Volume 51, Number 4, August 2018

Review Article

Isolation, genotyping and antimicrobial resistance of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 


Bianca A. Amézquita-López, Marcela Soto-Beltrán, Bertram G. Lee, Jaszemyn C. Yambao, Beatriz Quiñones

Original Articles

Cisplatin along with herbal drug treatment reduces the percentage of regulatory T cells and decreased the severity of experimental visceral leishmaniasis 


Heena Sachdeva, Sukhbir Kaur

Viral dynamics of persistent hepatitis C virus infection in high-sensitive reporter cells resemble patient\'s viremia 


Peiju Tsai, Chun-Chieh Lin, Hung-Yu Sun, Jin-Ching Lee, Ting-Tsung Chang, Kung-Chia Young

Anti-apoptotic activity of Japanese encephalitis virus NS5 protein in human medulloblastoma cells treated with interferon-β 


Jing-Ru Weng, Chun-Hung Hua, Chao-Hsien Chen, Su-Hua Huang, Ching-Ying Wang, Ying-Ju Lin, Lei Wan, Cheng-Wen Lin

Identification of a panel of serum protein markers in early stage of sepsis and its validation in a cohort of patients 


Susana Garcia-Obregon, Mikel Azkargorta, Iratxe Seijas, Javier Pilar-Orive, Francisco Borrego, Felix Elortza, Maria Dolores Boyano, Itziar Astigarraga

Meropenem versus piperacillin/tazobactam with or without immunoglobulin as second-line therapy for febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients 


Ryoji Kobayashi, Daiki Hori, Hirozumi Sano, Daisuke Suzuki, Kenji Kishimoto, Kunihiko Kobayashi

The different modes of binding of the dust mite allergens, Der f 7 and Der p 7, on a monoclonal antibody WH9 contribute to the differential reactivity 


Hsiao-Yun Tai, Jia-Kai Zhou, Chang-Ching Yeh, Ming F. Tam, Sheh-Yi Sheu, Horng-Der Shen

High levels of soluble GPR56/ADGRG1 are associated with positive rheumatoid factor and elevated tumor necrosis factor in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 


Wen-Yi Tseng, Yeong-Jian Jan Wu, Tai-Yun Yang, Nien-Yi Chiang, Wen-Pin Tsai, Siamon Gordon, Gin-Wen Chang, Chang-Fu Kuo, Shue-Fen Luo, Hsi-Hsien Lin

Role of class II P fimbriae and cytokine response in the pathogenesis of Escherichia coli kidney infection in diabetic mice 


Chin-Chung Tseng, Ming-Cheng Wang, Wei-Hung Lin, I-Chuang Liao, Wen-Chung Chen, Ching-Hao Teng, Jing-Jou Yan, An-bang Wu, Jiunn-Jong Wu

Invasive pneumococcal disease caused by ceftriaxone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Taiwan 




The prevalence of rectal carriage of Klebsiella pneumoniae amongst diabetic patients and their clinical relevance in Taiwan: A five-year prospective study 


Yu-Tsung Huang, Ju-Ying Jiang, Meng-Shiuan Hsu, Hsin-Sui Hsu, Chun-Hsing Liao, Po-Ren Hsueh

Propensity-matched analysis of the impact of extended-spectrum β-lactamase production on adults with community-onset Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, and Proteus mirabilis bacteremia 


Ching-Chi Lee, Chung-Hsun Lee, Ming-Yuan Hong, Chih-Chia Hsieh, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Chien Ko

Epidemiology, clinical features, and microbiology of patients with diarrhea in community clinics in Taiwan 


Chih-Yu Chi, Li-Na Liao, Cheng-Mao Ho, Chia-Huei Chou, Mao-Wang Ho, Jen-Hsein Wang

A “Ct contrast”-based strain-specific real-time quantitative PCR system for Lactobacilllus paracasei subsp. paracasei NTU 101 


Chih-Hui Lin, Tsung-Wei Shih, Tzu-Ming Pan

Risk factors and outcomes of cerebrospinal fluid overdrainage in HIV-negative patients with cryptococcal meningitis after the ventriculoperitoneal shunting procedure 


Chih-Wei Hung, Wei-Che Lin, Wen-Neng Chang, Tsung-Ming Su, Chia-Te Kung, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hung-Chen Wang, Chih-Cheng Huang, Ben-Chung Cheng, Yu-Jih Su, Ya-Ting Chang, Chih-Min Su, Sheng-Yuan Hsiao, Cheng-Hsien Lu

Clinical features, antifungal susceptibility, and outcome of Candida guilliermondii fungemia: An experience in a tertiary hospital in mid-Taiwan 


Ting-Yu Tseng, Tsung-Chia Chen, Cheng-Mao Ho, Po-Chang Lin, Chia-Huei Chou, Chia-Ta Tsai, Jen-Hsien Wang, Chih-Yu Chi, Mao-Wang Ho

Enterobius vermicularis infection and its risk factors among pre-school children in Taipei, Taiwan
 


Kuang-Yao Chen, Chuan-Min Yen, Kao-Pin Hwang, Lian-Chen Wang

Citrobacter freundii bacteremia: Risk factors of mortality and prevalence of resistance genes 


Li-Hsiang Liu, Nai-Yu Wang, Alice Ying-Jung Wu, Chih-Chen Lin, Chun-Ming Lee, Chang-Pan Liu

Salvage therapy with intravenous fosfomycin plus ceftriaxone for necrotizing fasciitis caused by penicillin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae 


Chun-Cheng Zhang, Tzu-Chieh Weng, Bo-An Su, Chih-Cheng Lai, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Chien Ko, Hung-Jen Tang

An oil refinery worker at Kaohsiung, with Pseudoxanthomonas kaohsiungensis bloodstream infection presenting as chronic pericarditis and masquerading as tuberculosis pericarditis 


Shu-Fang Kuo, Chen-Hsiang Lee

Capnocytophaga sputigena pneumonia and bacteremia in a patient with diabetes and gastric cancer 


Shih-Hao Lo, Yung-Yun Chang, Ya-Ting Jao, Wen-Hung Wang, Po-Liang Lu, Yen-Hsu Chen