FDA Updates Atazanavir Oral Powder Label
"On September 24, 2015, FDA approved revisions to the Reyataz (atazanavir) oral powder label to include dosing recommendations for patients three months and older weighing at least 5 kg. This represents the addition of a new pediatric weight band. Previously the oral powder formulation was for patients three months and older weighing at least 10 kg. "Reyataz oral powder must be taken with ritonavir and is not recommended for use in children who weigh less than 5 kg." The updated labeling will be available at the FDA website. More information is available: FDA: Press release AIDSinfo: Patient fact sheet on atazanavir
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Authors: Baykara S, Tartar AS, Korucu T, Korkmaz S, Atmaca M, Akbulut A Abstract Objective: To investigate the self-esteem and defense mechanisms in patients diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Methods: This prospective, cross-sectional study included 29 patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS admitted to inpatient or outpatient clinics between March 2018 and January 2019 and 29 healthy subjects. Participants were assessed using a sociodemographic and clinical data form, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory (RSEI), the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ), and the ...
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CONCLUSION: The expectation regarding hearing aid provision has to be adjusted according to maximum word recognition score, the derived quality measures, degree of hearing loss, and audiogram type. PMID: 32211930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]