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The Swiss HIV Cohort Study: Rationale, organization and selected baseline characteristics
SummaryObjectivesThis paper describes the rationale and design features of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) and the baseline characteristics of participants enrolled up to March 31st 1993. TheExpand
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Frequent chronic hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-infected patients positive for antibody to hepatitis B core antigen only
Persons with immune deficiency may present with atypical results in serological tests for hepatitis B virus (HBV). Frozen serum specimens that were sequentially obtained over time from a cohort of 57Expand
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Switching to second-line antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings: comparison of programmes with and without viral load monitoring
Background:In high-income countries, viral load is routinely measured to detect failure of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and guide switching to second-line ART. Viral load monitoring is not generallyExpand
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HIV infection presenting in older children and adolescents: a case series from Harare, Zimbabwe.
BACKGROUND Symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection during late childhood and adolescence may be an emerging problem in southern Africa, but it is one that is poorly described. WeExpand
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Antibodies to HTLV-III in Swiss patients with AIDS and pre-AIDS and in groups at risk for AIDS.
We tested serum samples from Swiss subjects by three different assays based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Western blot techniques for antibodies to proteins associated with theExpand
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Pulmonary and intestinal microsporidiosis in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
The microsporidian protozoan organism Enterocytozoon bieneusi has been found in enterocytes of the small intestine in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus, and it has been recognizedExpand
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Pyrimethamine inhibits renal secretion of creatinine.
The mechanism of increased serum creatinine after administration of pyrimethamine and dapsone was evaluated for six healthy volunteers. Serum parameters, urine sediment, and clearances of creatinine,Expand
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Shortcomings of chest radiography in detecting Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
The radiographic presentation of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) was studied in 93 consecutive patients to determine the frequency of normal findings on chest roentgenograms and possibleExpand
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Disseminated microsporidiosis due to Encephalitozoon hellem: pulmonary colonization, microhematuria, and mild conjunctivitis in a patient with AIDS.
Four genera of microsporidia have been associated with disease in humans, which predominantly affects immunocompromised persons. Systemic infection with a newly characterized microsporidian species,Expand
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Single-dose ciprofloxacin at 100 versus 250 mg for treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women.
Two single-dose regimens of ciprofloxacin, 100 and 250 mg, were compared in the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women. Cure rates 5 days after therapy did not significantlyExpand
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