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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828935/a-retrospective-review-of-patients-with-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-treated-with-angiojet-rheolytic-thrombectomy-with-decreased-complications-due-to-changes-in-thrombolytic-use-and-procedural-modifications
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Sundeep Das, Nikhil Das, Harvey Serota, Sriram Vissa
Objectives A retrospective review of treatment of patients with massive or submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) using AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy (ART) system with procedural modifications to improve on the previously reported outcomes. Materials and Methods Thirteen patients underwent emergent pulmonary artery thrombectomy for massive and submassive PE using ART with pharmacological and procedural modification, in comparison to prior reports. The modifications included the selective use of the Solent Omni AngioJet device in all subjects, distal contrast angiography via the AngioJet catheter before device activation, and limited short run times...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828009/liver-fibrosis-and-hepatitis-b-coinfection-among-art-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-infected-patients-at-a-tertiary-level-hospital-in-northwestern-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
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Semvua B Kilonzo, Daniel W Gunda, Flora Kashasha, Bonaventura C Mpondo
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis which is a common complication of chronic hepatitis B infection is rarely diagnosed in low-resource countries due to limited capacity to perform biopsy studies. Data on the utilization of noninvasive techniques which are feasible for diagnosis of liver fibrosis in these settings among HIV-infected patients is scarce. The objective of this study was to establish the magnitude of liver fibrosis by using both aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelets ratio and fibrosis-4 scores with associated hepatitis B coinfection among antiretroviral therapy naïve HIV-infected patients...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827836/sub-therapeutic-nevirapine-concentration-during-antiretroviral-treatment-initiation-among-children-living-with-hiv-implications-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
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Bindu Parachalil Gopalan, Kayur Mehta, Reena R D'souza, Niharika Rajnala, Hemanth Kumar A K, Geetha Ramachandran, Anita Shet
Nevirapine, a component of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings, known for auto-induction of metabolism, is initiated at half therapeutic dose until day 14 ('lead-in period'), and subsequently escalated to full dose. However, studies have shown that this dosing strategy based on adult studies may not be appropriate in children, given that younger children have higher drug clearance rates. In this prospective cohort study, we studied trough plasma nevirapine levels by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) at days 7, 14 (lead-in period) and 28 (full dose period) after ART initiation amongst HIV-1 infected children initiating nevirapine-based ART in southern India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817706/hiv-infection-antiretroviral-therapy-and-measures-of-endothelial-function-inflammation-metabolism-and-oxidative-stress
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Andrew Dysangco, Ziyue Liu, James H Stein, Michael P Dubé, Samir K Gupta
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Impaired endothelial function is an early risk factor for CVD in the general population. It is presumed that HIV infection is associated with impaired endothelial function, but results have been inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to determine the relationships between HIV infection, virologic suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART), in vivo measures of conduit artery and microvascular endothelial function, and circulating biomarkers of pathways associated with CVD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814295/the-effect-of-facility-based-antiretroviral-therapy-programs-on-outpatient-services-in-kenya-and-uganda
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Alexandra Wollum, Emily Dansereau, Nancy Fullman, Jane Achan, Kelsey A Bannon, Roy Burstein, Ruben O Conner, Brendan DeCenso, Anne Gasasira, Annie Haakenstad, Michael Hanlon, Gloria Ikilezi, Caroline Kisia, Aubrey J Levine, Samuel H Masters, Pamela Njuguna, Emelda A Okiro, Thomas A Odeny, D Allen Roberts, Emmanuela Gakidou, Herbert C Duber
BACKGROUND: Considerable debate exists concerning the effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) service scale-up on non-HIV services and overall health system performance in sub-Saharan Africa. In this study, we examined whether ART services affected trends in non-ART outpatient department (OPD) visits in Kenya and Uganda. METHODS: Using a nationally representative sample of health facilities in Kenya and Uganda, we estimated the effect of ART programs on OPD visits from 2007 to 2012...
