Po Ren Hsueh

Summary

Affiliation: National Taiwan University
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus, genital warts, and vaccines
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Divisions of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 42:101-6. 2009
  2. pmc Predictors of failure of conservative treatment among patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis
    Yu Chuan Lu
    Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, 10002 No, 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 14:418. 2014
  3. pmc Bruker biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry system for identification of Nocardia, Rhodococcus, Kocuria, Gordonia, Tsukamurella, and Listeria species
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 52:2371-9. 2014
  4. pmc Disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus Infection and Showerheads, Taiwan
    Yu Min Kuo
    National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:2077-8. 2011
  5. pmc Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia and capsular serotypes, Taiwan
    Chun Hsing Liao
    Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1113-5. 2011
  6. pmc Listeriosis, Taiwan, 1996-2008
    Yu Tsung Huang
    National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1731-3. 2011
  7. pmc Decline in the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease at a medical center in Taiwan, 2000-2012
    Chih Cheng Lai
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 14:76. 2014
  8. pmc FungiQuant: a broad-coverage fungal quantitative real-time PCR assay
    Cindy M Liu
    Division of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:255. 2012
  9. pmc BactQuant: an enhanced broad-coverage bacterial quantitative real-time PCR assay
    Cindy M Liu
    Division of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, 3051 W, Shamrell Blvd, Suite 106, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:56. 2012
  10. pmc Dissemination of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii with new plasmid-borne bla(OXA-72) in Taiwan
    Shu Chen Kuo
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Beitou District, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 13:319. 2013

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Publications150 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus, genital warts, and vaccines
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Divisions of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 42:101-6. 2009
    ..A prophylactic quadrivalent HPV 6/11/16/18 vaccine is highly effective for reducing the risk of HPV 6-, 11-, 16-, and 18-associated cervical cancer, precancerous cervical lesions, and external genital lesions, including genital warts...
  2. pmc Predictors of failure of conservative treatment among patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis
    Yu Chuan Lu
    Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, 10002 No, 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 14:418. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to analyze the predictors associated with failure of conservative treatment among patients with EPN and offer the recommendation of appropriate empirical antibiotic regimen...
  3. pmc Bruker biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry system for identification of Nocardia, Rhodococcus, Kocuria, Gordonia, Tsukamurella, and Listeria species
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 52:2371-9. 2014
    ..The Bruker Biotyper system was unable to accurately identify Nocardia (except for N. nova and N. otitidiscaviarum), Tsukamurella, or Gordonia species. Continuous expansion of the MALDI-TOF MS databases to include more GPRs is necessary...
  4. pmc Disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus Infection and Showerheads, Taiwan
    Yu Min Kuo
    National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:2077-8. 2011
    ..We describe a case of osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection with Mycobacterium doricum after trauma in a previously healthy adult...
  5. pmc Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia and capsular serotypes, Taiwan
    Chun Hsing Liao
    Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1113-5. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Listeriosis, Taiwan, 1996-2008
    Yu Tsung Huang
    National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1731-3. 2011
    ..029 to 0.118 cases per 1,000 admissions before and after January 2005. Serotype 1/2b predominated; serotype 4b emerged since 2004. Food monitoring and disease surveillance systems could help control listeriosis in Taiwan...
  7. pmc Decline in the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease at a medical center in Taiwan, 2000-2012
    Chih Cheng Lai
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 14:76. 2014
    ..This study investigated the annual incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and the distribution of serotypes of isolates causing IPD at a medical center in northern Taiwan during the period 2000 to 2012...
  8. pmc FungiQuant: a broad-coverage fungal quantitative real-time PCR assay
    Cindy M Liu
    Division of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:255. 2012
    ..Fungal load quantification is a critical component of fungal community analyses. Limitation of current approaches for quantifying the fungal component in the human microbiome suggests the need for new broad-coverage techniques...
  9. pmc BactQuant: an enhanced broad-coverage bacterial quantitative real-time PCR assay
    Cindy M Liu
    Division of Pathogen Genomics, Translational Genomics Research Institute, 3051 W, Shamrell Blvd, Suite 106, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:56. 2012
    ..We further utilized in silico evaluation to complement laboratory-based qPCR characterization to validate BactQuant...
