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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730517/selective-igm-deficiency-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-17-patients-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Zita Chovancova, Pavlina Kralickova, Alena Pejchalova, Marketa Bloomfield, Jana Nechvatalova, Marcela Vlkova, Jiri Litzman
PURPOSE: Primary selective IgM deficiency (sIgMD) is a primary immunodeficiency with unclear pathogenesis and a low number of published cases. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and laboratory manifestations of 17 sIgMD patients. Serum IgM, IgG, and its subclasses, IgA, IgE, antibodies against tetanus toxoid, pneumococcal polysaccharides and Haemophilus influenzae type b, isohemagglutinins, and T and B lymphocyte subsets, expressions of IgM on B cells and B lymphocyte production of IgM were compared with previously reported case reports and a small series of patients, which included 81 subjects in total...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726737/respiratory-tract-infections-and-the-role-of-biologically-active-polysaccharides-in-their-management-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Milos Jesenak, Ingrid Urbancikova, Peter Banovcin
Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common form of infections in every age category. Recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs), a specific form of RTIs, represent a typical and common problem associated with early childhood, causing high indirect and direct costs on the healthcare system. They are usually the consequence of immature immunity in children and high exposure to various respiratory pathogens. Their rational management should aim at excluding other severe chronic diseases associated with increased morbidity (e...
July 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718914/reduced-numbers-of-circulating-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#3
Christoph B Geier, Sophie Kraupp, David Bra, Martha M Eibl, Jocelyn R Farmer, Krisztian Csomos, Jolan E Walter, Hermann M Wolf
Recent studies identified an emerging role of group 2 and 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) as key players in the generation of T-dependent and T-independent antibody production. In this retrospective case-control study CD117(+) ILCs (including the majority of ILC2 and ILC3) were reduced in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). The reduction in CD117(+) ILCs was distinctive to CVID and could not be observed in patients with X linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). Patients with a more pronounced reduction in CD117(+) ILC numbers showed significantly lower numbers of peripheral MZ-like B cells and an increased prevalence of chronic, non-infectious enteropathy...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698754/early-and-late-complications-in-patients-with-allogeneic-transplantation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-case-report
#4
Ivana Trajkovska, Borce Georgievski, Lidija Cevreska, Andrijana Gacovski, Taner Hasan, Natasha Nedeska-Minova
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation (HSCT) is a curative intervention in patients with haematological malignant and non-malignant diseases, immunodeficiency, autoimmune, and other genetic diseases. Early complications are complications that are occurring in the first 100 days, while complications arising after the 100th day of transplantation belong to late complications. CASE REPORT: Forty-nine years old patient with AML treated with allogeneic HSCT from HLA-identical (sister) donor...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697899/hiv-and-coronary-disease-when-secondary-prevention-is-insufficient
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Ana Sofia Carvalho, Rui Osório Valente, Luís Almeida Morais, Pedro Modas Daniel, Ramiro Sá Carvalho, Lurdes Ferreira, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has created a new paradigm for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, but their increased risk for coronary disease is well documented. We present the case of a 57-year-old man, co-infected with HIV-2 and hepatitis B virus, adequately controlled and with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, who was admitted with non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography performed on day four of hospital stay documented two-vessel disease (mid segment of the right coronary artery [RCA, 90% stenosis] and the first marginal)...
July 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683957/-complications-of-sinusitis
#6
Stanislas Ballivet de Régloix, Olga Maurin, Anna Crambert, Louise Genestier, Gratien Bonfort, Yoann Pons
The complications of sinusitis are essentially secondary to ethmoidal and frontal sinusitis, occurring in patients weakened, particularly in case of immunodeficiency or anatomical defects. The gravity is due to the risk of spreading infection in intracranial tissues and orbital cavity. The diagnosis is always to discuss any symptomatology resistant to treatment and the appearance of orbital or neurological signs. The scanner and MRI contribute greatly to the orientation and diagnostic evaluation of the extent of the lesions...
July 3, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683953/a-multicentre-prospective-non-randomized-sequential-open-label-trial-to-demonstrate-the-bioequivalence-between-intravenous-immunoglobulin-new-generation-igng-and-standard-iv-immunoglobulin-ivig-in-adult-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency-pid
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J-F Viallard, J-P Brion, M Malphettes, I Durieu, M Gardembas, N Schleinitz, C Hoarau, E Lazaro, S Puget
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the bioequivalence between 2 intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) preparations, TEGELINE(®) and ClairYg(®), a ready-to-use 5% IVIG, in primary immunodeficiency (PID). Secondary objectives were to assess the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of ClairYg(®). METHODS: Twenty-two adult PID patients receiving stable doses of TEGELINE(®) (5% lyophilized IVIG) were switched to ClairYg(®) for 6 months. ClairYg(®) was administered under the same conditions as TEGELINE(®), either every 3 or 4 weeks...
