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Optimal timing for antiretroviral therapy initiation in patients with HIV infection and concurrent cryptococcal meningitis

  1. Basile Njei1,*,
  2. Eugene J Kongnyuy2,
  3. Sushil Kumar3,
  4. Mbah P Okwen4,
  5. Mari Jeeva Sankar5,
  6. Lawrence Mbuagbaw6

Editorial Group: Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 29 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009012.pub2


How to Cite

Njei B, Kongnyuy EJ, Kumar S, Okwen MP, Sankar MJ, Mbuagbaw L. Optimal timing for antiretroviral therapy initiation in patients with HIV infection and concurrent cryptococcal meningitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009012. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009012.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

  2. 2

    Reproductive Health Solutions, Salisbury, UK

  3. 3

    University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, USA

  4. 4

    Center for Development of Best Practices in Health, Yaoundé, Center, Cameroon

  5. 5

    ICMR Center for Advanced Research in Newborn Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Newborn Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, New Delhi, India

  6. 6

    Yaoundé Central Hospital, Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health (CDBPH), Yaoundé, Cameroon

*Basile Njei, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut, 06030, USA. basilenjei@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Flow diagram
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Early ART initiation versus delayed ART initiation, outcome: 1.1 Death.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Early ART initiation versus delayed ART initiation, Outcome 1 Death.