Francesca Scano

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SETTING Thyolo district, Malawi. OBJECTIVES To determine in HIV-positive individuals aged over 13 years CD4 lymphocyte counts in patients classified as WHO Clinical Stage III and IV and patients with active and previous tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS CD4 lymphocyte counts were determined in all consecutive HIV-positive(More)
BACKGROUND Apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) is a component of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and APOC3 rs2854116 and rs2854117 polymorphisms have been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertriglyceridaemia, and insulin-resistance. OBJECTIVE To determine if the APOC3 variants alter the susceptibility of obese subjects to develop liver damage,(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the prevalence of beta-cell autoantibodies in children with excess body weight. The prevalence of type 1 diabetes autoantibodies and its relation with hyperglycemia was analyzed in 686 overweight/obese children and adolescents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS All children underwent an oral glucose tolerance test, and anti-GAD,(More)
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