August 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806406/terminal-differentiation-of-t-cells-is-strongly-associated-with-cmv-infection-and-increased-in-hiv-positive-individuals-on-art-and-lifestyle-matched-controls
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Thijs Booiman, Ferdinand W Wit, Arginell F Girigorie, Irma Maurer, Davide De Francesco, Caroline A Sabin, Agnes M Harskamp, Maria Prins, Claudio Franceschi, Steven G Deeks, Alan Winston, Peter Reiss, Neeltje A Kootstra
HIV-1-positive individuals on successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) are reported to have higher rates of age-associated non-communicable comorbidities (AANCCs). HIV-associated immune dysfunction has been suggested to contribute to increased AANCC risk. Here we performed a cross-sectional immune phenotype analysis of T cells in ART-treated HIV-1-positive individuals with undetectable vireamia (HIV-positives) and HIV-1-negative individuals (HIV-negatives) over 45 years of age. In addition, two control groups were studied: HIV negative adults selected based on lifestyle and demographic factors (Co-morBidity in Relation to AIDS, or COBRA) and unselected age-matched donors from a blood bank...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802926/nonmotor-symptoms-and-natural-history-of-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-from-cognitive-dysfunction-and-role-of-noninvasive-interventions
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Roberta Biundo, Eleonora Fiorenzato, Angelo Antonini
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by motor and nonmotor symptoms (NMS). Several subsequent studies substantiate the great functional burden related to NMS, their progression, and negative effect on quality of life in PD. Additional evidence indicates interesting relationships between striatal dopaminergic function and NMS. The basal ganglia are implicated in the modulation and integration of sensory information and pain, bladder function is under control of both inhibitory (D1) and facilitatory (D2) dopaminergic inputs, finally reduced dopaminergic activity in the mesocortical and mesolimbic pathways is involved in the development of several NMS including mood, motivational, and cognitive alterations...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795954/the-first-characterization-of-hiv-1-subtypes-and-drug-resistance-mutations-among-antiretrovirally-treated-patients-in-kermanshah-iran
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Reza Golmohammadi, Kazem Baesi, Abdolvahab Moradi, Molood Farrokhi, Willi McFarland, Shahryar Parsamajd
BACKGROUND: Insufficient therapy during HIV-1 replication can promote the emergence of drug-resistant strains, reduce the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment (ART), and increase the likelihood of the onward transmission of drug-resistant viruses. We characterized, for the first time, the prevalence of HIV-1 subtypes and drug resistance mutations in a western region of Iran. METHODS: This study was conducted among 122 patients on ART at a major referral center in Kermanshah, Iran...
August 10, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782333/performance-of-self-reported-hiv-status-in-determining-true-hiv-status-among-older-adults-in-rural-south-africa-a-validation-study
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Julia K Rohr, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Molly Rosenberg, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Pascal Geldsetzer, Ryan G Wagner, Brian Houle, Joshua A Salomon, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Lisa Berkman, Till Bärnighausen
INTRODUCTION: In South Africa, older adults make up a growing proportion of people living with HIV. HIV programmes are likely to reach older South Africans in home-based interventions where testing is not always feasible. We evaluate the accuracy of self-reported HIV status, which may provide useful information for targeting interventions or offer an alternative to biomarker testing. METHODS: Data were taken from the Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI) baseline survey, which was conducted in rural Mpumalanga province, South Africa...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770590/delivering-hiv-care-in-challenging-operating-environments-the-msf-experience-towards-differentiated-models-of-care-for-settings-with-multiple-basic-health-care-needs
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REVIEW
