Learn More
The present study investigated immune restoration in patients at intermediate stages of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). A progressive increase in both memory and naive CD4+ T cells was observed from the first weeks of therapy, concomitant with a decrease in the expression of(More)
The present study describes the persistent expansion of a subpopulation of circulating double-positive CD4+CD8+ T cells in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected person over 8 years. The percentage of double-positive cells was remarkably stable with time and was not related to HIV plasma virus load. CD4+CD8+ cells exhibited phenotypic characteristics(More)
We report a microbiological process for the documentation of prosthetic joint infection (PJI). Intraoperative periprosthetic tissue samples from 92 consecutive patients undergoing revision surgery for PJI were submitted to mechanized beadmill processing: specimens were aseptically collected in polypropylene vials, filled with sterile water and glass beads(More)
Mycobacterium abscessus (Mabs), a non-tuberculous mycobacterium, is an emerging and rapidly growing opportunistic pathogen that is frequently found in patients with cystic fibrosis and in immunosuppressed patients. Its high tolerance to antibiotics is of great concern for public health. In this study, our results showed that human THP-1-derived macrophages(More)
  • 1