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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632794/migrants-healthy-worker-effect-and-mortality-trends-in-the-gulf-cooperation-council-countries
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Karima Chaabna, Sohaila Cheema, Ravinder Mamtani
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Saudi Arabia, have experienced unique demographic changes. The major population growth contributor in these countries is young migrants, which has led to a shift in the population age pyramid. Migrants constitute the vast proportion of GCC countries' population reaching >80% in Qatar and UAE. Using Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) and United Nations data, for the GCC countries, we assessed the association between age-standardized mortality and population size trends with linear and polynomial regressions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630341/pig-model-mimicking-chronic-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-in-immunocompromised-patients-to-assess-immune-correlates-during-chronicity
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Dianjun Cao, Qian M Cao, Sakthivel Subramaniam, Danielle M Yugo, C Lynn Heffron, Adam J Rogers, Scott P Kenney, Debin Tian, Shannon R Matzinger, Christopher Overend, Nicholas Catanzaro, Tanya LeRoith, Heng Wang, Pablo Piñeyro, Nicole Lindstrom, Sherrie Clark-Deener, Lijuan Yuan, Xiang-Jin Meng
Chronic hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a significant clinical problem in immunocompromised individuals such as organ transplant recipients, although the mechanism remains unknown because of the lack of an animal model. We successfully developed a pig model of chronic HEV infection and examined immune correlates leading to chronicity. The conditions of immunocompromised patients were mimicked by treating pigs with an immunosuppressive regimen including cyclosporine, azathioprine, and prednisolone. Immunocompromised pigs infected with HEV progressed to chronicity, because 8/10 drug-treated HEV-infected pigs continued fecal virus shedding beyond the acute phase of infection, whereas the majority (7/10) of mock-treated HEV-infected pigs cleared fecal viral shedding at 8 wk postinfection...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627604/the-c-terminus-domain-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-stimulates-the-proliferation-of-mouse-foetal-hepatic-progenitor-cells-although-it-is-not-required-for-the-formation-of-spheroids
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Liming Yu, Shu Chen, Na Luo, Song He
The hepatitis B virus X (HBx) protein is an important factor in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The C-terminal region of HBx plays a major role in the replication of HBV. Notably, HBx promotes the expansion and tumourigenesis of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) in mice. However, it remains unclear as to whether the C-terminal region of HBx is required for the stimulation fo the proliferation of mouse foetal HPCs (FHPCs). In our study, we used EpCAM+, CD133+ and CD49f+ FHPCs, which are bipotential clonogenic cells...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622754/prevalence-of-non-infectious-comorbidities-in-the-hiv-positive-population-in-belgium-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Jessie Gunter, Steven Callens, Stephane De Wit, Jean-Christophe Goffard, Michel Moutschen, Gilles Darcis, Christelle Meuris, Charlotte van den Bulcke, Karine Fombellida, Marc Del Forge, Homie Razavi, Chloe Wyndham-Thomas
OBJECTIVES: In Belgium, eleven AIDS Reference Centers (ARCs) and seven AIDS Reference Laboratories diagnose and treat HIV-positive individuals and track patients under care. As AIDS-related deaths are avoided and the HIV-positive population ages, non-infectious comorbidities (NICMs), such as cardiovascular disease, renal disease and certain cancers, play a larger role in the quality and length of patients' lives. This study aims to characterize the HIV-positive population in Belgium in terms of the prevalence of key NICMs...
June 16, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606059/observed-versus-predicted-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-death-in-hiv-infection-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Giacomo Pucci, Franco Baldelli, Giuseppe Schillaci
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the applicability of an algorithm predicting 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) generated in the setting of the Framingham Heart Study to a real-life, contemporary Italian cohort of HIV-positive subjects. METHODS: The study was an observational longitudinal cohort study. The probability for 10-year CVD events according to the Framingham algorithm was assessed in 369 consecutive HIV-positive participants free from overt CVD enrolled in 2004, who were followed for a median of 10...
