Zhao-hui Tong

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Appropriate antimicrobial treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) should be based on the distribution of aetiological pathogens, antimicrobial resistance of major pathogens, clinical characteristics and outcomes. We performed a prospective observational study of 955 cases of adult CAP in 14 hospitals in eight Asian countries. Microbiological(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the pathogens, clinical manifestations, prognosis of and the risk factors for pulmonary mycosis in China. METHODS All cases of pulmonary mycosis from 16 centers in 10 cities from Jan. 1998 to Dec. 2007 that met the diagnostic criteria were included for clinical, microbiological and radiological analysis. RESULTS Totally 474(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the values of soluble mesothelin-related peptides (SMRPs), including mesothelin and megakaryocyte potentiating factor, in serum and/or pleural fluid for diagnosing malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) have been extensively studied, the exact diagnostic accuracy of these SMRPs remains controversial. The purpose of the present meta-analysis(More)
BACKGROUND As a result of extensive use of fluroquinlones and cephalosporins, urinary tract pathogens producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) pose a considerable clinical challenge in the treatment of UTIs. In the present study we retrospectively assessed the susceptibility of E. coli strains to fosfomycin trometamol and other antibiotics commonly(More)
The JmjC domain-containing histone demethylases can remove histone lysine methylation and thereby regulate gene expression. The JmjC domain uses iron Fe(II) and α-ketoglutarate (αKG) as cofactors in an oxidative demethylation reaction via hydroxymethyl lysine. We hypothesize that reactive oxygen species will oxidize Fe(II) to Fe(III), thereby attenuating(More)
INTRODUCTION Since 2008, severe cases of emerging human adenovirus type 55 (HAdV-55) in immunocompetent adults have been reported sporadically in China. The clinical features and outcomes of the most critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by HAdV-55 requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and/or(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracoscopy is highly sensitive and accurate for detecting pleural effusions. However, most respiratory physicians are not familiar with the use of the more common rigid thoracoscope or the flexible bronchoscope, which is difficult to manipulate within the pleural cavity. The semi-rigid thoracoscope combines the best features of the flexible and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is characterized by a macrophage-lymphocyte alveolitis and granuloma formation. A wide range of cytokines have been implicated in the pathophysiology and development of granulomas in HP, but there is no information about the production of interleukin-12 (IL-12) and IL-18 by alveolar(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. METHODS Thirty patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma diagnosed between January 2006 and June 2012 in our hospital were studied retrospectively. Clinical manifestations, radiological characteristics, endoscopic features, histopathology,(More)
BACKGROUND Guideline concordance for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) varies across different countries. OBJECTIVE To explore how the medical staff of ICUs in China comprehend and practice VTE prophylaxis. METHOD Questionnaires comprising 39 questions and including 4 dimensions of(More)