Kelli N. O’Laughlin

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Treatment partnering is an adherence intervention developed in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper describes the additional social functions that treatment partners serve and shows how these functions contribute to health and survival for patients with HIV/AIDS. Ninety-eight minimally structured interviews were conducted with twenty pairs of adult HIV/AIDS(More)
BACKGROUND The instability faced by refugees may place them at increased risk of exposure to HIV infection. Nakivale Refugee Settlement in southwestern Uganda hosts 68,000 refugees from 11 countries, many with high HIV prevalence. We implemented an HIV screening program in Nakivale and examined factors associated with new HIV diagnosis. METHODS From March(More)
BACKGROUND Recent initiatives by international health and humanitarian aid organizations have focused increased attention on making HIV testing services more widely available to vulnerable populations. To realize potential health benefits from new services, they must be utilized. This research addresses the question of how utilization of testing services(More)
M OST OF US LEARNED THAT BRAIN HERniation is about as close to death as a living patient can get. But a clinically important proportion of patients with head computed tomography (CT)-defined herniation are awake and alert (personal communication, Kelli O’Laughlin, MD, MPH, December 1, 2011). Is herniation far less grave than we have always thought? Does(More)
PURPOSE Seizures are a common reason for visiting the Emergency Department (ED). There is a growing body of literature highlighting disparities in seizure care related to race and ethnicity. Our goal was to identify racial and clinical characteristics of patients presenting to the ED with seizures and to determine factors associated with repeat ED visits(More)
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