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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends the use of adjunctive urine lipopolysaccharide lipoarabinomannan (LAM) testing in hospitalized HIV-infected persons with suspected tuberculosis (TB) and a CD4 count <100 cells/ml. However, the recommendation is conditional and uptake by individual treatment programs depends on perceived additional benefit. The aim of this study was to determine if adjunctive LAM testing had additional clinical benefits including reduction in health care-related use of resources.
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In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), low body mass index (BMI) is associated with high mortality. This relationship in emergently hospitalized CKD patients is unknown. We investigated the as...
Real-life data on health resource utilization and costs of hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease are lacking in Switzerland. We aimed to assess health resource utilization and costs du...
Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) respond to deteriorating hospitalized patients, and help determine subsequent management, including Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission. In such patients with sepsis and se...
Despite advances in therapy, heart failure (HF) patients have significant symptom burden, and poor quality of life. However, data on palliative care (PC) utilization in this population are scarce. We ...
To determine the clinical utility/disutility of canceling urine cultures in elderly patients with a negative dipstick. The cohort included consecutive patients aged ≥ 65 years hospitalized in inte...
The study will evaluate safety and effectiveness of the UriCap-F, a non-invasive urine collection device for women, in hospitalized patients who would otherwise be treated with an indwelli...
The purpose of this study is to concurrently evaluate whether adjunct treatment with corticosteroids in children hospitalized with CAP is more effective in terms of the proportion of child...
The purpose of this study is to find out if anti-HIV drugs, taken by patients who are newly infected with HIV, can make the level of HIV in the body too low to detect. Studying patients w...
The primary objective of this study would be to determine whether utilization of this technology improves adherence to recommended increases in hydration for stone forming patients with lo...
The study will evaluate device performance and user satisfaction in the UriCap-RM, an FDA cleared non-invasive urine collection device for men.
The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)
Renal syndrome in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients characterized by nephrotic syndrome, severe proteinuria, focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis with distinctive tubular and interstitial changes, enlarged kidneys, and peculiar tubuloreticular structures. The syndrome is distinct from heroin-associated nephropathy as well as other forms of kidney disease seen in HIV-infected patients.
Child hospitalized for short term care.
Adolescent hospitalized for short term care.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria found in soil, water, food, and clinical specimens. It is a prominent opportunistic pathogen for hospitalized patients.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Erectile Dysfunction Urology Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract and diseases that affect it. Examples include urethritis, urethrostenosis and incontinence. Urology is a su...