June 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579170/vaccination-coverage-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-patients-receiving-care-at-an-aids-outpatient-clinic-in-esp%C3%A3-rito-santo-brazil
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Lauro Ferreira da Silva Pinto Neto, Julia Vescovi Vieira, Nathália Rossoni Ronchi
This cross-sectional study assessed the immunization status of human immune deficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients receiving care at an outpatient clinic in Brazil. The sociodemographic characteristics, CD4 count and HIV viral load of 281 out of 612 adult outpatients were analyzed. A total of 331 patients were excluded because of no availability of vaccination cards. Chi-square or Fisher's exact test were used. Immunization coverage was higher for diphtheria/tetanus (59.79%) and hepatitis B (56.7%), and lowest for hepatitis A (6...
June 1, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562715/evaluation-of-hiv-sti-and-cd4-results-among-voluntary-attendees-at-the-hiv-aids-program-of-mexico-city
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Luis Alfredo Juárez-Figueroa, Felipe Javier Uribe-Salas, Andrea González-Rodríguez, Patricia Iracheta-Hernández, Verónica Ruiz-González, Yazmín Medina-Islas
Objective: To describe results of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STI) and CD4 counts at the HIV-specialized Condesa Clinic (CC) in Mexico City. Materials and methods: Individuals who requested voluntary counseling and testing at CC were studied. We identified antibodies against HIV, syphilis, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B HBsAg. CD4 cell counts and viral load of HIV positive individuals were also obtained. Late HIV infection diagnosis was established if CD4 counts were lower than 200 cells/μL...
March 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552946/partial-sequencing-analysis-of-the-ns5b-region-confirmed-the-predominance-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-infection-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
#8
Sahar El Hadad, Hesa Al-Hamdan, Sabah Linjawi
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and its progression are major health problems that many countries including Saudi Arabia are facing. Determination of HCV genotypes and subgenotypes is critical for epidemiological and clinical analysis and aids in the determination of the ideal treatment strategy that needs to be followed and the expected therapy response. Although HCV infection has been identified as the second most predominant type of hepatitis in Saudi Arabia, little is known about the molecular epidemiology and genetic variability of HCV circulating in the Jeddah province of Saudi Arabia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512091/conformational-flexibility-in-the-immunoglobulin-like-domain-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-glycoprotein-e2
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Ieva Vasiliauskaite, Ania Owsianka, Patrick England, Abdul Ghafoor Khan, Sarah Cole, Dorothea Bankwitz, Steven K H Foung, Thomas Pietschmann, Joseph Marcotrigiano, Felix A Rey, Arvind H Patel, Thomas Krey
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) glycoprotein E2 is the major target of neutralizing antibodies and is therefore highly relevant for vaccine design. Its structure features a central immunoglobulin (Ig)-like β-sandwich that contributes to the binding site for the cellular receptor CD81. We show that a synthetic peptide corresponding to a β-strand of this Ig-like domain forms an α-helix in complex with the anti-E2 antibody DAO5, demonstrating an inside-out flip of hydrophobic residues and a secondary structure change in the composite CD81 binding site...
May 16, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508573/regional-differences-in-the-management-and-outcome-of-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-a-3-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marina P Cristelli, Federico Cofán, Helio Tedesco-Silva, Joan Carles Trullàs, Daniel Wagner C L Santos, Cristian Manzardo, Fernando Agüero, Asunción Moreno, Federico Oppenheimer, Fritz Diekmann, Jose O Medina-Pestana, Jose Maria Miro
BACKGROUND: In the developed world, kidney transplantation (KT) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is well established. Developing countries concentrate 90% of the people living with HIV, but their experience is underreported. Regional differences may affect outcomes. OBJECTIVES: We compared the 3-year outcomes of patients with HIV infection receiving a KT in two different countries, in terms of incomes and development. METHODS: This was an observational, retrospective, double-center study, including all HIV-infected patients >18 years old undergoing KT...
