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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806406/terminal-differentiation-of-t-cells-is-strongly-associated-with-cmv-infection-and-increased-in-hiv-positive-individuals-on-art-and-lifestyle-matched-controls
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Thijs Booiman, Ferdinand W Wit, Arginell F Girigorie, Irma Maurer, Davide De Francesco, Caroline A Sabin, Agnes M Harskamp, Maria Prins, Claudio Franceschi, Steven G Deeks, Alan Winston, Peter Reiss, Neeltje A Kootstra
HIV-1-positive individuals on successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) are reported to have higher rates of age-associated non-communicable comorbidities (AANCCs). HIV-associated immune dysfunction has been suggested to contribute to increased AANCC risk. Here we performed a cross-sectional immune phenotype analysis of T cells in ART-treated HIV-1-positive individuals with undetectable vireamia (HIV-positives) and HIV-1-negative individuals (HIV-negatives) over 45 years of age. In addition, two control groups were studied: HIV negative adults selected based on lifestyle and demographic factors (Co-morBidity in Relation to AIDS, or COBRA) and unselected age-matched donors from a blood bank...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806196/the-costs-of-hiv-treatment-and-care-in-ghana-a-longitudinal-multi-site-analysis
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Evelinn Mikkelsen, Jan Hontelez, Justice Nonvignon, Sam Amon, Felix A Asante, Moses K Aikins, Julie van de Haterd, Rob Baltussen
OBJECTIVE: To determine cost-functions that describe the dynamics of costs of HIV treatment and care in Ghana by CD4 cell count at treatment initiation and over time on antiretroviral therapy (ART). DESIGN: We used detailed longitudinal healthcare utilization data from clinical health records of HIV-infected patients at seven Ghanaian ART clinics to estimate cost-functions of treatment and care by CD4 cell count at treatment initiation and time on ART. METHODS: We developed two linear regression models; one with individual random effects to determine the relationship between CD4 cell count at ART initiation and costs of treatment and care, and one with individual fixed effects to determine the causal effect of time in care on costs of treatment and care...
August 12, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803888/cancer-risk-in-hiv-infected-people-in-the-usa-from-1996-to-2012-a-population-based-registry-linkage-study
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Raúl U Hernández-Ramírez, Meredith S Shiels, Robert Dubrow, Eric A Engels
BACKGROUND: Monitoring cancer risk among HIV-infected people in the modern antiretroviral therapy (ART) era is essential given their elevated risk for many cancers and prolonged survival with immunosuppression, ART exposure, and ageing. We aimed to examine cancer risk in HIV-infected people in the USA as compared with that in the general population. METHODS: We did a registry-linkage study with data from population-based HIV and cancer registries in the USA (the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study)...
August 10, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803740/vorinostat-renders-the-replication-competent-latent-reservoir-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-vulnerable-to-clearance-by-cd8-t-cells
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Julia A Sung, Katherine Sholtis, Jennifer Kirchherr, Joann D Kuruc, Cynthia L Gay, Jeffrey L Nordstrom, Catherine M Bollard, Nancie M Archin, David M Margolis
Latently human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells are transcriptionally quiescent and invisible to clearance by the immune system. To demonstrate that the latency reversing agent vorinostat (VOR) induces a window of vulnerability in the latent HIV reservoir, defined as the triggering of viral antigen production sufficient in quantity and duration to allow for recognition and clearance of persisting infection, we developed a latency clearance assay (LCA). The LCA is a quantitative viral outgrowth assay (QVOA) that includes the addition of immune effectors capable of clearing cells expressing viral antigen...
