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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928640/diabetes-as-a-risk-factor-in-patients-undergoing-groin-hernia-surgery
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Gustaf Hellspong, Ulf Gunnarsson, Ursula Dahlstrand, Gabriel Sandblom
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a known risk factor for early postoperative complications. Even so, the incidence of acute postoperative complications following routine hernia surgery is seldom described, and the risk for reoperation for recurrence has hardly been studied. Our aim was to explore if diabetes is a significant risk factor for complications after inguinal hernia surgery. METHODS: All inguinal hernia repairs registered in the Swedish Hernia Register between 2002 and 2011 were identified...
December 7, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927859/systemic-elevation-of-proinflammatory-interleukin-18-in-hiv-hcv-coinfection-versus-hiv-or-hcv-monoinfection
#2
Rebecca T Veenhuis, Jacquie Astemborski, Michael A Chattergoon, Paige Greenwood, Marissa Jarosinski, Richard D Moore, Shruti H Mehta, Andrea L Cox
BACKGROUND: HIV/HCV coinfection and elevated interleukin (IL)-18 levels are both associated with enhanced progression of hepatic inflammation and increased risk of diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. IL-18 is a proinflammatory cytokine made upon activation of the inflammasome, an innate sensing system. We assessed whether increased IL-18 could explain the increased incidence and progression of inflammatory conditions seen with HIV/HCV coinfection. METHODS: Serum from 559 subjects with HIV monoinfection, HCV monoinfection, HIV/HCV coinfection, or people who inject drugs with neither infection was tested for IL-18 by ELISA and for 16 other analytes by electrochemiluminescence immunoassay...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917261/anti-hepatitis-c-virus-drugs-and-kidney
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REVIEW
Paul Carrier, Marie Essig, Marilyne Debette-Gratien, Denis Sautereau, Annick Rousseau, Pierre Marquet, Jérémie Jacques, Véronique Loustaud-Ratti
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) mainly targets the liver but can also induce extrahepatic manifestations. The kidney may be impacted via an immune mediated mechanism or a cytopathic effect. HCV patients are clearly at a greater risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) than uninfected patients are, and the presence of CKD increases mortality. Interferon-based therapies and ribavirin are difficult to manage and are poorly effective in end-stage renal disease and hemodialysis. These patients should be given priority treatment with new direct anti-viral agents (DAAs) while avoiding peginterferon and ribavirin...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915018/design-and-surface-immobilization-of-short-anti-biofilm-peptides
#4
Biswajit Mishra, Tamara Lushnikova, Radha M Golla, Xiuqing Wang, Guangshun Wang
: Short antimicrobial peptides are essential to keep us healthy and their lasting potency can inspire the design of new types of antibiotics. This study reports the design of a family of eight-residue tryptophan-rich peptides (TetraF2W) obtained by converting the four phenylalanines in temporin-SHf to tryptophans. The temporin-SHf template was identified from the antimicrobial peptide database (http://aps.unmc.edu/AP). Remarkably, the double arginine variant (TetraF2W-RR) was more effective in killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) USA300, but less cytotoxic to human skin HaCat and kidney HEK293 cells, than the lysine-containing dibasic combinations (KR, RK and KK)...
November 30, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899301/role-for-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-signalling-pathway-in-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-tdf-induced-renal-damage-in-rats
#5
Hemalatha Ramamoorthy, Premila Abraham, Bina Isaac, Dhayakani Selvakumar
Nephrotoxicity due to tenofovir treatment of HIV patients has been reported. However, the mechanism of tenofovir nephrotoxicity is not clear. NFκB is an important proinflammatory transcription factor that plays a pivotal role in oxidative stress-induced inflammation. We hypothesized that NFκB proinflammatory signalling pathway may play a role in tenofovir induced renal damage. Renal damage was induced in adult male Wistar rats by the oral administration of 600 mg/kg body wt. daily for 5 consecutive weeks...
November 27, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888600/-darunavir-cobicistat-monotherapy-experience-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#6
L Yunquera-Romero, R Asensi-Díez, J C Del Rio-Valencia, I Muñoz-Castillo, M A Castaño-Carracedo
OBJECTIVE: Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor (IP/r) monotherapy: darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) or lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) monotherapy is only provided in the major treatment guidelines in pretreated patients to prevent toxicity associated with nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI), reduce costs and simplify antiretroviral treatment. To start IP/r monotherapy, according to GESIDA guidelines 2016, patients need to meet the following criteria: absence of chronic hepatitis B, plasma viral load <50 copies/ mL for at least 6 months and absence of protease inhibitors mutations or previous virologic failures to IP/r...
