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Josep Mallolas
Current antiretroviral therapy reaches and maintains viral suppression over the years in more than 90% of treated HIV-infected individuals. Although integrase inhibitors are the preferred third agent in antiretroviral therapy in the current guidelines, rilpivirine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcrip- tase inhibitor, and darunavir (DRV), a second-generation protease inhibitor, are the preferred third companion to be used along with a backbone of two nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors as first-line triple HIV combination treatment...
April 2017: AIDS Reviews
Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, D Jamie Cooper, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: The consensus definition of severe sepsis requires suspected or proven infection, organ failure, and signs that meet two or more criteria for the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). We aimed to test the sensitivity, face validity, and construct validity of this approach. METHODS: We studied data from patients from 172 intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand from 2000 through 2013. We identified patients with infection and organ failure and categorized them according to whether they had signs meeting two or more SIRS criteria (SIRS-positive severe sepsis) or less than two SIRS criteria (SIRS-negative severe sepsis)...
April 23, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
William F Auffermann, Colleen S Kraft, Sharon Vanairsdale, G Marshall Lyon, Srini Tridandapani
OBJECTIVE: Contagious infectious diseases add a new dimension to radiology and pose many unanswered questions. In particular, what is the safest way to image patients with contagious and potentially lethal infectious diseases? Here, we describe protocols used by Emory University to successfully acquire chest radiographs of patients with Ebola virus disease. CONCLUSION: Radiology departments need to develop new protocols for various modalities used in imaging patients with contagious and potentially lethal infectious diseases...
January 2015: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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