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Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007

Original Articles

Comparison of the effects of two long-acting beta2-agonists on cytokine secretion by human airway epithelial cells


Jou-Chia Chiu, Jeng-Yuan Hsu, Lin-Shien Fu, Jao-Jia Chu, Chin-Shiang Chi
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 388 - 394

Persistent monocytosis after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy correlated with the development of coronary artery lesions in patients with Kawasaki disease


Ho-Chang Kuo, Chih-Lu Wang, Chi-Di Liang, Hong-Ren Yu, Hsin-Hsu Chen, Lin Wang, Kuender D. Yang
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 395 - 400

Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in ventilator-associated pneumonia at a medical center in southern Taiwan


Ming-Hsin Mai, Hung-Chin Tsai, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yung-Hsing Wang, Yao-Shen Chen, Shue-Ren Wann, Yung-Ching Liu
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 401 - 405

Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in pediatric patients of a university hospital in Taiwan


Po-Yang Chang, Po-Ren Hsueh, Ping-Sheng Wu, Pei-Chun Chan, Tsao-Ton Yang, Chun-Yi Lu, Luan-Yin Chang, Jung-Min Chen, Ping-Ing Lee, Chin-Yun Lee, Li-Min Huang
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 406 - 410

Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella enterica serotype Stanley isolates in Taiwan


Kuan-Ying Huang, Yi-Wen Hong, Mei-Hwei Wang, Chishih Chu, Lin-Hui Su, Chien-Shun Chiou, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 411 - 418

Role of new population of peripheral CD11c+CD8+ T cells and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells during acute and remission stages in rheumatoid arthritis patients


Jun-Kai Kao, Yin-Tzu Hsue, Ching-Yuang Lin
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 419 - 427

Hydatid disease in Iranian children


Setareh Mamishi, Setareh Sagheb, Babak Pourakbari
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 428 - 431

Etiology of blood culture isolates among patients in a multidisciplinary teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur


Rina Karunakaran, Nadeem Sajjad Raja, Kee Peng Ng, Parasakthi Navaratnam
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 432 - 437

Clinical significance of potential contaminants in blood cultures among patients in a medical center


Ching-Chi Lee, Wei-Jeng Lin, Hsin-I Shih, Chi-Jung Wu, Po-Lin Chen, Hsin-Chun Lee, Nan-Yao Lee, Chia-Ming Chang, Li-Rong Wang, Wen-Chien Ko,
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 438 - 444

Case Report

Cytomegalovirus ureteritis — an unreported cause of hematuria in an immunocompetent individual


Tanmaya Goel, Sreedhar Reddy, Joseph Thomas, Ranjani Kudva, Shveta Garg
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 450 - 451

A case of human diphyllobothriasis in northern Taiwan after eating raw fish fillets


Horng-Yuan Lou, Pei-Chun Tsai, Chun-Chao Chang, Yun-Ho Lin, Chien-Wei Liao, Ting-Chang Kao, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Wen-Chung Lee, Chia-Kwung Fan
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 452 - 456

Brief Communications

Evaluation of the routine use of the anaerobic bottle when using the BACTEC blood culture system


Rina Karunakaran, Nadeem Sajjad Raja, Kia Fatt Quek, Victor C.W. Hoe, Parasakthi Navaratnam
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 445 - 449

Editorial

Should fluoroquinolones be first-line antibiotics in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in areas with high incidence of tuberculosis?


Po-Ren Hsueh
Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, Pages 386 - 387