About the Authors

Yu-Huai Ho

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Chun-Chieh Tseng

Affiliation Department and Graduate Institute of Public Health, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Lih-Shinn Wang

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Yi-Ting Chen

Affiliation Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Guan-Jin Ho

Affiliation Department of Surgical Critical Care Unit, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Teng-Yi Lin

Affiliation Department of Laboratory Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Ling-Yi Wang

Affiliation Department of Medical Research, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Li-Kuang Chen

likuangchen@gmail.com

Affiliations Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Laboratory Diagnostic, College of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: YHH CCT LSW LKC. Formal analysis: YHH CCT LYW. Investigation: YHH CCT YTC GJH TYL LKC. Methodology: YHH CCT LKC. Project administration: LSW LKC. Resources: TYL LKC. Validation: YHH CCT LSW LKC. Visualization: YHH CCT LKC. Writing – original draft: YHH. Writing – review & editing: YHH CCT LSW LKC.