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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081230/characteristics-of-hiv-infected-children-at-enrollment-into-care-and-at-antiretroviral-therapy-initiation-in-central-africa
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Adebola Adedimeji, Andrew Edmonds, Donald Hoover, Qiuhu Shi, Jean d'Amour Sinayobye, Martin Nduwimana, Patricia Lelo, Denis Nash, Kathryn Anastos, Marcel Yotebieng
BACKGROUND: Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) regularly updating guidelines to recommend earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in children, timely enrollment into care and initiation of ART in sub-Saharan Africa in children lags behind that of adults. The impact of implementing increasingly less restrictive ART guidelines on ART initiation in Central Africa has not been described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data are from the Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) pediatric cohort of 3,426 children (0-15 years) entering HIV care at 15 sites in Burundi, DRC, and Rwanda...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079519/trends-in-antimicrobial-susceptibility-for-azithromycin-and-ceftriaxone-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands-between-2012-and-2015
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Carolien M Wind, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Alje P van Dam, Henry Jc de Vries, Jannie J van der Helm
Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to azithromycin and ceftriaxone has been increasing in the past years. This is of concern since the combination of these antimicrobials is recommended as the first-line treatment option in most guidelines. To analyse trends in antimicrobial resistance, we retrospectively selected all consultations with a positive N. gonorrhoeae culture at the sexually transmitted infection clinic, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from January 2012 through September 2015. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for azithromycin and ceftriaxone were analysed per year, and determinants associated with decreased susceptibility to azithromycin (MIC > 0...
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079487/adopting-universal-testing-for-hiv-in-intensive-care-for-patients-admitted-with-severe-pneumonia-results-from-our-change-in-practice
#3
Rory Sharvill, Arnold Fernandes, Kate Allen, Jeremy Astin
Early identification of HIV infection is of obvious benefit to patients' health, yet many remain unaware of their diagnosis, with detrimental consequences. Current guidelines suggest patients with pneumonia are offered an HIV test. Early diagnosis of HIV infection in critically ill patients within intensive care is vital in reducing mortality and morbidity. In 2015, we established automated HIV testing for patients with pneumonia admitted to our intensive care unit. Prior to our change in practice, our HIV testing rate in patients with pneumonia was 29% within two weeks of admission...
January 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076526/perception-of-pre-and-post-hiv-test-counseling-among-patients-diagnosed-with-aids-in-adolescence-hiv-test-counseling-for-adolescents
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Stella Regina Taquette, Adriana de Oliveira Rodrigues, Lívia Rocha Bortolotti
Pre- and post-HIV test counseling has singular importance in adolescence, since it is a phase of great changes, and AIDS is an incurable chronic disease. In order to comprehend the perception of young people with AIDS diagnosed in adolescence regarding the counseling received upon testing, we conducted 39 in-depth interviews, with 23 in female patients and 16 male patients, and then analyzed the data with extensive reading, categorization and interpretation on a comprehensive basis. The results revealed that less than one third received pre-test counseling (30...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074214/-buschke-lowenstein-tumors
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REVIEW
M Sporkert, A Rübben
BACKGROUND: A giant condyloma acuminatum which shows destructive growth but lacking invasion is designated as a Buschke-Lowenstein tumor (BLT). OBJECTIVES: Classification of the BLT and therapeutic guidelines are provided. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A MEDLINE literature search from 2006-2016 was performed. RESULTS: Induction through low-risk mucosotropic human papillomavirus (HPV) infection separates BLT from verrucous carcinoma...
January 10, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
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
#6
Paolo Maggi, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Stefania Cicalini, Maurizio D'Abbraccio, Gabriella Dettorre, 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...
January 10, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064288/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-on-standard-precautions-for-prevention-of-hiv-infection-among-clinical-year-medical-students
#7
H P Chee, Y C Ong
BACKGROUND: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can be transmitted through blood, vaginal secretion, infected semen, breast milk as well as blood containing saliva, vomitus and urine. Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk of HIV infection; and standard precautions is a guideline to be followed by HCWs to prevent it. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitude and practice on standard precautions for prevention of HIV infection; and its associated factors...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063074/prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-and-paediatric-hiv-care-and-treatment-monitoring-from-measuring-process-to-impact-and-elimination-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv
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Priscilla Idele, Chika Hayashi, Tyler Porth, Awandha Mamahit, Mary Mahy
Progress towards achievement of global targets for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and paediatric HIV care and treatment is an integral part of global and national HIV and AIDS responses. This paper documents the development of the global and national monitoring and reporting systems for PMTCT and paediatric HIV care and treatment programmes, achievements and remaining challenges. A review of the development of the monitoring and reporting process since 2002-2016 was conducted using existing published literature and taking into account changes in WHO HIV treatment guidelines, global HIV goals and targets, programmatic and methodological developments, and increased need for interagency partnerships, coordination and harmonization of global monitoring and reporting mechanisms...
