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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790923/missed-opportunities-to-prescribe-preexposure-prophylaxis-in-south-carolina-2013-2016
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Dawn K Smith, Man-Huei Chang, Wayne A Duffus, Stella Okoye, Sharon Weissman
Introduction: Expanding use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in ways that address current racial/ethnic disparities is an important HIV prevention goal. We investigated missed opportunities to provide PrEP during healthcare visits occurring prior to HIV infection. Methods: This retrospective cohort study linked South Carolina HIV case surveillance data to 3 statewide healthcare databases. Characteristics of patients, health care visits and providers, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and other diagnoses, were assessed for medical encounters occurring before an initial HIV diagnosis...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789565/the-wide-utility-of-rabbits-as-models-of-human-diseases
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REVIEW
Pedro J Esteves, Joana Abrantes, Hanna-Mari Baldauf, Lbachir BenMohamed, Yuxing Chen, Neil Christensen, Javier González-Gallego, Lorenzo Giacani, Jiafen Hu, Gilla Kaplan, Oliver T Keppler, Katherine L Knight, Xiang-Peng Kong, Dennis K Lanning, Jacques Le Pendu, Ana Lemos de Matos, Jia Liu, Shuying Liu, Ana M Lopes, Shan Lu, Sheila Lukehart, Yukari C Manabe, Fabiana Neves, Grant McFadden, Ruimin Pan, Xuwen Peng, Patricia de Sousa-Pereira, Ana Pinheiro, Masmudur Rahman, Natalie Ruvoën-Clouet, Selvakumar Subbian, Maria Jesús Tuñón, Wessel van der Loo, Michael Vaine, Laura E Via, Shixia Wang, Rose Mage
Studies using the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus contributed to elucidating numerous fundamental aspects of antibody structure and diversification mechanisms and continue to be valuable for the development and testing of therapeutic humanized polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. Additionally, during the last two decades, the use of the European rabbit as an animal model has been increasingly extended to many human diseases. This review documents the continuing wide utility of the rabbit as a reliable disease model for development of therapeutics and vaccines and studies of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying many human diseases...
May 22, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788937/seroprevalence-of-transfusion-transmissible-infections-hbv-hcv-syphilis-and-hiv-among-prospective-blood-donors-in-a-tertiary-health-care-facility-in-calabar-nigeria-an-eleven-years-evaluation
#3
Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Ifeyinwa Maryann Okafor, Enosakhare Aiyudubie Asemota, Dorathy Chioma Okpokam
BACKGROUND: Provision of constant and safe blood has been a public health challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa with high prevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections (TTIs). This study was aimed at determining the trend and seroprevalence of HBV, HCV, syphilis and HIV across the years within study among prospective blood donors at blood bank in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, Nigeria. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of blood donor data from January 2005 to December 2016 was conducted in Blood Bank/Donor Clinic of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria...
May 22, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788827/video-based-education-versus-nurse-led-education-for-partner-notification-in-thai-women-with-sexually-transmitted-infections-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chenchit Chayachinda, Chanakarn Kerdklinhom, Suphaphon Tachawatcharapunya, Nattha Saisaveoy
Health education on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), condom use, and partner notification (PN) is required to increase partner evaluation/treatment (PET) rate. To examine this issue, a randomized controlled trial comparing video-based and nurse-led education in women diagnosed with their first STI at the Siriraj Female STI clinic was conducted from March 2015 to March 2017. PN was assessed at two weeks and PET was done at four weeks. Of 330 patients, 225 were included in the analysis (N = 113 and N = 112 for video-based and nurse-led groups, respectively)...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787467/historical-and-current-trends-in-the-epidemiology-of-early-syphilis-in-san-francisco-1955-2016
#5
Trang Quyen Nguyen, Robert P Kohn, Rilene Chew Ng, Susan S Philip, Stephanie E Cohen
BACKGROUND: Seventeen years into a sustained epidemic, early syphilis (ES) rates in San Francisco (SF) are continuing to increase and the demographics of the affected population are changing. We provide a historical overview of ES in SF among men who have sex with men (MSM) and describe trends in the epidemiology and disease investigation outcomes. METHODS: We examined data from the SF Department of Public Health's patient-based registry of integrated STD surveillance, clinical, and field investigation data to describe demographic and behavioral characteristics of ES cases, as well as outcomes of syphilis partner services...
