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Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008

Original Articles

Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms of MD-1 gene with pediatric and adult asthma in the Taiwanese population


Shih-Wei Lee, Jiu-Yao Wang, Yuan-Chun Hsieh, Ying-Jye Wu, Hsien-Wei Ting, Lawrence Shih-Hsin Wu
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 445 - 449

Epidemiology and diagnostic methodology for enterovirus infection, including cerebrospinal fluid analysis: a 5-year review


Mong-Cheng Lin, Yu-Jiun Chan, Chun-Jen Chen, Ren-Bin Tang, Keh-Gong Wu
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 450 - 455

Comparison of clinical characteristics of amebic liver abscess in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and non-HIV-infected patients


Kuan-Sheng Wu, Hung-Chin Tsai, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yung-Ching Liu, Shue-Ren Wann, Yung-Hsing Wang, Ming-Hsin Mai, Jei-Kuang Chen, Cheng-Len Sy, Kung-Ming Chen, Yi-Jan Chen, Yao-Shen Chen
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 456 - 461

Upregulation of major histocompatibility complex class II, CD83, CD64, and CD14 on polymorphonuclear neutrophils stimulated with interleukin-15


Bahaa Kenawy Abuel-Hussien Abdel-Salam, Hossam Ebaid
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 462 - 468

Phenotypic and molecular identification of lactobacilli isolated from vaginal secretions


Silviya Petrova Dimitonova, Boris Vladimirov Bakalov, Ralitsa Nedkova Aleksandrova-Georgieva, Svetla Trifonova Danova
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 469 - 477

Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in patients with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection


Ying-Shih Su, Jang-Jih J. Lu, Cherng-Lih Perng, Feng-Yee Chang
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 478 - 482

Pyogenic liver abscess: clinical profile, microbiological characteristics, and management in a Hong Kong hospital


Ka-Ho Lok, Kam-Fu Li, Kin-Kong Li, Ming-Leung Szeto
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 483 - 490

Antimicrobial therapy and control of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia in a teaching hospital in Taiwan


Ching-Hsiang Leung, Nai-Yu Wang, Chang-Pan Liu, Li-Chuan Weng, Feng-Chih Hsieh, Chun-Ming Lee
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 491 - 498

A hospital-based screening study of latex allergy and latex sensitization among medical workers in Taiwan


Ching-Tsai Lin, Dong-Zong Hung, Der-Yuan Chen, Hsin-Ju Wu, Jong-Liang Lan, Yi-Hsing Chen
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 499 - 506

Genotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella enterica serotype Panama isolated in Taiwan


Hao-Yuan Lee, Yao-Jong Yang, Lin-Hui Su, Chih-Hao Hsu, Yen-Ming Fu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 507 - 512

Evaluation of biofilm production, gelatinase activity, and mannose-resistant hemagglutination in Acinetobacter baumannii strains


Nural Cevahir, Melek Demir, Ilknur Kaleli, Melahat Gurbuz, Soner Tikvesli
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 513 - 518

Case Report

Percutaneous nephrostomy tube-associated bacteremia caused by Corynebacterium urealyticum


Chen-Shuan Chung, Chun-Hsing Liao, Shih-Lung Cheng, Tsui-Hsien Lin, Po-Ren Hsueh
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 525 - 527

Isolated tuberculous epididymitis masquerading as a scrotal tumor


Wei-Chieh Miu, Hui-Ming Chung, Yung-Cheng Tsai, Fu-Jinn Luo
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 528 - 530

Brief Communications

Comparisons between scolex and membrane antigens of Cysticercus fasciolaris and Cysticercus cellulosae larvae for immunodiagnosis of neurocysticercosis


Nitin Shukla, Nuzhat Husain, Jyotsna, Suman Gupta, Mazhar Husain
Volume 41, Number 6, December 2008, Pages 519 - 524