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Wenfang Xu, Jie Li, Yong Wu, Jiankang Zhou, Jianping Zhong, Qiuqiong Lv, Hui Shao, Heping Rao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cluster of differentiation (CD)127 expression in T cells of patients with HIV-1 and the relationship of CD127 expression with disease progression. METHODS: We divided 139 patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) who had undergone highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) into 3 groups: patients with poor recovery (CD4(+)T < 350/µL, patients with general recovery (CD4(+)T =  350 - ∼600/µL) and patients with good recovery (CD4(+)T > 600/µL)...
October 19, 2016: Laboratory Medicine
Xuesong Han, Ahmedin Jemal, Erin Hulland, Edgar P Simard, Loretta Nastoupil, Elizabeth M Ward, Christopher R Flowers
BACKGROUND: Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has extended the life expectancy of HIV/AIDS patients to approach that of the general population. However, it remains unclear whether HIV infection affects the survival of lymphoma patients in the HAART era. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), Burkitt lymphoma (BL), peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) or follicular lymphoma (FL) during 2004-2011 were identified from the National Cancer Database...
October 18, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Imane El Dika, James J Harding, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is becoming an important cause of mortality in patients with HIV, attributed to coinfection with hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, and the longer survival advantage these patients are achieving after introducing the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) regimens. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to hepatitis infection, immunosuppression secondary to HIV infection, direct impact of the virus on liver parenchyma, and the use of hepatotoxic antiretroviral drugs, all contribute to HCC pathogenesis...
October 15, 2016: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
Michael Clayton May, Paul Nielsen Andrews, Shadi Daher, Uday Nitin Reebye
BACKGROUND: Oral health care of patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a growing area of concern, taking into consideration the increased life expectancy of patients resulting from antiretroviral therapy. There is insufficient literature regarding the impact of dental implants in AIDS patients. This study investigated the long-term clinical outcome of implant placement in patients diagnosed with AIDS. METHODS: This monocentric study included AIDS patients with CD4 <200 cells/μL, age 18 years or older, and a minimum of one edentulous space requiring implant...
December 2016: Int J Implant Dent
M L Mzingwane, C T Tiemessen, K L Richter, S H Mayaphi, G Hunt, S M Bowyer
BACKGROUND: Although the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV positive individuals has proved to be effective in suppressing the virus to below detection limits of commonly used assays, virological failure associated with drug resistance is still a major challenge in some settings. The prevalence and effect of pre-treatment resistance associated variants on virological outcomes may also be underestimated because of reliance on conventional population sequencing data which excludes minority species...
October 12, 2016: Virology Journal
J Shashibhushan, Mahesh Menon
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Karen C Carroll, La'tonzia L Adams
This review will focus on the infectious etiologies and more common noninfectious causes of lower respiratory tract syndromes among major immunosuppressed populations. The changing epidemiology of infections in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the case of HIV-positive patients and the impacts of both newer immune-suppressant therapies and anti-infective prophylaxis for other immunocompromised hosts will be discussed, with emphasis on diagnostic approaches and practice algorithms.
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Gadavalli Vera Venkata Satyakiran, Radhika Manoj Bavle, Glory Alexander, Saritha Rao, Reshma Venugopal, Sreelatha S Hosthor
INTRODUCTION: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection gradually destroys the body's immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight infections. HIV infection causes a quantitative and qualitative depletion of CD4 lymphocyte count, which increases the risk of opportunistic infections. Thus, CD4 count is one of the key factors in determining both the urgency of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) initiation and the need of prophylaxis for opportunistic infections...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Maged Omar Al-Ammari, Samar Assem Badreddine, Hani Almoallim
A 30-year-old male patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) presented with clinical picture suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was commenced on antituberculosis therapy (ATT) with signs of improvement. Then he developed cervical lymph node abscess which was drained. Steroid was started for presumed paradoxical response to ATT which results in clinical regression. The culture result revealed Mycobacterium riyadhense. This report addresses the rarity of this bacteria in medical literature...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Noella Maria Delia Pereira, Ira Shah, Shilpa Kulkarni
Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia (OMA) syndrome typically presents with chaotic eye movements and myoclonus with some patients exhibiting ataxia and behavioural disturbances. The pathogenesis may be inflammatory with an infectious or paraneoplastic trigger. We present a 13-year-old HIV-infected girl who was initially started on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in March 2013 with a CD4 count of 79 cells/cumm. Initially, the patient did not comply with treatment, resulting in a CD4+ count of 77 cells/mm(3) in November 2015 and prompting a new HAART scheme comprising lamivudine, tenofovir and ritonavir-boosted atazanavir...
