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Clinical features and treatment outcomes of Mycobacterium chimaera lung disease and antimicrobial susceptibility of the mycobacterial isolates.

Chen LC, Huang HN, Yu CJ, Chien JY, Hsueh PR.

J Infect. 2020 Jan 16. pii: S0163-4453(20)30028-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.01.005. [Epub ahead of print]


Activity of ceftolozane-tazobactam against Gram-negative pathogens isolated from lower respiratory tract infections in the Asia-Pacific region: SMART 2015-2016.

Kuo SC, Liu CE, Lu PL, Chen YS, Lu MC, Ko WC, Hsueh PR, Chuang YC, Wang FD; SMART Asia-Pacific Group.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2020 Jan 7:105883. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2020.105883. [Epub ahead of print]


Use of DosR Dormancy Antigens from Mycobacterium tuberculosis for Serodiagnosis of Active and Latent Tuberculosis.

Shi SD, Hsueh PR, Yang PC, Chou CC.

ACS Infect Dis. 2019 Dec 20. doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.9b00329. [Epub ahead of print]


Performance of a multiplex PCR pneumonia panel for the identification of respiratory pathogens and the main determinants of resistance from the lower respiratory tract specimens of adult patients in intensive care units.

Lee SH, Ruan SY, Pan SC, Lee TF, Chien JY, Hsueh PR.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Dec;52(6):920-928. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2019.10.009. Epub 2019 Nov 23.


Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Infections Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Organisms.

Lee NY, Ko WC, Hsueh PR.

Front Pharmacol. 2019 Oct 4;10:1153. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2019.01153. eCollection 2019. Review.


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

Lin SY, Chien JY, Chiang HT, Lu MC, Ko WC, Chen YH, Hsueh PR.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Oct 1. pii: S1684-1182(19)30156-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2019.07.008. [Epub ahead of print]


Anidulafungin as an alternative treatment for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in patients who cannot tolerate trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.

Chen PY, Yu CJ, Chien JY, Hsueh PR.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2020 Jan;55(1):105820. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.10.001. Epub 2019 Oct 14.


Comparing the Utilities of Different Multilocus Sequence Typing Schemes for Identifying Outbreak Strains of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. massiliense.

Cheng A, Sun HY, Tsai YT, Chang SY, Wu UI, Hsueh PR, Sheng WH, Chen YC, Chang SC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Dec 23;58(1). pii: e01304-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01304-19. Print 2019 Dec 23.


Streptococcus pyogenes cutaneous infection following sandfly bites.

Hsueh SC, Huang YT, Hsueh PR.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Dec;52(6):1000-1001. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2019.09.001. Epub 2019 Sep 30. No abstract available.


Hypervirulence and carbapenem resistance: two distinct evolutionary directions that led high-risk Klebsiella pneumoniae clones to epidemic success.

Lai YC, Lu MC, Hsueh PR.

Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2019 Sep;19(9):825-837. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2019.1649145. Epub 2019 Aug 1.


Ticagrelor: A promising role in preventing multi-organ failure among patients with sepsis due to resistant gram-positive cocci.

Jean SS, Hsueh SC, Hwang JJ, Hsueh PR.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Aug;52(4):513-515. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2019.06.004. Epub 2019 Jun 26. No abstract available.


Clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors of Pneumocystis pneumonia in non-HIV-infected patients.

Liu CJ, Lee TF, Ruan SY, Yu CJ, Chien JY, Hsueh PR.

Infect Drug Resist. 2019 May 30;12:1457-1467. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S199761. eCollection 2019.


Emergence and Spread of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Strains with High-Level Resistance to Azithromycin in Taiwan from 2001 to 2018.

Liu YH, Wang YH, Liao CH, Hsueh PR.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Aug 23;63(9). pii: e00773-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00773-19. Print 2019 Sep.


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 YL, Lu MC, Shao PL, Lu PL, Chen YH, Cheng SH, Ko WC, Lin CY, Wu TS, Yen MY, Wang LS, Liu CP, Lee WS, Shi ZY, Chen YS, Wang FD, Tseng SH, Lin CN, Chen YH, Sheng WH, Lee CM, Liao MH, Hsueh PR.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Sep;54(3):318-328. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.06.009. Epub 2019 Jun 14.


Fatal disseminated infection caused by Prototheca zopfii in a child with leukemia.

Sim JY, Hsueh PR, Chuang PC, Lee PI.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Oct;52(5):833-835. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2019.05.001. Epub 2019 May 18. No abstract available.


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 PC, Wang JL, Hsueh PR, Lin PH, Cheng MF, Huang IF, Chen YS, Lee SS, Guang-Yuan M, Yu HC, Hsu CL, Wang FW, Chen CS, Hung CH, Ko WC.

Infect Drug Resist. 2019 May 3;12:1063-1071. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S201086. eCollection 2019.


Usefulness of the FilmArray meningitis/encephalitis (M/E) panel for the diagnosis of infectious meningitis and encephalitis in Taiwan.

