Dong Sik Jung

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical features and outcomes of bacteremia in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and determine whether underlying LC is an independent risk factor for mortality in a population of patients with different underlying diseases. METHODS From the database of nationwide surveillance studies for bacteremia,(More)
In this study, we evaluated the in vitro activity of fosfomycin and 7 other comparator agents against 307 Escherichia coli isolates including ciprofloxacin-resistant or extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing isolates. Bacterial isolates were collected from urine and blood from patients at a Korean tertiary-care hospital. Among 307 E. coli(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of imipenem resistance on the mortality rate among patients with Acinetobacter bacteraemia. METHODS A retrospective, pairwise-matched (1:1), risk-adjusted (age, Pitt bacteraemia score) cohort study was performed at three tertiary care hospitals in Korea from January 2000 to June 2005. RESULTS Forty patients with(More)
Although a decrease in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related mortality has been documented in highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era, there are no published data comparing specific causes of death between pre-HAART and HAART era in Korea. Mortality and cause of death were analyzed in three treatment periods; pre-HAART (1990-1997),(More)
Prevalence and characteristics of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Korean hospitals were assessed. A total of 1484 clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates were collected from 8 tertiary-care hospitals in various regions of Korea over a 3-month period (June to August) in 2005. Among 546 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, 123(More)
A Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain LBY(T), was isolated from the blood of a Korean patient. The organism could not be identified based on conventional clinical microbiological methods. 16S rRNA gene sequencing and phylogenetic analysis revealed that it belonged to the genus Paenibacillus, but was distinct from recognized Paenibacillus(More)
This study compares the effectiveness of the Pitt bacteremia score, the Charlson weighted index of comorbidity, and the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scoring systems for the prediction of mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with sepsis using the retrospective observational method on 134 patients with ICU-acquired(More)
Many uncommon Candida species that cause bloodstream infections (BSIs) are not well-characterized. We investigated the epidemiology, antifungal use, susceptibility patterns, and factors associated with all-cause death among cancer patients in whom uncommon Candida spp. BSIs were diagnosed at a cancer treatment center during January 1998–September 2013. Of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy on the outcome of patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) caused by Acinetobacter baumannii. METHODS All cases of HAP caused by A. baumannii from January 2000 to March 2006 at the Samsung Medical Center (Seoul, Korea) were analyzed(More)