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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771871/trends-in-antiretroviral-therapy-eligibility-and-coverage-among-children-aged-15-years-with-hiv-infection-20-pepfar-supported-sub-saharan-african-countries-2012-2016
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Amanda Burrage, Monita Patel, Kelsey Mirkovic, Eric Dziuban, Wondimu Teferi, Laura Broyles, Emilia Rivadeneira
Rapid disease progression and associated opportunistic infections contribute to high mortality rates among children aged <15 years with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (1). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has decreased childhood HIV-associated morbidity and mortality rates over the past decade (2). As accumulating evidence revealed lower HIV-associated mortality with early ART initiation, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines broadened ART eligibility for children with HIV infection (2)...
May 18, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769263/how-i-treat-burkitt-lymphoma-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-sub-saharan-africa
#2
Satish Gopal, Thomas G Gross
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is the most common pediatric cancer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and also occurs frequently among adolescents and young adults (AYA), often associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Treating BL in SSA poses particular challenges. Although highly effective, high-intensity cytotoxic treatments used in resource-rich settings are usually not feasible, and lower-intensity continuous infusion approaches are impractical. In this paper, based on evidence from the region, we review management strategies for SSA focused on diagnosis, use of pre-phase, and definitive treatment...
May 16, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768601/improving-patient-care-trajectories-an-innovative-quasi-experimental-research-method-for-health-services
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Eneida Rached Campos, Djalma de Carvalho Moreira-Filho, Marcos Tadeu Nolasco da Silva
Scores to predict treatment outcomes have earned a well-deserved place in healthcare practice. However, when used to help achieve excellence in the care of a given disease, scores should also take into account organizational and social aspects. This article aims to create scores to obtain key variables and its application in the management of care of a given disease. We present a method called Epidemiological Planning for Patient Care Trajectory (PELC) and its application in a research of HIV pediatric patients...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763418/dietary-patterns-and-nutritional-status-of-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-in-el-salvador-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rocio Martín-Cañavate, Michela Sonego, Maria Jose Sagrado, Gustavo Escobar, Estefanie Rivas, Sandra Ayala, Luis Castaneda, Pilar Aparicio, Estefania Custodio
INTRODUCTION: The present study aimed to assess the nutritional status, the dietary patterns and its associated factors in the HIV-infected population of children and adolescents on antiretroviral treatment at the El Salvador reference center for pediatric HIV care (CENID). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out between December 2010 and December 2011. Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics were collected from 307 children and adolescents aged 2-18 years and receiving antiretroviral therapy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757789/sociocultural-factors-influencing-infant-feeding-choices-among-african-immigrant-women-living-with-hiv-a-synthesis-of-the-literature
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Josephine Etowa, Shannan MacDonald, Jean Hannan, J Craig Phillips, Nana Yaa Boadu, Seye Babatunde
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The World Health Organizations (WHO) strategy is to eliminate pediatric HIV. HIV prevention guidelines in high-income countries recommend mothers living with HIV avoid breastfeeding. Yet, breastfeeding is promoted as the normal and unequalled method of feeding infants. This creates a paradox for mothers coming from cultures where breastfeeding is an expectation and formula feeding suggests illness. Therefore, the purpose of this literature review is to examine the context influencing infant feeding among African immigrant women living with HIV to develop interventions to reduce the risk of HIV mother-to-child transmission...
April 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756719/-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-children-treatment-with-sildenafil-a-case-report
#6
Carolina Stepffer, Evelyn Gaynor, Mariela López, Norma E González, Micaela Arri, Ana Ms De Dios
Pulmonary hypertension associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection is an extremely rare disease in pediatrics; it requires a high clinical suspicion to reach a diagnosis. Its appearance poses an unfavorable prognostic, but early diagnosis and specific treatment can improve outcomes. We report the clinical case of a fifteen-year-old patient diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus infection of vertical transmission, without antiretroviral treatment, with cough and progressive exertional dyspnea, associated with signs of right heart failure in which severe pulmonary hypertension was diagnosed...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742647/is-there-a-higher-risk-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-among-pregnant-women-with-perinatal-hiv-infection
#7
Christopher J Goodenough, Kunjal Patel, Russell B Van Dyke
Cases of mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) in the PHACS SMARTT study were identified from 2007-2015. Among 2123 births, 9 infants were HIV-infected, giving a MTCT rate of 0.5% (95% CI: 0.3-1.0%). PHIV mothers had a higher MTCT rate (1.1%, 95% CI: 0.3-4.3) than mothers without PHIV (0.4%, 95% CI: 0.2-1.0%), associated with a greater likelihood of detectable viral load at delivery.
