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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055579/guidelines-for-the-direct-detection-of-anaplasma-spp-in-diagnosis-and-epidemiological-studies
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Cornelia Silaghi, Ana Sofia Santos, Jacinto Gomes, Iva Christova, Ioana Adriana Matei, Gernot Walder, Ana Domingos, Lesley Bell-Sakyi, Hein Sprong, Friederike D von Loewenich, José A Oteo, José de la Fuente, J Stephen Dumler
The genus Anaplasma (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) comprises obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacteria that are mainly transmitted by ticks, and currently includes six species: Anaplasma bovis, Anaplasma centrale, Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, and Anaplasma ovis. These have long been known as etiological agents of veterinary diseases that affect domestic and wild animals worldwide. A zoonotic role has been recognized for A. phagocytophilum, but other species can also be pathogenic for humans...
January 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043602/screening-new-tuberculosis-patients-in-mali-for-rifampicin-resistance-at-2months
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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/28043526/hiv-and-tuberculosis-trends-and-survival-of-coinfection-in-a-referral-center-in-tehran-a-12-year-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011960/visceral-leishmaniasis-in-immunocompromised-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approach-and-evaluation-of-the-recently-released-idsa-guidelines
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Pasquale Pagliano, Tiziana Ascione, Giusy Di Flumeri, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a chronic infectious disease endemic in tropical and sub-tropical areas including the Mediterranean basin, caused by a group of protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania and transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. Typically, VL is classified as a zoonotic infection when Leishmania infantum is the causative agent and as an anthroponotic one when L. donovani is the causative agent. Immunocompromised patients, in particular HIV positive, are considered at risk of VL. They may present atypical signs and poor response to the treatment due to a compromission of T-helper and regulatory cells activity...
1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867437/sero-prevalence-and-correlates-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-co-infection-among-hiv-infected-individuals-in-two-regional-hospitals-in-cameroon
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Henry Namme Luma, Servais Albert Fiacre Bagnaka Eloumou, Domin Sone Majunda Ekaney, Fernando Kemta Lekpa, Olivier Donfack-Sontsa, Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou Ngahane, Yacouba Njankouo Mapoure
BACKGROUND: Liver disease related to Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infection has become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV/AIDS patients. Data on the prevalence of HBV and HCV in Cameroon remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the sero-prevalence and correlates of Hepatitis markers in HIV/AIDS patients in two Regional Hospitals. METHODS: A cross-sectional study carried out from December 2014 to March 2015. HIV/AIDS patients aged 21 were included and above, receiving care at HIV treatment centres...
2016: Open AIDS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828731/the-pharmacological-challenges-of-treating-tuberculosis-and-hiv-coinfections
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Eric F Egelund, Lori Dupree, Emily Huesgen, Charles A Peloquin
Tuberculosis (TB) is the most prevalent opportunistic infection among HIV patients, and the leading cause of death among HIV patients worldwide. Simultaneous treatment of both diseases is recommended by current guidelines, but can be challenging due to the potential for drug-drug interactions, overlapping toxicities, difficulty adhering to medications, and an increased risk for immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). Clinical manifestations of TB can also vary between HIV-infected patients and uninfected patients, which can increase the risk for delayed diagnosis...
November 28, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766169/microbial-etiology-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-among-infants-and-children-admitted-to-the-pediatric-hospital-ain-shams-university
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Magda Yehia El Seify, Eman Mahmoud Fouda, Hanan Mohamed Ibrahim, Maha Muhammad Fathy, Asmaa Al Husseiny Ahmed, Walaa Shawky Khater, Noha Nagi Mohammed Salah El Deen, Heba Galal Mohamed Abouzeid, Nancy Riyad Ahmed Hegazy, Heba Salah Sayed Elbanna
BACKGROUND: While recognizing the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia is necessary for formulating local antimicrobial guidelines, limited data is published about this etiology in Egyptian pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of bacterial and viral pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) among immunocompetent Egyptian infants and preschool children. METHODS: Ninety infants and preschool-age children admitted to our hospital with CAP were prospectively included in the study...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755152/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-hiv
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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...
