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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768503/high-uptake-of-antiretroviral-therapy-among-hiv-positive-tb-patients-receiving-co-located-services-in-swaziland
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Ishani Pathmanathan, Munyaradzi Pasipamire, Sherri Pals, E Kainne Dokubo, Peter Preko, Trong Ao, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Janet Ongole, Themba Dhlamini, Samson Haumba
BACKGROUND: Swaziland has the highest adult HIV prevalence and second highest rate of TB/HIV coinfection globally. Recently, the Ministry of Health and partners have increased integration and co-location of TB/HIV services, but the timing of antiretroviral therapy (ART) relative to TB treatment-a marker of program quality and predictor of outcomes-is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of programmatic data from 11 purposefully-sampled facilities to evaluate timely ART provision for HIV-positive TB patients enrolled on TB treatment between July-November 2014...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764370/-tuberculosis-in-advanced-hiv-infection-is-associated-with-increased-expression-of-ifn%C3%AE-and-its-downstream-targets
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Sheetal Verma, Peicheng Du, Damalie Nakanjako, Sabine Hermans, Jessica Briggs, Lydia Nakiyingi, Jerrold J Ellner, Yukari C Manabe, Padmini Salgame
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the major cause of death in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected individuals. However, diagnosis of TB in HIV remains challenging particularly when HIV infection is advanced. Several gene signatures and serum protein biomarkers have been identified that distinguish active TB from latent infection. Our study was designed to assess if gene expression signatures and cytokine levels would distinguish active TB in advanced HIV. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of whole blood RNA-Seq and plasma cytokine/chemokine analysis in HIV-infected with CD4+ T cell count of ≤ 100 cells/μl, with and without active TB...
May 15, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740714/xpert-mtb-rif-diagnosis-of-childhood-tuberculosis-from-sputum-and-stool-samples-in-a-high-tb-hiv-prevalent-setting
#3
Patrick Orikiriza, Margaret Nansumba, Dan Nyehangane, Mathieu Bastard, Ivan Taremwa Mugisha, Denis Nansera, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Yap Boum, Elias Kumbakumba, Maryline Bonnet
The Xpert MTB/RIF assay is a major advance for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in high-burden countries but is limited in children by their difficulty to produce sputum. We investigated TB in sputum and stool from children with the aim of improving paediatric TB diagnosis. A prospective cohort of children with presumptive TB, provided two sputum or induced sputum at enrolment in a regional referral hospital in Uganda. Stool was collected from those started on TB treatment. All specimen were tested for Xpert MTB/RIF, mycobacteria growth indicator tube (MGIT), Lowenstein Jensen cultures and microscopy (except stool)...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716569/delays-to-treatment-initiation-is-associated-with-tuberculosis-treatment-outcomes-among-patients-on-directly-observed-treatment-short-course-in-southwest-ethiopia-a-follow-up-study
#4
Abyot Asres, Degu Jerene, Wakgari Deressa
BACKGROUND: Despite reported long delays to initiate anti-TB treatment and poor outcomes in different parts of Ethiopia and elsewhere, evidences on association between the delay and treatment outcomes are scanty. METHODS: A follow up study among 735 new TB cases registered at health facilities in districts of southwest Ethiopia was conducted from January 2015 to June 2016. Patients reported days elapsed between onset of illness and treatment commencement of 30 days cutoff was considered to ascertain exposure...
May 2, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688853/gender-difference-in-health-related-quality-of-life-and-associated-factors-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-attending-anti-retroviral-therapy-at-public-health-facilities-western-ethiopia-comparative-cross-sectional-study
#5
Delelegn Yilma Gebremichael, Kokeb Tesfamariam Hadush, Ermiyas Mulu Kebede, Robel Tezera Zegeye
BACKGROUND: Though HIV/AIDS has multidimensional consequences on quality of life, there is a gap in measuring and monitoring health related quality of life of HIV/AIDS patients. Hence, this study intended to measure health related quality of life domains and associated determinants among people living with HIV/AIDS in western Ethiopia. METHODS: A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted among 520 HIV/AIDS patients on anti-retroviral therapy in public health facilities in West Shoa Zone, Western Ethiopia from April to May, 2016...