May 4, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727458/access-to-antiretroviral-therapy-in-hiv-infected-children-aged-0-19-years-in-the-international-epidemiology-databases-to-evaluate-aids-iedea-global-cohort-consortium-2004-2015-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophie Desmonde, Franck Tanser, Rachel Vreeman, Elom Takassi, Andrew Edmonds, Pagakrong Lumbiganon, Jorge Pinto, Karen Malateste, Catherine McGowan, Azar Kariminia, Marcel Yotebieng, Fatoumata Dicko, Constantin Yiannoutsos, Mwangelwa Mubiana-Mbewe, Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Mary-Ann Davies, Valériane Leroy
INTRODUCTION: Access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a global priority. However, the attrition across the continuum of care for HIV-infected children between their HIV diagnosis and ART initiation is not well known. We analyzed the time from enrollment into HIV care to ART initiation in HIV-infected children within the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Global Cohort Consortium. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We included 135,479 HIV-1-infected children, aged 0-19 years and ART-naïve at enrollment, between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2015, in IeDEA cohorts from Central Africa (3 countries; n = 4,948), East Africa (3 countries; n = 22,827), West Africa (7 countries; n = 7,372), Southern Africa (6 countries; n = 93,799), Asia-Pacific (6 countries; n = 4,045), and Latin America (7 countries; n = 2,488)...
May 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722363/pediatric-kaposi-sarcoma-in-context-of-the-hiv-epidemic-in-sub-saharan-africa-current-perspectives
#9
REVIEW
Nader Kim El-Mallawany, Casey L McAtee, Liane R Campbell, Peter N Kazembe
The global experience with pediatric Kaposi sarcoma (KS) has evolved immensely since the onset of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). In this review, current perspectives on childhood KS are discussed in the context of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Endemic (HIV-unrelated) KS was first described over 50 years ago in central and eastern Africa, regions where human herpesvirus-8, the causative agent of KS, is endemic. With the alarming rise in HIV prevalence over the past few decades, KS has become not only the most common HIV-related malignancy in Africa, but also one of the most common overall childhood cancers throughout the central, eastern, and southern regions of the continent...
2018: Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656449/regimen-durability-in-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-initiating-first-line-art-in-a-large-public-sector-hiv-cohort-in-south-africa
#10
Rachael Bonawitz, Alana T Brennan, Lawrence Long, Timothy Heeren, Mhairi Maskew, Ian Sanne, Matthew P Fox
INTRODUCTION: In April 2010 tenofovir and abacavir replaced stavudine in public-sector first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) for children under 20 years old in South Africa. The association of both abacavir and tenofovir with fewer side-effects and toxicities compared to stavudine could translate to increased durability of tenofovir or abacavir-based regimens. We evaluated changes over time in regimen durability for pediatric patients 3 to 19 years of age at 8 public sector clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa...
April 15, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655517/integrating-pregnancy-prevention-into-an-hiv-counseling-and-testing-program-in-pediatric-primary-care
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Noah J Wheeler, Krishna K Upadhya, Marie-Sophie Tawe, Kathy Tomaszewski, Renata Arrington-Sanders, Arik V Marcell
PURPOSE: Certified health educator (CHE)-based HIV counseling and testing typically focus on HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention only. A quality improvement initiative examined integrating assessment of reproductive life plans, counseling about pregnancy prevention, and contraception referral into a CHE-based HIV testing program. METHODS: Between February 2014 and January 2017, in one urban pediatric primary care clinic serving patients aged 0-25, CHEs assessed sexual history, HIV risk, short-term (i...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652872/medical-management-of-transgender-children-and-adolescents
#12
María Fernanda Castilla-Peón
Transgender or gender nonconforming (GN) persons identify themselves with a gender which is different from that correspondent to their birth sex. The demand for health services by families with transgender children or adolescents tends to increase. The prevalence of GN in children is unknown; however, it has been estimated to be > 1% in adolescents. Transgender persons are at increased risk of depression, suicide, illicit drug abuse, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and non-accidental injury. The most accepted model for the care of transgender persons assumes that these adverse outcomes are the consequence of social margination rather than the GI condition itself...
