Wai-ting Hui

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BACKGROUND Laribacter hongkongensis has been recovered from several patients with gastroenteritis. However, the causative role of this organism in human gastroenteritis is still unproven, and sources of the bacterium are unknown. We undertook a multicentre case-control study to investigate the association of L hongkongensis with gastroenteritis. METHODS(More)
A new selective medium, cefoperazone MacConkey agar (CMA), was developed for primary isolation of Laribacter hongkongensis from stool. Its performance in quantitative recovery and in a clinical evaluation of 4,741 human diarrheal stool specimens was superior to that of charcoal cefoperazone deoxycholate agar. In addition, with CMA, Arcobacter butzleri was(More)
Streptococcus iniae, a widely distributed fish pathogen, is known to cause rare cases of human infection. We describe 2 cases of invasive S. iniae infection, one with septic arthritis complicating chronic gout and the other with bacteremic cellulitis. Both patients were Chinese and have been regularly handling fresh fish for cooking. Both isolates were(More)
In a territory-wide surveillance study, Laribacter hongkongensis was isolated solely from freshwater fish (60% of grass carps, 53% of bighead carps, and 25% of mud carps). Comparing the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns of fish and patient isolates revealed that most patient isolates were clustered together, suggesting that some clones could be more(More)
Using paired serum samples obtained from patients with illness associated with increases in anti-human coronavirus OC43 (HCoV-OC43) or anti-HCoV-229E antibodies, we examined the possibility of false-positive results detected in a recombinant severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) nucleocapsid protein immunoglobulin G(More)
A highly reproducible and discriminative typing system is essential for better understanding of the epidemiology of Penicillium marneffei, the most important thermal dimorphic fungus causing respiratory, skin, and systemic mycosis in Southeast Asia. The sequences of 11 housekeeping genes were identical among 10 strains of P. marneffei, but those of MP1 and(More)
UNLABELLED Purpose of this descriptive study was to examine the relationship between ideal body image and family support in Pacific Islander. The subjects were 120 residences (65 with diabetes and 55 without diabetes) of a housing project in Hawaii. Data were collected by interview using the following questionnaires: The Family Behavior Checklist, the(More)
An aerobic gram-negative bacterium was isolated from the blood and sputum of an 84-year-old, chair-bound nursing home resident with acute bacteremic pneumonia. Although the phenotypic characteristics suggested that the bacterium could be Burkholderia pseudomallei, the Vitek 1 system (GNI+), which can successfully identify 99% of B. pseudomallei strains,(More)
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