Probable Transmission of HIV from an Orthopedic Surgeon to a Patient in France
A French orthopedic surgeon may have transmitted HIV to one of his patients. After he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995, the French Ministry of Health offered HIV testing to his patients. A total of 983 patients who were tested, and one woman tested positive. She had received a hip replacement from the surgeon in 1992 and had tested negative before the operation. She had no other risk factors for HIV infection. Molecular analysis revealed that her virus was closely related to the virus the surgeon was infected with.
Publication Name: Annals of Internal Medicine
Heberden's and Bouchard's nodes
The author describes the physiological aspects and development of these disorders which appear on the hands, are disfiguring and often painful. He notes that they are largely misunderstood, but that they seem to run in families. He concludes with several hypotheses concerning these disorders.
Publication Name: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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