Diana Huis In 't Veld

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BACKGROUND Diagnosis of smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis (SNPTB) is challenging, especially in patients with HIV. The Botswana National Tuberculosis Program (BNTP) guidelines give guidance in diagnosing and treating SNPTB. Patients with chronic cough should be screened for TB by 3 sputum smear investigations. If negative, a chest x-ray (CXR) should be(More)
Pneumonia is a common manifestation of melioidosis, the disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. In this study, we defined the prognostic significance of a positive sputum culture. A total of 712 patients presenting to Sappasithiprasong Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, with melioidosis between January 1992 and December 2002 had a sputum culture(More)
Where antiretroviral therapy is available, the primary source of mortality among HIV-infected people is the delay in starting treatment. Many of these delays occur in the context of care and are modifiable through changes in the protocols followed by healthcare providers for HIV testing, staging and preparation of patients for antiretroviral therapy. A(More)
1. Hung IF, To KK, Lee CK, et al. Effect of clinical and virological parameters on the level of neutralizing antibody against pandemic influenza A virus H1N1 2009. Clin Infect Dis 2010; 51: 274–9. 2. Kao TM, Wu UI, Chen YC. Rapid diagnostic tests and severity of illness among patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Taiwan. Emerg Infect Dis 2010; 16:1181–3. 3.(More)
A high body mass index (BMI) and high waist circumference are important health risk factors predisposing for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and certain cancers. Historically, underweight was a diagnostic criterion of HIV-infection. In a cross-sectional study the prevalence of BMI-categories and high waist circumference and its associated factors in(More)
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