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Inflammasomes
Clostridium difficile
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2020

High smoking prevalence among HIV-positive individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Lindayani, L., Yeh, C. Y., Ko, W. C. & Ko, N. Y., 2020 Jan 2, In : Journal of Substance Use. 25, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Meta-Analysis
smoking
Smoking
HIV
Cross-Sectional Studies
2017
Ribotyping
Clostridium difficile
Taiwan
Prophages
Genome
2016
12 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

Ribotyping
Clostridium difficile
ribotypes
Clostridium
Taiwan
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)
Aggregatibacter aphrophilus
Endocarditis
Mitral Valve
rRNA Genes
2019

Prevalence and risk factors for colonization by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing or ST 131 escherichia coli among asymptomatic adults in community settings in Southern Taiwan

Wu, P. C., Wang, J. L., Hsueh, P. R., Lin, P. H., Cheng, M. F., Huang, I. F., Chen, Y. S., Lee, S. S. J., Guang-Yuan, M., Yu, H. C., Hsu, C. L., Wang, F. W., Chen, C. S., Hung, C. H. & Ko, W. C., 2019 Jan 1, In : Infection and Drug Resistance. 12, p. 1063-1071 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Taiwan
Escherichia coli
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Colonic Polyps
Open Access
HIV Seroprevalence
Immunization Programs
Hepatitis B
Taiwan
Hepatitis B virus
2018

Thiazolidinediones and reduced risk of incident bacterial abscess in adults with type 2 diabetes: A population-based cohort study

Wang, J-L., Dong, Y. H., Ko, W-C., Chang, C. H., Wu, L. C., Chuang, L. M. & Chen, P. C., 2018 Dec 1, In : Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 20, 12, p. 2811-2820 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thiazolidinediones
Abscess
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cohort Studies
Population
2016
13 Citations (Scopus)
Klebsiella pneumoniae
beta-Lactamases
Pneumonia
Escherichia coli
Cross Infection
2019
Open Access
Cefazolin
Enterobacteriaceae
Bacteremia
Taiwan
Therapeutics
2016
2 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

Drug Users
Taiwan
HIV-1
Genome
Injections
2019

Clinical Benefit of Empiric High-Dose Levofloxacin Therapy for Adults With Community-onset Enterobacteriaceae Bacteremia

Lee, C. C., Yang, C. Y., Lee, C. H., Hsieh, C. C., Hong, M. Y., Tang, H. J. & Ko, W. C., 2019 Oct, In : Clinical Therapeutics. 41, 10, p. 1996-2007 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Levofloxacin
Enterobacteriaceae
Bacteremia
Mortality
Therapeutics
2018

The ATP-P2X7 signaling axis is an essential sentinel for intracellular Clostridium difficile pathogen-induced inflammasome activation

Liu, Y. H., Chang, Y. C., Chen, L. K., Su, P. A., Ko, W. C., Tsai, Y. S., Chen, Y. H., Lai, H. C., Wu, C. Y., Hung, Y. P. & Tsai, P. J., 2018 Mar 16, In : Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 8, MAR, 84.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inflammasomes
Clostridium difficile
Adenosine Triphosphate
Clostridium Infections
Caspase 1
2019

Determining the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors for the outcomes of Japanese encephalitis in adults: A multicenter study from southern Taiwan

Lo, S. H., Tang, H. J., Lee, S. S. J., Lee, J. C., Liu, J. W., Ko, W. C., Chang, K., Lee, C. Y., Chang, Y. T. & Lu, P. L., 2019 Dec, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 52, 6, p. 893-901 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Japanese Encephalitis
Taiwan
Multicenter Studies
Glasgow Coma Scale
Viral Encephalitis
2020

Reduced economic burden of AIDS-defining illnesses associated with adherence to antiretroviral therapy

Toh, H. S., Yang, C. T., Yang, K. L., Ku, H. C., Liao, C. T., Kuo, S., Tang, H. J., Ko, W. C., Ou, H. T. & Ko, N. Y., 2020 Feb, In : International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 91, p. 44-49 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Economics
Costs and Cost Analysis
Medication Adherence
Cytomegalovirus
2017
3 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

