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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223235/interleukin-32-inflammation-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Jin Tae Hong, Dong Ju Son, Chong Kil Lee, Do-Young Yoon, Dong Hun Lee, Mi Hee Park
Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is a novel cytokine involved in inflammation and cancer development. IL-32 gene consists of eight small exons, and IL-32 mRNA has nine alternative spliced isoforms, and was thought to be secreted because it contains an internal signal sequence and lacks a transmembrane region. IL-32 is initially expressed selectively in activated T cells by mitogen and activated NK cells and their expression is strongly augmented by microbes, mitogens, and other cytokines. The IL-32 is induced mainly by pathogens and pro-inflammatory cytokines, but IL-32 is more prominent in immune cells than in non-immune tissues...
February 13, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220029/a-novel-inhibitor-of-homeodomain-interacting-protein-kinase-2-mitigates-kidney-fibrosis-through-inhibition-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-pathway
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Ruijie Liu, Bhaskar Das, Wenzhen Xiao, Zhengzhe Li, Huilin Li, Kyung Lee, John Cijiang He
Homeodomain interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2) is a critical regulator of multiple profibrotic pathways, including that of TGF-β1/Smad3. Genetic ablation of HIPK2 was shown previously to significantly reduce renal fibrosis in the experimental unilateral ureteral obstruction model and Tg26 mice, a model of HIV-associated nephropathy. To develop specific pharmacologic inhibitors of HIPK2 for antifibrotic therapy, we designed and synthesized small molecule inhibitor compounds on the basis of the predicted structure of HIPK2...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217815/hiv-and-kidney-a-dangerous-liaison
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Alessia Bertoldi, Elisa De Crignis, Anna Miserocchi, Isabella Bon, Giuseppina Musumeci, Serena Longo, Vanessa D'Urbano, Gaetano La Manna, Leonardo Calza, Maria Carla Re
Kidney disease represents an important health concern among HIV-infected individuals, with an estimated prevalence ranging between 2.4 and 17%. The widespread use of antiretroviral drugs has changed the epidemiology of kidney disease in the HIV positive population, drastically reducing the percentage of patients affected by HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), a complication characterized by apoptosis and de-differentiation of renal epithelial cells and podocytes. However, impaired kidney function remains an important issue among HIV-infected patients because of their long-term exposure to antiretroviral drugs and the growing burden of traditional risk factors associated with chronic renal disease...
January 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210500/drug-release-characteristics-and-tissue-distribution-of-rifapentine-polylactic-acid-sustained-release-microspheres-in-rabbits-after-paravertebral-implantation
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Zheng Zhang, Linbo Wu, Haijian Li, Zhicheng Long, Xinghua Song
BACKGROUND: Rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and TB associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have increased dramatically, intensifying challenges in TB control. New formulations of TB treatment drugs that control drug release and increase local drug concentrations will have a significant impact on mitigating the toxic side effects and increasing the clinical efficacy of anti-TB drugs. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to observe the sustained release characteristics of rifapentine polylactic acid sustained-release microspheres in vivo and the accumulation of rifapentine in other tissues following paravertebral implantation...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196049/hiv-infection-in-the-native-and-allograft-kidney-implications-for-management-diagnosis-and-transplantation
#5
Véronique Avettand-Fenoël, Christine Rouzioux, Christophe Legendre, Guillaume Canaud
The native kidney is a reservoir for HIV-1 and a site of viral replication, similar to lymphoid tissue, gut-associated lymphoid tissue or semen. The ability of the virus to persist may result from either a true latency or sequestration in an anatomic site that is not effectively exposed to antiretroviral therapy. The presence of HIV in kidney epithelial cells will lead progressively to end-stage renal disease. For decades, HIV-infected patients were excluded from consideration for kidney transplantation. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis were the only forms of treatment available to these patients...
February 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195560/impact-of-tenofovir-dose-adjustment-on-both-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-tenofovir-trough-concentration
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Sylvie Bregigeon, Caroline Solas, Olivia Faucher, Véronique Obry-Roguet, Catherine Tamalet, Isabelle Poizot-Martin
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-based regimen is a treatment option for HIV-infected patients. TDF dose adjustment is recommended in patients with impaired renal function. We assessed the impact of TDF dose adjustment on renal function and tenofovir trough concentration. METHODS: Fourteen HIV patients for whom TDF dose was adjusted (1 tablet/48h) because of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 60 mL/min/1.73m(2), and/or due to a tenofovir trough concentration > 90 ng/mL between 2006 and 2013 were selected...