January 6, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061753/treatment-efficacy-of-azithromycin-1%C3%A2-g-single-dose-versus-doxycycline-100%C3%A2-mg-twice-daily-for-7%C3%A2-days-for-the-treatment-of-rectal-chlamydia-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Andrew Lau, Fabian Kong, Christopher K Fairley, Basil Donovan, Marcus Chen, Catriona Bradshaw, Mark Boyd, Janaki Amin, Peter Timms, Sepehr Tabrizi, David G Regan, David A Lewis, Anna McNulty, Jane S Hocking
BACKGROUND: Rectal infection with Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmissible infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) with diagnosis rates continuing to rise. Current treatment guidelines recommend either azithromycin 1 g single dose or doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 7 days. However, there are increasing concerns about treatment failure with azithromycin. We are conducting the first randomised controlled trial (RCT) to compare treatment efficacy of azithromycin versus doxycycline for the treatment of rectal chlamydia in MSM...
January 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060014/outcomes-of-cervical-cancer-among-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-women-treated-at-the-brazilian-national-institute-of-cancer-2001-2013
#10
Mariana P Ferreira, Anna E Coghill, Claudia B Chaves, Anke Bergmann, Luiz C Thuler, Esmeralda A Soares, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Eric A Engels, Marcelo A Soares
OBJECTIVE: We assessed mortality, treatment response, and relapse among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women with cervical cancer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. DESIGN: Cohort study of 87 HIV-infected and 336 HIV-uninfected women with cervical cancer. METHODS: Patients at the Brazilian National Institute of Cancer (2001-2013) were matched on age, calendar year of diagnosis, clinical stage, and tumor histology. Staging and treatment with surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy followed international guidelines...
January 4, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059957/the-evolving-role-of-cd4-cell-counts-in-hiv-care
#11
Nathan Ford, Graeme Meintjes, Marco Vitoria, Greg Greene, Tom Chiller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The role of the CD4 cell count in the management of people living with HIV is once again changing, most notably with a shift away from using CD4 assays to decide when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART). This article reflects on the past, current and future role of CD4 cell count testing in HIV programmes, and the implications for clinicians, programme managers and diagnostics manufacturers. RECENT FINDINGS: Following the results of recent randomized trials demonstrating the clinical and public health benefits of starting ART as soon as possible after HIV diagnosis is confirmed, CD4 cell count is no longer recommended as a way to decide when to initiate ART...
January 5, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056524/venous-thromboembolism-requiring-extended-anticoagulation-among-hiv-infected-patients-in-a-rural-resource-constrained-setting-in-western-kenya
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John Kanyi, Rakhi Karwa, Sonak Dinesh Pastakia, Imran Manji, Simon Manyara, Collins Saina
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients are at an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), and minimal data are available to describe the need for extended treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of and determine predictive risk factors for extended anticoagulation of VTE in HIV-infected patients in rural, western Kenya. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at the Anticoagulation Monitoring Service affiliated with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056048/copd-in-hiv-infected-patients-cd4-cell-count-highly-correlated
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Karine Risso, Francine Guillouet-de-Salvador, Laure Valerio, Pascal Puglièse, Alissa Naqvi, Jacques Durant, Elisa Demonchy, Isabelle Perbost, Eric Cua, Charles-Hugo Marquette, Pierre-Marie Roger
BACKGROUND: COPD is a frequent and significant cause of respiratory morbidity in HIV-infected patients despite the control of HIV. We aimed to analyze the factors correlated with COPD in this population to evaluate the existence of specific indicators of vulnerability in this population. METHODS AND FINDINGS: 623 HIV-infected outpatients were enrolled during one year. This population was characterised by a dedicated questionnaire and electronic patient records. COPD screening was performed according to recommended spirometric criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054931/life-expectancy-after-initiation-of-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-in-thailand
#14
Sirinya Teeraananchai, Suchada Chaivooth, Stephen J Kerr, Sorakij Bhakeecheep, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Achara Teeraratkul, Petchsri Sirinirund, Matthew G Law, Kiat Ruxrungtham
BACKGROUND: Access to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has decreased mortality in HIV positive people. We aimed to estimate the expected additional years of life in HIV-positive Thai people after starting cART through the National AIDS Program (NAP), administered by the Thai National Health Security Office (NHSO). METHODS: The NHSO database collects characteristics of all Thai HIV-infected patients through the National AIDS Program, including linkage with the National Death Registry for vital status...
