Lidia Isabel Cassetti

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate neurocognitive performance in patients with preserved immunological status using the International HIV Dementia Scale (IHDS) and compare patients on and off highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS Outpatients with more than 350 CD4 cells per cubic millimeter underwent evaluation by means(More)
Recent studies indicate that multiple nutritional abnormalities occur relatively early in the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection. Decreased plasma levels of vitamins B6, B12, A, and E and zinc have been correlated with dietary intake and associated with significant alterations in immune response and cognitive function. To determine the(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly syphilis, is high and continues to rise among some populations, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). Furthermore, a higher incidence of STIs has been reported in HIV-positive than in HIV-negative MSM. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of syphilis in a cohort(More)
OBJECTIVES to determine the incidence and risk factors for nevirapine (NVP)-associated toxicity in a cohort of HIV-infected people in Buenos Aires, Argentina. DESIGN retrospective study. METHODS HIV-infected adults who received NVP-based highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) at least for 2 weeks between May 1997 and March 2008 were included in(More)
In the last decades, there have been many reports of HIV infection and abnormalities in lipid metabolism and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aims at describing the nutritional status of HIV-infected adults and its relation to lipid profile through traditional [total cholesterol (TC), HDL cholesterol (HDL), triglycerides (TG), non-HDL cholesterol(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of ganciclovir, foscarnet, or the combination of both for the treatment of cytomegalovirus polyradiculomyelopathy (CMV-PRAM), we reviewed the records of seven patients with AIDS, diagnosed with CMV-PRAM. Muscle strength was graded according to the Medical Research Council (MRC) scale. Response to treatment was also classified(More)
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