Poudel co-authors article featured in World Biomedical Frontiers

October 9, 2013

Krishna Poudel, Associate Professor in Community Health Education, is co-author of an article that is featured in the October issue of World Biomedical Frontiers.

“We recently received the good news that this paper has been selected to be featured in World Biomedical Frontiers, because of its innovation and potential for significant impact,” says Poudel.

Titled “Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels and C-Reactive Protein in Persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection,” the article examines the relationship between vitamin D and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in a cohort of HIV-positive people. The research described in the article may lead to future trials of vitamin D as a low-cost tool to improve the health of HIV-positive patients particularly in resource-limited countries. This study was based on the baseline data of the Healthy Living Intervention Study (HLIS) – a prospective study of HIV-positive persons in Kathmandu, Nepal overseen by Poudel, “I am very excited to continue my research on this topic,” Poudel adds.

This paper was previously published in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses in March 2013. The co-authors on the article are Jun Kobayashi of Rikkyo University, Masamine Jimba of the University of Tokyo, C. Anderson Johnson and Paula H. Palmer, both of Claremont Graduate University, and Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar of the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study.

Read the feature here.