December 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888179/predicting-tuberculosis-risk-in-the-foreign-born-population-of-british-columbia-canada-study-protocol-for-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Lisa A Ronald, Jonathon R Campbell, Robert F Balshaw, David Z Roth, Kamila Romanowski, Fawziah Marra, Victoria J Cook, James C Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Improved understanding of risk factors for developing active tuberculosis (TB) will better inform decisions about diagnostic testing and treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI) in migrant populations in low-incidence regions. We aim to examine TB risk factors among the foreign-born population in British Columbia (BC), Canada, and to create and validate a clinically relevant multivariate risk score to predict active TB. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This retrospective population-based cohort study will include all foreign-born individuals who acquired permanent resident status in Canada between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 2013 and acquired healthcare coverage in BC at any point during this period...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875991/the-prevalence-of-renal-impairment-in-individuals-seeking-hiv-testing-in-urban-malawi
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Nicola Glaser, Sam Phiri, Tom Bruckner, Dominic Nsona, Hannock Tweya, Nomeda Ahrenshop, Florian Neuhann
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a major health threat to people living in low- and middle-income countries, especially when it is combined with HIV, antiretroviral treatment (ART) or communicable and non-communicable diseases. Data about the prevalence of CKD and its association with other diseases is scarce, particularly in HIV-negative individuals. This study estimated the prevalence of CKD in individuals who were either HIV-positive (and ART-naïve) or HIV-negative in an urban Malawian population...
November 22, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875824/multimorbidity-and-burden-of-disease
#9
Todd T Brown, Giovanni Guaraldi
With effective antiretroviral therapy, HIV has become a chronic disease, and life expectancy among HIV-infected persons is approaching that of HIV-uninfected persons. Despite this success, epidemiologic evidence suggests that the burden of multiple aging-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, liver disease, metabolic abnormalities, chronic kidney disease, cognitive dysfunction, and osteoporosis, is higher in HIV-infected persons compared to their HIV-uninfected peers. These comorbid diseases tend to cluster in a single person, leading to multimorbidity and polypharmacy...
2017: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861242/higher-cystatin-c-levels-are-associated-with-neurocognitive-impairment-in-older-hiv-adults
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Marissa E Sakoda, Pariya L Fazeli, Ronald J Ellis, Dilip V Jeste, Igor Grant, Scott L Letendre, David J Moore
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to determine whether cystatin C is associated with HIV disease and HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment (NCI). METHODS: Participants included 124 (HIV+ n = 77; HIV- n = 47) older adults (age ≥ 50 years) examined at the UCSD HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program. Cystatin C, a biomarker of kidney functioning that has been linked to poor health outcomes, was measured in blood. Participants completed a comprehensive neurocognitive assessment that was used to define both global and domain NCI...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843352/profile-of-once-daily-darunavir-cobicistat-fixed-dose-combination-for-the-treatment-of-hiv-aids
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REVIEW
Jordi Navarro, Adrian Curran
Efficacy is the main objective of antiretroviral treatment and adherence is one of the cornerstones to achieve it. For this reason, treatment simplification is of key importance with regard to antiretroviral regimens. Rezolsta® (darunavir/cobicistat) is the first fixed-dose combination containing a protease inhibitor approved for HIV treatment. This coformulation includes darunavir, a protease inhibitor that has shown its efficacy and safety in naïve and treatment-experienced patients, and cobicistat, the new pharmacokinetic enhancer that is expected to replace ritonavir...
2016: HIV/AIDS: Research and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836795/ultrasound%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-patients%C3%A2-in-a-high-hiv-tb-prevalence-setting-a%C3%A2-needs-assessment-and-review-of-focused-applications-for-sub-saharan-africa
#12
REVIEW
Tom Heller, Eric A Mtemang'ombe, Michaëla A M Huson, Charlotte C Heuvelings, Sabine Bélard, Saskia Janssen, Sam Phiri, Martin P Grobusch
Ultrasound is increasingly used in point-of-care applications and has great potential to support the diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially in resource-limited settings. We performed a cross-sectional study including 100 Malawian patients with a clinical indication for ultrasound and reviewed the literature on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in Sub-Saharan Africa to establish its applicability, most frequent indications, findings, and implications for treatment, and therefore relevance in POCUS curricula, with a main focus on infectious diseases...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831597/pharmacological-management-of-dyslipidemia-in-high-and-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients
#13
V Pascual Fuster
Dyslipaemia is one of the main risk factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Currently, there are different alternatives available (amongst which statins occupy a pre-eminent place), to optimise the treatment of patients at high or very high cardiovascular risk. Despite this, the percentage of patients that achieve good lipid control is low. The causes of the mismatch with proposed objectives include lack of patient adherence and therapeutic inertia. This review uses available evidence and the latest clinical guides as a basis to assess the pharmacological treatment of dyslipaemia in patients with a background of arteriosclerotic vascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular risk at ≥5% calculated by SCORE and familial hypercholesterolaemia...
