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Patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) have impaired immunity and thus are predisposed to infections. Few studies have attempted to evaluate Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in LC patients. Therefore, this study prospectively evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of 642 episodes of SAB from August 1, 2008 to September 31, 2010. Of 642(More)
The anti-influenza effects of camostat, a serine protease inhibitor, on in vivo influenza infections were evaluated. Mice which received non-adapted human influenza viruses intranasally, developed a reproducible infection with very low mortality. The infection was readily detected by the recovery of the virus from an oropharyngeal swab. Five-week-old ICR(More)
Because Enterococcus avium is rarely isolated from blood cultures, little is known about the clinical features and outcomes of bacteremia caused by this organism, formerly called “group Q streptococcus”. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical features and outcomes of patients with clinically significant bacteremia caused by E. avium presenting at a(More)
The administration of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) within 2 days after the onset of symptoms (early NAI therapy) has been shown to reduce mortality in adult patients with severe influenza. However, there is no sufficiently solid evidence supporting the effectiveness of early NAI therapy on mortality. We reviewed the clinical data from 506 adult patients(More)
Healthcare personnel (HCP) can acquire influenza and transmit it to patients and other hospital staff. The aim of this study was to evaluate the attack rate of HCP by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus during the 2009 pandemic influenza season in Korea. HCP infected with H1N1 virus were asked to fill out a questionnaire, which included job type, method of(More)
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