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Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006

Review Article

Avian influenza — a pandemic waiting to happen?


Jang-Pin Liu
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 4 - 10

Original Articles

Simultaneous increases in immune-competent cells and nitric oxide in the spleen during Plasmodium berghei infection in mice


Hossein Nahrevanian, Michael J. Dascombe
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 11 - 17

Identification of two gene loci involved in poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate production in Rhodobacter sphaeroides FJ1


Mei-Kwei Yang, Yu-Chih Lin, Che-Hung Shen
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 18 - 27

The significance of a rapid cold hemagglutination test for detecting mycoplasma infections in children with asthma exacerbation


Ya-Ting Chang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Bor-Luen Chiang
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 28 - 32

Comparison of the effects of nebulized terbutaline with or without intravenous betamethasone on exhaled nitric oxide in children with acute asthma attack


Ming-Yung Lee, Yi-Giien Tsai, Kuender D. Yang, Chih-Hsing Hung
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 33 - 38

Diagnostic value of the Binax NOW assay for identifying a pneumococcal etiology in patients with respiratory tract infection


Dah-Hsing Tzeng, Ya-Ling Lee, Yu-Hui Lin, Che-An Tsai, Zi-Yuan Shi
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 39 - 44

Clinical and laboratory features in the early stage of severe acute respiratory syndrome


Cheng-Kuo Fan, Kuo-Ming Yieh, Ming-Yieh Peng, Jung-Chung Lin, Ning-Chi Wang, Feng-Yee Chang
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 45 - 53

Survey of pertussis in patients with prolonged cough


Jen-Jan Hu, Chun-Yi Lu, Luan-Yin Chang, Chin-Hao Huang, Chen-Cheng Chou, Fu-Yuan Huang, Chin-Yun Lee, Li-Min Huang
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 54 - 58

In vitro activities of 16 antimicrobial agents against clinical isolates of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in two regional hospitals in Taiwan


Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Huei Sheng, Jann-Tay Wang, Hsin-Yun Sun, Hua-Kung Wang, Po-Ren Hsueh, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 59 - 66

Clinical characteristics and risk factors for attributable mortality in Enterobacter cloacae bacteremia


Yi-Chun Lin, Te-Li Chen, Huang-Ling Ju, Huan-Shen Chen, Fu-Der Wang, Kwok-Woon Yu, Chen Yi Liu
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 67 - 72

Case Report

Disseminated invasive aspergillosis in an apparently immunocompetent host


Nadeem Sajjad Raja, Nishi Nihar Singh
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 73 - 77

Painless massive ascites and hypoalbuminemia as the major manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus


Yu-Te Chu, Shyh-Shin Chiou
Volume 39, Number 1, February 2006, Pages 78 - 81