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Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015

Arteriovenous fistula-related bacteremia caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a uremic patient 


Wen-Sen Lee, Tsong-Yih Ou, Tai-Chin Hsieh, Fu-Lun Chen, Shio-Shin Jean
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 578 - 579

Empyema thoracis due to Nocardia otitidiscaviarum 


Chung-Hao Huang, Po-Ren Hsueh, Yen-Hsu Chen
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 580 - 581

Review Article

Role of calcium channels in cellular antituberculosis effects: Potential of voltage-gated calcium-channel blockers in tuberculosis therapy 


Lele Song, Ruina Cui, Yourong Yang, Xueqiong Wu
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 471 - 476

Original Articles

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis in Taiwan: A hospital-based study with reference to the population-based National Health Insurance database 


Chien-Sheng Wu, Chi-Jeng Hsieh, Yu-Sen Peng, Ting-Hui Chang, Zong-Ying Wu
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 477 - 482

The value of total protein in guiding management of infectious parapneumonic effusion by using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry 


Chih-Yung Chiu, Sen-Yung Hsieh, Kin-Sun Wong, Shen-Hao Lai, Jen-Kun Chen, Jing-Long Huang
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 483 - 489

Molecular characteristics and virulence factors in methicillin-susceptible, resistant, and heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus from central-southern China 


Cailin Liu, Zhong-ju Chen, Ziyong Sun, Xianju Feng, Mingxiang Zou, Wei Cao, Shanmei Wang, Ji Zeng, Yue Wang, Mingyue Sun
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 490 - 496

Management and outcome of adults with skin and soft tissue infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary hospital in central Taiwan 


Soon-Hian Teh, Chih-Yu Chi, Po-Chang Lin, Cheng-Mao Ho, Chia-Hui Chou, Chia-Ta Tsai, Jen-Hsien Wang, Mao-Wang Ho
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 497 - 503

Application of next-generation sequencing to study ascitic microbiome in cirrhotic patients with or without spontaneous bacterial peritonitis 


Ye Feng, Chyi-Liang Chen, Tsung-Hsing Chen, Yi-Hua Liang, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Chun-Yen Lin, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 504 - 509

High prevalence of Streptococcus agalactiae from vaginas of women in Taiwan and its mechanisms of macrolide and quinolone resistance 


Wen-Tsung Lee, Mei-Chin Lai
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 510 - 516

Demography and burden of care associated with patients readmitted for urinary tract infection 


Shawn H. MacVane, Lindsay O. Tuttle, David P. Nicolau
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 517 - 524

Comparison of pneumonia- and non-pneumonia-related Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia: Impact on empiric therapy and antibiotic resistance 


Sing-On Teng, Muh-Yong Yen, Tsong-Yih Ou, Fu-Lun Chen, Fang-Lan Yu, Wen-Sen Lee
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 525 - 530

Antimicrobial susceptibility and clinical outcomes of Candida parapsilosis bloodstream infections in a tertiary teaching hospital in Northern Taiwan 


Chih-Chen Lin, Chang-Pan Liu, Feng-Chih Hsieh, Chun-Ming Lee, Wei-Sheng Wang
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 552 - 558

Identification, epidemiological relatedness, and biofilm formation of clinical Chryseobacterium indologenes isolates from central Taiwan 


Yi-Cheng Chang, Hsueh-Hsia Lo, Hsiu-Ying Hsieh, Shan-Min Chang
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 559 - 564

Case Report

A rare nonfatal presentation of disseminated Chromobacterium violaceum sepsis 


Ashwin Rajendra Saboo, Ramaa Vijaykumar, Sushma Uttam Save, Sandeep Bhalchandra Bavdekar
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 574 - 577

Brief Communications

Emergence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive ST59 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus with high cytolytic peptide expression in association with community-acquired pediatric osteomyelitis complicated by pulmonary embolism 


Emi Sawanobori, Wei-Chun Hung, Tomomi Takano, Koji Hachuda, Tadahiro Horiuchi, Wataru Higuchi, Wei-Wen Hung, Yasuhisa Iwao, Akihito Nishiyama, Ivan Reva, Galina Reva, Lee-Jene Teng, Tatsuo Yamamoto
Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015, Pages 565 - 573