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OBJECTIVE To determine the component costs of care to optimize treatment with limited resources. DESIGN We used the Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications Model of HIV disease and treatment to project life expectancy and both undiscounted and discounted lifetime costs (2010 €). METHODS We determined medical resource utilization among(More)
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients have decreased immune response to vaccines. Few data are available about pandemic flu vaccination in this population. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, patient-blinded, randomized trial in a cohort of HIV-infected adults. Patients received 2 injections 21 days apart of a AS03(A)-adjuvanted(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence rate and risk factors for loss to follow-up (LFU) in HIV-infected individuals. METHODS We estimated the incidence rate of LFU in 1756 HIV-infected patients enrolled in the Tourcoing Clinical Cohort from January 1985 to January 1998. We then investigated potential LFU risk factors at inclusion through a case-control(More)
An open, non-comparative multicentre study was conducted at 36 sites in six countries to test the efficacy and safety of piperacillin/tazobactam in the therapy of lower respiratory tract infections. Piperacillin 4 g and tazobactam 500 mg were administered intravenously every 8 h for a minimum of five days. Two hundred and thirty patients were enrolled: 133(More)
Procalcitonin (ProCT) is a recently described marker of severe sepsis. It was decided to assess the value of proCT as a marker of secondary infection in patients infected with HIV-1. ProCT plasma levels were measured by immunoluminometric assay in a prospective study in 155 HIV-infected individuals: 102 asymptomatic and 53 with lever or suspected secondary(More)
OBJECTIVES Long-term results at week 96 are needed to evaluate the capacity of the darunavir/ritonavir monotherapy strategy to maintain a sustained control of the HIV-1 viral load. METHODS MONOI is a prospective, open-label, non-inferiority, randomized, 96 week trial comparing darunavir/ritonavir monotherapy versus a darunavir/ritonavir triple-therapy(More)
Variations in cytokine production in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection could be involved in the physiopathology and in the progression of the disease. Therefore we studied the level of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) produced in patients with HIV infection at(More)
We report five cases of varicella pneumonia among ten otherwise healthy pregnant women who were admitted in our hospital between 1986 and 1991 with chickenpox. The precise frequency of this rare complication is not well known actually but analysis of the literature shows that the mortality rate is about 20%. Beside the problem of the fetal varicella(More)