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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19): The epidemic and the challenges
Among patients with pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus pneumonia or Wuhan pneumonia), fever was the most common symptom, followed by cough, and bilateral lung involvement with ground-glass opacity was themost common finding from computed tomography images of the chest. Expand
Epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Gram-negative bacteria causing urinary tract infections in the Asia-Pacific region: 2009-2010 results from the Study for Monitoring
The lowered CLSI interpretive breakpoints for piperacillin-tazobactam, carbapenems, and some cephalosporins in 2011-2012 for Enterobacteriaceae resulted in an approximate 5% drop in susceptibility rates for each drug, with the exception of imipenem for which the susceptibility rate dropped from 99.4% according to 2010 criteria to 91.2%" according to 2011 criteria. Expand
Vibrio vulnificus in Taiwan
Clinical features of 84 patients with V. vulnificus infection are analyzed and molecular features of isolates are described.
Risk factors associated with Sphingomonas paucimobilis infection.
Investigation of the microbiological and clinical features of S paucimobilis infection in southern Taiwan found that community-acquired infection, diabetes mellitus, and alcoholism were significant risk factors for primary bacteremia. Expand
The impact of central line insertion bundle on central line-associated bloodstream infection
This multidisciplinary infection control intervention, including a central line insertion care bundle, can effectively reduce the rate of CLABSI and a maximal sterile barrier precaution during catheter insertion is an essential component of the care line insertion bundle. Expand
Fusidic acid for the treatment of bone and joint infections caused by meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
FA in Asia appears to be a better oral anti-MRSA agent than trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and clindamycin and the use of FA in combination with other antibiotics as an oral treatment following intravenous glycopeptide treatment for BJIs is supported. Expand
In vitro efficacy of fosfomycin-containing regimens against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in biofilms.
Fosfomycin enhanced the activities of linezolid, minocycline, vancomycin and teicoplanin in combination with rifampicin, and may provide therapeutic advantages in catheter-related or prosthetic joint infections. Expand
Clinical Manifestations of Bacteremia Caused by Aeromonas Species in Southern Taiwan
Aeromonas species should be considered one of the causative pathogens of healthcare-associated bacteremia, especially in immunocompromised patients, and in addition, it can be associated with high fatality. Expand
Impact of revised CLSI breakpoints for susceptibility to third-generation cephalosporins and carbapenems among Enterobacteriaceae isolates in the Asia-Pacific region: results from the Study for
This study examined the rates of susceptibility to third-generation cephalosporins and carbapenems among Enterobacteriaceae isolates that had been obtained from patients with intraabdominalExpand
In vitro efficacy of antimicrobial agents against high-inoculum or biofilm-embedded meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with vancomycin minimal inhibitory concentrations equal to 2 μg/mL
Evaluating the toxicity and efficacy of high-dose vancomycin monotherapy for VA2-MRSA, the fosfomycin combination exhibited a rapid killing effect in both conditions and may provide another therapeutic choice. Expand