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Valérie A Zeller, Valérie-Anne Letembet, Vanina A Meyssonnier, Beate Heym, Jean-Marc Ziza, Simon D Marmor
BACKGROUND: Cutibacterium spp. (formerly Propionibacterium) are slow-growing cutaneous anaerobic commensals, rarely reported in prosthetic joint infections (PJIs). We describe epidemiological, clinical, biological, and radiological characteristics of 15 Cutibacterium avidum PJIs, their treatments, and outcomes. METHODS: This study is an observational, monocenter study (January 2004 to April 2017), with comparison of C avidum vs Cutibacterium acnes (n = 40) PJI characteristics...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Andrew I Rutherford, Eunice Patarata, Sujith Subesinghe, Kimme L Hyrich, James B Galloway
Objectives: This analysis set out to estimate the risk of opportunistic infection (OI) among patients with RA by biologic class. Methods: The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis is a prospective observational cohort study established to evaluate safety of biologic therapies. The population included adults commencing biologic therapy for RA. The primary outcome was any serious OI excluding tuberculosis (TB). Event rates were compared across biologic classes using Cox proportional hazards with adjustment for potential confounders identified a priori...
February 26, 2018: Rheumatology
Jens D Lundgren, Alvaro H Borges, James D Neaton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Optimal control of HIV can be achieved by early diagnosis followed by the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Two large randomised trials (TEMPRANO and START) have recently been published documenting the clinical benefits to HIV-positive adults of early ART initiation. Main findings are reviewed with a focus on serious non-AIDS (SNA) conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Data from the two trials demonstrated that initiating ART early in the course of HIV infection resulted in marked reductions in the risk of opportunistic diseases and invasive bacterial infections...
March 5, 2018: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
J W Baddley, F Cantini, D Goletti, J J Gómez-Reino, E Mylonakis, R San-Juan, M Fernández-Ruiz, J Torre-Cisneros
BACKGROUND: The present review is part of the ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) Consensus Document on the safety of targeted and biological therapies. AIMS: To review, from an Infectious Diseases perspective, the safety profile of agents targeting tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and to suggest preventive recommendations. SOURCES: Computer-based MEDLINE searches with MeSH terms pertaining to each agent or therapeutic family...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Erica B Lee, Mina Amin, Jeremy Man, Alexander Egeberg, Jashin J Wu
Background Although tuberculosis screening guidelines for psoriasis patients on TNF inhibitors exist, few studies have reported the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and conversion rates in this population. Objective To determine the incidence of LTBI and active tuberculosis in patients with psoriasis receiving TNF inhibitor therapy. Methods A total of 138 patients were included in our retrospective study of patients treated from September 2004 to September 2017. Tuberculin skin test was considered positive with an induration of greater than 5 mm...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Yolanda Meije, Oriol Manuel, Hamdi Akan, Jordi Carratalà, José María Aguado, Julie Delaloye
BACKGROUND: The field of new biological agents is increasing exponentially over the past years, thus making prevention and management of associated infectious complications a challenge for non-specialized clinicians. AIMS: The present Consensus Document is an initiative of the ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) aimed at analyzing, from an Infectious Diseases perspective, the safety of targeted and biological therapies. SOURCES: Computer-based MEDLINE searches with MeSH terms pertaining to each agent or therapeutic family...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Felice Rivellese, Antonio Lobasso, Letizia Barbieri, Bianca Liccardo, Amato De Paulis, Francesca Wanda Rossi
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by synovial inflammation and hyperplasia, autoantibody production, cartilage and bone destruction and several systemic features. Cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychological, and muscle involvement are the main comorbidities of RA and are responsible for the severity of the disease and long-term prognosis. Pharmacological treatment of rheumatic diseases has evolved remarkably over the past years. In addition, the widespread adoption of treat to target and tight control strategies has led to a substantial improvement of outcomes, so that drug-free remission is nowadays a realistic goal in the treatment of RA...