  10. pmc Dissemination of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii with new plasmid-borne bla(OXA-72) in Taiwan
    Shu Chen Kuo
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Beitou District, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    BMC Infect Dis 13:319. 2013
    ..This study described their genetic makeup, mechanism of spread, and contribution to carbapenem resistance...
  11. pmc Cutaneous infection caused by Gordonia amicalis after a traumatic injury
    Chih Cheng Lai
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1821-2. 2012
    ..amicalis-related cutaneous infection after a traumatic injury. The isolate was confirmed by 16S rRNA sequencing analysis, and the patient responded well to repeated debridement and antibiotic treatment...
  12. doi request reprint Epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of aerobic and facultative Gram-negative bacilli isolated from patients with intra-abdominal infections in the Asia-Pacific region: 2008 results from SMART (Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistan
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:408-14. 2010
    ..Regular updates of epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance profiles of pathogens associated with IAIs as well as regional treatment guidelines are necessary to ensure optimal antimicrobial therapy...
  13. doi request reprint Consensus statement on the management of invasive candidiasis in Intensive Care Units in the Asia-Pacific Region
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:205-9. 2009
    ..Because of considerable regional variability, local epidemiological knowledge is critical in the effective management of invasive candidiasis among ICU patients in Asia-Pacific...
  14. doi request reprint Consensus review of the epidemiology and appropriate antimicrobial therapy of complicated urinary tract infections in Asia-Pacific region
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Infect 63:114-23. 2011
    ..Because of considerable variability in different countries, local epidemiological data is critical in the effective management of UTIs in the Asia-Pacific region...
  15. pmc Telithromycin- and fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Taiwan with high prevalence of resistance to macrolides and beta-lactams: SMART program 2001 data
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2145-51. 2003
    ..However, the occurrence of telithromycin resistance is impressive and raises concerns for the future...
  16. doi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogens isolated from patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections at five medical centers in Taiwan that continuously participated in the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART) from 2006 to
    Yu Lin Lee
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 40:S29-36. 2012
    ..aeruginosa and A. baumannii isolates. Continuous monitoring and regular updates of epidemiological data are needed to guide appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy...
  17. pmc Telithromycin and quinupristin-dalfopristin resistance in clinical isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes: SMART Program 2001 Data
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2152-7. 2003
    ..The high prevalence of resistance to telithromycin (which is not available in Taiwan) limits its potential use in the treatment of S. pyogenes infections, particularly in areas with high rates of macrolide resistance...
  18. pmc Trends in the susceptibility of clinically important resistant bacteria to tigecycline: results from the Tigecycline In Vitro Surveillance in Taiwan study, 2006 to 2010
    Yen Hsu Chen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, and Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:1452-7. 2012
    ..baumannii isolates. In Taiwan, tigecycline continues to have excellent in vitro activity against several major clinically important drug-resistant bacteria, with the exception of A. baumannii...
  19. pmc Antimicrobial drug resistance in pathogens causing nosocomial infections at a university hospital in Taiwan, 1981-1999
    Po Ren Hsueh
    College of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7 Chung Shan Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, ROC
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:63-8. 2002
    ..0% in 1981-1986 to 25.8% in 1993-1998). Etiologic shifts in nosocomial infections and an upsurge of antimicrobial resistance among these pathogens, particularly those isolated from intensive care units, are impressive and alarming...
  20. pmc Dissemination of transposon Tn6001 in carbapenem-non-susceptible and extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Taiwan
    Sung Pin Tseng
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:1170-4. 2009
    ..To investigate the prevalence of metallo-beta-lactamases (MBLs) and Tn6001 in carbapenem-non-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CNSPA). The CNSPA included extensively drug-resistant P. aeruginosa (XDRPA) and non-XDRPA isolates in Taiwan...
  21. doi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec genotype effects outcomes of patients with healthcare-associated MRSA bacteremia independently of vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration
    Shey Ying Chen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Infect Dis 55:1329-37. 2012
    ..We explored whether the antimicrobial susceptibilities of the different strains account for their disparity in clinical virulence...
  22. pmc Proteus mirabilis pmrI, an RppA-regulated gene necessary for polymyxin B resistance, biofilm formation, and urothelial cell invasion
    Sin Sien Jiang
    Department and Graduate Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:1564-71. 2010
    ..Together, these results provide a new insight into the regulatory mechanism underlying PB resistance and virulence expression in P. mirabilis...
