Y. J. Liu

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disease in an immunocompromised patient. However, most cases of M. fortuitum pneumonia were reported before the use of molecular technology for species identifi cation. Newer species such as M. mageritense resemble M. fortuitum and would not have been differentiated without this method. Our patient met the criteria for diagnosing nontuberculous(More)
The cure rates are much lower for multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) patients. Delamanid (OPC-67683) has been evaluated in phase-II MDR-TB clinical trials. Herein, we reviewed MDR-TB cases in which treatment regimens, with/without delamanid, were administered. Thirty-eight patients were enrolled; 26 received delamanid-containing regimens (treatment(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of patients with MDR- and XDR-TB is usually more complex, toxic and costly and less effective than treatment of other forms of TB. However, there is little information available on risk factors for poor outcomes in patients with MDR- and XDR-TB in China. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We retrospectively analyzed the clinical(More)
The AmpSure simultaneous amplification and testing method for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (SAT-TB assay) was designed to diagnose rapidly pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Unfortunately, the diagnostic advantage is unclear from previous small sample studies. In the current inquiry, a large sample size was used to reevaluate the clinical accuracy(More)
In this work, we establish a framework for balanced realization of linear systems subject to regime switching modulated by a continuous-time Markov chain with a finite state space. First, a definition of balanced realization is given. Then a ρ-balanced realization is developed to approximate the system of balancing equations , which is a system of(More)
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