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BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated (HCA) infection has emerged as a new epidemiological category. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of HCA infection on mortality in community-onset Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection (KpBSI). METHODS We conducted a retrospective study in two tertiary-care hospitals over a 6-year period. All adult(More)
BACKGROUND We estimated the nationwide burden of nosocomial S. aureus bloodstream infection (SA-BSI), a major cause of nosocomial infection, in South Korea. METHODS To evaluate the nationwide incidence of nosocomial SA-BSI, cases of SA-BSI were prospectively collected from 22 hospitals with over 500 beds over 4?months. Data on patient-days were obtained(More)
We evaluated risk factors for neutropenic fever and febrile prolonged neutropenia during vincristine-including chemotherapy to treat HIV-related lymphoma to investigate whether protease inhibitor (PI) treatment is associated with infectious complications due to drug interactions with chemotherapeutic agents. We included all HIV patients who received(More)
Little is known about differences between immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) and non-IRIS lymphoma in HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of IRIS and non-IRIS lymphoma in Korean HIV-positive patients on ART compared with lymphoma in those off ART. Of 1490 patients, 41 (3%)(More)
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