Chien Shun Chiou

Summary

Affiliation: Center for Disease Control
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A simple approach to obtain comparable Shigella sonnei MLVA results across laboratories
    Chien Shun Chiou
    Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung, Taiwan Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan Electronic address
    Int J Med Microbiol 303:678-84. 2013
  2. pmc Infrequent cross-transmission of Shigella flexneri 2a strains among villages of a mountainous township in Taiwan with endemic shigellosis
    Ching Fen Ko
    Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, No 701, Zhongyang Rd, Sec 3, Hualien 97004, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 13:354. 2013
  3. pmc Characterization of Shigella sonnei in Malaysia, an increasingly prevalent etiologic agent of local shigellosis cases
    Xiu Pei Koh
    Institute of Biological Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:122. 2012
  4. pmc Comparison of PCR ribotyping and multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) for improved detection of Clostridium difficile
    Hsiao L Wei
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 11:217. 2011
  5. pmc Characterization of 13 multi-drug resistant Salmonella serovars from different broiler chickens associated with those of human isolates
    Lan Ho Chiu
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National Chiayi University, No 300, University Rd, Chiayi, 60004, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 10:86. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Development and evaluation of multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis for fine typing and phylogenetic analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan
    Int J Food Microbiol 142:67-73. 2010
  7. pmc Clonal dissemination of the multi-drug resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Braenderup, but not the serovar Bareilly, of prevalent serogroup C1 Salmonella from Taiwan
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, No 30, Wenxin S 3rd Rd, Nantun Dist, Taichung, 40856, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 9:264. 2009
  8. pmc Association of the shuffling of Streptococcus pyogenes clones and the fluctuation of scarlet fever cases between 2000 and 2006 in central Taiwan
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 9:115. 2009
  9. pmc Utility of multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis as a molecular tool for phylogenetic analysis of Shigella sonnei
    Chien Shun Chiou
    Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1149-54. 2009
  10. pmc Usefulness of inter-IS1 spacer polymorphisms for subtyping of Shigella sonnei isolates
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control, 5F 20 Wen Sin South 3rd Road, Taichung City 408, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3928-33. 2006

Collaborators

  • Gwan Han Shen
  • Jiann Hwa Chen
  • You Wun Wang
  • Jui Cheng Liao
  • Haruo Watanabe
  • Cheng Hsun Chiu
  • Hidemasa Izumiya
  • Jang Jih Lu
  • Jeng Yuan Hsu
  • Chishih Chu
  • Hui Ling Tang
  • Chuan Mu Chen
  • Yung Fu Chang
  • Frank Odds
  • Wei Chang Huang
  • Chen Cheng Huang
  • Kuo Wei Chen
  • Kai Ming Chang
  • Ching Fen Ko
  • Xiu Pei Koh
  • Hsiao L Wei
  • Yi Chun Lin
  • Lan Ho Chiu
  • Yeong Sheng Lee
  • Chao Chin Chang
  • Tsung Hsien Li
  • Shiao Wun Wei
  • Chun Chin Li
  • Sheng Kai Tung
  • Shiu Yun Liang
  • Hsiao Lun Wei
  • Hsiao Hui Chou
  • Shu Ying Li
  • Meng Shiunn Lee
  • Tzu Hui Wang
  • Tony J Fang
  • Fu Shyan Wen
  • Kun Ming Wu
  • Nien Tsung Lin
  • Li Yu Wang
  • Chiou Ying Yang
  • Ming Ching Liu
  • Chen Fu Lin
  • Kwai Lin Thong
  • Noni Ajam
  • Shiau Ting Hu
  • Norazah Ahmad
  • Sung H Wei
  • Chun Wei Kao
  • Min Chi Lu
  • Ming Ko Chiang
  • Keh Sen Liu
  • Chingju Lin
  • Hsu Chung Liu
  • Yi Chyi Lai
  • Jason T C Tzen
  • Chia Ming Yeh
  • Chang You Yu
  • Chien Yu Lee
  • Chean Ping Wu
  • Yan Ming Horn
  • Wan Ching Chen
  • Yuan Man Hsu
  • Shyan Song Chiou
  • Lih Ling Chern
  • Chia Min Lin
  • Yen Chi Wu
  • Jun Terajima
  • Yee Chun Chen
  • Chi Yang Lin
  • Hsiu Jung Lo
  • Que King Wei
  • Min Ju Hung
  • Chia Wei Liao

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint A simple approach to obtain comparable Shigella sonnei MLVA results across laboratories
    Chien Shun Chiou
    Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung, Taiwan Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan Electronic address
    Int J Med Microbiol 303:678-84. 2013
    ..This approach is simple, protocol independent, and easy to implement in every laboratory, and a small calibration set is sufficient to generate mathematical equations for accurate copy number conversion. ..