  23. doi request reprint Comparison of clinical features, antimicrobial susceptibility, serotype distribution and outcomes of patients with hospital- and community-associated invasive pneumococcal disease
    Sheng Hsiang Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei County Hospital, Taipei County, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:119-23. 2010
    ..Patients with HA-IPD have a higher mortality rate, and pneumococcal vaccination for patients at increased risk for HA-IPD should be encouraged...
  24. doi request reprint Dissemination of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii carrying BlaOxA-23 from hospitals in central Taiwan
    Mei Hui Lee
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 46:419-24. 2013
    ..In this study, we found a high prevalence of IRAB carrying a gene encoding CHDL, bla(OxA-23), in central Taiwan and elucidated the molecular characteristics and possible mechanisms of the spread of these isolates...
  25. doi request reprint Trends in the antimicrobial susceptibilities and serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae: results from the Tigecycline In Vitro Surveillance in Taiwan (TIST) study, 2006-2010
    Hsih Yeh Tsai
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 42:312-6. 2013
    ..0%) and 23F isolates (49.0%). All serotype 3 isolates were susceptible to four of the most commonly used antibiotics (penicillin, ceftriaxone, azithromycin and levofloxacin)...
  26. pmc Trends in susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium to tigecycline, daptomycin, and linezolid and molecular epidemiology of the isolates: results from the Tigecycline In Vitro Surveillance in Taiwan (TIST) study, 2006 to 2010
    Hsih Yeh Tsai
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:3402-5. 2012
    ..12 μg/ml). The MIC(90)s of daptomycin and linezolid remained stationary. Although pulsotypes among the isolates from the 20 hospitals varied, intrahospital spreading of several clones was identified in 13 hospitals...
  27. ncbi request reprint Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia in pediatric patients-- a 10-year analysis
    Ping Sheng Wu
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 39:144-9. 2006
    ..Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia is an important cause of mortality among immunocompromised children. However, there has been little information concerning S. maltophilia bacteremia in the pediatric population...
  28. doi request reprint Epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Gram-negative bacteria causing urinary tract infections in the Asia-Pacific region: 2009-2010 results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART)
    Po Liang Lu
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 40:S37-43. 2012
    ..4% according to 2010 criteria to 91.2% according to 2011 criteria. With the updated CLSI criteria, the antimicrobial resistance threat from UTI pathogens in the Asia Pacific area was revealed to be more prominent...
  29. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of erythromycin resistance in streptococci: substantial upsurge in erythromycin-resistant M phenotype in Streptococcus pyogenes (1979-1998) but not in Streptococcus pneumoniae (1985-1999) in Taiwan
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei
    Microb Drug Resist 8:27-33. 2002
    ....
  30. pmc Increasing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing nosocomial infections at a university hospital in Taiwan from 1986 to 2001
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Committee of Infection Control, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:1361-4. 2004
    ....
  31. pmc Agreement assessment of tigecycline susceptibilities determined by the disk diffusion and broth microdilution methods among commonly encountered resistant bacterial isolates: results from the Tigecycline In Vitro Surveillance in Taiwan (TIST) study, 2008
    Jien Wei Liu
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:1414-7. 2012
    ..coli. For routine susceptibility testing of ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae and A. baumannii against tigecycline, the broth microdilution method should be used because of the poor correlation of results between these two methods...
  32. doi request reprint Impact of revised CLSI breakpoints for susceptibility to third-generation cephalosporins and carbapenems among Enterobacteriaceae isolates in the Asia-Pacific region: results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART), 2002-2010
    Chi Chang Huang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, No 138, Sheng Li Road, Tainan 704, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 40:S4-10. 2012
    ..pneumoniae isolates to carbapenems were noted between the profiles obtained using the 2009 CLSI criteria and those using the 2011 CLSI criteria. Continuous monitoring of antimicrobial resistance is necessary in the Asia-Pacific region...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of in vitro activities of tigecycline with other antimicrobial agents against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis in Taiwan
    Yeu Jun Lau
    Department of Internal Medicine, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
    Microb Drug Resist 12:130-5. 2006
    ..Ninety-eight percent (44 isolates) of M. catarrhalis possessed beta-lactamase. All three fluoroquinolones tested were highly active (MIC90 < or =0.12 mg/L) against H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis...