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Taiwan
Candida
Staphylococcus aureus
Outpatients
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Zhang, C. C., Weng, T. C., Su, B. A., Lai, C. C., Chuang, Y. C., Ko, W. C. & Tang, H. J., 2018 Aug, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 51, 4, p. 573-574 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Fosfomycin
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Salvage Therapy
Ceftriaxone
Streptococcus pneumoniae
2017
15 Citations (Scopus)
Hazards
HIV
therapeutics
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
2019
50 Citations (Scopus)
Tenofovir
Lamivudine
HIV Infections
HIV-1
Pharmaceutical Preparations
2018
7 Citations (Scopus)

In vitro activity of ceftazidime–avibactam, ceftolozane–tazobactam, and other comparable agents against clinically important Gram-negative bacilli: Results from the 2017 surveillance of multicenter antimicrobial resistance in Taiwan (SMART)

Jean, S. S., Lu, M. C., Shi, Z. Y., Tseng, S. H., Wu, T. S., Lu, P. L., Shao, P. L., Ko, W. C., Wang, F. D. & Hsueh, P. R., 2018 Jan 1, In : Infection and Drug Resistance. 11, p. 1983-1992 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Klebsiella pneumoniae
Taiwan
Bacillus
Shigella
Escherichia coli
3 Citations (Scopus)

Are we ready for the global emergence of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in Taiwan?

Lu, P. L., Liu, W. L., Lo, H. J., Wang, F. D., Ko, W. C., Hsueh, P. R., Ho, M. W., Liu, C. E., Chen, Y. H., Chen, Y. C., Chuang, Y. C. & Chang, S. C., 2018 Jun, In : Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 117, 6, p. 462-470 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Taiwan
Candida
Disease Outbreaks
Delivery of Health Care
Hospital Laboratories

Evaluating virulence and pathogenesis of Aeromonas Infection in a Caenorhabditis elegans model

Chen, Y. W., Ko, W. C., Chen, C. S. & Chen, P. L., 2018 Dec, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018, 142, e58768.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aeromonas
Caenorhabditis elegans
Toxicity
Virulence
Poisons
2017
10 Citations (Scopus)
Severe Dengue
Partial Thromboplastin Time
Intensive Care Units
Dengue Virus
Cohort Studies
11 Citations (Scopus)
Enterobacteriaceae
Bacteremia
Odds Ratio
Infection
Nursing Homes
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

Corrigendum to “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)” [J Microbiol Immunol Infect 49 (2016) 969–976] (S1684118215000213) (10.1016/j.jmii.2014.12.008))

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., 2018 Jun, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 51, 3, p. 423-424 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Colistin
Carbapenems
Taiwan
Intensive Care Units
Emergency Medicine
6 Citations (Scopus)

QuantiFERON-TB gold plus is a more sensitive screening tool than QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube for latent tuberculosis infection among older adults in long-term care facilities

Chien, J. Y., Chiang, H. T., Lu, M. C., Ko, W. C., Yu, C. J., Chen, Y. H. & Hsueh, P. R., 2018 Aug, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 56, 8, e00427-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Latent Tuberculosis
Long-Term Care
Gold
Taiwan
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
2019
2 Citations (Scopus)

National bundle care program implementation to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units in Taiwan

for the Infection Control Society of Taiwan, 2019 Aug, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 52, 4, p. 592-597 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Bundles
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Taiwan
Intensive Care Units
Mechanical Ventilators
2018
5 Citations (Scopus)

Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae infections: Taiwan aspects

Jean, S. S., Lee, N. Y., Tang, H. J., Lu, M. C., Ko, W. C. & Hsueh, P. R., 2018 Nov 27, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, NOV, 2888.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Enterobacteriaceae Infections
Carbapenems
Taiwan
Enterobacteriaceae
Klebsiella pneumoniae
2017
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

