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Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015

Successful salvage therapy with micafungin for Candida empyema thoracis 


Pai-Yang Lin, Shio-Shin Jean, Tsong-Yih Ou, Fu-Lun Chen, Wen-Sen Lee
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 459 - 460

Empyema necessitatis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis 


Wen-Sen Lee, Shio-Shin Jean, Kuan-Jen Bai, Carlos Lam, Chin-Wang Hsu, Ray-Jade Chen
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 461 - 462

Cryptococcus neoformans in sputum and lung aspiration cytology smears 


I-Shiow Jan, Wern-Cherng Cheng, Shyh-Chyi Lo, Ming-Hsiang Weng, Li-Na Lee
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 463 - 464

Review Article

A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy of serum 1,3-β-d-glucan for invasive fungal infection: Focus on cutoff levels 


Song He, Ju-Ping Hang, Ling Zhang, Fang Wang, De-Chun Zhang, Fang-Hong Gong
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 351 - 361

Original Articles

Effects of vegetation type on microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen in subalpine mountain forest soils 


Anita Ravindran, Shang-Shyng Yang
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 362 - 369

Fine typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates using direct repeat unit and staphylococcal interspersed repeat unit typing methods 


Cheng-Mao Ho, Mao-Wang Ho, Chi-Yuan Li, Jang-Jih Lu
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 370 - 375

Interferon gamma polymorphisms associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis in a Han Taiwanese population 


Shih-Wei Lee, Tzu-Yi Chuang, Hsiu-Han Huang, Kuei-Fang Lee, Tina Tu-Wen Chen, Yung-Hsi Kao, Lawrence Shih-Hsin Wu
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 376 - 380

Immune responses to latent tuberculosis antigen Rv2659c in Chinese populations 


Xue-juan Bai, Yan Liang, You-rong Yang, Ning Li, Xiao-yan Zhang, Hui-ru An, Jun-xian Zhang, Dan Chen, Lan Wang, Xue-qiong Wu
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 381 - 389

Proton pump inhibitor usage and the associated risk of pneumonia in patients with chronic kidney disease 


Chih-Hung Chen, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Hsiu-Li Lin, Yi-Tsung Lin, Jung-Min Chou, Shih-Ping Hsu, Chang-Phone Fung
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 390 - 396

Genotypes and phenotypes of Staphylococcus lugdunensis isolates recovered from bacteremia 


Sung-Pin Tseng, Yu-Tzu Lin, Jui-Chang Tsai, Wei-Chun Hung, Hsiao-Jan Chen, Pi-Fang Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh, Lee-Jene Teng
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 397 - 405

Clinical experience and microbiologic characteristics of invasive Staphylococcus lugdunensis infection in a tertiary center in northern Taiwan 


Jung-Fu Lin, Chun-Wen Cheng, An-Jing Kuo, Tsui-Ping Liu, Chien-Chang Yang, Ching-Tai Huang, Ming-Hsun Lee, Jang-Jih Lu
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 406 - 412

Epidemiology of community-acquired bacteremia among infants in a medical center in Taiwan, 2002–2011 


Yung-Tien Ting, Chun-Yi Lu, Pei-Lan Shao, Ping-Ing Lee, Jong-Min Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh, Li-Min Huang, Luan-Yin Chang
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 413 - 418

Early identification of microorganisms in blood culture prior to the detection of a positive signal in the BACTEC FX system using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry 


Ming-Cheng Wang, Wei-Hung Lin, Jing-Jou Yan, Hsin-Yi Fang, Te-Hui Kuo, Chin-Chung Tseng, Jiunn-Jong Wu
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 419 - 424

Clinical significance of time to positivity for yeast in candidemia 


Liang-Yu Chen, Su-Pen Yang, Te-Li Chen, Shu-Yuan Liao, Yin-Yin Chen, Yu-Jiun Chan, Liang-Kung Chen, Fu-Der Wang
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 425 - 430

Correlation between antimicrobial consumption and incidence of health-care-associated infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci at a university hospital in Taiwan from 2000 to 2010 



Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 431 - 436

Risk factors for microbiologic failure among Taiwanese adults with Mycobacterium abscessus complex pulmonary disease 


Yu-Jung Tung, Sheikh Omer Bittaye, Jong-Rung Tsai, Chun-Yu Lin, Chung-Hao Huang, Tun-Chieh Chen, Wei-Ru Lin, Ko Chang, Chung-Chih Lai, Po-Liang Lu, Yen-Hsu Chen
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 437 - 445

Case Report

Haemophilus parainfluenzae urethritis among homosexual men 


Meng-Shiuan Hsu, Mei-Yu Wu, Tsui-Hsien Lin, Chun-Hsing Liao
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 450 - 452

Rothia prosthetic knee joint infection 


Manish N. Trivedi, Prashant Malhotra
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 453 - 455

Breakthrough disseminated cryptococcosis during micafungin therapy 


Wen-Sen Lee, Tai-Chin Hsieh, Tsong-Yih Ou, Sing-On Teng, Fu-Lun Chen, Fu-Der Wang
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 456 - 458

Brief Communications

Clinical and laboratory findings of 97 pediatric brucellosis patients in central Turkey 


Tamer Yoldas, Hasan Tezer, Aslinur Ozkaya-Parlakay, Tulin Revide Sayli
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 446 - 449

Pyrosequencing reveals an oseltamivir-resistant marker in the quasispecies of avian influenza A (H7N9) virus
 


Chee-Keng Mok, Shih-Cheng Chang, Guang-Wu Chen, Yu-Lun Lo, Shu-Jen Chen, Ho-Sheng Wu, Ming-Tsan Liu, Feng-Yee Chang, Tzou-Yien Lin, Shin-Ru Shih
Volume 48, Number 4, August 2015, Pages 465 - 469