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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926561/mechanisms-of-accelerated-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-hcv-coinfection
#1
Theofilos Chrysanthidis, Georgia Loli, Simeon Metallidis, Georgios Germanidis
Although there is evidence that HCV progresses rapidly in HIV/HCV coinfected patients in comparison with HCV monoinfected, the HIV-, HCV- and host/genetic-related factors, as well as the exact mechanisms implicated in this process are not fully elucidated. Furthermore, cure of HCV in those coinfected seems possible with the new antiviral drugs, but high cost as well as insufficient identification, linkage with care and treatment hamper the achievement of this goal. Research on the subject, could reveal an important prognostic marker for the effectiveness of persuasion of patients with HIV/HCV coinfection with a predicted accelerated fibrosis course, in order to facilitate and prioritize, not in terms of guidelines but in the real life situation, their treatment with a medically just framework...
September 19, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876286/investigation-of-early-syphilis-trends-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-to-identify-gaps-in-screening-and-case-finding-in-baltimore-city-maryland
#2
Christina M Schumacher, Errol Fields, Aruna Chandran, Omeid Heidari, Yvonne Kingon, Patrick Chaulk, Jacky M Jennings
BACKGROUND: Syphilis incidence is increasing across the United States among men who have sex with men (MSM). Early latent (EL) versus primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis may be an indicator of delayed diagnosis and increased opportunity for transmission. To inform syphilis control strategies and identify potential gaps in case finding, we described recent syphilis trends among MSM and compared characteristics of syphilis cases by diagnosis stage. METHODS: We used public health surveillance data on P&S and EL syphilis diagnoses reported to the Baltimore City Health Department between 2009 and 2015...
August 28, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856290/recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-2017
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REVIEW
Waldemar Halota, Robert Flisiak, Jacek Juszczyk, Piotr Małkowski, Małgorzata Pawłowska, Krzysztof Simon, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz
The goals of treatment is to eliminate HCV infection, stop or reverse histological changes, reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma development and transmission of the infection to other individuals. According to the recommendation of the Polish Group of Experts for HCV in 2017 all patients with chronic HCV infection should receive treatment, but it is not recommended in patients at high risk of short overall survival. If access to therapy is restricted, priority should be given to patients whose HCV infection can lead to an unfavourable outcome of the disease within a short time frame, particular to individuals with liver cirrhosis, rapidly progressing liver fibrosis, extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection, chronic kidney diseases, patients before and after organ transplantation...
June 2017: Clin Exp Hepatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831325/prescription-of-antibiotics-to-treat-gonorrhoea-in-general-practice-in-flanders-2009-2013-a-registry-based-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Christoph Schweikardt, Geert Goderis, Steven Elli, Yves Coppieters
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) as a group have been identified as playing an important role in gonorrhoea management in Flanders. Belgian guidelines recommended ceftriaxone or alternatively spectinomycin from 2008 onwards and azithromycin combination therapy since 2012. OBJECTIVES: This study investigates to which extent contemporary gonorrhoea treatment guidelines were followed. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study (2009-2013) of antibiotic prescriptions for gonorrhoea cases registered in the Flemish Intego general practice database was carried out...
2017: Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721354/diagnostic-outcomes-after-chest-radiograph-interpretation-in-patients-with-suspected-tuberculosis-and-negative-sputum-smears-in-a-high-burden-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-tuberculosis-setting
#5
Patrick G T Cudahy, Rodney Dawson, Brian W Allwood, Gary Maartens, Douglas Wilson
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of patients with suspected tuberculosis and negative sputum smears for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) is challenging, especially in high human immunodeficiency virus coinfection settings where sputum smears have lower sensitivity for detecting AFB. METHODS: We examined the utility of chest radiographs for detecting smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis. Three hundred sixty sputum smear-negative patients who were referred from primary care clinics in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa were evaluated...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664942/darunavir-stands-up-as-preferred-hiv-protease-inhibitor
#6
Josep Mallolas
Current antiretroviral therapy reaches and maintains viral suppression over the years in more than 90% of treated HIV-infected individuals. Although integrase inhibitors are the preferred third agent in antiretroviral therapy in the current guidelines, rilpivirine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcrip- tase inhibitor, and darunavir (DRV), a second-generation protease inhibitor, are the preferred third companion to be used along with a backbone of two nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors as first-line triple HIV combination treatment...
