Sumudinie Fernando

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With the scale-up of effective antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings, many HIV-infected children are now able to survive into adulthood. To achieve this potential, children must navigate normative developmental processes and challenges while living with an unusually complex, stigmatizing, potentially fatal chronic illness and meeting the(More)
Prevalence of pediatric HIV disclosure is low in resource-limited settings. Innovative, culturally sensitive, and patient-centered disclosure approaches are needed. Conducting such studies in resource-limited settings is not trivial considering the challenges of capturing, cleaning, and storing clinical research data. To overcome some of these challenges,(More)
BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography may have a role in the pretreatment workup of patients with thymic malignancies. This study was undertaken to determine the utility of the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in predicting histologic type and tumor stage in a large cohort of thymic epithelial tumors. METHODS The large, multiinstitutional,(More)
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