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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771790/patterns-and-correlates-of-participant-retention-in-a-multi-city-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-demonstration-project
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Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, Albert Y Liu, Daniel J Feaster, Stephanie E Cohen, Richard Elion, Oliver Bacon, Megan Coleman, Gabriel Cardenas, Michael A Kolber
BACKGROUND: Safe and effective use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) depends on retention in care after initial engagement. SETTING: The United States PrEP Demonstration Project offered daily oral tenofovir/emtricitabine to participants in San Francisco, Miami, and Washington, D.C. for 48 weeks from 2012-2014. METHODS: Demo Project participants' patterns of retention were assigned to one of three categories: early loss to follow-up (ELTF) within the first 12 weeks of the study, retention throughout the study, or intermittent retention in which missed or delayed visits resulted in gaps in medication availability...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771292/separation-of-four-flavonol-glycosides-from-solanum-rostratum-dunal-using-solvent-sublation-followed-by-hsccc-and-low-column-temperature-preparative-hplc
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Qian Shao, Lin Chang, Zhenya Wei, Yun Wei
Hyperoside, 3'-O-methylquercetin 3-O-β-D-galactopyranoside, astragalin and 3'-O-methylquercetin 3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside from an invasive weed Solanum rostratum Dunal were separated and purified successfully by high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) with a solvent system composed of n-hexane-ethyl acetate-methanol-water (1:7:1:7, v/v) and gradient elution mode preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC) with low column temperature. In the sample pretreatment section, target compounds in aqueous extract of the weed were concentrated using solvent sublation...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770060/setting-the-stage-for-expanding-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-use-in-canada
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EDITORIAL
M Hull, Dhs Tan
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continues to disproportionately affect vulnerable populations in Canada; particularly men who have sex with men (MSM). Novel HIV prevention strategies have recently expanded from the use of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) after high risk exposures to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in which individuals reduce risk of HIV infection through use of combination antiretrovirals taken prior to risk exposure. With approval of tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) for use as PrEP only in early 2016, and with limited public funding to date, uptake in Canada is in its preliminary stages...
December 7, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767638/pre-exposure-prophylaxis-with-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-emtricitabine-and-kidney-tubular-dysfunction-in-hiv-uninfected-individuals
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Vasantha Jotwani, Rebecca Scherzer, David V Glidden, Megha Mehrotra, Patricia Defechereux, Albert Liu, Monica Gandhi, Michael Bennett, Steven G Coca, Chirag R Parikh, Robert M Grant, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and emtricitabine (FTC) is becoming increasingly adopted for HIV prevention. Tenofovir can cause proximal tubular damage and chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected persons, but little is known regarding its nephrotoxic potential among HIV-uninfected persons. In this study, we evaluated the effects of PrEP on urine levels of the following: α1-microglobulin (α1m), a marker of impaired tubular reabsorption; albuminuria, a measure of glomerular injury; and total proteinuria...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767358/sureselect-xt-rna-direct-a-technique-for-expression-analysis-through-sequencing-of-target-enriched-ffpe-total-rna
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Jennifer Carter Jones, Alex P Siebold, Carolina Becker Livi, Anne Bergstrom Lucas
Gene expression profiling of samples from biobanks requires a method that can be used with intact as well as partially degraded RNA. High throughput applications can benefit from reducing the number of processing steps including eliminating the poly(A) selection and ribosomal depletion steps. When performing targeted capture, we have found that we can eliminate the upfront poly(A) selection/ribosomal depletion steps that cause bias in standard mRNA-Seq workflows. This target enrichment solution allows for whole transcriptome or customized content to characterize differential gene expression patterns (especially for mid/low level transcripts)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767324/an-empiric-risk-score-to-guide-prep-targeting-among-msm-in-coastal-kenya
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Elizabeth Wahome, Alexander N Thiong'o, Grace Mwashigadi, Oscar Chirro, Khamisi Mohamed, Evans Gichuru, John Mwambi, Matt A Price, Susan M Graham, Eduard J Sanders
Men who have sex with men (MSM), who have heterogeneous HIV-acquisition risks are not specifically targeted in Kenyan pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines. We used data from an open cohort, which followed 753 initially HIV-negative MSM participants for more than 1378.5 person-years, to develop an empiric risk score for targeting PrEP delivery. Independent predictors of incident HIV-1 infection in this cohort were an age of 18-24 years, having only male sex partners, having receptive anal intercourse, having any unprotected sex, and having group sex...
