Yu-Tzu Tsao

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BACKGROUND The emergence of interstitial pneumonia (IP) in patients with hematological malignancy (HM) is becoming a challenging scenario in current practice. However, detailed characterization and investigation of outcomes and risk factors on survival have not been addressed. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 42,584 cancer patients covering(More)
The emergence of highly active antiretroviral therapy using combinations of reverse transcriptase and protease inhibitors ushered the dawn of a new era in management of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is an adverse consequence of the restoration of pathogen-specific immune responses during the early phase(More)
Pylephlebitis, also called septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein, is a life-threatening complication of intra-abdominal infection. Although rare, it remains a less recognized entity with a high rate of mortality. We present a 66-year-old man with acute infected choledocholithiasis complicated with Bacteroides fragilis bacteremia. The contrast-enhanced(More)
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is recognized as a paradoxical worsening of preexisting or smoldering opportunistic infections in patients with human immunodeficiency virus on highly active antiretroviral therapy because of the recuperating of immune system. We report a 42-year-old man on antiretroviral therapy with silent mycobacterium(More)