Ruedi Lüthy

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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)
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 generally available in resource-limited settings. We examined switching from nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based first-line regimens to protease(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)
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)
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)
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