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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia can cause various clinical diseases; however, pleural infections due to S. maltophilia are rare. We evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with pleural infections (complicated parapneumonic effusion or empyema) due to S. maltophilia who were treated at a medical center in Taiwan from 2004 to 2012. During(More)
The resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) to second-line drugs (SLDs) is growing worldwide; however, associations between the appropriateness of treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and whether the directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS)/DOTS-plus programs had an impact on the prevalence of SLD-resistant MTB are still uncertain. We performed a(More)
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