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The course of HIV infection in 53 haemophilic patients aged 5-20 years was evaluated by clinical examination and laboratory tests. During the evaluation time (median 30 months) two patients died of AIDS and 32 patients (60%) deteriorated when assessed by the Brodt-Helm classification. Nineteen patients (37%) had decreased absolute helper cell counts (less(More)
In the current context of China’s rapidly growing economy, multinational drug companies are investing significantly in research and development in China, a trend that has accelerated over the last 10 years. A robust regulatory framework, an abundance of highly equipped medical universities and large patient numbers in all therapy areas make China an(More)
At our institution 686 hemophiliacs are being treated. Of them 402 (59%) are anti-HIV-seropositive. The general use of heat-treated clotting factor products was begun in July 1983, and from May 1984 all patients exclusively used heat-treated clotting factors. Thus, one can assume that infection occurred no later than early 1984 in our patients. Since(More)
This study was undertaken to get more insight into the previously suggested heterogeneity of the HLA-DW3 cluster. Preliminary evidence of DW3 heterogeneity was derived from results of intrafamilial mixed lymphocyte culture tests (MLC) where cells of apparently homozygous offspring revealed unexpected stimulations of one of the parents' cells. Therefore, 15(More)
BACKGROUND The new oral microemulsion formulation of cyclosporine (Neoral) possesses superior pharmacokinetics to the conventional formulation, Sandimmun (SIM), providing more complete and predictable absorption, and less pharmacokinetic variability. METHODS The safety and tolerability of Neoral, together with the incidence of acute rejection episodes and(More)
To determine whether the biological variability of HIV-1 has any clinical significance, the highly variable cytopathogenicity of 153 HIV-1 strains, isolated from 119 hemophiliacs, was related to the number of CD4+ lymphocytes present in the patient's blood at the time of virus isolation. It was shown that the cytopathogenicity of the HIV-1 isolates was(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic allograft rejection (CR) is the major cause of failure of long-term graft survival and is so far irreversible. Early prognosis of CR by molecular markers before overt histologic manifestation would be a valuable aid for the optimization of treatment regimens and the design of clinical CR trials. Oligonucleotide microarray-based approaches(More)
Sequential cyclosporine pharmacokinetic assessments were performed at four centres within the context of a double-blind, multicenter clinical trial comparing the safety and tolerability of the conventional formulation with cyclosporine for microemulsion in de novo renal transplant patients. The initial average daily oral dose was 9.3 mg/kg given in two(More)
We describe a case of an HIV-infected intravenous drug-abuser who died of progressive cytomegalovirus encephalitis despite successful treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis with ganciclovir. On autopsy, complete remission of retinitis and widespread cytomegalovirus-encephalitis could be demonstrated. Therapeutic failure therefore seems attributable to(More)
Whereas fifteen pigeon fanciers suffering from extrinsic allergic alevolitis from avian dust had high titres of antibodies against pigeon antigens, antibodies were not demonstrable, even by immunofluorescence, in the serum of a symptomatic individual exposed to minimal amounts of avian dust. Following exposure to larger quantities of pigeon dust inhalation(More)