April 23, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686657/naphthoquinone-derivatives-as-scaffold-to-develop-new-drugs-for-tuberculosis-treatment
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Priscila C B Halicki, Laís A Ferreira, Kelly C G De Moura, Paula F Carneiro, Karina P Del Rio, Tatiane Dos S C Carvalho, Maria do C F R Pinto, Pedro E A da Silva, Daniela F Ramos
Despite being a curable disease, tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health problem worldwide mainly due to lengthy treatment, as well as its toxic effects, TB/HIV co-infection and the emergence of resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. These barriers reinforcing the need for development of new antimicrobial agents, that ideally should reduce the time of treatment and be active against susceptible and resistant strains. Quinones are compounds found in natural sources and among them, the naphthoquinones show antifungal, antiparasitic, and antimycobacterial activity...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685113/differences-in-response-to-antiretroviral-therapy-in-hiv-positive-patients-being-treated-for-tuberculosis-in-eastern-europe-western-europe-and-latin-america
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Yanink Caro-Vega, Anna Schultze, Anne Marie W Efsen, Frank A Post, Alexander Panteleev, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Jose M Miro, Enrico Girardi, Daria N Podlekareva, Jens D Lundgren, Juan Sierra-Madero, Javier Toibaro, Jaime Andrade-Villanueva, Simona Tetradov, Jan Fehr, Joan Caylà, Marcelo H Losso, Robert F Miller, Amanda Mocroft, Ole Kirk, Brenda Crabtree-Ramírez
BACKGROUND: Efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are preferred for treatment of adult HIV-positive patients co-infected with tuberculosis (HIV/TB). Few studies have compared outcomes among HIV/TB patients treated with efavirenz or non-efavirenz containing regimens. METHODS: HIV-positive patients aged ≥16 years with a diagnosis of tuberculosis recruited to the TB:HIV study between Jan 1, 2011, and Dec 31, 2013 in 19 countries in Eastern Europe (EE), Western Europe (WE), and Latin America (LA) who received ART concomitantly with TB treatment were included...
April 23, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680106/cost-of-tuberculosis-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-patients-with-hiv-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Noemia Teixeira de Siqueira-Filha, Rosa Legood, Aracele Cavalcanti, Andreia Costa Santos
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the costs of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and to assess the methodological quality of these studies. METHODS: We included cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility studies that reported primary costing data, conducted worldwide and published between 1990 and August 2016. We retrieved articles in PubMed, Embase, EconLit, CINAHL plus, and LILACS databases. The quality assessment was performed using two guidelines-the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards and the Tool to Estimate Patient's Costs...
April 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666702/an-evaluation-of-treatment-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-clients-on-the-dots-strategy-2012-2016
#9
Ato Kwamena Tetteh, Edward Agyarko, Joseph Otchere, Langbong Bimi, Irene Ayi
We present, for the first time, an evaluation of treatment outcomes in a cohort at a TB referral centre in the Central Region of Ghana. Of the 213 clients placed on DOTS, 59.2% (126/213) were sputum smear-positive. An overall cure rate of 90.2% (51.6% cured + 37.6% completed) and a death rate of 8.5% (18/213) were estimated. Of the number of clients who died, 5.7% (12/213) were males ( χ 2 = 2.891, p = 0.699; LR = 3.004, p = 0.699). Deaths were only recorded among clients who were > 19 years old ( χ 2 = 40...
2018: Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663952/timing-of-hiv-diagnosis-in-children-with-tuberculosis-managed-at-a-referral-hospital-in-cape-town-south-africa
#10
L N Byamungu, K du Preez, E Walters, J B Nachega, H S Schaaf
SETTING: Tygerberg Hospital, Western Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with simultaneous tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnoses in children. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in TB-HIV co-infected children aged <13 years admitted to Tygerberg Hospital in 2012. Data were collected from medical records, laboratory results and electronic TB treatment registers...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659636/prognostic-score-to-predict-mortality-during-tb-treatment-in-tb-hiv-co-infected-patients
#11
Duc T Nguyen, Helen E Jenkins, Edward A Graviss
BACKGROUND: Estimating mortality risk during TB treatment in HIV co-infected patients is challenging for health professionals, especially in a low TB prevalence population, due to the lack of a standardized prognostic system. The current study aimed to develop and validate a simple mortality prognostic scoring system for TB/HIV co-infected patients. METHODS: Using data from the CDC's Tuberculosis Genotyping Information Management System of TB patients in Texas reported from 01/2010 through 12/2016, age ≥15 years, HIV(+), and outcome being "completed" or "died", we developed and internally validated a mortality prognostic score using multiple logistic regression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657955/challenges-across-the-hiv-care-continuum-for-patients-with-hiv-1-tb-co-infection-in-atlanta-ga
#12
Marcos C Schechter, Destani Bizune, Michelle Kagei, David P Holland, Carlos Del Rio, Aliya Yamin, Omar Mohamed, Alawode Oladele, Yun F Wang, Paulina A Rebolledo, Susan M Ray, Russell R Kempker
Background: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for persons with HIV infection prevents tuberculosis (TB) disease. Additionally, sequential ART after initiation of TB treatment improves outcomes. We examined ART use, retention in care, and viral suppression (VS) before, during, and 3 years following TB treatment for an inner-city cohort in the United States. Methods: Retrospective cohort study among persons treated for culture-confirmed TB between 2008 and 2015 at an inner-city hospital...
April 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642874/pilot-evaluation-of-a-second-generation-electronic-pill-box-for-adherence-to-bedaquiline-and-antiretroviral-therapy-in-drug-resistant-tb-hiv-co-infected-patients-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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N Bionghi, A Daftary, B Maharaj, Z Msibi, K R Amico, G Friedland, C Orrell, N Padayatchi, M R O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: The introduction of Bedaquiline, the first new antimycobacterial drug in over 40 years, has highlighted the critical importance of medication adherence in drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment to prevent amplified drug-resistance and derive sustained benefit. Real-time electronic dose monitoring (EDM) accurately measures adherence and allows for titration of adherence support for anti-retroviral therapy (ART). The goal of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and acceptability of a next-generation electronic pillbox (Wisepill RT2000) for Bedaquiline-containing TB regimens...
