Alyssa Mezochow

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RATIONALE Unlike tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacterial disease is not reportable to public health authorities in the United States, and the total burden of disease is uncertain. OBJECTIVES To estimate the mortality of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in the United States over a 15-year period and to identify temporal trends. METHODS The U.S.(More)
OBJECTIVE Viral load monitoring has been proposed as a tool to reinforce adherence, but outcomes have never been systematically assessed. DESIGN A meta-analysis was conducted to systematically analyze the research on viral load monitoring as a tool to reinforce adherence. Viremic resuppression is defined here as a decrease in viral load beneath a(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Tuberculous meningitis is the most devastating manifestation of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and represents a medical emergency. Approximately one half of tuberculous meningitis patients die or suffer severe neurologic disability. The goal of this review will be to review the pathogenic, clinical, and radiologic features of(More)
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