December 2016: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828808/managing-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-older-adults-living-with-hiv
#14
Frank A Post
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: HIV replication and immunodeficiency are important risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Widespread use of antiretrovirals that may affect kidney function underscores the need for monitoring kidney function, allowing early detection of drug-induced kidney injury and identification of patients who may benefit from antiretroviral therapy switches. RECENT FINDINGS: Several cohorts have reported an increased incidence of CKD with tenofovir [tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)], atazanavir, and lopinavir, and CKD risk scores have been developed to identify those most at risk of kidney disease progression while receiving these agents...
November 8, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809359/renal-function-in-hiv-hbv-coinfected-and-hbv-monoinfected-patients-on-a-long-term-treatment-with-tenofovir-in-real-life-setting
#15
Laura Milazzo, Cristina Gervasoni, Felicia Stefania Falvella, Dario Cattaneo, Cristina Mazzali, Paola Ronzi, Francesca Binda, Stefania Cheli, Salvatore Sollima, Spinello Antinori
The HIV/HBV coinfection is likely associated with increased risk of kidney disease, due to the additional factors that may affect renal function in the HIV population. We aimed to evaluate renal toxicity in HIV/HBV and HBV monoinfected patients on long-term therapy with tenofovir (TDF) and to explore the association of polymorphisms in ATP-binding cassette (ABCC)2, ABCC4, ABCC10 with the development of renal dysfunction. From September 2006 to November 2014, 44 HIV/HBV co-infected and 34 HBV monoinfected patients were commenced on TDF...
November 3, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803833/coexistent-pseudogout-and-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-septic-arthritis-in-a-patient-with-hiv-and-esrd
#16
Wais Afzal, Omer M Wali, Kelly L Cervellione, Bhupinder B Singh, Farshad Bagheri
Pseudogout is a crystal-induced arthropathy characterized by the deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystals in synovial fluid, menisci, or articular cartilage. Although not very common, this entity can be seen in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Septic arthritis due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) is a rare entity that can affect immunocompromised patients such as those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or those who are on immunosuppressive drugs. Here, we describe a 51-year-old female who presented with fever, right knee pain, swelling, warmth, and decreased range of motion for several days...
2016: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795792/aseptic-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-after-pregnancy-a-case-report
#17
Kawtar Nassar, Wafae Rachidi, Saadia Janani, Ouafa Mkinsi
A documented case of beginning aseptic necrosis of the femoral head associated with pregnancy together with a review of the literature about this rare complication of pregnancy is presented. The known risk factors of osteonecrosis are; steroid use, alcoholism, organ transplantation, especially after kidney transplant or bone marrow transplantation bone, systemic lupus erythematosus, dyslipidemia especially hypertriglyceridemia, dysbaric decompression sickness, drepanocytosis and Gaucher's disease. Among the less established factors, we mention procoagulations abnormalities, HIV infection, chemotherapy...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795414/identification-of-novel-kshv-orf50-transcripts-discovery-of-new-rta-isoforms-with-variable-transactivation-potential
#18
Brian S Wakeman, Yoshihiro Izumiya, Samuel H Speck
: Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is a gammaherpesvirus that has been associated with primary effusion lymphoma, multicentric Castleman's disease, as well as its namesake Kaposi's sarcoma. As a gammaherpesvirus, KSHV is able to acutely replicate, enter latency, and reactivate from this latent state. A key protein involved in both acute replication and reactivation from latency is the replication and transcriptional activator (RTA) encoded by the gene Orf50. RTA is a known transactivator of multiple viral genes allowing for it to control the switch between latency and virus replication...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776929/kidney-transplantation-for-hiv-positive-patients
#19
Deirdre Sawinski
HIV+ patients are at increased risk for end-stage renal disease, but HIV infection was once considered a contraindication to renal transplantation. However, contemporary studies from the United States and Europe have now demonstrated that renal transplantation is a safe and effective treatment for end-stage renal disease in HIV patients, with equivalent patient and allograft survival to those uninfected. Broader experience in transplantation in HIV+ patients has identified unique challenges including high rates of acute rejection, delayed graft function, and significant drug-drug interactions...
October 11, 2016: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772625/human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-kidney-transplantation
#20
REVIEW
Kathleen O Degnan, Emily A Blumberg
Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are living longer, healthier lives on highly active antiretroviral therapy and, as a result, interest in kidney transplantation for HIV-infected patients with end-stage renal disease has increased. HIV is no longer considered a contraindication to solid-organ transplantation and the number of kidney transplants performed in HIV-infected patients each year is increasing steadily. HIV-infected kidney transplant recipients have had excellent outcomes overall, but there are still significant challenges, including high rates of acute rejection, drug-drug interactions, and poor outcomes in patients co-infected with hepatitis C virus...
September 2016: Seminars in Nephrology
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