clinical isolates of mycobacterium simiae in san antonio, texas. an 11-yr review.during a period of 11 yr (1983-1993) 137 clinical isolates of mycobacterium simiae obtained from 75 patients were identified in a university hospital in san antonio, texas. one hundred twenty-eight isolates (93%) were from a pulmonary source, four (3%) from blood, and five from other sites including skin, urine, lymph node, bone marrow, and brain. of 62 evaluable patients, six (10%) had definite infection, nine (14%) had probable disease, and 48 (76%) were thought to be colonized. during the las ...19957582293
incidence and risk factors for immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome during highly active antiretroviral therapy.there is little systematic information regarding the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (iris).200515750393
determinants of hiv-related survival among texas prison inmates.research indicates that being incarcerated adversely affects disease progression and overall health status. because hiv infection is a growing problem among prison populations in the united states, understanding how incarceration affects hiv-related survival patterns is critical. the present study examined determinants of hiv-related survival in a cohort of 2380 texas department of criminal justice (tdcj) inmates who were treated for hiv/aids, dating from january 1, 1992 and june 31, 1997. asses ...199910842856
changing patterns of infections in patients with aids: a study of 279 autopsies of prison inmates and nonincarcerated patients at a university hospital in eastern texas, 1984-1993.reports on autopsies of 279 persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) were reviewed retrospectively to determine changes in survival rates and infections and to identify differences between prison inmates and nonincarcerated patients. the 78 cases from 1984 through 1988 were compared with 201 from 1989 through 1993, on the basis of use of antiretroviral therapy and (after 1988) prophylaxis against pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (pcp). risk factors for hiv infection were homosexual ...19968842257
temporal trends in aids-related survival.although research indicates that aids-related survival has improved over calendar time, studies of temporal aids-related survival patterns are often confounded by the stage of aids diagnosis. the objective of the present study was therefore to assess temporal trends in aids-related survival from clinical indicators other than point of aids diagnosis. the study sample consisted of 2126 adult hiv-positive patients who were treated between 1987 and 1996 at a large southwestern academic medical cent ...199911362081
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