Anna Chiu

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BACKGROUND We assessed the impact of infectious disease (ID) consultation on management and outcome in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). METHODS A retrospective cohort study examined consecutive SAB patients from 6 academic and community hospitals between 2007 and 2010. Quality measures of management including echocardiography, repeat(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the effectiveness of cefazolin versus cloxacillin in the treatment of MSSA bacteraemia in terms of mortality and relapse. METHODS A retrospective cohort study examined consecutive patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia from six academic and community hospitals between 2007 and 2010. Patients with MSSA bacteraemia who(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to develop a prediction model to identify patients with low-risk Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), in whom infective endocarditis (IE) can be ruled out based on transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). BACKGROUND S. aureus is a major cause of bacteremia and often leads to IE. Current guidelines recommend performing(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is an important infection. Methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) screening is performed on hospitalized patients for infection control purposes. OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of past MRSA screening for guiding empirical antibiotic therapy for SAB. METHODS A retrospective cohort study examined(More)
We report a catalytic approach to the synthesis of a key intermediate on the synthetic route to a pharmaceutical drug candidate in single enantiomer form. In particular, we illustrate the discovery process employed to arrive at a powerful, peptide-based asymmetric acylation catalyst. The substrate this catalyst modifies represents a remarkable case of(More)
The chirality of biological receptors often requires syntheses of therapeutic compounds in single enantiomer form. The field of asymmetric catalysis addresses enantioselective synthesis with chiral catalysts. Chemical differentiation of sites within molecules that are separated in space by long distances presents special challenges to chiral catalysts. As(More)
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