A Apisarnthanarak

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Inappropriate use of antifungal medications in a tertiary care center in Thailand: a prospective study
    Apisada Sutepvarnon
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:370-3. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Effectiveness of infection prevention measures featuring advanced source control and environmental cleaning to limit transmission of extremely-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a Thai intensive care unit: An analysis before and after extensive flo
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:116-21. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Healthcare-associated infections and their prevention after extensive flooding
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:359-65. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Practices to prevent multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Thailand: a national survey
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 41:416-21. 2013
  5. doi request reprint National survey of Thai infection preventions in the era of patient safety
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 41:362-4. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: how to prioritize infection prevention and control interventions in resource-limited settings?
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 11:147-57. 2013
  7. doi request reprint National survey of suboptimal and unnecessary practices for central line placement and management in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 41:e11-3. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Hospital infection prevention and control issues relevant to extensive floods
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand, 12120
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:200-6. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Postflood pseudofungemia due to Penicillium species
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 55:e9-e11. 2012
  10. doi request reprint National survey of practices to prevent healthcare-associated infections in Thailand: the role of safety culture and collaboratives
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:711-7. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Inappropriate use of antifungal medications in a tertiary care center in Thailand: a prospective study
    Apisada Sutepvarnon
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:370-3. 2008
    ..The incidence of inappropriate antifungal use was 74% (in 42 of 57 patients). Isolation of Candida species from urine (P = .004) was a risk factor, whereas receipt of an infectious diseases consultation (P = .004) was protective...
  2. doi request reprint Effectiveness of infection prevention measures featuring advanced source control and environmental cleaning to limit transmission of extremely-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a Thai intensive care unit: An analysis before and after extensive flo
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:116-21. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Healthcare-associated infections and their prevention after extensive flooding
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:359-65. 2013
    ..This review will focus on the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) after extensive blackwater flooding as well as preventive measures...
  4. doi request reprint Practices to prevent multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Thailand: a national survey
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 41:416-21. 2013
    ..Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) are increasing challenges for health care institutions worldwide, and there are many factors associated with their distribution...
  5. doi request reprint National survey of Thai infection preventions in the era of patient safety
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 41:362-4. 2013
    ..Despite positive career satisfaction, several barriers were identified, including a lack of physicians to champion infection control efforts and difficulty remaining current with new evidence-based recommendations...
  6. doi request reprint Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: how to prioritize infection prevention and control interventions in resource-limited settings?
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 11:147-57. 2013
    ..The authors summarize current evidence and viewpoints for IPC strategies as related to the emergence, transmission and prevention of CRGNB...
  7. doi request reprint National survey of suboptimal and unnecessary practices for central line placement and management in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 41:e11-3. 2013
    ..Physician leadership and designated catheter insertion teams were associated with less unnecessary or suboptimal reported practices...
  8. doi request reprint Hospital infection prevention and control issues relevant to extensive floods
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand, 12120
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:200-6. 2013
    ..These experiences provide a foundation for the future design, execution, and analysis of black-water flood preparedness plans by IPC stakeholders...
  9. doi request reprint Postflood pseudofungemia due to Penicillium species
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 55:e9-e11. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint National survey of practices to prevent healthcare-associated infections in Thailand: the role of safety culture and collaboratives
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:711-7. 2012
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Outbreak of postoperative endophthalmitis in a Thai tertiary care center
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Disease, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:564-6. 2008
    ..Multivariate analysis revealed that diabetes mellitus and surgeon A were associated risk factors. Preoperative diabetes mellitus control and the improvement of infection control practices led to the termination of the outbreak...
