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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aeromonas
Aeromonas caviae
virulence
Taiwan
Virulence

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Latent Tuberculosis
Long-Term Care
Taiwan
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Incidence
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Taiwan
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Intensive Care Units
Imipenem
Open Access
Bacteremia
Survival
Mortality
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Hospital Emergency Service
1 Citation (Scopus)
Dengue
Infection
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Levofloxacin
4 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of scrub typhus, murine typhus, and Q fever among elderly patients: Prolonged prothrombin time as a predictor for severity

Chang, K., Lee, N. Y., Ko, W. C., Lin, W. R., Chen, Y. H., Tsai, J. J., Chen, T. C., Lin, C. Y., Chang, Y. T. & Lu, P. L., 2019 Feb, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 52, 1, p. 54-61 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endemic Flea-Borne Typhus
Scrub Typhus
Q Fever
Prothrombin Time
Multivariate Analysis

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
3 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical manifestations of candidemia caused by uncommon Candida species and antifungal susceptibility of the isolates in a regional hospital in Taiwan, 2007–2014

Liu, W. L., Lai, C. C., Li, M. C., Wu, C. J., Ko, W. C., Hung, Y. L., Tang, H. J. & Hsueh, P. R., 2019 Aug, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 52, 4, p. 612-619 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Candidemia
Taiwan
Candida
Azoles
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Open Access
Open Access
Inflammasomes
Clostridium difficile
Adenosine Triphosphate
Medicine
corrigendum
Open Access
Cefazolin
Enterobacteriaceae
Bacteremia
Taiwan
Therapeutics

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
37 Citations (Scopus)
Tenofovir
Lamivudine
HIV Infections
HIV-1
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Open Access
Clostridium Infections
Clostridium difficile
Taiwan
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Donor Selection
Open Access
HIV Seroprevalence
Immunization Programs
Hepatitis B
Taiwan
Hepatitis B virus
2 Citations (Scopus)

Implementation of a national quality improvement program to enhance hand hygiene in nursing homes in Taiwan

for Infection Control Society of Taiwan, 2019 Apr 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 52, 2, p. 345-351 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Hygiene
Quality Improvement
Nursing Homes
Taiwan
Cross Infection

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

Nanoparticles in the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms

Lee, N. Y., Ko, W. C. & Hsueh, P. R., 2019 Jan 1, In : Frontiers in Pharmacology. 10, 1153.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Nanoparticles
Infection
Staphylococcal Pneumonia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Acinetobacter baumannii
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

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

Postoperative Mycobacteroides abscessus subsp. abscessus endophthalmitis: Clinical analysis of 12 clustered adults and a proposed therapeutic algorithm

Hung, J-H., Ko, W-C., Chen, C. Y., Lin, S-H., Wu, C. L., Hsu, S-M., Teng, Y. T., Wang, S. H., Tseng, S. H., Huang, F-C., Lai, C. C., Chen, C. L., Lai, C. H., Chen, P-L. & Jou-Chen Huang, E., 2019 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endophthalmitis
Temazepam
Vitrectomy
Taiwan
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
3 Citations (Scopus)

Predominance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the residents and environments of long-term care facilities in Taiwan

Infection Control Society of Taiwan, 2019 Feb 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 52, 1, p. 62-74 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-Term Care
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Carbapenems
Taiwan
Acinetobacter baumannii

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

Randomized noninferiority trial of cefoperazone-sulbactam versus cefepime in the treatment of hospital-acquired and healthcare-associated pneumonia

Liu, J. W., Chen, Y. H., Lee, W. S., Lin, J. C., Huang, C. T., Lin, H. H., Liu, Y. C., Chuang, Y. C., Tang, H. J., Chen, Y. S., Ko, W. C., Lu, M. C. & Wangn, F. D., 2019 Jan 1, In : Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 63, 8, e00023-19.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cefoperazone
Sulbactam
Pneumonia
Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics

Risk factors of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in hospitalized adults: Vary by hospitalized duration

Hung, Y. P., Lee, J. C., Tsai, B. Y., Wu, J. L., Liu, H. C., Liu, H. C., Lin, H. J., Tsai, P. J. & Ko, W. C., 2019 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Length of Stay
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Severe Dengue
Dengue Virus
Virus Diseases
Taiwan
Dengue
2 Citations (Scopus)

Seroprevalence of zika and dengue virus antibodies among migrant workers, taiwan, 2017

Perng, G. C., Ho, T. C., Shih, H. I., Lee, C. H., Huang, P. W., Chung, C. H., Ko, N. Y., Ko, W. C. & Chien, Y. W., 2019 Apr, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 25, 4, p. 814-816 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Southeastern Asia
Dengue Virus
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Taiwan
Antibodies
1 Citation (Scopus)
Propensity Score
Bacteremia
Mortality
Therapeutics
Infection
1 Citation (Scopus)

Susceptibility rates of clinically important bacteria collected from intensive care units against colistin, carbapenems, and other comparative agents: Results from surveillance of multicenter antimicrobial resistance in Taiwan (SMART)

Lai, C. C., Chen, Y. S., Lee, N. Y., Tang, H. J., Lee, S. S. J., Lin, C. F., Lu, P. L., Wu, J. J., Ko, W. C., Lee, W. S. & Hsueh, P. R., 2019 Jan 1, In : Infection and Drug Resistance. 12, p. 627-640 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Colistin
Carbapenems
Taiwan
Intensive Care Units
Bacteria

