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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435886/discovery-of-a-novel-antifungal-agent-in-the-pathogen-box
#1
François L Mayer, James W Kronstad
Human fungal pathogens cause over 2 million infections per year and are major drivers of morbidity and mortality. Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans are two of the most common fungal pathogens of humans, together accounting for a staggering 1.4 million infections annually, with very high mortality rates. Patients with dysfunctional immune systems, such as individuals with HIV/AIDS, are particularly susceptible to fungal infections. Unfortunately, relatively few antifungal drugs are currently available and fungi frequently develop resistance, further complicating treatment approaches...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427967/mechanisms-underlying-hiv-associated-non-infectious-lung-disease
#2
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/28424436/-dyslipidemia-and-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-in-hiv-positive-patients
#3
Serhat Uysal, Mürşide Tuncel Başoğlu, Bahar Boydak, Deniz Gökengin
OBJECTIVE: Dyslipidemia is a major complication of antiretroviral treatment. Aim of the present study was to screen baseline lipid levels and cardiovascular disease risk in HIV-positive patients and analyze change in those parameters after initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART). METHODS: HIV-positive patients who presented at our clinic between April 2011 and August 2012 were included. Study included 19 female (22.1%) and 67 male (77.9%) patients (mean age 39...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423131/thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-a-hiv-positive-patient
#4
Márcio Luís Lucas, Ívia Binotto, Paulo Behar, Nilon Erling, Eduardo Lichtenfels, Newton Aerts
Advent of antiretroviral therapy has increased survival of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, with the result that some of these patients now develop degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerotic aneurysms. Degenerative thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is rare in HIV patients. In this report, a 63-year-old male patient with HIV submitted to open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. The patient did not suffer any type of complication in the perioperative period and remained well in a 28-month follow-up period...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414687/disseminated-cryptococcal-disease-with-diffuse-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-non-hiv-host
#5
M Hughes, K Trivedi, M Rudrappa
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of disseminated Cryptococcus in a non-HIV host, where the primary manifestation was pulmonary with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. This patient was on high dose corticosteroids for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. CASE: A 79 year old Caucasian man with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia on 100 mg of prednisone daily, coronary artery disease s/p bypass surgery, ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease, and history of bilateral pulmonary emboli presented to Hematology/Oncology clinic with symptoms of productive cough, worsening shortness of breath, hemoptysis...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414664/gonococcal-endocarditis-the-gift-that-stops-giving-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-disease
#6
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/28406000/hidradenitis-suppurativa-complicating-epithelial-malignancy-in-immunocompromised-patient
#7
Shubhangi Vithal Dhadke, Milind Bhausaheb Korade, Shashikala Anant Sangle, Vithal Narayan Dhadke
Hidradenitis suppurativa complicating epithelial malignancy in people living with HIV is very rare. Hidradenitis suppurativa is very rare seen in only 1% of general population and 4% of young adults. We report a case of Hidradenitis suppurativa complicating an epithelial malignancy in are immunocompromised (HIV reactive) patient.
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402927/hepatitis-c-virus-inflammation-and-cellular-aging-turning-back-time
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REVIEW
Susanna Naggie
There is evidence that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, like HIV infection, may be associated with chronic inflammation, immune activation, and immune senescence, which contribute to increased risks for cardiometabolic or other diseases outside the liver, as well as to ongoing damage in the liver. These effects may persist after a sustained virologic response (SVR) is achieved with HCV therapy. Such findings support initiation of treatment for HCV-infected individuals before damage to the liver is apparent and monitoring of individuals for complications even after an SVR is achieved...
February 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399686/prevalence-of-congenital-malaria-in-newborns-of-mothers-co-infected-with-hiv-and-malaria-in-benin-city
#9
Fidelis Ewenitie Eki-Udoko, Ayebo E Sadoh, Michael O Ibadin, Augustine I Omoigberale
BACKGROUND: HIV and Plasmodium falciparum malaria co-infection annually complicates about one million pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa. Congenital malaria (CM) has deleterious effects on newborns. Little is known about the effect of co-infections on the prevalence of CM in infants born by these women. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of CM in newborns of mothers co-infected with HIV and malaria compared to HIV-negative mothers with malaria in Benin-City. METHODS: Subjects were 162 newborns of mothers co-infected with HIV and malaria...
