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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072892/use-of-statins-and-aspirin-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-among-hiv-positive-patients-a-survey-among-italian-hiv-physicians
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Paolo Maggi, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Stefania Cicalini, Maurizio D'Abbraccio, Gabriella D'Ettorre, Antonio Di Biagio, Canio Martinelli, Giuseppe Nunnari, Stefano Rusconi, Laura Sighinolfi, Vincenzo Spagnuolo, Nicola Squillace
We conducted a survey among Italian HIV specialists to study the utilization of statins and aspirin, administering a questionnaire aimed at investigating their use, the use of guidelines and scores, and the management of interactions. The answers were uniform in the different geographic areas. The majority directly prescribe statins and 43% of them prescribe aspirin. The majority follows guidelines and utilize scores to calculate the CV risk. Our survey demonstrates the commitment and autonomy in prescribing statins and aspirin of Italian physicians...
10, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068521/hiv-and-its-relationship-to-insulin-resistance-and-lipid-abnormalities
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REVIEW
Lemuel R Non, Gerome V Escota, William G Powderly
Antiretroviral therapy has revolutionized the care of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by reducing morbidity and mortality from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related conditions. Despite longer life expectancy, however, HIV-infected individuals continue to have a higher risk of death compared with the general population. This has been attributed to the increasing incidence of noncommunicable diseases, in particular, atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. This is driven, in part, by the emergence of metabolic disorders, particularly dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and lipodystrophy, in those on antiretroviral therapy...
December 23, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062146/intensive-statin-regimens-for-reducing-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-population-a-nation-wide-longitudinal-cohort-study-2000-2011
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Huang-Tz Ou, Kai-Cheng Chang, Chung-Yi Li, Chen-Yi Yang, Nai-Ying Ko
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in a statin-treated HIV-infected population and the effects of intensive statin regimens (i.e., high-dose or potency) on CVD risks. METHODS: 945 HIV-infected patients newly on statin treatment (144, 15.7% with CVD history) were identified from Taiwan's national HIV cohort. Using the median of the first year cumulative statin dosage as a cut-off point, patients were classified into either a high-dose or low-dose group...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061822/cardiovascular-risk-and-endothelial-function-in-people-living-with-hiv-aids-design-of-the-multi-site-longitudinal-endoafrica-study-in-the-western-cape-province-of-south-africa
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Hans Strijdom, Patrick De Boever, Gerhard Walzl, M Faadiel Essop, Tim S Nawrot, Ingrid Webster, Corli Westcott, Nyiko Mashele, Frans Everson, Stephanus T Malherbe, Kim Stanley, Harald H Kessler, Evelyn Stelzl, Nandu Goswami
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence of an interaction between HIV-infection, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Epidemiological studies in Europe and North America have been observing a shift towards an increased incidence of coronary heart disease and acute myocardial infarctions in HIV-infected populations compared to the general population even after adjusting for traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Despite South Africa (and sub-Saharan Africa, SSA) being regarded as the epicentre of the global HIV epidemic, very little is known about the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and precursors of vascular disease in HIV-infected populations in this region...
January 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060856/hiv-infection-is-associated-with-increased-fatty-infiltration-of-the-thigh-muscle-with-aging-independent-of-fat-distribution
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Javzandulam Natsag, Kristine M Erlandson, Deborah E Sellmeyer, Sabina A Haberlen, Joseph Margolick, Lisa P Jacobson, Frank J Palella, Susan L Koletar, Jordan E Lake, Wendy S Post, Todd T Brown
BACKGROUND: Lower muscle density on computed tomography (CT) provides a measure of fatty infiltration of muscle, an aspect of muscle quality that has been associated with metabolic abnormalities, weakness, decreased mobility, and increased fracture risk in older adults. We assessed the cross-sectional relationship between HIV serostatus, age, thigh muscle attenuation, and thigh muscle cross-sectional area (CSA). METHODS: Mean CT-quantified Hounsfield units (HU) of the thigh muscle bundle and CSA were evaluated in 368 HIV-infected and 145 HIV-uninfected men enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Substudy using multivariable linear regression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057254/hiv-and-nonischemic-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Pravin Manga, Keir McCutcheon, Nqoba Tsabedze, Ahmed Vachiat, Don Zachariah
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated heart disease encompasses a broad spectrum of diseases. HIV infection may involve the pericardium, myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary vasculature, and valves, as well as the systemic vasculature. Access to combination antiretroviral therapy, as well as health resources, has had a significant influence on the prevalence and severity of the effects on each cardiac structure. Investigations over the recent past have improved our understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of HIV-associated cardiovascular disease...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053011/dismantling-the-silence-lgbtq-aging-emerging-from-the-margins
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Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen
Historical, environmental, and cultural contexts intersect with aging, sexuality, and gender across communities and generations. My scholarship investigates health and well-being over the life course across marginalized communities, including LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) midlife and older adults, native communities experiencing cardiovascular risk, and families in China living with HIV, in order to balance the realities of unique lives in contemporary society. By probing the intersection of age, sexuality, and gender, my analysis is informed by both personal and professional experiences...