  12. doi request reprint Antiretroviral drug resistance among antiretroviral-naïve persons with recent HIV infection in Thailand
    A Apisarnthanarak
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    HIV Med 9:322-5. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Initial inappropriate urinary catheters use in a tertiary-care center: incidence, risk factors, and outcomes
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thamamsart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 35:594-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the epidemiology and outcomes for initiation of inappropriate urinary catheterization (IUC) among hospitalized patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Issues relevant to the adoption and modification of hospital infection-control recommendations for avian influenza (H5N1 infection) in developing countries
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1338-42. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an educational program to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in a tertiary care center in Thailand: a 4-year study
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 45:704-11. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the long-term effect of an educational program to prevent VAP in a medical ICU (MICU)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for and outcomes of healthcare-associated infection due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:873-6. 2007
    ..By multivariable analysis, prior exposure to third-generation cephalosporins and transfer from another hospital were risk factors associated with infection. Receipt of inadequate antimicrobial therapy was a predictor of mortality...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of multifaceted hospitalwide quality improvement programs featuring an intervention to remove unnecessary urinary catheters at a tertiary care center in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:791-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of a multifaceted hospitalwide quality improvement program that featured an intervention to remind physicians to remove unnecessary urinary catheters...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pseudo-outbreak of Acinetobacter lwoffii infection in a tertiary care center in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:637-9. 2007
    ..Prompt confirmation of incomplete use of the automated system's algorithm as the point source of the misidentified A. lwoffii clinical isolates averted a full outbreak investigation and excess use of infection control resources...
  19. ncbi request reprint Non-neoformans cryptococcal infections: a systematic review
    T Khawcharoenporn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, 12120, Thailand
    Infection 35:51-8. 2007
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  20. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes of influenza A (H3N2) pneumonia in an area where avian influenza (H5N1) is endemic
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Deptartment of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:479-82. 2007
    ..001) and diarrhea at the initial presentation (P=.001) as associated risks. Infection with influenza A (P=.01) and receipt of inadequate antimicrobial therapy (P=.005) were predictors of mortality...
  21. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of varicella-zoster virus infection among Thai healthcare workers
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:430-4. 2007
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Nonjudicious dispensing of antibiotics by drug stores in Pratumthani, Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:572-5. 2008
    ..By multivariate analysis, drug stores' proximity to a hospital was associated with appropriate dispensing of antibiotics (adjusted odds ratio, 34 [95% confidence interval, 15-83]; P < .001)...
  23. doi request reprint Outbreaks of influenza A among nonvaccinated healthcare workers: implications for resource-limited settings
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Bangkok, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:777-80. 2008
    ..The investigations of these outbreaks incurred costs that exceeded the estimated costs of healthcare worker influenza vaccination by more than 10-fold...
  24. doi request reprint Predictors of mortality from community-onset bloodstream infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:671-4. 2008
    ..pneumoniae pathogens (P = .02) and failure to receive an initial empirical regimen that included either beta-lactam and beta-lactamase-inhibitors or a carbapenem (P = .04)...
  25. ncbi request reprint An overview of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns for gram-negative bacteria from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Thailand (NARST) program from 2000 to 2005
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 92:S91-4. 2009
    ..The NARST data emphasized a need to strengthen the antimicrobial stewardship as well as the infection control measures at the hospital level to help reduce the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in Thailand...
  26. doi request reprint Reduction of seasonal influenza transmission among healthcare workers in an intensive care unit: a 4-year intervention study in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control Unit, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:996-1003. 2010
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  27. doi request reprint Outbreak of influenza A (2009) H1N1 among Thai healthcare workers: is it time to integrate a vaccination program?
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:854-6. 2010
    ..Estimated costs for the outbreak investigation and control plan were 12-fold higher than estimated costs of vaccination for healthcare workers...
  28. doi request reprint Impact of education and an antifungal stewardship program for candidiasis at a Thai tertiary care center
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:722-7. 2010
    ..We evaluated the impact of education and an antifungal stewardship program for candidiasis on prescribing practices, antifungal consumption, Candida species infections, and estimated costs at a Thai tertiary care hospital...
  29. doi request reprint Detection by microneutralization of antibodies against avian influenza virus in an endemic avian influenza region
    A Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1354-7. 2010
    ..41; 95% CI 22.45-64.51; p <0.001). We suggest that low anti-H5 micro-NT titres be interpreted in conjunction with plausible poultry, environmental and human exposure to H5N1...
  30. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a catheter-associated bloodstream infection bundle in a Thai tertiary care center: a 3-year study
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 38:449-55. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the long-term impact of "bundled" infection control interventions on the rates of catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CA-BSI) in a middle-income country...