July 29, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803496/management-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-the-intensive-care-unit-state-of-the-art
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Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Marco Cascella, Silvia Corcione, Arturo Cuomo, Salvatore Nappa, Guglielmo Borgia, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Ivan Gentile
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is one of the most important causes of healthcare-related infections among Gram-negative bacteria. The best therapeutic approach is controversial, especially for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains as well as in the setting of most severe patients, such as in the intensive care unit (ICU). Areas covered: This article addresses several points. First, the main microbiological aspects of PA, focusing on its wide array of resistance mechanisms. Second, risk factors and the worse outcome linked to MDR-PA infection...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803049/modeling-aging-in-hiv-infection-in-nonhuman-primates-to-address-an-emerging-challenge-of-the-post-art-era
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REVIEW
Tianyu He, Elizabeth Falwell, Egidio Brocca-Cofano, Ivona Pandrea
The advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically improved both quality and length of life for subjects infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), delaying or preventing progression to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, the virus induces aging-related changes to the immune system which confound treatment. Additionally, the normal physiologic events that occur during aging lead to deficiencies in immunity which not only exacerbate HIV pathogenesis but also trigger a variety of comorbidities...
August 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802926/nonmotor-symptoms-and-natural-history-of-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-from-cognitive-dysfunction-and-role-of-noninvasive-interventions
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Roberta Biundo, Eleonora Fiorenzato, Angelo Antonini
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by motor and nonmotor symptoms (NMS). Several subsequent studies substantiate the great functional burden related to NMS, their progression, and negative effect on quality of life in PD. Additional evidence indicates interesting relationships between striatal dopaminergic function and NMS. The basal ganglia are implicated in the modulation and integration of sensory information and pain, bladder function is under control of both inhibitory (D1) and facilitatory (D2) dopaminergic inputs, finally reduced dopaminergic activity in the mesocortical and mesolimbic pathways is involved in the development of several NMS including mood, motivational, and cognitive alterations...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801427/effect-of-community-art-groups-on-retention-in-care-among-patients-on-art-in-tete-province-mozambique-a-cohort-study
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Tom Decroo, Barbara Telfer, Carla Das Dores, Richard A White, Natacha Dos Santos, Alec Mkwamba, Sergio Dezembro, Mariano Joffrisse, Tom Ellman, Carol Metcalf
OBJECTIVES: Estimate the effect of participation in Community ART Groups (CAG) versus individual care on retention-in-care (RIC) on antiretroviral therapy (ART). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: High levels of attrition (death or loss-to-follow-up (LTFU) combined) on ART indicate that delivery models need to adapt in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, patients more than 6 months on ART began forming CAG, and took turns to collect ART refills at the health facility, in Tete Province, Mozambique,...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800871/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-state-of-the-art-and-advanced-cell-therapy
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Giorgio Facchetti, Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari, Isabella Rimoldi
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy highly resistant to chemotherapy, with a response rate of 20% of patients and for this reason an efficient treatment is still a challenge. Platinum-based chemotherapy in association with a third-generation antifolate is the front-line standard of care whereas any second-line treatment was approved for MPM thus making it a pathology that evokes the need for new therapeutic agents. Different platinum-drugs were synthesised and tested as an option for patients who are not candidates to cisplatin-based therapy...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799997/epidemiology-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-hiv
#10
Virginia A Triant, Steven K Grinspoon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize and synthesize recent data on the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in HIV-infected individuals. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies in the field demonstrate an increasing impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on morbidity and mortality in HIV relative to AIDS-related diagnoses. Studies continue to support an approximately 1.5 to two-fold increased risk of IHD conferred by HIV, with specific risk varying by sex and virologic/immunologic status...
August 10, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798896/pregnancy-outcomes-in-hiv-infected-women-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-india
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Vatsla Dadhwal, Aparna Sharma, Kavita Khoiwal, Dipika Deka, Plaboni Sarkar, P Vanamail
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is conflicting data on the effect of HIV infection as well as antiretroviral therapy (ART) on pregnancy outcome. The objectives of this study were to compare pregnancy outcomes in women with and without HIV infection, and to evaluate the effect of HAART on pregnancy in HIV-infected women. METHODS: This is a prospective case record analysis of 212 HIV-infected women delivering between 2002 and 2015, in a tertiary health care center in India...
