Volume 51, Number 1, February 2018

Review Article

2016 guidelines for the use of antifungal agents in patients with invasive fungal diseases in Taiwan 


Hsiang-Chi Kung, Po-Yen Huang, Wei-Ting Chen, Bor-Sheng Ko, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang, Yin-Ching Chuang on behalf of The Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan, Medical Foundation in Memory of Dr. Deh-Lin Cheng, Foundation of Professor Wei-Chuan Hsieh for Infectious Diseases Research and Education, CY Lee's Research Foundation for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines

Original Articles

Effects of montelukast on M2-related cytokine and chemokine in M2 macrophages 


Yi-Ching Lin, Ming-Yii Huang, Min-Sheng Lee, Chong-Chao Hsieh, Hsuan-Fu Kuo, Chang-Hung Kuo, Chih-Hsing Hung

The blood lipid regulation of Monascus-produced monascin and ankaflavin via the suppression of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol assembly and stimulation of apolipoprotein A1 expression in the liver 


Chun-Lin Lee, Ja-Yan Wen, Ya-Wen Hsu, Tzu-Ming Pan

Incidence and risk factors of herpes zoster in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients initiating combination antiretroviral therapy in Taiwan 


Yi-Chieh Lee, Chien-Ching Hung, Mao-Song Tsai, Jun-Yu Zhang, Pei-Ying Wu, Shang-Ping Yang, Yu-Zhen Luo, Hsi-Yen Chang, Wen-Chun Liu, Hsin-Yun Sun, Shan-Chwen Chang

Antimicrobial activity of biosilver nanoparticles produced by a novel Streptacidiphilus durhamensis strain 


Bogusław Buszewski, Viorica Railean-Plugaru, Paweł Pomastowski, Katarzyna Rafińska, Malgorzata Szultka-Mlynska, Patrycja Golinska, Magdalena Wypij, Dariusz Laskowski, Hanna Dahm

Effects of implementation of an online comprehensive antimicrobial-stewardship program in ICUs: A longitudinal study 


I-Ling Chen, Chen-Hsiang Lee, Li-Hsiang Su, Yu-Chin Lily Wang, Jien-Wei Liu

Influence of ethanol concentration in the phagocytic function of neutrophils against Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in an experimental model 


Chun-Hsiang Chiu, Ying-Chuan Wang, Kuo-Ming Yeh, Jung-Chung Lin, L.K. Siu, Feng-Yee Chang

Enhanced efficacy of imipenem-colistin combination therapy against multiple-drug-resistant Enterobacter cloacae: in vitro activity and a Galleria mellonella model
 


Haifei Yang, Guosheng Chen, Lifen Hu, Yanyan Liu, Jun Cheng, Ying Ye, Jiabin Li

In vitro and in vivo antibacterial activity of tigecycline against Vibrio vulnificus 


Hung-Jen Tang, Chi-Chung Chen, Chih-Cheng Lai, Chun-Cheng Zhang, Tzu-Chieh Weng, Yu-Hsin Chiu, Han-Siong Toh, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Wen-Liang Yu, Wen-Chien Ko, Yin-Ching Chuang

Testicular infection in brucellosis: Report of 34 cases 


Mile Bosilkovski, Viktor Kamiloski, Silvana Miskova, Danco Balalovski, Vesna Kotevska, Mile Petrovski

Resistance to first- and second-line antituberculosis drugs in Southern Taiwan: Implications for empirical treatment 


Cheng-Yu Kuo, Wen-Hung Wang, Chung-Hao Huang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Liang Lu

Infection by the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis induces differential expression of miRNAs in mouse brain 


Ze-Xun Mo, Jin-Qiang Guo, Dan She, Xin Zhang, Santhosh Puthiyakunnon, Xiao-Guang Chen, Zhong-Dao Wu, Jyh-Wei Shin, Li-Wang Cui, Hua Li

Schistosomiasis knowledge, attitude, practices, and associated factors among primary school children in the Siphofaneni area in the Lowveld of Swaziland 


Thokozani S.B. Maseko, Nkosazana R. Mkhonta, Sakhile K.S. Masuku, Sabelo V. Dlamini, Chia-Kwung Fan

Correlation between disease activity of pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus and level of vitamin D in Taiwan: A case–cohort study 


Ting-Chun Lin, Jhong-Yong Wu, Ming-Ling Kuo, Liang-Shiou Ou, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Jing-Long Huang