  31. doi request reprint Intervention with an infection control bundle to reduce transmission of influenza-like illnesses in a thai preschool
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:817-22. 2009
    ..Infection-control interventions are needed to minimize transmission of influenza-like illness (ILI) and other infections in settings where children are in close proximity...
  32. doi request reprint Serum sickness-like reaction associated with inactivated influenza vaccination among Thai health care personnel: risk factors and outcomes
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 49:e18-22. 2009
    ..A history of allergic reactions to food or drugs (adjusted odds ratio, 5.9; 95% confidence interval, 1.54-25.4) was independently associated with a serum sickness-like reaction...
  33. doi request reprint Antiviral therapy for avian influenza virus (H5N1) infection at 2 Thai medical centers: survey findings and implications for pandemic preparedness
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1185-8. 2008
    ..6 [95% CI, 1.14-33.6]) were associated with not prescribing antiviral therapy; the belief that antiviral therapy reduced mortality was associated with prescribing an antiviral agent (aOR, 0.56 [95% CI, 0.14-0.95])...
  34. doi request reprint Clinical and molecular epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae that harbor multiple ESBL genes
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1026-34. 2008
    ..To characterize healthcare-associated infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae that harbor multiple ESBL genes, as opposed to a single ESBL gene...
  35. doi request reprint A multifaceted intervention to reduce pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii colonization and infection in 3 intensive care units in a Thai tertiary care center: a 3-year study
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 47:760-7. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the long-term effect of a multifaceted infection-control intervention to reduce the incidence of pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection in a Thai tertiary care center...
  36. pmc Avian influenza H5N1 screening of intensive care unit patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Department of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1766-9. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Photo quiz. A Thai woman with fever and skin lesions
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 40:988-9, 1053-4. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography characteristics of Burkholderia pseudomallei liver abscess
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 42:989-93. 2006
    ..Such a finding should prompt physicians to include B. pseudomallei infection in the differential diagnoses of liver abscesses and consider initiation of empirical therapy for melioidosis in high-risk patients from areas of endemicity...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Ochrobactrum intermedium bacteremia in a patient with bladder cancer
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, 12120, Thailand
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 53:153-5. 2005
    ..The patient was successfully treated with imipenem and ciprofloxacin...
  40. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of anti-H5 antibody among Thai health care workers after exposure to avian influenza (H5N1) in a tertiary care center
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Infectious Diseases Division, Thammasart University Hospital, Klong Luang, Pratumthani, Thailand 12120
    Clin Infect Dis 40:e16-8. 2005
    ..There was no serologic evidence of anti-H5 antibody reactivity or subclinical infection in either of the groups...
  41. ncbi request reprint A 66-year-old Thai man with fever and abdominal pain
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1346, 1385-6. 2004
  42. pmc Atypical avian influenza (H5N1)
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Thammasart University Hospital, Klong Luang, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1321-4. 2004
    ..Avian influenza should be included in the differential diagnosis for patients with predominantly gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly if they have a history of exposure to poultry...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of education and an antibiotic-control program in a tertiary care hospital in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 42:768-75. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia in extremely preterm neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit: characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, St Louis Children s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Pediatrics 112:1283-9. 2003
    ..To determine the rates, characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in extremely preterm neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate antibiotic use in a tertiary care center in Thailand: an incidence study and review of experience in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand 12120
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:416-20. 2006
    ..0; P=.03) were associated with inappropriate antibiotic use, whereas consultation with an infectious diseases specialist was protective against inappropriate antibiotic use (adjusted odds ratio, 0.15; P=.01)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Stenotrophomonas maltophilia intestinal colonization in hospitalized oncology patients with diarrhea
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1131-5. 2003
    ..maltophilia. After controlling for duration of diarrhea, patients colonized with S. maltophilia had received a greater number of different types of antibiotics than noncolonized patients (5 vs. 3 different drugs; P=.04)...
