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INTRODUCTION Selenium is an essential micronutrient for human health, being a cofactor for enzymes with antioxidant activity that protect the organism from oxidative damage. An inadequate intake of this mineral has been associated with the onset and progression of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary diseases, asthma, and cancer. For(More)
A1 The outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in a tertiary health-care hospital in Background Pneumococcal meningitis (PM) is a life-threatening disease. Recurrent PM is relatively rare and associated with predisposing conditions. This study analyzed the outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent PM.(More)
Session title: epidemiology, subtypes, regional issues O1 HIV-1 diversity in Bulgaria (current molecular epidemiological picture) Objectives In Bulgaria 1606 cases with HIV/AIDS were diagnosed from 1986 until 2012. Epidemiological data indicated greater heterogeneity of HIV-1 positive population, including minority groups, migrants, and recent increase of(More)
Objective: to estimate the rate and the significance of low level viraemia in HIV positive patients registered in the National Institute for Infectious Diseases " Prof. Dr. Matei Balş " , Bucharest, Romania. We retrospectively analysed the rate of HIV viral loads (VL) <200 copies/mL in patients admitted in our institute from 2011 to 2013. The patients with(More)
Background In our era, the profile of the HIV-infected patient has completely changed. We are now treating poly-experienced patients interested in their quality of life, where management of drug-associated adverse reactions and eradication of viral reservoirs constitute important issues. We present the case of a 57 year-old male patient, diagnosed with HIV(More)