May 16, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766305/evaluation-of-vte-prophylaxis-and-the-impact-of-alternate-regimens-on-post-operative-bleeding-and-thrombotic-complications-following-bariatric-procedures
#7
Maria S Altieri, Jie Yang, Janos Hajagos, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Jihye Park, Antonios P Gasparis, Andrew T Bates, Salvatore Docimo, Mark Talamini, A Laurie Shroyer, Aurora D Pryor
BACKGROUND: Studies examining utilization and impact of venous thromboembolism (VTE) chemoprophylaxis for patients undergoing bariatric surgery are limited. Determination of the optimal prophylactic regimen to minimize complications is crucial. METHODS: The Cerner Health Facts database from 2003 to 2013 was queried using ICD-9 codes to identify patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). VTE chemoprophylaxis regimens were divided into pre-operative alone (PreP), post-operative alone (PostP), both pre-operative and post-operative (PPP), or no prophylaxis (NP)...
May 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762175/pregnancy-outcomes-and-infant-growth-among-babies-with-in-utero-exposure-to-tenofovir-based-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-hiv-prevention
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Renee Heffron, Nelly Mugo, Ting Hong, Connie Celum, Mark A Marzinke, Kenneth Ngure, Stephen Asiimwe, Elly Katabira, Elizabeth Bukusi, Josephine Odoyo, Edna Tindimwebwa, Nulu Bulya, Jared M Baeten
BACKGROUND: Global guidelines recommend pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use by women at risk for HIV, including during pregnancy, a period with heightened HIV risk. However, data to support safety of PrEP use during pregnancy are limited, particularly from women using PrEP throughout pregnancy. METHODS: In an open-label delivery study of PrEP integrated with ART for high risk HIV serodiscordant couples in Kenya and Uganda (the Partners Demonstration Project), women who became pregnant while using PrEP were offered the option to continue PrEP throughout pregnancy...
May 11, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762169/change-in-sexual-risk-behaviour-after-six-months-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-use-results-from-the-amsterdam-prep-demonstration-project
#9
Elske Hoornenborg, Liza Coyer, Anna van Laarhoven, Roel Achterbergh, Henry de Vries, Maria Prins, Maarten Schim van der Loeff
OBJECTIVE: HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use may lead to higher STI incidence via behavioral risk compensation. We examined changes in sexual behaviour between baseline and six months after PrEP initiation among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). DESIGN: Prospective, open-label demonstration study at a large sexually transmitted infections (STI) clinic in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. METHODS: Participants answered questions about sexual behaviour in the preceding three months, including number of anal sex partners and frequency of anal sex with and without condom by partner type and were tested for STI...
May 11, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758064/risk-perception-and-sex-behaviour-in-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding-in-high-hiv-prevalence-settings-programmatic-implications-for-prep-delivery
#10
Dvora Joseph Davey, Elise Farley, Catriona Towriss, Yolanda Gomba, Linda-Gail Bekker, Pamina Gorbach, Steven Shoptaw, Thomas Coates, Landon Myer
HIV acquisition during pregnancy and breastfeeding significantly contributes toward paediatric HIV infection; however, little is known about risk behaviours in HIV-uninfected pregnant and postpartum women. We conducted twenty-six in-depth-interviews between July and December 2016 using a semi-structured interview guide among HIV-uninfected pregnant and recently postpartum women at-risk of HIV acquisition (defined as reporting ≥1 of the following: partner's serostatus unknown or HIV-infected, recent condomless sex in pregnancy, and/or alcohol use during pregnancy) who attended primary healthcare services...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754268/the-role-of-social-relationships-in-prep-uptake-and-use-among-transgender-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#11
Megha L Mehrotra, K Rivet Amico, Vanessa McMahan, David V Glidden, Patricia Defechereux, Juan V Guanira, Robert M Grant
Qualitative studies suggest that social relationships play an important role in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, but there have been few quantitative assessments of the role of social relationships in PrEP uptake or adherence. We examined the association between disclosure of study participation or LGBT identity and PrEP use in the 1603 HIV-negative participants enrolled in the iPrEx OLE study. We also evaluated the association between LGBT social group involvement and PrEP use. Study participation disclosure to parents and LGBT identity disclosure to anyone in a participant's social network were associated with greater PrEP uptake...
