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Shigella flexneri 4a caused sustained outbreaks in a large long-stay psychiatric centre, Taiwan, 2001-2006. Trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (SXT) prophylaxis was administered in 2004. We recovered 108 S. flexneri 4a isolates from 83 symptomatic (including one caregiver) and 12 asymptomatic subjects (11 contacts, one caregiver). The isolates were classified(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of multifetal pregnant women who underwent fetal reduction. Using a qualitative research design, we recruited ten multifetal pregnant women with fetal reduction from an obstetrics and gynecology clinic in Taipei. The researcher, as a nurse counselor, collected data while providing care. Data were(More)
This study examines the social and biological determinants of age at first marriage in 2 townships in Northern Taiwan, one very rural and traditional and the other urban and modernized. Using a sample of 5707 once-married women, a path analysis examined age at first marriage as a function of age, educational status, urban origin, premarital labor force(More)
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