Mei-Yin Lai

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We aimed to determine the clinical and microbiological characteristics of Candida bloodstream infections in children and the impact of therapeutic strategies on outcomes. All pediatric patients with candidemia from a medical center in Taiwan over a 13-year period (2003-2015) were included and a total of 262 patients with 319 episodes of candidemia were(More)
Background: Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) level is widely used in clinical practice as a marker to distinguish between neonates with or without sepsis. However, some neonates with bacteremia have a CRP level within the normal range and they are not well characterized. Methods: All episodes of neonatal culture-proven bloodstream infections (BSIs) between(More)
AIM To assess the characteristics, treatments, risk factors and outcomes of breakthrough candidemia in children. MATERIALS & METHODS Episodes of breakthrough candidemia in children were compared with the remaining episodes in a 13-year cohort study. RESULTS Out of 319 episodes, 45 (14.1%) were breakthrough candidemia. Breakthrough candidemia occurred in(More)
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