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Javier Chinen, Luigi D Notarangelo, William T Shearer
Advances in clinical immunology in the past year included the report of practice parameters for the diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiencies to guide the clinician in the approach to these relatively uncommon disorders. We have learned of new gene defects causing immunodeficiency and of new phenotypes expanding the spectrum of conditions caused by genetic mutations such as a specific regulator of telomere elongation (RTEL1) mutation causing isolated natural killer cell deficiency and mutations in ras-associated RAB (RAB27) resulting in immunodeficiency without albinism...
December 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931306/idiopathic-cd4-lymphocytopenia
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Joel P Brooks, Gisoo Ghaffari
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology. Diagnostic criteria include a persistent CD4 T-cell lymphopenia with no underlying primary or secondary immune deficiencies and a CD4 T-cell count of 300 cells/mL or 20% total lymphocyte on multiple occasions. OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness of ICL and to provide a review of the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and management of this disease process. Presently, many of these patients receive prophylactic treatment similar to other T-cell deficient conditions, most notably patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; however, the same indications may not necessarily apply to this patient population because the T cells are not affected by a virus as in HIV...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926760/epidermal-nerve-fiber-quantification-in-patients-with-erythromelalgia
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William G Mantyh, P James B Dyck, Peter J Dyck, Janean K Engelstad, William J Litchy, Paola Sandroni, Mark D P Davis
Importance: Erythromelalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on intermittent warmth, erythema, and pain in the distal extremities. One problem facing physicians is how to objectively test for this disease. Given that other painful conditions of the distal extremities (ie, neuropathy related to human immunodeficiency virus, diabetes, or Fabry disease) can be evaluated with a skin biopsy to visualize pathologically decreased densities of the small nerve fibers that innervate the epidermis, one hypothesis is that erythromelalgia could similarly be associated with a loss of epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD)...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914932/detection-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-rnas-in-living-cells-using-spinach-rna-aptamers
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Brandon D Burch, Carolina Garrido, David M Margolis
Many techniques currently used to measure HIV RNA production in cells suffer from limitations that include high background signal or the potential to destroy cellular context. Fluorophore-binding RNA aptamers offer the potential for visualizing RNAs directly in living cells with minimal cellular perturbation. We inserted a sequence encoding a fluorophore-binding RNA aptamer, known as Spinach, into the HIV genome such that predicted RNA secondary structures in both Spinach and HIV were preserved. Chimeric HIV-Spinach RNAs were functionally validated in vitro by testing their ability to enhance the fluorescence of a conditional fluorophore (DFHBI), which specifically binds Spinach...
November 30, 2016: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911140/effect-of-secondary-preventive-therapy-on-recurrence-of-tuberculosis-in-hiv-infected-individuals-a-systematic-review
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Wassilis Sc Bruins, Frank van Leth
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals successfully treated for tuberculosis (TB) remain at risk of recurrence of the disease, especially in high TB incidence settings. We performed a systematic review, investigating whether secondary preventive therapy (sPT) with anti-TB drugs (preventive therapy in former TB patients with treatment success) is an effective strategy to prevent recurrence of TB in this patient group. We searched the databases PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Web of Science and Google Scholar using the keywords HIV-infections, HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, AIDS, isoniazid, isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT), tuberculosis, TB, recurrence and recurrent disease, resulting in 253 potential publications...
December 2, 2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896258/secondary-abdominal-pregnancy-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-woman
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Myoung Chan Kim, Hudson Manyanga, Flora Lwakatare
We report on an abdominal pregnancy in human immunodeficiency virus-positive mother, currently on antiretroviral therapy, which was discovered incidentally while training the obstetric ultrasound capacity building program. Although abdominal pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy, it may be more common in women with HIV infection because they tend to have a higher rate of sexually transmitted diseases than the general population. The positive diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy is difficult to establish and is usually missed during prenatal assessment particularly in settings that lack routine ultrasound examination as is the case in most developing countries...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879457/protective-efficacy-of-secondary-prophylaxis-against-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-coinfected-patients-over-the-past-10-years-in-eastern-india
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Rama P Goswami, Rudra P Goswami, Ayan Basu, Yogiraj Ray, Mehebubar Rahman, Santanu K Tripathi
Coinfection with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) leads to frequent treatment failure, relapse, and death. In this retrospective analysis from eastern India (2005-2015), our primary objective was to ascertain the protective efficacy of secondary prophylaxis with monthly amphotericin B (AmB) given in patients with HIV-VL coinfection toward reducing relapse and mortality rates. The secondary objective was to compare clinical features, laboratory findings, and treatment outcomes in HIV-VL patients in contrast to VL monoinfection...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867656/erratum-to-cardiac-obstruction-secondary-to-metastatic-invasion-a-rare-complication-of-human-herpes-virus-8-positive-plasmablastic-lymphoma-in-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome
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[This corrects the article on p. 425 in vol. 4, PMID: 22934146.].
