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Detection of acute HIV infection: a field evaluation of the determine® HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab combo test.
BACKGROUND Most human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) point-of-care tests detect antibodies (Ab) but not p24 antigen (Ag) or RNA. In the absence of antibodies, p24 antigen and RNA typically indicateExpand
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Laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation vs abdominal hysterectomy for presumed fibroids: an updated decision analysis following the 2014 Food and Drug Administration safety communications
&NA; Previous decision analyses demonstrate the safety of minimally invasive hysterectomy for presumed benign fibroids, accounting for the risk of occult leiomyosarcoma and the differential mortalityExpand
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Dried Blood Spots for Viral Load Monitoring in Malawi: Feasible and Effective
Objectives To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of dried blood spots (DBS) use for viral load (VL) monitoring, describing patient outcomes and programmatic challenges that are relevant forExpand
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Laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation vs abdominal hysterectomy for presumed fibroid tumors in premenopausal women: a decision analysis.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to model outcomes in laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation compared with abdominal hysterectomy for the presumed fibroid uterus and to examine short- andExpand
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Clinical and public health implications of acute and early HIV detection and treatment: a scoping review
Abstract Introduction: The unchanged global HIV incidence may be related to ignoring acute HIV infection (AHI). This scoping review examines diagnostic, clinical, and public health implications ofExpand
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Measures of viral load using Abbott RealTime HIV-1 Assay on venous and fingerstick dried blood spots from provider-collected specimens in Malawian District Hospitals.
BACKGROUND Viral suppression is a key indicator of antiretroviral therapy (ART) response among HIV-infected patients. Dried blood spots (DBS) are an appealing alternative to conventional plasma-basedExpand
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Cost-effectiveness of provider-based HIV partner notification in urban Malawi.
Provider-initiated partner notification for HIV effectively identifies new cases of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, but is not widely implemented. Our objective was to determine whether provider-based HIVExpand
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STI Patients Are Effective Recruiters of Undiagnosed Cases of HIV: Results of a Social Contact Recruitment Study in Malawi
Background:Patients with newly diagnosed HIV may be part of social networks with elevated prevalence of undiagnosed HIV infection. Social network recruitment by persons with newly diagnosed HIV mayExpand
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Role of acute and early HIV infection in the sexual transmission of HIV
Purpose of reviewAcute HIV infection (AHI), the earliest period after HIV acquisition, is only a few weeks in duration. In this brief period, the concentration of HIV in blood and genital secretionsExpand
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A preoperative personalized risk assessment calculator for elderly ovarian cancer patients undergoing primary cytoreductive surgery.
OBJECTIVE Cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer has higher rates of postoperative complication than neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery. If patients at high risk of postoperativeExpand
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