• Adaptation of a Mice Doppler Echocardiography Platform to Measure Cardiac Flow Velocities for Embryonic Chicken and Adult Zebrafish. 

      Benslimane, Fatiha M; Alser, Maha; Zakaria, Zain Z; Sharma, Anju; Abdelrahman, Hana A; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2019 , Article)
      Ultrasonography is the most widely used imaging technique in cardiovascular medicine. In this technique, a piezoelectric crystal produces, sends, and receives high frequency ultrasound waves to the body to create an image ...
    • Application of a flow-induced stress wave and investigation of associated injuries on cell monolayers using a parallel plate flow chamber 

      Shurbaji, Samar; Al-Ruweidi, Mahmoud Khatib A.A.; Ali, Fatma Hassan; Benslimane, Fatiha M.; Yalcin, Huseyin C. ( MDPI , 2020 , Article)
      © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Parallel plate flow chambers are widely used to expose cultured cells to physiological flows for the investigation of a variety of diseases. These applications ...
    • Association of Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Risk of Breakthrough Infection Following mRNA Vaccination in Qatar. 

      Abu-Raddad, Laith J; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H; Yassine, Hadi M; Benslimane, Fatiha M; ... more authors ( American Medical Association , 2021 , Article)
      The effect of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection on vaccine protection remains poorly understood. To assess protection from SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection after mRNA vaccination among persons with vs without prior SARS-CoV-2 ...
    • BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in Qatar. 

      Tang, Patrick; Hasan, Mohammad R; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Yassine, Hadi M; Benslimane, Fatiha M; ... more authors ( Nature Researc , 2021 , Article)
      With the global expansion of the highly transmissible SARS-CoV-2 Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, we conducted a matched test-negative case-control study to assess the real-world effectiveness of COVID-19 messenger RNA vaccines ...
    • Characterization of Endothelial Cilia Distribution During Cerebral-Vascular Development in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) 

      Eisa-Beygi, Shahram; Benslimane, Fatiha M.; El-Rass, Suzan; Prabhudesai, Shubhangi; Abdelrasoul, Mahmoud Khatib Ali; ... more authors ( American Heart Association , 2018 , Article)
      Objective—Endothelial cells (ECs) sense and respond to flow-induced mechanical stress, in part, via microtubule-based projections called primary cilia. However, many critical steps during vascular morphogenesis occur ...
    • Characterizing the effective reproduction number during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from Qatar’s experience 

      Bsat, Raghid; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Coyle, Peter; Tang, Patrick; Hasan, Mohammad R; ... more authors ( International Society of Global Health , 2022 , Article)
      Background: The effective reproduction number, Rt, is a tool to track and understand epidemic dynamics. This investigation of Rt estimations was conducted to guide the national COVID-19 response in Qatar, from the onset ...
    • Comparative Outer Membrane Protein Analysis of High and Low-Invasive Strains of Cronobacter malonaticus 

      Aldubyan, Maha A; Almami, Ibtesam S; Benslimane, Fatiha M; Alsonosi, Abdlrhman M; Forsythe, Stephen J ( Frontiers Media , 2017 , Article)
      are an important group of foodborne pathogens that has been linked to life-threatening infections in both infants and adults. The major infections associated with species are neonatal meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, ...
    • Design of hybrid clay/ polypyrrole decorated with silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles for anticorrosive and antibacterial applications 

      Khouloud, Jlassi; Sliem, Mostafa H.; Benslimane, Fatiha M.; Eltai, Nahla O.; Abdullah, Aboubakr M. ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
      In this work, a novel and cost-effective bentonite intercalated with polypyrrole Zinc oxide-silver nanocomposite (B-PPy/ZnO) hybrid material was prepared via in situ photopolymerization of pyrrole in the presence of silanized ...
    • Effect of left atrial ligation-driven altered inflow hemodynamics on embryonic heart development: clues for prenatal progression of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. 

      Salman, Huseyin Enes; Alser, Maha; Shekhar, Akshay; Gould, Russell A; Benslimane, Fatiha M; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Article)
      Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are abnormalities in the heart structure present at birth. One important condition is hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) where severely underdeveloped left ventricle (LV) cannot support ...
    • Evaluation of reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) for detecting SARS-CoV-2 in clinical, environmental and animal samples. 

      Benslimane, Fatiha M.; Al-Jamal, Ola; Boughattas, Sonia|Al Thani, Asmaa A; Yassine, Hadi M. ( Qatar University Press , 2020 , Poster)
      Background: First described 20 years ago by Notomi et al., the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay is robust, rapid and straightforward, yet retains high sensitivity and specificity. These features have ...
    • The First International Zebrafish Conference/Workshop in Qatar. 

