr. Nahed A. G. Al Laham

Dr. Nahed A. G. Al Laham

Al Azhar University-Gaza, Palestine

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from Muenster University, Germany

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Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
Molecular Biology
Infectious Diseases

Selected Publications

  1. Rida, R.H., N.A. Al Laham and A.A. Elmanama, 2018. Carbapenem resistance among clinical and environmental Gram-negative isolates recovered from hospitals in Gaza strip, Palestine. Germs, 8: 147-154.
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  2. Al-Jawabreh, A., K. Dumaidi, S. Ereqat, A. Nasereddin and K. Azmi et al., 2018. A comparison of the efficiency of three sampling methods for use in the molecular and conventional diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Acta Trop., 182: 173-177.
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  3. Al Laham, N., K.D. Chavda, A.V. Cienfuegos-Gallet, B.N. Kreiswirth and L. Chen, 2018. Genomic characterization of VIM metallo-β-Lactamase-producing Alcaligenes faecalis from Gaza, Palestine. Antimicrob Agents Chemother., Vol. 61, No. 11. 10.1128/AAC.01499-17.
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  4. Tarazi, S., A. Almaaytah, N.A. Al Laham, B. Ayesh and H. Arafat, 2017. Prevalence of self-medication practice among Al-Azhar Medical Laboratory University students Gaza Strip-Palestine. PARIPEX-Indian J. Res., 5: 231-234.
  5. El Aila, N.A., N.A. Al Laham and B.M. Ayesh, 2017. Nasal carriage of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza Strip. BMC Infect. Dis., Vol. 17. 10.1186/s12879-016-2139-1.
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  6. Al-Jawabreh, A., S. Ereqat, K. Dumaidi, A. Nasereddin and H. Al-Jawabreh et al., 2017. The clinical burden of human cystic echinococcosis in Palestine, 2010-2015. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis., Vol. 11, No. 7. 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005717.
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  7. Al Laham, N.A., E.A. Elkhair, A. Bashir and N. Abdelateef, 2017. Resistance profiles and biofilm formation of coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from clinical specimens in a tertiary care hospital in Palestine. Int. Arabic J. Antimicrob. Agents, Vol. 7, No. 3. 10.3823/814.
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  8. Al Laham, N.A., 2017. Species identification of clinical coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated in Al-Shifa Hospital Gaza using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. Curr. Res. Bacteriol., 10: 1-8.
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  9. Al Laham, N.A., 2017. Comparison of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry, VITEK-2 and ID32STAPH for species identification of clinical coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza Strip. IUG J. Nat. Stud., 25: 21-29.
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  10. Tayh, G., N. Al Laham, A. Elmanama and K.B. Slama, 2016. Occurrence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of ESBL among Gram-negative bacteria isolated from burn unit of Al Shifa hospital in Gaza, Palestine. Int. Arabic J. Antimicrob. Agents, Vol. 5, No. 3. 10.3823/775.
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  11. Chen, L., N. Al Laham, K.D. Chavda, J.R. Mediavilla, M.R. Jacobs, R.A. Bonomo and B.N. Kreiswirth, 2015. First report of an OXA-48-producing multidrug-resistant Proteus mirabilis strain from Gaza, Palestine. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., 59: 4305-4307.
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  12. Al-Jawabreh, A., K. Dumaidi, S. Ereqat, A. Nasereddin and H. Al-Jawabreh et al., 2015. Incidence of Echinococcus granulosus in domestic dogs in Palestine as revealed by Copro-PCR. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis., Vol. 9. 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003934.
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  13. Al Laham, N.A., M.S. Elyazji, R.J. Al-Haddad and F.N. Ridwan, 2015. Possible hematological changes associated with acute gastroenteritis among Kindergarten children in Gaza. Ann. Med. Health Sci. Res., 5: 292-298.
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  14. Al Laham, N., M. Elyazji, R. Al-Haddad and F. Ridwan, 2015. Prevalence of enteric pathogen-associated community gastroenteritis among kindergarten children in Gaza. J. Biomed. Res., 29: 61-68.
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  15. Al Laham, N., J.R. Mediavilla, L. Chen, N. Abdelateef and F.A. Elamreen et al., 2015. MRSA clonal complex 22 strains harboring Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin (TSST-1) are endemic in the primary hospital in Gaza, Palestine. PLoS ONE, Vol. 10. 10.1371/journal.pone.0120008.