May 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787466/dactylitis-as-the-presenting-manifestation-of-congenital-syphilis-in-an-infant
#6
Ankur Kumar Jindal, Devika Laishram, Aman Gupta, Suresh Kumar Kuchana, Ankita Singh, Parul Chawla Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786768/risk-prediction-score-for-hiv-infection-development-and-internal-validation-with-cross-sectional-data-from-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
#7
Lu Yin, Yuejuan Zhao, Meridith Blevins Peratikos, Liang Song, Xiangjun Zhang, Ruolei Xin, Zheya Sun, Yunan Xu, Li Zhang, Yifei Hu, Chun Hao, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao, Sten H Vermund, Han-Zhu Qian
Receptive anal intercourse, multiple partners, condomless sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and drug/alcohol addiction are familiar factors that correlate with increased human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk among men who have sex with men (MSM). To improve estimation to HIV acquisition, we created a composite score using questions from routine survey of 3588 MSM in Beijing, China. The HIV prevalence was 13.4%. A risk scoring tool using penalized maximum likelihood multivariable logistic regression modeling was developed, deploying backward step-down variable selection to obtain a reduced-form model...
May 21, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785614/cascade-of-care-and-factors-associated-with-virological-suppression-among-hiv-positive-persons-linked-to-care-in-the-test-and-keep-in-care-tak-project
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Justyna D Kowalska, Magdalena Ankiersztejn-Bartczak, Leah Shepherd, Amanda Mocroft
INTRODUCTION: Early treatment remains the most effective HIV prevention strategy; poor linkage to care after HIV diagnosis may compromise this benefit. We sought to better understand patient characteristics and their association with virological suppression (VS) following cART initiation. METHODS: The TAK project collects pre-linkage to care and clinical data on patients diagnosed with HIV in voluntary testing facilities in central Poland. Data collected for persons diagnosed in 2010-2013 were linked with HIV clinic records...
May 21, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781128/an-isolated-skull-lesion-in-syphilis
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Gi-Hun Seong, Jeeun Lee, Sang Won Choi, Yooha Hong, Myeong Jin Son, Jung Won Shim, Joo Yong Kim, Suk Yun Kang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779260/fifteen-years-of-pmtct-hiv-and-syphilis-outcomes-in-haiti-from-monotherapy-to-option-b
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Marie Marcelle Deschamps, Deanna Jannat-Khah, Vanessa Rouzier, Jerry Bonhomme, Julma Pierrot, Myung Hee Lee, Elaine Abrams, Jean Pape, Margaret L McNairy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate mother and infant outcomes in the largest prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) program in Haiti in order to identify gaps towards elimination of HIV and syphilis. METHODS: Based on retrospective data from HIV+ pregnant women and their infants enrolled in PMTCT care from 1999-2014, we assessed maternal enrolment in PMTCT, receipt of antiretrovirals before delivery, maternal retention through delivery, as well as infant enrolment in PMTCT, HIV testing, and HIV infection...
May 19, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775498/the-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction-in-syphilis-could-molecular-typing-help-to-understand-it-better
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M Arando, C Fernandez, M Mota-Foix, A Alvarez, P Armegol, M J Barberá, J Esperalba, M Vall-Mayans
OBJECTIVES: The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) is a febrile inflammatory reaction that may occur in patients after treatment of syphilis. The overall rate is estimated to be 10-25% with broad variations over time. It appears to be related to factors like stage of the disease or reagin titres. In this study we aimed to describe the incidence of and risk factors including strain typing for JHR among patients with syphilis. METHODS: From January through October 2015, 224 consecutive patients (82 of them with HIV) who were diagnosed with early syphilis were enrolled in this prospective observational study in a referral STI clinic in Barcelona...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772049/mild-bilateral-hemorrhagic-occlusive-retinal-vasculitis-following-intracameral-vancomycin-administration-in-cataract-surgery
#12
Sruthi Arepalli, Yasha S Modi, Ryan Deasy, Sunil K Srivastava
A patient underwent cataract surgery with prophylactic intracameral vancomycin (Vancocin; Pfizer, New York City, NY) in each eye, 2 weeks apart. Four weeks after, the patient presented with a mild bilateral hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV). A systemic work-up was negative for syphilis, toxoplasmosis, Bartonella, tuberculosis, and sarcoidosis. The patient was treated with oral steroids and one intravitreal steroid injection in the left eye. Ten months after presentation, the patient's vasculitis was quiescent...
May 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771868/the-use-of-technology-for-std-partner-services-in-the-united-states-a-structured-review
#13
Rachel Kachur, Wendasha Hall, Alexandra Coor, Jennine Kinsey, Dayne Collins, F V Strona
BACKGROUND: Since the late 1990s, health departments and STD programs throughout the U.S. have used technologies, such as the internet and mobile phones, to provide services to persons with a sexually transmitted infection, including HIV, and their sex partners, also known as partner services. This study reviewed the published literature to assess and compare partner services outcomes as a result of using technology and to calculate cost savings through cases averted. METHODS: We conducted a structured literature review of all U...