Lee SH, Chen SY, Chien JY, Lee TF, Chen JM, Hsueh PR.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Oct;52(5):760-768. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2019.04.005. Epub 2019 Apr 30.


Cefiderocol: a promising antibiotic against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.

Jean SS, Hsueh SC, Lee WS, Hsueh PR.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2019 May;17(5):307-309. doi: 10.1080/14787210.2019.1612240. Epub 2019 May 6. No abstract available.


Breakthrough invasive Trichosporon asahii infection in an uremic patient with systemic calciphylaxis complicating necrotizing fasciitis during echinocandin therapy for C. tropicalis.

Tsai YH, Wang CH, Hsueh PR, Jean SS, Chen FL, Lee WS.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Aug;52(4):676-678. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2019.04.002. Epub 2019 Apr 13. No abstract available.


The Microbiology of Bloodstream Infection: 20-Year Trends from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program.

Diekema DJ, Hsueh PR, Mendes RE, Pfaller MA, Rolston KV, Sader HS, Jones RN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Jun 24;63(7). pii: e00355-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00355-19. Print 2019 Jul.


New Drugs for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Organisms: Time for Stewardship.

Jean SS, Gould IM, Lee WS, Hsueh PR; International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC).

Drugs. 2019 May;79(7):705-714. doi: 10.1007/s40265-019-01112-1. Review.


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 CC, Chen YS, Lee NY, Tang HJ, Lee SS, Lin CF, Lu PL, Wu JJ, Ko WC, Lee WS, Hsueh PR.

Infect Drug Resist. 2019 Mar 14;12:627-640. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S194482. eCollection 2019.


Emergence of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in Taiwan.

Tang HJ, Lai CC, Lai FJ, Li SY, Liang HY, Hsueh PR.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 May;53(5):705-706. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.02.011. Epub 2019 Feb 26. No abstract available.


Infections Caused by Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: An Update on Therapeutic Options.

Sheu CC, Chang YT, Lin SY, Chen YH, Hsueh PR.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Jan 30;10:80. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00080. eCollection 2019. Review.


Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections: Taiwan Aspects.

Jean SS, Lee NY, Tang HJ, Lu MC, Ko WC, Hsueh PR.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Nov 27;9:2888. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02888. eCollection 2018. Review.


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 SS, Lu MC, Shi ZY, Tseng SH, Wu TS, Lu PL, Shao PL, Ko WC, Wang FD, Hsueh PR.

Infect Drug Resist. 2018 Oct 26;11:1983-1992. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S175679. eCollection 2018.


Invasive Infections Due to Trichosporon: Species Distribution, Genotyping, and Antifungal Susceptibilities from a Multicenter Study in China.

Guo LN, Yu SY, Hsueh PR, Al-Hatmi AMS, Meis JF, Hagen F, Xiao M, Wang H, Barresi C, Zhou ML, de Hoog GS, Xu YC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Jan 30;57(2). pii: e01505-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01505-18. Print 2019 Feb.


Fluoroquinolones versus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for the treatment of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ko JH, Kang CI, Cornejo-Juárez P, Yeh KM, Wang CH, Cho SY, Gözel MG, Kim SH, Hsueh PR, Sekiya N, Matsumura Y, Lee DG, Cho SY, Shiratori S, Kim YJ, Chung DR, Peck KR.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 May;25(5):546-554. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.11.008. Epub 2018 Nov 16.


A Novel Target Pathogen Identification and Tracking System Using Capillary Electrophoresis-Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA.

Lin WJ, Tung CY, Yen MY, Chan YJ, Lin CH, Hsueh PR.

Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 18;8(1):15365. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33702-6.


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

Lai CC, Lu MC, Tang HJ, Chen YH, Wu YH, Chiang HT, Wu LH, Ko WC, Hsueh PR, Chen YH; for Infection Control Society of Taiwan.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Apr;52(2):345-351. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2018.09.007. Epub 2018 Sep 28.


Increased age and proton pump inhibitors are associated with severe Clostridium difficile infections in children.

Chang TH, Hsu WY, Yang TI, Lu CY, Hsueh PR, Chen JM, Lee PI, Huang LM, Chang LY.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2018 Sep 20. pii: S1684-1182(18)30183-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2018.09.002. [Epub ahead of print]


High mortality impact of Staphylococcus argenteus on patients with community-onset staphylococcal bacteraemia.

Chen SY, Lee H, Wang XM, Lee TF, Liao CH, Teng LJ, Hsueh PR.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Dec;52(6):747-753. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2018.08.017. Epub 2018 Aug 24.


Nationwide surveillance of ribotypes and antimicrobial susceptibilities of toxigenic Clostridium difficile isolates with an emphasis on reduced doxycycline and tigecycline susceptibilities among ribotype 078 lineage isolates in Taiwan.

Hung YP, Tsai PJ, Lee YT, Tang HJ, Lin HJ, Liu HC, Lee JC, Tsai BY, Hsueh PR, Ko WC.

Infect Drug Resist. 2018 Aug 15;11:1197-1203. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S162874. eCollection 2018.


Characterization of rifampin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients receiving rifampin-containing regimens for tuberculosis.