February 14, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183270/estimation-of-renal-function-by-ckd-epi-versus-mdrd-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-patients-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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M P Cristelli, F Cofán, N Rico, J C Trullàs, C Manzardo, F Agüero, J L Bedini, A Moreno, F Oppenheimer, J M Miro
BACKGROUND: Accurately determining renal function is essential for clinical management of HIV patients. Classically, it has been evaluated by estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) with the MDRD-equation, but today there is evidence that the new Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation has greater diagnostic accuracy. To date, however, little information exists on patients with HIV-infection. This study aimed to evaluate eGFR by CKD-EPI vs. MDRD equations and to stratify renal function according to KDIGO guidelines...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172581/first-occurrence-of-diabetes-chronic-kidney-disease-and-hypertension-among-north-american-hiv-infected-adults-2000-2013
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Cherise Wong, Stephen J Gange, Kate Buchacz, Richard D Moore, Amy C Justice, Michael A Horberg, M John Gill, John R Koethe, Peter F Rebeiro, Michael J Silverberg, Frank J Palella, Pragna Patel, Mari M Kitahata, Heidi M Crane, Alison G Abraham, Hasina Samji, Sonia Napravnik, Tareq Ahmed, Jennifer E Thorne, Ronald J Bosch, Angel M Mayor, Keri N Althoff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161972/antiretroviral-therapy-combo-pills-in-hiv-kidney-transplant-recipients
#9
Jose F Camargo, Nafeesa Chin-Beckford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159470/hedgehog-pathway-plays-a-vital-role-in-hiv-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-podocyte
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Xiqian Lan, Hongxiu Wen, Kang Cheng, Andrei Plagov, Seyedeh Shadafarin Marashi Shoshtari, Ashwani Malhotra, Pravin C Singhal
HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is characterized by heavy proteinuria, rapidly progressive renal failure, and distinct morphological features in the kidney. HIV-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is critically important for the progression of kidney injury. In this study, we tested the role of hedgehog pathway in the HIV-induced EMT and fibrosis of kidney. We used the Tg26 mice, the abundantly used HIVAN mouse model, to investigate the activation of hedgehog pathway by HIV. Western blotting and real time PCR results showed that renal tissue expression of hedgehog pathway related molecules, including hedgehog homologous (Shh, Ihh, Dhh), PTCH, and Gli1, were increased in HIVAN (Tg26) mice; while immunofluorescent staining displayed localization PTCH expression in podocytes...
January 31, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151023/emtricitabine-tenofovir-alafenamide-for-the-treatment-of-hiv
#11
Katya C Corado, Eric S Daar
Tenofovir alafenamide is a new oral prodrug of tenofovir resulting in relatively low plasma levels and rapid uptake into peripheral blood mononuclear cells in its active form. The United States Food and Drug Administration has now approved this drug coformulated with elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine, rilpivirine/emtricitabine and emtricitabine. United States guidelines now list this formulation as one of the preferred components of a variety of antiretroviral regimens, and is included as an alternative in other international guidelines, with the notable exception of the World Health Organization, mostly due to limited availability...
February 2, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137904/bilateral-thigh-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-necrotising-fasciitis-in-a-man-with-newly-diagnosed-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv
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Dhruv Chaudhary, Amith Subhash, Juan Galvis, Juan Guardiola
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) necrotising fasciitis (NF) is rare and constitutes a medical and surgical emergency. We report a case of a 53-year-old man with type-2 diabetes mellitus and newly diagnosed HIV infection who presented with 1 week of progressively worsening bilateral sharp thigh pain. On presentation, he was febrile, tachycardic and had bilateral thigh erythema and mild tenderness without open wounds. He had leucocytosis, lactic acidosis and acute kidney injury. Urgent incision and drainage (I&D) was performed for suspected NF...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134710/mortal-allies-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-noncommunicable-diseases
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Elizabeth S Mayne, Jaya A George
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: HIV-infected individuals have improved access to antiretroviral therapy. This has resulted in a shift in causes of mortality from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and malignancies. This review will look at the epidemiological shift, risk factors for the development of these diseases and examine some of the supporting laboratory diagnostic testing, which may be required. RECENT FINDINGS: Risk factors for the development of these diseases in HIV-infected patients include underlying genetic predisposition, lifestyle risk factors, chronic inflammation as a consequence of HIV infection, the presence and persistence of opportunistic infections and in some cases, highly active antiretroviral therapy, itself...
March 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121667/improved-kidney-function-in-patients-who-switch-their-protease-inhibitor-from-atazanavir-or-lopinavir-to-darunavir
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Sophie Jose, Mark Nelson, Andrew Phillips, David Chadwick, Roy Trevelion, Rachael Jones, Deborah I Williams, Lisa Hamzah, Caroline A Sabin, Frank A Post
OBJECTIVE: Atazanavir (ATV) and lopinavir (LPV) have been associated with kidney disease progression in HIV positive patients, with no data reported for darunavir (DRV). We examined kidney function in patients who switched their protease inhibitor from ATV or LPV to DRV. DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODS: Data were from the UK CHIC study. We compared pre and post switch estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) slopes (expressed in ml/min per 1...