April 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399423/bone-mineral-density-and-vitamin-d-concentration-the-challenges-in-taking-care-of-children-and-adolescents-infected-with-hiv
#10
Fabiana Bononi Carmo, Maria Teresa Terreri, Regina Célia de Menezes Succi, Suenia Vasconcelos Beltrão, Aida de Fátima Tomé Barbosa Gouvea, Erica Regina Cruz Paulino, Daisy Maria Machado
The increase in life expectancy for patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has resulted in health complications related to a chronic disease. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of bone mineral density (BMD) alterations and vitamin D concentrations in HIV-infected children and adolescents and to verify the variations in those parameters during a 12-month interval. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with a dual period of evaluation was conducted in 57 patients perinatally HIV-infected and one patient with sexual abuse in early infancy...
April 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398993/prevention-of-hiv-in-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-key-to-an-aids-free-generation
#11
Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Cheryl Baxter, Deborah Birx
The Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan) has ensured that more infants in high-HIV burden countries survive childhood HIV-free. Although equal numbers of boy and girl children have survived to age 10, a gender divergence starts to emerge as they enter adolescence. Up to 3 times as many young women aged 15-24 years in eastern and southern Africa are living with HIV compared with their male peers. Further, more adolescent girls and young women are sick and/or dying from AIDS-related or HIV-related complications during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, underscoring the importance of strengthening HIV treatment and prevention services for this group...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398958/new-onset-diabetes-in-hiv-treated-adults-from-thailand-predictors-long-term-renal-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Opass Putcharoen, Lalita Wattanachanya, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Sarawut Siwamogsatham, Vorapot Sapsirisavat, Sivaporn Gatechompol, Supalak Phonphithak, Stephen J Kerr, Yingyos Avihingsanon, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Anchalee Avihingsanon
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors for developing diabetes mellitus (DM) in a cohort of Thai HIV-infected patients on long-term combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). DESIGN: Prospective study conducted between July 1996-April 30, 2015. METHODS: 1,748 subjects (60% males) who did not have DM prior to ART were assessed twice a year. Incident DM was defined as either having two consecutive fasting glucose levels >126 mg/dL, or reporting anti-DM medication/ DM diagnosis after starting cART...
April 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393665/the-first-report-of-bartonella-quintana-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-complicated-by-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction
#13
Michelle DallaPiazza, Matthew Jiro Akiyama
Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) is a rare complication of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infection in the post-antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, and few cases of BA-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) have been described. We report the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with mass lesions involving the skin, subcutaneous tissues, muscle, and bone. The diagnosis of Bartonella quintana BA was confirmed by serum polymerase chain reaction. The patient's treatment course was complicated by both IRIS and Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389165/cytomegalovirus-retinitis-followed-by-immune-recovery-uveitis-in-an-elderly-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-undergoing-administration-of-methotrexate-and-tofacitinib-combination-therapy
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Kunio Yanagisawa, Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Mayumi Hosogai, Daisuke Todokoro, Takeki Mitsui, Akihiko Yokohama, Shoji Kishi, Hiroshi Handa
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is an opportunistic ocular infection most commonly observed in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We present a rare case of CMV retinitis that developed in a non-HIV patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Over the preceding 5 months, a family doctor had been treating the 78-year-old male patient with a combination therapy of methotrexate (MTX) and tofacitinib (TOF). CMV retinitis occurred when the patient's CD4+ T cells were low (196 cells/μl), and preceded the onset of Pneumocystis pneumonia...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384864/unusual-aetiology-of-pasteurella-canis-biovar-2-causing-dacryocystitis-in-hiv-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
Sanjay Singh Negi, Rupa Mehta, Neeta Gade