  47. doi request reprint Secure antiretroviral therapy delivery in a resource-limited setting: streamlined to minimize drug resistance and expense
    D Kitkungvan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Patumthani, Thailand
    HIV Med 9:636-41. 2008
    ..We report the design and analysis of a streamlined approach to the delivery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) that minimized risk for emergence of ART drug resistance (ART-DR) in a resource-limited setting...
  48. doi request reprint Isoniazid preventive therapy and 4-year incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis among HIV-infected Thai patients
    T Khawcharoenporn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:336-41. 2012
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinics at two Thai tertiary care medical centres...
  49. ncbi request reprint Strategies to improve hand hygiene practices in two university hospitals
    Somwang Danchaivijitr
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S155-60. 2005
    ..To evaluate the strategies to improve hand hygiene practices among participants in two university hospitals...
  50. ncbi request reprint Tuberculin skin test and isoniazid prophylaxis among health care workers in high tuberculosis prevalence areas
    T Khawcharoenporn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:14-23. 2011
    ....
  51. pmc Molecular characterization and epidemiology of extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates causing health care-associated infection in Thailand, where the CTX-M family is endemic
    Pattarachai Kiratisin
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Prannok Rd, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:2818-24. 2008
    ..This is the first study to report CTX-M-3, CTX-M-27, CTX-M-40, SHV-27, SHV-71, and SHV-75 in Thailand and to show that CTX-M ESBL is highly endemic in the country...
  52. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia in oncology patients: a case-control study
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:269-74. 2003
    ..To characterize risk factors for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bloodstream infection in oncology patients...
  53. pmc Human disease from influenza A (H5N1), Thailand, 2004
    Tawee Chotpitayasunondh
    Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:201-9. 2005
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Effect of an education program on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: A multicenter study
    Somwang Danchaivijitr
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S36-41. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effect of an educational program targeted on modifiable risk factors on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates...
  55. doi request reprint Intrathecal colistin for drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii central nervous system infection: a case series and systematic review
    T Khawcharoenporn
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:888-94. 2010
    ..5; 95% CI 1.7-1428.6; p 0.02). This case series suggests that administration of primary or adjunctive IT/IVT colistin therapy was effective for drug-resistant A. baumannii CNS infection...
  56. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial use and the influence of inadequate empiric antimicrobial therapy on the outcomes of nosocomial bloodstream infections in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:735-41. 2004
    ..To evaluate antimicrobial use and the influence of inadequate empiric antimicrobial therapy on the outcomes of nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs)...
  57. doi request reprint Assessment of risk for pulmonary tuberculosis after non-reactive tuberculin skin testing among patients with HIV infection in a resource-limited setting
    T Khawcharoenporn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Int J STD AIDS 19:843-7. 2008
    ..02). Our findings suggest that further diagnostic work-up for pulmonary TB is warranted among patients with HIV infection, non-reactive TSTs and either prior known TB exposure, CD4 counts <100 cells/microL or limited formal education...
  58. doi request reprint Evidence of vaccine protection among thai medical students and implications for occupational health
    Panudda Srichomkwun
    Division of Infectious Disease and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:585-8. 2009
    ..Self-report predicted immunity to varicella zoster virus only. These data contribute to risk assessment and occupational health strategies in this resource-limited setting...
  59. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of cryptococcus laurentii meningitis in a patient with HIV infection: a case report and review of the literature
    Thana Khawcharoenporn
    Department of Medicine, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, 1356 Lusitana Street, 7th Fl, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Hawaii Med J 65:260-3. 2006
    ..Awareness of the emerging antifungal-resistant C. laurentii strains, as reported in the literature, should be emphasized, especially in immunocompromised patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint HIV-1 genotype after interruption of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy and virological response after resumption of the same regimen
    Somnuek Sungkanuparph
    Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Int J STD AIDS 18:832-4. 2007
    ..With this strategy, the same regimen can be used for resumption and also yield good virological and immunological outcomes...
  61. ncbi request reprint Treatment of cryptococcosis in the setting of HIV coinfection
    Thana Khawcharoenporn
    John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Department of Medicine, 1356 Lusitana Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 5:1019-30. 2007
    ..Primary and secondary prevention strategies remain at the crux of global control strategies for cryptococcal disease...
