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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636866/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-trichomonas-vaginalis-and-other-sexually-transmissible-infections-among-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-three-provinces-in-papua-new-guinea-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Lisa M Vallely, Pamela Toliman, Claire Ryan, Glennis Rai, Johanna Wapling, Carolyn Tomado, Savarina Huliafi, Gloria Munnull, Patricia Rarau, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Handan Wand, Peter Siba, Glen D L Mola, John M Kaldor, Andrew J Vallely
Background Papua New Guinea (PNG) is estimated to have among the highest prevalences of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) of any Asia-Pacific country, and one of the highest burdens of maternal syphilis globally. The prevalence of curable STIs, such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), among pregnant women in PNG is relatively unknown. METHODS: A cross-sectional bio-behavioural survey to investigate the epidemiology of CT, NG, TV and other STIs among pregnant women in three provinces of PNG was undertaken...
October 2016: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636651/yield-of-yearly-routine-physical-examination-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-is-limited-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-the-netherlands
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Marleen A van Amsterdam, Sander van Assen, Herman G Sprenger, Kasper R Wilting, Ymkje Stienstra, Wouter F W Bierman
BACKGROUND: Routine physical examinations might be of value in HIV-infected patients, but the yield is unknown. We determined the diagnoses that would have been missed without performing annual routine physical examinations in HIV-infected patients with stable disease. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of 299 HIV-1-infected patients with CD4 count >350 cells/mm3 if not using combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), or CD4 count >100 cells/mm3 and undetectable viral load if using cART...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633446/genetic-indicators-of-drug-resistance-in-the-highly-repetitive-genome-of-trichomonas-vaginalis
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Martina Bradic, Sally D Warring, Grace E Tooley, Paul Scheid, William E Secor, Kirkwood M Land, Po-Jung Huang, Ting-Wen Chen, Chi-Ching Lee, Petrus Tang, Steven A Sullivan, Jane M Carlton
Trichomonas vaginalis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted parasite, causes ∼283 million trichomoniasis infections annually and is associated with pregnancy complications and increased risk of HIV-1 acquisition. The antimicrobial drug metronidazole is used for treatment, but in a fraction of clinical cases, the parasites can become resistant to this drug. We undertook sequencing of multiple clinical isolates and lab derived lines to identify genetic markers and mechanisms of metronidazole resistance...
June 19, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631236/use-of-ctx-i-and-pinp-as-bone-turnover-markers-national-bone-health-alliance-recommendations-to-standardize-sample-handling-and-patient-preparation-to-reduce-pre-analytical-variability
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P Szulc, K Naylor, N R Hoyle, R Eastell, E T Leary
N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen are the reference standards for bone turnover markers for monitoring osteoporosis treatment. We provide recommendations for standardized sample handling and encompassing aspects of preanalytical variability to improve the reproductibility of their measurements, their reliability, and clinical interpretation. The International Osteoporosis Foundation and International Federation of Clinical Chemistry bone turnover marker standards working group have identified N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen (PINP) and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-I) in the blood to be the international reference standards for bone turnover markers for the prediction of fracture risk and monitoring of osteoporosis treatment...
June 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627965/role-of-angiopoietin-2-endoglin-and-placental-growth-factor-in-hiv-associated-preeclampsia
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Nokuzola Mbhele, Jagidesa Moodley, Thajasvarie Naicker
OBJECTIVE: The factors angiopoeitin-2 (Ang-2), endoglin (Eng), and placental growth factor (PlGF) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia (PE). This study assessed their serum levels in HIV-negative and HIV-positive pregnant normotensive and pre-eclamptic women. METHODS: Participants were recruited at the antenatal clinic, serum samples were evaluated using the Bioplex Human Cancer Biomarker (panel 2). RESULTS: Ang-2 and Eng levels were higher, whilst PlGF levels were lower in the PE compared with the normotensive group...
June 19, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626358/psychosocial-correlates-of-patient-provider-family-planning-discussions-among-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-in-south-africa
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Violeta J Rodriguez, Ryan R Cook, Stephen M Weiss, Karl Peltzer, Deborah L Jones
Patient-provider family planning discussions and preconception counseling can reduce maternal and neonatal risks by increasing adherence to provider recommendations and antiretroviral medication. However, HIV-infected women may not discuss reproductive intentions with providers due to anticipation of negative reactions and stigma. This study aimed to identify correlates of patient-provider family planning discussions among HIV-infected women in rural South Africa, an area with high rates of antenatal HIV and suboptimal rates of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV...