Huang YT, Liao CH, Chen SY, Yang CJ, Hsu HS, Teng LJ, Hsueh PR.

Infect Drug Resist. 2018 Aug 14;11:1175-1182. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S163634. eCollection 2018.


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

Lai CC, Lin YT, Lin YT, Lu MC, Shi ZY, Chen YS, Wang LS, Tseng SH, Lin CN, Chen YH, Ko WC, Wang FD, Hsueh PR; Infection Control Society of Taiwan.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Nov;52(5):651-657. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2018.08.015. Epub 2018 Aug 24.


Outbreak of Microsporidial Keratoconjunctivitis Associated With Water Contamination in Swimming Pools in Taiwan.

Wang WY, Chu HS, Lin PC, Lee TF, Kuo KT, Hsueh PR, Hu FR, Wang IJ.

Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;194:101-109. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2018.07.019. Epub 2018 Jul 26.


Repurposing Nilotinib for Cytomegalovirus Infection Prophylaxis after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Single-Arm, Phase II Trial.

Lin CT, Hsueh PR, Wu SJ, Yao M, Ko BS, Li CC, Hsu CA, Tang JL, Tien HF.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Nov;24(11):2310-2315. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2018.07.013. Epub 2018 Jul 17.


Predictors of outcome in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Russo A, Falcone M, Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez B, Calbo E, Almirante B, Viale PL, Oliver A, Ruiz-Garbajosa P, Gasch O, Gozalo M, Pitout J, Akova M, Peña C, Cisneros JM, Hernández-Torres A, Farcomeni A, Prim N, Origüen J, Bou G, Tacconelli E, Tumbarello M, Hamprecht A, Karaiskos I, de la Calle C, Pérez F, Schwaber MJ, Bermejo J, Lowman W, Hsueh PR, Mora-Rillo M, Rodriguez-Gomez J, Souli M, Bonomo RA, Paterson DL, Carmeli Y, Pascual A, Rodríguez-Baño J, Venditti M; REIPI/ESGBIS/INCREMENT investigators.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Nov;52(5):577-585. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2018.06.018. Epub 2018 Jun 30.


Accurate differentiation of novel Staphylococcus argenteus from Staphylococcus aureus using MALDI-TOF MS.

Chen SY, Lee H, Teng SH, Wang XM, Lee TF, Huang YC, Liao CH, Teng LJ, Hsueh PR.

Future Microbiol. 2018 Jul;13:997-1006. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2018-0015. Epub 2018 Jun 28.


Factors associated with severity and mortality in patients with confirmed leptospirosis at a regional hospital in northern Taiwan.

Wang HK, Lee MH, Chen YC, Hsueh PR, Chang SC.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2018 Jun 6. pii: S1684-1182(18)30161-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2018.05.005. [Epub ahead of print]


Antifungal susceptibility of clinical isolates of 25 genetically confirmed Aspergillus species collected from Taiwan and Mainland China.

Li Y, Wang H, Zhao YP, Xu YC, Hsueh PR.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2018 May 17. pii: S1684-1182(18)30106-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2018.04.003. [Epub ahead of print]


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 JY, Chiang HT, Lu MC, Ko WC, Yu CJ, Chen YH, Hsueh PR.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jul 26;56(8). pii: e00427-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00427-18. Print 2018 Aug.


Prospective multinational serosurveillance study of Bordetella pertussis infection among 10- to 18-year-old Asian children and adolescents.

Son S, Thamlikitkul V, Chokephaibulkit K, Perera J, Jayatilleke K, Hsueh PR, Lu CY, Balaji V, Moriuchi H, Nakashima Y, Lu M, Yang Y, Yao K, Kim SH, Song JH, Kim S, Kim MJ, Heininger U, Chiu CH, Kim YJ.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Feb;25(2):250.e1-250.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.04.013. Epub 2018 Apr 22.


Comparison of Predictors and Mortality Between Bloodstream Infections Caused by ESBL-Producing Escherichia coli and ESBL-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Scheuerman O, Schechner V, Carmeli Y, Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez B, Calbo E, Almirante B, Viale PL, Oliver A, Ruiz-Garbajosa P, Gasch O, Gozalo M, Pitout J, Akova M, Peña C, Molina J, Hernández-Torres A, Venditti M, Prim N, Origüen J, Bou G, Tacconelli E, Tumbarello M, Hamprecht A, Karaiskos I, de la Calle C, Pérez F, Schwaber MJ, Bermejo J, Lowman W, Hsueh PR, Navarro-San Francisco C, Bonomo RA, Paterson DL, Pascual A, Rodríguez-Baño J; REIPI/ESGBIS/INCREMENT investigators.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jun;39(6):660-667. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.63. Epub 2018 Apr 5.


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

Liu CY, Lai CC, Chiang HT, Lu MC, Wang LF, Tsai TL, Kang MY, Jan YN, Lo YT, Ko WC, Tseng SH, Lee CM, Hsueh PR; Infection Control Society of Taiwan.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Feb;52(1):62-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2018.02.001. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

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