May 12, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749549/enhanced-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-ho-1-gene-modified-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-acute-injured-kidney
#12
Nanmei Liu, Huiling Wang, Guofeng Han, Jin Cheng, Weifeng Hu, Jinyuan Zhang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) overexpression on the survival and differentiation ability of bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in the acute kidney injury (AKI) microenvironment. HO-1-BMSCs and enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP)-BMSCs were constructed. Rat ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)‑AKI-kidney homogenate supernatant was prep-ared to treat the BMSCs, eGFP-BMSCs and HO-1-BMSCs in vitro. In the AKI microenvironment, the HO-1-BMSCs exhibited a smaller proportion of cells at the G0/G1 phase, and a larger proportion of cells expressing proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and cytokeratin 18 (CK18)...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745290/healthcare-providers-understanding-of-hiv-serodiscordance-in-south-africa-and-uganda-implications-for-hiv-prevention-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Ross Greener, Cecilia Milford, Francis Bajunirwe, Faith N Mosery, Claudia K Ng, Rachel Rifkin, Jasmine Kastner, Lavanya Pillay, Angela Kaida, David R Bangsberg, Jennifer A Smit, Lynn T Matthews
HIV transmission within stable heterosexual HIV serodiscordant couples accounts for almost half the new incident infections in South Africa and Uganda. Advances in HIV prevention provide opportunities to reduce transmission risk within serodiscordant partnerships (e.g., antiretroviral treatment (ART), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medical male circumcision, and couples-based HIV counselling and testing). These interventions require a clinical encounter with a provider who recognises prevention opportunities within these partnerships...
May 10, 2018: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744767/poppers-and-prep-use-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-who-use-inhaled-nitrites
#14
H Rhodes Hambrick, Su Hyun Park, John A Schneider, Kenneth H Mayer, Adam W Carrico, Scott E Sherman, Dustin T Duncan
Men who have sex with men (MSM) commonly use inhaled nitrites, or poppers, though their use is a risk factor HIV seroconversion. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is effective for HIV prevention, but is not widely used, and little is known regarding PrEP use and acceptability among MSM who use inhaled nitrites. We surveyed 580 MSM in Paris, France in 2016 about popper use, sexual behaviors including condomless anal intercourse (CAI), serosorting, and sexual positioning, PrEP use, PrEP candidacy, and interest in alternate PrEP delivery modalities...
