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)
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)
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)
Free highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was made available by The Department of Health since April 1997. As a result, the incidence rate of tuberculosis (TB)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection among HIV cases rose from 1.90% to 3.82% during 1993 to 1998 and decreased from 3.82% to 0.94% during 1998 to 2006. The incidence rate of(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study was intended to investigate the impact of implementation of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) bundle care on the incidence of CA-UTI in high-risk units. METHODS Thirteen high-risk units, including medical (n = 5), surgical (n = 3), cardiac intensive care units (n = 2), respiratory care centers (n = 2), and(More)
The World Health Organization has proposed three major challenges in patient safety: healthcare-associated infection (HAI); safe surgery saves lives; and antimicrobial resistance. The first priority for patient safety is to confront HAI, which obviously indicates that HAI has become an important issue in global public health. HAI remains a current challenge(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)