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Prescribing cascade in young adult women

Kathryn Stinson, Andrew Boulle, Peter J Smith, Elizabeth M Stringer, Jeffrey S A Stringer, David Coetzee
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs depends on the successful coverage of a series of interventions through pregnancy, intrapartum, and postpartum. Routine monitoring systems based on service data and limited to women on the PMTCT program may overestimate intervention coverage at multiple points along this cascade. METHODS: Cord blood specimens with individually linked anonymous demographic and pregnancy data were collected from 3 delivery services in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, and screened for HIV...
June 1, 2012: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
N V Tsiskarishvili, N I Tsiskarishvili
Psoriasis - systemic disease, including complex of interdependent pathogenetic links, which attach great importance to immunological disorders. According to recent years, the basis of the pathogenesis of psoriasis is the migration of T-lymphocytes from the blood into the skin, where they activate and start a cascade release of proinflammatory cytokines. The aim of the study was the assessment of therapeutic effectiveness of the phased application of Rifampicin and electropulse therapy in the treatment of patients with psoriasis...
September 2009: Georgian Medical News
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