Damien V. Cordery

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Exposure of pancreatic islets to cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1beta induces a variety of proinflammatory genes including type II nitric-oxide synthase (iNOS) which produces nitric oxide (NO). NO is thought to be a major cause of islet beta-cell dysfunction and apoptotic beta-cell death, which results in type I diabetes. Since protein kinase C (PKC)(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotype and body composition changes induced by thymidine analogue nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NtRTI) use in HIV-positive individuals. DESIGN Data collected during the Simplification with Tenofovir-Emtricitabine (TDF-FTC) or Abacavir-Lamivudine (ABC-3TC) (STEAL)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the metabolic and morphological effects of enfuvirtide plus an optimized background (OB) regimen vs. OB alone (control group) in treatment-experienced patients in the T-20 vs. Optimized Regimen Only (TORO) studies. METHODS Body composition and metabolic changes were investigated in patients over 48 weeks,(More)
Demographic and clinical variables of clients attending a sexual health centre in western Sydney from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2011 were examined to determine if nonoccupational HIV postexposure prophylaxis (NPEP) was being dispensed according to national guidelines,(1) and to identify factors associated with completion of follow-up. The results showed that(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the favourable safety and tolerability profiles of atazanavir (ATV) and raltegravir (RAL), attention has recently turned to the use of dual ATV plus RAL therapy as a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-sparing treatment strategy in highly antiretroviral treatment (ART)-experienced HIV-infected patients. METHODS A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Current HIV-1 antiretroviral therapy (ART) greatly reduces virus replication but does not significantly affect the viral reservoir. Raltegravir, a recently introduced integrase inhibitor, could, at least theoretically, reduce residual viremia in patients on ART and affect the viral reservoir size. The aim of this study was to assess whether(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data regarding the influence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) polymorphisms on reduced bone mineral density (BMD). We investigated the relationship between HLA supertypes and BMD in HIV-infected adults changing their existing treatment to tenofovir-emtricitabine (TDF-FTC) or abacavir-lamivudine (ABC-3TC) in the STEAL study. (More)
Clinical research in NSW has contributed to some important breakthroughs in the understanding of many aspects for HIV transmission, pathogenesis and treatment. Researchers in NSW have played an important role in understanding the progression of HIV disease, the development and use of antiretroviral therapies and have continued to be involved in the(More)