Abba A. Elgujja

Abba A. Elgujja

University of Salford

H-index: 4

Europe-United Kingdom

About Abba A. Elgujja

Abba A. Elgujja, With an exceptional h-index of 4 and a recent h-index of 4 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at University of Salford, specializes in the field of Healthcare law, medical law, Privacy Rights, Data Protection, Patient's confidentiality.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Adoption and Use of a Risk Assessment Tool for Identifying and Controlling the Spread of Candida Auris among Admitted Patients at a Saudi Arabian Hospital

Description of Candida auris Occurrence in a Tertiary Health Institution in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Descriptive View on Candida Auris Occurrence in a Tertiary Health Institution in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Raising private finance for public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring Infrastructure Mutual Funds and Islamic Finance

To What Extent are Healthcare Professionals Immune from Professional Negligence: A review of the Bolam and Bolitho Cases

Mobile Apps for COVID-19 Surveillance: Balancing Public Health Needs with the Privacy of Personal Data

Paving the Way for Entrenching the Diaspora’s Voting Rights under the Nigerian Laws: Legal Prospects, Challenges and Potential Solutions

Abba A. Elgujja Information

University

University of Salford

Position

PhD

Citations(all)

49

Citations(since 2020)

49

Cited By

8

hIndex(all)

4

hIndex(since 2020)

4

i10Index(all)

2

i10Index(since 2020)

2

Email

University Profile Page

University of Salford

Abba A. Elgujja Skills & Research Interests

Healthcare law

medical law

Privacy Rights

Data Protection

Patient's confidentiality

Top articles of Abba A. Elgujja

Adoption and Use of a Risk Assessment Tool for Identifying and Controlling the Spread of Candida Auris among Admitted Patients at a Saudi Arabian Hospital

Authors

Fatimah Alshahrani,Abba Amsami Elgujja,Sara Alsubaie,Salah Ezreqat,Ahmed Albarrag,Mazin Barry,Khalifa Bin Khamis,Lulwa Alabdan,Marytonia Antony,Jocelin Caparoso,Samah Mustapha Adam,Khalid Waleed Faqihi

Published Date

2024/4/5

BackgroundThe emergence of Candida auris (C. auris), a multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen, poses a significant healthcare challenge, necessitating robust risk assessment strategies for effective infection control in hospital settings.ObjectiveThis study aimed to assess and quantify the risk of C. auris infection in a tertiary hospital using an adapted risk assessment tool considering diverse patient factors and hospital dynamics.MethodThe study employed the'adaptation method,'amalgamating literature review and analysis of individual patient data (IPD) to identify and quantify C. auris infection risk. Utilizing the MRSA risk assessment tool, risk factor information was derived from the literature and adapted based on IPD, ensuring context-specific relevance. The study was conducted in a 1000-bed tertiary university teaching hospital in Riyadh, triggered by the first C. auris case in 2019, covering the period from January 2020 to December 2022. The variables included admission history, comorbidities, multidrug resistant organism (MDRO) history, wounds/devices, surgeries, and antimicrobial use. The inclusion criteria targeted high-risk individuals, and the exclusion criteria focused on inpatients. The screening tool was deployed through a PowerForm in selected nursing units, with rigorous training for nurses and comprehensive data collection, monitoring, and outcome analysis. Robust statistical methods, including multivariable logistic regression and subgroup analyses, were employed to address potential biases and ensure the study's internal validity.ResultsGraphic and clinical findings were analyzed in a cohort of 68,031 patients. Notably, 9% of …

Description of Candida auris Occurrence in a Tertiary Health Institution in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors

Fatimah S Alshahrani,Abba Amsami Elgujja,Sara Alsubaie,Salah Ahmed Ezreqat,Ahmed M Albarraq,Mazin Barry,Khalifa Binkhamis,Lulwa Alabdan

