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  • Wen-Chien Ko
2016

Aeromonas dhakensis, an increasingly recognized human pathogen

Chen, P. L., Lamy, B. & Ko, W. C., 2016 Jan 1, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 7, MAY, 793.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

31 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)
14 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of the near full-length genome of a novel HIV-1 CRF01-AE/CRF07-BC recombinant in an injection drug user from Southern Taiwan

Lee, N. Y., Wang, J. C., Lin, Y. C., Wu, C. J., Li, C. W., Li, M. C., Wang, S. W., Tseng, F. C. & Ko, W. C., 2016 Jun, In : AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 32, 6, p. 588-594 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
6 Citations (Scopus)
3 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Monomicrobial Aeromonas and Vibrio bacteremia in cirrhotic adults in southern Taiwan: Similarities and differences

Syue, L-S., Chen, P-L., Wu, C. J., Lee, N-Y., Lee, C. C., Li, C-W., Li, M-C., Tang, H. J., Hsueh, P. R. & Ko, W-C., 2016 Aug 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 49, 4, p. 509-515 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Multiple brain abscesses due to aspergillus fumigatus in a patient with liver cirrhosis: A case report

Tang, H. J., Liu, W. L., Chang, T. C., Li, M. C., Ko, W. C., Wu, C. J., Chuang, Y. C. & Lai, C. C., 2016 Mar 4, In : Medicine (United States). 95, 9, e2813.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

New drugs for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections in the era of increasing antimicrobial resistance

Syue, L-S., Chen, Y. H., Ko, W-C. & Hsueh, P. R., 2016 Apr 1, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 47, 4, p. 250-258 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

23 Citations (Scopus)

Predominance of clostridium difficile ribotypes 017 and 078 among toxigenic clinical isolates in southern Taiwan

Hung, Y. P., Huang, I. H., Lin, H. J., Tsai, B. Y., Liu, H. C., Liu, H. C., Lee, J. C., Wu, Y. H., Tsai, P-J. & Ko, W. C., 2016 Nov, In : PloS one. 11, 11, e0166159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Rates of susceptibility of carbapenems, ceftobiprole, and colistin against clinically important bacteria collected from intensive care units in 2007: Results from the Surveillance of Multicenter Antimicrobial Resistance in Taiwan (SMART)

Jean, S. S., Lee, W. S., Yu, K. W., Liao, C. H., Hsu, C. W., Chang, F. Y., Ko, W. C., Chen, R. J., Wu, J. J., Chen, Y. H., Chen, Y. S., Liu, J. W., Lu, M. C., Lam, C., Liu, C. Y. & Hsueh, P. R., 2016 Dec 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 49, 6, p. 969-976 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Recent developments in antibiotic agents for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections

Lin, S. Y., Huang, C. H., Ko, W. C., Chen, Y. H. & Hsueh, P. R., 2016 Feb 11, In : Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 17, 3, p. 339-354 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

5 Citations (Scopus)

RNA polymerase B subunit gene mutations in biofilm-embedded methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus following rifampin treatment

Tang, H. J., Lai, C. C., Hsueh, P. R., Chen, C. C., Wu, K. Y., Lin, Y. C., Zhang, C. C., Weng, T. C., Chiu, Y. H., Toh, H. S., Chiang, S. R., Yu, W. L., Ko, W. C. & Chuang, Y. C., 2016 Jun 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 49, 3, p. 394-401 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Salmonella infective endocarditis

Cheng, W. L., Li, C-W., Li, M-C., Lee, N-Y., Lee, C. C. & Ko, W-C., 2016 Jun 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 49, 3, p. 313-320 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

11 Citations (Scopus)

Tigecycline salvage therapy for necrotizing fasciitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus: Case report in a child

Lin, Y. S., Hung, M. H., Chen, C. C., Huang, K. F., Ko, W. C. & Tang, H. J., 2016 Feb 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 49, 1, p. 138-141 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Tigecycline therapy for bacteremia and aortitis caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis: A case report

Tang, H. J., Chen, C. C. & Ko, W-C., 2016 Feb 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 49, 1, p. 131-133 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Validation and Application of a Commercial Quantitative Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase-PCR Assay in Investigation of a Large Dengue Virus Outbreak in Southern Taiwan

Tsai, H. P., Tsai, Y. Y., Lin, I. T., Kuo, P. H., Chang, K. C., Chen, J. C., Ko, W. C. & Wang, J. R., 2016 Oct 12, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 10, 10, e0005036.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Zoonotic potential of the Clostridium difficile RT078 family in Taiwan

Tsai, B. Y., Ko, W. C., Chen, T. H., Wu, Y. C., Lan, P. H., Chen, Y. H., Hung, Y. P. & Tsai, P. J., 2016 Oct 1, In : Anaerobe. 41, p. 125-130 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
2017
13 Citations (Scopus)