Charles Ssonko, Lucia Gonzalez, Anita Mesic, Marcio Silveira da Fonseca, Jay Achar, Nadia Safar, Beatriz Martin, Sidney Wong, Esther C Casas
INTRODUCTION: Countries in the West and Central African regions struggle to offer quality HIV care at scale, despite HIV prevalence being relatively low. In these challenging operating environments, basic health care needs are multiple, systems are highly fragile and conflict disrupts health care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working to integrate HIV care in basic health services in such settings since 2000. We review the implementation of differentiated HIV care and treatment approaches in MSF-supported programmes in South Sudan (RoSS), Central African Republic (CAR) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768913/hiv-1-selectively-targets-gut-homing-ccr6-cd4-t-cells-via-mtor-dependent-mechanisms
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Delphine Planas, Yuwei Zhang, Patricia Monteiro, Jean-Philippe Goulet, Annie Gosselin, Nathalie Grandvaux, Thomas J Hope, Ariberto Fassati, Jean-Pierre Routy, Petronela Ancuta
Gut-associated lymphoid tissues are enriched in CCR6+ Th17-polarized CD4+ T cells that contribute to HIV-1 persistence during antiretroviral therapy (ART). This raises the need for Th17-targeted immunotherapies. In an effort to identify mechanisms governing HIV-1 permissiveness/persistence in gut-homing Th17 cells, we analyzed the transcriptome of CCR6+ versus CCR6- T cells exposed to the gut-homing inducer retinoic acid (RA) and performed functional validations in colon biopsies of HIV-infected individuals receiving ART (HIV+ART)...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764925/profile-of-european-proton-and-carbon-ion-therapy-centers-assessed-by-the-eortc-facility-questionnaire
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Damien C Weber, André Abrunhosa-Branquinho, Alessandra Bolsi, Andrzej Kacperek, Rémi Dendale, Dirk Geismar, Barbara Bachtiary, Annika Hall, Jens Heufelder, Klaus Herfarth, Jürgen Debus, Maurizio Amichetti, Mechthild Krause, Roberto Orecchia, Vladimir Vondracek, Juliette Thariat, Tomasz Kajdrowicz, Kristina Nilsson, Cai Grau
BACKGROUND: We performed a survey using the modified EORTC Facility questionnaire (pFQ) to evaluate the human, technical and organizational resources of particle centers in Europe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The modified pFQ consisted of 235 questions distributed in 11 sections accessible on line on an EORTC server. Fifteen centers from 8 countries completed the pFQ between May 2015 and December 2015. RESULTS: The average number of patients treated per year and per particle center was 221 (range, 40-557)...
July 29, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763465/antiretroviral-resistance-following-immunological-monitoring-in-a-resource-limited-setting-of-western-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Santosh K Karade, Smita S Kulkarni, Manisha V Ghate, Ajit A Patil, Rajkumar Londhe, Sonali P Salvi, Dileep B Kadam, Rajneesh K Joshi, Bharat B Rewari, Raman R Gangakhedkar
BACKGROUND: The free antiretroviral therapy (ART) program in India still relies on the clinico-immunological monitoring for diagnosis of treatment failure. As the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) backbone is shared in first- and second-line regimens, accumulation of drug resistant mutations (DRMs) can compromise the efficacy of NRTI. This study was undertaken to describe the pattern of HIV DRMs following immunological monitoring and investigate its impact on the cycling of NRTI between first- and second-line ART...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752662/a-bayesian-approach-to-solve-proton-stopping-powers-from-noisy-multi-energy-ct-data
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Arthur Lalonde, Esther Bär, Hugo Bouchard
PURPOSE: To propose a new formalism allowing the characterization of human tissues from multi-energy computed tomography (MECT) data affected by noise and to evaluate its performance in estimating proton stopping powers (SPR). METHODS: A recently published formalism based on principal components analysis called eigentissues decomposition (ETD) is adapted to the context of noise using a Bayesian estimator. The method, named Bayesian ETD, uses the maximum a posteriori fractions of eigentissues in each voxel to determine physical parameters relevant for proton beam dose calculation...
