Thana Khawcharoenporn

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Non-neoformans cryptococci have been generally regarded as saprophytes and rarely reported as human pathogens. However, the incidence of infection due to these organisms has increased over the past 40 years, with Cryptococcus laurentii and Cryptococcus albidus, together, responsible for 80% of reported cases. Conditions associated with impaired(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a study to evaluate the impact of education and an antibiotic-control program on antibiotic-prescribing practices, antibiotic consumption, antimicrobial resistance, and cost of antibiotics in a tertiary care hospital in Thailand. METHODS A study of the year before and the year after the intervention was performed. Inpatient(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data exist on optimal empiric oral antibiotic treatment for outpatients with cellulitis in areas with a high prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. METHODS We conducted a 3-year retrospective cohort study of outpatients with cellulitis empirically treated at a teaching clinic of(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to examine antibiotic resistance rates and to determine appropriate empiric oral antibiotic for patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs) evaluated and discharged from the ED. METHODS A retrospective, single-institution chart review study from August 2008 to March 2009 was conducted. Adult patients seen in(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced source control (once-daily bathing and 4-times daily oral care with chlorhexidine aqueous solution) and thorough environmental cleaning were implemented in response to an increased incidence of colonization and infection with extremely drug-resistant (XDR) Acinetobacter baumannii in a Thai medical intensive care unit (MICU). METHODS(More)
Data for treatment and outcomes of extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDR-AB) pneumonia are limited. A retrospective cohort study of 236 adult patients with XDR-AB pneumonia was conducted between January 2009 and December 2012. The median age of subjects was 70 years (range 17-95 years), 53% were male, 55% had ventilator-associated(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidences and outcomes of hyperglycemic crises. MATERIAL AND METHOD A retrospective study of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) admitted to Thammasat Hospital between 2006 and 2010 was performed. Incidences, precipitating causes, clinical(More)
Background. Selection of empiric antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs) has become more challenging because of the increasing rates of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MDRE) infections. Methods. This retrospective study was conducted to determine antibiotic resistance patterns, risk factors, and appropriate empiric antibiotic selection for(More)
SETTING Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinics at two Thai tertiary care medical centres. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of tuberculin skin test (TST) guided isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) in combination with antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the prevention of tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN A 4-year prospective comparative study of patients at(More)