May 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504650/neutrophil-derived-s100-calcium-binding-proteins-a8-a9-promote-reticulated-thrombocytosis-and-atherogenesis-in-diabetes
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Michael J Kraakman, Man Ks Lee, Annas Al-Sharea, Dragana Dragoljevic, Tessa J Barrett, Emilie Montenont, Debapriya Basu, Sarah Heywood, Helene L Kammoun, Michelle Flynn, Alexandra Whillas, Nordin Mj Hanssen, Mark A Febbraio, Erik Westein, Edward A Fisher, Jaye Chin-Dusting, Mark E Cooper, Jeffrey S Berger, Ira J Goldberg, Prabhakara R Nagareddy, Andrew J Murphy
Platelets play a critical role in atherogenesis and thrombosis-mediated myocardial ischemia, processes that are accelerated in diabetes. Whether hyperglycemia promotes platelet production and whether enhanced platelet production contributes to enhanced atherothrombosis remains unknown. Here we found that in response to hyperglycemia, neutrophil-derived S100 calcium-binding proteins A8/A9 (S100A8/A9) interact with the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) on hepatic Kupffer cells, resulting in increased production of IL-6, a pleiotropic cytokine that is implicated in inflammatory thrombocytosis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503671/hiv-hcv-co-infection-liver-disease-progression-and-age-related-igf-1-decline
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Jeffrey Quinn, Jacquie Astemborski, Shruti H Mehta, Gregory D Kirk, David L Thomas, Ashwin Balagopal
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that persons co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) had liver disease stages similar to HIV-uninfected individuals who were approximately 10 years older. Insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF-1) levels have long been known to decline with advancing age in humans and non-humans alike. We examined whether HIV infection affects the expected decline in IGF-1 in persons with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and if that alteration in IGF-1 decline contributes to the link between HIV, aging, and liver disease progression...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503303/a-study-on-hiv-syphilis-and-hepatitis-b-and-c-virus-infections-among-female-sex-workers-in-the-republic-of-congo
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Fabien Roch Niama, Nadia Claricelle Loukabou Bongolo, Pembe Issamou Mayengue, Franck Fortuné Mboussou, Edith Sophie Kombo Bayonne, Florian Michael Kouckodila Nzingoula, Louis Regis Dossou-Yovo, Igor Louzolo, Mandingha Kosso Etoka-Beka, Achile Lanzy, Irène Yameogo, Davy Louvouezo, Simon Charles Kobawila, Marie-Francke Puruhence, Henri Joseph Parra
BACKGROUND: Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are considered to be at high risk for transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and are defined as a priority of the national HIV/AIDS response in the Republic of Congo (RoC). However, no data are available regarding STIs in this group. This study aimed to determine the prevalences of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C among FSWs in five cities in the country. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2(nd) 2011 to May 15(th) 2012...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497525/risk-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-hiv-positive-potential-live-kidney-donors
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A D Muzaale, K N Althoff, C J Sperati, A G Abraham, L M Kucirka, A B Massie, M M Kitahata, M A Horberg, A C Justice, M J Fischer, M J Silverberg, A A Butt, S L Boswell, A R Rachlis, A M Mayor, M J Gill, J J Eron, S Napravnik, D R Drozd, J N Martin, R J Bosch, C M Durand, J E Locke, R D Moore, G M Lucas, D L Segev
New federal regulations allow HIV-positive individuals to be live kidney donors; however, potential candidacy for donation is poorly understood given the increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) associated with HIV infection. To better understand this risk, we compared the incidence of ESRD among 41 968 HIV-positive participants of North America AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design followed for a median of 5 years with the incidence of ESRD among comparable HIV-negative participants of National Health and Nutrition Examination III followed for a median of 14 years...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496958/prevalence-of-hiv-aids-among-iranian-prisoners-a-review-article
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Morteza Akbari, Maryam Akbari, Ahmad Naghibzadeh-Tahami, Hassan Joulaei, Maryam Nasiriyan, Maryam Hesampour, Kamran Bagheri-Lankarani
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, prisoners are more at risk of being infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as well as hepatitis C and B in comparison with other risk groups. The combination of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), addiction and prison are factors that threaten the health of our society. Influence of risky behaviors is so common on transmission of AIDS into prisoners' bodies. This study used available information and reports to investigate the prevalence of HIV in Iranian prisons...
