Serum albumin and short-term risk for mortality and cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected veterans.

@article{Lang2013SerumAA,
  title={Serum albumin and short-term risk for mortality and cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected veterans.},
  author={Joshua Lang and Rebecca Scherzer and Cristin C. Weekley and Phyllis C. Tien and Carl Grunfeld and Michael G. Shlipak},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={1339-43}
}
OBJECTIVE We examined the short-term and long-term associations of serum albumin with mortality and cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected veterans. DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis using a national database of US veterans with HIV infection. METHODS This analysis evaluated all HIV-infected veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs HIV Clinical Case Registry (CCR), a national database consisting of demographic, clinical, laboratory, pharmaceutical, and viral status data. There… CONTINUE READING