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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399823/alcohol-use-disorders-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-southern-brazil-prevalence-risk-factors-and-biological-markers-outcomes
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Cláudio Moss da Silva, Raúl Andrés Mendoza-Sassi, Luisa Dias da Mota, Maíba Mikhael Nader, Ana Maria Barral de Martinez
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse is an important public health problem, frequently unrecognized among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and requires investigation and intervention. It is usually associated with lower adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). It can also produce adverse clinical outcomes, such as changes in certain HIV markers, particularly CD4 cell counts and HIV viral loads (VLs). Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of alcohol abuse among PLWHA, its associated risk factors and effects on CD4 cell counts and HIV VLs in southern Brazil...
April 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392698/assessment-of-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-in-the-reduction-of-tuberculosis-among-art-patients-in-arba-minch-hospital-ethiopia
#2
Ashenafi Abossie, Tsegaye Yohanes
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the most frequent life-threatening opportunistic disease among people living with HIV and remains a leading cause of mortality, even among persons receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis have been recommended for the benefit of HIV/AIDS-infected individuals to prevent opportunistic infections. The aim of this study was to assess IPT prophylaxis in the reduction of TB among ART patients. METHODS: The study was a hospital-based retrospective study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373843/antihyperalgesic-activities-of-endocannabinoids-in-a-mouse-model-of-antiretroviral-induced-neuropathic-pain
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Neha Munawar, Mabayoje A Oriowo, Willias Masocha
Background: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) are the cornerstone of the antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, their use is sometimes limited by the development of a painful sensory neuropathy, which does not respond well to drugs. Smoked cannabis has been reported in clinical trials to have efficacy in relieving painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the expression of endocannabinoid system molecules is altered during NRTI-induced painful neuropathy, and also whether endocannabinoids can attenuate NRTI-induced painful neuropathy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356416/in-vitro-antifungal-susceptibility-of-the-yeast-and-mould-phases-of-the-dimorphic-fungal-pathogen-emergomyces-africanus-formerly-emmonsia-species-from-hiv-infected-south-african-patients
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Tsidiso G Maphanga, Erika Britz, Thokozile G Zulu, Ruth S Mpembe, Serisha D Naicker, Ilan S Schwartz, Nelesh P Govender
Introduction: Disseminated emmonsiosis is an important AIDS-related mycosis in South Africa caused by Emergomyces africanus, a newly-described and -renamed dimorphic fungal pathogen. In vitro antifungal susceptibility data can guide management.Materials and Methods: Identification of invasive clinical isolates was confirmed phenotypically and by sequencing the internal transcribed spacer region. Yeast and mould-phase MICs for fluconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, caspofungin, anidulafungin, micafungin and flucytosine were determined using custom-made frozen broth microdilution (BMD) panels, as per Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recommendations...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343120/nanoemulgel-using-a-bicephalous-heterolipid-as-a-novel-approach-to-enhance-transdermal-permeation-of-tenofovir
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Sanjeev Rambharose, Rahul S Kalhapure, Thirumala Govender
Improvements in permeation enhancement strategies, such as nanoemulsions (NEs) and nanoemulgels (NEGs), have led to a renewed interest in transdermal drug delivery (TDD). This study aimed to investigate the potential of LLA1E, a novel dendritic permeation enhancer, as an oily phase in the development of a NEG for the TDD of tenofovir (TNF). TNF loaded NEs (TNEs) were prepared and analysed for mean globule diameter (MGD), polydispersity index (PDI), zeta potential (ZP) and morphology. NEGs of the TNEs (TNEGs) were prepared and evaluated for ex vivo transdermal permeation efficacy...
March 19, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329652/the-inpatient-burden-of-psoriasis-a-nationwide-analysis
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Derek Y Hsu
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Little is known about psoriasis in the inpatient setting. We sought to determine the inpatient burden of psoriasis in the US. We analyzed the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a representative 20% stratified sample of all hospitalizations in the US. Psoriasis was determined by a validated algorithm using ICD-9-CM codes. Demographics, inflation-adjusted cost, length of stay, comorbidities, and sex- adjusted mortality were analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329521/a-rare-case-of-cutaneous-acanthamoebiasis-in-a-renal-transplant-patient
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Frank Winsett, Jessica Dietert, Jaime Tschen, Michael Swaby, Carolyn A Bangert
A 35-year-old woman receiving immunosuppressionfor renal transplantation presented with a onemonthhistory of tender skin nodules on herbilateral upper extremities. A skin biopsy revealedgranulomatous inflammation in the deep dermisand the subcutaneous fat with foci of necrosis.Within the foci of necrosis were large histiocytoidstructures with prominent nuclei. Periodic acid-Schiffstain revealed a round organism with a thick capsule,consistent with amoebal trophozoites. Testing withthe Center for Disease Control revealed the organismto be Acanthamoeba...
