Pao-Yu Chen

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BACKGROUND The incidence of candidemia varied between hospitals and different study periods. Few, if any, studies provide the reasons. This hospital-based population study aimed to describe and compare the patient population hospitalized in 2002 and 2010 and determine the disease-specific incidences of candidemia and evaluate the impact of time to initiate(More)
Background Treatment options for vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) bloodstream infection (BSI) are limited. Daptomycin, although not currently approved for this indication, is frequently used for the treatment of VRE-BSI. Its optimal dose still needs to be determined. Methods We conducted a prospective, observational, cohort study during 2010-2015.(More)
By virtue of medical advances and an aging society, people have increased opportunities for healthcare exposure. Little is known about the impact of healthcare exposure on the clinical features and molecular typing of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia. We classified the onset of MSSA bacteremia into 3 mutually exclusive(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the etiology of pulmonary complications of human immunodeficiency virus-(HIV)-1-infected patients in Taiwan in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). METHODS From July 2009 to March 2012, a prospective observational study was conducted to identify the etiology of pulmonary complications in HIV-1-infected(More)
Sir, It has been pointed out that oral anti-MRSA antibiotics can be used as step-down therapy for healthcare-associated infections or as initial therapy for community-associated infections. Fusidic acid (FA) is one of the oral antibiotics with activity against MRSA and has been widely used in different parts of the world including Taiwan. – 4 The prevalence(More)
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