Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017

Review Article

Antimicrobial peptides as potential anti-biofilm agents against multidrug-resistant bacteria 


Pooi Yin Chung, Ramona Khanum

Original Articles

Molecular and epidemiological study of enterovirus D68 in Taiwan 


Yuan-Pin Huang, Tsuey-Li Lin, Ting-Han Lin, Ho-Sheng Wu

Risk factor analysis and molecular epidemiology of respiratory adenovirus infections among children in northern Taiwan, 2009–2013 


Jia Lu Cheng, Chun-Chih Peng, Nan-Chang Chiu, Li-Chuan Weng, Yu-Ying Chiu, Lung Chang, Daniel Tsung-Ning Huang, Fu-Yuan Huang, Chang-Pan Liu, Hsin Chi

Toxic effect of high concentration of sonochemically synthesized polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated silver nanoparticles on Citrobacter sp. A1 and Enterococcus sp. C1 


Chew Ping Lau, Mohd Firdaus Abdul-Wahab, Jafariah Jaafar, Giek Far Chan, Noor Aini Abdul Rashid

Experimental study of cerebrospinal fluid tumor necrosis factor-alpha release in penicillin- and cephalosporin-resistant pneumococcal meningitis treated with different antibiotic schedules 


M. Vivas, E. Force, C. El Haj, F. Tubau, J. Ariza, C. Cabellos

Evaluation of performance of human immunodeficiency virus antigen/antibody combination assays in Taiwan 


Chun-Kai Chang, Cheng-Feng Kao, Pi-Han Lin, Hui-Lin Huang, Shu-Yuan Ho, Kuo-Chen Wong, Bo-Chang Lin, Chang-Ching Yeh, Chia-Yeh Lee, Chuan-Liang Kao, Chun-Nan Lee, Sui-Yuan Chang, Jyh-Yuan Yang

Faster and economical screening for vancomycin-resistant enterococci by sequential use of chromogenic agar and real-time polymerase chain reaction 


Thean Yen Tan, Boran Jiang, Lily Siew Yong Ng

Comparison of commonly used antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods for evaluating susceptibilities of clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and nonfermentative Gram-negative bacilli to cefoperazone–sulbactam 


Shio-Shin Jean, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Huei Sheng, Wen-Sen Lee, Po-Ren Hsueh

Implementation of a national bundle care program to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection in high-risk units of hospitals in Taiwan 


Chih-Cheng Lai, Chun-Ming Lee, Hsiu-Tzy Chiang, Ching-Tzu Hung, Ying-Chun Chen, Li-Hsiang Su, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Jein-Wei Liu, Chang-Pan Liu, Min-Chi Lu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hui Tseng, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh for the Infection Control Society of Taiwan

DNA adenine methylation modulates pathogenicity of Klebsiella pneumoniae genotype K1 


Chi-Tai Fang, Wen-Ching Yi, Chia-Tung Shun, Shih-Feng Tsai

Virulence factors, antibiotic resistance phenotypes and O-serogroups of Escherichia coli strains isolated from community-acquired urinary tract infection patients in Mexico 


Gloria Luz Paniagua-Contreras, Eric Monroy-Pérez, José Raymundo Rodríguez-Moctezuma, Pablo Domínguez-Trejo, Felipe Vaca-Paniagua, Sergio Vaca

Time-to-positivity of blood culture: An independent prognostic factor of monomicrobial Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia 


Poh-Chang Tang, Ching-Chi Lee, Chia-Wen Li, Ming-Chi Li, Wen-Chien Ko, Nan-Yao Lee

Vancomycin dosing and target attainment in children 


David Hwang, Nan-Chang Chiu, Lung Chang, Chun-Chih Peng, Daniel Tsung-Ning Huang, Fu-Yuan Huang, Hsin Chi

Recent trends in prescribing antibiotics for acute tonsillitis in pediatric ambulatory care in Taiwan, 2000–2009: A nationwide population-based study 


Lo-Yi Chang, Chou-Cheng Lai, Chun-Jen Chen, Ching-Yi Cho, Yu-Cheng Luo, Mei-Jy Jeng, Keh-Gong Wu

Bloodstream infections in pediatric patients with acute leukemia: Emphasis on gram-negative bacteria infections
 


Fu-Chun Kuo, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Fen Shen, Yun-Ju Ma, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Jiann-Shiuh Chen, Chao-Neng Cheng, Ching-Chuan Liu

Changing of bloodstream infections in a medical center neonatal intensive care unit 


I-Ling Chen, Nan-Chang Chiu, Hsin Chi, Chyong-Hsin Hsu, Jui-Hsing Chang, Daniel Tsung-Ning Huang, Fu-Yuan Huang

Perceptions of Clostridium difficile infections among infection control professionals in Taiwan
 


Yuan-Pin Hung, Jen-Chieh Lee, Hsiao-Ju Lin, Chun-Wei Chiu, Jia-Ling Wu, Hsiao-Chieh Liu, I-Hsiu Huang, Pei-Jane Tsai, Wen-Chien Ko

Clinical manifestations and bacteriological features of culture-proven Gram-negative bacterial arthritis 


Wei-Ting Lin, Hung-Jen Tang, Chih-Cheng Lai, Chien-Ming Chao

Molecular characteristics of Clostridium difficile strains from patients with a first recurrence more than 8 weeks after the primary infection 


Yijian Chen, Mamun Ur Rashid, Haihui Huang, Hong Fang, Carl Erik Nord, Minggui Wang, Andrej Weintraub

Brief Communications

Nasal Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among college student athletes in northern Taiwan 


Hong-Kai Wang, Chun-Yen Huang, Chih-Jung Chen, Yhu-Chering Huang

Safety and efficacy of anti-influenza drugs, intravenous peramivir against influenza virus infection in elderly patients with underlying disease 


Kazufumi Takamatsu, Satoshi Marumo, Motonari Fukui, Atsuko Hata

Emergence of Streptococcus suis serotype 9 infection in humans
 


Anusak Kerdsin, Rujirat Hatrongjit, Marcelo Gottschalk, Dan Takeuchi, Shigeyuki Hamada, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Oishi

Caspofungin salvage therapy in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia 


Wen-Sen Lee, Po-Ren Hsueh, Tai-Chin Hsieh, Fu-Lun Chen, Tsong-Yih Ou, Shio-Shin Jean

Rapid identification of Streptococcus intermedius by multiplex polymerase chain reaction 1 week before culture positivity in a patient with antibiotic-treated thalamic brain abscess 


Fon-Yih Tsuang, Yu-Tzu Lin, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Lee-Jene Teng, Jui-Chang Tsai

Pulmonary empyema caused by co-infections of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Fusobacterium necrophorum: A rare case of lemierre syndrome 


Fu-Lun Chen, Shio-Shin Jean, Tsong-Yih Ou, Fang-Lan Yu, Wen-Sen Lee

Extensive community-acquired pneumonia with hemophagocytic syndrome caused by Aeromonas veronii in an immunocompetent patient 


Yee-Huang Ku, Wen-Liang Yu

Aggregatibacter aphrophilus culture-negative endocarditis diagnosed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing in excised mitral valve – A case report 


Yu Liao, Chwan-Yau Luo, Wen-Chien Ko, Po-Lin Chen