January 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746818/tuberculous-lymphadenitis-mimicking-nodal-metastasis-in-follicular-variant-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#9
Marc Gregory Yu, Jenny Maureen Atun
Tuberculous (TB) lymphadenitis can mimic cervical node metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) since the distribution and appearance of affected lymph nodes are similar. We present the case of an asymptomatic 50-year-old Filipino who sought consult for a gradually enlarging anterior neck mass and a single palpable cervical lymph node. Preoperative workup suggested a thyroid malignancy with nodal metastasis. He underwent total thyroidectomy with node dissection where histopathology confirmed follicular variant- (FV-) PTC...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721666/intermittent-courses-of-corticosteroids-also-present-a-risk-for-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-non-hiv-patients
#10
Maria L Calero-Bernal, Isabel Martin-Garrido, Mikel Donazar-Ezcurra, Andrew H Limper, Eva M Carmona
Introduction. Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is rising in the non-HIV population and associates with higher morbidity and mortality. The aggressive immunosuppressive regimens, as well as the lack of stablished guidelines for chemoprophylaxis, are likely contributors to this increased incidence. Herein, we have explored the underlying conditions, immunosuppressive therapies, and clinical outcomes of PCP in HIV-negative patients. Methods. Retrospective analysis of PCP in HIV-negative patients at Mayo Clinic from 2006-2010...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685986/hiv-associated-malignancies-in-children
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Elvira Singh, Gita Naidu, Mary-Ann Davies, Julia Bohlius
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: HIV-infected children are at an increased risk of developing cancer. Many of the cancers in HIV-infected children are linked to immunosuppression and oncogenic coinfections. Worldwide most HIV-infected children live in sub-Saharan Africa, but cancer data for this population are scarce. In this article, we review the current literature on the epidemiology and prevention of cancer in HIV-infected children. RECENT FINDINGS: Combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) reduces the risk of developing cancer in HIV-infected children...
January 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471521/cihr-canadian-hiv-trials-network-coinfection-and-concurrent-diseases-core-research-group-2016-updated-canadian-hiv-hepatitis-c-adult-guidelines-for-management-and-treatment
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Mark Hull, Stephen Shafran, Alex Wong, Alice Tseng, Pierre Giguère, Lisa Barrett, Shariq Haider, Brian Conway, Marina Klein, Curtis Cooper
Background. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection occurs in 20-30% of Canadians living with HIV and is responsible for a heavy burden of morbidity and mortality. Purpose. To update national standards for management of HCV-HIV coinfected adults in the Canadian context with evolving evidence for and accessibility of effective and tolerable DAA therapies. The document addresses patient workup and treatment preparation, antiviral recommendations overall and in specific populations, and drug-drug interactions. Methods...
2016: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27385643/quality-of-initial-hiv-care-in-canada-extension-of-a-composite-programmatic-assessment-tool-for-hiv-therapy
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S Kesselring, A Cescon, G Colley, C Osborne, W Zhang, J M Raboud, S R Hosein, A N Burchell, C Cooper, M B Klein, M Loutfy, N Machouf, Jsg Montaner, A Rachlis, C Tsoukas, R S Hogg, V D Lima
OBJECTIVES: To document the quality of initial HIV care in Canada using the Programmatic Compliance Score (PCS), to explore the association of the PCS with mortality, and to identify factors associated with higher quality of care. METHODS: We analysed data from the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration (CANOC), a multisite Canadian cohort of HIV-positive adults initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) from 2000 to 2011. PCS indicators of noncompliance with HIV treatment guidelines include: fewer than three CD4 count tests in the first year of ART; fewer than three viral load tests in the first year of ART; no drug resistance testing before initiation; baseline CD4 count < 200 cells/mm(3) ; starting a nonrecommended ART regimen; and not achieving viral suppression within 6 months of initiation...
July 6, 2016: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353022/serial-use-of-pentamidine-and-miltefosine-for-treating-leishmania-infantum-hiv-coinfection
#14
Jean-François Faucher, David Morquin, Jacques Reynes, Catherine Chirouze, Bruno Hoen, Vincent Le Moing
Liposomal amphotericin B (LAmb) may fail to heal Leishmania infantum visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the immunodeficient host. There are currently no guidelines on how to treat such patients and efficacy of miltefosine monotherapy seems limited in this indication. We present 2 cases of patients with VL and AIDS for which LAmb had to be interrupted (one because of toxicity, one because of treatment failure) and who were treated effectively with pentamidine followed by miltefosine.