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857939/extent-of-knowledge-about-hiv-and-its-determinants-among-men-in-bangladesh
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Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Georges Danhoundo, Idé Seydou
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh is currently a low human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalent country. However, the risk factors are widespread and the number of at-risk population is also rising, which warrants special policy attention. The risks of transmission were shown to be correlated with the level of HIV knowledge of individuals. In this study, we aimed to explore the level and influencing factors of HIV knowledge among adult men in Bangladesh. METHODOLOGY: Data for the present study were collected from the sixth round of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846873/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-hiv-transmission-and-behavior-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-different-areas-of-inner-mongolia-autonomous-region-china
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Lin Qu, Wenrui Wang, Yongming Gao, Jingyuan Yang, Jijiang Dai, Dawei Wang, Bo Tao
BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and the sexual intercourse habits of men who have sex with men (MSM) in crowded places, both locally and abroad. This study conducted a survey of MSM in different locales of Inner Mongolia to provide a reference for developing strategies or measures to prevent and control HIV among this understudied population. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of men aged 18 years and older at different venues popular among MSM in Inner Mongolia...
November 15, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809912/frequency-and-env-determinants-of-hiv-1-subtype-c-strains-from-antiretroviral-therapy-naive-subjects-that-display-incomplete-inhibition-by-maraviroc
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Katharina Borm, Martin R Jakobsen, Kieran Cashin, Jacqueline K Flynn, Paula Ellenberg, Lars Ostergaard, Benhur Lee, Melissa J Churchill, Michael Roche, Paul R Gorry
BACKGROUND: Entry of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) into cells involves the interaction of the viral gp120 envelope glycoproteins (Env) with cellular CD4 and a secondary coreceptor, which is typically one of the chemokine receptors CCR5 or CXCR4. CCR5-using (R5) HIV-1 strains that display reduced sensitivity to CCR5 antagonists can use antagonist-bound CCR5 for entry. In this study, we investigated whether naturally occurring gp120 alterations in HIV-1 subtype C (C-HIV) variants exist in antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve subjects that may influence their sensitivity to the CCR5 antagonist maraviroc (MVC)...
November 3, 2016: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805528/splenic-peliosis-resulting-in-spontaneous-splenic-rupture-in-a-concomitant-hepatic-and-renal-allograft-recipient
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Pelin Börcek, B Handan Özdemir, Eda Yılmaz Akçay, Mehmet Haberal
Splenic peliosis is an exceedingly rare complication following liver and kidney transplant, with few previously reported cases. A 24-year-old man with chronic renal and hepatic failure due to primary oxalosis underwent concomitant renal and hepatic transplant. On the eighth day of successful transplant, he showed signs and symptoms of hypovolemia with suspicion of intra-abdominal bleeding. Diagnostic laparotomy was performed, yielding splenic rupture, and a splenectomy was performed. Macroscopically, the spleen was ruptured, and the cut surface displayed multiple parenchymal blood-filled cysts...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802849/miliary-tuberculosis-and-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome-a-cursed-duet
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Atif Tatari, Sahana Ramanujam, Suja Mathai, Nigahus Karabulut, Robert L Moser, Sara L Wallach
Tuberculous osteomyelitis is rare and usually involves the vertebrae but is seldom found in the foot. The uncommon site and ability to mimic other disorders clinically and radiographically leads to diagnostic and therapeutic delays. We report a case of a 40-year-old man who initially presented to his podiatrist with intermittent pain and swelling of his right ankle and foot that lasted for a year. He also started to exhibit significant weight loss and unexplained fevers and was subsequently hospitalized for cellulitis of his right foot...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799645/dosage-of-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-and-risk-of-low-birth-weight-in-a-cohort-of-zambian-pregnant-women-in-a-low-malaria-prevalence-region
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Marie C D Stoner, Bellington Vwalika, Marcela Smid, Andrew Kumwenda, Elizabeth Stringer, Benjamin H Chi, Jeff S A Stringer
In Lusaka, Zambia, where malaria prevalence is low, national guidelines continue to recommend that all pregnant women receive sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for malaria prophylaxis monthly at every scheduled antenatal care visit after 16 weeks of gestation. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive women should receive co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV and not SP, but many still receive SP. We sought to determine whether increased dosage of SP is still associated with a reduced risk of low birth weight (LBW) in an area where malaria transmission is low...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799071/evaluation-of-coldzyme%C3%A2-mouth-spray-on-prevention-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-a-boy-with-primary-immunodeficiency-a-case-report