  34. ncbi request reprint In vitro activities of tigecycline, ertapenem, isepamicin, and other antimicrobial agents against clinically isolated organisms in Taiwan
    Nai Cheng Cheng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Microb Drug Resist 11:330-41. 2005
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Comparison of both clinical features and mortality risk associated with bacteremia due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus
    Jiun Ling Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Infect Dis 46:799-806. 2008
    ..No literature has been published on the clinical features and outcomes of adult patients with CA-MRSA bacteremia in comparison with patients with community-acquired methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (CA-MSSA) bacteremia...
  36. pmc Microbiologic characteristics, serologic responses, and clinical manifestations in severe acute respiratory syndrome, Taiwan
    Po Ren Hsueh
    National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1163-7. 2003
    ..An upsurge of antibody response was associated with the aggravation of respiratory failure...
  37. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates from respiratory care wards in Taiwan: a horizontal surveillance study
    Lu Cheng Kuo
    National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 31:420-6. 2008
    ..9%). High prevalences of various multidrug-resistant bacteria among the respiratory and urinary tracts of patients present a clinical difficulty in choosing empirical antibiotic treatment in RCWs...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationships between antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria causing nosocomial infections from 1991-2003 at a university hospital in Taiwan
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 7, Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 26:463-72. 2005
    ..This 13-year study in a hospital demonstrated significant changes in antimicrobial use, which may have affected antimicrobial resistance in certain Gram-negative bacteria at the hospital...
  39. ncbi request reprint Community-onset candidemia at a university hospital, 1995-2005
    Hsiang Chi Kung
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 40:355-63. 2007
    ..This retrospective study was conducted to describe predisposing factors and outcomes of community-onset candidemias...
  40. ncbi request reprint High frequency of linezolid-associated thrombocytopenia among patients with renal insufficiency
    Yen Hung Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:345-51. 2006
    ..When patients with renal insufficiency are treated with linezolid for more than 2 weeks, the platelet count should be monitored at least twice a week owing to the increased likelihood of thrombocytopenia...
  41. pmc Pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii causing nosocomial infections in a university hospital, Taiwan
    Po Ren Hsueh
    National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:827-32. 2002
    ..Increasing use of carbapenems and ciprofloxacin (selective pressure) as well as clonal dissemination might have contributed to the wide spread of PDRAB in this hospital...
  42. ncbi request reprint Emergence of nosocomial candidemia at a teaching hospital in Taiwan from 1981 to 2000: increased susceptibility of Candida species to fluconazole
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Microb Drug Resist 8:311-9. 2002
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Adult methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Taiwan: clinical significance of non-multi-resistant antibiogram and Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene
    Jiun Ling Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:365-71. 2007
    ..Most PVL-positive MRSA isolates belonged to SCCmec V. PVL-positive CA-MRSA isolates could cause more deep-seated infections in patients presented with non-multi-resistant MRSA bacteremia...
  44. pmc High prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in rapidly growing mycobacteria in Taiwan
    Shun Cheng Yang
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:1958-62. 2003
    ..chelonae isolates (82% susceptible). Telithromycin had poor activity against these RGM isolates (the MICs at which 50% of the isolates tested are inhibited [MIC(50)s] were 32 to 64 microg/ml, and the MIC(90)s were >64 microg/ml)...
  45. pmc Performance assessment of a nested-PCR assay (the RAPID BAP-MTB) and the BD ProbeTec ET system for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in clinical specimens
    Jann Yuan Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4599-603. 2004
    ..The overall time for processing this assay is only 5 h. In addition, its diagnostic accuracy in smear-negative samples is as high as in smear-positive samples...
  46. pmc Dissemination of a clone of unusual phenotype of pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii at a university hospital in Taiwan
    Lu Cheng Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1759-63. 2004
    ..This pandrug-resistant A. baumannii strain with an unusual phenotype could persist in humans for long periods and was widely disseminated throughout the hospital...
  47. ncbi request reprint Direct and simultaneous identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) by rapid multiplex nested PCR-ICT assay
    Po Chi Soo
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, No 1 Chan Der Street, Taipei 100, Taiwan, ROC
    J Microbiol Methods 66:440-8. 2006
    ..5% false negative rate towards detection of MTBC, and a 93.0% sensitivity, 99.8% specificity, 0.2% false positive rate and 7.0% false negative rate for detection of MTB. This detection system shows great potential in clinical application...
