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Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801089/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-patients-with-bacteremia-caused-by-campylobacter-species-with-an-emphasis-on-the-subspecies-of-c-fetus
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Yen-Hung Liu, Wataru Yamazaki, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Hui Sheng, Po-Ren Hsueh
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to investigate the clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients with bacteremia caused by Campylobacter species. METHODS: From April 1998 to May 2014, 56 adults with bacteremia caused by Campylobacter species were evaluated. These Campylobacter species isolates were confirmed to the species level using 16S rRNA gene sequencing (all isolates) and multiplex PCR analysis (for C. fetus only). The performance of identification for Campylobacter species by the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS was evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781151/2016-guideline-strategies-for-the-use-of%C3%A2-antifungal-agents-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-or-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients-in-taiwan
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REVIEW
Bor-Sheng Ko, Wei-Ting Chen, Hsiang-Chi Kung, Un-In Wu, Jih-Luh Tang, Ming Yao, Yee-Chun Chen, Hwei-Fang Tien, Shan-Chwen Chang, Yin-Ching Chuang, Dong-Tsamn Lin
The Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan (IDST), the Hematology Society of Taiwan, the Taiwan Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Medical Foundation in Memory of Dr. Deh-Lin Cheng, Foundation of Professor Wei-Chuan Hsieh for Infectious Diseases Research and Education, and CY Lee's Research Foundation for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines cooperatively published this guideline for the use of antifungal agents in hematological patients with invasive fungal diseases (IFDs) in Taiwan. The guideline is the first one endorsed by IDST focusing on selection of antifungal strategies, including prophylaxis, empirical (or symptom-driven) and pre-emptive (or diagnostic-driven) strategy...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781150/2016-guidelines-for-the-use-of-antifungal-agents-in-patients-with-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-taiwan
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REVIEW
Hsiang-Chi Kung, Po-Yen Huang, Wei-Ting Chen, Bor-Sheng Ko, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang, Yin-Ching Chuang
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, and CY Lee's Research Foundation for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines have updated the guidelines for the use of antifungal agents in adult patients with invasive fungal diseases in Taiwan. This guideline replaces the 2009 version. Recommendations are provided for Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus and Mucormycetes. The focus is based on up-to-date evidence on indications for treatment or prophylaxis of the most common clinical problems...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778594/aortic-root-abscess-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-treated-with-medical-therapy-only-a-case-report
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LETTER
Hsien-Wei Tseng, Guan-Jhou Chen, Ching-Chu Lu, Sung-Ching Pan, Yih-Sharng Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778593/immunologic-evaluation-of-extracted-intestinal-proteins-from-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-adult-worms
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Chien-Yu Lee, Po-Ching Cheng, Chen-Hsun Ho, Chia-Kwung Fan, David Chao
BACKGROUND: To determine whether intestinal Angiostrongylus cantonensis antigens can induce protective immunity in rats, gut antigens prepared from female adults (FAGP) and somatic antigens prepared from both male (MA) and female (FA) adult worms were used to immunize rats. METHODS: Rats were immunized twice with MA, FA, or FAGP antigens and then challenged with 50 third-stage A. cantonensis larvae, and different readouts were used to monitor protective immunity...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779879/low-dose-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-treatment-for-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-non-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-immunocompromised-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
#6
Kei Nakashima, Masahiro Aoshima, Tamao Nakashita, Masahiko Hara, Ayumu Otsuki, Satoshi Noma, Masafumi Misawa, Yoshihito Otsuka, Shinji Motojima
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The efficacy of low-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) may be acceptable for the treatment of pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, with a low incidence of adverse reactions. This study is aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of such a regimen for the treatment of non-HIV PCP. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 24 consecutive patients diagnosed with non-HIV PCP who were treated with low-dose TMP-SMX (TMP, 4-10 mg/kg/day; SMX, 20-50 mg/kg/day)...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778595/isolation-genotyping-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