Journal

Healthcare

Published Date

2023/12/12

Background Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen that represents a current serious threat to healthcare settings. Objective The objective was to determine the prevalence of C. auris in a Riyadh hospital since its initial detection in late 2019. Methods Using an adapted risk assessment tool, we reviewed the charts and medical files of all suspected and confirmed cases of C. auris infections reported at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, between November 2019 and December 2022. Anonymized data were retrieved in a pre-established datasheet and analyzed to determine the epidemiological characteristics of C. auris infections in our facility. We analyzed prevalence by age, gender, risk factors, and according to sampling source. Results Of the 53 confirmed C. auris-positive cases during the study period, 33 (62%) were males. Their ages ranged between 15 and 98, with most positive cases occurring in those aged 50 and above. Only one of the confirmed cases was hospital-acquired. All patients had at least one risk factor, and urine samples yielded the greatest number of positive cases, while admission to healthcare facilities constituted the highest risk in our study. Conclusion Establishing a local prevalence pattern could serve as a baseline/benchmark to compare with regional and international benchmarks.

Descriptive View on Candida Auris Occurrence in a Tertiary Health Institution in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors

Fatimah S Alshahrani,Abba Amsami Elgujja,Sara Alsubaie,Salah Ahmed Ezreqat,Ahmed M Albarrag,Mazin Barry,Khalifa Bin Khamis,Lulwa Alabdan

Published Date

2023/10/9

Background Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen that represents a serious threat to healthcare settings currently. Objective Its objective was to determine the prevalence of C. auris in the hospital since its initial detection in late 2019. Methods Using an adapted risk assessment tool, we reviewed the charts. and medical files of all suspected? and confirmed cases of C. auris cases reported at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh between November 2019 and December 2022. Anonymized data were retrieved in a pre-established datasheet and analyzed to determine the epidemiological characteristics of C. auris infection in our facility. We established our initial prevalence by age, gender, risk factors, and according to sampling source. Results Of the 53 confirmed cases positive for C. auris during the study period, 33 (62%) were males. Their ages ranged between 15 and 98; most positive cases occurred in 50 and above. Only one of the confirmed cases was hospital-acquired. All patients had at least one risk factor, and Urine samples yielded the greatest number of positive cases while admission to healthcare facilities constituted the highest risk in our study. Conclusion Establishing a local prevalence could serve as our baseline/benchmark to compare with regional and international benchmarks.

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Authors

José Luis Losada,Asier Gonzalez-Artetxe,Yousri Elghoul,Júlio A Costa,JA Costa,V Rago,P Brito,P Figueiredo,A Sousa,E Abade,J Brito

Journal

Community Series-Extremophiles: Microbial Genomics and Taxogenomics, Volume II

Published Date

2023/11/22

Objective: The present systematic review aimed to provide an overview of training load (TL), along with their responses, monitoring during training sessions in highly trained and elite adult women soccer players.Data source: Electronic databases searches (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Ebsco) for relevant studies published in peer-reviewed journals were conducted, and eligibility criteria were based on the PICOS model in accordance with PRISMA guidelines.Study selection: Studies were considered as follows:(a) highly trained and elite adult (> 18 years) women's soccer players;(b) continuous (minimum1-week duration) TL monitoring in the context of the team routine;(c) TL collected from entire training session. Methodological qualitative assessments and risk of bias criteria were used for judging the studies.Data extraction: A total of 1,163 studies were identified, and 16 were included. The selected studies were fully screened to extract the population characteristics; the number of players; a type of study design; region where the study was performed; the main findings.Data synthesis: Accumulated external TL (ETL) during the pre-season was positively correlated to enhanced adaptations in intermittent exercise capacity. Daily ETL was negatively correlated to next-day self-reported fatigue and muscle soreness. Daily internal TL (ITL) was negatively correlated to postsession sleep duration and sleep efficiency. One study showed that higher accumulated player load and total distance were associated with injury.

