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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092646/ex-vivo-nonviral-gene-delivery-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-to-attenuate-cancer-induced-pain
#1
Seiichi Yamano, Chi T Viet, Dongmin Dang, Jisen Dai, Shigeru Hanatani, Tadahiro Takayama, Hironori Kasai, Kentaro Imamura, Ron Campbell, Yi Ye, John C Dolan, William Myung Kwon, Stefan D Schneider, Brian L Schmidt
Virus-mediated gene delivery shows promise for the treatment of chronic pain. However, viral vectors have cytotoxicity. To avoid toxicities and limitations of virus-mediated gene delivery, we developed a novel nonviral hybrid vector: HIV-1 Tat peptide sequence modified with histidine and cysteine residues combined with a cationic lipid. The vector has high transfection efficiency with little cytotoxicity in cancer cell lines including HSC-3 (human tongue squamous cell carcinoma) and exhibits differential expression in HSC-3 (∼45-fold) relative to HGF-1 (human gingival fibroblasts) cells...
February 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065732/a317491-relieved-hiv-gp120-associated-neuropathic-pain-involved-in-p2x3-receptor-in-dorsal-root-ganglia
#2
Zhihua Yi, Shenqiang Rao, Shuai Ouyang, Yi Bai, Jinpu Yang, Yucheng Ma, Xinyao Han, Bing Wu, Lifang Zou, Tianyu Jia, Shanhong Zhao, Xiaju Hu, Qiongqiong Lei, Yun Gao, Shuangmei Liu, Hong Xu, Chunping Zhang, Shangdong Liang, Guilin Li
Glycoprotein 120 (gp120) is an HIV envelope glycoprotein. Gp120 can directly stimulate the primary sensory afferent neurons and cause hyperalgesia. The P2X3 receptor in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) is involved in the transmission of pain. In this study, we aimed to explore the role of the P2X3 receptor in gp120-induced neuropathic pain. Our data showed that mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia in rats treated with gp120 were increased compared to those in the control group. The expression levels of the P2X3 mRNA and protein in rats treated with gp120 were higher than those in the control group...
January 5, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064511/level-of-pain-and-quality-of-life-of-people-living-with-hiv-aids-pain-and-quality-of-life-in-hiv-aids
#3
Joelma Gomes da Silva, Dimas Anaximandro da Rocha Morgan, Flávia Cavalcante Monteiro Melo, Isis Kelly Dos Santos, Kesley Pablo Morais de Azevedo, Humberto Jefferson de Medeiros, Maria Irany Knackfuss
The aim of this descriptive study was to correlate the level of pain with the quality of life in 261 people living with HIV/AIDS. Mild pain/no pain was reported by 47.5% of subjects, 24.1% reported moderate pain, and 28.4% reported severe pain; pain levels were correlated with gender (p = 0.02), health status (p < 0.001), perception (p < 0.001), and stage of infection (p = 0.005). Being female represented a risk factor for moderate (p < 0.001) and intense pain (p = 0.004). Poor health represented a risk for moderate (p < 0...