  48. ncbi request reprint Species identification of mutans streptococci by groESL gene sequence
    Wei Chung Hung
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, Center for Optoelectronic Biomedicine and Department of Microbiology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Med Microbiol 54:857-62. 2005
    ....
  49. pmc High incidence of cefoxitin and clindamycin resistance among anaerobes in Taiwan
    Lee Jene Teng
    School of Medical Technology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 46:2908-13. 2002
    ..fragilis strains by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The metronidazole-resistant B. fragilis strains showed genotypic heterogeneity, excluding the dissemination of a single clone...
  50. pmc Antifungal susceptibilities of clinical isolates of Candida species, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Aspergillus species from Taiwan: surveillance of multicenter antimicrobial resistance in Taiwan program data from 2003
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7 Chung Shan South Rd, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:512-7. 2005
    ..neoformans to fluconazole and amphotericin B. Voriconazole was the most potent agent against the fungal isolates tested, including fluconazole- and amphotericin B-nonsusceptible strains...
  51. doi request reprint Method-specific performance of vancomycin MIC susceptibility tests in predicting mortality of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
    Shey Ying Chen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:211-8. 2014
    ..No study, however, has examined different susceptibility tests in predicting treatment outcomes of MRSA infections...
  52. pmc Use of groESL as a target for identification of Abiotrophia, Granulicatella, and Gemella species
    Wei Chun Hung
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 48:3532-8. 2010
    ..This assay would be helpful for identifying these fastidious and slow-growing organisms in clinical laboratories...
  53. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with Burkholderia cepacia bacteremia in an intensive care unit
    Chun Hsing Liao
    Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei County, Taiwan ROC
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 70:260-6. 2011
    ..In conclusion, malignancy and a higher SOFA score at onset of bacteremia predicted increased mortality, but the clinical presentation and outcome of patients with outbreak and non-outbreak strains were similar...
  54. doi request reprint Clinical features of patients with infections caused by Candida guilliermondii and Candida fermentati and antifungal susceptibility of the isolates at a medical centre in Taiwan, 2001-10
    Chien Yuan Chen
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:2632-5. 2013
    ..This study was intended to analyse the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with infections due to Candida guilliermondii complex and evaluate in vitro susceptibilities of the isolates...
  55. ncbi request reprint Bacteremia in hematological and oncological children with febrile neutropenia: experience in a tertiary medical center in Taiwan
    Hsin Pao Lai
    Department of Pediatrics, God s Help Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 36:197-202. 2003
    ..aeruginosa, E. coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, S. aureus, and Streptococcus mitis, respectively. Broad-spectrum antibiotics were necessary in febrile neutropenic children because of the high percentage of mixed infection...
  56. ncbi request reprint Sputum bacteriology in hospitalized patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Taiwan with an emphasis on Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Sheng Hsiang Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei County Hospital, Taiwan
    Respirology 12:81-7. 2007
    ..Bacterial infection is one of the major causes of acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). This study was undertaken to investigate the microbiology of AECOPD...
  57. pmc Identification of clinically relevant enterococcus species by direct sequencing of groES and spacer region
    Jui Chang Tsai
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, No 1, Chang Te St, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 43:235-41. 2005
    ..The sequences of these two genetic traits, groES and spacer, can be determined by a single PCR and direct sequencing and may provide important information for the differentiation of closely related species of Enterococcus...
  58. doi request reprint In vitro activity of nemonoxacin (TG-873870), a novel non-fluorinated quinolone, against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, enterococci and Streptococcus pneumoniae with various resistance phenotypes in Taiwan
    Yen Hsu Chen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Chung Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:1226-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the in vitro activities of nemonoxacin against Gram-positive cocci with various resistance phenotypes...
  59. doi request reprint Changing trends in antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Taiwan, 2006-2007
    Chien Feng Li
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 45:305-10. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the susceptibility of S. pneumoniae isolates and to analyze the resistance trends in Taiwan...