  2. pmc Infrequent cross-transmission of Shigella flexneri 2a strains among villages of a mountainous township in Taiwan with endemic shigellosis
    Ching Fen Ko
    Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, No 701, Zhongyang Rd, Sec 3, Hualien 97004, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 13:354. 2013
    ..2 times the average rate for the entire country. Traveling between Zhuoxi's 6 villages (V1-V6) is inconvenient. Disease transmission among the villages/tribes with endemic shigellosis was investigated in this study...
  3. pmc Characterization of Shigella sonnei in Malaysia, an increasingly prevalent etiologic agent of local shigellosis cases
    Xiu Pei Koh
    Institute of Biological Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:122. 2012
    ..sonnei in Malaysia, this study aimed to characterize Malaysian S. sonnei and to evaluate the prospect of using multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) for subtyping of local S. sonnei...
  4. pmc Comparison of PCR ribotyping and multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) for improved detection of Clostridium difficile
    Hsiao L Wei
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 11:217. 2011
    ..In addition, various MLVA panels using different numbers of variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) loci were evaluated for their power to discriminate C. difficile clinical isolates...
  5. pmc Characterization of 13 multi-drug resistant Salmonella serovars from different broiler chickens associated with those of human isolates
    Lan Ho Chiu
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National Chiayi University, No 300, University Rd, Chiayi, 60004, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 10:86. 2010
    ..To understand the possible serovar and H antigens for transmission between chicken and human, serovars and their H antigens of 164 chicken and 5314 human isolates were compared...
  6. doi request reprint Development and evaluation of multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis for fine typing and phylogenetic analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan
    Int J Food Microbiol 142:67-73. 2010
    ..Typhimurium infections, and MLVA data based on 16 VNTRs can be useful in establishing clonal structures among isolates...
  7. pmc Clonal dissemination of the multi-drug resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Braenderup, but not the serovar Bareilly, of prevalent serogroup C1 Salmonella from Taiwan
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, No 30, Wenxin S 3rd Rd, Nantun Dist, Taichung, 40856, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 9:264. 2009
    ..Bareilly) and Braenderup (S. Braenderup) were compared, and multi-drug resistance (MDR) plasmids were characterized...
  8. pmc Association of the shuffling of Streptococcus pyogenes clones and the fluctuation of scarlet fever cases between 2000 and 2006 in central Taiwan
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 9:115. 2009
    ..National weekly report data were collected for investigating epidemiological trends...
  9. pmc Utility of multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis as a molecular tool for phylogenetic analysis of Shigella sonnei
    Chien Shun Chiou
    Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1149-54. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc Usefulness of inter-IS1 spacer polymorphisms for subtyping of Shigella sonnei isolates
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control, 5F 20 Wen Sin South 3rd Road, Taichung City 408, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3928-33. 2006
    ..sonnei strains circulating over a longer time span and also for discriminating certain strains which are indistinguishable by PFGE...
  11. pmc Vibrio parahaemolyticus serovar O3:K6 as cause of unusually high incidence of food-borne disease outbreaks in Taiwan from 1996 to 1999
    C S Chiou
    The Third Branch Office, Center for Disease Control, Taichung City 403, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 38:4621-5. 2000
    ..3% of all V. parahaemolyticus infections. Due to its extraordinarily high infection frequency and its capability to spread globally, this organism needs to be intensively monitored internationally...