July 2016: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483724/seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-and-hepatitis-c-virus-co-infection-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-visiting-antiretroviral-therapy-centres-in-nepal-a-first-nationally-representative-study
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G Ionita, A Malviya, R Rajbhandari, W William Schluter, G Sharma, S Kakchapati, S Rijal, S Dixit
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infections among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Nepal. METHODS: A sample of 677 PLHIV representing key affected populations (KAP) in Nepal, who were undergoing antiretroviral (ART) therapy in ART clinics around the country, were voluntarily enrolled in the study. Rapid kit-based testing followed by ELISA for validation was performed, focusing on HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibodies against HCV (anti-HCV)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471765/impact-of-aging-on-neurocognitive-performance-in-previously-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-individuals-on-their-first-suppressive-regimen
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Hamza Coban, Kevin Robertson, Marlene Smurzynski, Supriya Krishnan, Kunling Wu, Ronald J Bosch, Ann C Collier, Ronald J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Despite treatment with virologically suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), neurocognitive impairment may persist or develop de novo in aging HIV-infected individuals. We evaluated advancing age as a predictor of neurocognitive impairment in a large cohort of previously ART-naïve individuals on long-term ART DESIGN:: The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Longitudinal Linked Randomized Trials (ALLRT) was a prospective cohort study of HIV-infected individuals originally enrolled in randomized ART trials...
May 3, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467457/a-prognostic-model-for-development-of-significant-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-co-infection
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Nasheed Moqueet, Cynthia Kanagaratham, M John Gill, Mark Hull, Sharon Walmsley, Danuta Radzioch, Sahar Saeed, Robert W Platt, Marina B Klein
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis progresses rapidly in HIV-Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected individuals partially due to heightened inflammation. Immune markers targeting stages of fibrogenesis could aid in prognosis of fibrosis. METHODS: A case-cohort study was nested in the prospective Canadian Co-infection Cohort (n = 1119). HCV RNA positive individuals without fibrosis, end-stage liver disease or chronic Hepatitis B at baseline (n = 679) were eligible. A random subcohort (n = 236) was selected from those eligible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466031/profile-and-prevalence-of-hbv-among-hiv-affected-individuals-attending-the-largest-public-hiv-care-center-in-india
#19
Suneeta Koli, C P Girish Kumar, V Selvaraj, R Prabu, C Chandrasekar, A S Valan, J Suria Kumar, K Raja
A large number of people living with HIV/AIDS residing in HBV endemic regions such as in India are highly susceptible to acquire co-infections like HBV but also transmit them to other due to their high risk behaviours. The present study aimed to estimate HBV prevalence and distribution of various HBV serological markers among HIV infected individuals. This cross sectional survey covered HIV infected individuals attending the largest HIV care center in India. Socio-demographic details and blood samples to screen for HBV seromarkers using commercial ELISA kits were collected...
September 2016: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463853/the-role-of-activists-in-access-to-hiv-and-tuberculosis-treatment-and-prevention
#20
Nathan Geffen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We describe the role of activism in improving access to quality HIV treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: In many countries, AIDS activists have campaigned for improved access to HIV treatment and prevention interventions. Studying medicine, epidemiology and law, and developing expertise in these fields, has been crucial to the success of these campaigns. Also important has been the building of alliances by activists with clinicians, nurses, scientists, and public health policy experts, persuading them of the importance of these campaigns...
July 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
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