  60. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibilities among clinical isolates of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in a Taiwanese University Hospital
    Shio Shin Jean
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 7 Chun Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 49:69-76. 2002
    ..baumannii for which their MIC(90)s (8-16 mg/L) were four- to 16-fold less than that of ciprofloxacin (MIC(90) 128 mg/L)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Multicenter surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis to 14 oral antibiotics
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei
    J Formos Med Assoc 103:664-70. 2004
    ..Data on the in vitro activities of orally administered cephalosporins, particularly third-generation cephalosporins, against recent pathogens responsible for community-respiratory tract infection are lacking...
  62. doi request reprint Risk factors for mortality in patients with persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in a tertiary care hospital in Taiwan
    Sheng Hsiang Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei County Hospital, No 2, Chung Shan Road, San Chong City, Taipei County 241, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1792-8. 2010
    ..To investigate the determinants of outcome in patients with persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia...
  63. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics of urosepsis caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumonia and their emergence in the community
    Jen Chieh Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 45:127-33. 2012
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of community-acquired and health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in patients treated at the emergency department of a teaching hospital
    Chun Hsing Liao
    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University, Taipei 10002, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 53:85-92. 2005
    ..Precise classification of patients is mandatory for the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and selection of rationale empirical antibiotics...
  65. pmc Increasing incidence of nontuberculous mycobacteria, Taiwan, 2000-2008
    Chih Cheng Lai
    Cardinal Tien Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:294-6. 2010
    ..During 2000-2008, the proportion increased significantly from 32.3% to 49.8%. Associated disease incidence increased from 2.7 to 10.2 cases per 100,000 patients. Mycobacterium avium complex and M. abscessus were most frequently isolated...
  66. ncbi request reprint Disseminated Nocardia farcinica infection in a uraemia patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura receiving steroid therapy
    Chih Cheng Lai
    Department of Internal Medicine, National University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Med Microbiol 54:1107-10. 2005
    ..farcinica. The isolate was confirmed by partial sequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA gene. The patient recovered after prolonged trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole therapy with no recurrence in over 1 year...
  67. pmc Serotype competence and penicillin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Yu Chia Hsieh
    Taipei Municipal WanFang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1709-14. 2006
    ..Under the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine program, enhanced molecular surveillance of virulent clones with higher competence to detect serotype switching will become more important...
  68. pmc The erm(T) gene is flanked by IS1216V in inducible erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus
    Jui Chang Tsai
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:4347-50. 2005
    ..pasteurianus (formerly S. bovis biotype II.2) isolates. In all isolates, the erm(T) genes were flanked by two IS1216V-like elements with the same polarity and were found to be inserted in the chromosome...
  69. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired anaerobic bacteremia in adults: one-year experience in a medical center
    Min Nan Hung
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 38:436-43. 2005
    ..003), leukopenia (p=0.044) and absence of fever (p=0.047) were associated with mortality, only malignancy (p=0.007) was an independent risk factor in the multivariate analysis...
  70. ncbi request reprint Nutritionally variant streptococcal infections at a University Hospital in Taiwan: disease emergence and high prevalence of beta-lactam and macrolide resistance
    Chung Hsin Liao
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Infect Dis 38:452-5. 2004
    ..Among the 28 isolates recovered from these patients, 50% were not susceptible to penicillin, 33% were not susceptible to cefotaxime, and 93% were not susceptible to azithromycin...
  71. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia at a university hospital in Taiwan
    Lu Cheng Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 102:601-6. 2003
    ..baumannii (PDRAB) has been observed in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and outcomes of patients with bacteremia due to PDRAB...
  72. ncbi request reprint Clinical manifestations and molecular epidemiology of necrotizing pneumonia and empyema caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in Taiwan
    Yu Chia Hsieh
    Department of Pediatrics, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Infect Dis 38:830-5. 2004
    ..1-0.5 mu g/mL), were significantly associated with complicated pneumonia (P=.047). Whether the virulence of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci is evolving deserves further investigation...
  73. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Taiwan
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Infect 52:77-85. 2006
    ..The resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) and the emergence of drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) isolates are of great impact on public health...
  74. doi request reprint Epidemiologic surveillance to detect false-positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures
    Meng Rui Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 73:343-9. 2012
    ..Therefore, epidemiologic surveillance for the clustering of single-positive cultures with the statistical process control chart could be used to monitor the occurrence of false-positive results...
