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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467145/implementing-an-advance-care-planning-intervention-in-community-settings-with-older-latinos-a-feasibility-study
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Frances R Nedjat-Haiem, Iraida V Carrion, Krystyna Gonzalez, Alejandra Quintana, Kathleen Ell, Mary O'Connell, Beti Thompson, Shiraz I Mishra
BACKGROUND: Older Latinos with serious medical conditions such as cancer and other chronic diseases lack information about advance care planning (ACP). ACP Intervention (ACP-I Plan) was designed for informational and communication needs of older Latinos to improve communication and advance directives (ADs). OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of implementing ACP-I Plan among seriously ill, older Latinos (≥50 years) in Southern New Mexico with one or more chronic diseases (e...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438256/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-biopsy-proven-acute-interstitial-nephritis-in-cape-town-a-10-year-review%C3%A2
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Emmanuel E Effa, Udeme E Ekrikpo, Megan Borkum, Brian L Rayner, Peter Heering, Ikechi G Okpechi
BACKGROUND: Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is a common cause of acute kidney injury that has not been adequately characterized in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) despite an increasing use of potentially inciting agents for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis in the region. METHODS: A retrospective audit of records of patients with biopsy-proven AIN diagnosed at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town from the 1st of January, 2006, to the 31st of December, 2015...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390164/-efficacy-and-safety-of-nucleoside-sparing-regimen-based-on-raltegravir-and-ritonavir-boosted-darunavir-in-hiv-1-infected-treatment-experienced-patients
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Elżbieta Jabłonowska, Piotr Pulik, Anna Kalinowska, Jacek Gąsiorowski, Miłosz Parczewski, Monika Bociąga-Jasik, Łukasz Pulik, Ewa Siwak, Kamila Wójcik
AIM: To assess the efficacy and tolerability of dual therapy containing raltegravir (RAL) and ritonavir boosted darunavir (DRV/r) in HIV-1-infected treatment-experienced patients.ethod. Retrospective analysis of 81 HIV-1-infected treatment-experienced patients (56 male and 25 female, 5 Polish centers) who switched to RAL/DRV/r. RESULTS: The main reasons for the introduction of dual therapy were renal dysfunction (16/81 patients - 19.8%) and virologic failure on previous regimens (15/81 patients - 18...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
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/28067119/efficacy-and-safety-of-unboosting-atazanavir-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-among-hiv-infected-patients-receiving-tenofovir-df
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Marianne Harris, Bruce Ganase, Birgit Watson, Mark W Hull, Silvia A Guillemi, Wendy Zhang, Ramesh Saeedi, P Richard Harrigan
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and efficacy of a switch to unboosted atazanavir (ATV) among HIV-infected adults receiving ATV/ritonavir (r) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). METHODS: HIV-infected adults with viral load (VL) <40 copies/mL at screening and <150 copies/mL consistently for ≥3 months while receiving a regimen including ATV/r and TDF were randomized to continue ATV/r 300/100 mg daily (control) or change to ATV 400 mg daily (switch), while maintaining their TDF backbone...
January 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063460/managing-two-decades-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-and-hiv-co-infection-a-case-report-that-illustrates-the-urgent-research-needs-in-the-field
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Melissa L Kelly, Angie N Pinto, Dan Suan, Debbie Marriott, David A Cooper, Sarah L Pett
Visceral leishmaniasis and HIV co-infection presents diagnostic, monitoring and treatment challenges. This is a report of a co-infected patient who developed multiple complications and treatment side-effects, including renal and liver failure, pancytopenia with recurrent sepsis, along with anal cancer, depression and poor quality-of-life spanning over two decades. Urgent research specific to this cohort is needed.
January 9, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888600/-darunavir-cobicistat-monotherapy-experience-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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L Yunquera-Romero, R Asensi-Díez, J C Del Rio-Valencia, I Muñoz-Castillo, M A Castaño-Carracedo
OBJECTIVE: Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor (IP/r) monotherapy: darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) or lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) monotherapy is only provided in the major treatment guidelines in pretreated patients to prevent toxicity associated with nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI), reduce costs and simplify antiretroviral treatment. To start IP/r monotherapy, according to GESIDA guidelines 2016, patients need to meet the following criteria: absence of chronic hepatitis B, plasma viral load <50 copies/ mL for at least 6 months and absence of protease inhibitors mutations or previous virologic failures to IP/r...
December 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879190/transplantation-in-africa-an-overview
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Elmi Muller
Africa is underdeveloped in terms of treatment options for patients with end-stage renal failure. Economic growth and corresponding increases in health expenditures in the African region mean that we can confidently anticipate increased demand for organ transplantation within the region over the next few years. Renal failure in Africa occurs mainly due to glomerular nephropathies, hypertension, diabetes, and HIV. For the subset of the population that might be considered medically suitable for transplantation, demand for transplantation is tightly constrained by the availability of specialist physicians and surgeons, pathology facilities, capacity to achieve acceptable graft outcomes, cultural and religious attitudes towards organ donation, trust in the health system, and the extent to which patients are able to meet the costs of surgery and ongoing immunosuppression...
