Matthew Hower

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OBJECTIVE To compare a meal replacement (MR) program with a conventional reduced-calorie diet (RCD) for weight management using the pharmacy as the setting and the pharmacist as the point of contact for dietary advice. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, open-label trial. SETTING Travis Pharmacy in Shenandoah, Iowa. PATIENTS Ninety-five patients from(More)
OBJECTIVE As its central basis for research, the Competence Network for HIV/AIDS (KompNet) established a nationwide cohort study on HIV-positive patients being in medical care in Germany. In this paper, we describe the epidemiological composition, and clinical as well as treatment characteristics of the KompNet cohort over time. METHODS The KompNet cohort(More)
PURPOSE Hitherto, studies on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) initiation have shown partly inconsistent results. Our study investigated the clinical course and course of immune status after HAART initiation at CD4-cell-count/μl of treated patients between 250 and 349 (group 1), compared to 350-449 (group 2), on the basis of the cohort of the(More)
Purpose of the study Optimal time of HAART initiation is still unknown. Several studies investigating this issue showed inconsistent results. Our study investigated whether there is a clinical benefit as to treated patients (pts) by an earlier start of therapy at CD4 between 350-449c/μl, compared to the range of 250-349c/μl. An analysis was conducted on(More)
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