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HIV Subtype D Is Associated with Dementia, Compared with Subtype A, in Immunosuppressed Individuals at Risk of Cognitive Impairment in Kampala, Uganda
(Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2009)
Background. In the United States, clade B is the predominant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) subtype, whereas in sub-Saharan Africa, clades A, C, and D are the predominant subtypes. HIV subtype may have an impact on ...
Discontinuation and modification of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-infected Ugandans prevalence and associated factors.
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007-03-16)
Background: Data on discontinuation and modification of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) are scarce among sub-Saharan African populations. We sought to estimate the prevalence and to identify factors associated ...
The spectrum of liver diseases in HIV infected individuals at an HIV treatment clinic in Kampala, Uganda
(Makerere University Medical School, 2008-03)
Background: Liver diseases are common in patients with HIV due to viral hepatitis B and C co-infections, opportunistic infections or malignancies, antiretroviral drugs and drugs for opportunistic infections. Objective: To ...
Free antiretrovirals must not be restricted only to treatment-naive patients: experience in Uganda suggests that restricting access is not the way forward
(Public Library of Science, 2005-10)
Assessment of the patient flow at the infectious diseases institute out-patient clinic, Kampala, Uganda
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2007)
In order to cope with the increasing patient load, a study was performed to identify bottlenecks in patient flow at the Infectious Diseases out-patient clinic in Kampala, Uganda on 10 January 2005. On a standardised ...
Knowledge and perception of stroke: A population-based survey in Uganda.
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014)
Purpose. This study, designed to complement a large population survey on prevalence of stroke risk factors, assessed knowledge and perception of stroke and associated factors. Methods. A population survey was conducted ...
Validation of the missoula-vitas quality of- life index among patients with advanced AIDS in urban Kampala, Uganda
The Missoula-Vitas Quality-of-Life Index (MVQOLI) is a unique tool specifically designed to measure quality of life (QOL) in advanced illness in a palliative care setting. The aim of this study was to explore its cross-cultural ...
The effect of AIDS defining conditions on immunological recovery among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy at Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2009-07-24)
Background: Many HIV-infected patients only access health care once they have developed advanced symptomatic disease resulting from AIDS Defining Conditions (ADCs). We carried out a study to establish the effect of ADCs ...
Clinical presentation and aetiologies of acute or complicated headache among HIV-seropositive patients in a Ugandan clinic
(BioMed Central, 2009)
Background: We set out to define the relative prevalence and common presentations of the various aetiologies of headache within an ambulant HIV-seropositive adult population in Kampala, Uganda. Methods: We conducted a ...
The International HIV Dementia Scale: a new rapid screening test for HIV dementia
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005)
Objective: HIV dementia is an important neurological complication of advanced HIV infection. The use of a cross-cultural screening test to detect HIV dementia within the international community is critical for diagnosing ...