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  16. Al Laham, N., 2015. Detection and antibiotic resistance pattern of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA isolated from healthcare workers nares at Gaza hospitals, Palestine. Int. Arabic J. Antimicrob. Agents, Vol. 5, No. 4. 10.3823/779.
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  17. Mattar, S., N. Al-Laham, I. Masalha and L.F. Abu-Qatouseh, 2014. Characterization of capsule expression of both MSSA/MRSA isolates from various body sites from colonization and infections cases. Int. Arabic J. Antimicrob. Agents, Vol. 4, No. 2. 10.3823/750.
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  18. Al Laham, N., M. Elyazji, R. Al-Haddad and F. Ridwan, 2014. Incidence of enteric pathogens causing community gastroenteritis among Kindergarten children in Gaza. J. Pediatr. Infect. Dis., 9: 11-17.
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  19. Sirdah, M.M., N.A., Al Laham and R.A. El Madhoun, 2013. Possible health effects of liquefied petroleum gas on workers at filling and distribution stations of Gaza governorates. Eastern Mediterr. Health J., 19: 289-294.
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  20. Elmanama, A.A., N.A. Al Laham and G.A. Tayh, 2013. Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates from burn units in Gaza. Burns, 39: 1612-1618.
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  21. Chen, L., K.D. Chavda, N. Al Laham, R.G. Melano, M.R. Jacobs, R.A. Bonomo and B.N. Kreiswirth, 2013. Complete nucleotide sequence of a blaKPC-harboring IncI2 plasmid and its dissemination in New Jersey and New York hospitals. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., 57: 5019-5025.
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  22. Al Laham, N.A., A.A. Elmanama and G.A. Tayh, 2013. Possible risk factors associated with burn wound colonization in burn units of Gaza strip hospitals, Palestine. Ann. Burns Fire Disasters, 26: 68-75.
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  23. Sirdah, M.M., A.S. Abu Ghali and N.A. Al Laham, 2012. The reliability of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP/ATP III) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definitions in diagnosing metabolic syndrome (MetS) among Gaza Strip Palestinians. Diabetes Metab. Syndr.: Clin. Res. Rev., 6: 4-8.
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  24. Al-Laham, N.A., 2012. Prevalence of bacterial contamination in general operating theatres in selected hospitals at Gaza strip, Palestine. J. Infect. Public Health, 5: 43-51.
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  25. Al Laham, N., 2012. Distribution and antimicrobial resistance pattern of bacteria isolated from operation theaters at Gaza Strip. J. Al Azhar Univ.-Gaza (Nat. Sci.), 14: 19-34.
  26. Sirdah, M.M., N.A. Al Laham and A.S. Abu Ghali, 2011. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and associated socioeconomic and demographic factors among Palestinian adults (20-65 years) at the Gaza Strip. Diabetes Metab. Syndr.: Clin. Res. Rev., 5: 93-97.
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  27. Al-Laham, N.A., N. Abdelateef and M. Naieem, 2011. Dermatophytoses among children and adults in Gaza, particularly Tinea Capitis. J. Al-Azhar Univ., 13: 17-30.
  28. Wu, M., C. von Eiff, N.A. Al-Laham and B.T. Tsuji, 2009. Vancomycin and daptomycin pharmacodynamics differ against a site-directed Staphylococcus epidermidis mutant displaying the small-colony-variant phenotype. Antimicrobial. Agent Chemotherapy, 53: 3992-3995.
  29. Al-Laham, N.A., H. Rohde, A. Fischer, M. Hussain and C. Heilmann et al., 2007. Augmented expression of polysaccharide intercellular adhesin in a defined Staphylococcus epidermidis mutant with small colony variant phenotype. J. Bacteriol., 189: 4494-4501.
  30. Al-Laham, N.A., 2007. Small colony variants of Staphylococci: Formation, clinical impact and persistent infections. J. Al-Azhar Univ., 9: 31-52.
  31. Seggewiβ, J., K. Becker, O. Kotte, M. Eisenacher, M.R.K. Yazdi and A. Fischer et al., 2006. Reporter metabolite analysis of transcriptional profiles of a Staphylococcus aureus strain with normal phenotype and its isogenic hemB mutant displaying the small colony variant phenotype. J. Bacteriol., 188: 7765-7777.
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  32. Becker, K., N.A. Al-Laham, W. Fegeler, R.A. Proctor, G. Peters and C. von Eiff, 2006. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopic analysis is a powerful tool for studying the dynamic changes in Staphylococcus aureus small-colony variants. J. Clin. Microbiol., 44: 3274-3278.
  33. Shehabi, A.A., H.A.A. Ragheb and N.A. Allaham, 2001. Prevalence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea among hospitalized Jordanian patients. Eastern Mediterranean Health J., 7: 750-755.