Shu-Hui Tseng

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In 1997, Taiwan made highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) available without cost to HIV-infected persons; in 2001, a national web-based surveillance system was implemented. Healthcare workers use the system to monitor patients' conditions and can intervene when necessary. Free HAART, coupled with the surveillance system, appears to have increased(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but the impact of S. aureus HAIs on the long-term survival and functional status of hospitalized patients remain unknown. This study aimed to examine whether S. aureus HAIs increase the risks for long-term mortality and disability. METHODS We conducted a(More)
Concurrent melioidosis, leptospirosis, and scrub typhus after rural activities is rarely reported. A 19-year-old previously healthy man had fever onset after 2 weeks of military training. Pneumonia became evident on the fifth day of fever under intravenous penicillin and oral minocycline therapy. Acute respiratory failure developed the next day with shock(More)
Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taiwan, ROC Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, ROC Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, ROC Department of Internal Medicine,(More)
Multi-drug-resistant organisms are increasingly recognized as a global public health issue. Healthcare-associated infection and antimicrobial resistance are also current challenges to the treatment of infectious diseases in Taiwan. Government health policies and the health care systems play a crucial role in determining the efficacy of interventions to(More)
The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976, but the outbreak of Ebola virus disease that began in Guinea, West Africa, in December 2013 shocked the world. It is the largest and most severe epidemic of Ebola virus disease to date. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that inadequate implementation of the policy of acquiring travel(More)
Antibiotic-resistant microorganisms continue to emerge and spread. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the three major challenges in patient safety. In 2011, the World Health Organization designated “Combat antimicrobial resistance” as the theme for World Health Day, stating “no action today, no cure tomorrow.” We need to actively confront the issue of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in the residents and environments of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in Taiwan. METHODS We prospectively investigated the distribution of MDROs in residents of six LTCFs and their environments from January 2015 to December 2015 (intervention period). Active(More)
Faculty and staff in Taiwanese technical colleges are required to perform school self-evaluations. Most members of technical colleges come from postsecondary schools and are thus unfamiliar with school self-evaluation procedures. An effective school self-evaluation involves a complete ECB,(1) making it necessary to build faculty and staff evaluation(More)