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Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018

Original Articles

Clinical outcomes and prognostic factors
of patients with severe influenza receiving
intravenous peramivir salvage therapy in
intensive care units 


Ching-Yuan Yeh, Fu-Der Wang, Yu-Chung Chuang, Chia-Jui Yang, ... Wang-Huei Sheng
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 697 - 704

Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia 


Jung-Jr Ye, Shian-Sen Shie, Chun-Wen Cheng, Jeng-How Yang, ... Ching-Tai Huang
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 705 - 716

The incidence rate, trend and microbiological aetiology of prosthetic joint infection after total knee arthroplasty: A 13 years’ experience from a tertiary medical center in Taiwan 


Fu-Der Wang, Yu-Ping Wang, Cheng-Fong Chen, Hsin-Pai Chen
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 717 - 722

Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli bacteremia: Comparison of pediatric and adult populations 


Wan-Lin Tsai, Chih-Hsin Hung, Hui-An Chen, Jiun-Ling Wang,I-Fei Huang, Yee-Hsuan Chiou, Yao-Shen Chen, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Wan-Yu Hung, Ming-Fang Cheng
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 723 - 731

Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a newly developed tri-component diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine in a murine model 


Dong Ho Huh, Seung Beom Han, Hye Jo Shin, Dong Ho Ahn, Gi Sub Choi, Kyu Ri Kang, Bo Ram Kim, Jin HanKang
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 732 - 739

Analyses of clinical and laboratory characteristics of dengue adults at their hospital presentations based on the World Health Organization clinical-phase framework: Emphasizing risk of severe dengue in the elderly 


Hong-Jie Kuo, Ing-Kit Lee, Jien-Wei Liu
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 740 - 748

Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of human parainfluenza virus infections of children in southern Taiwan 


Kai-Wen Wu, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Fen Shen, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Jen-Ren Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 749 - 755

Nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among otherwise healthy children aged between 2 months and 5 years in northern Taiwan, 2005–2010 


Meng-Shan Tsai, Chih-Jung Chen, Tzou-Yien Lin, Yhu-Chering Huang
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 756 - 762

Predictors of polymyxin B treatment failure in Gram-negative healthcare-associated infections among critically ill patients 


Bahiah Ismail, Mohd Nazri Shafei, Azian Harun, Saedah Ali, ... Zakuan Zainy Deris
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 763 - 769

Desiccation and ethanol resistances of multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii embedded in biofilm: The favorable antiseptic efficacy of combination chlorhexidine gluconate and ethanol 


Shyh-Ren Chiang, FangJung, Hung-JenTang, Chung-Hua Chen, Chi-Chung Chen, Hsiu-Yin Chou, Yin-Ching Chuang
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 770 - 777

Ureaplasma spp. in male infertility and its relationship with semen quality and seminal plasma components 


Yun Heng Zhou, Hong Xia Ma, Xiao Xing Shi, Yang Liu
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 778 - 783

Efficacy of isoniazid salvage therapy for latent tuberculosis infection in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory disorders – A retrospective cohort study in Taiwan 


Shiang-Fen Huang, Ming-Han Chen, Fu-Der Wang, Chang-Youh Tsai, ... Wei-Juin Su
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 784 - 793

Investigation of a nosocomial outbreak of fungemia caused by Candida pelliculosa (Pichia anomala) in a Korean tertiary care center 


JiwonJung, Young Sook Moon, Jung A.Yoo, Ji-Hun Lim, Joseph Jeong, Jae-BumJun
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 794 - 801

Clinical characteristics, radiologic findings, risk factors and outcomes of serum galactomannan-negative invasive pulmonary aspergillosis 


Jiwon Jung, Mi Young Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sung-Han Kim
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 802 - 809

Low-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia in non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected immunocompromised patients: A single-center retrospective observational cohort study 


Kei Nakashima, Masahiro Aoshima, Tamao Nakashita, Masahiko Hara, Ayumu Otsuki, Satoshi Noma, Masafumi Misawa, Yoshihito Otsuka, Shinji Motojima
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 810 - 820

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium at a university hospital in Taiwan, 2002–2015: Fluctuation of genetic populations and emergence of a new structure type of the Tn1546-like element 


An-Jing Kuo, Jwu-Ching Shu, Tsui-Ping Liu, Jang-Jih Lu, Ming-Hsun Lee, Ting-Shu Wu, Lin-Hui Su,Tsu-LanWu
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 821 - 828

M2 macrophage subset decrement is an indicator of bleeding tendency in pediatric dengue disease 


Min-Sheng Lee, Yu-Hsin Tseng, Yen-Chun Chen, Chang-Hung Kuo, Shih-Ling Wang, Mei-Hsiu Lin, Yu-Fen Huang, Yu-Wen Wang, Yi-Ching Lin, Chih-Hsing Hung
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 829 - 838

C-reactive protein levels can predict positive 18F-FDG PET/CT findings that lead to management changes in patients with bacteremia 


Han-Yu Tsai, Ming-Hsun Lee, Chih-Hsing Wan, Lan-YanYang, Tzu-Chen Yen, Jing-RenTseng
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 839 - 846

Clinical features, outcomes, and molecular characteristics of an outbreak of Staphylococcus haemolyticus infection, among a mass-burn casualty patient group, in a tertiary center in northern Taiwan 


Peng-Hao Chang, Tsui-Ping Liu, Po-Yen Huang, Shu-Yu Lin, Jung-Fu Lin, Chun-Fu Yeh, Shih-Cheng Chang, Ting-Shu Wu, Jang-JihLu
Volume 51, Number 6, December 2018, Pages 847 - 855