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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087069/safety-tolerability-and-antiviral-effect-of-rg-101-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-phase-1b-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Meike H van der Ree, J Marleen de Vree, Femke Stelma, Sophie Willemse, Marc van der Valk, Svend Rietdijk, Richard Molenkamp, Janke Schinkel, Ad C van Nuenen, Ulrich Beuers, Salah Hadi, Marten Harbers, Eva van der Veer, Kai Liu, John Grundy, Amy K Patick, Adam Pavlicek, Jacqueline Blem, Michael Huang, Paul Grint, Steven Neben, Neil W Gibson, Neeltje A Kootstra, Hendrik W Reesink
BACKGROUND: miR-122 is an important host factor for hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and antiviral effect of a single dose of RG-101, a hepatocyte targeted N-acetylgalactosamine conjugated oligonucleotide that antagonises miR-122, in patients with chronic HCV infection with various genotypes. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre, phase 1B study, patients were randomly assigned to RG-101 or placebo (7:1)...
January 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086981/does-antiretroviral-treatment-change-hiv-1-codon-usage-patterns-in-its-genes-a-preliminary-bioinformatics-study
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Navaneethan Palanisamy, Nathan Osman, Frédéric Ohnona, Hong-Tao Xu, Bluma Brenner, Thibault Mesplède, Mark A Wainberg
BACKGROUND: Codon usage bias has been described for various organisms and is thought to contribute to the regulation of numerous biological processes including viral infections. HIV-1 codon usage has been previously shown to be different from that of other viruses and man. It is evident that the antiretroviral drugs used to restrict HIV-1 replication also select for resistance variants. We wanted to test whether codon frequencies in HIV-1 sequences from treatment-experienced patients differ from those of treatment-naive individuals due to drug pressure affecting codon usage bias...
January 7, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086955/evaluation-of-the-xpert%C3%A2-mtb-rif-assay-and-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-namibia
#3
Rooyen T Mavenyengwa, Emma Shaduka, Innocent Maposa
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately two million people and infects around nine million worldwide annually. Its proper management, especially in resource-limited settings, has been hindered by the lack of rapid and easy-to-use diagnostic tests. Sputum smear microscopy remains the cheapest, readily available diagnostic method but it only identifies less than half of the patients with a HIV/TB co-infection because the bacilli would have disseminated from the lungs to other areas of the body...
January 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086929/early-virological-failure-and-hiv-drug-resistance-in-ugandan-adults-co-infected-with-tuberculosis
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Amrei von Braun, Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, Alexandra U Scherrer, Brian Magambo, Andrew Kambugu, Jan Fehr, Barbara Castelnuovo
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study took place in the integrated tuberculosis (TB) clinic of a large outpatient clinic for HIV-infected patients in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of this study was to describe the proportion of TB/HIV co-infected adults with virological failure, type and frequency of HIV drug resistance-associated mutations, and the proportion of patients with suboptimal efavirenz levels. METHODS: HIV-1 plasma viral loads, CD4 cell count measurements, and efavirenz serum concentrations were done in TB/HIV co-infected adults...
January 5, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086877/treating-the-invisible-gaps-and-opportunities-for-enhanced-tb-control-along-the-thailand-myanmar-border
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Naomi Tschirhart, Sein Sein Thi, Lei Lei Swe, Francois Nosten, Angel M Foster
BACKGROUND: In Thailand's northwestern Tak province, contextual conditions along the border with Myanmar pose difficulties for TB control among migrant populations. Incomplete surveillance data, migrant patient mobility, and loss to follow-up make it difficult to estimate the TB burden and implement effective TB control measures. This multi-methods study examined tuberculosis, tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection, and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment accessibility for migrants and refugees in Tak province, health system response, and public health surveillance...
January 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081037/higher-cd163-levels-are-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-and-hiv-infected-adults
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Michael Reid, Yifei Ma, Rebecca Scherzer, Jennifer C Price, Audrey L French, Michael W Plankey, Carl Grunfeld, Phyllis C Tien
OBJECTIVES: HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is associated with insulin resistance, but the mechanism is unclear. We hypothesized that intestinal epithelial damage and the consequent monocyte/macrophage activation and inflammation explain this perturbation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 519 adults (220 HIV+/HCV-; 64 HIV-/HCV+; 89 HIV+/HCV+; 146 HIV-/HCV-). METHODS: We used multivariable linear regression to evaluate associations of HIV and HCV with the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and if intestinal fatty (FA) acid binding protein (I-FABP, a marker of gut epithelial integrity), soluble CD14 (sCD14) and soluble CD163 (sCD163) (markers of monocyte/macrophage activation), and IL-6 (an inflammatory cytokine) mediated this association...
