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Quality of data collection in a large HIV observational clinic database in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for clinical research and audit of care
(BioMed Central, 2011)
Background: Observational HIV clinic databases are now widely used to answer key questions related to HIV care and treatment, but there has been no systematic evaluation of their quality of data. Our objective was to ...
Potential impact of task-shifting on costs of antiretroviral therapy and physician supply in Uganda
(BMC Health Services Research, 2009-01-09)
Background Lower-income countries face severe health worker shortages. Recent evidence suggests that this problem can be mitigated by task-shifting—delegation of aspects of health care to less specialized health workers. ...
Cause-Specific Mortality and the Contribution of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome in the First 3 Years after Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in an Urban African Cohort
(Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2009)
Background. Although many studies have reported high early mortality among patients enrolled in antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs in sub-Saharan Africa—particularly among those individuals with advanced immunodeficiency— ...
Can response of a pruritic papular eruption to antiretroviral therapy be used as a clinical parameter to monitor virological outcome?
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008)
Background: A pruritic papular eruption (PPE) is a common skin manifestation observed in 12–46% of persons with HIV infection living in tropical countries. Objective: To determine whether PPE responds to HAART and whether ...
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)
Cost Effectiveness of a Pharmacy-Only Refill Program in a Large Urban HIV/AIDS Clinic in Uganda
(Public Library of Science, 2011-03-28)
Background: HIV/AIDS clinics in Uganda and other low-income countries face increasing numbers of patients and workforce shortages. We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing a Pharmacy-only Refill Program (PRP), ...
Improvement of the patient flow in a large urban clinic with high HIV seroprevalence in Kampala, Uganda
(International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2009)
Antiretroviral treatment roll-out programmes in Africa often have difficulties to cope with the increasing number of clients. Based on the findings of a survey carried out in 2005 that showed long waiting times, innovative ...
Bilateral pedal edema in an HIV patient: Lopinavir/Ritonavir-containing treatment regimen as a potential cause?
(Open Learning on Enteric Pathogens, 2009-03)
A large number of patients are switched to second-line antiretroviral therapy, especially in resource limited settings. Lopinavir/Ritonavir is the main drug used in second-line treatment regimens. We describe a patient ...
Is it safe to switch from stavudine to zidovudine after developing symptomatic hyperlactatemia?
(African Health Sciences, 2008-06)
Introduction: In resource limited settings patients on antiretroviral treatment who develop stavudine induced hyperlactatemia are often switched to zidovudine on the basis of published studies that demonstrate that this ...
Belief in divine healing can be a barrier to antiretroviral therapy adherence in Uganda
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins., 2007)
Although recent data suggest high levels of adherence to expanding antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in resource-limited settings, the culture- specific barriers to adherence are poorly understood. In a prospective ...