BIOIMPEDANCE MARKERS AND TUBERCULOSIS OUTCOME AMONG HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS

African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID)

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Title BIOIMPEDANCE MARKERS AND TUBERCULOSIS OUTCOME AMONG HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS
 
Creator Montalvo, Raúl
Bernabe-Ortiz, Antonio
Kirwan, Daniela E.
Gilman, Robert H.
 
Subject Traditional Medicine, Medicinal Plants
HIV / AIDS; bio impedance; tuberculosis; body weight gain.
 
Description Background: The changes in body composition markers (weight, fat mass, lean mass, and BMI) over time can be
associated with TB treatment outcome among HIV-infected patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether
changes in fat mass and lean mass were associated with the treatment response among patients with HIV infection and
pulmonary tuberculosis.
Materials and Methods: This was a prospective cohort study. Data from HIV-infected patients commencing TB
therapy were analyzed. This included body weight measurement using bioimpedance equipment at baseline, one
month, and two months after starting TB treatment.
Results: The study was conducted in 125 patients, 17 patients (13.6%) died during treatment, of which 5 died during
the first month of treatment, 4 during the second month and 8 after the second month. The group of patients with good
response, increased their weight by 1.3 kg (p
 
Publisher African Traditional Medicine Supporters Initiative (ATHMSI), 7, Road 1, Otunmaiye Square
 
Contributor participants who kindly agreed to participate in the study. Special thanks to all field teams for their commitment and hard work. We would like to thank Lucero Curiñaupa Vilchez and FIMRC (Fundation for International Relief for Children) for the review of
 
Date 2018-06-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/AJID/article/view/5113
10.21010/Ajid.v12i2.8
 
Source African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID); Vol 12, No 2 (2018); 47-54
2505-0419
2006-0165
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/AJID/article/view/5113/3145
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2018 African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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