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AIM To evaluate the influence of food habits, specifically adherence to the Mediterranean diet, on carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and the presence of plaques in HIV-infected patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and non-HIV-infected participants and to determine if HIV infection contributes independently to subclinical atherosclerosis. (More)
SUMMARY – Th ere are many false assumptions, both in the general population and among physicians, regarding the infl uence of radiation on pregnant patients and the fetus during diagnostic procedures, in spite of scientifi c facts based on studies. Th ese false assumptions are mostly based on the idea that every diagnostic procedure using ionizing radiation(More)
An HIV-infected patient who experienced immune reconstitution after highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) (increase in CD4 T-cell count from 84/mm3 to 310/mm3) presented with severe Graves' disease twice, after commencing and recommencing HAART. At the first episode of Graves' disease, 21 months after the introduction of HAART, the symptoms of(More)
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