July 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729911/vaginal-progesterone-to-reduce-preterm-birth-among-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-in-zambia-a-feasibility-study-protocol
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Joan T Price, Katie R Mollan, Nurain M Fuseini, Bethany L Freeman, Helen B Mulenga, Amanda H Corbett, Bellington Vwalika, Jeffrey S A Stringer
BACKGROUND: Women infected with HIV have a risk of preterm birth (PTB) that is twice that among uninfected women, and treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART) may further increase this risk. Progesterone supplementation reduces the risk of preterm delivery in women who have a shortened cervix in the midtrimester. We propose to study the feasibility of a trial of vaginal progesterone (VP) to prevent PTB among HIV-infected women receiving ART in pregnancy. Given low adherence among women self-administering vaginal study product in recent microbicide trials, we plan to investigate whether adequate adherence to VP can be achieved prior to launching a full-scale efficacy trial...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723668/a-rare-case-of-esophageal-metastasis-from-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Lauren M Rosati, Megan N Kummerlowe, Justin Poling, Amy Hacker-Prietz, Amol K Narang, Eun J Shin, Dung T Le, Elliot K Fishman, Ralph H Hruban, Stephen C Yang, Matthew J Weiss, Joseph M Herman
PURPOSE: We report a very unique case of an esophageal metastasis from a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) primary. METHODS: After obtaining consent from the patient, all relevant records of the case were obtained and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: At presentation, the patient was diagnosed with synchronous pancreatic and esophageal cancer. He received six months of neoadjuvant therapy including FOLFIRINOX (5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to the pancreatic tumor followed by a combined pancreaticoduodenectomy and Ivor Lewis esophagectomy...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719818/insights-into-the-unique-functionality-of-inorganic-micro-nanoparticles-for-versatile-ultrasound-theranostics
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REVIEW
Xiaoqin Qian, Xiaoxia Han, Yu Chen
The clinical ultrasound (US)-based theranostic biomedicine suffers from the critical issue that traditional microbubbles (MBs) have lots of drawbacks such as low stability, large particle size, difficult structural control, etc. The unique composition, structure and functionality of inorganic micro/nanoplatforms have shown their great prospect for solving these critical issues and drawbacks of traditional organic MBs. This review summarizes and discusses the state-of-art development on exploring inorganic micro/nanoparticles for versatile US-based biomedical applications, ranging from US imaging, photoacoustic imaging, sonodynamic therapy, high intensity-focused US ablation and US-triggered chemotherapy...
October 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719505/prevalence-of-persistent-renal-dysfunction-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-thai-adolescents
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Torsak Bunupuradah, Tanit Phupitakphol, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Wasana Prasitsuebsai, Suvaporn Anugulruengkitt, Watsamon Jantarabenjakul, Bunruan Sopa, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Ankanee Chanakul, Thanyawee Puthanakit
BACKGROUND: Persistent renal dysfunction (PRD) has been reported in up to 22% of perinatally HIV-infected adolescents (PHA) in the US and Europe. There is limited data available on PRD among PHAs in resource-limited settings regarding access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) at more advanced HIV stages. METHODS: We retrospectively described the prevalence of PRD and associated factors in a Thai PHA cohort. Inclusion criteria were current age >10 years and at least 2 serum creatinine (Cr) measurements after ART initiation...
July 13, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719295/regional-differences-in-the-prevalence-of-major-opportunistic-infections-among-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-human-immunodeficiency-virus-patients-in-japan-northern-thailand-northern-vietnam-and-the-philippines
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Louie Mar A Gangcuangco, Ikumi Sawada, Naho Tsuchiya, Cuong D Do, Thanh Thuy T Pham, Archawin Rojanawiwat, Marissa Alejandria, Katerina Leyritana, Yoshiyuki Yokomaku, Panita Pathipvanich, Koya Ariyoshi
To identify regional differences in the distribution of opportunistic infections (OIs) among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in Asia, the medical records of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve patients who attended the following tertiary hospitals from 2003 to 2011 were reviewed: Nagoya Medical Center (NMC, Nagoya, Japan), Lampang Hospital (LPH, Lampang, northern Thailand), Bach Mai Hospital (BMH, Hanoi, northern Vietnam), and Philippine General Hospital (PGH, Manila, Philippines). Logistic regression analyses were performed to identify associations between country of origin and risk of major OIs...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719012/the-impact-of-immunoglobulin-in-acute-hiv-infection-on-the-hiv-reservoir-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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J Tiraboschi, S Ray, K Patel, A Teague, M Pace, P Phalora, N Robinson, E Hopkins, J Meyerowitz, Y Wang, J Cason, S Kaye, J Sanderson, P Klenerman, S Fidler, J Frater, J Fox
OBJECTIVES: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) during acute HIV infection (AHI) restricts the HIV reservoir, but additional interventions are necessary to induce a cure. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is not HIV-specific but is safe and temporarily reduces the HIV reservoir in chronic HIV infection. We present a randomized controlled trial to investigate whether IVIG plus ART in AHI reduces the HIV reservoir and immune activation compared with ART alone. METHODS: Ten men with AHI (Fiebig II-IV) initiated ART (tenofovir, entricitabine, ritonavir boosted darunavir and raltegravir) at HIV-1 diagnosis and were randomized to ART alone or ART plus 5 days of IVIG, once virally suppressed (week 19)...
July 18, 2017: HIV Medicine
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