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In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed routine voluntary HIV testing in health care settings to identify the many HIV-infected but undiagnosed persons. Realizing this goal will require primary care providers including internal medicine physicians to order HIV tests routinely. In particular, urban internal medicine trainees(More)
Reduced and oxidised glutathione (GSH and GSSG) contents, and glutathione reductase, and glutathione S-transferase activities were studied in the livers, muscles, and blood/erythrocytes of male Sprague-Dawley rats exposed to intermittent hypoxia (6 h · day−1) at a simulated altitude of 7,620 m for 1, 7, 14, and 21 days. Significant decreases in GSH and(More)
We conducted a retrospective chart review of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients who died in 1995 and in 1999-2000. We found an increase in the proportion of patients who died from an illness that was not related to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although there was a decrease in the prevalence of AIDS-defining illnesses, >85% of(More)
Early diagnosis of HIV infection is important for both individual and public health. This study examined patient acceptability of routine, voluntary HIV testing in a New York City hospital serving East Harlem, a diverse community with an HIV seroprevalence of 2.6%. Consecutive admissions to the general medicine service were screened for enrollment between(More)
Changes occurring in concentrations of certain trace metals and electrolytes viz. chromium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, magenesium and chloride in plasma of rats exposed to intermittent hypobaric hypoxia were evaluated. Batches of Sprague-Dowley rats (12 in each group) were exposed for 1, 7,14 and 21 days to a simulated altitude 7,620 m for 6(More)
The study was carried out in Allahabad district, (Uttar Pradesh) with 260 spraymen as test subjects and 50 persons as controls from a sprayed and unsprayed village respectively. Majority of the spraymen (44%) had worked for 3-4 years (seasons) and 31% had worked in the programme for 5-10 years. The spraymen were relatively healthy with no complaints in 77%(More)
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