January 5, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052771/performance-based-financing-for-improving-hiv-aids-service-delivery-a-systematic-review
#15
Amitabh B Suthar, Jason M Nagata, Sabin Nsanzimana, Till Bärnighausen, Eyerusalem K Negussie, Meg C Doherty
BACKGROUND: Although domestic HIV/AIDS financing is increasing, international HIV/AIDS financing has plateaued. Providing incentives for the health system (i.e. performance-based financing [PBF]) may help countries achieve more with available resources. We systematically reviewed effects of PBF on HIV/AIDS service delivery to inform WHO guidelines. METHODS: PubMed, WHO Index Medicus, conference databases, and clinical trial registries were searched in April 2015 for randomised trials, comparative contemporaneous studies, or time-series studies...
January 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051896/optimizing-the-timing-of-hiv-screening-as-part-of-routine-medical-care
#16
Matthew R Golden, James P Hughes, Julia C Dombrowski
US federal guidelines recommend that medical providers test all adolescents and adults for HIV infection at least once before the age of 64. The wide age range included in these guidelines may limit their utility and impact. We created an arithmetic model to estimate how HIV screening at different ages would impact the total number of years of undiagnosed HIV infection in the population and the number of persons developing clinical manifestations of HIV/AIDS. Our base case model assumed that age of infection in the screened population was the same as the estimated age of infection among all persons diagnosed with HIV in the United States in 2010...
January 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043602/screening-new-tuberculosis-patients-in-mali-for-rifampicin-resistance-at-2months
#17
Bassirou Diarra, Aissata B Cissé, Ousmane Kodio, Moumine Sanogo, Bocar Baya, Antieme C G Togo, Amadou Somboro, Mohamed Tolofoudié, Boureima Degoga, Marie Laure Keita, Fatimata Diallo, Natacha Nguiakam, Gagni Coulibaly, Sidy Bane, Yeya Dit Sadio Sarro, Seydou Doumbia, Robert Leo Murphy, Souleymane Diallo, Bouke C Dejong
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The recent call for universal drug susceptibility testing (DST) for all tuberculosis (TB) patients will be difficult to meet in settings where Xpert rollout is limited, such as low prevalence of HIV and Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR) settings. As recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the success of TB treatment is measured by Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) microscopy or auramine-rhodamine fluorescent microscopy (FM) on sputum, in which conversion to negative smear at 2months (M) is an important predictor of treatment success, defined as a negative smear at 5M...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043565/drug-susceptibility-testing-of-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-avium-isolates-from-naturally-infected-domestic-pigeons-to-avian-tuberculosis
#18
Kaveh Parvandar, Mansour Mayahi, Nader Mosavari, Reza Aref Pajoohi
OBJECTIVE: Avian tuberculosis is one of the most important infections affecting most species of birds. Several mycobacterial species have been identified causing avian tuberculosis, and the organisms confirmed most frequently are Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium genavense. Any species of birds can be infected with M. avium. Generally, domesticated fowl or captive wild birds are affected more frequently than those living in the wild. M. avium can not only infect all species of birds, but can also infect some domesticated mammals to cause disease, usually with localized lesion...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043530/rapid-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-in-sputum-samples-using-pure-tb-lamp-assay
#19
K N'guessan, K Horo, I Coulibaly, J Adegbele, N Kouame-Adjei, H Seck-Angu, A Guei, J Kouakou, M Dosso
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Lack of rapid and accurate diagnostic testing is a critical obstacle to global tuberculosis (TB) control. Sensitivity of sputum smear microscopy (SSM) is not optimal; however, it remains the most prevalent tool for TB confirmation in poor countries. As a part of passive case finding of TB detection, this study was conducted to determine the clinical performance of PURE TB-LAMP assay using liquid culture medium as the gold standard. METHODS: Centre Antituberculeux de Yopougon is one of the 17 intermediate Tuberculosis centers in Côte d'Ivoire...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043526/hiv-and-tuberculosis-trends-and-survival-of-coinfection-in-a-referral-center-in-tehran-a-12-year-study
#20
Parvaneh Baghaei, Payam Tabarsi, Syna Jabehdari, Majid Marjani, Afshin Moniri, Parissa Farnia, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The risk of mortality and morbidity among tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfected patients is significantly higher than that of patients infected with TB alone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival of TB-HIV patients in a TB-referral center during a 10-year follow-up. METHODS: All TB-HIV patients in our referral center were enrolled in the study from 2003 to 2014, and patients were divided into two groups: HIV-TB patients without a history of TB treatment (new cases of TB) and HIV-TB patients with a history of TB treatment...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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