Sook Jin Jang

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The 5th year KONSAR surveillance in 2001 was based on routine test data at 30 participating hospitals. It was of particular interest to find a trend in the resistances of enterococci to vancomycin, of Enterobacteriaceae to the 3rd generation cephalosporin and fluoroquinolone, and of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and acinetobacters to carbapenem. Resistance rates(More)
Among 222 Proteus mirabilis clinical isolates collected from 17 hospitals in Korea in 2008, 28 (12.6%) and 8 (3.6%) isolates exhibited extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and AmpC phenotypes, respectively. The most common type of ESBL gene identified by PCR and sequencing experiments was bla(CTX-M-14a) (n = 12). The bla(CTX-M-90) (n = 4), bla(CTX-M-15) (n(More)
We performed time-kill studies of antimicrobial combinations that included minocycline, cefotaxime, and ciprofloxacin with Vibrio vulnificus ATCC 27562. Cefotaxime-plus-ciprofloxacin combinations acted synergistically against V. vulnificus in vitro, and this combination regimen can be a good choice as the empirical treatment for suspected necrotizing(More)
Since accurate identification of species is necessary for proper treatment of Acinetobacter infections, we compared the performances of 4 bacterial identification methods using 167 Acinetobacter clinical isolates to identify the best identification method. To secure more non-baumannii Acinetobacter (NBA) strains as target strains, we first identified(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the yearly prevalence and genotype distribution of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae collected over a 3-yr period in Gwangju, Korea. METHODS Clinical isolates of E. coli and K. pneumoniae collected at Chosun University Hospital from September 15, 2005(More)
We experienced a fatal case caused by Brucella abortus with multifocal necrosis confirmed by culture and polymerase chain reaction. Our case highlights that the clinician should be aware of the potential for fatality when a patient with brucellosis shows dissemination of abscess or nodules with no calcification in the liver, lung, pleura, and spine.
BACKGROUND The clinical significance of the Enterobacter nimipressuralis as human pathogens remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATIONS The microbiologic culture monitoring system of sterile body fluids revealed on an episode of Enterobacter cloacae and Enterobacter amnigenus in blood culture results on the same day; the antibiotic sensitivity and MIC were nearly(More)
The four methods for assigning bacterial species are the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), modified CLSI (mCLSI), phylogenetic analysis (PA) and closest match (CM) methods, these are used to identify the genus and species using 16S rRNA gene sequence results. In this study, the results of identification by these four methods of 37 aerobic(More)
Dear Editor, This paper reports valuable parameters, soluble transferrin receptor-ferritin index (sTfR-F) and estimated body iron (EBI), to make the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in chronic diseases. Based on the textbook definition [1], anemia of chronic diseases do not include anemia caused by bone marrow replacement, blood loss, renal(More)