Volume 52, Number 1, February 2019

Review Article

Risk-stratified management strategies for HBV reactivation in RA patients receiving biological and targeted therapy: A narrative review 


Yi-Ming Chen, Sheng-Shun Yang, Der-Yuan Chen

Update on fosfomycin-modified genes in Enterobacteriaceae 


Tsung-Ying Yang, Po-Liang Lu, Sung-Pin Tseng

Recommendations and guidelines for the treatment of pneumonia in Taiwan 


Chih-Chen Chou, Ching-Fen Shen, Su-Jung Chen, Hsien-Meng Chen, Yung-Chih Wang, Wei-Shuo Chang, Ya-Ting Chang, Wei-Yu Chen, Ching-Ying Huang, Ching-Chia Kuo, Ming-Chi Li, Jung-Fu Lin, Shih-Ping Lin, Shih-Wen Ting, Tzu-Chieh Weng, Ping-Sheng Wu, Un-In Wu, Pei-ChinLin, Meng-ChihLin

Original Articles

Influenza vaccination and risk of respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A nationwide population-based case-cohort study 


Hsin-Hui Huang, Su-Jung Chen, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, ... Fu-Der Wang

Hypermucoviscosity, rmpA, and aerobactin are associated with community-acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremic isolates causing liver abscess in Singapore 


Thean Yen Tan, Melissa Ong, Yvonne Cheng, Lily Siew Yong Ng

Safety and efficacy of oral nemonoxacin versus levofloxacin in treatment of community-acquired pneumonia: A phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled, non-inferiority trial 


Jinyi Yuan, Biwen Mo, Zhuang Ma, Yuan Lv, Yanping Yang, Zhaohui Tong, Renguang Wu, Shenghua Sun, Zhaolong Cao, Jufang Wu, Demei Zhu Liwen Chang, Yingyuan Zhang

Prevalence of and risk factors for nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among children in central Taiwan 


Hui-Hsien Pan, Yhu-Chering Huang, Chih-Jung Chen, Fang-Liang Huang, Pei-Ju Ting, Jing-Yang Huang, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Tzou-Yien Lin, Po-Yen Chen, Po-Yen Chen

Characteristics of scrub typhus, murine typhus, and Q fever among elderly patients: Prolonged prothrombin time as a predictor for severity 


Ko Chang, Nan-Yao Lee, Wen-Chien Ko, Wei-Ru Lin, Yen-Hsu Chen Jih-Jin Tsai, Tun-Chieh Chen, Chun-Yu Lin, Ya-Ting Chang, Po-Liang Lu

Predominance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the residents and environments of long-term care facilities in Taiwan 


Chia-Ying Liu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Hsiu-Tzy Chiang, Min-Chi Lu, Ling-Fang Wang, Tsai-Ling Tsa, Mei-Yu Kang, Yi-Ni Jan, Yi-Ting Lo, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hui Tseng Chun-Ming Lee, Po-Ren Hsueh, Infection Control Society of Taiwan

Epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae in otitis media in Taiwanese children 


Ying-Chun Cho, Nan-Chang Chiu, Fu-Yuan Huang, Daniel Tsung-Ning Huang, Lung Chang, Ching-Ying Huang, Yen-Hsin Kung, Kuo-Sheng Lee, Hsin Chi.

Identification of a proteomic biomarker associated with invasive ST1, serotype VI Group B Streptococcus by MALDI-TOF MS 


Hsiao-Chuan Lin, Jang-Jih Lu, Lee-Chung Lin, Cheng-Mao Ho, Kao-Pin Hwang, Yu-Ching Liu, Chao-Jung Chen

Deep sequencing profiles MicroRNAs related to Aspergillus fumigatus infection in lung tissues of mice 


Fei Chen, Xiao-yong Xu, Ming Zhang, Chen Chen, Hong-tao Shao, Yi Shi

Treatment of larva migrans syndrome with long-term administration of albendazole 


Amy Hombu, Ayako Yoshida, Taisei Kikuchi, Eiji Nagayasu, Mika Kuroki, Haruhiko Maruyama

Intestinal parasitic infections: Current status and associated risk factors among school aged children in an archetypal African urban slum in Nigeria 


Vincent P. Gyang, Ting-Wu Chuang, Chien-Wei Liao, Yueh-Lun Lee, Olaoluwa P. Akinwalea AkwaowoOrok, Olusola Ajibaye, Ajayi J. Babasola, Po-Ching Cheng, Chia-Mei Chou, Ying-Chieh Huang, Pasaiko Sonko, Chia-KwungFan

The clinical features and mortality risk factors of cytomegalovirus infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus 


Ming Li Hung, Deh-Feng Huang, Wei-Sheng Chen, Chien-Chih Lai, Ming-Han Chen, Hsien-Tzung Liao, Chang-YouhTsai

Clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients with bacteremia caused by Campylobacter species with an emphasis on the subspecies of C. fetus 


Yen-Hung Liu, Wataru Yamazaki, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Hui Sheng, Po-Ren Hsueh

The influence of breastfeeding in breast-fed infants with atopic dermatitis 


Hao-Pai Lin, Bor-Luen Chiang, Hsin-Hui Yu, Jyh-Hong Lee, Yu-Tsan Lin, Yao-Hsu Yang, Li-Chieh Wang

Safety and effectiveness of tocilizumab in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis – A three-year study in Taiwan 


Ching-Tsai Lin, Wen-Nan Huang, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Yi-Ming Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Tsu-Yi Hsieh, Yi-Hsing Chen

Semaphorin 3A in Ankylosing Spondylitis 


Hsien-Tzung Liao, Yuh-Feng Lin, Chung-Tei Chou, Chang-Youh Tsai

Brief Communications

Three months of rifapentine and isoniazid for latent tuberculosis infection in hemodialysis patients: High rates of adverse events 


Shang-Yi Lin, Yi-Wen Chiu, Po-Liang Lu, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Tun-Chieh Chen, Min-Han Hsieh, Yen-Hsu Chen

Community-acquired bacteremic pneumonia due to Pasteurella multocida subspecies multocida in a patient with poor-control diabetes mellitus 


Wen-Sen Lee, Fu-Lun Chen, Cheng-Hui Wang, Tsong-Yih Ou, Yi-Hsuan Lin, Shio-Shin Jean

Subdural effusion and ischemic stroke complicating meningococcal meningitis in an adult 


Chun-Yu Chang, Tsung-Lang Chiu, Pau-Yuan Chang, Chih-Ming Hu, Lih-Shinn Wang

Early prosthetic joint infection due to Ureaplasma urealyticum: Benefit of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis for diagnosis 


Caroline Rouard, Sabine Pereyre, Sophie Abgrall, Christelle Guillet-Caruba,Pierre Diviné, Nadège Bourgeois-Nicolaos, Sandrine Roy, Véronique Mangin d’Ouince, Cécile Bébéar, Thierry Bégué, FlorenceDoucet-Populaire Show more

Endophthalmitis caused by Purpureocillium lilacinum