oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - HIV and the kidney : what the anaesthesiologist should know : Registrar Communication prize entry
|Article Title||HIV and the kidney : what the anaesthesiologist should know : Registrar Communication prize entry|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Publication Date||May 2010|
|Pages||92 - 95|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Free State|
It is estimated that 20-25% of HIV-positive patients will require surgery at some stage during their illness. In a study conducted among patients presenting for theatre at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in 2006, a prevalence of HIV infection of 30% was found. In one subgroup, the prevalence was as high as 43%. Thirty percent of these patients (10% of the study population) had a CD4 count of < 200 cells/µL.
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