A disease model of muscle necrosis caused by aeromonas dhakensis infection in caenorhabditis elegans

Chen, P. L., Chen, Y. W., Ou, C. C., Lee, T. M., Wu, C. J., Ko, W. C. & Chen, C. S., 2017 Jan 4, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 7, JAN, 2058.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Age-related trends in adults with community-onset bacteremia

Lee, C. C., Wang, J. L., Lee, C. H., Hung, Y. P., Hong, M. Y., Chang, C. M. & Ko, W. C., 2017 Dec, In : Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 61, 12, e01050.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)
13 Citations (Scopus)

Cephalosporin-glycopeptide combinations for use against clinical methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates: Enhanced in vitro antibacterial activity

Tang, H. J., Lai, C. C., Chen, C. C., Zhang, C. C., Weng, T. C., Yu, W. L., Chen, H. J., Chiu, Y. H., Ko, W. C. & Chuang, Y. C., 2017 May 18, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, MAY, 884.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
17 Citations (Scopus)
8 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative genomic analysis of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 strains including the newly sequenced strain NCKUH-21 isolated from a patient in Taiwan

Suzuki, H., Tomita, M., Tsai, P. J., Ko, W. C., Hung, Y. P., Huang, I. H. & Chen, J. W., 2017 Nov 29, In : Gut Pathogens. 9, 1, 70.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corrigendum to “Carbapenem susceptibility among Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Enterobacter cloacae isolates obtained from patients in intensive care units in Taiwan in 2005, 2007, and 2009” [Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;81(4):290–295] (S0732889314004076)(10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.09.027)

Jean, S. S., Lee, W. S., Bai, K. J., Yu, K. W., Hsu, C. W., Liao, C. H., Chang, F. Y., Ko, W. C., Wu, J. J., Chen, Y. H., Chen, Y. S., Liu, J. W., Lu, M. C., Liu, C. Y., Chen, R. J. & Hsueh, P. R., 2017 Mar 1, In : Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 87, 3, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Dielectrophoresis System for Testing Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Gram-Negative Bacteria to β-Lactam Antibiotics

Su, I. H., Ko, W. C., Shih, C. H., Yeh, F. H., Sun, Y. N., Chen, J. C., Chen, P. L. & Chang, H. C., 2017 Apr 18, In : Analytical chemistry. 89, 8, p. 4635-4641 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of hepatitis A virus seroprevalence among HIV-positive adults in Taiwan

Taiwan HIV Study Group, 2017 Oct, In : PloS one. 12, 10, e0186338.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
14 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of factors for physicians to facilitate early differential diagnosis of scrub typhus, murine typhus, and Q fever from dengue fever in Taiwan

Chang, K., Lee, N. Y., Ko, W. C., Tsai, J. J., Lin, W. R., Chen, T. C., Lu, P. L. & Chen, Y. H., 2017 Feb 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 50, 1, p. 104-111 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

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

for the & Infection Control Society of Taiwan, 2017 Aug, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 50, 4, p. 464-470 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Incidence of Neurological Disorders among HIV-Infected Individuals with Universal Health Care in Taiwan from 2000 to 2010

Tsai, Y. T., Chen, Y. C., Hsieh, C. Y., Ko, W. C. & Ko, N. Y., 2017 Aug 15, In : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 75, 5, p. 509-516 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Increasing resistance to fluoroquinolones among Haemophilus species in Southern Taiwan

Chang, C. M., Tang, H. J., Wang, L. R., Shih, H. I., Huang, C. C., Lee, N. Y., Lee, C. C. & Ko, W. C., 2017 Apr, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 50, 2, p. 258-260 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Perceptions of Clostridium difficile infections among infection control professionals in Taiwan

Hung, Y. P., Lee, J. C., Lin, H. J., Chiu, C. W., Wu, J. L., Liu, H. C., Huang, I. H., Tsai, P. J. & Ko, W. C., 2017 Aug, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 50, 4, p. 521-526 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Presence of multidrug-resistant organisms in the residents and environments of long-term care facilities in Taiwan

Lee, C. M., Lai, C. C., Chiang, H. T., Lu, M. C., Wang, L. F., Tsai, T. L., Kang, M. Y., Jan, Y. N., Lo, Y. T., Ko, W. C., Tseng, S. H. & Hsueh, P. R., 2017 Apr, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 50, 2, p. 133-144 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence of and risk factors for methicillinresistant staphylococcus aureus colonization among human immunodeficient virus-infected outpatients in taiwan: Oral candida colonization as a comparator

Wua, C. J., Ko, W. C., Ho, M. W., Lin, H. H., Yange, Y. L., Lin, J. N., Huang, I. W., Wang, H. Y., Lai, J. F., Shiau, Y. R., Hsieh, L. Y., Chena, H. T., Lin, C. C., Chu, W. L., Lo, H. J. & Lauderdale, T. L., 2017 Jan 1, In : Journal of Oral Microbiology. 9, 1, 446.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Role of rifampin for the treatment of bacterial infections other than mycobacteriosis