April 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614401/hepatitis-b-testing-and-treatment-in-hiv-patients-in-the-gambia-compliance-with-international-guidelines-and-clinical-outcomes
#7
Gibril Ndow, Mindy L Gore, Yusuke Shimakawa, Penda Suso, Abdoulie Jatta, Saydiba Tamba, Amina Sow, Coumba Touré-Kane, Fouzia Sadiq, Saihou Sabally, Ramou Njie, Mark R Thursz, Maud Lemoine
BACKGROUND: Compliance with WHO guidelines on HBV screening and treatment in HIV-coinfected patients is often challenging in resource limited countries and has been poorly assessed in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: Between 2015 and 2016, we assessed physician's compliance with WHO guidelines on HIV-HBV coinfection in the largest HIV clinic in The Gambia, and the hepatic outcomes in HIV-HBV coinfected patients as compared to randomly selected HIV-monoinfected controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610939/outcome-of-challenging-hiv-case-consultations-provided-via-teleconference-by-the-clinician-consultation-center-to-the-federal-bureau-of-prisons
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Betty J Dong, Michelle R Williams, J Tyler Bingham, Jason Tokumoto, Jeffery D Allen
OBJECTIVES: To describe the collaboration and prospective outcome of challenging human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases presented by Board of Prisons (BOP) pharmacists in consultation with Clinician Consultation Center (CCC) clinical pharmacists and physicians to improve correctional patient care. SETTING: Federal correctional facilities. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Pharmacists improve care of incarcerated persons infected with HIV. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Pharmacists evaluate, implement, and provide successful oversight of HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) care...
June 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591334/-evaluation-of-implementation-of-the-protocol-for-managing-tuberculosis-human-immunodeficiency-virus-coinfection-in-specialized-care-services-in-cear%C3%A3-state
#9
Silvia Helena Bastos de Paula, Telma Alves Martins, Sheila Maria Santiago Borges, Christiana Maria de Oliveira Nogueira, Valderina Ramos Freire
Objectives: Identify barriers and strategies for implementation of the protocol for managing tuberculosis/ human immunodeficiency virus (TB/HIV) coinfection in specialized care services in Ceará state, through evaluation research. Methods: The study followed iPIER methodology, a new initiative to help improve the implementation of health programs through the use of research that is conducted as a part of the implementation process. Data were collected on the structure and processes of 22 services and barriers were explored in four focus groups with 28 participants, from the standpoint of the health team, administrators, and users...
May 25, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416195/pitavastatin-versus-pravastatin-in-adults-with-hiv-1-infection-and-dyslipidaemia-intrepid-12-week-and-52-week-results-of-a-phase-4-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-superiority-trial
#10
Judith A Aberg, Craig A Sponseller, Douglas J Ward, Vladimir A Kryzhanovski, Stuart E Campbell, Melanie A Thompson
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV-1 infection are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than seronegative adults. Treatment of dyslipidaemia with statins has been challenging in people with HIV because of an increased potential for drug interactions due to competing cytochrome P450 metabolism between statins and commonly used antiretroviral agents. Neither pitavastatin nor pravastatin depend on cytochrome P450 for primary metabolism. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of pitavastatin versus pravastatin in adults with HIV and dyslipidaemia...
