Jann Tay Wang

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-EC and ESBL-KP) have become an important clinical problem. Local knowledge of antimicrobial susceptibilities of these organisms is important for implementation of effective hospital anti-infective policies. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although the clinical manifestations of and risk factors for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) have been extensively investigated in western populations, data from Taiwanese patients are comparatively limited. This study investigated the incidence density of CDAD in Taiwanese patients and also the risk factors and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in Enterobacter cloacae remains unclear in Taiwan. This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of ESBL-producing E. cloacae in Taiwan. METHODS 116 clinical isolates of E. cloacae were tested for cefepime susceptibility. Isolates with a minimal inhibitory(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Malaria had been eradicated in Taiwan since 1965, but there are currently 30 to 50 imported cases annually. The management of imported malaria continues to be challenging due to evolving drug resistance of Plasmodium parasites. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the clinical presentations, treatment, and outcomes of all 16 adult(More)
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