2017: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798892/a-novel-combined-mother-infant-clinic-to-optimize-post-partum-maternal-retention-service-utilization-and-linkage-to-services-in-hiv-care-in-rural-rwanda
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Neza Guillaine, Wilberforce Mwizerwa, Jackline Odhiambo, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Placidie Mugwaneza, Jean Paul Umugisha, Felix Rwabukwisi Cyamatare, Christine Mutaganzwa, Neil Gupta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite recent improvements in accessibility of services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, maternal retention in HIV care remains a challenge in the post-partum period. This study assessed service utilization, program retention, and linkage to routine services, as well as clinical outcomes for mothers and infants, following implementation of an integrated mother-infant clinic in rural Rwanda. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all HIV-positive mothers and their infants enrolled in the integrated clinics in two rural districts between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013...
2017: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797482/-principles-modalities-and-indications-of-the-administration-of-radium-in-cancers-focus-on-metastatic-prostate-cancer-state-of-arts
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REVIEW
Pauline Bertolaso, Laura Leroy, Marine Gross-Goupil, Olivier Aupee, Alain Ravaud, Guilhem Roubaud, Anne-Laure Cazeau, Sylvestre Le Moulec
Prostate cancer is the first cancer in men and has a specific tropism to bones. This tropism provided the rationale to develop bone targeting radiopharmaceutical agents, such as strontium, samarium and more recently the Radium-223, an alpha-emitter. In a phase III trial, ALSYMPCA, Radium-223 not only improved pain relief, but also impacted on overall survival. Despite an approval by both FDA and EMA, prescription of this agent remains limited by the lack of refund, especially in France. Radium-223 is currently evaluated in several clinical trials (combination with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormone therapy) in order to optimize the therapeutic sequences in metastatic bone prostate cancer and argues for being incorporated into the current therapeutic arsenal...
August 7, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797289/insulin-resistance-and-associated-factors-among-hiv-infected-patients-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-cross-sectional-study-from-cameroon
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Steve Raoul Ngongang Noumegni, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Vicky Jocelyne Moor Ama, Jean Joel Bigna, Felix Kembe Assah, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Steve Leumi, Jean-Claude Katte, Mesmin Dehayem, Andre Pascal Kengne, Eugene Sobngwi
BACKGROUND: Little is known on the magnitude and correlates of insulin resistance in HIV-infected people in Africa. We determined the prevalence of insulin resistance and investigated associated factors in HIV-infected adult Cameroonians. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at the Yaoundé Central Hospital, Cameroon; during which we enrolled HIV-infected people aged 30 to 74 years with no previous history of cardiovascular disease. An homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) like index served to assess insulin sensitivity with insulin resistance defined by values of 2...
August 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797023/assessing-antiretroviral-use-during-gaps-in-hiv-primary-care-using-multisite-medicaid-claims-and-clinical-data
#15
Anne K Monroe, John A Fleishman, Cindy C Voss, Jeanne C Keruly, Ank E Nijhawan, Allison L Agwu, Judith A Aberg, Richard M Rutstein, Richard D Moore, Kelly A Gebo
BACKGROUND: Some individuals who appear poorly retained by clinic visit-based retention measures are using antiretroviral therapy (ART) and maintaining viral suppression. We examined whether individuals with a gap in HIV primary care (≥180 days between HIV outpatient clinic visits) obtained ART during that gap after 180 days. SETTING: HIV Research Network data from 5 sites and Medicaid Analytic Extract eligibility and pharmacy data were combined. METHODS: Factors associated with having both an HIV primary care gap and a new (ie, nonrefill) ART prescription during a gap were evaluated with multinomial logistic regression...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795954/the-first-characterization-of-hiv-1-subtypes-and-drug-resistance-mutations-among-antiretrovirally-treated-patients-in-kermanshah-iran
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Reza Golmohammadi, Kazem Baesi, Abdolvahab Moradi, Molood Farrokhi, Willi McFarland, Shahryar Parsamajd
BACKGROUND: Insufficient therapy during HIV-1 replication can promote the emergence of drug-resistant strains, reduce the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment (ART), and increase the likelihood of the onward transmission of drug-resistant viruses. We characterized, for the first time, the prevalence of HIV-1 subtypes and drug resistance mutations in a western region of Iran. METHODS: This study was conducted among 122 patients on ART at a major referral center in Kermanshah, Iran...
