Learn More
BACKGROUND Mortality in the first months of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a significant clinical problem in sub-Saharan Africa. To date, no post-mortem study has investigated the causes of mortality in these patients. METHODS HIV-positive adults who died as in-patients at a Johannesburg academic hospital underwent chart-review and ultrasound-guided(More)
BACKGROUND Point-of-care CD4 testing can provide immediate CD4 reporting at HIV-testing sites. This study evaluated performance of capillary blood sampling using the point-of-care Pima™ CD4 device in representative primary health care clinics doing HIV testing. METHODS Prior to testing, prescribed capillary-sampling and instrument training was undertaken(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy improves outcomes in patients with bacteremia due to Escherichia coli or Klebsiella. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy on in-hospital mortality and post-infection length of stay in patients with Escherichia coli or(More)
  • 1