An audit on virological efficacy of anti-retroviral therapy in a specialist infectious disease clinic.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127438
Title:
An audit on virological efficacy of anti-retroviral therapy in a specialist infectious disease clinic.
Authors:
Reyad, A; Waldron, C; Canning, R; O'Shea, D; Coakley, P; McConkey, S
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Disease, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. A.I.Reyad@hotmail.com
Citation:
An audit on virological efficacy of anti-retroviral therapy in a specialist infectious disease clinic. 2009, 102 (6):186-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127438
PubMed ID:
19722358
Abstract:
We have assessed the efficacy of anti retroviral therapy (ART) using undetectable viral load (VL) (<50 RNA copies/ml) as a marker of virological success, in patients who have Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attending the Department of Infectious Disease. A cross-sectional review of patients' case notes was used to obtain their demographics and treatment details. 79% (253) of the hospital case notes of clinic population was available for analysis, which represents 90% of those receiving ART in the clinic. 166/253 of the cohort were receiving treatment at the time of this study and 95% (157/166) of these were on treatment for greater than 6 months. The total virological success rate is 93%, which is comparable to other centres and are as good as those from published clinical trials. 56% of those on therapy who have virological failure were Intravenous Drug Users (IVDUs). Case by case investigation for those with treatment failure is warranted.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Anti-HIV Agents; CD4 Lymphocyte Count; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; HIV Infections; HIV-1; Humans; Infectious Disease Medicine; Ireland; Male; Medical Audit; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies; Viral Load; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorReyad, Aen
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Cen
dc.contributor.authorCanning, Ren
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Den
dc.contributor.authorCoakley, Pen
dc.contributor.authorMcConkey, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T14:02:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T14:02:54Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationAn audit on virological efficacy of anti-retroviral therapy in a specialist infectious disease clinic. 2009, 102 (6):186-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid19722358-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127438-
dc.description.abstractWe have assessed the efficacy of anti retroviral therapy (ART) using undetectable viral load (VL) (<50 RNA copies/ml) as a marker of virological success, in patients who have Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attending the Department of Infectious Disease. A cross-sectional review of patients' case notes was used to obtain their demographics and treatment details. 79% (253) of the hospital case notes of clinic population was available for analysis, which represents 90% of those receiving ART in the clinic. 166/253 of the cohort were receiving treatment at the time of this study and 95% (157/166) of these were on treatment for greater than 6 months. The total virological success rate is 93%, which is comparable to other centres and are as good as those from published clinical trials. 56% of those on therapy who have virological failure were Intravenous Drug Users (IVDUs). Case by case investigation for those with treatment failure is warranted.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAnti-HIV Agents-
dc.subject.meshCD4 Lymphocyte Count-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections-
dc.subject.meshHIV-1-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Medicine-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshViral Load-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleAn audit on virological efficacy of anti-retroviral therapy in a specialist infectious disease clinic.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Infectious Disease, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. A.I.Reyad@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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