#7
REVIEW
Bianca A Amézquita-López, Marcela Soto-Beltrán, Bertram G Lee, Jaszemyn C Yambao, Beatriz Quiñones
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an enteric pathogen linked to outbreaks of human gastroenteritis with diverse clinical spectra. In this review, we have examined the currently methodologies and molecular characterization techniques for assessing the phenotypic, genotypic and functional characteristics of STEC O157 and non-O157. In particular, traditional culture and isolation methods, including selective enrichment and differential plating, have enabled the effective recovery of STEC. Following recovery, immunological serotyping of somatic surface antigens (O-antigens) and flagellum (H-antigens) are employed for the classification of the STEC isolates...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754237/treatment-of-larva-migrans-syndrome-with-long-term-administration-of-albendazole
#8
Amy Hombu, Ayako Yoshida, Taisei Kikuchi, Eiji Nagayasu, Mika Kuroki, Haruhiko Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Larva migrans syndrome is a food-borne parasitic disease in humans, caused by accidental ingestion of eggs or larvae of ascarid nematodes, namely, Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, or Ascaris suum, the roundworms commonly found in the intestines of dogs, cats and pigs respectively. When a patient is diagnosed as having larva migrans syndrome, oral-administration of albendazole is recommended, however, the regimen remains controversial worldwide. In Japan, the duration of albendazole administration is longer than those of European and North American countries...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736223/semaphorin-3a-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#9
Hsien-Tzung Liao, Yuh-Feng Lin, Chung-Tei Chou, Chang-Youh Tsai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To determine serum semaphorin 3A (Sema 3A) levels in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Serum Sema 3A was measured in 46 AS patients and 30 healthy controls (HCs). For the patients, we recorded demographic data, disease activity, functional index & global assessment, detected human leukocyte antigen-B27 (HLA-B27), and measured erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) & C-reactive protein (CRP). RESULTS: Sema 3A was higher in AS patients than in HCs (3...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736222/hypermucoviscosity-rmpa-and-aerobactin-are-associated-with-community-acquired-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremic-isolates-causing-liver-abscess-in-singapore
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Thean Yen Tan, Melissa Ong, Yvonne Cheng, Lily Siew Yong Ng
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective study investigated the clinical etiology of community-acquired bacteremic Klebsiellapneumoniae infections, and characterized laboratory and genetic markers which may be associated with primary liver abscess (PLA). METHODS: Community-onset K. pneumoniae bacteremic episodes from 2010 to 2011 were identified from the laboratory information system. Isolates were retrieved for susceptibility testing, hypermucoviscosity testing, PCR-based serotyping (K1, K2 and K5) and PCR detection of virulence genes (rmpA, alls, kfu and aerobactin)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728904/clostridium-tetani-bacteremia-in-a-patient-with-cirrhosis-following-transarterial-chemoembolization-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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LETTER
Chih-Cheng Lai, Chi-Chung Chen, Hui-Jine Hsu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716360/comparison-of-synergism-between-colistin-fosfomycin-and-tigecycline-against-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-or-with-carbapenem-resistance
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Yee-Huang Ku, Chi-Chung Chen, Mei-Feng Lee, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Liang Yu
PURPOSE: To investigate the synergistic and bactericidal effects of antimicrobial combinations of any two of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline against the nine extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) clinical isolates, including 4 carbapenem-susceptible strains and five imipenem and/or meropenem-resistant strains. METHODS: In vitro synergism and bactericidal activity of combination of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline were evaluated by time-kill studies in standard inoculum of bacterial densities of a suspension containing 5 × 10(5) CFU/mL by using 1/2× MIC for each alone, and both 1/2× and 1/4× MIC for any two drugs...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711431/highly-prevalent-emmstg840-0-and-emmstc839-0-types-of-erythromycin-non-susceptible-group-g-streptococcus-isolated-from-bacteremia-in-southern-taiwan
#13