July 3, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681118/naturally-occurring-vpr-inhibitors-from-medicinal-plants-of-myanmar
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REVIEW
Nwet Nwet Win, Hla Ngwe, Ikuro Abe, Hiroyuki Morita
Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) is a lentiviral family member that encodes the retroviral Gag, Pol, and Env proteins, along with six additional accessory proteins, Tat, Rev, Vpu, Vif, Nef, and Vpr. The currently approved anti-HIV drugs target the Pol and Env encoded proteins. However, these drugs are only effective in reducing viral replication. Furthermore, the drugs' toxicities and the emergence of drug-resistant strains have become serious worldwide problems. Resistance eventually arises to all of the approved anti-HIV drugs, including the newly approved drugs that target HIV integrase (IN)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671313/context-and-social-perceptions-of-blood-donation-in-donors-found-positive-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-france
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Alice Duquesnoy, Bruno Danic, Aurélie Santos, Christophe Martinaud, Geneviève Woimant, Syria Laperche, Pierre Tiberghien, Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Josiane Pillonel
BACKGROUND: In France, information collected during postdonation interviews showed that a majority of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected donors were not eligible to donate as per donor selection criteria. In the interest of blood safety, this study aimed to explore the mechanisms of noncompliance with blood donor selection criteria, notably the permanent deferral of men who have sex with men (MSM). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Semistructured individual interviews were conducted with 32 blood donors found positive for HIV between mid-2011 and 2014...
July 3, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670636/attitudes-of-female-street-vendors-towards-hiv-aids-in-vhembe-district-of-south-africa
#10
Olaniyi Fc, Tshitangano Tg, Tugli Ak, Amosu Am, Edokpayi Jn
BACKGROUND: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are still global health problems. This study was conducted to describe the attitudes of female street vendors (FSV) in Thohoyandou, Vhembe district, towards HIV/AIDS and those infected with the virus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A quantitative, cross-sectional survey design was adopted. Data were collected by means of a structured, self-administered questionnaire and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640799/screening-for-syphilis-and-other-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-pregnant-women-guam-2014
#11
Susan Cha, Tasneem Malik, Winston E Abara, Mia S DeSimone, Bernadette Schumann, Esther Mallada, Michael Klemme, Vince Aguon, Anne Marie Santos, Thomas A Peterman, Gail Bolan, Mary L Kamb
Prenatal screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can prevent adverse perinatal outcomes. In Guam, the largest of the three U.S. territories in the Pacific, primary and secondary syphilis rates among women increased 473%, from 1.1 to 6.3 per 100,000 during 2009-2013 (1). In 2013, the first congenital syphilis case after no cases since 2008 was reported (1,2). Little is known about STI screening coverage and factors associated with inadequate screening among pregnant women in Guam. This study evaluated the prevalence of screening for syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and examined correlates of inadequate screening among pregnant women in Guam...
June 23, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638661/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-based-regimen-as-compared-to-zidovudine-based-regimens-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Tegene Legese Dadi, Adane Teshome Kefale, Teshale Ayele Mega, Muktar Sano Kedir, Habtamu Acho Addo, Tessema Tsehay Biru
BACKGROUND: Although tenofovir (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC)/efavirenz (EFV) and zidovudine (ZDV)/lamivudine (3TC)/efavirenz (EFV) are used as preferred first line regimen, their head-to-head comparison in terms of their efficacy and tolerability was limited. This review aimed to synthesize the best available evidence on the comparative efficacy and tolerability of the two regimens. METHODS: Seven sites and databases in addition to Google search until August 20, 2016, were searched...
2017: AIDS Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630593/hemofagocitin%C3%A4-limfohistiocitoz%C3%A4-literat%C3%A5-ros-ap%C3%A5-valga
#13
Simona Bereikienė, Jelena Rascon
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is an immune dysregulatory syndrome that is associated with alteration in the immune response activation and inhibition balance. There are two basic forms of the syndrome: primary (genetic or familial) determined by genes mutations involved in immune cell interactions, and secondary or sporadic developing as a result of an infectious process. The exact genetic background of the secondary form is still unknown. These forms are characterized by same combination of specific hyperinflammatory reactions and clinical signs and symptoms...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627729/the-immune-deficiency-of-chromosome-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#14
Megan Morsheimer, Terri F Brown Whitehorn, Jennifer Heimall, Kathleen E Sullivan
The syndrome originally described by Dr. Angelo DiGeorge had immunodeficiency as a central component. When a 22q11.2 deletion was identified as the cause in the majority of patients with DiGeorge syndrome, the clinical features of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome became so expansive that the immunodeficiency became less prominent in our thinking about the syndrome. This review will focus on the immune system and the changes in our understanding over the past 50 years. Initially characterized as a pure defect in T cell development, we now appreciate that many of the clinical features related to the immunodeficiency are well downstream of the limitation imposed by a small thymus...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622118/imaging-spectrum-of-invasive-fungal-and-fungal-like-infections
#15
Hilary L P Orlowski, Sebastian McWilliams, Vincent M Mellnick, Sanjeev Bhalla, Meghan G Lubner, Perry J Pickhardt, Christine O Menias
Invasive fungal and fungal-like infections contribute to substantial morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals. The incidence of these infections is increasing-largely because of rising numbers of immunocompromised patients, including those with neutropenia, human immunodeficiency virus, chronic immunosuppression, indwelling prostheses, burns, and diabetes mellitus, and those taking broad-spectrum antibiotics. Invasive fungal pathogens include primary mycotic organisms such as Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, which are true pathogens and inherently virulent...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614691/a-trial-of-itraconazole-or-amphotericin-b-for-hiv-associated-talaromycosis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Thuy Le, Nguyen Van Kinh, Ngo T K Cuc, Nguyen L N Tung, Nguyen T Lam, Pham T T Thuy, Do D Cuong, Pham T H Phuc, Vu H Vinh, Doan T H Hanh, Vu Van Tam, Nguyen T Thanh, Tran P Thuy, Nguyen T Hang, Hoang B Long, Ho T Nhan, Heiman F L Wertheim, Laura Merson, Cecilia Shikuma, Jeremy N Day, Nguyen V V Chau, Jeremy Farrar, Guy Thwaites, Marcel Wolbers
BACKGROUND: Talaromyces marneffei infection is a major cause of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related death in South and Southeast Asia. Guidelines recommend initial treatment with amphotericin B deoxycholate, but this drug has substantial side effects, a high cost, and limited availability. Itraconazole is available in oral form, is associated with fewer unacceptable side effects than amphotericin, and is widely used in place of amphotericin; however, clinical trials comparing these two treatments are lacking...
