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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e01572021, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1250835


Abstract Approximately one-third of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) present with coagulation disorders and hematological changes. However, the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 and prognoses of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remain controversial. This study reports the case of a 27-year-old HIV-infected man who regularly used antiretroviral medications, had no other comorbidities and was admitted for acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by COVID-19. Complementary examinations during hospitalization revealed a diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism in association with an intracavitary thrombus.

Humans , Male , Adult , Pulmonary Embolism/etiology , Thrombosis , HIV Infections/complications , COVID-19 , HIV , SARS-CoV-2
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e0759-2020, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1155599


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human T-cell leukemia virus-1 (HTLV-1) viruses are associated with a high global burden of disease, and coinfection is a frequently reported event. We aimed to compare the functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients infected with HTLV-1, HIV, and HIV-HTLV-1. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of patients older than 18 years who had an HTLV-1 infection (Group A), HIV infection (Group B), or HIV-HTLV-1 coinfection (Group C). The functioning profiles were evaluated using handgrip strength, Berg balance scale (BBS), timed "up and go" (TUG) test, and 5-m walk test (m/s). We used the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) questionnaire to measure disability. The HRQoL was evaluated using a 36-item short-form health survey. For data with parametric and non-parametric distribution, we used analysis of variance with Bonferroni correction and the Kruskal-Wallis test, followed by Dunn's pairwise tests with Bonferroni correction. RESULTS: We enrolled 68 patients in Group A, 39 in Group B, and 29 in Group C. The scores for handgrip strength, BBS, TUG test, all the WHODAS domains, and HRQoL were poorer for Groups A and C than for Group B. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to patients with HIV infection, those with HIV-HTLV-1 coinfection and HTLV-1 infection had poor functioning and HRQoL scores. HTLV-1 infection was associated with reduced functioning and HRQoL in patients with a single HTLV-1 infection and HIV-HTLV-1 coinfection.

Humans , Human T-lymphotropic virus 1 , HTLV-I Infections/complications , HIV Infections/complications , Coinfection , Quality of Life , Cross-Sectional Studies , Hand Strength
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e0649-2020, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1155589


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Neck circumference (NC) and anthropometric data of people living with HIV (PLWH) are correlated. METHODS: Socioeconomic, NC, body mass index (BMI), tricipital skinfold thickness (TSF), mid-arm circumference (MAC), mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC), waist-hip ratio (WHR), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist circumference (WC), and hip circumference (HC) data of 72 PLWH were correlated. RESULTS Higher adiposity was observed in NC (40.3% [n=29]) and WC (31.9% [n=23]). Correlations between NC/BMI, NC/WC, NC/HC, NC/MAC, NC/MAMC, and NC/WHtR were significant. Increased NC (40.3%[n=29]) and WC (31.9 [n=23]) were associated with higher cardiometabolic risk. CONCLUSIONS: NC correlations are adequate for estimating cardiometabolic risk.

Humans , HIV Infections/complications , Adiposity , Body Mass Index , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Factors , Waist-Hip Ratio , Waist-Height Ratio
J. coloproctol. (Rio J., Impr.) ; 40(4): 326-333, Oct.-Dec. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1143179


ABSTRACT Objective: To compare proctological diseases in HIV-positive and -negative patients. Method: Prospective study conducted in the proctology outpatient clinic at Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas from 2013 through 2019. All of them underwent anamnesis and proctological examination and were divided into two groups (HIV+ and HIV−). The groups were then compared with regard to age, sex, diagnosis, and whether or not there was any indication for surgery. Results: 485 HIV + patients (41.9%) (Group I) and 672 HIV− (58.1%) (Group II). The mean age in Group I was 42.8 years, and 404 (83.3%) of the patients were males. In Group II, the mean age was 48.3 years, and 396 (59%) patients were females. In comparing the groups, a statistically significant difference was found regarding sex, age, and diagnosis. The incidence of hemorrhoid and anal skin tags was higher in group II and that of condyloma acuminata was higher in in Group I (p < 0.001). In Group I, condyloma acuminata was more prevalent, but in those with CD4 levels above 500 cells/mm3, the diagnoses were more similar to those in the population without HIV. Conclusions: Proctological diseases were found to be similar but have different incidences. The incidences of diseases in HIV− and + patients tend to approach each other as CD4 level increases.

RESUMO Objetivo: Comparar as doenças proctológicas nos pacientes HIV positivos e negativos. Método: Estudo prospectivo realizado no ambulatório de proctologia do Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas de 2013 a 2019. Todos foram submetidos a anamnese e exame proctológico, e divididos em dois grupos (HIV+ e HIV−) sendo comparados em relação a idade, sexo, diagnóstico e se havia ou não indicação cirúrgica. Resultados: 485 pacientes HIV+ (41.9%) (Grupo I) e 672 HIV negativos (58.1%) (Grupo II). A média de idade do Grupo I foi 42.8 anos sendo 404 (83.3%) do masculino. No grupo II, a média de idade foi de 48.3 anos, sendo 396 (59%) do sexo feminino. Comparando os grupos, houve diferença estatisticamente significante em relação ao sexo, idade e diagnóstico. Houve maior incidência de hemorróida e plicoma no Grupo II e condilomas acuminados no Grupo I (p < 0.001). No Grupo I, o condiloma acuminado foi mais prevalente, porém naqueles com CD4 acima de 500 células/mm3, os diagnósticos se aproximaram da população sem HIV. Conclusão: As doenças proctológicas foram semelhantes, com incidências diferentes. A incidências das doenças de pacientes HIV− e + tendem a se aproximar na medida que o nível do CD4 aumenta.