Nervous System Diseases
Taiwan
HIV
Delivery of Health Care
Incidence
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Lactams
Electrophoresis
Bacteria
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Testing
2019

Low seroprevalence of Zika virus infection among adults in Southern Taiwan

Chien, Y. W., Ho, T. C., Huang, P. W., Ko, N. Y., Ko, W. C. & Perng, G. C., 2019 Oct 23, In : BMC infectious diseases. 19, 1, 884.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Taiwan
Dengue Virus
Immunoglobulin G
Dengue
2016
2 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

Aortitis
Salmonella enterica
Bacteremia
Fluoroquinolones
Cephalosporins
12 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

Vibrio vulnificus
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Salvage Therapy
cefpirome
Debridement
1 Citation (Scopus)
Mycological Typing Techniques
Ribosomal Spacer DNA
Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Molecular Typing
Aspergillus fumigatus
2019
Open Access
Fatal Outcome
Dengue
Alanine Transaminase
Platelet Count
Liver
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

RIOK-1 is a suppressor of the p38 MAPK innate immune pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans

Chen, Y. W., Ko, W. C., Chen, C. S. & Chen, P. L., 2018 Apr 17, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 9, APR, 774.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caenorhabditis elegans
p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
Infection
Genetic Epistasis
Aeromonas
2016
26 Citations (Scopus)

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

Aeromonas
Bacteremia
Virulence
Virulence Factors
Infection
2017
Propensity Score
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Bacteremia
Pneumonia
Escherichia coli
2019
Open Access
Bacteremia
Survival
Mortality
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Hospital Emergency Service
2020
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Taiwan
Longitudinal Studies
Cohort Studies
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)
Enterobacteriaceae
beta-Lactamases
Nursing Homes
Hospital Emergency Service
Taiwan
2017
Population Control
Sleep
HIV
Neoplasms
Taiwan
2019

Timing of follow-up blood cultures for community-onset bacteremia

Lee, C. C., Yang, C. Y., Hsieh, C. C., Hong, M. Y., Lee, C. H., Tang, H. J. & Ko, W. C., 2019 Dec 1, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 14500.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bacteremia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Odds Ratio
Therapeutics
Mortality
2018

Two fatal cases of Aeromonas dhakensis bacteremia and necrotizing fasciitis in severe dengue patients

Chang, H. L., Chen, P. L., Lin, S. Y., Chen, T. C., Chang, K., Ko, W. C., Lu, P. L. & Chen, Y. H., 2018 Oct, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 51, 5, p. 692-694 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Severe Dengue
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Aeromonas
Bacteremia
2017

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

Enterobacter cloacae
Carbapenems
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Taiwan
Intensive Care Units
2016
16 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

Colistin
Carbapenems
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Taiwan
Intensive Care Units
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical predictors of the leading pathogens in human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults with community-onset bacteremia in the emergency department: The importance of transmission routes

Lee, C. C., Chou, Y. J., Lin, J. N., Chu, F. Y., Tang, H. J., Lai, C. H., Lin, H. H., Hung, C. C. & Ko, W. C., 2018 Jun, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 51, 3, p. 392-400 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salmonella enterica
Bacteremia
Staphylococcus aureus
Hospital Emergency Service
Salmonella Infections
2019

Nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among clinically important Gram-negative bacteria, with an emphasis on carbapenems and colistin: Results from the Surveillance of Multicenter Antimicrobial Resistance in Taiwan (SMART) in 2018

Lee, Y. L., Lu, M. C., Shao, P. L., Lu, P. L., Chen, Y. H., Cheng, S. H., Ko, W. C., Lin, C. Y., Wu, T. S., Yen, M. Y., Wang, L. S., Liu, C. P., Lee, W. S., Shi, Z. Y., Chen, Y. S., Wang, F. D., Tseng, S. H., Lin, C. N., Chen, Y. H., Sheng, W. H. & 3 others, Lee, C. M., Liao, M. H. & Hsueh, P. R., 2019 Sep, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 54, 3, p. 318-328 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colistin
Carbapenems
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Taiwan