2017: Open Access J Contracept
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625292/no-185-hiv-screening-in-pregnancy
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Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, Mark H Yudin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations to obstetric health care providers and to minimize practice variations for HIV screening, while taking provincial and territorial recommendations into account. OUTCOMES: The risk of transmission of HIV from mother to fetus is significant if the mother is not treated. The primary outcome of screening for and treating HIV in pregnancy is a marked decrease in the rate of vertical transmission of HIV from mother to fetus...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610590/a-continuous-quality-improvement-intervention-to-improve-the-effectiveness-of-community-health-workers-providing-care-to-mothers-and-children-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-in-south-africa
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Christiane Horwood, Lisa Butler, Pierre Barker, Sifiso Phakathi, Lyn Haskins, Merridy Grant, Ntokozo Mntambo, Nigel Rollins
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) play key roles in delivering health programmes in many countries worldwide. CHW programmes can improve coverage of maternal and child health services for the most disadvantaged and remote communities, leading to substantial benefits for mothers and children. However, there is limited evidence of effective mentoring and supervision approaches for CHWs. METHODS: This is a cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) intervention amongst CHWs providing home-based education and support to pregnant women and mothers...
June 13, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609170/serum-levels-of-platelet-endothelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-pecam-1-and-soluble-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-svegfr-1-and-2-in-hiv-associated-preeclampsia
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Semone Thakoordeen, Jagidesa Moodley, Thajasvarie Naicker
OBJECTIVE: The angiogenic-antiangiogenic imbalance evident in preeclampsia (PE) may be used as a predictive tool to identify women likely to develop the clinical features in early pregnancy. METHOD: This retrospective study examined normotensive pregnant (n = 38) and preeclamptic (n = 38) HIV-infected and uninfected women to quantify sVEGFR-1 and -2 and PECAM-1 levels. RESULTS: In contrast to PECAM-1, sVEGFR-1 and -2 differed according to pregnancy type (p = 0...
May 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606206/antenatal-depressed-mood-and-child-cognitive-and-physical-growth-at-18-months-in-south-africa-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-home-visiting-by-community-health-workers
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M Tomlinson, M J Rotheram-Borus, A Scheffler, I le Roux
AIM: To examine the child outcomes at 18-months post-birth of a population cohort of women with antenatal depressed mood, half of whom were randomly chosen to receive perinatal home visits from community health workers during pregnancy. METHOD: Pregnant women in 24 neighbourhoods (98% participation) were randomised by neighbourhood to: (1) standard clinic care (SC; 12 neighbourhoods; n = 594) or (2) the Philani Intervention Program, a home visiting intervention plus standard care (12 neighbourhoods; n = 644)...
June 13, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606185/non-malarial-infectious-diseases-of-antenatal-care-in-pregnant-women-in-franceville-gabon
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Irene Pegha Moukandja, Edgard Brice Ngoungou, Guy Joseph Lemamy, Ulrick Bisvigou, Antoine Gessain, Fousseyni S Toure Ndouo, Mirdad Kazanji, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki
BACKGROUND: In sub-tropical countries, infectious diseases remain one of the main causes of mortality. Because of their lack of active immunity, pregnant women and their unborn children represent the most susceptible people. In Gabon, data on infectious diseases of pregnant women such as syphilis and rubella are either scarce or very old. Few studies have assessed T. gondii infection during pregnancy in the country. Here, we evaluate seroprevalence of HIV, HTVL-1, syphilis and T. gondii and rubella infection during antenatal care among women living in Franceville, Gabon...
June 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600625/an-intravaginal-ring-that-releases-three-antiviral-agents-and-a-contraceptive-blocks-shiv-rt-infection-reduces-hsv-2-shedding-and-suppresses-hormonal-cycling-in-rhesus-macaques
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Nina Derby, Meropi Aravantinou, Jessica Kenney, Shweta R Ugaonkar, Asa Wesenberg, Jolanta Wilk, Larisa Kizima, Aixa Rodriguez, Shimin Zhang, Olga Mizenina, Keith Levendosky, Michael L Cooney, Samantha Seidor, Agegnehu Gettie, Brooke Grasperge, James Blanchard, Michael Piatak, Jeffrey D Lifson, José Fernández-Romero, Thomas M Zydowsky, Melissa Robbiani
Women globally need access to multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sexually transmitted infections that increase HIV acquisition/transmission risk, and unintended pregnancy. Seeking an MPT with activity against HIV, herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), and human papillomavirus (HPV), we developed a prototype intravaginal ring (IVR), the MZCL IVR, which released the antiviral agents MIV-150, zinc acetate, and carrageenan (MZC for short) and the contraceptive levonorgestrel (LNG)...
June 9, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600331/does-maternal-hsv-2-coinfection-increase-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-a-systematic-review
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Vishalini Sivarajah, Kevin Venus, Mark H Yudin, Kellie E Murphy, Steven A Morrison, Darrell Hs Tan
BACKGROUND: Reducing HIV mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is critical to ending the HIV pandemic. Reports suggest that herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), a common coinfection in HIV-infected individuals, is associated with increased MTCT, but results have been conflicting. We conducted a systematic review of observational studies to quantify the magnitude of this relationship (PROSPERO no. CRD42016043315). METHODS: We searched Medline (1981 to June week 3, 2016), EMBASE (1981 to week 26, 2016), relevant conferences (2013-2016) and bibliographies of identified studies for cohort and case-control studies enrolling HIV-positive women during pregnancy or peripartum that quantified the effect of HSV-2 infection on MTCT...