March 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288525/acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-associated-kaposi-sarcoma-in-a-child-presenting-as-a-solitary-plantar-hyperkeratotic-plaque
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Pierre-Olivier Grenier, Isabelle Auger
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated Kaposi sarcoma (KS) among the pediatric population is a rare entity in North America and Europe, and its cutaneous manifestations are not well defined in the literature. The investigators report the case of a boy with an AIDS-associated KS presenting as an infiltrated hyperkeratotic plaque of the plantar arch. METHODS AND RESULTS: An 11-year-old African boy with congenital human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had a skin biopsy of the plantar lesion that was consistent with a KS...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222098/multicenter-study-of-skin-rashes-and-hepatotoxicity-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-positive-patients-receiving-non-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-plus-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-in-taiwan
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Pei-Ying Wu, Chien-Yu Cheng, Chun-Eng Liu, Yi-Chien Lee, Chia-Jui Yang, Mao-Song Tsai, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Shih-Ping Lin, De-Yu Lin, Ning-Chi Wang, Yi-Chieh Lee, Hsin-Yun Sun, Hung-Jen Tang, Chien-Ching Hung
OBJECTIVES: Two nucleos(t)ide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus 1 non-NRTI (nNRTI) remain the preferred or alternative combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive patients in Taiwan. The three most commonly used nNRTIs are nevirapine (NVP), efavirenz (EFV) and rilpivirine (RPV). This study aimed to determine the incidences of hepatotoxicity and skin rashes within 4 weeks of initiation of cART containing 1 nNRTI plus 2 NRTIs. METHODS: Between June, 2012 and November, 2015, all antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive adult patients initiating nNRTI-containing cART at 8 designated hospitals for HIV care were included in this retrospective observational study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188492/serious-fungal-infections-in-portugal
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R Sabino, C Verissímo, J Brandão, C Martins, D Alves, C Pais, D W Denning
There is a lack of knowledge on the epidemiology of fungal infections worldwide because there are no reporting obligations. The aim of this study was to estimate the burden of fungal disease in Portugal as part of a global fungal burden project. Most published epidemiology papers reporting fungal infection rates from Portugal were identified. Where no data existed, specific populations at risk and fungal infection frequencies in those populations were used in order to estimate national incidence or prevalence, depending on the condition...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127144/a-nodular-ulcerative-form-of-secondary-syphilis-in-aids
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Ofelya Gevorgyan, Benjamin D Owen, Arvind Balavenkataraman, Mitchell R Weinstein
An uncommon variant in the pre-AIDS era, lues maligna is a nodular-ulcerative form of secondary syphilis. We present a case of a 41-year-old man with HIV infection who developed fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, right upper quadrant abdominal pain, weight loss, watery diarrhea, and a painless, nonpruritic rash. He had diffuse nodular-ulcerative lesions in various stages of development. He was found to have a CD4 count of 101 cells/mm(3) (22%), an HIV viral load of 2,735,060 copies/mL, and a positive rapid plasma reagin at 1:64...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119943/kaposi-s-sarcoma-of-the-rectum-in-a-homosexual-male-with-hiv-aids
#12
Anand Kumar, Deborah Nautsch
Visceral involvement in AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma is common, but it is rarely seen in the absence of cutaneous disease. Most patients with gastrointestinal tract Kaposi's sarcoma remain asymptomatic and are often diagnosed on endoscopy or autopsy. We report a case of a 24-year-old homosexual man who presented with rectal pain and bleeding and was found to have skin-sparing, disseminated Kaposi's sarcoma with rectum, liver, lungs, and lymph node involvement. Despite treatment with highly active anti-retroviral therapy, he developed multiorgan failure resulting in death...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019110/severe-kaposi-sarcoma-in-an-urban-public-hospital
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Shirin Elisha Kasturia, Clifford Gunthel, Cheng Zeng, Minh Ly Nguyen
The national incidence of epidemic Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) has decreased dramatically since the availability of combined antiretroviral therapy. Despite national trends, we continue to see admissions for KS. Electronic medical records were queried to identify patients with HIV who were admitted with active KS between 2010 and 2013 and records were reviewed to determine patient characteristics and factors affecting survival. Data were collected from all hospital admissions until death or May 1, 2015. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis with log-rank tests were used to test for differences in survival and Cox proportional hazards models were used to assess the prognostic value of variables...
