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Total Lymphocyte Count and Haemoglobin Concentration Combined as a Surrogate Marker for Initiating Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in a Resource-limited Setting as against CD4 Cell Count

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.132
Pages: 
460–4
Synopsis: 
Adding haemoglobin to total lymphocyte count improves the sensitivity of the marker to predict CD4 count <200/mm3, thus ensuring initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy and thereby reducing investigational costs.

ABSTRACT

Aim: To find a sensitive and low-cost surrogate marker for CD4 count for initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) [CD4 < 200 /mm3], in the form of total lymphocyte count (TLC) < 1200 /mm3 combined with haemoglobin (Hb) with multiple Hb cut-offs.

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Sleep: a ‘Wake-up’ Call

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.306
Synopsis: 
With growing stress levels among students, sleep problems have become a common affair and significant gaps in sleep education exist today among medical students. Health hazards of sleep deprivation include anxiety, depression, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, breast malignancy, increased error rate at work, decreased dexterity and adverse impact on academic performance.
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Accepted: 
13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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