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A prospective study was performed to determine serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) from Chinese children <5 years old meeting pneumonia criteria. A total of 3865 children were enrolled and 338 S. pneumoniae isolates were obtained. The most frequent serotypes were 19F (55.6%), 19A (13.9%), 23F(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Etanercept (Enbrel), a recombinant tumor necrosis factor receptor fusion protein, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of etanercept in combination with methotrexate (MTX) and MTX alone in Taiwanese patients with(More)
  • M Young
  • 2000
Advances in surgical techniques enable select patients with rectal cancer to have sphincter-saving procedures that restore the continuity of the GI tract, eliminating the need for a permanent colostomy. One of the preferred surgical options is the construction of a coloanal reservoir or colonic J-pouch. This procedure is usually performed in two stages (two(More)
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