Hsieh-Shong Leu

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During a 5-month period, 17 infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units of a medical center and a branch hospital developed 18 episodes of Candida parapsilosis fungemia. The mean age at onset was 35 days. Prior to fungemia, all the infants had received hyperalimentation and antibiotics, and 15 infants had had central venous catheters. The(More)
Fusobacterium nucleatum bacteremia is critical and not well defined. To identify the clinical characteristics and outcomes, we conducted a retrospective review of hospitalized patients from January 2004 to December 2009 at a tertiary center in northern Taiwan. Fifty-seven patients were enrolled. The mean age was 58.1 years, and the mean Pitt bacteremia(More)
A susceptibility surveillance study of 276 isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae, 301 of Haemophilus influenzae, and 110 of Moraxella catarrhalis was carried out from November 1998 to May 1999 in Taiwan. High rates of nonsusceptibility to penicillin (76%), extended-spectrum cephalosporins (56%), azithromycin (94%), clarithromycin (95%), and(More)
BACKGROUND Outbreaks of sepsis associated with have been rarely reported in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We describe such an outbreak in a NICU, and the results of molecular epidemiologic investigations are presented. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August and September 2000, 6 premature infants hospitalized in a pediatric NICU developed sepsis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse 15 cases of invasive fungal infection and mortality parameters in the largest series in the last 35 yrs of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) at a single medical centre. METHODS Fifteen patients with SLE and invasive fungal infections were retrospectively enrolled. Clinical and laboratory data, fungal species and(More)
A total of 1,001 consecutive episodes of nosocomial pneumonia in 901 patients was identified by routine surveillance at the University of Virginia Medical Center between 1979 and 1983 (8.6 episodes/1,000 admissions). When only initial episodes were examined, 890 patients comprised the study sample. The overall case fatality rate was 30%. Stepwise logistic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carbapenems are considered the drugs of choice for the treatment of serious infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella and Escherichia coli. However, controversy exists about the antibiotic choice for infections due to ESBL-producing organisms of other genera. METHODS This retrospective study(More)
There were 40 cases of Achromobacter xylosoxidans bacteremia during a 6-year period in a medical center in northern Taiwan. Males outnumbered females (72.5% vs 27.5%). Common underlying diseases and conditions in these 40 bacteremic patients were malignancies (57.5%), central venous catheter implants (55%), surgery (35%), neutropenia (30%) and use of(More)
We describe 12 patients with endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae seen between 1983 and 1988. Three patients had bilateral involvement. Eleven patients had diabetes mellitus, either newly diagnosed or poorly controlled. In six cases the infection was associated with a liver abscess. In all eyes the outcome was light perception or(More)