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OBJECTIVES To characterize the emrRCABsm operon of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. METHODS The presence of the emrRCABsm operon was verified by RT-PCR. The regulatory role of EmrRsm was investigated by ΔemrRsm mutant construction and promoter transcriptional fusion assay. A susceptibility test was employed to assess the substrate spectrum of the EmrCABsm(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chest pain contribute substantially to emergency department attendances, lengthy hospital stay, and inpatient admissions. A reliable, reproducible, and fast process to identify patients presenting with chest pain who have a low short-term risk of a major adverse cardiac event is needed to facilitate early discharge. We aimed to(More)
Capsular serotypes of 225 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in Taiwan were identified by using PCR. Patients infected with K1 serotypes (41 isolates) had increased community-onset bacteremia, more nonfatal diseases and liver abscesses, lower Pittsburgh bacteremia scores and mortality rates, and fewer urinary tract infections than patients infected with(More)
BACKGROUND Urine protein detection could be underestimated using the conventional dipstick method because of variations in urine aliquots. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of the semi-quantitative urine protein-to-creatinine (P/C) ratio compared with other laboratory methods. METHODS Random urine samples were requested from patients undergoing(More)
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