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Digital clubbing in tuberculosis – relationship to HIV infection, extent of disease and hypoalbuminemia
(BioMed Central, 2006-03-10)
Background: Digital clubbing is a sign of chest disease known since the time of Hippocrates. Its association with tuberculosis (TB) has not been well studied, particularly in Africa where TB is common. The prevalence of ...
Treatment of severe sepsis with Artemether-Lumefantrine Is associated with decreased mortality in Ugandan patients without malaria
(American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2009)
We enrolled 382 patients at two hospitals in Uganda in a prospective observational study of severe sepsis. Because artemisinins improve survival in murine sepsis models, we performed a post hoc analysis of the association ...
Outcomes of cryptococcal meningitis in Uganda before and after the availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy
Background. Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is the proximate cause of death in 20%–30% of persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Africa. Methods. Two prospective, observational cohorts enrolled human immunodeficiency ...
Eligibility for HIV/AIDS treatment among adults in a medical emergency setting at an urban hospital in Uganda
(Makerere University Medical School, 2007)
Background: Despite global effort to scale up access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), many people in need of HIV/AIDS care in Uganda have not been reached. HIV testing and ART are not widely offered as routine medical ...
Total lymphocyte count of 1200 is not a sensitive predictor of CD4 lymphocyte count among patients with HIV disease in Kampala, Uganda
(Makerere University Medical School, 2004-08)
Introduction: Total Lymphocyte Count (TLC) has been found to be an inexpensive and useful marker for staging disease, predicting progression to AIDS and death and monitoring response to ART. However, the correlation between ...