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Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009

Original Articles

Disease burden and epidemiological characteristics of varicella in Taiwan from 2000 to 2005


Yung-Hsiu Lin, Li-Min Huang, I-Shou Chang, Fang-Yu Tsai, Luan-Yin Chang
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 5 - 12

Apoptotic changes induced in mice splenic tissue due to malaria infection


Mohamed Abd Elmonem Dkhil
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 13 - 18

Predicted epitopes of malarial merozoite surface protein 1 by bioinformatics method: a clue for further vaccine development


Viroj Wiwanitkit
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 19 - 21

Association of tumor necrosis factor–α-308 (G→A) polymorphism and susceptibility to brucellosis


Jafari-Shakib Reza, Rafiei Alireza, Ansari Mostafa, Khalilian Alireza, Hajilooi Mehrdad
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 22 - 26

Differential transcriptional responses between the interferon-γ–induction and iron-limitation models of persistence for Chlamydia pneumoniae


Peter Timms, David Good, Charles Wan, Christina Theodoropoulos, Sanghamitra Mukhopadhyay, James Summersgill, Sarah Mathews
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 27 - 37

Coxsackieviruses infection in northern Taiwan — epidemiology and clinical characteristics


Feng-Bin Yen, Luan-Yin Chang, Chuan-Liang Kao, Ping-Ing Lee, Chun-Min Chen, Chin-Yun Lee, Pei-Lan Shao, Shu-Chien Wang, Chun-Yi Lu, Li-Min Huang
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 38 - 46

Clinical characteristics of patients with Acinetobacter junii infection


Yu-Tse Hung, Yi-Tzu Lee, Ling-Ju Huang, Te-Li Chen, Kwok-Woon Yu, Chang-Phone Fung, Wen-Long Cho, Cheng-Yi Liu
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 47 - 53

Detection and characterization of class 1 integrons among carbapenem-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter spp. in Malaysia


Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Parasakthi Navaratnam, Shamala Devi Sekaran
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 54 - 62

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a tertiary teaching hospital in Taiwan


Yu-Chia Hsieh, Tsong-Yih Ou, Sing-On Teng, Wuan-Chan Lee, Yi-Chun Lin, Jann-Tay Wang, Shan-Chwen Chang, Wen-Sen Lee
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 63 - 68

Lupus anticoagulant in Nigerian patients living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome


Muhammad Alhaji Ndakotsu, Lateef Salawu, Muheez Alani Durosinmi
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 69 - 73

First report on the occurrence of SHV-12 extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae in the Philippines


Esperanza C. Cabrera, Roslyn D. M. Rodriguez
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 74 - 85

Bacterial contamination of patients’ medical charts in a surgical ward and the intensive care unit: impact on nosocomial infections


Sing-On Teng, Wen-Sen Lee, Tsong-Yih Ou, Yu-Chia Hsieh, Wuan-Chan Lee, Yi-Chun Lin
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 86 - 91

Case Report

Pulmonary valve endocarditis in a pregnant woman with a ventricular septal defect


Tsong-Yih Ou, Robert Fu-Chean Chen, Chun-Sen Hsu, Pai-Feng Kao, Fan-Lang Yu, Sing-On Teng, Wen-Sen Lee
Volume 42, Number 1, February 2009, Pages 92 - 95