  12. pmc Epidemiology and molecular characterization of Streptococcus pyogenes recovered from scarlet fever patients in central Taiwan from 1996 to 1999
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Branch Office, Center for Disease Control, 5F 20 Wen Sin South 3rd Rd, Taichung City 408, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 42:3998-4006. 2004
    ..The emm sequences, Vir, and PFGE pattern database will serve as a basis for information for the long-term evolutionary study of local S. pyogenes strains...
  13. ncbi request reprint A simple and low-cost paper-bridged method for Salmonella phase reversal
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Branch Office, Center for Disease Control, Taichung City 408, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 54:315-7. 2006
    ..More than 3500 isolates were tested in our laboratory, and the results indicated that this paper-bridged method is a useful alternative for phase reversal...
  14. pmc Molecular epidemiology and emergence of worldwide epidemic clones of Neisseria meningitidis in Taiwan
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Third Branch Office, Center for Disease Control, Taichung 408, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 6:25. 2006
    ..The occurrence of a meningococcal disease outbreak and the emergence of new meningococcal strains are of public health concern...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and evolution of genotype and antimicrobial resistance of an imported Shigella sonnei clone circulating in central Taiwan
    Hsiao Lun Wei
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 58:469-75. 2007
    ..0019 PFGE genotype, remained to be the predominant circulating strain in the period studied; however, new strains with certain PFGE genotypes and antibiograms could become major circulating strains for subsequent infections...
  16. pmc Multilocus variable-number tandem repeat analysis for molecular typing and phylogenetic analysis of Shigella flexneri
    You Wun Wang
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center for Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 9:278. 2009
    ..The isolates were also analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) to compare the discriminatory power and to evaluate the usefulness of MLVA as a tool for phylogenetic analysis of S. flexneri...
  17. pmc Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis for molecular typing of Shigella sonnei
    Shiu Yun Liang
    Central Region Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3574-80. 2007
    ..The present study suggests that MLVA has the potential to replace PFGE as a standard method of typing S. sonnei isolates for disease surveillance and outbreak investigation...
  18. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium abscessus infections in a subtropical chronic ventilatory setting
    Wei Chang Huang
    Division of Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Med Microbiol 59:1203-11. 2010
    ..abscessus infections may have been spread by the movement of patients between RCWs, a routine practice in Taiwan's integrated delivery system...
  19. pmc Combined rpoB duplex PCR and hsp65 PCR restriction fragment length polymorphism with capillary electrophoresis as an effective algorithm for identification of mycobacterial species from clinical isolates
    Chen Cheng Huang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Executive Yuan Department of Health, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Taichung Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 12:137. 2012
    ..Capillary electrophoresis can provide computer-aided band discrimination. The aim of this research was to develop an algorithm for identifying mycobacteria by combined rpoB duplex PRA (DPRA) and hsp65 PRA with capillary electrophoresis...
  20. pmc Use of a multilocus variable-number tandem repeat analysis method for molecular subtyping and phylogenetic analysis of Neisseria meningitidis isolates
    Jui Cheng Liao
    The Third Branch Office, Center for Disease Control, Taichung 408, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 6:44. 2006
    ..In this study, we developed and evaluated a MLVA method for molecular subtyping and phylogenetic analysis of N. meningitidis strains...
  21. ncbi request reprint A reduction in anti-tuberculosis drug resistance after the implementation of the national "STOP TB" program in central Taiwan, 2003-2007
    Wei Chang Huang
    Division of Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Jpn J Infect Dis 66:89-95. 2013
    ..Thus, the national "STOP TB" program had a significant positive impact on TB control in central Taiwan...
  22. pmc Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi variants in long-term carriers
    Chien Shun Chiou
    Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 51:669-72. 2013
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Identification of prophage gene z2389 in Escherichia coli EDL933 encoding a DNA cytosine methyltransferase for full protection of NotI sites
    Chien Shun Chiou
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    Int J Med Microbiol 300:296-303. 2010
    ..Thus, z2389 encodes a DNA cytosine methyltransferase that confers full protection to NotI sites...
  24. doi request reprint Suitable restriction enzyme for standardization of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol and interlaboratory comparison of Acinetobacter baumannii
    Kai Ming Chang
    Department of Life Science, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 46:195-201. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine restriction enzymes with rare cutting sites on A baumannii genomes and evaluate their cost-effectiveness, discriminatory power, and interlaboratory consistence of band assignments...
