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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to describe the clinical presentation and predictors of death in a HIV population hospitalized in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. MATERIALS AND METHODS Baseline demographics, viro-immunological status, clinical presentations, and outcome have been analyzed by univariate analysis and a multivariate model. RESULTS A total(More)
The objective of our study was to evaluate the sociodemographic factors associated with completion of screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among undocumented immigrants in Brescia, Italy. Screening for LTBI was offered to 649 immigrants; 213 (33%) immigrants completed the first step of screening; only 44% (55/124) of individuals with a(More)
This review describes intra-articular drugs therapy of arthritis and degenerative joint disease) with a range of old and recent molecules with specific focus on hyaluronic acid. HA is a cartilage matrix basic component secreted by chondrocytes: it prevents cartilage degradation by a complex interpherence between metalloproteinases, pain mediators and cells.(More)
OBJECTIVES Influenza has been related to high morbity and, in children and adults over 60 years, high mortality. It brings a great burden on medical centers, which have to sustain and provide numerous patients with continuous care, especially in winter when influenza reaches the highest peak. Vaccination is still the main preventive measure to avoid serious(More)
AIM Nowadays there is great attention in trying to slow and reverse the facial aging process. Esthetic medicine has been primarily based on the surgical approach for many years, but now, in order to solve the problem of aging skin, there is an increasing interest into non-invasive, possibly painless, procedures that can guarantee the patient a quick(More)
A 25-year-old man had complained of sudden fever spikes for two years and his blood tests were within the normal range. In 1993, a surgical biopsy of swollen left inguinal lymph nodes was negative for malignancy, but showed reactive lymphadenitis and widespread sinus histiocytosis. A concomitant needle biopsy of the periaortic lymph nodes and a bone marrow(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a degenerative disease primarily affecting voluntary muscles with secondary consequences on heart and breathing muscles. DMD is an X-linked recessive disease that results in the loss of dystrophin, a key muscle protein. Inflammation can play different roles in DMD; it can be a secondary response to muscle degeneration, a(More)
The expression "food intolerance" dates back to the ancient Greece and can be generally defined as a sum of unpleasant symptoms of varying etiology that can onset in some patients after the ingestion of various food products. Adverse reactions to food can be divided into toxic and non-toxic. The last ones are classified as immunologically mediated, called(More)
The term "second opinion" has been widely used, since the 70's in the American hospitals with the aim of reducing the skyrocketing costs of the patients' healthcare, improving their diagnosis, the patient's care and his healing process at the same time. In this paper, after a short review of the "second opinion" impact on different medical fields, we give(More)