Pasteurella species are zoonotic bacterial pathogens implicated very infrequently in various human infections following animal bites or licks usually of dogs and cats. This case report described a rare clinical presentation of dacryocystitis caused by P.canis in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive young male patient involved in caring of cattle. It advocates the utmost need of recognizing the wide clinical manifestation spectrum of P.canis even without prior penetrating injury. P.canis associated clinical infection is more extensive than had been thought previously especially in immunocompromised patient...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384683/characterizing-18-years-of-the-death-with-dignity-act-in-oregon
#16
Charles Blanke, Michael LeBlanc, Dawn Hershman, Lee Ellis, Frank Meyskens
Importance: Numerous states have pending physician-aided dying (PAD) legislation. Little research has been done regarding use of PAD, or ways to improve the process and/or results. Objectives: To evaluate results of Oregon PAD, the longest running US program; to disseminate results; and to determine promising PAD research areas. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective observational cohort study of 991 Oregon residents who had prescriptions written as part of the state's Death with Dignity Act...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384660/association-between-hiv-infection-and-the-risk-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-the-antiretroviral-therapy-era-results-from-the-veterans-aging-cohort-study
#17
Matthew S Freiberg, Chung-Chou H Chang, Melissa Skanderson, Olga V Patterson, Scott L DuVall, Cynthia A Brandt, Kaku A So-Armah, Ramachandran S Vasan, Kris Ann Oursler, John Gottdiener, Stephen Gottlieb, David Leaf, Maria Rodriguez-Barradas, Russell P Tracy, Cynthia L Gibert, David Rimland, Roger J Bedimo, Sheldon T Brown, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Alberta Warner, Kristina Crothers, Hilary A Tindle, Charles Alcorn, Justin M Bachmann, Amy C Justice, Adeel A Butt
Importance: With improved survival, heart failure (HF) has become a major complication for individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is unclear if this risk extends to different types of HF in the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era. Determining whether HIV infection is associated with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), or both is critical because HF types differ with respect to underlying mechanism, treatment, and prognosis...
April 5, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381345/vaccination-recommendations-for-the-adult-immunosuppressed-patient-a-systematic-review-and-comprehensive-field-synopsis
#18
REVIEW
Anthony Lopez, Xavier Mariette, Hervé Bachelez, Alexandre Belot, Bernard Bonnotte, Eric Hachulla, Morad Lahfa, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Loulergue, Stéphane Paul, Xavier Roblin, Jean Sibilia, Mariela Blum, Silvio Danese, Stefanos Bonovas, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressed patients are at risk of severe viral infections-related complications. National and international vaccination guidelines have been developed to decrease the mortality risk associated with these infections. However, a summary of these guidelines and the value of immunisation in this population is missing. OBJECTIVES: To summarize specific guidelines regarding vaccination in immunosuppressed patients. METHODS: We performed a literature search based on last update vaccine guidelines in immunosuppressed adult patients published between 1/1/2005-1/31/2016 in English or French language using PubMed, Cochrane and Embase, as well as relevant medical society websites...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369414/the-european-lead-extraction-controlled-electra-study-a-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-registry-of-transvenous-lead-extraction-outcomes
#19
Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Charles Kennergren, Christian Butter, Jean Claude Deharo, Andrzej Kutarski, Christopher A Rinaldi, Simone L Romano, Aldo P Maggioni, Maryna Andarala, Angelo Auricchio, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist
Aims: The European Lead Extraction ConTRolled Registry (ELECTRa), is a prospective registry of consecutive transvenous lead extraction (TLE) procedures conducted by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) in order to identify the safety and efficacy of the current practice of TLE. Methods and results: European centres performing TLE, invited by the organizing committee on behalf of EHRA, prospectively recruited all consecutive patients undergoing TLE at their institution...
March 23, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369374/a-qualitative-study-of-the-determinants-of-hiv-guidelines-implementation-in-two-south-eastern-districts-of-tanzania
#20
Mary N Mwangome, Eveline Geubbels, Alison Wringe, Jim Todd, Paul Klatser, Marjolein Dieleman
Current HIV policies in Tanzania have adopted the three long-term impact results of zero new infections, zero HIV deaths and zero stigma and discrimination. Strategies to reach these results include scaling-up HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC); Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT); and strengthening Care and Treatment Clinic (CTC) services. Previous studies showed that HIV policy and guideline recommendations were not always implemented in rural South Tanzania. This study aims to identify the determinants of HIV guideline implementation...
March 22, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
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