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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431108/investments-in-children-s-health-and-the-kenyan-cash-transfer-for-orphans-and-vulnerable-children-evidence-from-an-unconditional-cash-transfer-scheme
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Carolyn Huang, Kavita Singh, Sudhanshu Handa, Carolyn Halpern, Audrey Pettifor, Harsha Thirumurthy
Child mortality is one of the most pressing global health and policy issues in the developing world. The leading drivers of death-pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria-are preventable and treatable. However, these illnesses are exacerbated by a lack of accessible nutrition, water, basic and preventive health services, and sanitary living conditions-all factors which are more likely to disproportionately impact the poor. We examine whether Kenya's largest social protection impacts children's incidence of upper respiratory illness...
April 18, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430844/effects-of-antiretroviral-therapy-and-depressive-symptoms-on-all-cause-mortality-among-hiv-infected-women
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Jonathan V Todd, Stephen R Cole, Brian W Pence, Catherine R Lesko, Peter Bacchetti, Mardge H Cohen, Daniel J Feaster, Stephen Gange, Michael E Griswold, Wendy Mack, Anna Rubtsova, Cuiwei Wang, Jeremy Weedon, Kathryn Anastos, Adaora A Adimora
Depression affects up to 30% of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. We estimated joint effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and depressive symptoms on time to death using a joint marginal structural model and data from a cohort of HIV-infected women from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (conducted in the United States) from 1998-2011. Among 848 women contributing 6,721 years of follow-up, 194 participants died during follow-up, resulting in a crude mortality rate of 2.9 per 100 women-years...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427967/mechanisms-underlying-hiv-associated-non-infectious-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Rachel M Presti, Sonia C Flores, Brent E Palmer, Jeffrey J Atkinson, Catherine R Lesko, Bryan Lau, Andrew P Fontenot, Jesse Roman, John F McDyer, Homer L Twigg
Pulmonary disease remains a primary source of morbidity and mortality in persons living with HIV (PLWH), although the advent of potent combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has resulted in a shift from predominantly infectious to noninfectious pulmonary complications. PLWH are at high risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, and lung cancer even in the era of cART. The underlying mechanisms of this are incompletely understood, but recent research in both human and animal models suggest that oxidative stress, expression of matrix metalloproteinases, and genetic instability may result in lung damage which predisposes PLWH to these conditions...
April 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427454/cryptosporidium-and-giardia-in-africa-current-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Sylvia Afriyie Squire, Una Ryan
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are important causes of diarrhoeal illness. Adequate knowledge of the molecular diversity and geographical distribution of these parasites and the environmental and climatic variables that influence their prevalence is important for effective control of infection in at-risk populations, yet relatively little is known about the epidemiology of these parasites in Africa. Cryptosporidium is associated with moderate to severe diarrhoea and increased mortality in African countries and both parasites negatively affect child growth and development...
April 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427339/cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-chinese-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-adults-with-advanced-hiv-disease
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Fuping Guo, Evelyn Hsieh, Wei Lv, Yang Han, Jing Xie, Yanling Li, Xiaojing Song, Taisheng Li
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important cause of mortality among HIV-infected patients, however little is known about the burden of CVD among this population in Asia. We sought to quantify prevalence of CVD risk factors, 10-year CVD risk, and patterns of CVD risk factor treatment in a group of individuals with HIV in China. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed baseline data from treatment-naïve HIV-infected adults enrolled in two multicenter clinical trials in China...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424322/kaposi-sarcoma-inflammatory-cytokine-syndrome-kics-a-rare-but-potentially-treatable-condition
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Michael Karass, Emily Grossniklaus, Talal Seoud, Sanjay Jain, Daniel A Goldstein
Kaposi sarcoma inflammatory cytokine syndrome (KICS) is a newly-described condition affecting individuals who are HIV-positive and are infected with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8). This is a syndrome that in some ways mimics severe sepsis with associated acute respiratory distress syndrome, possibly requiring a ventilator and vasopressor support. However, unlike severe sepsis, antibiotics provide no benefit. Management of KICS has not been fully elucidated because of its high mortality rate. However, the syndrome has been successfully treated in some cases with immunomodulatory therapy...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424189/diagnostic-criteria-for-severe-acute-malnutrition-among-infants-aged-under-6-mo
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Martha Mwangome, Moses Ngari, Greg Fegan, Neema Mturi, Mohammed Shebe, Evasius Bauni, James A Berkley