January 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062876/-colon-and-rectum-histoplasmosis-in-a-patient-from-peru
#4
Christian Alcántara Figueroa, Víctor Sánchez Cerna
We report a case of a male patient of 52 years old with a 3 months history of pushing, tenesmus, hematochezia, pain while defecating, lost of 18 kg of weight, fever, fecaloid and purulent discharge through an perianal hole. During the colonoscopy procedure, we found many ulcers in the ascending, transverse and descending colon.We also found an elevated lesion of about 5 cm in the rectum. We used hematoxylin - eosin and Gomori-Grocott stain in the biopsies and identified many microorganisms inside macrophages which were compatible with histoplasmosis...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061885/diagnostic-yield-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-patients-booked-for-endoscopy-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-lusaka
#5
Gershom Chongwe, Charles Michelo, Paul Kelly
BACKGROUND: The intestinal carriage of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is associated with disease, especially in severely immunocompromised individuals. These organisms, although often considered contaminants, have been known to cause various types of illnesses. We aimed to determine the prevalence of and associated factors for NTM among patients booked for colonoscopy at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka. METHODS: We randomly recruited 97 patients attending routine endoscopy procedures between November 2012 and October 2013 and after consent, administered a structured questionnaire...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035700/cutaneous-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-cellulitis-in-a-hiv-positive-patient-without-lymphopenia
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Neeta Malviya, Yevgeniya Byekova, Travis Vandergriff, Melissa Mauskar
We present the case of a 28-year-old male with a history of HIV with a 1-month history of a steadily enlarging, firm painful lesion on the right posterior shoulder. The patient was initially treated for cellulitis given his clinical picture. Histopathologic examination revealed an angiocentric and dermal proliferation of markedly atypical lymphoid cells with numerous mitoses and apoptotic bodies along with broad zones of necrosis. Biopsy revealed the presentation to be consistent with NK/T-cell lymphoma. The cutaneous lesions from NK/T-cell lymphoma can often be initially mistaken for cellulitis, therefore this malignancy should be included on the differential in a patient HIV/AIDS...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025475/-a-case-of-tenofovir-associated-fanconi-syndrome-in-patient-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#7
Dongwoo Kim, Jongjin Lee, Dae Ha Kim, Kyuho Kang, Sang Jun Suh, Young Kul Jung, Hyung Joon Yim
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is one of the most widely used treatment options for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HBV infections. Despite its efficacy and safety, some cases of nephrotoxicity have been reported in the treatment of HIV patients. Even more recently, very few cases of Fanconi syndrome associated with tenofovir therapy in HBV monoinfection have been reported. Herein, we report a case of a 47-year-old male with an HBV monoinfection, who developed Fanconi syndrome and a secondary osteomalacia with multiple bone pain...
December 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013196/assessment-and-management-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-patients-living-with-hiv
#8
REVIEW
Karen Walker-Bone, Erin Doherty, Kaushik Sanyal, Duncan Churchill
HIV is a global pandemic. However, anti-retroviral therapy has transformed the prognosis and, providing compliance is good, a normal life expectancy can be anticipated. This has led to increasing numbers of people with chronic prevalent, treated infection living to older ages. Musculoskeletal pain is commonly reported by HIV patients and, with resumption of near-normal immune function, HIV-infected patients develop inflammatory rheumatic diseases that require assessment and management in rheumatology clinics...
December 24, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011973/pulmonary-and-vertebral-mycobacterium-avium-disease-in-a-hiv-negative-71-year-old-man-a-case-report
#9
Mihailo I Stjepanovic, Dragica P Pesut, Aleksandar R Lesic, Ruza S Stevic
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) caused pulmonary disease is on increase worldwide, especially in countries with decreasing time trend of tuberculosis incidence. NTM skeletal affection is rare. Mycobacterium avium related disease, with still unclear clinical and radiologic features, is in current focus of both clinicians and researchers. An exhausted severely ill 71-year-old man was admitted on emergency due to cough, dyspnea and lumbar back pain to be diagnosed with terminal phase M. avium disease. Three sputum smears were positive for acid fast bacilli and M...
1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005560/capsaicin-8-patch-repeat-treatment-in-non-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-52-week-open-label-single-arm-safety-study
#10
Rafael Gálvez, Marie-Louise Navez, Graeme Moyle, Christian Maihöfner, Malcolm Stoker, Etienne Ernault, Turo J Nurmikko, Nadine Attal
OBJECTIVES: To investigate long-term safety and tolerability of capsaicin 8% patch repeat treatment in non-diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (NP). METHODS: Prospective, open-label, observational study in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia, post-traumatic or post-surgical nerve injury, HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy, or other peripheral NP, and average daily pain score ≥4, received ≤6 capsaicin 8% patch treatments over 52 weeks according to clinical need (retreatment at 9-12 wk intervals)...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001138/stakeholders-views-on-barriers-to-research-on-controversial-controlled-substances
#11
Evelyn Rhodes, Michael Andreae, Tyler Bourgiose, Debbie Indyk, Rosamond Rhodes, Henry Sacks
Many diseases and disease symptoms still lack effective treatment. At the same time, certain controversial Schedule I drugs, such as heroin and cannabis, have been reputed to have considerable therapeutic potential for addressing significant medical problems. Yet, there is a paucity of U.S. clinical studies on the therapeutic uses of controlled drugs. For example, people living with HIV/AIDS experience a variety of disease- and medication-related symptoms. Their chronic pain is intense, frequent, and difficult to treat...