October 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Carolina Dagli-Hernandez, Rosa Camila Lucchetta, Tales Rubens de Nadai, José Carlos Fernandez Galduróz, Patricia de Carvalho Mastroianni
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate which indirect method for assessing adherence best reflects highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) effectiveness and the factors related to adherence. METHOD: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was performed in 2012 at a reference center of the state of São Paulo. Self-report (simplified medication adherence questionnaire [SMAQ]) and drug refill parameters were compared to the viral load (clinical parameter of the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy [EP]) to evaluate the EP...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
Sook-Kyung Lee, Shuntai Zhou, Pedro L Baldoni, Ean Spielvogel, Nancie M Archin, Michael G Hudgens, David M Margolis, Ronald Swanstrom
BACKGROUND: In this study, we measured the latent HIV-1 reservoir harboring replication-competent HIV-1 in resting CD4+ T cells in participants on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), quantitating the frequency of latent infection through the use of a Primer ID-based Ultra Deep Sequencing Assay (UDSA), in comparison to the readout of the quantitative viral outgrowth assay (QVOA). METHODS: Viral RNA derived from culture wells of QVOA that scored as HIV-1 p24 capsid (CA) antigen-positive were tagged with a specific barcode during cDNA synthesis, and the sequences within the V1-V3 region of the HIV-1 env gene were analyzed for diversity using the Primer ID-based paired-end MiSeq platform...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Pasquale Pagliano, Tiziana Ascione, Maria Aurora Carleo, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro, Fabio Tortora
Incidence of brain infections in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients is reduced after the availability of current high active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) is an infrequent cause of encephalitis in HIV patients despite it is frequently involved in sexual transmitted infections. Here, we report a case of HSV-2 encephalitis occurring in a patient without full suppression of HIV replication within the brain. A 38 year-old HIV infected man was admitted to our department because of recurrent generalized seizure and fever during the previous 24 hours...
September 1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
Shuang-Xi Gu, Ping Xue, Xiu-Lian Ju, Yuan-Yuan Zhu
Reverse transcriptase (RT) and integrase (IN) are two indispensable enzymes in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication. RT is responsible for the transformation of the single-stranded RNA viral genome into double-stranded DNA, and IN catalyzes the integration of viral DNA into the host DNA. Although highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) combining nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs/NtRTIs) with nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) or protease inhibitors (PIs) could suppress successfully HIV viral load and reduce evidently the mortality of HIV infected people, it involves the difficulty of perfect adherence, and other drawbacks such as viral rebound, toxicities and multi-drug resistances...
November 1, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Wang Jufeng, X U Lijun, Huang Ying, Xie Yirui, Sun Jia, S U Junwei, Zhu Biao
Objective: To evaluate the influence of long-term highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on bone metabolism in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Methods: A total of 82 AIDS patients who received HAART in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Medical School during January 2012 and May 2016 were enrolled in the study. Patients were divided into TDF group (n=41) and AZT group (n=41), and glomerular filtration rate (GFR), serum calcium, serum phosphate and serum ALP levels in 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30-month during the treatment were analyzed in both groups...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
Raymond A Tetteh, Edmund T Nartey, Margaret Lartey, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse, Hubert G M Leufkens, Barbara A Yankey, Alexander N O Dodoo
INTRODUCTION: Patients initiated on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) generally remain on medication indefinitely. A modification in the HAART regimen may become necessary because of possible acute or chronic toxicities, concomitant clinical conditions, development of virological failure or the advent of adverse drug events. The study documents adverse drug events of HIV-positive Ghanaian patients with HAART modifications. It also investigates the association between documented adverse drug events and HAART modification using an unmatched case-control study design...
November 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Sebastiano Gili, Massimo Mancone, Flavia Ballocca, Walter Grosso Marra, Andrea Calcagno, Gabriella D'Ettorre, Margherita Cannillo, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Giancarlo Orofino, Laura Marruncheddu, Enrica Lonni, Alessandra Cinque, Francesco Vullo, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Ilaria Vilardi, Gennaro Sardella, Vincenzo Vullo, Claudio Moretti, Francesco Fedele, Stefano Bonora, Fiorenzo Gaita
AIMS: HIV and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may affect cardiac conduction, and a higher incidence of sudden death has been recognized in HIV-positive patients. Nevertheless, predictors of prolonged corrected QT interval (cQT) have been poorly described. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence and predictors of long cQT in a cohort of HIV-positive patients. METHODS: Consecutive HIV-positive patients followed in a primary prevention clinic at two Italian institutions were retrospectively enrolled...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Oliver T Stirrup, Abdel G Babiker, Andrew J Copas
BACKGROUND: There has been some debate in the literature as to whether baseline values of a measurement of interest at treatment initiation should be treated as an outcome variable as part of a model for longitudinal change or instead used as a predictive variable with respect to the response to treatment. We develop a new approach that involves a combined statistical model for all pre- and post-treatment observations of the biomarker of interest, in which the characteristics of response to treatment are treated as a function of the 'true' value of the biomarker at treatment initiation...
2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
M E Peacock, R M Arce, C W Cutler
The list of immunodeficiency diseases grows each year as novel disorders are discovered, classified, and sometimes reclassified due to our ever-increasing knowledge of immune system function. Although the number of patients with secondary immunodeficiencies (SIDs) greatly exceeds those with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), the prevalence of both appears to be on the rise probably because of scientific breakthroughs that facilitate earlier and more accurate diagnosis. Primary immunodeficiencies in adults are not as rare as once thought...
September 15, 2016: Oral Diseases
Olga Tsachouridou, Lemonia Skoura, Eirini Christaki, Panagiotis Kollaras, Eleni Sidiropoulou, Pantelis Zebekakis, Efstratios Vakirlis, Apostolia Margariti, Symeon Metallidis
INTRODUCTION: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major public health issue in Europe. Numerous outbreaks of syphilis have been described recently and an increased prevalence of high-risk sexual practices has raised concern about the transmission of HIV and other STDs. Similarly, an increase in sexually transmitted infections has been recorded in Northern Greece. METHODS: This report describes a recent outbreak of syphilis in people living with HIV. The demographic, clinical, and serologic data of HIV patients diagnosed with syphilis were recorded and analyzed...
September 2016: Germs
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