Background: There is an increasing recognition of malnutrition among infants under 6 mo of age (U6M). Current diagnosis criteria use weight-for-length z scores (WLZs), but the 2006 WHO standards exclude infants shorter than 45 cm. In older children, midupper arm circumference (MUAC) predicts mortality better than does WLZ. Outcomes may also be influenced by exposure to HIV and size or gestational age at birth. Diagnostic thresholds for WLZ, MUAC, and other indexes have not been fully evaluated against mortality risk among U6M infants...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419315/clinical-parameters-routine-inflammatory-markers-and-lta4h-genotype-as-predictors-of-mortality-among-608-patients-with-tuberculous-meningitis-in-indonesia
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Arjan van Laarhoven, Sofiati Dian, Carolien Ruesen, Ela Hayati, Michelle S M A Damen, Jessi Annisa, Lidya Chaidir, Rovina Ruslami, Tri Hanggono Achmad, Mihai G Netea, Bachti Alisjahbana, Ahmad Rizal Ganiem, Reinout van Crevel
Background.: Damaging inflammation is thought to contribute to the high morbidity and mortality of tuberculous meningitis (TBM), but the link between inflammation and outcome remains unclear. Methods.: We performed prospective clinical and routine laboratory analyses of a cohort of adult patients with TBM in Indonesia. We also examined the LTA4H promoter polymorphism, which predicted cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leukocyte count and survival of Vietnamese patients with TBM...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414664/gonococcal-endocarditis-the-gift-that-stops-giving-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-disease
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G Olayemi, M Oferczak, A Elagizi, I El-Abbassi, M Eschete, J Crowe
INTRODUCTION: Gonorrhea is the 2nd most common sexually transmitted disease in the US with 800,000 cases of gonorrhea each year. Disseminated gonorrhea infection occurs in 0.5 percent - 3 percent of these patients and is more frequent in woman younger than 40 years of age. CASE: A 36 year old woman with a history of polysubstance abuse presented with 10 day history of feeling generally unwell. At presentation, vitals were remarkable for tachycardia and hypotension...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411091/comparison-of-dynamic-monitoring-strategies-based-on-cd4-cell-counts-in-virally-suppressed-hiv-positive-individuals-on-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-in-high-income-countries-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ellen C Caniglia, Lauren E Cain, Caroline A Sabin, James M Robins, Roger Logan, Sophie Abgrall, Michael J Mugavero, Sonia Hernández-Díaz, Laurence Meyer, Remonie Seng, Daniel R Drozd, George R Seage, Fabrice Bonnet, Francois Dabis, Richard D Moore, Peter Reiss, Ard van Sighem, William C Mathews, Julia Del Amo, Santiago Moreno, Steven G Deeks, Roberto Muga, Stephen L Boswell, Elena Ferrer, Joseph J Eron, Sonia Napravnik, Sophie Jose, Andrew Phillips, Amy C Justice, Janet P Tate, John Gill, Antonio Pacheco, Valdilea G Veloso, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Egger, Hansjakob Furrer, Kholoud Porter, Giota Touloumi, Heidi Crane, Jose M Miro, Jonathan A Sterne, Dominique Costagliola, Michael Saag, Miguel A Hernán
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines vary with respect to the optimal monitoring frequency of HIV-positive individuals. We compared dynamic monitoring strategies based on time-varying CD4 cell counts in virologically suppressed HIV-positive individuals. METHODS: In this observational study, we used data from prospective studies of HIV-positive individuals in Europe (France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) and North and South America (Brazil, Canada, and the USA) in The HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration and The Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems...
April 11, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410587/overview-of-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-british-columbia-canada-implications-for-haart-use-and-nadm-development
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Connie G Chiu, Danielle Smith, Kate A Salters, Wendy Zhang, Steve Kanters, David Milan, Julio S G Montaner, Andy Coldman, Robert S Hogg, Sam M Wiseman
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to evaluate the incidence of non-AIDS defining malignancies (NADMs) among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in British Columbia, focusing on clinical correlates, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) use, and survival, in order to elucidate mechanisms for NADM development. METHODS: A retrospective population based analysis was carried out for individuals with HIV/AIDS that began their treatment between 1996 and 2008...
April 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407674/-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-hiv-positive-patients
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B T Schleenvoigt, J Rupp, G Rohde, J K Rockstroh, G Fätkenheuer, M W Pletz
Study purpose According to the Robert Koch Institute, 84,700 people in Germany suffer from HIV infection. One-third of the affected persons is over 50 years old. In Germany, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a widespread disease with more than 250,000 cases per year. Incidence and mortality increase with the age of the affected individuals. For this reason, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies are needed to guide medical care of HIV-infected patients presenting with CAP. Methodology HIV therapists were interviewed about their diagnostic approach, risk stratification strategy and therapeutic approach to HIV-associated community-acquired pneumonia (HIV( +)/CAP) using a questionnaire...