  75. pmc Distribution of emm types and genetic characterization of the mgc locus in group G Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis from a hospital in northern Taiwan
    Sung Pin Tseng
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1 Chang Te Street, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2975-7. 2010
    ..Three of the most frequent emm types were stG485.0 (45/274, 16.4%), stG6.1 (43/274, 15.7%), and stC839.0 (32/274, 11.7%), in decreasing order. The cpdB-positive mgrC locus appears to be predominant in some emm types...
  76. pmc Ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella enterica Typhimurium and Choleraesuis from pigs to humans, Taiwan
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:60-8. 2004
    ..enterica isolates have a high prevalence of ciprofloxacin resistance nationwide but also that some closely related ciprofloxacin-resistant strains are disseminated from pigs to humans...
  77. pmc Characterization of UDP-glucose dehydrogenase and UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase mutants of Proteus mirabilis: defectiveness in polymyxin B resistance, swarming, and virulence
    Sin Sien Jiang
    Department and Graduate Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:2000-9. 2010
    ..Activation of RpoE or RpoE overexpression was found to cause inhibition of FlhDC and hemolysin expression. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing the roles and regulation of Ugd and GalU in P. mirabilis...
  78. pmc Catheter-related sepsis due to Rhodotorula glutinis
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 41:857-9. 2003
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Extensively drug-resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in a tertiary care hospital in Taiwan: microbiologic characteristics, clinical features, and outcomes
    Che Kim Tan
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 60:205-10. 2008
    ..Majority of patients had positive cultures of non-XDRSM prior to the acquisition of XDRSM, indicating that the use of antibiotics might have resulted in selection of XDRSM...
  80. ncbi request reprint Direct detection of bacterial pathogens in brain abscesses by polymerase chain reaction amplification and sequencing of partial 16S ribosomal deoxyribonucleic acid fragments
    Jui Chang Tsai
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and Center for Optoelectronic Biomedicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurosurgery 55:1154-62. 2004
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of detecting bacterial pathogens directly from the clinical brain abscess specimens by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and sequencing of bacterial 16S ribosomal deoxyribonucleic acid (rDNA)...
  81. pmc Primary liver abscess caused by one clone of Klebsiella pneumoniae with two colonial morphotypes and resistotypes
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:100-2. 2002
    ..Primary liver abscess caused by second-generation cephalosporin-resistant K. pneumoniae strains may be an emerging problem in Taiwan...
  82. pmc groESL sequence determination, phylogenetic analysis, and species differentiation for viridans group streptococci
    Lee Jene Teng
    School of Medical Technology Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3172-8. 2002
    ..The intraspecies variation of the spacer was minimal for clinical isolates of some species. The groESL sequence data provide an additional parameter for identification of viridans group streptococcal species...
  83. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci at a university hospital in Taiwan from 1991 to 2003: resistance trends, antibiotic usage and in vitro activities of newer antimicrobial agents
    Po Ren Hsueh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7, Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 26:43-9. 2005
    ..Telithromycin had poor activity against the isolates tested (MIC90, 8 mg/L). Linezolid, daptomycin and tigecycline may represent therapeutic options for infections caused by these resistant Gram-positive organisms...
  84. ncbi request reprint Early empirical glycopeptide therapy for patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: impact on the outcome
    Chi Tai Fang
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 57:511-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether appropriate early empirical glycopeptide therapy improves outcomes of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia...
  85. ncbi request reprint Fluoroquinolone resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates: associated genetic mutations and relationship to antimicrobial exposure
    Jann Yuan Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 59:860-5. 2007
    ..We assessed the fluoroquinolone (FQ) susceptibility of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an endemic area. The genetic mutations responsible for FQ resistance were also evaluated...
  86. ncbi request reprint Changing bacteriology of adult community-acquired lung abscess in Taiwan: Klebsiella pneumoniae versus anaerobes
    Jiun Ling Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Infect Dis 40:915-22. 2005
    ..This study was conducted to investigate the bacteriology of community-acquired lung abscess and to improve the empirical therapeutic strategy for adults with community-acquired lung abscess...
  87. pmc Rapid differentiation between members of the anginosus group and Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis within beta-hemolytic group C and G streptococci by PCR
    Liang Chun Liu
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1 Chang Te Street, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1836-8. 2006
    ..dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis. Restriction digestion of the amplicon with XbaI and BsmI further differentiated Streptococcus anginosus from Streptococcus constellatus within the anginosus group...
