Hematologic, hepatic, renal, and lipid laboratory monitoring after initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy in the united states, 2000-2010

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  • We assessed laboratory monitoring after combination antiretroviral therapy initiation among 3678 patients in a large US multisite clinical cohort, censoring participants at last clinic visit, combination antiretroviral therapy change, or 3 years. Median days (interquartile range) to first hematologic, hepatic, renal, and lipid tests were 30 (18-53), 31 (19-56), 33 (20-59), and 350 (96-1106), respectively. At 1 year, approximately 80% received more than 2 hematologic, hepatic, and renal tests consistent with guidelines. However, only 40% received 1 or more lipid tests. Monitoring was more frequent in specific subgroups, likely reflecting better clinic attendance or clinician perception of higher susceptibility to toxicities. Copyright © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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  • Yanik EL; Napravnik S; Ryscavage P; Eron JJ; Koletar SL; Moore RD; Zinski A; Cole SR; Hunt P; Crane HM
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  • 216
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  • 63
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