Raising private finance for public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring Infrastructure Mutual Funds and Islamic Finance

Authors

Augustine Edobor Arimoro,Abba Amsami Elgujja

Journal

Li Falah: Jurnal Studi Ekonomi dan Bisnis Islam

Published Date

2022/6/30

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lags other regions of the world as far as critical infrastructure is concerned. Even though the region has great potential, the governments in the region are constrained by budget deficits and competing demands for state resources. With limited access to foreign finance for private sector-led infrastructure procurement in most economies in SSA, this article examines how innovative financial products can be developed to unlock domestic finance for infrastructure. The article adopts a law and development approach. The article recommends the development of infrastructure mutual funds and Islamic finance as alternative sources for infrastructure finance in SSA. This recommendation is based on Prof YS Lee's adaptability to socioeconomic conditions theory.

To What Extent are Healthcare Professionals Immune from Professional Negligence: A review of the Bolam and Bolitho Cases

Authors

Abba Elgujja,Amina Abba Elgujja

Published Date

2021/11/29

This paper reviewed the extent to which Bolam provided healthcare professionals with immunity from claims based on negligence in the past, and whether Bolitho was able to resolve that issue.

Mobile Apps for COVID-19 Surveillance: Balancing Public Health Needs with the Privacy of Personal Data

Authors

Abba Elgujja,Augustine Arimoro,Fatimah Saad Alshahrani,Mazin Barry,Ahmed Hersi,Aisha A Elgujja,Salah Ezreqat

Journal

D, Augustine and Alshahrani, Fatimah Saad and Barry, Mazin and Hersi, Ahmed and Elgujja, Aisha A. and Ezreqat, Salah, Mobile Apps for COVID-19 Surveillance: Balancing Public Health Needs with the Privacy of Personal Data (October 30, 2021)

Published Date

2021/10/30

Privacy of personal information is a protected human right both under the international human rights and national laws, statutes and regulations, subject to so exceptions that include protecting public health. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and overwhelmed the status quo in every human sphere, including the conventional surveillance of infectious diseases, contact tracing, isolation, reporting and vaccination while simultaneously protecting the privacy of personal data.

Paving the Way for Entrenching the Diaspora’s Voting Rights under the Nigerian Laws: Legal Prospects, Challenges and Potential Solutions

Authors

AA Elgujja

Journal

Turkish Journal of Diaspora Studies

Published Date

2021/9/30

Diaspora overseas or external voting hinges on citizen’s universal right to vote and has become popular among modern democracies all over the world. Over a hundred nations have so far adopted overseas or with varying scopes and/or restrictions. Currently, Nigerian laws do not provide for the right of Nigerians living overseas to participate in elections unless they personally present themselves for registration and voting at designated centers in Nigeria. Since 1999, calls have persisted among Nigerians in the diaspora for law reforms to enable them to exercise their universal right to vote during elections. Since then, various administrations in the Nigerian government have yielded to those calls by setting up an independent dedicated body that is saddled with the responsibility of engaging and mobilizing Nigerians living overseas as equal allies in national development. Nigerians in the diaspora, as equal citizens, should be allowed to exercise their right to vote just like their peers. This article reviews the 1999 Nigerian Constitution and the Electoral Act of 2010 and finds that there are some legal hurdles that have to be tackled to allow diaspora overseas voting, and proffers some constitutional amendments and other legal reforms that are necessary to bring this lofty concept into fruition.

A Synopsis on Data Protection under the Nigerian Laws: Has the Universality of Right to Privacy Trickled Down to Nigeria?

Authors

AA Elgujja

Published Date

2020

The concept of personal data protection is no doubt, an off-shoot of the universal human right to privacy and confidentiality. Not only has it been ingrained under Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but it has also been incorporated into most of the regional human rights conventions, charters, and treaties, except, of course, the African Charter on Human Rights (ACHR) to which Nigerian affiliates with. Despite its conspicuous absence in the ACHR, the revolution in the internet and information management technologies have prompted the African Union (AU), and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to, respectively, create Convention and Act to regulate the processing of personal data. However, Nigeria has neither incorporated these treaties nor enacted a comprehensive data protection law. At best, Nigeria has a Data Protection Regulations, a Data Protection Bill, and …

