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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study is to analyze the impact of high activity antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on renal lesions observed in autopsies of HIV patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Clinical records and renal pathologic samples from 100 HIV patients, who had died between 1984 and 2006, were reviewed, 61 before 1997 (group I) and 39 after. 24 of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although renal pathologies are becoming an emergent problem in the population infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there is very scarce information about the natural course of this problem. The objective of the present study is to describe renal lesions in an autopsy series of HIV-infected patients never treated with(More)
Sixty-one diabetic patients, followed for two years, were divided in two groups for evaluation. One group consisted of the patients who had a bacterial or fungal infection, and the other those in whom no infection had been recorded. The association of the infection with the degree of metabolic control and with the presence or absence of protein malnutrition(More)
Results Among 130 pts included in the study, 119 (91%) could be evaluated. BL characteristics: median age 44, female 24%, current smokers 53%. Previous AIDS 29%, CD4 count 502/mm. Time on ARV therapy 42 months. Previous therapy: efavirenz 38%, 3 NRTI 12%, PI 50%. Accompanying nucleosides were tenofovir/emtricitabine in 69%, and abacavir/lamivudine in 31%.(More)
34 tuberculosis with pleural affectation were diagnosed after examining 292 pleural effusions. 19 cases studied were diagnosed by pleuroscopy. The mean age of patients was 38 years old. The cytology, being mainly limphocytes, cultures and bacyloscopy, were all negative. The cultures of the biopsies was positive in 36.7% of the cases. The pathology report(More)