July 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397698/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-for-6-weeks-to-treat-acute-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-or-4-infection-in-patients-with-hiv-coinfection-an-open-label-single-arm-trial
#11
Jürgen K Rockstroh, Sanjay Bhagani, Robert H Hyland, Chohee Yun, Hadas Dvory-Sobol, Wei Zheng, Diana M Brainard, Patrick Ingiliz, Thomas Lutz, Christoph Boesecke, Mark Nelson
BACKGROUND: The latest European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) guidelines now recommend that patients with acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection should be treated with a combination of sofosbuvir and an NS5A inhibitor for 8 weeks. However, the ideal duration of treatment with interferon-free regimens, particularly in HIV-coinfected individuals, remains unknown. We assessed the efficacy and safety of 6 weeks of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir for acute genotype 1 or 4 HCV in HIV-1-coinfected patients...
May 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374965/closing-the-gap-the-challenges-of-treating-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-3-infection
#12
REVIEW
Michelle T Martin, Paulina Deming
The efficacy of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has increased over the last 5 years to nearly 100% for many patient groups. Patients with genotype (GT) 3 HCV infection, however, and specifically cirrhotic or treatment-experienced patients, have lower sustained virologic response (SVR) rates than patients with other GTs. Because GT 3 presents more clinical challenges than other GTs, this review focuses on the evolution and efficacy of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment options for HCV GT 3 infection after the historical standard of care with pegylated interferon and ribavirin...
June 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346512/bacterial-and-viral-pathogen-spectra-of-acute-respiratory-infections-in-under-5-children-in-hospital-settings-in-dhaka-city
#13
Golam Sarower Bhuyan, Mohammad Amir Hossain, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Asifuzzaman Rahat, Md Tarikul Islam, Tanjina Noor Haque, Noorjahan Begum, Syeda Kashfi Qadri, A K M Muraduzzaman, Nafisa Nawal Islam, Mohammad Sazzadul Islam, Nusrat Sultana, Manjur Hossain Khan Jony, Farhana Khanam, Golam Mowla, Abdul Matin, Firoza Begum, Tahmina Shirin, Dilruba Ahmed, Narayan Saha, Firdausi Qadri, Kaiissar Mannoor
The study aimed to examine for the first time the spectra of viral and bacterial pathogens along with the antibiotic susceptibility of the isolated bacteria in under-5 children with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in hospital settings of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nasal swabs were collected from 200 under-five children hospitalized with clinical signs of ARIs. Nasal swabs from 30 asymptomatic children were also collected. Screening of viral pathogens targeted ten respiratory viruses using RT-qPCR. Bacterial pathogens were identified by bacteriological culture methods and antimicrobial susceptibility of the isolates was determined following CLSI guidelines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306597/diagnosis-of-viral-hepatitis
#14
REVIEW
Philippa J Easterbrook, Teri Roberts, Anita Sands, Rosanna Peeling
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and HIV-HBV and HCV coinfection are major causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. Testing and diagnosis is the gateway for access to both treatment and prevention services, but there remains a large burden of undiagnosed infection globally. We review the global epidemiology, key challenges in the current hepatitis testing response, new tools to support the hepatitis global response (2016-2020 Global Hepatitis Health Sector strategy, and 2017 WHO guidelines on hepatitis testing) and future directions and innovations in hepatitis diagnostics...
May 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265887/coronary-artery-disease-in-hiv-infected-patients-downside-of-living-longer
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REVIEW
John Charles A Lacson, Revery P Barnes, Hossein Bahrami
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has increased the life expectancy of patients with HIV infection, allowing them to live longer with this chronic medical condition and consequently experiencing conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Several studies have investigated the increased risk of CVD in people living with HIV (PLWH). However, less is known about the exact mechanisms involved in this increased risk. Also, specific guidelines for management of CVD in PLWH have not been developed yet...
April 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256380/the-cursed-duet-today-tuberculosis-and-hiv-coinfection
#16
REVIEW
Simon Tiberi, Anna Cristina C Carvalho, Giorgia Sulis, Devan Vaghela, Adrian Rendon, Fernanda C de Q Mello, Ananna Rahman, Nashaba Matin, Ali Zumla, Emanuele Pontali
The tuberculosis (TB) and HIV syndemic continues to rage and are a major public health concern worldwide. This deadly association raises complexity and represent a significant barrier towards TB elimination. TB continues to be the leading cause of death amongst HIV-infected people. This paper reports the challenges that lay ahead and outlines some of the current and future strategies that may be able to address this co-epidemic efficiently. Improved diagnostics, cheaper and more effective drugs, shorter treatment regimens for both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB are discussed...