Po-Xing Zheng, Yuen-Chi Chan, Chien-Shun Chiou, Cheng-Lu Hsieh, Chuan Chiang-Ni, Jiunn-Jong Wu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Group G Streptococcus (GGS) infections in human have increased. Treatment relied on antibiotic therapy, including erythromycin. However, information regarding the dominant strains and erythromycin susceptibility in GGS bacteremia is limited. METHODS: A total of 134 GGS were isolated from patients with bacteremia in a university hospital of southern Taiwan during 1993-2010. The erythromycin susceptibility was determined by disc diffusion and agar dilution assays...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709840/rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis-due-to-coexistent-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-and-anti-myeloperoxidase-antibody
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LETTER
Chung-Yi Cheng, Tso-Hsiao Chen, Yuh-Moe Sue, Wen-Sen Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734675/safety-and-effectiveness-of-tocilizumab-in-treating-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-three-year-study-in-taiwan
#15
Ching-Tsai Lin, Wen-Nan Huang, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Yi-Ming Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Tsu-Yi Hsieh, Yi-Hsing Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of tocilizumab (TCZ) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a real-world clinical setting in Taiwan. METHOD: All refractory RA patients who initiated intravenous TCZ between August 2012 and March 2015 were enrolled. Data on patient characteristics, drug safety and effectiveness were collected. RESULTS: A total of 114 RA patients were recruited. Despite the majority of them (93%) had previous biologic failure, 43...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712817/clinical-features-and-dynamic-ordinary-laboratory-tests-differentiating-dengue-fever-from-other-febrile-illnesses-in-children
#16
Chih-Ho Chen, Yi-Chuan Huang, Kuang-Che Kuo, Chung-Chen Li
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is not easily to be diagnosed before presentation of the classic symptoms. The study aimed to investigate the clinical features and dynamic laboratory tests in pediatric patients to facilitate dengue diagnosis. METHODS: This retrospective study examined the medical records of all pediatric patients who were clinically suspected to have dengue from June to December 2014. Laboratory-positive dengue cases were confirmed by detecting non-structural protein NS1, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction of dengue virus, and dengue-specific IgM seroconversion...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711436/a-simple-method-for-rapid-microbial-identification-from-positive-monomicrobial-blood-culture-bottles-through-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Jung-Fu Lin, Mao-Cheng Ge, Tsui-Ping Liu, Shih-Cheng Chang, Jang-Jih Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rapid identification of microbes in the bloodstream is crucial in managing septicemia because of its high disease severity, and direct identification from positive blood culture bottles through matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) can shorten the turnaround time. Therefore, we developed a simple method for rapid microbiological identification from positive blood cultures by using MALDI-TOF MS. METHODS: We modified previously developed methods to propose a faster, simpler and more economical method, which includes centrifugation and hemolysis...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711435/prevalence-and-comparative-analysis-of-the-type-iv-secretion-system-in-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitan
#18
Chih-Chin Liu, Chang-Hua Chen, Chuan Yi Tang, Kuan-Hsueh Chen, Zhao-Feng Chen, Shih-Hao Chang, Chi-Ying Tsai, Ming-Li Liou
BACKGROUD/PURPOSE: Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans has emerged as one of the aetiological agents in periodontal disease. Although Type IV secretion systems (T4SSs) are widely distributed in many bacteria, the genetic features and distribution of T4SSs in A. actinomycetemcomitans remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of A. actinomycetemcomitans serotypes and their T4SSs in a Taiwanese population. METHODS: A comparative analysis of 20 A...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698043/pulmonary-empyema-caused-by-co-infections-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-and-fusobacterium-necrophorum-a-rare-case-of-lemierre-syndrome
#19
LETTER
Fu-Lun Chen, Shio-Shin Jean, Tsong-Yih Ou, Fang-Lan Yu, Wen-Sen Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739436/efficacy-of-isoniazid-salvage-therapy-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-patients-with-immune-mediated-inflammatory-disorders-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#20
Shiang-Fen Huang, Ming-Han Chen, Fu-Der Wang, Chang-Youh Tsai, Chang-Phone Fung, Wei-Juin Su
BACKGROUND: Active tuberculosis (TB) in patients with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) was associated with use of biological agents for immune-mediated inflammatory disorders (IMIDs). For decreasing active TB, isoniazid prophylaxis therapy was administered before biologic therapy among IMID patients with LTBI. However, for patients who had been received biologics for a long time with unknown status of LTBI or exposure history of active TB, the prevalence of LTBI and efficacy of isoniazid therapy were unclear...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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