June 9, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597343/safer-conception-for-couples-affected-by-hiv-structural-and-cultural-considerations-in-the-delivery-of-safer-conception-care-in-uganda
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Deborah Mindry, Rhoda K Wanyenze, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Mahlet A Woldetsadik, Sarah Finocchario-Kessler, Kathy Goggin, Glenn Wagner
In countries with high HIV prevalence and high fertility desires, the rights of HIV-affected couples to have children are a pressing issue. Conception among people living with HIV carries risks for both horizontal and vertical HIV transmission. In Uganda ~100,000 HIV-infected women become pregnant annually. Providers face a number of challenges to preventing HIV transmission, reducing unplanned pregnancies, and ensuring safer conception. We report findings from interviews with 27 HIV-affected couples (54 individuals) in Uganda...
June 8, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595364/antiretroviral-unbound-concentration-during-pregnancy-piece-of-interest-in-the-puzzle
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D Metsu, P L Toutain, E Chatelut, P Delobel, P Gandia
Atazanavir and darunavir total concentrations (drug bound to plasma proteins plus unbound drug) progressively decrease during pregnancy. This pharmacokinetic variation leads physicians to recommend increasing doses. Conversely, the unbound concentration (Cu), i.e. the pharmacologically active form of the drug, remains unchanged. The explanation of this desynchronization lies in the fact that the clearance of the unbound form, corresponding to the intrinsic metabolic capacity of the hepatocytes, is the only factor driving Cu, and is constant during pregnancy...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595298/lowered-rilpivirine-exposure-during-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-in-hiv-1-positive-women
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Stein Schalkwijk, Angela Colbers, Deborah Konopnicki, Andrea Gingelmaier, John Lambert, Marchina van der Ende, José Moltó, David Burger
Background: The use of antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy is important for control of maternal HIV disease and the prevention of perinatal HIV transmission. Physiological changes during pregnancy can reduce antiretroviral exposure. We studied the pharmacokinetics of rilpivirine 25 mg once daily (QD) in HIV-1-positive women during late pregnancy. Methods: We conducted a non-randomized, open-label, multi-centre, phase-IV study. HIV-positive pregnant women receiving rilpivirine 25 mg QD were included...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594946/association-of-vaginal-dysbiosis-and-biofilm-with-contraceptive-vaginal-ring-biomass-in-african-women
#17
Liselotte Hardy, Vicky Jespers, Irith De Baetselier, Jozefien Buyze, Lambert Mwambarangwe, Viateur Musengamana, Janneke van de Wijgert, Tania Crucitti
We investigated the presence, density and bacterial composition of contraceptive vaginal ring biomass and its association with the vaginal microbiome. Of 415 rings worn by 120 Rwandese women for three weeks, the biomass density was assessed with crystal violet and the bacterial composition of biomass eluates was assessed with quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). The biomass was visualised after fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) and with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The vaginal microbiome was assessed with Nugent scoring and vaginal biofilm was visualised after FISH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590928/diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-with-serum-cell-free-dna-in-non-hiv-infected-immunocompromised-patients
#18
Dong Wang, Yang Hu, Ting Li, Heng-Mo Rong, Zhao-Hui Tong
Conventional respiratory tract specimens, such as bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and induced sputum for diagnosing Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in immunocompromised patients are difficult to obtain. Besides, bronchoscopy is an invasive procedure that carries the risk of causing rapidly progressive respiratory insufficiency. By contrast, serum cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is easy to obtain and has been proven useful in diagnosing cancer, pregnancy associated complications, parasite infection and sepsis...
May 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590327/pregnancy-incidence-and-outcomes-in-women-with-perinatal-hiv-infection
#19
Laura Byrne, Rebecca Sconza, Caroline Foster, Pat A Tookey, Mario Cortina-Borja, Claire Thorne
OBJECTIVE(S): To estimate the incidence of first pregnancy in women living with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) in the UK and to compare pregnancy management and outcomes with age-matched women with behaviourally-acquired HIV (BHIV). DESIGN: The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC) is a comprehensive, population-based surveillance study that collects demographic and clinical data on all pregnant women living with HIV, their children, and all HIV-infected children in the UK & Ireland...
June 5, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583150/prevalence-of-pregnancy-relevant-infections-in-a-rural-setting-of-ghana
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Fabian Völker, Paul Cooper, Oliver Bader, Angela Uy, Ortrud Zimmermann, Raimond Lugert, Uwe Groß
BACKGROUND: Although infectious diseases still account for a high burden of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, simultaneous investigations on multiple infections affecting maternal and child health are missing. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, single-centre pilot study in a rural area of Ghana to assess the infectiological profile during pregnancy. Screening of 180 expectant mothers was done by vaginal swabs and serology to detect the most common pregnancy-relevant infections...
June 6, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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