April 11, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629649/two-diseases-same-person-moving-toward-a-combined-hiv-and-tuberculosis-continuum-of-care
#14
Reuben Granich, Somya Gupta
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis syndemic remains a global public health threat. Separate HIV and tuberculosis (TB) global targets have been set; however, success will depend on achieving combined disease control objectives and care continua. The objective of this study was to review available policy, budgets, and data to reconceptualize TB and HIV disease control objectives by combining HIV and TB care continua. For 22 World Health Organization (WHO) TB and TB/HIV priority countries, we used 2015 data from the HIV90-90-90watch website, UNAIDS AIDSinfo, and WHO 2016 and 2017 Global TB Reports...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625569/community-based-directly-observed-treatment-for-tb-patients-to-improve-hiv-services-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-south-african-province
#15
Embry M Howell, N Gladys Kigozi, J Christo Heunis
BACKGROUND: There is uncertainty about how directly observed treatment (DOT) support for tuberculosis (TB) can be delivered most effectively and how DOT support can simultaneously be used to strengthen human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention and control among TB patients. This study describes how DOT support by community health workers (CHWs) was used in four municipalities in the Free State province - a high TB/HIV burden, poorly-resourced setting - to provide HIV outreach, referrals, and health education for TB patients...
April 7, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624706/pharmacokinetics-of-efavirenz-in-patients-on-antituberculosis-treatment-in-high-hiv-and-tuberculosis-burden-countries-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Daniel Atwine, Maryline Bonnet, Anne-Marie Taburet
AIMS: Efavirenz (EFV) and Rifampicin-Isoniazid (RH) are cornerstone drugs in HIV-tuberculosis (TB) co-infection treatment but with complex drug interactions, efficacy and safety challenges. We reviewed recent data on EFV and RH interaction in TB/HIV high-burden countries. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of studies conducted in the high TB/HIV-burden countries between 1990 and 2016 on EFV pharmacokinetics during RH co-administration in co-infected patients...
April 6, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584795/sensitivity-completeness-and-agreement-of-the-tuberculosis-electronic-system-in-ho-chi-minh-city-viet-nam
#17
L H Thai, L M Nhat, N Shah, S Lyss, M Ackers
Setting: Since 2011, tuberculosis (TB) clinics in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Viet Nam, have been entering data from a paper-based TB treatment register into an electronic database known as VITIMES (Viet Nam TB Information Management Electronic System), which is currently used in parallel with the paper system. Objective: To evaluate the sensitivity, completeness and agreement of data in VITIMES with that of paper-based registers among TB patients co-infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being treated for TB in HCMC...
December 21, 2017: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581940/training-social-workers-to-enhance-patient-centered-care-for-drug-resistant-tb-hiv-in-south-africa
#18
J R Zelnick, B Seepamore, A Daftary, K R Amico, X Bhengu, G Friedland, N Padayatchi, K Naidoo, M R O'Donnell
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is the epicenter of an epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection, characterized by low rates of medication adherence and retention in care. Social workers may have a unique role to play in improving DR-TB-HIV outcomes. We designed, implemented and evaluated a model-based pilot training course on patient-centered care, treatment literacy in DR-TB and HIV coinfection, patient support group facilitation, and self-care. Ten social workers participated in a 1-day training course...
March 21, 2018: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566651/complementary-surveillance-strategies-are-needed-to-better-characterise-the-epidemiology-care-pathways-and-treatment-outcomes-of-tuberculosis-in-children
#19
Karen du Preez, H Simon Schaaf, Rory Dunbar, Elisabetta Walters, Alvera Swartz, Regan Solomons, Anneke C Hesseling
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) in young and HIV-infected children is frequently diagnosed at hospital level. In settings where general hospitals do not function as TB reporting units, the burden and severity of childhood TB may not be accurately reflected in routine TB surveillance data. Given the paucibacillary nature of childhood TB, microbiological surveillance alone will miss the majority of hospital-managed children. The study objective was to combine complementary hospital-based surveillance strategies to accurately report the burden, spectrum and outcomes of childhood TB managed at referral hospital-level in a high TB burden setting...
March 23, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545471/economic-burden-of-hiv-and-tb-hiv-coinfection-in-a-middle-income-country-a-costing-analysis-alongside-a-pragmatic-clinical-trial-in-brazil
#20
Noemia Teixeira de Siqueira-Filha, Maria de Fatima Militao de Albuquerque, Laura Cunha Rodrigues, Rosa Legood, Andreia Costa Santos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to measure the costs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) as well as active tuberculosis (TB/HIV), latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI/HIV) or without TB (HIV/AIDS). METHODS: We analysed the costs through the entire pathway of care during the prediagnosis and treatment periods from the Brazilian public health system perspective. We applied a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches to capture and estimate direct medical and non-medical costs...
March 15, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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