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
Open Access
Fatal Outcome
Dengue
Alanine Transaminase
Platelet Count
Liver
2018
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 1, 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
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
3 Citations (Scopus)

Changing seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among HIV-positive patients in Taiwan

Li, C. W., Yang, C. J., Sun, H. Y., Tsai, M. S., Lin, S. P., Lin, T. Y., Cheng, C. Y., Lee, Y. C., Huang, Y. S., Liu, C. E., Lee, Y. T., Tang, H. J., Wang, N. C., Cheng, S. H., Ko, W. C. & Hung, C. C., 2018 Mar, In : PloS one. 13, 3, e0194149.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatitis C virus
Human immunodeficiency virus
Seroepidemiologic Studies
HIV infections
Virus Diseases
5 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical and molecular features of MDR livestock-associated MRSA ST9 with staphylococcal cassette chromosome mecXII in humans

Chen, C. J., Lauderdale, T. L. Y., Lu, C. T., Chuang, Y. Y., Yang, C. C., Wu, T. S., Lee, C. Y., Lu, M. C., Ko, W. C. & Huang, Y. C., 2018 Jan 1, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 73, 1, p. 33-40 8 p., dkx357.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Livestock
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Chromosomes
Swine
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 7
3 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical characteristics of patients with bacteraemia due to the emergence of mcr-1-harbouring Enterobacteriaceae in humans and pigs in Taiwan

Infection Control Society of Taiwan, 2018 Nov 1, In : International journal of antimicrobial agents. 52, 5, p. 651-657 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enterobacteriaceae
Bacteremia
Taiwan
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Swine
4 Citations (Scopus)
Clostridium Infections
Clostridium difficile
Taiwan
Health Facilities
Community Health Services
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
2 Citations (Scopus)
Klebsiella
Pseudomonas
Pneumonia
Bacteremia
Febrile Neutropenia

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
4 Citations (Scopus)

Implementation of a national bundle care program to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units in Taiwan

for the Infection Control Society of Taiwan, 2018 Oct 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 51, 5, p. 666-671 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Bundles
Taiwan
Intensive Care Units
Infection
Catheters
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
4 Citations (Scopus)

In vitro and in vivo antibacterial activity of tigecycline against Vibrio vulnificus

Tang, H. J., Chen, C. C., Lai, C. 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., 2018 Feb 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 51, 1, p. 76-81 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vibrio vulnificus
Cefotaxime
Minocycline
tigecycline
In Vitro Techniques
7 Citations (Scopus)

Lauric acid is an inhibitor of Clostridium difficile growth in vitro and reduces inflammation in a mouse infection model

Yang, H. T., Chen, J. W., Rathod, J., Jiang, Y. Z., Tsai, P. J., Hung, Y. P., Ko, W. C., Paredes-Sabja, D. & Huang, I. H., 2018 Jan 17, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, JAN, 2635.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lauric acid
Clostridium difficile
Inflammation
Clostridium Infections
Growth

Legionnaires’ disease at a medical center in southern Taiwan

Hung, T. L., Li, M-C., Wang, L. R., Liu, C-C., Li, C-W., Chen, P-L., Syue, L-S., Lee, N-Y. & Ko, W-C., 2018 Jun 1, In : Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 51, 3, p. 352-358 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Legionnaires' Disease
Taiwan
Pneumonia
Caregivers
Delivery of Health Care
5 Citations (Scopus)

Less severe but prolonged course of acute hepatitis a in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected patients compared with HIV-uninfected patients during an outbreak: A multicenter observational study

Lee, Y. L., Chen, G. J., Chen, N. Y., Liou, B. H., Wang, N. C., Lee, Y. T., Yang, C. J., Huang, Y. S., Tang, H. J., Huang, S. S., Lin, Y. C., Cheng, C. Y., Lee, C. H., Chen, T. C., Wu, T. S., Liu, C. E., Lu, P. L., Hung, C. C., Lee, Y. C., Cheng, C. Y. & 22 others, Cheng, S. H., Huang, Y. S., Lee, Y. T., Lin, C. C., Lin, S. P., Hsieh, C. Y., Wang, H. W., Ho, M. W., Liu, C. E., Lee, Y. L., Lee, Y. C., Tang, H. J., Ku, H. C., Li, C. W., Lee, N. Y., Ko, W. C., Lu, P. L., Chen, Y. H., Lin, H. H., Huang, W. C., Lee, C. H. & Che, T. C., 2018 Oct 30, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 67, 10, p. 1595-1602 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatitis
Multicenter Studies
Observational Studies
Disease Outbreaks
Hepatitis A
2 Citations (Scopus)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 45 with high rates of ciprofloxacin and tetracycline resistance in the residents and environments of long-term care facilities in Taiwan

Lai, C. C., Lee, C. M., 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., 2018 Mar, In : Journal of Infection. 76, 3, p. 305-307 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Tetracycline Resistance
Long-Term Care
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Ciprofloxacin
Taiwan
3 Citations (Scopus)
Ribotyping
Clostridium difficile
Doxycycline
Metronidazole
Taiwan
2 Citations (Scopus)

Oligonucleotide array and VITEK matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry in species identification of blood yeast isolates

Li, M. C., Chang, T. C., Chen, H. M., Wu, C. J., Su, S. L., Lee, S. S. J., Chen, P. L., Lee, N. Y., Lee, C. C., Li, C. W., Syue, L. S. & Ko, W. C., 2018 Jan 26, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, JAN, 51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
Candida
Mass Spectrometry
Lasers
Yeasts