April 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406952/individual-and-contextual-factors-associated-with-appropriate-healthcare-seeking-behavior-among-febrile-children-in-tanzania
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Juma Adinan, Damian J Damian, Neema R Mosha, Innocent B Mboya, Redempta Mamseri, Sia E Msuya
INTRODUCTION: Fever in malaria endemic areas, has been shown to strongly predict malaria infection and is a key symptom influencing malaria treatment. WHO recommended confirmation testing for Plasmodium spp. before initiation of antimalarials due to increased evidence of the decrease of morbidity and mortality from malaria, decreased malaria associated fever, and increased evidence of high prevalence of non-malaria fever. To immediately diagnose and promptly offer appropriate management, caretakers of children with fever should seek care where these services can be offered; in health facilities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406406/cervical-cancer-in-sub-saharan-africa-an-emerging-and-preventable-disease-associated-with-oncogenic-human-papillomavirus
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R S Mboumba Bouassa, T Prazuck, T Lethu, J F Meye, L Bélec
Highly oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are responsible for 7.7 % of cancers in developing countries, mainly cervical cancer. The incidence of this emerging cancer is steadily increasing in sub-Saharan Africa, with more than 75,000 new cases and close to 50,000 deaths a year, a toll further increased by HIV infection. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer will kill more than 443,000 women per year worldwide by 2030, nearly 90 % of them in sub-Saharan Africa. This increase in cervical cancer incidence in Africa is now counteracting the progress made by African women in reducing maternal mortality and increasing longevity...
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406271/the-relationship-between-higher-social-trust-and-lower-late-hiv-diagnosis-and-mortality-differs-by-race-ethnicity-results-from-a-state-level-analysis
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Yusuf Ransome, Ashley Batson, Sandro Galea, Ichiro Kawachi, Denis Nash, Kenneth H Mayer
INTRODUCTION: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to suffer a disproportionate burden of new HIV diagnoses and mortality. To better understand some of the reasons for these profound disparities, we examined whether the association between social trust and late HIV diagnosis and mortality differed by race/ethnicity, and investigated potential indirect effects of any observed differences. METHODS: We performed generalized structural equation modelling to assess main and interaction associations between trust among one's neighbours in 2009 (i...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404672/increased-tuberculosis-patient-mortality-associated-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mutations-conferring-resistance-to-second-line-antituberculous-drugs
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Sophia B Georghiou, Marva Seifert, Donald G Catanzaro, Richard S Garfein, Timothy C Rodwell
Rapid molecular diagnostics have great potential to limit the spread of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB). These technologies detect mutations in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) genome that confer phenotypic drug resistance. However, there is little data published regarding the relationships between the detected Mtb resistance mutations and M/XDR-TB treatment outcomes, limiting our current ability to exploit the full potential of molecular diagnostics. We analyzed clinical, microbiological and sequencing data for 451 patients and their clinical isolates collected in a multinational, observational cohort study to determine if there was an association between Mtb resistance mutations and patient mortality...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404502/modelling-adverse-treatment-outcomes-of-hiv-infected-adolescents-attending-public-sector-hiv-clinics-in-lusaka
#17
I Fwemba, P Musonda
BACKGROUND: In resource-limited setting, there is scarce evidence comparing antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes among HIV-infected adolescents to that of other age groups. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We analysed data from 25 ART facilities in Lusaka District, comparing treatment-naïve ART-eligible young adolescents (10-14 years), older adolescents (15-19) and young adults (20-24 years) initiating first-line ART to those aged 24 years or older. The adjusted relative risk (RR) of failure to achieve an adequate CD4 response (defined as failure to increase CD4 count by ≥ 50 cells/mm(3) at 6 months or by ≥ 100 cells/mm(3)) at 6 or 12 months after ART initiation was modelled using log-binomial regression...
March 6, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404136/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-patients-with-hiv
#18
REVIEW
Elizabeth C Verna
Liver disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among people with HIV, and in this era of safer and more effective hepatitis C therapy, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) could soon emerge as the most common liver disease in this population. NAFLD is common among patients with HIV, and might be more likely to progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and NAFLD-related fibrosis or cirrhosis in these patients than in individuals without HIV. Several mechanisms of NAFLD pathogenesis are postulated to explain the disease severity in patients with HIV; these mechanisms include the influence of the gut microbiome, and also metabolic, genetic, and immunological factors...
March 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402929/kidney-disease-and-hiv-infection
#19
Christina M Wyatt
The risk of acute and chronic kidney disease remains higher in HIV-infected persons than in the general population, and kidney disease in HIV-infected persons is associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality. HIV-associated nephropathy occurs less frequently in the era of antiretroviral therapy. HIV immune complex kidney disease is being diagnosed more frequently, but the term is currently used to refer to a heterogeneous group of kidney diseases. Comorbid chronic kidney disease poses a growing burden in HIV-infected persons due to an overrepresentation of risk factors such as black race, diabetes, hypertension, and coinfection with hepatitis C virus...
February 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401415/monitoring-hiv-treatment-and-the-health-sector-cascade-from-treatment-numbers-to-impact
#20
Daniel Low-Beer, Michel Beusenberg, Chika Hayashi, Txema Calleja, Kimberly Marsh, Awandha Mamahit, Theresa Babovic, Gottfried Hirnschall
Although not originally part of the MDGs, HIV treatment has been at the center of global HIV reporting since 2003, marked by achievement of the target of 15 million people receiving treatment before 2015 and 18.2 million (16.1-19.0 million) by mid 2016. Monitoring of treatment has been strengthened with harmonized partner reporting and accountability with regular, annual reports. Beyond treatment numbers, increasingly measures of treatment adherence, retention and outcomes have been reported though with varying quality and completeness...
April 11, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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