August 10, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795333/patient-characteristics-and-overall-survival-in-patients-with-post-docetaxel-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-in-the-community-setting
#17
William K Oh, Raymond Miao, Francis Vekeman, Jennifer Sung, Wendy Y Cheng, Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle, Ravinder Dhawan, Mei Sheng Duh
It is unclear how treatment sequencing for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) affects real-world patient outcomes. We assessed treatment sequences, patient characteristics and overall survival (OS) in post-docetaxel mCRPC patients. mCRPC patients receiving second-line cabazitaxel or androgen receptor-targeted therapy (ART; abiraterone/enzalutamide) post-docetaxel were identified using electronic medical records. OS was assessed from second-line therapy initiation using Cox regressions adjusting for: metastases; prostate-specific antigen (PSA); hemoglobin; alkaline phosphatase (ALP); albumin; second-line therapy initiation year...
August 10, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794617/sociodemographic-profile-and-predictors-of-outpatient-clinic-attendance-among-hiv-positive-patients-initiating-antiretroviral-therapy-in-selangor-malaysia
#18
Surajudeen Abiola Abdulrahman, Lekhraj Rampal, Norlijah Othman, Faisal Ibrahim, Kadir Shahar Hayati, Anuradha P Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Inconsistent literature evidence suggests that sociodemographic, economic, and system- and patient-related factors are associated with clinic attendance among the HIV-positive population receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) around the world. We examined the factors that predict outpatient clinic attendance among a cohort of HIV-positive patients initiating ART in Selangor, Malaysia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study analyzed secondary data on outpatient clinic attendance and sociodemographic, economic, psychosocial, and patient-related factors among 242 adult Malaysian patients initiating ART in Selangor, Malaysia...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793907/risk-adapted-dose-intensified-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer-patients-using-a-simultaneous-integrated-boost-technique-applied-with-helical-tomotherapy
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Marcus Beck, Peter Wust, Tomasz Barelkowski, David Kaul, Alexander-Henry Thieme, Sascha Wecker, Waldemar Wlodarczyk, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar
BACKGROUND: Postoperative adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) in T3 and R1 prostate cancer as well as salvage radiation therapy (SRT) in case of postoperative biochemical failure (BF) are established treatments. Dose-intensified postoperative radiation therapy (RT) schemes have shown superior biochemical control accompanied by increased toxicity rates. In our study we evaluate a novel risk adapted dose-intensified postoperative RT scheme. METHODS: A consecutive series of prostate cancer patients receiving postoperative RT after radical prostatectomy using helical Tomotherapy between 04/2012 and 04/2015 was analyzed retrospectively...
August 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793785/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-pictorial-aid-intervention-for-medication-adherence-among-hiv-positive-patients-with-comorbid-diabetes-or-hypertension
#20
A K Monroe, J S Pena, R D Moore, K A Riekert, M N Eakin, S Kripalani, G Chander
As the HIV-infected population ages and the burden of chronic comorbidities increases, adherence to medications for HIV and diabetes and hypertension is crucial to improve outcomes. We pilot-tested a pictorial aid intervention to improve medication adherence for both HIV and common chronic conditions. Adult patients with HIV and diabetes (DM) and/or hypertension (HTN) attending a clinic for underserved patients and at risk for poor health outcomes were enrolled. Patients were randomized to receive either a pictorial aid intervention (a photographic representation of their medications, the indications, and the dosing schedule) or a standard clinic visit discharge medication list...
August 10, 2017: AIDS Care
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