February 9, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Sean M McConachie, Sheila M Wilhelm, Ashish Bhargava, Pramodini B Kale-Pradhan
OBJECTIVE: To review the mechanism and association of infectious risk among the tumor-necrosis factor α (TNF-α) antagonists used in inflammatory bowel disease. DATA SOURCES: A PubMed literature search was performed using the following search terms: infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab, golimumab, inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's, ulcerative colitis, adverse effects, adverse events, safety, and infection. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Meta-analyses and cohort studies with outcomes pertaining to quantitative infectious risk were reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Nawaf AlMutairi, Hesham Alaadin Abouzaid
INTRODUCTION: Biologics are highly effective, important treatment options for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Biologics are well tolerated and have few side effects. However, the use of biologics in patients with concomitant chronic viral hepatitis is debatable. Recent reports have suggested a very low associated risk of reactivation of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCB). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of biologics for moderate to severe psoriasis patients with concomitant chronic viral hepatitis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Valerie Li-Thiao-Te, Florence Uettwiller, Pierre Quartier, Florence Lacaille, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) present a defective activation of the alternate complement pathway that increases the risk of infection and is thought to predispose to autoimmune disease (AID). However, coexisting AID and SCD is rarely reported, suggesting possible underdiagnosis due to an overlapping of the symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Among 603 patients with SCD followed between 1999 and June 2016, we retrospectively searched for patients with coexisting SCD and AID...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Eoghan M McCarthy, Emily Sutton, Stephanie Nesbit, James White, Ben Parker, David Jayne, Bridget Griffiths, David A Isenberg, Anisur Rahman, Caroline Gordon, David P D'Cruz, Benjamin Rhodes, Peter Lanyon, Edward M Vital, Chee-Seng Yee, Christopher J Edwards, Lee-Suan Teh, Mohammed Akil, Neil J McHugh, Asad Zoma, Ian N Bruce
Objectives: To describe the baseline characteristics of SLE patients requiring biologic therapy in the UK and to explore short term efficacy and infection rates associated with rituximab (RTX) use. Methods: Patients commencing biologic therapy for refractory SLE and who consented to join BILAG-BR were analysed. Baseline characteristics, disease activity (BILAG 2004/SLEDAI-2K) and rates of infection over follow-up were analysed. Response was defined as loss of all A and B BILAG scores to ⩽ 1 B score with no new A/B scores in other organ systems at 6 months...
March 1, 2018: Rheumatology
X M Li, R X Qiu, C H Song, Q H Huang, X D Wang, Z T Hu, X Z He, X Y Ye, X G Huang, F F Zheng, G X Lin
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity associated with liver disease. Risk factors identified for the transmission of HCV include contaminated blood products, intravenous drug use, body piercing, an infected mother at birth, sexual activity, and dental therapy, among others. However, the exact diversity of the HCV genotype and genetic variation among patients with low-risk factors is still unknown. In this study, we briefly described and analysed the genotype distribution and genetic variation of HCV infections with low-risk factors using molecular biology techniques...
December 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
Hiroaki Nishioka, Hiroshi Takegawa, Hiroki Kamei
Infections occur more frequently in patients receiving biologics. However, cryptococcal infection is uncommon in patients receiving tocilizumab, an interleukin-6 inhibitor, in contrast to patients receiving tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors. In this report, we describe a case of disseminated cryptococcosis in a 55-year-old man who was receiving tocilizumab every 2 weeks along with daily prednisolone and cyclosporine for Castleman's disease. He initially developed cellulitis on both upper limbs, and his condition worsened despite antibacterial therapy...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Krista L Dong, Amber Moodley, Douglas S Kwon, Musie S Ghebremichael, Mary Dong, Nasreen Ismail, Zaza M Ndhlovu, Jenniffer M Mabuka, Daniel M Muema, Karyn Pretorius, Nina Lin, Bruce D Walker, Thumbi Ndung'u
BACKGROUND: HIV incidence among young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains high and their inclusion in vaccine and cure efforts is crucial. We aimed to establish a cohort of young women detected during Fiebig stage I acute HIV infection in whom treatment was initiated immediately after diagnosis to advance research in this high-risk group. METHODS: 945 women aged 18-23 years in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, who were HIV uninfected and sexually active consented to HIV-1 RNA testing twice a week and biological sampling and risk assessment every 3 months during participation in a 48-96 week life-skills and job-readiness programme...