January 3, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052699/high-prevalence-of-physical-inactivity-among-patients-from-the-swiss-hiv-cohort-study
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Juliane Schäfer, Jim Young, Alexandra Calmy, Dunja Nicca, Barbara Hasse, Claudia Brun Del Re, Matthias Cavassini, Enos Bernasconi, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Heiner C Bucher
Physical activity (PA) can improve cardiorespiratory status, strength, body composition and quality of life for patients infected with HIV. Evidence from HIV-uninfected populations also shows that PA is associated with a lower risk of mortality, primarily death due to cardiovascular causes. There is, however, a lack of data on how physically active HIV-infected patients are. In this study, we assessed levels of self-reported PA over time in patients enrolled in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study, a large multicentre prospective observational cohort study...
January 5, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052152/types-of-myocardial-infarction-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-in-the-united-states
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Heidi M Crane, Pathmaja Paramsothy, Daniel R Drozd, Robin M Nance, J A Chris Delaney, Susan R Heckbert, Matthew J Budoff, Greer A Burkholder, James H Willig, Michael J Mugavero, William C Mathews, Paul K Crane, Richard D Moore, Joseph J Eron, Sonia Napravnik, Peter W Hunt, Elvin Geng, Priscilla Hsue, Carla Rodriguez, Inga Peter, Greg S Barnes, Justin McReynolds, William B Lober, Kristina Crothers, Mathew Feinstein, Carl Grunfeld, Michael S Saag, Mari M Kitahata
Importance: The Second Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (MI) divides MIs into different types. Type 1 MIs result spontaneously from instability of atherosclerotic plaque, whereas type 2 MIs occur in the setting of a mismatch between oxygen demand and supply, as with severe hypotension. Type 2 MIs are uncommon in the general population, but their frequency in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals is unknown. Objectives: To characterize MIs, including type; identify causes of type 2 MIs; and compare demographic and clinical characteristics among HIV-infected individuals with type 1 vs type 2 MIs...
January 4, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051979/barriers-and-health-beliefs-related-to-weight-management-among-veterans-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus
#10
Shannon Munro, Emily Dinatale, Sarah Hartley, Monica St Jacques, Kris Ann Oursler
INTRODUCTION: The success of antiretroviral therapy has led to dramatic changes in causes of morbidity and mortality among U.S. Veterans with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Among the 25,000 Veterans treated for HIV, 70% are over age 50 and the rate of obesity has doubled in this population. Veterans with HIV have a 50% increased risk of myocardial infarction yet have limited presence in prevention-related programs designed to lower cardiovascular disease risk. METHODS: This mixed methods study (focus groups, Schwarzer and Renner physical activity, and nutrition self-efficacy questionnaires) was used to explore factors related to health behavior and identify barriers that overweight Veterans with HIV face in enrolling in the MOVE weight management program...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050758/effect-of-the-anti-retroviral-drugs-efavirenz-tenofovir-and-emtricitabine-on-endothelial-cell-function-role-of-parp
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Mary Faltz, Hild Bergin, Elly Pilavachi, Guy Grimwade, Jon G Mabley
Highly active anti-retroviral therapy has proved successful in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with HIV infection though it has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. To date, the direct effects of the anti-retroviral drugs Efavirenz, Tenofovir and Emtricitabine on the vasculature relaxant response have not been elucidated, which impaired may predispose individuals to cardiovascular disease. Increased cellular oxidative stress and overactivation of the DNA repair enzyme poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) have been identified as central mediators of vascular dysfunction...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019192/lipid-lowering-effect-and-changes-in-estimated-cardiovascular-risk-after-switching-to-a-tenofovir-containing-regimen-for-the-treatment-of-hiv-infected-patients
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Roberta Gagliardini, Massimiliano Fabbiani, Manuela Colafigli, Alessandro D'Avino, Annalisa Mondi, Alberto Borghetti, Silvia Lamonica, Roberto Cauda, Andrea De Luca, Simona Di Giambenedetto
Tenofovir could have a direct lipid-lowering effect. The aim of our retrospective study was to investigate changes in cardiovascular risk after switching from a tenofovir-sparing to a tenofovir-containing backbone. Lipid parameters and cardiovascular risk [calculated using 10-years Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and 5-years DAD Risk Score (DRS)] were analysed at baseline and after three months. 273 patients were enrolled. After switching, significant decreases in total cholesterol (TC) (-8.2mg/dl, p < 0.001), LDL (-8...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011249/lack-of-effects-of-statins-on-high-density-lipoprotein-subfractions-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-receiving-protease-inhibitors
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Randa Bittar, Élisabeth Aslangul, Philippe Giral, Lambert Assoumou, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Olga Kalmykova, Marie-Christine Federspiel, Corinne Cherfils, Dominique Costagliola, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of 45 days of rosuvastatin or pravastatin treatment on the distribution of HDL subfractions in HIV-1-infected individuals receiving boosted protease inhibitors (PIs) with cardiovascular risk. METHODS: The distribution of HDL subclasses by gradient gel electrophoresis was blindly assessed in 74 HIV-1-infected individuals receiving boosted PIs at baseline and at day 45 of statin treatment, and compared with the distribution obtained in 63 healthy normolipidemic individuals taken as controls...