2018: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630021/changing-patterns-and-factors-associated-with-mode-of-delivery-among-pregnant-women-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-in-the-united-states
#13
Kartik K Venkatesh, Leavitt Morrison, Elizabeth G Livingston, Alice Stek, Jennifer S Read, David E Shapiro, Ruth E Tuomala
OBJECTIVE: To describe patterns and factors associated with mode of delivery among pregnant women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States in relation to evolving HIV-in-pregnancy guidelines. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of two observational studies, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group and International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network Protocol P1025, which enrolled pregnant women with HIV infection from 1998 to 2013 at more than 60 U...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604982/hiv-neuropathology
#14
Susan Morgello
Primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) neuropathologies can affect all levels of the neuraxis and occur in all stages of natural history disease. Some, like HIV encephalitis, HIV myelitis, and diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis of peripheral nerve, reflect productive infection of the nervous system; others, like vacuolar myelopathy, distal symmetric polyneuropathy, and central and peripheral nervous system demyelination, are not clearly related to regional viral replication, and reflect more complex cascades of dysregulated host immunity and metabolic dysfunction...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601404/letter-to-the-editor-financial-incentives-to-motivate-pediatric-hiv-testing-assessing-the-potential-for-coercion-inducement-and-voluntariness
#15
Anjuli D Wagner, Seema K Shah, Irene N Njuguna, Kathryn M Porter, Jillian Neary, Elizabeth Maleche-Obimbo, Rose Bosire, Dalton C Wamalwa, Grace C John-Stewart, Jennifer A Slyker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596217/financial-incentives-for-pediatric-hiv-testing-in-kenya
#16
Irene N Njuguna, Anjuli D Wagner, Vincent O Omondi, Verlinda A Otieno, Jillian Neary, Rose Bosire, Joseph B Babigumira, Carol Levin, Elizabeth Maleche-Obimbo, Dalton C Wamalwa, Grace John-Stewart, Jennifer Slyker
The acceptability of financial incentives for pediatric HIV testing was evaluated in Kenya. Sixty HIV-infected women with children of unknown status were randomized to receive $5, $10, or $15 conditional upon HIV testing. Forty-four (73%) completed child testing; with similar rates across arms. Uptake was significantly higher than a cohort with similar procedures but no incentives (73% vs. 14%, p<0.001).
March 24, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596110/cardiac-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-and-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children
#17
James D Wilkinson, Paige L Williams, Wendy Yu, Steven D Colan, Armando Mendez, Justin P V Zachariah, Russell B Van Dyke, William T Shearer, Renee E Margossian, Steven E Lipshultz
OBJECTIVES: To compare distributions of serum cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers between perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV) and perinatally HIV-exposed uninfected (PHEU) children, to evaluate their associations with echocardiographic measures, and among PHIV youth, with antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV disease severity measures. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of temporally paired serum samples for biomarkers and echocardiograms in a prospective multicenter cohort study of PHIV and PHEU youth...
March 28, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595649/next-generation-sequencing-provides-an-added-value-in-determining-drug-resistance-and-viral-tropism-in-cameroonian-hiv-1-vertically-infected-children
#18
Joseph Fokam, Maria C Bellocchi, Daniele Armenia, Aubin J Nanfack, Luca Carioti, Fabio Continenza, Desire Takou, Edith S Temgoua, Charlotte Tangimpundu, Judith N Torimiro, Paul N Koki, Charles N Fokunang, Giulia Cappelli, Alexis Ndjolo, Vittorio Colizzi, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein, Carlo-Federico Perno, Maria M Santoro
With limited and low-genetic barrier drugs used for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, vertically transmitted HIV-1 drug-resistance (HIVDR) is concerning and might prompt optimal pediatric strategies.The aim of this study was to ascertain HIVDR and viral-tropism in majority and minority populations among Cameroonian vertically infected children.A comparative analysis among 18 HIV-infected children (7 from PMTCT-exposed mothers and 11 from mothers without PMTCT-exposure) was performed...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593900/the-palatability-of-lopinavir-and-ritonavir-delivered-by-an-innovative-freeze-dried-fast-dissolving-tablet-formulation
#19
David W Pittman, Alexandra M Brantly, Alexandra L Drobonick, Hannah T King, Daniel C Mesta, Caroline G Richards, Manjari Lal, Manshun Lai
Negative hedonic sensory qualities of HIV antiretroviral drugs often reduce patient adherence particularly in pediatric populations requiring oral consumption. This study examines the palatability of an innovative delivery mechanism utilizing a freeze-drying-in-blister approach to create fast-dissolving tablets (FDTs) containing a fixed-dose combination of lopinavir and ritonavir (LPV/r). Consumption patterns of solutions during brief-access and long-term testing and baby foodstuff consumption were analyzed to evaluate the orosensory detection and avoidance of placebo FDTs containing no LPV/r (FDT-) and FDTs containing LPV/r (FDT+)...
2018: AIDS Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592818/social-support-needs-among-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-in-cambodia-findings-from-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Graham Toth, Gitau Mburu, Sovannary Tuot, Vohith Khol, Chanrith Ngin, Pheak Chhoun, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: Understanding the circumstances of adolescents living with HIV is critical in designing adolescent-friendly services that will facilitate successful transition from pediatric to adult care. This study describes access, utilization and ongoing social support needs among adolescents living with HIV aged 15-17 in transition from pediatric to adult HIV care in Cambodia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 328 adolescents, randomly selected from 11 antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinics across the country...
March 28, 2018: AIDS Research and Therapy
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