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As a result of high inter-patient variability, and efficacy-concentration and toxicity-concentration relationships, optimization of HIV-protease inhibitor (PI) doses based on plasma concentrations could be beneficial. During a 48-week open prospective non-randomized interventional study of 115 protease inhibitor-naïve patients initiating an(More)
Although treatments with nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) can modify fat metabolism and fat distribution in humans, the mechanisms of these modifications and the roles of diverse NRTIs are unknown. We studied the mitochondrial and metabolic effects of stavudine (d4T), zidovudine (AZT), didanosine (ddI), lamivudine (3TC), zalcitabine(More)
P ioglitazone, a peroxisome prolifera-tor–activated receptor ␥ agonist, is a relatively new oral antidiabetes agent. It has been shown to decrease insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes, resulting in lowered blood glucose concentrations and A1C values. It can be used alone or in combination with metformin or a sulfonylurea. The adverse effects(More)
CONTEXT We report a case of massive poisoning with meprobamate leading to acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT A 43-year-old patient with a history of schizophrenia and multiple suicide attempts was admitted to the intensive care unit for severe poisoning with meprobamate (voluntary ingestion of 60 g). On admission, the patient was deeply comatose with low(More)
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