Fida A Khan

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States

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Publications (10)34.95 Total impact

  • Fida A Khan · Rashida Khakoo ·
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    ABSTRACT: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause cutaneous infections more commonly than Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the incidence of infection with these organisms is increasing with the use of immunosuppressive agents. Diagnosis of NTM cutaneous infections is not always straightforward. Therefore, a high index of clinical suspicion is needed to make a diagnosis of NTM cutaneous infection.
    Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 10/2011; 88(4):194-200. · 0.72 Impact Factor
  • Fida A Khan · Shahrukh Hashmi · Arif R Sarwari ·
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    ABSTRACT: We describe the case of a sixteen-year-old male who presented with multiple subcutaneous mycetomas proven on culture to be secondary to Pseudallescheria boydi., The lesions responded completely to oral potassium iodide solution. To our knowledge this has never been reported in humans.
    The Journal of infection 09/2009; 60(2):178-81. DOI:10.1016/j.jinf.2009.09.007 · 4.44 Impact Factor
  • Fida A Khan · Douglas Slain · Rashida A Khakoo ·
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    ABSTRACT: Candida endophthalmitis is a sight-threatening manifestation of disseminated candidiasis. The occurrence of endogenous candida endophthalmitis in patients with candidemia has ranged from 0-45% in the published literature. In critically ill patients, it has even been associated with increased mortality. In recent years, use of newer antifungal therapies for invasive candidiasis has increased given the rise in infections with non-albicans species of Candida. To identify current practices of the management of endogenous candida endophthalmitis and relevant antifungal drug research in this disease state, we conducted a MEDLINE search (1967-2006) and bibliographic search of the English-language literature. Treatments for candida endophthalmitis have not been evaluated through well-designed, well-powered clinical trials. Data have mainly been presented in case reports, case series, animal studies, pharmacokinetic studies, and as small subsets of larger trials. Traditional systemic therapies have been amphotericin B with or without flucytosine or fluconazole. Cure rates with antifungal drugs alone appear to be much higher in patients with chorioretinitis than in endophthalmitis with vitreal involvement. Pars plana vitrectomy with or without intravitreal amphotericin B injections has been advocated particularly for patients with moderate-to-severe vitritis and substantial vision loss. Information on new antifungal agents for endophthalmitis is limited, despite increasing use in patients with candidemia. Voriconazole may be a particularly attractive agent to consider for infections with fluconazole-resistant, voriconazole-susceptible strains. The current patchwork of animal studies and small patient reports provide clinicians with some insight into the role of newer agents in the treatment of candida endophthalmitis. In general, it appears that chorioretinitis infections can be more readily cured with most systemic antifungal agents, whereas more aggressive treatment, often including vitrectomy with or without intra-vitreal antifungal administration, is needed for patients with endophthalmitis with vitritis.
    Pharmacotherapy 01/2008; 27(12):1711-21. DOI:10.1592/phco.27.12.1711 · 2.66 Impact Factor
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    Fida A Khan · Melanie A Fisher · Rashida A Khakoo ·
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    ABSTRACT: Withholding iron from potential pathogens is a host defense strategy. There is evidence that iron overload per se compromises the ability of phagocytes to kill microorganisms. Several hypotheses exist to explain the association of hemochromatosis with infection. A combination of mechanisms likely contributes to the increase in susceptibility to infection in these patients. A review of the current literature delineating various pathogens to which patients with hemochromatosis are potentially susceptible, and recent advances in the understanding of the association of hemochromatosis with infection, are discussed.
    International Journal of Infectious Diseases 12/2007; 11(6):482-7. DOI:10.1016/j.ijid.2007.04.007 · 1.86 Impact Factor
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    Sadia Ali · Fida A Khan · Melanie Fisher ·

    Journal of Clinical Microbiology 02/2007; 45(1):273. DOI:10.1128/JCM.01224-06 · 3.99 Impact Factor
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    Fida A Khan · Rashida A Khakoo · Gerald R Hobbs ·
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    ABSTRACT: A survey was conducted on the health care workers (HCW) perceptions regarding patients in contact isolation compared with nonisolated patients. Generally registered nurses(RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) spend more time with the patients in contact isolation. They were less likely to perceive contact isolation as having a negative impact on patient care and less likely to change their practices based on the contact isolation status of patients. The survey found that physicians do not examine patients who were in contact isolation when compared with nurses. Attending physicians do not examine patients in contact isolation compared with resident physicians. There was a statistically significant correlation between years in medical practice and decreasing possibility of the HCW examining patients in contact isolation. It was also observed that health care professionals generally do not enter the rooms of patients who are in contact isolation.
    American Journal of Infection Control 10/2006; 34(7):408-13. DOI:10.1016/j.ajic.2005.08.013 · 2.21 Impact Factor
  • Fida A. Khan · Arif R. Sarwari ·

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 08/2006; 43(3):381-382. DOI:10.2307/4484954 · 8.89 Impact Factor
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    Fida A Khan · Mridula Vinjamuri · Arif Sarwari ·

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 02/2006; 42(2):242-3, 296-7. DOI:10.1086/499050 · 8.89 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Meningitis is an uncommon complication of neurosurgical procedures, with an incidence of 1.1% to 2.5%. Although unusual, the frequency of nosocomial Gram-negative meningitis appears to be increasing. Gram-negative meningitis has been documented following disruption of the dura-arachnoid barrier secondary to trauma or surgery. The association of Gram-negative bacillary meningitis with neurosurgical procedures was first reported in the 1940's. Wolff et al. described the association between Enterobacter species and post-neurosurgical infection. More recently, risk factors for nosocomial Enterobacter meningitis have been characterized by Parodi et al. Adipose graft, as an independent risk factor has not yet been reported. A patient with acoustic neuroma resection, who developed bacterial meningitis from an abdominal fat pad graft to a mastoidectomy bed is described. A brief overview was made of post-neurosurgical Gram-negative meningitis.
    Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases 11/2004; 8(5):386-8. DOI:10.1590/S1413-86702004000500009 · 1.30 Impact Factor
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    Sadia Ali · Fida A. Khan · Melanie Fisher ·