dissemination of two methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus clones exhibiting negative staphylase reactions in intensive care units.from december 1997 to march 1998, 25 methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) isolates exhibiting negative staphylase (oxoid ltd., basingstoke, england) reactions were identified from various clinical specimens from 13 patients in six intensive care units (icus) or in wards following a stay in an icu at the national taiwan university hospital. the characteristics of these isolates have not been previously noted in other mrsa isolates from this hospital. colonies of all these isolates w ...19999986803
in vitro activity of quinupristin/dalfopristin against clinical isolates of common gram-positive bacteria in taiwan.the mics of quinupristin/dalfopristin against common gram-positive bacteria isolated from various clinical specimens at a university hospital in taiwan were determined by the agar dilution method. the tested bacteria included methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), methicillin-susceptible s. aureus (mssa), methicillin-resistant staphylococcus epidermidis (mrse), methicillin-susceptible s. epidermidis (msse), streptococcus pyogenes, streptococcus pneumoniae, and enterococcus faecalis. ...199910212757
identification of fusb-mediated fusidic acid resistance islands in staphylococcus epidermidis understand the high prevalence of fusb genes in fusidic acid-resistant staphylococcus epidermidis, analysis of resistance elements in 34 isolates was performed. first, sequence analysis of the aj1-lp-fusb region indicated that at least three types were present. type i contained full-length aj1, type ii contained a partial aj1 truncated from nucleotide position 93 to 421, and type iii contained a more truncated aj1 that retained only the last 37 bp. isolates with type i or type ii aj1 displaye ...201121968364
blood surveillance and detection on platelet bacterial contamination associated with septic events.the objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of transfusion-associated septic events in taiwan. in taiwan, most blood components are provided from blood centres; so platelet (plt) bacterial contaminations are rarely reported. the study's aim is to investigate the prevalence of plt bacterial contamination in kaoshiung armed forces general hospital by using bact/alert system for routine screening. a total of 82 apheresis and 2256 whole blood-derived plt units were tested. a measured quanti ...200919719474
[clinical and epidemiological studies on urolithiasis in ilan].clinical and epidemiological studies were performed on 1,184 cases of urolithiasis treated in the department of urology, poh ai hospital. the incidence of urolithiasis was 147/100,000 population in 1991. the highest incidence was found in patients in their 50s. the male to female ratio was 2.9:1. there were 895 cases with single stones, and 289 cases with multiple stones. the ratio of upper to lower urinary tract stones was 13.6:1. among the hospitalized patients, 673 cases (56.8%) underwent sur ...19947606172
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