  25. doi request reprint Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by sucrose-nonfermenting and beta-galactosidase-deficient variants of Vibrio cholerae
    Shiao Wun Wei
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    Int J Food Microbiol 122:148-55. 2008
    ..In our record from 1995 to date, this was the first time that V. cholerae variants were discovered as etiologic agents for foodborne disease outbreaks in Taiwan...
  26. doi request reprint Evaluation of restriction enzymes for standardizing pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol for rapid subtyping of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
    You Wun Wang
    The Central Region Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taichung City 40855, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 61:251-5. 2008
    ..Based on the results of this study, we suggest using NotI and SfiI as the 1st and the 2nd restriction enzyme for standardizing the PulseNet PFGE protocol for molecular subtyping and global surveillance of V. parahaemolyticus...
  27. ncbi request reprint The suitable restriction enzymes for pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of Bordetella pertussis
    Meng Shiunn Lee
    The Third Branch Office, Center for Disease Control, Taichung City 408, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 56:217-9. 2006
    ..pertussis isolates. The results indicated that AflII, DraI, SpeI, and XbaI were useful enzymes, and AflII was the best one for PFGE analysis of B. pertussis isolates...
  28. ncbi request reprint Conversion of Shigella flexneri serotype 2a to serotype Y in a shigellosis patient due to a single amino acid substitution in the protein product of the bacterial glucosyltransferase gtrII gene
    Jiann Hwa Chen
    Institute of Molecular Biology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 224:277-83. 2003
    ..The protein product of the gtrII gene was detected. This is the first report of serotype conversion of S. flexneri in humans, and successful detection of the protein product from a gtr gene...
  29. ncbi request reprint Consumption of groundwater as an independent risk factor of Salmonella choleraesuis infection: a case-control study in Taiwan
    Tsung Hsien Li
    Graduate Institute of Veterinary Public Health, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Environ Health 72:28-31. 2009
    ..Choleraesuis in Taiwan. Therefore, appropriate health education needs to be conducted especially in areas where groundwater is used...
  30. pmc Rapid identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex by combining the ESAT-6/CFP-10 immunochromatographic assay and smear morphology
    Gwan Han Shen
    Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Clin Microbiol 49:902-7. 2011
    ..The ESAT-6/CFP-10 assay may be an alternative of the Capilia assay (MPB64-ICA) as a convenient and cost-effective method for identification of MTC in culture...
  31. ncbi request reprint Suitable restriction enzymes for pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of Candida tropicalis
    Hsiao Hui Chou
    Mycotic Diseases Laboratory, Center of Research and Diagnostics, Centers for Disease Control, Taipei 11561, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:451-4. 2007
    ..Twelve restriction enzymes were tested on C. tropicalis strains. Our results indicate that BssHII, NaeI, and RsrII were useful enzymes for PFGE analysis, and NaeI was the best for PFGE analysis of C. tropicalis isolates...
  32. pmc Assessment of hypermucoviscosity as a virulence factor for experimental Klebsiella pneumoniae infections: comparative virulence analysis with hypermucoviscosity-negative strain
    Yi Chun Lin
    Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
    BMC Microbiol 11:50. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, the emergence of tissue-abscesses-associated HV-negative isolates motivated us to re-evaluate the role of HV-phenotype...
  33. pmc Multilocus sequence typing for analyses of clonality of Candida albicans strains in Taiwan
    Kuo Wei Chen
    Laboratory for Mycology, Division of Research and Diagnostics, Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2172-8. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Microbiological quality of 18 degrees C ready-to-eat food products sold in Taiwan
    Tony J Fang
    Department of Food Science, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuokuang Road, Taichung 40227, Taiwan, ROC
    Int J Food Microbiol 80:241-50. 2003
    ..For coliforms, E. coli, B. cereus and S. aureus, the percentage of 18 degrees C RTE food products exceeding the microbiological standards for RTE food accepted by Republic of China was 75.0%, 7.9%, 49.8% and 17.9%, respectively...