May 9, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741665/evaluation-of-prep-eligibility-criteria-using-sexually-transmissible-infections-as-hiv-risk-markers-at-enrolment-in-prepx-a-large-australian-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-trial
#15
Vincent J Cornelisse, Christopher K Fairley, Mark Stoove, Jason Asselin, Eric P F Chow, Brian Price, Norman J Roth, Jeff Willcox, B K Tee, Matthew Penn, Christina C Chang, Judith Armishaw, George Forgan-Smith, Edwina J Wright
Background: The PrEPX trial provided HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to 2600 people in Victoria, Australia. To determine participants' HIV risk, PrEPX used six eligibility criteria derived from the Australian PrEP guidelines, based on the CDC PrEP guidelines. Participants who fulfilled no eligibility criteria could be enrolled if clinically assessed to need PrEP. This study evaluated whether PREPX eligibility criteria correlated with biological HIV risk markers, namely syphilis, anorectal chlamydia or anorectal gonorrhoea (STIs)...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741594/early-adopters-of-hiv-preexposure-prophylaxis-in-a-population-based-combination-prevention-study-in-rural-kenya-and-uganda
#16
Catherine A Koss, James Ayieko, Florence Mwangwa, Asiphas Owaraganise, Dalsone Kwarisiima, Laura B Balzer, Albert Plenty, Norton Sang, Jane Kabami, Theodore D Ruel, Douglas Black, Carol S Camlin, Craig R Cohen, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Tamara D Clark, Edwin D Charlebois, Maya L Petersen, Moses R Kamya, Diane V Havlir
Background: Global guidelines recommend preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for individuals with substantial HIV risk. Data on PrEP uptake in sub-Saharan Africa outside of clinical trials are limited. We report on "early adopters" of PrEP in SEARCH, an ongoing population-based study in rural Uganda and Kenya. Methods: Following community mobilization and education on PrEP, population-based HIV testing was conducted. HIV-uninfected adults were offered PrEP based on an empirically-derived HIV risk score or an individual's self-identified HIV risk (if not identified by score)...
May 5, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736954/sequence-based-u-s-population-data-for-the-se33-locus
#17
Lisa A Borsuk, Katherine B Gettings, Carolyn R Steffen, Kevin M Kiesler, Peter M Vallone
A set of 1036 U.S. Population Samples were sequenced using the Illumina ForenSeq DNA Signature Prep Kit. This sample set has been highly characterized using a variety of marker systems for human identification. The FASTQ files obtained from a ForenSeq DNA Signature Prep Kit experiment include several STR loci that are not reported in the associated software. These include SE33, DXS8377, DXS10148, DYS456, and DYS461. The sequence variation within the autosomal STR marker SE33 was evaluated using a customized bioinformatic approach to identify and characterize the locus in the 1036 data set...
May 7, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736816/pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-hiv-infection-in-the-older-patient-what-can-be-recommended
#18
Iacopo Franconi, Giovanni Guaraldi
Over the past 15 years, a significant increase in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses has been observed in the elderly population. This new epidemiological shift has been attributed to a longer sex life, lifestyle and changes in sexual behavior, poor sexual health education, and misconceptions about the absence of sexually transmitted disease in later life. Although many biomedical and behavioral interventions have proven useful to prevent sexually transmitted infections and HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to be the most successful biomedical intervention to prevent HIV in high-risk individuals...
May 8, 2018: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732896/weighing-the-evidence-of-efficacy-of-oral-prep-for-hiv-prevention-in-women-in-southern-africa
#19
Holly Janes, Lawrence Corey, Gita Ramjee, Lindsay N Carpp, Carl Lombard, Myron S Cohen, Peter B Gilbert, Glenda E Gray
As oral tenofovir-based regimens for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are adopted as standard of care for HIV prevention, their utilization in clinical trials among women in southern Africa will require an accurate estimate of oral PrEP efficacy in this population. This information is critical for women in choosing this prevention strategy, and in public health policy making. Estimates of the efficacy of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens containing tenofovir have varied widely across trials that enrolled women, with some studies reporting high efficacy and others reporting no efficacy...
May 6, 2018: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730542/an-automatic-pre-processing-pipeline-for-eeg-analysis-app-based-on-robust-statistics
#20
Janir Ramos da Cruz, Vitaly Chicherov, Michael H Herzog, Patrícia Figueiredo
OBJECTIVE: With the advent of high-density EEG and studies of large numbers of participants, yielding increasingly greater amounts of data, supervised methods for artifact rejection have become excessively time consuming. Here, we propose a novel automatic pipeline (APP) for pre-processing and artifact rejection of EEG data, which innovates relative to existing methods by not only following state-of-the-art guidelines but also further employing robust statistics. METHODS: APP was tested on event-related potential (ERP) data from healthy participants and schizophrenia patients, and resting-state (RS) data from healthy participants...
April 23, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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