January 28, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081036/one-year-mortality-of-hiv-positive-patients-treated-for-rifampicin-and-isoniazid-susceptible-tuberculosis-in-eastern-europe-western-europe-and-latin-america
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OBJECTIVES: The high mortality among HIV/tuberculosis (TB) coinfected patients in Eastern Europe is partly explained by the high prevalence of drug-resistant TB. It remains unclear whether outcomes of HIV/TB patients with rifampicin/isoniazid-susceptible TB in Eastern Europe differ from those in Western Europe or Latin America. METHODS: One-year mortality of HIV-positive patients with rifampicin/isoniazid-susceptible TB in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Latin America was analysed and compared in a prospective observational cohort study...
January 28, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079519/trends-in-antimicrobial-susceptibility-for-azithromycin-and-ceftriaxone-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands-between-2012-and-2015
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Carolien M Wind, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Alje P van Dam, Henry Jc de Vries, Jannie J van der Helm
Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to azithromycin and ceftriaxone has been increasing in the past years. This is of concern since the combination of these antimicrobials is recommended as the first-line treatment option in most guidelines. To analyse trends in antimicrobial resistance, we retrospectively selected all consultations with a positive N. gonorrhoeae culture at the sexually transmitted infection clinic, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from January 2012 through September 2015. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for azithromycin and ceftriaxone were analysed per year, and determinants associated with decreased susceptibility to azithromycin (MIC > 0...
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076335/infrequent-development-of-drug-resistance-in-hiv-1-infected-treatment-naive-subjects-after-96-weeks-of-treatment-with-elvitegravir-cobicistat-emtricitabine-tenofovir-alafenamide-or-elvitegravir-cobicistat-emtricitabine-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate
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Nicolas Margot, Stephanie Cox, Moupali Das, Scott McCallister, Michael D Miller, Christian Callebaut
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is a novel prodrug of the nucleotide RT inhibitor (NtRTI) tenofovir (TFV) that loads lymphocytes with TFV-diphosphate more efficiently than tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). The single-tablet regimen (STR) composed of elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/TAF (E/C/F/TAF) has demonstrated non-inferiority to the STR of E/C/F/TDF in clinical studies, with high proportions of subjects achieving HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL at week 48, and maintained through week 96...
January 11, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075146/five-near-full-length-hepatitis-c-virus-sequences-were-isolated-from-hiv-coinfected-idus-of-china
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Fan Li, Yi Feng, Na Ni, Jing Hu, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao, Liying Ma
HIV and HCV share transmission routes including contaminated blood transfusion, sexual intercourse, and needle-sharing in injection drug users (IDUs). We obtained five near full-length genome sequences (NFLGs) of HCV isolated from five HIV-1 coinfected IDUs in Sichuan and Xinjiang province, China. By conducting reconstruction of neighbor-joining (NJ) phylogenetic tree, our results revealed that the five isolates are different genotypes (1b, 3a, 6a and 6n). The amino acid substitutions(170I) in XJN0021 related to resistant to protease inhibitors (Grazoprevir) were also identified...
January 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073681/association-of-cytoplasmic-cxcr4-with-loss-of-epithelial-marker-and-activation-of-erk1-2-and-akt-signaling-pathways-in-non-small-cell-lung%C3%A2-cancer
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Nabil F Saba, Yuxiang Wang, Hongpeng Fu, Lydia Koenig, Fadlo R Khuri, Dong M Shin, Zhuo Georgia Chen
OBJECTIVES: Compelling evidence demonstrates that CXC-chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is involved in tumor invasion, angiogenesis, metastasis, and resistance to chemotherapy in addition to being one of the coreceptors for T-tropic human immunodeficiency virus entry into T cells. However, it remains controversial as to how to identify functionally activated CXCR4 in tumor biopsies, which would assist in determining which patients may benefit from potential CXCR4-targeted therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining on archival tissues of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was used to detect a panel of biomarkers, including phospho-ERK1/2, phospho-AKT, and E-cadherin, which are relevant to downstream signaling of CXCR4 and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072886/dynamic-change-in-the-ns3-protease-domain-in-hiv-hcv-coinfected-patients-na%C3%A3-ve-to-anti-hcv-protease-inhibitors
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Simona Bagaglio, Emanuela Messina, Hamid Hasson, Mario Merli, Andrea Andolina, Adriano Lazzarin, Caterina Uberti-Foppa, Giulia Morsica
The genetic analysis of THE natural protease inhibitors (PI) resistance of HCV genotype (GT)1 involves subtypes 1a and 1b. NS3 protease domain was sequentially analysed in 10 HIV/HCV GT1-coinfected individuals naïve to HCV treatment. Analysis at different time points showed that 2/3 GT1b patients were infected by a GT1a clade1 during follow-up. In one patient a switch from clade1 to clade2 and in one other patient a switch from clade2 to clade1 was revealed. Four out of ten patients had resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) at baseline...