September 29, 2017: Lancet HIV
Marta Priora, Simone Parisi, Marco Scarati, Richard Borrelli, Clara Lisa Peroni, Enrico Fusaro
Neutropenia in patients with inflammatory diseases increases the risk of infection due to the disease itself and the related immunosuppressive treatments. We report the case of a 54-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis and following development of chronic neutropenia. All investigations excluded pathogenic relations with drugs and/or other clinical situations; the gravity of neutropenia required a treatment with G-CSF and the increased articular inflammatory activity justified a biologic-therapy, abatacept (CTLA4 inhibitors)...
October 2017: Immunotherapy
Mildred A Iro, Natalie G Martin, Michael Absoud, Andrew J Pollard
BACKGROUND: Encephalitis is a syndrome of neurological dysfunction due to inflammation of the brain parenchyma, caused by an infection or an exaggerated host immune response, or both. Attenuation of brain inflammation through modulation of the immune response could improve patient outcomes. Biological agents such as immunoglobulin that have both anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties may therefore be useful as adjunctive therapies for people with encephalitis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) as add-on treatment for children with encephalitis...
October 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Juliana Barbosa Brunelli, Ana Renata Schmidt, Adriana Maluf Elias Sallum, Claudia Goldenstein-Schainberg, Eloisa Bonfá, Clovis A Silva, Nádia Emi Aikawa
OBJECTIVES: To assess the rate of serious and/or opportunistic infections in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients from a single tertiary center under biologic therapy and to identify possible risk factors associated to these complications. METHODS: A total of 107 JIA patients followed at the biologic therapy center of our tertiary university hospital using a standardized electronic database protocol including demographic data, clinical and laboratorial findings and treatment at baseline and at the moment of infection...
September 26, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
Douglas A Jabs
The uveitides are a collection of more than 30 diseases characterized by intraocular inflammation. Many cases of juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis, many cases of intermediate uveitis, and most cases of posterior and panuveitides requiring treatment are treated with corticosteroids and immunosuppression. Disease-specific, time-updated modeling of clinical data for several uveitides suggests superior prevention of ocular complications and visual outcomes with immunosuppression. These studies also suggest that oral corticosteroids at doses low enough for safe long-term therapy (i...
September 20, 2017: Ophthalmology
Allison S Dobry, Charles P Quesenberry, G Thomas Ray, Jamie L Geier, Maryam M Asgari
BACKGROUND: Biologic therapy is effective for treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis but may be associated with an increased risk for serious infection. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the serious infection rate among patients with psoriasis treated with biologic as compared with nonbiologic systemic agents within a community-based health care delivery setting. METHODS: We identified 5889 adult Kaiser Permanente Northern California health plan members with psoriasis who had ever been treated with systemic therapies and calculated the incidence rates and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for serious infections over 29,717 person-years of follow-up...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Mikael Ebbo, Aurélie Grados, Maxime Samson, Matthieu Groh, Anderson Loundou, Aude Rigolet, Benjamin Terrier, Constance Guillaud, Clarisse Carra-Dallière, Frédéric Renou, Agnieszka Pozdzik, Pierre Labauge, Sylvain Palat, Jean-Marie Berthelot, Jean-Loup Pennaforte, Alain Wynckel, Céline Lebas, Noémie Le Gouellec, Thomas Quémeneur, Karine Dahan, Franck Carbonnel, Gaëlle Leroux, Antoinette Perlat, Alexis Mathian, Patrice Cacoub, Eric Hachulla, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Jean-Robert Harlé, Nicolas Schleinitz
OBJECTIVES: To assess efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) as induction therapy, maintenance of remission and treatment of relapses in a cohort of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) patients. METHODS: Nationwide retrospective multicenter study of IgG4-RD patients treated with at least one course of RTX. Clinical, biological and radiological response, relapse rate and drug tolerance were analyzed. Kaplan-Meier curves were plotted and risk factors for relapse studied with a Cox regression model...
2017: PloS One
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