By Eric P. Purdy, MD
Covers systemic health conditions probably to impact ophthalmic sufferers, akin to infectious, metabolic, neurologic and cardiovascular ailments; melanoma; and rheumatic and endocrine issues. incorporates a dialogue of preventive drugs and scientific emergencies, in addition to geriatrics and facts. Ophthalmic concerns are highlighted all through. comprises a number of up to date references and tables directory the names, symptoms and negative effects of antibiotic, antihypertensive and anticancer medications. lately revised 2010 2011.
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Tripleclass antiretroviral regimen. The protease inhibitors are a class of antiretroviral drugs that prevent the cleavage of precursor proteins into the viral elements needed for viral assembly. thereby resulting in the production of nonfunctional. noninfectious virions. These agents are used primarily in multidrug therapy along with one or more nucleoside analogues. The protease inhibitors currently approved for the treatment of HIV infection include saquinavir (lnvirase). indinavir (Crixivan).
In 1986, the drug zidovudine (also known as azidothymidine [AZT); Retrovir), a synthetic analogue of thymidine, became available for the treatment of AIDS. Zidovudine is incorporated into DNA by the DNA polymerase (reverse transcriptase) of HIV and prevents further viral DNA synthesis. In the early AIDS treatment trials, zidovudine decreased mortality among patients with AIDS and decreased the number of episodes of opportunistic infections. The major limiting side effect of this therapy was bone marrow suppression.
2011-2012 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 1: Update on General Medicine (Basic & Clinical Science Course) by Eric P. Purdy, MD