Lee, C. Y., Huang, C. H., Lu, P. L., Ko, W. C., Chen, Y. H. & Hsueh, P. R., 2017 Nov, In : Journal of Infection. 75, 5, p. 395-408 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Citations (Scopus)

The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery: Defining a model for antimicrobial stewardship-results from an international cross-sectional survey

Sartelli, M., Labricciosa, F. M., Barbadoro, P., Pagani, L., Ansaloni, L., Brink, A. J., Carlet, J., Khanna, A., Chichom-Mefire, A., Coccolini, F., Di Saverio, S., May, A. K., Viale, P., Watkins, R. R., Scudeller, L., Abbo, L. M., Abu-Zidan, F. M., Adesunkanmi, A. K., Al-Dahir, S., Al-Hasan, M. N. & 144 others, Alis, H., Alves, C., Araujo da Silva, A. R., Augustin, G., Bala, M., Barie, P. S., Beltrán, M. A., Bhangu, A., Bouchra, B., Brecher, S. M., Caínzos, M. A., Camacho-Ortiz, A., Catani, M., Chandy, S. J., Jusoh, A. C., Cherry-Bukowiec, J. R., Chiara, O., Colak, E., Cornely, O. A., Cui, Y., Demetrashvili, Z., De Simone, B., De Waele, J. J., Dhingra, S., Di Marzo, F., Dogjani, A., Dorj, G., Dortet, L., Duane, T. M., Elmangory, M. M., Enani, M. A., Ferrada, P., Esteban Foianini, J., Gachabayov, M., Gandhi, C., Ghnnam, W. M., Giamarellou, H., Gkiokas, G., Gomi, H., Goranovic, T., Griffiths, E. A., Guerra Gronerth, R. I., Haidamus Monteiro, J. C., Hardcastle, T. C., Hecker, A., Hodonou, A. M., Ioannidis, O., Isik, A., Iskandar, K. A., Kafil, H. S., Kanj, S. S., Kaplan, L. J., Kapoor, G., Karamarkovic, A. R., Kenig, J., Kerschaever, I., Khamis, F., Khokha, V., Kiguba, R., Kim, H. B., Ko, W. C., Koike, K., Kozlovska, I., Kumar, A., Lagunes, L., Latifi, R., Lee, J. G., Lee, Y. R., Leppäniemi, A., Li, Y., Liang, S. Y., Lowman, W., Machain, G. M., Maegele, M., Major, P., Malama, S., Manzano-Nunez, R., Marinis, A., Martinez Casas, I., Marwah, S., Maseda, E., McFarlane, M. E., Memish, Z., Mertz, D., Mesina, C., Mishra, S. K., Moore, E. E., Munyika, A., Mylonakis, E., Napolitano, L., Negoi, I., Nestorovic, M. D., Nicolau, D. P., Omari, A. H., Ordonez, C. A., Paiva, J. A., Pant, N. D., Parreira, J. G., Pedziwiatr, M., Pereira, B. M., Ponce-de-Leon, A., Poulakou, G., Preller, J., Pulcini, C., Pupelis, G., Quiodettis, M., Rawson, T. M., Reis, T., Rems, M., Rizoli, S., Roberts, J., Pereira, N. R., Rodríguez-Baño, J., Sakakushev, B., Sanders, J., Santos, N., Sato, N., Sawyer, R. G., Scarpelini, S., Scoccia, L., Shafiq, N., Shelat, V., Sifri, C. D., Siribumrungwong, B., Søreide, K., Soto, R., de Souza, H. P., Talving, P., Trung, N. T., Tessier, J. M., Tumbarello, M., Ulrych, J., Uranues, S., Van Goor, H., Vereczkei, A., Wagenlehner, F., Xiao, Y., Yuan, K. C., Wechsler-Fördös, A., Zahar, J. R., Zakrison, T. L., Zuckerbraun, B., Zuidema, W. P. & Catena, F., 2017 Aug 1, In : World Journal of Emergency Surgery. 12, 1, 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
11 Citations (Scopus)

Timing of appropriate empirical antimicrobial administration and outcome of adults with community-onset bacteremia

Lee, C. C., Lee, C. H., Hong, M. Y., Tang, H. J. & Ko, W. C., 2017 May 26, In : Critical Care. 21, 1, 119.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Treatment of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in HIV-infected patients: a review

Huang, Y. S., Yang, J. J., Lee, N. Y., Chen, G. J., Ko, W. C., Sun, H. Y. & Hung, C. C., 2017 Sep 2, In : Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy. 15, 9, p. 873-892 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

12 Citations (Scopus)