      Yalcin, Huseyin C; Benslimane, Fatiha M; Kawakami, Koichi ( Mary Ann Liebert , 2019 , Article)
      A zebrafish conference/workshop was held in Qatar between April 13 and 17, 2019. The aim of the event was to promote zebrafish research in Qatar and in Middle East/Asia by bringing together local zebrafish researchers with ...
    • mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against the B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants and severe COVID-19 disease in Qatar 

      Chemaitelly, Hiam; Yassine, Hadi M.; Benslimane, Fatiha M.; Al Khatib, Hebah A.; Tang, Patrick; ... more authors (2021 , Article)
      The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to be a global health concern. The mRNA-1273 (Moderna) vaccine was reported to have an efficacy of 94.1% at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 due to infection with ‘wild-type’ variants in a ...
    • Nanopore Sequencing SARS-CoV-2 genome in Qatar 

      Benslimane, Fatiha M.; Al Khatib, Hebah; Albatesh, Dana; Al-Jamal, Ola; Boughattas, Sonia; ... more authors ( Qatar University Press , 2020 , Poster)
      Background: The current pandemic, COVID-19, is cause by an RNA coronavirus that was recently identified as SARS-CoV-2. RNA viruses tend to have a high mutation rate; the rate is around a million times greater than that of ...
    • One Year of SARS-CoV-2: Genomic Characterization of COVID-19 Outbreak in Qatar 

      Benslimane, Fatiha M; Al Khatib, Hebah A; Al-Jamal, Ola; Albatesh, Dana; Boughattas, Sonia; ... more authors ( Frontiers , 2021 , Article)
      Qatar, a country with a strong health system and a diverse population consisting mainly of expatriate residents, has experienced two large waves of COVID-19 outbreak. In this study, we report on 2634 SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome ...
    • Optimized DNA Extracting Method for Oxford Nanopore- Long reads Sequencing from Marine samples 

      Boughattas, Sonia; Al Batesh, Dana; Giraldes, Bruno W; Al-Thani, Asmaa A.; Benslimane, Fatiha M. ( Qatar University Press , 2020 , Poster)
      Sustaining social and economic growth is impossible without a holistic environmental vision that places environmental preservation for Qatar's future generations at the forefront. According to the ministry of development ...
    • Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA BNT162b2 Covid-19 vaccine protection against variants of concern after one versus two doses. 

      Abu-Raddad, Laith J; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Yassine, Hadi M; Benslimane, Fatiha M; Al Khatib, Hebah A; ... more authors ( Oxford University Press , 2021 , Article)
      Strategies for rolling out vaccination against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) varied across countries. A key question is whether delaying administration of the second vaccine dose to vaccinate the largest number of ...
    • Platforms Exploited for SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development. 

      Mathew, Shilu; Faheem, Muhammed; Hassain, Neeraja A; Benslimane, Fatiha M; Thani, Asmaa A Al; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2020 , Article Review)
      The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the only zoonotic-origin coronavirus (CoV) that has reached the pandemic stage. The virus uses its spike (S) glycoprotein to attach to the host cells ...
    • Predictive Biomarkers of Intensive Care Unit and Mechanical Ventilation Duration in Critically-Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients. 

      Taleb, Sara; Yassine, Hadi M; Benslimane, Fatiha M; Smatti, Maria K; Schuchardt, Sven; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2021 , Article)
      Detection of early metabolic changes in critically-ill coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients under invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) at the intensive care unit (ICU) could predict recovery patterns and help in ...
    • Protection against the omicron variant from previous SARS-CoV-2 infection 

      Altarawneh, Heba N.; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Hasan, Mohammad R.; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Qassim, Suelen; ... more authors ( Massachusetts Medical Society , 2022 , Other)
      Natural infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) elicits strong protection against reinfection with the B.1.1.7 (alpha),1,2 B.1.351 (beta),1 and B.1.617.2 (delta)3 variants. However, the ...
    • Relative infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections, reinfections, and primary infections. 

      Abu-Raddad, Laith J; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H; Tang, Patrick; Coyle, Peter; ... more authors ( Springer , 2022 , Article)
      SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections in vaccinated individuals and in those who had a prior infection have been observed globally, but the transmission potential of these infections is unknown. The RT-qPCR cycle threshold ...