• Very early anthropometric changes after antiretroviral therapy predict subsequent survival, in karonga, Malawi.

      Maman, David; Glynn, Judith R; Crampin, Amelia C; Kranzer, Katharina; Saul, Jacqueline; Jahn, Andreas; Mwinuka, Venance; Ngwira, Msenga Hc; Mvula, Hazzie; Munthali, Fipson; McGrath, Nuala; Hospices Civils de Lyon, Service de Biostatistique, Lyon, F-69003, France; Université de Lyon, Lyon, F-69000, France; Université Lyon I, Villeurbanne, F-69100, France; CNRS UMR5558, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Equipe Biostatistique Santé, Pierre-Bénite, F-69310, France; Epicentre, Paris, France; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England; Karonga Prevention Study, Malawi; Karonga District Hospital, Karonga, Malawi; Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa. (2012-06)
      Antiretroviral (ART) scale-up in Malawi has been achieved on a large scale based mainly on clinical criteria. Simple markers of prognosis are useful, and we investigated the value of very early anthropometric changes in predicting mortality.