December 20, 2016: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005710/time-trend-in-hypertension-prevalence-awareness-treatment-and-control-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-hiv-infected-patients-the-hiv-and-hypertension-study
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Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Elena Ricci, Paolo Maggi, Giustino Parruti, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Giancarlo Orofino, Giordano Madeddu, Canio Martinelli, Barbara Menzaghi, Lucia Taramasso, Paolo Bonfanti, Giacomo Pucci, Giuseppe Schillaci
BACKGROUND: Hypertension control is often inadequate in HIV patients. In a contemporary, nationwide cohort of Italian HIV-infected adults, we assessed time trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control. We also evaluated predictors of cardiovascular events and of new-onset hypertension. METHODS: Multicenter prospective cohort study, sampling 961 consecutive HIV patients (71% men, mean age 46 ± 9 years, 30% hypertensive) examined in 2010-2014 and after a median follow-up of 3...
February 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002550/assessing-and-refining-myocardial-infarction-risk-estimation-among-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-study-by-the-centers-for-aids-research-network-of-integrated-clinical-systems
#15
Matthew J Feinstein, Robin M Nance, Daniel R Drozd, Hongyan Ning, Joseph A Delaney, Susan R Heckbert, Matthew J Budoff, William C Mathews, Mari M Kitahata, Michael S Saag, Joseph J Eron, Richard D Moore, Chad J Achenbach, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Heidi M Crane
Importance: Persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that is treated with antiretroviral therapy have improved longevity but face an elevated risk of myocardial infarction (MI) due to common MI risk factors and HIV-specific factors. Despite these elevated MI rates, optimal methods to predict MI risks for HIV-infected persons remain unclear. Objective: To determine the extent to which existing and de novo estimation tools predict MI in a multicenter HIV cohort with rigorous MI adjudication...
December 21, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998918/role-of-t-cell-dysfunction-inflammation-and-coagulation-in-microvascular-disease-in-hiv
#16
Arjun Sinha, Yifei Ma, Rebecca Scherzer, Sophia Hur, Danny Li, Peter Ganz, Steven G Deeks, Priscilla Y Hsue
BACKGROUND: Compared to uninfected adults, HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Given the increase in T-cell dysfunction, inflammation, and coagulation in HIV infection, microvascular dysfunction is thought to contribute to this excess cardiovascular risk. However, the relationships between these variables remain undefined. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a cross-sectional study of 358 HIV-infected adults from the SCOPE cohort...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993382/syphilis
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REVIEW
Edward W Hook
Syphilis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by Treponema pallidum that is endemic in low-income countries and and occurs at lower rates in middle-income and high-income countries. The disease is of both individual and public health importance and, in addition to its direct morbidity, increases risk of HIV infection and can cause lifelong morbidity in children born to infected mothers. Without treatment the disease can progress over years through a series of clinical stages and lead to irreversible neurological or cardiovascular complications...
December 16, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981440/visceral-fat-is-associated-with-brain-structure-independent-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-status
#18
Jordan E Lake, Mikhail Popov, Wendy S Post, Frank J Palella, Ned Sacktor, Eric N Miller, Todd T Brown, James T Becker
The combined effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), obesity, and elevated visceral adipose tissue (VAT) on brain structure are unknown. In a cross-sectional analysis of Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) participants, we determined associations between HIV serostatus, adiposity, and brain structure. Men (133 HIV+, 84 HIV-) in the MACS Cardiovascular 2 and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sub-studies with CT-quantified VAT and whole brain MRI measured within 1 year were assessed. Voxel-based morphometry analyzed brain volumes...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956833/inflammation-modulating-cytokine-profile-and-lipid-interaction-in-hiv-related-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-diseases
#19
Elizabeth Gori, Takafira Mduluza, Mudavanhu Nyagura, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Zvenyika Alfred Gomo
HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are associated with changes in plasma levels of lipoproteins, thus posing the risk of cardiovascular complications in infected individuals. The alteration in plasma lipoprotein levels results from dysregulation of inflammation-modulating cytokines that control lipid metabolism. Little is understood regarding the relationship between the cytokines and serum lipid levels, which have been reported to be altered in adults receiving ART. The objective of this study was to describe the profiles of inflammation-modulating cytokines and their relationship to lipids as cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in HIV infection...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956792/fatty-liver-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease-evidence-from-three-different-disease-models-nafld-hcv-and-hiv
#20
REVIEW
Amedeo Lonardo, Stefano Ballestri, Giovanni Guaraldi, Fabio Nascimbeni, Dante Romagnoli, Stefano Zona, Giovanni Targher
Fatty liver, which frequently coexists with necro-inflammatory and fibrotic changes, may occur in the setting of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and chronic infections due to either hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These three pathologic conditions are associated with an increased prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). In this multidisciplinary clinical review, we aim to discuss the ever-expanding wealth of clinical and epidemiological evidence supporting a key role of fatty liver in the development of T2D and CVD in patients with NAFLD and in those with HCV or HIV infections...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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