Rudi Luethy

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This databank-based, multicenter study compared all stroke patients with IV tissue plasminogen activator aged > or = 80 years (n = 38) and those < 80 years old (n = 287). Three-month mortality was higher in older patients. Favorable outcome (modified Rankin scale < or = 1) and intracranial hemorrhage (asymptomatic/symptomatic/fatal) were similarly frequent(More)
Predictors of disease progression were studied in 89 asymptomatic HIV-infected patients who were prospectively evaluated for psychosocial variables and the development of clinical symptoms over a period of 2 years. The subjects were assessed for symptoms, laboratory measures, demographic variables, social and personal resources, mental status, alcohol,(More)
We evaluated a low-cost virological failure assay (VFA) on plasma and dried blood spot (DBS) specimens from HIV-1 infected patients attending an HIV clinic in Harare. The results were compared to the performance of the ultrasensitive heat-denatured p24 assay (p24). The COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 test, version 2.0, served as the gold standard. Using(More)
Two adult patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) presented with psycho-organic symptoms produced by an extensive cerebral and cerebellar leukoencephalopathy. Diffuse loss of myelin and axons with reactive astrocytosis and distinctive multinucleated giant cells were prominent in the deep white matter, but less so in the subcortical white(More)
The prophylactic effect of antibody to endotoxin core glycolipid was studied in surgical patients at high risk of gram-negative infection. At randomisation (on admission to intensive care unit), every 5 days thereafter, and at onset of septic shock, patients received plasma taken from donors before (control) or after immunisation with Escherichia coli J5, a(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for stroke seems to be beneficial independent of the underlying etiology. Recent observations raised concern that IVT might cause harm in patients with strokes attributable to small artery occlusion (SAO). OBJECTIVE The safety of IVT in SAO-patients is addressed in this study. METHODS We used the Swiss IVT(More)
At our AIDS outpatient clinic we presently care for more than 1,200 HIV-infected patients. All physicians in this unit have participated for 1 year in a case work group supervised by a liaison psychiatrist. The doctor-patient relationship, the assessment in the case work group and the ensuing influence on perception and behavior are demonstrated by 3 cases.(More)
The results of 115 bronchoscopic examinations and one autopsy in 105 adults with HIV-infection and pulmonary complications are presented. Whereas 51.7% of the events were caused by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (NIP) without evidence of an infectious or neoplastic condition was the second most frequent diagnosis(More)
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