Yu-Chia Hsieh

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Recently, there have been increasing numbers of pneumococcal pneumonia cases, with their associated complications. We conducted a retrospective review to increase the understanding of childhood pneumococcal pneumonia. Seventy-one patients with pneumococcal pneumonia were identified. Forty (56.3%) of them developed complicated pneumonia. Multivariate(More)
We conducted an active, population-based laboratory surveillance study to evaluate the epidemiologic features of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in Taiwan. Concurrently, nasopharyngeal colonization of Streptococcus pneumoniae was evaluated among 1128 healthy children aged <or=5 years. The overall incidence was highest among children aged 2-4 years(More)
BACKGROUND Isolates of Coxsackievirus A6 (Cox A6) is increasing clinically in 2009 in Taiwan but detailed clinical features of Cox A6 infections in children have not been reported. This study is to define clinical manifestations and laboratory findings of Cox A6 infection in children. METHODS From January 2004 to December 2009, a total of 4,664 children(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the epidemiology and disease burden of childhood pneumonia in Taiwan, a middle-income country. METHODS Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance database, we analyzed the annual population-based incidence and mortality rate of hospitalizations due to pneumonia in children under 18 years old from 1997 to 2004 in(More)
The 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) has caused significant morbidity and mortality around the world. Safety and immunogenicity studies of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus in children and adolescents are limited. In this prospective, open-label study, 2 doses of a monovalent, unadjuvanted, inactivated, split-virus 2009 pandemic influenza virus A(More)
Influenza A virus is well known for its capability for genetic changes either through antigen drift or antigen shift. Antigen shift is derived from reassortment of gene segments between viruses, and may result in an antigenically novel virus that is capable of causing a worldwide pandemic. As we trace backwards through the history of influenza pandemics, a(More)
BACKGROUND The Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A sequence type (ST) 320 clone, derived from an international Taiwan(19F)-14 (ST236) clone, has become prevalent in many countries. METHODS The dynamics of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) were determined using the database of the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System in Taiwan. The virulence(More)
Little is known about the mechanism of necrotizing pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children. Pulmonary gangrene secondary to vascular thrombosis was reported in adults with necrotizing pneumococcal pneumonia. We conducted a retrospective study of 15 children with a diagnosis of necrotizing pneumococcal pneumonia at National Taiwan University(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the susceptibility trend of vancomycin, teicoplanin, daptomycin, and linezolid against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood isolates of different clones over an 11-year period.From 2000 to 2010, all bloodstream MRSA isolates from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan were prospectively collected.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of bacterial contamination of patients' files, and to compare the colonized bacteria between files from the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) and the surgical ward at the Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. METHODS 180 medical charts were randomly selected from the surgical ICU(More)