2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869328/real-life-efficacy-and-safety-of-paritaprevir-ritonavir-ombitasvir-and-dasabuvir-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-in-hong-kong
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Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Owen Tak-Yin Tsang, Yee-Tak Hui, James Fung, Grace Chung-Yan Lui, Ching-Lung Lai, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Kam-Hon Chan, David Yiu-Kuen But, Moon-Sing Lai, Wai-Cheung Lao, Carmen Ka-Man Chan, Yip-Shun Lam, Wai-Kay Seto, Carlton Li, Man-Fung Yuen, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In registration studies, combination therapy of paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir and dasabuvir (PrOD) with and without ribavirin for 12-24 weeks can achieve >90% sustained virological response (SVR) for genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, data in Asia is scanty. We aimed to study the efficacy and safety of this combination therapy in chronic hepatitis C patients in Hong Kong. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 6 local hospitals which have prescribed PrOD with and without ribavirin to patients with genotype 1 chronic HCV infection as part of a global compassionate program...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798496/how-recent-findings-on-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-integrase-inhibitors-can-inform-clinical-use
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Emilie Elliot, Mimie Chirwa, Marta Boffito
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review of recent published literature and data presented at scientific meetings on integrase stand transfer inhibitors (InSTIs) examines how these findings may impact on their future clinical use. RECENT FINDINGS: Elvitegravir (EVG), raltegravir (RAL) and dolutegravir (DTG) are InSTIs recommended as first-line options for treatment naive patients by the European AIDS Clinical Society, British HIV Association, International AIDS Society-USA and DHHS...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777802/tafro-syndrome-associated-with-ebv-and-successful-triple-therapy-treatment-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Malorie Simons, Emmanuel Apor, James N Butera, Diana O Treaba
TAFRO syndrome is a rare constellation of symptoms: thrombocytopenia, anasarca, reticulin fibrosis of the bone marrow, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. Its pathogenesis involves an excessive and inappropriate cytokine storm, most notably from IL-6, causing multiorgan failure; however, its etiology is undetermined. Starting in 2012, TAFRO syndrome was first identified in Japan as an atypical variant of Castleman's disease. Previous reports include various different treatment protocols with inconsistent survival outcomes...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753684/a-randomized-open-label-trial-to-evaluate-switching-to-elvitegravir-cobicistat-emtricitabine-tenofovir-alafenamide-plus-darunavir-in-treatment-experienced-hiv-1-infected-adults
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Gregory D Huhn, Pablo Tebas, Joel Gallant, Timothy Wilkin, Andrew Cheng, Mingjin Yan, Lijie Zhong, Christian Callebaut, Joseph M Custodio, Marshall W Fordyce, Moupali Das, Scott McCallister
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected, treatment-experienced adults with a history of prior resistance and regimen failure can be virologically suppressed but may require multitablet regimens associated with lower adherence and potential resistance development. METHODS: We enrolled HIV-infected, virologically suppressed adults with 2-class to 3-class drug resistance and at least 2 prior regimen failures into this phase 3, open-label, randomized study. The primary endpoint was the percentage of participants with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies per milliliter at week 24 [Food and Drug Administration (FDA) snapshot algorithm]...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727331/abacavir-lamivudine-plus-rilpivirine-is-an-effective-and-safe-strategy-for-hiv-1-suppressed-patients-48-week-results-of-the-simriki-retrospective-study
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Jesús Troya, Pablo Ryan, Esteban Ribera, Daniel Podzamczer, Victor Hontañón, Jose Alberto Terrón, Vicente Boix, Santiago Moreno, Pilar Barrufet, Manuel Castaño, Ana Carrero, María José Galindo, Ignacio Suárez-Lozano, Hernando Knobel, Miguel Raffo, Javier Solís, María Yllescas, Herminia Esteban, Juan González-García, Juan Berenguer, Arkaitz Imaz
OBJECTIVES: Based on data from clinical practice, we evaluated the effectiveness and safety of switching to abacavir/lamivudine plus rilpivirine (ABC/3TC+RPV) treatment in virologically suppressed HIV-1-infected patients. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, non-controlled, retrospective study of HIV-1-infected patients who switched treatment to ABC/3TC+RPV. Patients had an HIV-RNA <50 copies/mL for at least 24 weeks prior to changing treatments. The primary objective was HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL at week 48...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701482/presentation-and-mortality-of-patients-hospitalised-with-acute-heart-failure-in-botswana
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Julius Chacha Mwita, Matthew J Dewhurst, Mgaywa G Magafu, Monkgogi Goepamang, Bernard Omech, Koketso Lister Majuta, Marea Gaenamong, Tommy Baboloki Palai, Mosepele Mosepele, Yohana Mashalla
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure is a common cause of hospitalisation and therefore contributes to in-hospital outcomes such as mortality. In this study we describe patient characteristics and outcomes of acute heart failure (AHF) in Botswana. METHODS: Socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected from 193 consecutive patients admitted with AHF at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone between February 2014 and February 2015. The length of hospital stay and 30-, 90- and 180-day in-hospital mortality rates were assessed...
