N. Schmeisser

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the prognosis over 5 years of HIV-1-infected, treatment-naive patients starting HAART, taking into account the immunological and virological response to therapy. DESIGN A collaborative analysis of data from 12 cohorts in Europe and North America on 20,379 adults who started HAART between 1995 and 2003. METHODS Parametric survival(More)
DC-SIGNR is a C-type lectin that functions as a transreceptor for HIV-1. The exon 4 of the DC-SIGNR gene comprises a variable number of 69-bp tandem repeats, encoding for parts of the extracellular protein domain. Here, we analyzed the relevance of this gene polymorphism for the interindividual transmission of HIV-1 and the progression to AIDS. A(More)
BACKGROUND Disease progression in HIV infection has been associated with switch of viral coreceptor usage from CCR5 to CXCR4. OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between HIV-coreceptor tropism and clinical and virological outcome in 40 heavily pretreated patients over time. METHODS Coreceptor phenotype was predicted after sequencing the V3 loop(More)
This study aimed to quantify the inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP3A), CYP2D6, and P-glycoprotein in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients receiving an antiretroviral therapy (ART) containing ritonavir boosted lopinavir, and to identify factors influencing ritonavir and lopinavir pharmacokinetics. We measured activities of CYP3A, CYP2D6, and(More)
To assess the long-term outcome and influence of clinical management of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), 229 patients with blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus between January 1997 and December 2000 were retrospectively identified and followed up. Risk factors, source of infection, treatment, clinical course, and outcome(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical course and risk factors of death in highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)-treated patients with progressive multifocal leukencephalopathy (PML); to evaluate the efficacy of cidofovir in addition to HAART. METHODS Retrospective multicenter cohort study of PML in HIV-1-infected patients. Diagnosis of PML was(More)
Low dose-ritonavir boosted protease inhibitors are increasingly being used for the first-line antiretroviral treatment, though their virological efficacy has just poorly been compared to alternative antiretroviral therapies. Here, we retrospectively investigated the virological responses of 316 protease inhibitor-naive HIV patients receiving highly active(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the disease progression of HIV-HCV co-infected hemophiliacs in a large cohort of patients (n = 288) cared for at a single medical institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS Annual mortality rates for AIDS- and liver-related death were calculated and Kaplan-Meier survival plots were drawn to determine the progression to AIDS and death. (More)
In a regional pain management network in Cologne, sponsored by the German Ministry of Health, structures of outpatient pain treatment in general practice and the adherence to pain management guidelines were examined. The 3-year project was divided into a 1-year observational period to analyze the present state of outpatient pain management followed by a(More)
Die Arbeitsepidemiologie versucht, auf den Arbeitsplatz bezogene Krankheiten zu beschreiben und die ihnen zugrunde liegenden Ursachen mit dem Ziel zu identifizieren, gefährdete Arbeitnehmer durch die Einführung primär- und sekundärpräventiver Maßnahmen vor gesundheitsschädlichen Auswirkungen des Arbeitsprozesses zu schützen. Zur Abschätzung dieser(More)