January 5, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070175/a-special-meeting-review-edition-advances-in-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-from-the-2016-easl-meeting-the-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-%C3%A2-april-13-17-2016-%C3%A2-barcelona-spainspecial-reporting-on-%C3%A2-six-weeks
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070174/the-hcv-treatment-revolution-continues-resistance-considerations-pangenotypic-efficacy-and-advances-in-challenging-populations
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Ira M Jacobson
The US Food and Drug Administration has now approved 10 direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for the management of hepatitis C virus (HCV). These therapies are combined into 6 regimens that are given for varying durations, with or without ribavirin, depending on the viral genotype, the presence or absence of baseline resistance-associated variants (RAVs), and the patient type. RAVs may be present before exposure to a drug or may become detectable de novo during exposure to a drug. Emerging resistant strains are the most common cause of failure of HCV DAA regimens...
October 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069935/resistance-to-type-1-interferons-is-a-major-determinant-of-hiv-1-transmission-fitness
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Shilpa S Iyer, Frederic Bibollet-Ruche, Scott Sherrill-Mix, Gerald H Learn, Lindsey Plenderleith, Andrew G Smith, Hannah J Barbian, Ronnie M Russell, Marcos V P Gondim, Catherine Y Bahari, Christiana M Shaw, Yingying Li, Timothy Decker, Barton F Haynes, George M Shaw, Paul M Sharp, Persephone Borrow, Beatrice H Hahn
Sexual transmission of HIV-1 is an inefficient process, with only one or few variants of the donor quasispecies establishing the new infection. A critical, and as yet unresolved, question is whether the mucosal bottleneck selects for viruses with increased transmission fitness. Here, we characterized 300 limiting dilution-derived virus isolates from the plasma, and in some instances genital secretions, of eight HIV-1 donor and recipient pairs. Although there were no differences in the amount of virion-associated envelope glycoprotein, recipient isolates were on average threefold more infectious (P = 0...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069884/purification-of-zika-virus-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-and-its-use-to-identify-small-molecule-zika-inhibitors
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Hong-Tao Xu, Said A Hassounah, Susan P Colby-Germinario, Maureen Oliveira, Clare Fogarty, Yudong Quan, Yingshan Han, Olga Golubkov, Ilinca Ibanescu, Bluma Brenner, Brent R Stranix, Mark A Wainberg
BACKGROUND: The viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) enzymes of the Flaviviridae family are essential for viral replication and are logically important targets for development of antiviral therapeutic agents. Zika virus (ZIKV) is a rapidly re-emerging human pathogen for which no vaccine or antiviral agent is currently available. METHODS: To facilitate development of ZIKV RdRp inhibitors, we have established an RdRp assay using purified recombinant ZIKV NS5 polymerase...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068521/hiv-and-its-relationship-to-insulin-resistance-and-lipid-abnormalities
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Lemuel R Non, Gerome V Escota, William G Powderly
Antiretroviral therapy has revolutionized the care of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by reducing morbidity and mortality from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related conditions. Despite longer life expectancy, however, HIV-infected individuals continue to have a higher risk of death compared with the general population. This has been attributed to the increasing incidence of noncommunicable diseases, in particular, atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. This is driven, in part, by the emergence of metabolic disorders, particularly dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and lipodystrophy, in those on antiretroviral therapy...
December 23, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068413/social-and-genetic-networks-of-hiv-1-transmission-in-new-york-city
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Joel O Wertheim, Sergei L Kosakovsky Pond, Lisa A Forgione, Sanjay R Mehta, Ben Murrell, Sharmila Shah, Davey M Smith, Konrad Scheffler, Lucia V Torian
BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted infections spread across contact networks. Partner elicitation and notification are commonly used public health tools to identify, notify, and offer testing to persons linked in these contact networks. For HIV-1, a rapidly evolving pathogen with low per-contact transmission rates, viral genetic sequences are an additional source of data that can be used to infer or refine transmission networks. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene interviews individuals newly diagnosed with HIV and elicits names of sexual and injection drug using partners...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067719/insulin-resistance-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-hiv-infected-ugandan-children-in-the-chapas-3-trial
#19
Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, Victor Musiime, Adrian Cook, Grace Mirembe, Julia Kenny, Ying Jiang, Sara Debanne, Nigel Klein, Grace A Mccomsey
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated metabolic complications in HIV-infected African children and their relation with inflammation. METHODS: We compared baseline and changes in insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and in markers of inflammation over 48 weeks, in a subset of antiretroviral therapy (ART) naïve Ugandan children from the CHAPAS-3 trial randomized to zidovudine (AZT), stavudine (D4T) or abacavir (ABC) based regimens. Non-parametric methods were used to explore between and within group differences and multivariable analyses to assess associations of HOMA-IR...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065965/lessons-from-a-seven-year-experience-of-paediatric-hiv-in-pakistan-a-single-centre-experience
#20
Ejaz Ahmed Khan
OBJECTIVE: To describe demographic, clinical and immunologic features of children with human immunodeficiency virus. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, from 2005 to 2011, and comprised children with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Patients with detailed physical examination and appropriate investigations and those eligible for therapy were included. SPSS 21 was used for data analysis...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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