February 20, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117606/tenofovir-alafenamide-emtricitabine-elvitegravir-and-cobicistat-combination-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-hiv
#15
Arkaitz Imaz, Daniel Podzamczer
Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is a novel prodrug of the nucleotide analogue reverse-transcriptase inhibitor, tenofovir. TAF has been co-formulated with emtricitabine (FTC), elvitegravir (EVG) and the EVG metabolic enhancer, cobicistat (COBI) as a single-tablet regimen being the first TAF-containing antiretroviral combination available. Areas covered: This article summarizes the available information on the pharmacology of the novel compound TAF and overviews TAF/FTC/EVG/COBI use for HIV-1 infected patients, with specific focus on clinical efficacy and safety data...
January 24, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104138/a2-to-b-blood-type-incompatible-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-a-recipient-infected-with-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
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R C Forbes, A DeMers, B P Concepcion, D R Moore, H M Schaefer, D Shaffer
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of the Kidney Allocation System in the United States in December 2014, transplant centers can list eligible B blood type recipients for A2 organ offers. There have been no prior reports of ABO incompatible A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus-positive (HIV+) recipients to guide clinicians on enrolling or performing A2 to B transplantations in HIV+ candidates. We are the first to report a case of A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in an HIV+ recipient with good intermediate-term results...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095796/a-severe-case-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-and-liposomal-amphotericin-b-treatment-failure-in-an-immunosuppressed-patient-15%C3%A2-years-after-exposure
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Anna Eichenberger, Annina E Buechi, Andreas Neumayr, Chistroph Hatz, Andri Rauch, Marc Huguenot, Eva Diamantis-Karamitopoulou, Cornelia Staehelin
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoan disease, which is responsible for 200.000-400.000 yearly infections worldwide. If left untreated, the fatality rate can be as high as 100% within 2 years. 90% of cases occur in just six countries: India, Bangladesh, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Brazil. It is thus a disease rarely seen by physicians in Europe or North America. We report on the fatal case of VL in an 80-year-old immunosuppressed patient who presented with a latency of over 15 years after having visited an endemic region...
January 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094201/diagnosing-urogenital-schistosomiasis-dealing-with-diminishing-returns
#18
REVIEW
Loc Le, Michael H Hsieh
Urogenital schistosomiasis, caused by Schistosoma haematobium, is the most prevalent form of schistosomiasis affecting humans, and can result in severe bladder, kidney, ureteral, and genital pathologies. Chronic infection with S. haematobium has been linked with bladder cancer and increased risk for HIV infection. As mass drug administration with praziquantel increases in an attempt to transition from control to elimination of schistosomiasis, the need for updated, more sensitive diagnostic tools becomes more apparent, especially for use in areas of low infection intensity and for individuals with light infections...
January 13, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088884/dual-raltegravir-etravirine-combination-as-maintenance-regimen-in-virologically-suppressed-hiv-1-infected-patients
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Leonardo Calza, Eleonora Magistrelli, Vincenzo Colangeli, Roberto Manfredi, Marco Borderi, Nicolò Rossi, Matteo Conti, Rita Mancini, Pierluigi Viale
BACKGROUND: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI)- and protease inhibitor (PI)-sparing antiretroviral regimens may be useful in selected HIV-infected patients with resistance or intolerance to these drug classes. METHODS: This was an observational prospective study of patients on suppressive antiretroviral therapy containing two NRTIs plus one ritonavir-boosted PI who switched to a dual regimen containing raltegravir plus etravirine. Patients were required not to have prior virological failure to raltegravir and to have efficacy of etravirine showed through the genotypic resistance assay in case of prior non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) virological failure...
January 15, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088183/incidence-aetiology-and-outcome-of-community-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-medical-admissions-in-malawi
#20
Rhys D R Evans, Ulla Hemmilä, Alison Craik, Mwayi Mtekateka, Fergus Hamilton, Zuze Kawale, Christopher J Kirwan, Hamish Dobbie, Gavin Dreyer
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) from low-income countries is sparse. The aim of this study was to establish the incidence, severity, aetiology, and outcomes of community-acquired AKI in Malawi. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of general medical admissions to a tertiary hospital in Blantyre between 27(th) April and 17(th) July 2015. All patients were screened on admission with a serum creatinine; those with creatinine above laboratory reference range were managed by the nephrology team...
January 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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