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Mats Clarsund, Ulf Blom, Ann Gardulf
BACKGROUND: Primary immunodeficiencies include a variety of disorders that render patients more susceptible to infections. If left untreated, these infections may be fatal. Patients with primary antibody deficiencies are therefore given prophylactic immunoglobulin G replacement therapy. ColdZyme® Mouth Spray is a medical device intended to reduce the probability of catching a cold and/or can help shorten the duration of a cold, if used at an early stage of the infection, by forming a thin protective barrier on the pharyngeal mucous membrane...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795468/prevalence-and-determinants-of-hsv-2-syphilis-co-infection-and-hsv-2-mono-infection-among-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-northeast-china
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Qing-Hai Hu, Jun-Jie Xu, Zhen-Xing Chu, Jing Zhang, Yan-Qiu Yu, Huan Yu, Hai-Bo Ding, Yong-Jun Jiang, Wen-Qing Geng, Ning Wang, Hong Shang
We aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) mono-infection and HSV-2/syphilis co-infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 545 HIV-positive MSM in Shenyang between February 2009 and October 2014. Participants received physical examinations and serological tests for HSV-2 and syphilis. A multinomial logistic regression was used to identify risk factors associated with HSV-2/syphilis co-infection and HSV-2 mono-infection...
October 31, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784445/-clinical-features-of-acute-respiratory-failure-due-to-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-non-hiv-immunocompromised-patients
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X Huang, L Weng, L Yi, M Li, Y Y Feng, Y Tian, J G Xia, Q Y Zhan, B Du
Objective: To examine the clinical features of patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) caused by pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) admitted into two medical intensive care units (ICU) in non- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected immunocompromised patients. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted among 92 non-HIV patients with ARF caused by PCP in medical ICU of Peking Union Medical College Hospital and China-Japan Friendship Hospital between Jan 2010 and Dec 2015. Patient characteristics, clinical presentation, laboratory and radiological findings, complications, as well as therapy and mortality were included in the analysis...
October 18, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776588/treatment-outcomes-of-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-kenya
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D J Mibei, J W Kiarie, A Wairia, M Kamene, M E Okumu
SETTING: Successful treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is crucial in preventing disease transmission and reducing related morbidity and mortality. A standardised DR-TB treatment regimen is used in Kenya. Although patients on treatment are monitored, no evaluation of factors affecting treatment outcomes has yet been performed. OBJECTIVE: To analyse treatment outcomes of DR-TB patients in Kenya and factors associated with successful outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of secondary data from Kenya's National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung disease programme...
November 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774877/genitourinary-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus-an-overview-of-pathogenesis-evaluation-and-management
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Jason Gandhi, Gautam Dagur, Kelly Warren, Noel Smith, Sardar Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a vastly prevalent metabolic disorder with escalating global health concerns. Particularly when mismanaged, chronic micro- and macrovascular complications may highly impair physiological systems while immunodeficiency disposes us to infection. OBJECTIVE: We investigate infections, localized complications, and neoplasms of the genitourinary system secondary to the chronic complications of diabetes mellitus in males and females. METHOD: A comprehensive MEDLINE® search was guided using key words relevant to diabetes mellitus and the genitourinary system...
October 19, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771992/castleman-s-disease-of-the-spleen
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D Mantas, C Damaskos, P Dailiani, M Samarkos, P Korkolopoulou
INTRODUCTION: Castleman's disease (CD), also known as giant or angiofolicular lymphoid hyperplasia or lymphoid hamartoma, is a group of atypical lymphoproliferative disorders that share common lymph node histological features and may be localized either to a single lymph node (unicentric) or occur systemically (multicentric). PATIENT AND METHOD: Herein, we present a rare case of a of 75-year-old female patient who was referred to our department and after a thorough work-up, underwent splenectomy with synchronous resection of an accessory spleen, splenic artery lymph nodes, and splenic hilar lymph nodes due to splenic involvement in a multicentric CD...
October 24, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
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