March 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694827/chemical-chaperone-tudca-prevents-apoptosis-and-improves-survival-during-polymicrobial-sepsis-in-mice
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Marcel Doerflinger, Jason Glab, Christina Nedeva, Irvin Jose, Ann Lin, Lorraine O'Reilly, Cody Allison, Marc Pellegrini, Richard S Hotchkiss, Hamsa Puthalakath
Sepsis-induced lymphopenia is a major cause of morbidities in intensive care units and in populations with chronic conditions such as renal failure, diabetes, HIV and alcohol abuse. Currently, other than supportive care and antibiotics, there are no treatments for this condition. We developed an in vitro assay to understand the role of the ER-stress-mediated apoptosis process in lymphocyte death during polymicrobial sepsis, which was reproducible in in vivo mouse models. Modulating ER stress using chemical chaperones significantly reduced the induction of the pro-apoptotic protein Bim both in vitro and in mice...
October 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681270/cryptosporidium-spp-infection-in-solid-organ-transplantation-the-nationwide-transcrypto-study
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Fanny Lanternier, Karima Amazzough, Loic Favennec, Marie-France Mamzer-Bruneel, Hendy Abdoul, Jérome Tourret, Stéphane Decramer, Julien Zuber, Anne Scemla, Christophe Legendre, Olivier Lortholary, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is a frequent complication of solid organ transplantation. Cryptosporidiosis is classically reported in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and emerged as a cause of persistent diarrhea in solid organ transplant patients. METHODS: Through the ANOFEL Cryptosporidium National Network and the French Transplantation Society, we collected all cryptosporidiosis cases identified in solid organ transplanted patients between 2006 and 2010 in France...
April 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659611/an-8-year-retrospective-study-of-human-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Juliana F Barbosa, Sonia M de Figueiredo, Sandra Lyon, Rachel B Caligiorne
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a zooanthroponosis affecting both rural and periurban areas, and can also spread into urban areas. VL has emerged in many countries in the world, presenting new cases in new countries of occurrence. Thus, studies concerning epidemiological aspects in different world regions are very meaningful. METHODS: With this purpose, this study analyzed 89 cases of VL, treated between June 2006 and June 2014 at Eduardo de Menezes Hospital (HEM), a Reference Center of Infectious Diseases situated in Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil...
2016: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651173/safety-and-tolerability-current-challenges-to-antiretroviral-therapy-for-the-long-term-management-of-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Jesús Troya, José Bascuñana
Following the introduction of triple combination therapy in 1996, the paradigm of HIV infection has been modified by its transformation into a chronic disease and thereby significantly reducing its morbidity and mortality. The spectrum of drugs in use since then has changed dramatically with the advent of more potent molecules, new classes of drugs aimed at novel therapeutic targets and their optimization and simplification through fixed-dose combinations that are more convenient for patients, and which, taken together, have led to sustained virologic response rates in treatment-naive patients of more than 90%...
July 2016: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588613/dolutegravir-monotherapy-as-treatment-de-escalation-in-hiv-infected-adults-with-virological-control-dolumono-cohort-results
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Celia Oldenbuettel, Eva Wolf, Ayla Ritter, Sebastian Noe, Silke Heldwein, Rita Pascucci, Carmen Wiese, Ariane Von Krosigk, Eva Jaegel-Guedes, Hans Jaeger, Annamaria Balogh, Christine Koegl, Christoph D Spinner
BACKGROUND: The potential toxicity of long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) requires ongoing investigation of novel strategies for treatment of HIV-infected patients. Monotherapy with the integrase inhibitor (INSTI) dolutegravir (DTG) may offer a favourable safety profile. Additionally, DTG has a high barrier of resistance, crucial for successful maintenance of virological control. However, published data is sparse. METHODS: Retrospective, single-centre cohort study...
September 2, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570087/ofatumumab-monotherapy-as-a-consolidation-strategy-in-patients-with-previously-untreated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-a-phase-2-trial
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Paolo Strati, Mark Lanasa, Timothy G Call, Jose F Leis, Danielle M Brander, Betsy R LaPlant, Adam M Pettinger, Wei Ding, Sameer A Parikh, Curtis A Hanson, Asher A Chanan-Khan, Deborah A Bowen, Michael Conte, Neil E Kay, Tait D Shanafelt
BACKGROUND: Although several consolidation strategies to prolong treatment-free survival (TFS) in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia have been investigated, most have proven either ineffective or toxic. Ofatumumab is a human type I anti-CD20 antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as maintenance treatment of patients with recurrent or progressive chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who are in complete or partial response after at least two lines of treatment; higher efficacy might be observed if used as consolidation strategy than without consolidation in previously untreated patients...
September 2016: Lancet Haematology
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