  62. doi request reprint Predictors of mortality among patients with community-onset infection due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:80-2. 2008
    ..By multivariable analysis, community-onset bloodstream infection due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli was the sole predictor of mortality (adjusted odds ratio, 41.3 [95% confidence interval, 4.3-69.4]; [P= .001)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-onset, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli infections in Thailand: a case-case-control study
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hosptial, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Am J Infect Control 35:606-12. 2007
    ..Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms, first identified in Germany in 1983, are now widely recognized as clinically relevant causes of infections in community...
  64. doi request reprint Tuberculin skin tests among medical students with prior bacille-Calmette Guérin vaccination in a setting with a high prevalence of tuberculosis
    Thana Khawcharoenporn
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:705-9. 2009
    ..02). These findings suggest that an initial tuberculin skin test reaction of at least 20 mm or a booster effect of at least 10 mm will reveal tuberculosis among students with prior bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination...
  65. doi request reprint Post-flood measurement of fungal bio-aerosol in a resource-limited hospital: can the settle plate method be used?
    T Khawcharoenporn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand
    J Hosp Infect 83:150-2. 2013
    ..60, P < 0.001) and day 5 (r = 1.49, P = 0.002) of incubation suggested the utility of SPM for post-flood FB measurement in open-ventilation units in resource-limited situations...
  66. doi request reprint Bangkok International Conference on Avian Influenza 2008
    Prasert Auewarakul
    Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
    Expert Rev Vaccines 7:293-8. 2008
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Etiology of community-acquired pneumonia
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani 12120, Thailand
    Clin Chest Med 26:47-55. 2005
    ..This article examines the current peer-reviewed literature on etiology, risk factors, and outcomes of patients with CAP...
  68. ncbi request reprint Neisseria elongata subsp. elongata, as a cause of human endocarditis
    A Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Disease, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 39:265-6. 2001
    ..We report the second case of human endocarditis caused by this organism. The patient was successfully treated with Ceftriaxone alone for a total of six weeks...
  69. ncbi request reprint Nevirapine-associated toxicity in HIV-infected Thai men and women, including pregnant women
    N Phanuphak
    The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
    HIV Med 8:357-66. 2007
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Fever of unknown origin in patients with HIV infection in Thailand: an observational study and review of the literature
    Danai Kitkungvan
    Division of Internal Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Patumthani, Thailand
    Int J STD AIDS 19:232-5. 2008
    ..2-21.9; P=0.02). Overall, 58 of 72 patients (81%) had an opportunistic infection suggesting that guideline use of ART and prophylactic strategies remain unmet needs that will benefit individuals and populations with HIV/AIDS in Thailand...
  71. ncbi request reprint Salmonella group C necrotizing fasciitis: a case report and review of the literature
    Thana Khawcharoenporn
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani 12120, Thailand
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 54:319-22. 2006
    ..In addition, we provide a literature review on risk factors and treatment of this uncommon disease sequelae...
  72. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for spinal surgical-site infections in a community hospital: a case-control study
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:31-6. 2003
    ..To characterize risk factors for surgical-site infection after spinal surgery...
  73. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium tuberculosis associated chylous ascites in HIV-infected patients: case report and review of the literature
    W Sathiravikarn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
    Infection 34:230-3. 2006
    ..This patient was successfully treated with large volume abdominal paracentesis, antituberculous drugs, and parenteral medium chain triglycerides...
  74. ncbi request reprint Dual infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Pneumocystis jiroveci Lymphadenitis in a Patient with HIV infection: case report and review of the literature
    Thana Khawcharoenporn
    Department of Medicine, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:1-5. 2006
    ..Our review of the literature identified this as the first reported case of dual TB and PCP lymphadenitis in an HIV-infected host and highlights the potential limitations of TMP-SMX prophylaxis...
  75. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive intracolonic vancomycin for severe Clostridium difficile colitis: case series and review of the literature
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, 63110, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:690-6. 2002
    ..In this case series, administration of adjunctive ICV therapy appeared to be a safe, practical, and effective adjunctive therapy for severe C. difficile colitis...