2016: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986201/health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-hiv-aids-in-bogot%C3%A3-colombia
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Mussa Keaei, Julien Kuhlmann, Rafael Conde, Silvia M A A Evers, Javier Gonzalez, Mark Govers, Mickael Hiligsmann
BACKGROUND: There has rarely been any reporting on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with HIV/AIDS in developing countries. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the health utilities of people with HIV/AIDS in Bogotá, Columbia. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted for 181 patients receiving antiretroviral therapy from an outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic in Bogotá. The five-level version of the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L) and the EuroQol visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS) were used to estimate HRQOL scores...
December 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974095/occlusive-vasculopathy-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-associated-vasculitis-unusual-clinical-and-imaging-course
#13
Enric Ripoll, Sergio Prieto-González, Olga Balagué, Javier Marco-Hernández, Josep M Miró, Anna Darnell, Maria C Cid, José Hernández-Rodríguez
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated vasculitis is a rare secondary systemic vasculitis involving medium and small arteries. We report a 42-year-old man with uncontrolled HIV infection presenting with long-lasting abdominal pain. An abdominal CT angiography revealed multiple microaneurysms and stenoses in intrarenal arteries, with involvement of mesenteric and hepatic arteries. HIV-associated vasculitis was diagnosed and glucocorticoids and raltegravir-based antiretroviral therapy were administered with good initial clinical and virological response...
December 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966518/impact-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-in-the-development-and-remission-of-oral-plasmablastic-lymphoma
#14
Vivian Petersen Wagner, Lisley Ortiz, Helena Pereira Rodrigues da Silva, Luise Meurer, João Julio da Cunha Filho, Marco Antonio Trevizani Martins, Manoela Domingues Martins
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) represents a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in this tumor is poorly known due to its small incidence. This study reports a case of a 33-year-old HIV-positive woman who was referred to the Stomatology Department complaining about a painful gingival growth and cervical nodule both with 20 days of evolution. The lesions appeared 7 months after the patient stopped HAART...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960229/automated-telephone-communication-systems-for-preventive-healthcare-and-management-of-long-term-conditions
#15
REVIEW
Pawel Posadzki, Nikolaos Mastellos, Rebecca Ryan, Laura H Gunn, Lambert M Felix, Yannis Pappas, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Steven A Julious, Liming Xiang, Brian Oldenburg, Josip Car
BACKGROUND: Automated telephone communication systems (ATCS) can deliver voice messages and collect health-related information from patients using either their telephone's touch-tone keypad or voice recognition software. ATCS can supplement or replace telephone contact between health professionals and patients. There are four different types of ATCS: unidirectional (one-way, non-interactive voice communication), interactive voice response (IVR) systems, ATCS with additional functions such as access to an expert to request advice (ATCS Plus) and multimodal ATCS, where the calls are delivered as part of a multicomponent intervention...