May 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771866/bipolar-disorder-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#14
Shih-Fen Chen, Ling-Yi Wang, Jen-Huai Chiang, Yu-Chih Shen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that sexually transmitted infections (STI) tend to increase in patients with bipolar disorder during a manic or hypomanic episode. However, in the long-term course of this disease, it is unclear whether patients with bipolar disorder have a higher risk of incident STI. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, 3,721 patients with bipolar disorder and 14,884 controls without bipolar disorder matched by gender and age were enrolled between 2000 and 2010 and followed until the end of 2013...
May 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770234/a-case-of-congenital-syphilis-presenting-with-unusual-skin-eruptions
#15
Alexander K C Leung, Kin Fon Leong, Joseph M Lam
Once believed to be a rare disease in developed countries, recent data suggest that there is a surge in incidence of congenital syphilis in many developed countries. Diagnosis of congenital syphilis can be difficult because more than two-thirds of affected infants are asymptomatic at birth, and signs of symptomatic infants may be nonspecific or subtle. On top of this, some affected infants may have atypical presentations. Familiarity with the diverse presentations is essential to diagnosis. We report a 2-week-old male infant with congenital syphilis whose cutaneous manifestations included diffuse, erythematous keratoderma with desquamation and fissures on his hands and feet, multiple linear scaly fissures at the angles of his mouth, and onychauxis of the fingernails and toenails To our knowledge, diffuse, erythematous keratoderma of the hands and feet and thick nails have not been reported previously in congenital syphilis...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770100/lymphogranuloma-venereum-in-quebec-re-emergence-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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C A Boutin, S Venne, M Fiset, C Fortin, D Murphy, A Severini, C Martineau, J Longtin, A C Labbé
Background: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes L1 , L2 and L3 . This LGV is associated with significant morbidity and increased risk of HIV transmission. While fewer than two cases per year were reported in Quebec before 2005, LGV emerged in 2005-2006 with 69 cases, followed by a period of low incidence (2007-2012), and subsequent re-emergence since 2013. Objectives: To describe the incidence of LGV in Quebec and the characteristics of the affected population, including demographics and risk factors, clinical manifestations, laboratory tests, treatments and reinfection rates...
February 1, 2018: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770098/infectious-and-congenital-syphilis-in-canada-2010-2015
#17
Y Choudhri, J Miller, J Sandhu, A Leon, J Aho
Background: Syphilis is the third most commonly reported notifiable sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Canada, following chlamydia and gonorrhea, respectively. Rates of this STI have been rising rapidly in Canada since 2001. Objective: To summarize trends observed in syphilis rates for 2010 to 2015 in Canada. Methods: Laboratory-confirmed cases of infectious syphilis and early congenital syphilis were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada by all of the Canadian provinces and territories...
February 1, 2018: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770078/evaluating-the-timeliness-of-reporting-in-a-first-nations-communicable-diseases-program
#18
A Lam, S Woods, N Ndubuka
Background: Timely reporting of communicable diseases is necessary to enable a prompt response to mitigate and control outbreaks. This is especially true among First Nations communities due to a number of factors, including unique social determinants of health, which can contribute to rapid disease transmission. Objective: To assess the timeliness of reporting for 12 notifiable communicable diseases in the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, which includes 33 First Nations on-reserve communities in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, and to assess whether there were differences in reporting times depending on degree of remoteness of community, season or year...
June 1, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769276/analytical-comparison-of-the-architect-syphilis-tp-and-liaison-treponema-assay-automated-chemiluminescent-immunoassays-and-their-performance-in-a-reverse-syphilis-screening-algorithm
#19
Alan M Sanfilippo, Kristie Freeman, John L Schmitz
Syphilis incidence has increased in the United States since 2000 (1, 2) and remains a global public health concern (3, 4).….
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769048/functional-insights-from-proteome-wide-structural-modeling-of-treponema-pallidum-subspecies-pallidum-the-causative-agent-of-syphilis
#20
Simon Houston, Karen Vivien Lithgow, Kara Krista Osbak, Chris Richard Kenyon, Caroline E Cameron
BACKGROUND: Syphilis continues to be a major global health threat with 11 million new infections each year, and a global burden of 36 million cases. The causative agent of syphilis, Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum, is a highly virulent bacterium, however the molecular mechanisms underlying T. pallidum pathogenesis remain to be definitively identified. This is due to the fact that T. pallidum is currently uncultivatable, inherently fragile and thus difficult to work with, and phylogenetically distinct with no conventional virulence factor homologs found in other pathogens...
May 16, 2018: BMC Structural Biology
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