March 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240597/telaprevir-containing-triple-therapy-in-acute-hcv-coinfection-the-chat-study
#17
Christoph Boesecke, Gurmit K Jagjit Singh, Stefan H-A Scholten, Thomas Lutz, Axel Baumgarten, Stephan M Schneeweiss, Andreas Trein, Michael Rausch, Patrick Ingiliz, Jürgen K Rockstroh, Mark Nelson
BACKGROUND: No published randomised controlled data on the use of direct acting antivirals (DAA) in acute hepatitis C (AHC) coinfection exist. However, with the AHC epidemic ongoing among men who have sex with men (MSM) these are urgently needed. METHODS: The CHAT study is a randomised controlled trial of pegylated interferon + ribavirin (PR) plus telaprevir (TVR) for 12-24 weeks versus PR alone for 24-48 weeks in the response guided treatment of patients with AHC genotype (GT) 1 infection and HIV-1 co-infection in Germany and Great Britain...
February 27, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222098/multicenter-study-of-skin-rashes-and-hepatotoxicity-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-positive-patients-receiving-non-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-plus-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-in-taiwan
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Pei-Ying Wu, Chien-Yu Cheng, Chun-Eng Liu, Yi-Chien Lee, Chia-Jui Yang, Mao-Song Tsai, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Shih-Ping Lin, De-Yu Lin, Ning-Chi Wang, Yi-Chieh Lee, Hsin-Yun Sun, Hung-Jen Tang, Chien-Ching Hung
OBJECTIVES: Two nucleos(t)ide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus 1 non-NRTI (nNRTI) remain the preferred or alternative combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive patients in Taiwan. The three most commonly used nNRTIs are nevirapine (NVP), efavirenz (EFV) and rilpivirine (RPV). This study aimed to determine the incidences of hepatotoxicity and skin rashes within 4 weeks of initiation of cART containing 1 nNRTI plus 2 NRTIs. METHODS: Between June, 2012 and November, 2015, all antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive adult patients initiating nNRTI-containing cART at 8 designated hospitals for HIV care were included in this retrospective observational study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173785/hcv-screening-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-homeless-and-marginally-housed-women-in-san-francisco-california
#19
Kimberly Page, Michelle Yu, Jennifer Cohen, Jennifer Evans, Martha Shumway, Elise D Riley
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening has taken on new importance as a result of updated guidelines and new curative therapies. Relatively few studies have assessed HCV infection in homeless populations, and a minority include women. We assessed prevalence and correlates of HCV exposure in a cohort of homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco, and estimated the proportion undiagnosed. METHODS: A probability sample of 246 women were recruited at free meal programs, homeless shelters, and low-cost single room occupancy hotels in San Francisco; women with HIV were oversampled...
February 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108678/anti-tb-drug-concentrations-and-drug-associated-toxicities-among-tb-hiv-coinfected-patients
#20
C Sekaggya-Wiltshire, A von Braun, A U Scherrer, Y C Manabe, A Buzibye, D Muller, B Ledergerber, U Gutteck, N Corti, A Kambugu, P Byakika-Kibwika, M Lamorde, B Castelnuovo, J Fehr, M R Kamya
Background: Toxicities due to anti-TB treatment frequently occur among TB/HIV-coinfected patients. Objectives: To determine the association between anti-TB drug concentrations and the occurrence of hepatotoxicity and peripheral neuropathy among TB/HIV-coinfected patients. Methods: TB/HIV-coinfected patients were started on standard dose anti-TB treatment according to WHO guidelines. Anti-TB drug concentrations were measured using HPLC 1, 2 and 4 h after drug intake at 2, 8 and 24 weeks following initiation of TB treatment...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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