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A case of COVID-19 and pneumonia returning from Macau in Taiwan: Clinical course and anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG dynamic

Lee, N. Y., Li, C. W., Tsai, H. P., Chen, P. L., Syue, L. S., Li, M. C., Tsai, C. S., Lo, C. L., Hsueh, P. R. & Ko, W. C., 2020 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
11 Citations (Scopus)
30 Citations (Scopus)

Acrophialophora fusispora brain abscess in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: A case report and review of the literature

Li, C-W., Lee, H. C., Chang, T. C., Wan, J. Y., Chen, H. M., Wu, C. J., Lee, N-Y., Chang, C-M., Lee, C. C. & Ko, W-C., 2013 Jul 1, In : Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 76, 3, p. 368-371 4 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Acute psychosis related to use of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole in the treatment of HIV-infected patients with pneumocystis Jirovecii pneumonia: A multicentre, retrospective study

Lee, K. Y., Huang, C. H., Tang, H. J., Yang, C. J., Ko, W. C., Chen, Y. H., Lee, Y. C. & Hung, C. C., 2012 Nov 1, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 67, 11, p. 2749-2754 6 p., dks283.

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21 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.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Aeromonas aquariorum septicemia and enterocolitis in a cirrhotic patient

Wu, C. J., Tsai, P. J., Chen, P. L., Wu, I. C., Lin, Y. T., Chen, Y. H., Wang, L. R. & Ko, W. C., 2012 Dec 1, In : Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 74, 4, p. 406-408 3 p.

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16 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.

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27 Citations (Scopus)

Aeromonas isolates from fish and patients in Tainan City, Taiwan: genotypic and phenotypic characteristics

Wu, C. J., Ko, W. C., Lee, N. Y., Su, S. L., Li, C. W., Li, M. C., Chen, Y. W., Su, Y. C., Shu, C. Y., Lin, Y. T. & Chen, P. L., 2019 Nov 1, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 85, 21, e01360-19.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
16 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.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Agreement assessment of tigecycline susceptibilities determined by the disk diffusion and broth microdilution methods among commonly encountered resistant bacterial isolates: Results from the Tigecycline in Vitro Surveillance in Taiwan (TIST) study, 2008 to 2010

Liu, J. W., Ko, W. C., Huang, C. H., Liao, C. H., Lu, C. T., Chuang, Y. C., Tsao, S. M., Chen, Y. S., Liu, Y. C., Chen, W. Y., Jang, T. N., Lin, H. C., Chen, C. M., Shi, Z. Y., Pan, S. C., Yang, J. L., Kung, H. C., Liu, C. E., Cheng, Y. J., Chen, Y. H. & 9 others, Lu, P. L., Sun, W., Wang, L. S., Yu, K. W., Chiang, P. C., Lee, M. H., Lee, C. M., Hsu, G. J. & Hsueh, P. R., 2012 Mar 1, In : Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 56, 3, p. 1414-1417 4 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Ambulatory independence is associated with higher incidence of latent tuberculosis infection in long-term care facilities in Taiwan

Lin, S. Y., Chien, J. Y., Chiang, H. T., Lu, M. C., Ko, W. C., Chen, Y. H. & Hsueh, P. R., 2019 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection.

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Open Access

A new health threat in Europe: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 infections

Wu, C. J., Hsueh, P. R. & Ko, W-C., 2011 Oct 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 44, 5, p. 390-393 4 p.

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32 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Antimicrobial-resistant Nocardia isolates, Taiwan, 1998-2009

Lai, C. C., Liu, W. L., Ko, W-C., Chen, Y. H., Tang, H. J., Huang, Y. T. & Hsueh, P. R., 2011 Mar 15, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 52, 6, p. 833-834 2 p.

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29 Citations (Scopus)

Antimicrobial susceptibilities and molecular epidemiology of clinical isolates of Clostridium difficile in Taiwan

Lin, Y. C., Huang, Y. T., Tsai, P. J., Lee, T. F., Lee, N. Y., Liao, C. H., Lin, S. Y., Ko, W. C. & Hsueh, P. R., 2011 Apr 1, In : Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 55, 4, p. 1701-1705 5 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)
6 Citations (Scopus)

Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial pathogens associated with community-acquired respiratory tract infections in Asia: Report from the Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infection Pathogen Surveillance (CARTIPS) study, 2009-2010

Wang, H., Chen, M., Xu, Y., Sun, H., Yang, Q., Hu, Y., Cao, B., Chu, Y., Liu, Y., Zhang, R., Yu, Y., Sun, Z., Zhuo, C., Ni, Y., Hu, B., Tan, T. Y., Hsueh, P. R., Wang, J. H., Ko, W. C., Chen, Y. H. & 1 others, Wahjono, H., 2011 Nov 1, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 38, 5, p. 376-383 8 p.

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38 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)

Antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogens isolated from patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections at five medical centers in Taiwan that continuously participated in the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART) from 2006 to 2010

Lee, Y. L., Chen, Y. S., Toh, H. S., Wuang, C-C., Liu, Y. M., Ho, C. M., Lu, P. L., Ko, W-C., Chen, Y. H., Wang, J. H., Tang, H. J., Yu, K. W., Liu, Y. C., Chuang, Y. C., Liu, C. E. & Hsueh, P. R., 2012 Jun 1, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 40, SUPPL. 1

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Gram-negative bacilli isolated from patients with hepatobiliary infections in Taiwan: Results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART), 2006-2010

Toh, H. S., Chuang, Y. C., Wuang, C-C., Lee, Y. L., Liu, Y. M., Ho, C. M., Lu, P. L., Liu, C. E., Chen, Y. H., Wang, J. H., Ko, W-C., Yu, K. W., Liu, Y. C., Chen, Y. S., Tang, H. J. & Hsueh, P. R., 2012 Jun 1, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 40, SUPPL. 1

