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Gastrointestinal Function in HIV Patients
Principal Investigator:   Donald Kotler, MD
Time frame of study:   Ongoing
Time frame of participation:   N/A
Number of participants needed:   Open
Location of Study:   Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt
432 W. 58th Street
Contact Name, Number & Email:   General Info at 212-523-3674

Summary:
This program, under the direction of Dr. Donald Kotler, evaluates and treats HIV-infected individuals for gastrointestinal and nutritional complications of the disease. Ongoing studies are dissecting the relationships between cellular HIV infection in the intestine, enteric pathogens, oxidative stress, immune depletion and clinical symptoms. Treatment studies are determining the safety and efficacy of experimental antiparasitic and antiinflammatory agents in AIDS patients. Nutritional studies include analysis of factors controlling protein supplementation, anabolic agents and exercise upon body composition and skeletal muscle structure and function.