January 31, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977253/reducing-disparities-and-achieving-equity-in-african-american-women-s-health
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Faye Z Belgrave, Jasmine A Abrams
The colloquial phrase "Black Don't Crack" refers to perceptions of African American women retaining youthful features over time and seemingly defying the aging process. This conjecture appears to only be skin deep, as across almost every health indicator, African American women fare worse than women in other racial/ethnic groups. African American women experience excess morbidity in obesity, diabetes, and adverse birth outcomes, and are more likely than women of other ethnic groups to die from breast and cervical cancer, cardiovascular disease, and HIV/AIDS...
November 2016: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968894/hiv-self-testing-among-high-risk-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yilu Qin, Fengying Liu, Weiming Tang, Songyuan Tang, Chuncheng Liu, Jessica Mao, Chongyi Wei, Joseph Tucker
BACKGROUND: HIV self-testing holds great promise for reaching high-risk key populations who do not access facility-based services, but it has rarely been evaluated outside of structured research settings. HIV self-testing is a process by which a person takes and interprets a test. We aimed to characterise implementation of unsupervised HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. METHODS: We undertook a nationwide online survey of MSM in November, 2015, in China...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968891/crowdsourcing-health-communication-about-condom-use-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Weiming Tang, Jessica Mao, Chuncheng Liu, Katie Mollan, Haochu Li, Terrence Wong, Ye Zhang, Songyuan Tang, Michael Hudgens, Yilu Qin, Baoli Ma, Meizhen Liao, Bin Yang, Wei Ma, Dianmin Kang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: The Chinese government now encourages innovation, and more specifically, crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing, the process of shifting individual tasks to a large group, might reimagine health communication, making it more people-centred. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of a crowdsourced versus social marketing condom promotion video to promote condom use. METHODS: A non-inferiority randomised controlled trial was conducted in November 2015 in China. Men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 16 years or older who reported having had sexual contact without use of a condom in the preceding 3 months were recruited through a nationwide MSM website...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959839/-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-patients-with-aids-buenos-aires-2009-2014
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Adriana G López Daneri, Alicia Arechavala, Cristina A Iovannitti, María Teresa Mujica
A retrospective study was carried out on 171 cases of disseminated histoplasmosis diagnosed in HIV/AIDS patients during the period 2009-2014. Although HIV diagnosis rates remained stable over the study period, a sensible increase in the number of histoplasmosis cases was observed in the last three years. Disseminated histoplasmosis was prevalent in males with an average age of 37.8 years. At diagnosis, only 54/171 (31.6%) were receiving HAART, and CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts ranged from 4 to 264 cells/upsilon...
2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915018/design-and-surface-immobilization-of-short-anti-biofilm-peptides
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Biswajit Mishra, Tamara Lushnikova, Radha M Golla, Xiuqing Wang, Guangshun Wang
Short antimicrobial peptides are essential to keep us healthy and their lasting potency can inspire the design of new types of antibiotics. This study reports the design of a family of eight-residue tryptophan-rich peptides (TetraF2W) obtained by converting the four phenylalanines in temporin-SHf to tryptophans. The temporin-SHf template was identified from the antimicrobial peptide database (http://aps.unmc.edu/AP). Remarkably, the double arginine variant (TetraF2W-RR) was more effective in killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) USA300, but less cytotoxic to human skin HaCat and kidney HEK293 cells, than the lysine-containing dibasic combinations (KR, RK and KK)...
February 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909641/a-case-series-of-complex-recalcitrant-wounds-treated-with-epidermal-grafts-harvested-from-an-automated-device
#19
Stephen S Cai, Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Rachel Waldman, Ronald P Silverman, Yvonne M Rasko
INTRODUCTION: Epidermal grafting has several advantages over full-thickness or split-thickness grafts in the treatment of complex non-healing wounds. These include the low risk of donor site complications, minimal patient discomfort, and abstention from the operating room. Traditionally, the lack of reliable epidermal harvesting techniques has limited its clinical utilization. The development of an automated suction blister epidermal graft (SBEG) harvesting device may facilitate clinical utilization of this technique...
October 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878297/hydroxyproline-containing-collagen-peptide-derived-from-the-skin-of-the-alaska-pollack-inhibits-hiv-1-infection
#20
In Seung Jang, Sun Joo Park
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that results in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV treatment involving chemical therapeutic agents has improved the quality of life of HIV/AIDS patients. The present study demonstrates that a hydroxyproline-containing marine collagen peptide (APHCP) derived from Alaska pollack inhibits HIV‑1 infection in the MT-4 human T cell‑line. APHCP inhibited HIV-1IIIB-induced cell lysis, syncytia formation, reverse transcriptase activity and viral p24 production at non‑cytotoxic concentrations; however, APHCP did not inhibit HIV‑2ROD infection in MT‑4 cells...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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