  88. pmc Identification of fusB-mediated fusidic acid resistance islands in Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates
    Hsiao Jan Chen
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1 Chang Te Street, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:5842-9. 2011
    ..epidermidis isolates were heterogeneous. In conclusion, the fusB resistance determinant in S. epidermidis was highly associated with phage-related RIs. This is the first report of fusB RI in S. epidermidis...
  89. pmc Fatal Citrobacter farmeri meningitis in a patient with nasopharyngeal cancer
    Che Kim Tan
    Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7, Chung Shan South Rd, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1499-500. 2010
    ..farmeri by two commercial identification systems and 16S rRNA gene analysis. The patient developed multiorgan failure and died despite antibiotic treatment with in vitro active agents (ceftriaxone and meropenem)...
  90. pmc Antimicrobial susceptibilities and molecular epidemiology of clinical isolates of Clostridium difficile in taiwan
    Yi Chun Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:1701-5. 2011
    ..In conclusion, dissemination of a predominant C. difficile clone in southern and northern Taiwan was noted. However, no NAP1 (ribotype 027) isolate could be discovered in this study...
  91. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of swarming and virulence factor expression in Proteus mirabilis by resveratrol
    Won Bo Wang
    Graduate Institute of Microbiology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Med Microbiol 55:1313-21. 2006
    ..The compound also inhibited the ability of P. mirabilis to invade human urothelial cells. These findings suggest that resveratrol has potential to be developed as an antimicrobial agent against P. mirabilis infection...
  92. ncbi request reprint Endocarditis caused by Propionibacterium acnes: an easily ignored pathogen
    Sung Ching Pan
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, No 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, ROC
    J Infect 51:e229-31. 2005
    ..acnes. Sequencing of the genetic coding of 16S ribosomal RNA was used to identify the pathogen and random amplified polymorphic DNA patterns further confirmed the persistent bacteraemia, which help to determine the diagnosis...
  93. doi request reprint Predictive model for bacteremia in adult patients with blood cultures performed at the emergency department: a preliminary report
    Chan Ping Su
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei County, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 44:449-55. 2011
    ..This study attempted to provide useful predictive models for identifying patients at high risk of bacteremia at the ED...
  94. doi request reprint Recent trend of necrotizing fasciitis in Taiwan: focus on monomicrobial Klebsiella pneumoniae necrotizing fasciitis
    Nai Chen Cheng
    Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei
    Clin Infect Dis 55:930-9. 2012
    ..Monomicrobial Klebsiella pneumoniae NF (KP-NF) has been reported since 1996 but has not yet been systematically studied...
  95. ncbi request reprint Microbiology and epidemiology of brain abscess and subdural empyema in a medical center: a 10-year experience
    Tsung Pei Tsou
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 42:405-12. 2009
    ..Brain abscess and subdural empyema are the 2 most common forms of intracranial pyogenic infections. Predisposing factors and etiological agents may change with time. This study examined the epidemiological features of these conditions...
  96. pmc Daptomycin susceptibility of unusual gram-positive bacteria: comparison of results obtained by the Etest and the broth microdilution method
    Yu Tsung Huang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei County, and Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, No 7, Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:1570-2. 2007
    ..Except with those for Leuconostoc spp., daptomycin Etest MICs showed >90% agreement with MICs obtained by the broth microdilution method...
  97. ncbi request reprint Disseminated tuberculosis: a 10-year experience in a medical center
    Jann Yuan Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Medicine (Baltimore) 86:39-46. 2007
    ..2%) were Beijing family. Since prognosis was worse in patients with delayed treatment, a high index of suspicion is required, especially in those with clinical findings suggestive of disseminated tuberculosis...
  98. doi request reprint Fluoroquinolone resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates causing nosocomial infection is correlated with levofloxacin but not ciprofloxacin use
    Yuarn Jang Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 35:261-4. 2010
    ..aeruginosa to fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin use was associated with increased resistance of P. aeruginosa to fluoroquinolones, whereas ciprofloxacin use did not have a significant impact on fluoroquinolone resistance rates...
  99. pmc Tn6001, a transposon-like element containing the blaVIM-3-harboring integron In450
    Sung Pin Tseng
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 1, Chang Te Street, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:4187-90. 2007
    ..The transposon backbone structure is most closely related to those of Tn1404* and Tn1403. Tn6001 was inserted into the chromosome of the clinical isolate...