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Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017

Emergence of Streptococcus suis serotype 9 infection in humans
 


Anusak Kerdsin, Rujirat Hatrongjit, Marcelo Gottschalk, Dan Takeuchi, Shigeyuki Hamada, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Oishi
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 545 - 546

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 547 - 548

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 549 - 551

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 552 - 554

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


Yee-Huang Ku, Wen-Liang Yu
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 555 - 556

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 557 - 558

Review Article

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


Pooi Yin Chung, Ramona Khanum
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 405 - 410

Original Articles

Molecular and epidemiological study of enterovirus D68 in Taiwan 


Yuan-Pin Huang, Tsuey-Li Lin, Ting-Han Lin, Ho-Sheng Wu
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 411 - 417

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 418 - 426

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 427 - 434

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 435 - 439

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 440 - 447

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 448 - 453

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 454 - 463

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 464 - 470

DNA adenine methylation modulates pathogenicity of Klebsiella pneumoniae genotype K1 


Chi-Tai Fang, Wen-Ching Yi, Chia-Tung Shun, Shih-Feng Tsai
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 471 - 477

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 478 - 485

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 486 - 493

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 494 - 499

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 500 - 506

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 507 - 513

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 514 - 520

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 521 - 526

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


Wei-Ting Lin, Hung-Jen Tang, Chih-Cheng Lai, Chien-Ming Chao
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 527 - 531

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 532 - 536

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 537 - 540

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
Volume 50, Number 4, August 2017, Pages 541 - 544