  76. ncbi request reprint Comparison of surgical wound infection after preoperative skin preparation with 4% chlorhexidine [correction of chlohexidine] and povidone iodine: a prospective randomized trial
    Veeraya Paocharoen
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 92:898-902. 2009
    ..Antiseptic scrub and paint can reduce bacterial colonization and postoperative wound infection. Two forms of antiseptics, povidone iodine and chlorhexidine, are commonly used in the operating theater...
  77. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography characteristics of Burkholderia pseudomallei-associated liver abscess
    Piyaporn Apisarnthananarak
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1618-20. 2006
  78. ncbi request reprint Voriconazole versus liposomal amphotericin B for empirical antifungal therapy
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    N Engl J Med 346:1745-7; author reply 1745-7. 2002
  79. ncbi request reprint Severe Clostridium difficile colitis: the role of intracolonic vancomycin?
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Am J Med 112:328-9. 2002
  80. ncbi request reprint Influenza outbreak among health care workers in an avian influenza (H5N1)-endemic setting
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1493-4. 2006
  81. ncbi request reprint The role of cefoperazone-sulbactam for treatment of severe melioidosis
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Clin Infect Dis 34:721-3. 2002
  82. ncbi request reprint The emergence of a novel ceftazidime-resistant CTX-M extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, CTX-M-55, in both community-onset and hospital-acquired infections in Thailand
    Pattarachai Kiratisin
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 58:349-55. 2007
    ..The CTX-M-55 ESBL showed reduced susceptibility to ceftazidime. This investigation provides the relevant clinical and molecular epidemiology for the gene encoding for CTX-M-55 in the isolates from these patients...
  83. ncbi request reprint The long-term outcomes of an antibiotic control program with and without education
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1245-7. 2007
  84. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of environmental and infection control programs to reduce transmission of Clostridium difficile
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Clin Infect Dis 39:601-2. 2004
  85. doi request reprint The effect of nondevice interventions to reduce needlestick injuries among health care workers in a Thai tertiary care center
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Am J Infect Control 36:74-5. 2008
  86. doi request reprint Role of combination antibiogram in empirical treatment of infection due to multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:678-9. 2008
  87. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, treatment, and outcome of infection due to extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase-producing microorganisms
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:326-7. 2006
  88. doi request reprint Antiretroviral drug resistance among antiretroviral-naive individuals with HIV infection of unknown duration in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1630-1. 2008
  89. doi request reprint Impact of knowledge and positive attitudes about avian influenza (H5N1 virus infection) on infection control and influenza vaccination practices of Thai healthcare workers
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:472-4. 2008
  90. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a training course in infection control for nurses
    Wilawan Picheansatian
    Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S171-6. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a training course in infection control for nurses...
  91. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of education and quality control work group focusing on nursing practices for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Wantana Pethyoung
    Surat Thani Hospital, Surat Thani
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S110-4. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of education and quality control work group focusing on nursing practices for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...
  92. doi request reprint Duration of stool colonization in patients infected with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1322-3. 2008
  93. doi request reprint The impact of primary prophylaxis for cryptococcosis on fluconazole resistance in Candida species
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:644-5. 2008
  94. ncbi request reprint Compliance with universal precautions among medical students in a tertiary care center in Thailand
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1409-10. 2006
  95. ncbi request reprint Echovirus type 11: outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in a Thai hospital nursery
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1361-2. 2005
  96. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of disseminated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with fosfomycin, cefoperazone/sulbactam and rifampin followed by fusidic acid and rifampin
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Int J Infect Dis 11:283-4. 2007
  97. pmc Dyella japonica bacteremia in hemodialysis patient
    Pattarachai Kiratisin
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1266-7. 2007
  98. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of education and problem solving work group on nursing practices to prevent needlestick and sharp injury
    Jantila Srikrajang
    Sermngarm Hospital, Lampang
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S115-9. 2005
    ..To examine the effect of an education program and problem solving work group on nursing practices for prevention of needlestick and sharp injury...