June 15, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608664/trend-of-cd4-cell-counts-at-diagnosis-and-initiation-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-haart-korea-hiv-aids-cohort-study-1992-2015
#17
Min Jung Kim, Hyun Ha Chang, Sang Il Kim, Youn Jeong Kim, Dae Won Park, Chun Kang, Mee Kyung Kee, Ju Yeon Choi, Soo Min Kim, Bo Youl Choi, Woo Joo Kim, June Myung Kim, Jun Yong Choi, Young Hwa Choi, Jin Soo Lee, Shin Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: CD4+ cell counts reflect immunologic status of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients. Recommended CD4+ cell counts for the initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has increased over the past several years in various HIV treatment guidelines. We investigated the trend of CD4+ cell counts at diagnosis and treatment start using data from the Korea HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Cohort Study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study started in 2006 and enrolled HIV patients from 21 tertiary and secondary hospitals in South Korea...
June 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606085/care-cascade-structural-intervention-versus-standard-of-care-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hiv-in-china-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
#18
Yurong Mao, Zunyou Wu, Jennifer M McGoogan, David Liu, Diane Gu, Lynda Erinoff, Walter Ling, Paul VanVeldhuisen, Roger Detels, Albert L Hasson, Robert Lindblad, Julio S G Montaner, Zhenzhu Tang, Yan Zhao
BACKGROUND: The high rate of attrition along the care cascade of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) results in lost opportunities to provide timely antiretroviral therapy (ART) and to prevent unnecessarily high mortality. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a structural intervention, the one-stop ("One4All") strategy that streamlines China's HIV care cascade with the intent to improve testing completeness, ART initiation, viral suppression, and mortality. METHOD: A two-arm, cluster-randomized controlled trial was implemented in twelve county hospitals in Guangxi China to test the effectiveness of the One4All strategy (intervention arm) compared to the current standard of care (SOC; control arm)...
June 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601685/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-gain-of-function-stat1-mutation
#19
Jennifer W Leiding, Satoshi Okada, David Hagin, Mario Abinun, Anna Shcherbina, Dmitry N Balashov, Vy H D Kim, Adi Ovadia, Stephen L Guthery, Michael Pulsipher, Desa Lilic, Lisa A Devlin, Sharon Christie, Mark Depner, Sebastian Fuchs, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Caroline Lindemans, Aleksandra Petrovic, Kathleen E Sullivan, Nancy Bunin, Sara Sebnem Kilic, Fikret Arpaci, Oscar de la Calle-Martin, Laura Martinez-Martinez, Juan Carlos Aldave, Masao Kobayashi, Teppei Ohkawa, Kohsuke Imai, Akihiro Iguchi, Chaim M Roifman, Andrew R Gennery, Mary Slatter, Hans D Ochs, Tomohiro Morio, Troy R Torgerson
BACKGROUND: Gain of function mutations in signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (GOF-STAT1) cause a susceptibility to a range of infections, autoimmunity, immune dysregulation, and combined immunodeficiency. Disease manifestations can be mild or severe and life threatening. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been utilized in some patients with more severe symptoms to treat and cure the disorder. The outcome of HSCT for this disorder is, however, not well established...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601141/neuropsychiatric-aspects-of-infectious-diseases-an-update
#20
REVIEW
Sahil Munjal, Stephen J Ferrando, Zachary Freyberg
Among the critically ill, infectious diseases can play a significant role in the etiology of neuropsychiatric disturbances. All critical care physicians are familiar with delirium as a secondary complication of systemic infection. This article focuses on key infectious diseases that commonly and directly produce neuropsychiatric symptoms, including direct infection of the central nervous system, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and AIDS.
July 2017: Critical Care Clinics
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