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HIV-1 immunotherapy with a combination of first generation monoclonal antibodies was largely ineffective in pre-clinical and clinical settings and was therefore abandoned. However, recently developed single-cell-based antibody cloning methods have uncovered a new generation of far more potent broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV-1 (refs 4, 5). These(More)
BACKGROUND Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) reduces the risk of wasting in HIV infection and may alter the prognostic weight of wasting. The phase angle from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) can be interpreted as a surrogate marker for the catabolic reaction to chronic HIV infection and opportunistic disease. OBJECTIVE Our objective(More)
OBJECTIVE Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is widely used as bedside assessment of body composition. Body cell mass (BCM) and intracellular water (ICW) are clinically important body compartments. Estimates of ICW obtained from BIA by different calculation approaches were compared to a reference method in male HIV-infected patients. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Glutamine has stimulatory effects on lymphocytes and mucosa cells in vitro and, when given with parenteral nutrition, has been shown to improve the clinical course of patients after bone marrow transplantation and in the critically ill. This study investigated the clinical and immunologic effects of parenteral glycyl-glutamine supplementation in(More)
AIMS To compare nutritional counseling with and without oral supplements in HIV-infected patients with recent weight loss. DESIGN Randomized non-blinded controlled trial, stratified for change in antiretroviral treatment at baseline. PATIENTS HIV-infected patients with recent weight loss (> 5% of total, and >3% in the last month). INTERVENTION(More)
Failure to downregulate resting energy expenditure (REE) as an adaption to anorexia or malabsorption is often stated as the major cause of weight loss in individuals with AIDS. In a prospective study, REE was compared with weight changes in HIV-infected patients. The impact of altered body composition on REE was reassessed by critical review of the(More)
BACKGROUND Triple antiretroviral treatment including protease inhibitors (PIs) delays the clinical progression of HIV infection and may thus reduce the risk of malnutrition. However, fat redistribution (lipodystrophy) was recognized recently as a metabolic side effect of PIs. OBJECTIVE The study aimed to assess the effect of triple antiretroviral(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of the HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome is based on clinical assessment, in lack of a consensus about case definition and reference methods. Three bedside methods were compared in their diagnostic value for lipodystrophy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive HIV-infected outpatients (n=278) were investigated, 128 of which also had(More)
There are mainly four neutral glycosphingolipids in human blood plasma: Monohexosyl, dihexosyl, trihexosyl and tetrahexosyl ceramide. In patients with viral hepatitis (n=21) during the acute phase all four fractions of plasma glycosphingolipids were elevated compared to healthy subjects (n=23). With the exception of trihexosyl ceramide all fractions(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a newly implemented infectious disease (ID) consultation service in terms of patient care, outcome and antibiotic prescription and to describe factors influencing adherence to recommendations. METHODS Data from consultations during the first 6 months of the ID consultation program were collected and evaluated. Consultation requests,(More)