14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957358/bortezomib-ifosfamide-carboplatin-and-etoposide-in-a-patient-with-hiv-negative-relapsed-plasmablastic-lymphoma
#16
Mehmet Akce, Elaine Chang, Mohammad Haeri, Mike Perez, Christie J Finch, Mark M Udden, Martha P Mims
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare subtype of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), often associated with HIV infection. We present a case of a 53-year-old HIV-negative man with untreated hepatitis C viral infection who presented with abdominal pain and lymphadenopathy. Lymph node and bone marrow biopsies were consistent with plasmablastic lymphoma. He had partial response (PR) to 6 cycles of EPOCH but disease progressed seven weeks later. Repeat biopsy was consistent with plasmablastic lymphoma. Three cycles of bortezomib, ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide (B-ICE) chemotherapy resulted in a partial response (PR)...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939443/anxiety-symptoms-and-disorders-among-adults-living-with-hiv-and-aids-a-critical-review-and-integrative-synthesis-of-the-empirical-literature
#17
REVIEW
Charles Brandt, Michael J Zvolensky, Steven P Woods, Adam Gonzalez, Steven A Safren, Conall M O'Cleirigh
There are over 35 million people worldwide infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and its progression to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS; WHO, 2014). With the advent of combined antiretroviral therapy (i.e., cART) in 1996, persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) now have much longer life expectancies. However, living with HIV remains challenging, as it is associated with a number of significant and recurrent (chronic) stressors including physical pain, side effects of cART, social stigma, and discrimination, among other social stressors...
February 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913795/prevalence-of-sti-symptoms-and-high-levels-of-stigma-in-sti-healthcare-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-respondent-driven-sampling-study
#18
Michael W Ross, Markus Larsson, Joyce E Nyoni, Anette Agardh
Symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), whether they are presented for treatment or diagnosis, and how they are received by the clinician where they are presented, may be concomitants of stigma associated with homosexuality in homophobic climates. We analyzed respondent-driven sampling data from a study on 200 young men who have sex with men (MSM) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to examine sample prevalence, treatment and clinician response to 10 symptoms potentially associated with STIs. Survey measures included 10 self-reported STI symptoms, further specified according to location (genital, anal, oral), further specified according to place of diagnosis, place of, treatment whether there was pharmacy treatment or self-medication, healthcare worker (HCW) inquiries about source of infection and whether the HCW was polite...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906015/validation-of-a-self-reported-hiv-symptoms-list-the-iss-hiv-symptoms-scale
#19
Raffaella Bucciardini, Katherina Pugliese, Daniela Francisci, Andrea Costantini, Elisabetta Schiaroli, Miriam Cognigni, Chiara Tontini, Stefano Lucattini, Luca Fucili, Massimiliano Di Gregorio, Marco Mirra, Vincenzo Fragola, Sara Pompili, Rita Murri, Stefano Vella
BACKGROUND: To describe the development and the psychometric properties of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità-HIV symptoms scale (lSS-HIV symptoms scale). METHODS: The ISS-HIV symptom scale was developed by an Italian working team including researchers, physicians and people living with HIV. The development process went through the following steps: (1) review of HIV/AIDS literature; (2) focus group; (3) pre-test analysis; (4) scale validation. RESULTS: The 22 symptoms of HIV-ISS symptoms scale were clustered in five factors: pain/general discomfort (7 items); depression/anxiety (4 items); emotional reaction/psychological distress (5 items); gastrointestinal discomfort (4 items); sexual discomfort (2 items)...
April 9, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836795/ultrasound%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-patients%C3%A2-in-a-high-hiv-tb-prevalence-setting-a%C3%A2-needs-assessment-and-review-of-focused-applications-for-sub-saharan-africa
#20
REVIEW
Tom Heller, Eric A Mtemang'ombe, Michaëla A M Huson, Charlotte C Heuvelings, Sabine Bélard, Saskia Janssen, Sam Phiri, Martin P Grobusch
Ultrasound is increasingly used in point-of-care applications and has great potential to support the diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially in resource-limited settings. We performed a cross-sectional study including 100 Malawian patients with a clinical indication for ultrasound and reviewed the literature on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in Sub-Saharan Africa to establish its applicability, most frequent indications, findings, and implications for treatment, and therefore relevance in POCUS curricula, with a main focus on infectious diseases...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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