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5 Citations (Scopus)

A prospective study of interactions between a case management program and retention in care on HIV suppression in Taiwan, 2008-2012

Ko, N-Y., Chen, Y. C., Lai, Y. Y., Liu, H. Y., Pai, Y. H., Lee, N-Y., Li, C-W., Lee, C. C. & Ko, W-C., 2015 Apr 1, In : AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 29, 4, p. 165-168 4 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

AQU-1, a chromosomal class C β-lactamase, among clinical Aeromonas dhakensis isolates: Distribution and clinical significance

Wu, C. J., Wang, H. C., Chen, P. L., Chang, M. C., Sunny Sun, H., Chou, P. H. & Ko, W. C., 2013 Nov 1, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 42, 5, p. 456-461 6 p.

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5 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.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Arguments in favour of remdesivir for treating SARS-CoV-2 infections

Ko, W. C., Rolain, J. M., Lee, N. Y., Chen, P. L., Huang, C. T., Lee, P. I. & Hsueh, P. R., 2020 Apr, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 55, 4, 105933.

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Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)
13 Citations (Scopus)

A simple scoring algorithm predicting vascular infections in adults with nontyphoid salmonella bacteremia

Chen, P. L., Lee, C. C., Li, C. Y., Chang, C. M., Lee, H. C., Lee, N. Y., Wu, C. J., Shih, H. I., Tang, H. J. & Ko, W. C., 2012 Jul 15, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 55, 2, p. 194-200 7 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access

Asymptomatic carrier state, acute respiratory disease, and pneumonia due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): Facts and myths

Lai, C. C., Liu, Y. H., Wang, C. Y., Wang, Y. H., Hsueh, S. C., Yen, M. Y., Ko, W. C. & Hsueh, P. R., 2020 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection.

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Open Access
19 Citations (Scopus)

Atypical presentations of dengue disease in the elderly visiting the ED

Lee, C. C., Hsu, H. C., Chang, C. M., Hong, M. Y. & Ko, W. C., 2013 May 1, In : American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 31, 5, p. 783-787 5 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)

Azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus isolates carrying TR34/L98H mutations in Taiwan

Wu, C. J., Wang, H. C., Lee, J-C., Lo, H. J., Dai, C. T., Chou, P. H., Ko, W-C. & Chen, Y. C., 2015 Sep 1, In : Mycoses. 58, 9, p. 544-549 6 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)

Bacteremia due to extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Aeromonas spp. at a medical center in southern Taiwan

Wu, C. J., Chuang, Y. C., Lee, M. F., Lee, C. C., Lee, H. C., Lee, N. Y., Chang, C. M., Chen, P. L., Lin, Y. T., Yan, J. J. & Ko, W. C., 2011 Dec 1, In : Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 55, 12, p. 5813-5818 6 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)
14 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Biliary tract infections caused by Aeromonas species

Chao, C. M., Lai, C. C., Tang, H. J., Ko, W-C. & Hsueh, P. R., 2013 Feb 1, In : European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 32, 2, p. 245-251 7 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)
9 Citations (Scopus)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Can the rmpA gene predict metastatic meningitis among patients with primary Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess?

Chuang, Y. C., Lee, M. F., Tan, C. K., Ko, W-C., Wang, F. D. & Yu, W. L., 2013 Aug 1, In : Journal of Infection. 67, 2, p. 166-168 3 p.

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6 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.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Carbapenems and piperacillin/tazobactam for the treatment of bacteremia caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Proteus mirabilis

Tsai, H. Y., Chen, Y. H., Tang, H. J., Huang, C. C., Liao, C. H., Chu, F. Y., Chuang, Y. C., Sheng, W. H., Ko, W. C. & Hsueh, P. R., 2014 Jan 1, In : Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 80, 3, p. 222-226 5 p.

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25 Citations (Scopus)

Carbapenem susceptibilities and non-susceptibility concordance to different carbapenems amongst clinically important Gram-negative bacteria isolated from intensive care units in Taiwan: Results from the Surveillance of Multicentre Antimicrobial Resistance in Taiwan (SMART) in 2009

Jean, S. S., Hsueh, P. R., Lee, W. S., Yu, K. 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., Lam, C. & Chen, R. J., 2013 May 1, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 41, 5, p. 457-462 6 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)

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

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., 2015 Apr 1, In : Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 81, 4, p. 290-295 6 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Carbapenem therapy for bacteremia due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae

Lee, N-Y., Huang, W. H., Tsui, K. C., Hsueh, P. R. & Ko, W-C., 2011 May 1, In : Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 70, 1, p. 150-153 4 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Carbapenem therapy for bacteremia due to extended-spectrum-β- lactamase-producing Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae: Implications of ertapenem susceptibility

Lee, N. Y., Lee, C. C., Huang, W. H., Tsui, K. C., Hsueh, P. R. & Ko, W. C., 2012 Jun 1, In : Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 56, 6, p. 2888-2893 6 p.

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27 Citations (Scopus)

Case management interventions for HIV-infected individuals

Ko, N. Y., Liu, H. Y., Lai, Y. Y., Pai, Y. H. & Ko, W. C., 2013 Dec 1, In : Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 10, 4, p. 390-397 8 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Cefepime therapy for monomicrobial bacteremia caused by cefepime-susceptible extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae: MIC matters

Lee, N. Y., Lee, C. C., Huang, W. H., Tsui, K. C., Hsueh, P. R. & Ko, W. C., 2013 Feb 15, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 56, 4, p. 488-495 8 p.

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115 Citations (Scopus)