October 2016: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27227480/complexities-in-isolation-and-purification-of-multiple-viruses-from-mixed-viral-infections-viral-interference-persistence-and-exclusion
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Naveen Kumar, Sanjay Barua, Thachamvally Riyesh, Kundan K Chaubey, Krishan Dutt Rawat, Nitin Khandelwal, Anil K Mishra, Nitika Sharma, Surender S Chandel, Shalini Sharma, Manoj K Singh, Dinesh K Sharma, Shoor V Singh, Bhupendra N Tripathi
Successful purification of multiple viruses from mixed infections remains a challenge. In this study, we investigated peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) and foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) mixed infection in goats. Rather than in a single cell type, cytopathic effect (CPE) of the virus was observed in cocultured Vero/BHK-21 cells at 6th blind passage (BP). PPRV, but not FMDV could be purified from the virus mixture by plaque assay. Viral RNA (mixture) transfection in BHK-21 cells produced FMDV but not PPRV virions, a strategy which we have successfully employed for the first time to eliminate the negative-stranded RNA virus from the virus mixture...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27212873/mycoplasma-genitalium-an-overlooked-sexually-transmitted-pathogen-in-women
#16
REVIEW
Samsiya Ona, Rose L Molina, Khady Diouf
Mycoplasma genitalium is a facultative anaerobic organism and a recognized cause of nongonococcal urethritis in men. In women, M. genitalium has been associated with cervicitis, endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and adverse birth outcomes, indicating a consistent relationship with female genital tract pathology. The global prevalence of M. genitalium among symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually active women ranges between 1 and 6...
2016: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27146362/comparative-analysis-of-syndromic-and-pcr-based-diagnostic-assay-reveals-misdiagnosis-overtreatment-for-trichomoniasis-based-on-subjective-judgment-in-symptomatic-patients
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Subash Chandra Sonkar, Kirti Wasnik, Anita Kumar, Pratima Mittal, Daman Saluja
BACKGROUND: Trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), is caused by Trichomonas vaginalis in both men and women. Screening of trichomoniasis is problematic in resource challenged settings as currently available, inexpensive diagnostic methods are of low sensitivity and/or specificity. In India, National AIDS Control organization (NACO) recommended syndromic case management (SCM) for treatment. The objective of the present study was to compare the utility of the NACO-NACP III Algorithms for STI/RTI treatment used by clinicians with PCR based diagnosis...
May 5, 2016: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27144014/clinical-manifestations-and-treatment-outcomes-of-syphilitic-uveitis-in-a-chinese-population
#18
Rui Zhang, Jiang Qian, Jie Guo, Yifei Yuan, Kang Xue, Han Yue, Ling Chen
Purpose. To describe the clinical manifestations and treatment outcomes of syphilitic uveitis in a Chinese population. Methods. This is a retrospective case series of 15 consecutive patients with syphilitic uveitis treated at a uveitis referral center between 2012 and 2015. Results. Fifteen patients were diagnosed with syphilitic uveitis based on positive serological tests. Nine patients were male. Coinfection with human immunodeficiency virus was detected in two patients. Twenty eyes presented with panuveitis and all patients had posterior involvement...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27143663/statin-utilization-and-recommendations-among-hiv-and-hcv-infected-veterans-a-cohort-study
#19
Meredith E Clement, Lawrence P Park, Ann Marie Navar, Nwora Lance Okeke, Michael J Pencina, Pamela S Douglas, Susanna Naggie
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The potential impact of recently updated cholesterol guidelines on treatment of HIV- and HCV-infected veterans is unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study to assess statin use and recommendations among 13 579 HIV-infected, 169 767 HCV-infected, and 6628 HIV/HCV-coinfected male veterans aged 40-75 years...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27092564/care-of-patients-with-hiv-infection-antiretroviral-drug-regimens
#20
REVIEW
Philip Bolduc, Navid Roder, Emily Colgate, Sarah H Cheeseman
The advent of combination antiretroviral drug regimens has transformed HIV infection from a fatal illness into a manageable chronic condition. All patients with HIV infection should be considered for antiretroviral therapy, regardless of CD4 count or HIV viral load, for individual benefit and to prevent HIV transmission. Antiretroviral drugs affect HIV in several ways: entry inhibitors block HIV entry into CD4 T cells; nucleotide and nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors prevent reverse transcription from RNA to DNA via chain-terminating proteins; nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors prevent reverse transcription through enzymatic inhibition; integrase strand transfer inhibitors block integration of viral DNA into cellular DNA; protease inhibitors block maturation and production of the virus...
April 2016: FP Essentials
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