Review of the Efficacy of UVC for Surface Decontamination

Authors

AA Elgujja,Salah Ezreqat,Haifa Altalhi

Journal

Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine

Published Date

2020/1

Evidence has shown that the state of the patient care environment has a direct impact on heightening the risks of hospital-acquired infections among patients admitted in hospitals. Moreover in view of the suboptimal standard of cleanings by housekeeping staff, there has been the quest for a better approach to reliably disinfect environmental surfaces in health-care facilities. The ultraviolet light has been known for its antimicrobial property and has been used in water treatment, food processing, and in-duct cleaning of ventilations. A recent introduction of its use for surface decontamination has raised interest among health-care facilities. However, studies have shown that, in spite of its relative success in other applications, there is doubt in its efficacy in decontaminating shadowed areas of the room, and therefore, may not be seen as justifying its capital intensiveness.

Evaluation of the antimicrobial and odor-removing efficacy of Bio-Oxygen device for air decontamination

Authors

ABBA A Elgujja

Published Date

2020/10/7

Background: Maintaining a clean air in the contemporary environment laden with pollution from several factors has continued to be a challenge. Modern technological advancement has continued to make several attempts at ameliorating environmental pollutions and make the air humanly safe. One of such technological attempts is the Bio-Oxygen which is a type of air purifier that, as the manufacturer claims, produces oxygen clusters, and as a result, thereby purify air of pathogens, and remove unpleasant odour from the environmental air. 1. Antimicrobial Activity: The manufacturing company claimed that the oxygen clusters could aggregate and destroy viruses, bacteria, fungus, yeast, mould, mildew spores, protozoa and other pathogens. The manufacturer presented some results from in vitro experiments showing significant log reduction in bacterial growth in agar plate, Bio Test strips and air sample. However …

Adequacy of the legal safeguards of the patients’ confidentiality right under the Saudi Arabian laws

Authors

AA Elgujja

Published Date

2020

The concept of patient confidentiality is nearly as old as the practice of health professions and has evolved over the years, from one jurisdiction to the other. The duty of patient confidentiality can be a fundamental human right, an ethical duty or a legal duty. Under the Saudi Arabian jurisdiction, the concept of patient confidentiality has evolved around its Shari’ah-based (Islamic) legal culture, its history and the concept of universality of human rights. Patient confidentiality is gaining global attention as a result of rising cases of confidentiality breach incidents. This study examines the adequacy of the safeguards against such breaches under the Saudi Arabian legal system. The aim is to advocate for a model that protect patients and will be compatible with the tenets of the Shari’ah. The study reviews literature on patient confidentiality and the need for healthcare practitioners to ensure that they protect patients’ private …

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What is Abba A. Elgujja's h-index at University of Salford?

The h-index of Abba A. Elgujja has been 4 since 2020 and 4 in total.

What are Abba A. Elgujja's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Adoption and Use of a Risk Assessment Tool for Identifying and Controlling the Spread of Candida Auris among Admitted Patients at a Saudi Arabian Hospital

Description of Candida auris Occurrence in a Tertiary Health Institution in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Descriptive View on Candida Auris Occurrence in a Tertiary Health Institution in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

OPEN ACCESS EDITED BY

Raising private finance for public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring Infrastructure Mutual Funds and Islamic Finance

To What Extent are Healthcare Professionals Immune from Professional Negligence: A review of the Bolam and Bolitho Cases

Mobile Apps for COVID-19 Surveillance: Balancing Public Health Needs with the Privacy of Personal Data

Paving the Way for Entrenching the Diaspora’s Voting Rights under the Nigerian Laws: Legal Prospects, Challenges and Potential Solutions

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are the top articles of Abba A. Elgujja at University of Salford.

What are Abba A. Elgujja's research interests?

The research interests of Abba A. Elgujja are: Healthcare law, medical law, Privacy Rights, Data Protection, Patient's confidentiality

What is Abba A. Elgujja's total number of citations?

Abba A. Elgujja has 49 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of Abba A. Elgujja?

The co-authors of Abba A. Elgujja are Roger McHaney, Dr Augustine E Arimoro.

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    Roger McHaney

    Roger McHaney

    Kansas State University

    H-index: 8
    Dr Augustine E Arimoro

    Dr Augustine E Arimoro

    Nottingham Trent University

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