Radical prostatectomy in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • HIV Infections
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • The risk of peri-operative complications in HIV-positive patients can be minimized by carefully selecting the patient and procedure, and by measuring routine and HIV-specific preoperative variables. The two infectious complications in this series were in patients with less favourable preoperative factors, i.e. the lowest CD4+ count and the highest viral load. Further experience is needed to determine whether the risk of surgical infections is higher in this cohort. However, our results are consistent with reports from other surgical specialities that surgery in asymptomatic HIV-positive patients is safe and effective.

publication date

  • August 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2239296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2006.06271.x

PubMed ID

  • 16879669

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 303

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 98

number

  • 2