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Colorectal Surgery/statistics & numerical data , HIV Infections/complications , HIV
Rev. cuba. reumatol ; 22(3): e786, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1144536


Introducción: La osteonecrosis es un trastorno asociado al déficit de riego sanguíneo con isquemia en los vasos nutricios de los huesos interesados, causa dolor crónico y discapacidad funcional. Con el desarrollo de la epidemia de VIH, se aprecia un marcado incremento de esta afección. Objetivo: Determinar la frecuencia y caracterizar clínica y epidemiológicamente a los pacientes cubanos con VIH/sida que desarrollaron osteonecrosis. Métodos: Estudio analítico prospectivo de pilotaje en una serie de 285 pacientes adultos, con infección por HIV/sida atendidos en el Instituto de Medicina Tropical Pedro Kourí en la era posterior a la terapia antirretroviral (TARVAE), años 2003-2018. Los pacientes ofrecieron su consentimiento informado. Se evaluaron variables epidemiológicas consideradas factores de riesgo (estatus procoagulante, alcoholismo, tabaquismo, hipercolesterolemia e hiperlipidemia, consumo de esteroides, conteo de células T, CD4+ y drogas antirretrovirales). Resultados: La edad promedio de la serie fue de 41 años, con una supervivencia de 12 años, marcado predominio del sexo masculino y piel blanca. El modo de adquisición del VIH prevaleciente fue la vía sexual y de hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (67,3 por ciento). Tres pacientes desarrollaron osteonecrosis (1,05 por ciento), necrosis avascular de caderas (2 casos en la derecha y uno bilateral), con cambios radiográficos por esta afección. Entre los factores asociados, un paciente tenía hiperlipidemia, dos eran fumadores, uno consumía alcohol, y los tres tenían conteo de células T CD4+ de más de 200. Todos tenían instaurada la TARVAE con inhibidores de proteasas y de la transcriptasa inversa, incluido tenofovir. Conclusiones: En esta serie de 285 pacientes con VIH, hubo una baja frecuencia de osteonecrosis. No se establecieron relaciones causales entre los factores de riesgo reconocidos en la literatura, la TARVAE y la aparición de osteonecrosis. Queda por definir el papel desempeñado por la infección VIH per se en el desarrollo de esta complicación, o develar si existen otras variables no exploradas en este estudio(AU)

Introduction: Avascular Necrosis or Osteonecrosis (ON) is a process associated with the blood supply deficit with ischemia in the nutritional vessels of the interested bones determining chronic pain, functional disability. In recent years with the growing development of the HIV epidemic, a marked increase in this condition has been observed. Objective: To determine an characterize in the clinical and epidemiological order the Cuban HIV + patients, who developed ON in the context of the HIV epidemic in a series of 285 HIV + cases with highly effective ARV therapy including tenofovir. Methods: Prospective analytical pilot study in a series of 285 patients, with HIV-AIDS infection adults treated in the IPK of Cuba in the later era (years 2003-17) to high-efficiency ARV therapy (TARVAE). Patients diagnosed with HIV / AIDS who offered their informed consent to participate in the study were included, and the research was approved by the IPK Ethics Committee. Results: Average age 41 (15-71) years (p <0.05). Survival 12 years by studies of Kaplan and Maier. Marked male predominance with 230 (81 percent), 55 (19.2 percent) women, white skin color, and 50-59 age group with 146 (51.2 percent) (p <0.05); data similar to the rest of the Cuban population according to other COPCORD Epidemiological studies. (18) Sexual and HIVH prevalent HIV acquisition mode with 192 (67.3 percent). 154 (54 percent) had an undetectable viral load. We found 3 (1.05 percent) patients who developed ON, with an average age of 52 (40-61a), 2 patients in right hip, and one bilateral avascular necrosis of the hips, all with radiological changes of this condition. As associated FR, one patient had hyperlipidemia, another 2 smoker, and 1 alcohol, all 3 with CD4 + T cell count <200 And high viral load. All cases had TARVAE with protease inhibitors, and reverse transcriptase, including Tenofovir. Conclusions: Our report is aimed at showing a low frequency of ON in our series of 285 patients studied in the Cuban HIV epidemic. The hips were the sites of ON, with 1 patients bilateral involvement. Hyperlipidemia, tabaquism and alcohol were the principal risk factors presented and low level of CD4 + T cels, and high viral load. We were unable to establish causal relationships between the recognized risk factors reported in the literature, HAART and the appearance of ON, all of which leave the role played by HIV infection per se in the development of this complication, or the effects of other variables that we have not explored in this preliminary study(AU)

Humans , Middle Aged , Osteonecrosis/epidemiology , HIV Infections/complications , Anti-Retroviral Agents/therapeutic use , Epidemiologic Studies , Prospective Studies , Cuba/epidemiology
Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(5): 555-562, nov. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1144250


Resumen Introducción: Aproximadamente 50% de las personas con infección por VIH padecen de alguna patología neuro-psiquiátrica. Características intrínsecas del virus, sus complicaciones, tratamiento y el contexto socio-cultural de los infectados facilitan el desarrollo de estas co-morbilidades, que determinan, en parte, el curso y pronóstico de las personas con infección por VIH. Objetivo: Introducir en la fisiopatología, características clínicas y manejo de la patología neuro-psiquiática en la infección por VIH, centrándose en dos de sus cuadros de mayor prevalencia: el trastorno neuro-cognitivo asociado al VIH (HAND) y el trastorno depresivo mayor (TDM). Desarrollo: En general, la detección y el tratamiento precoz de la patología neuropsiquiátrica en personas con infección por VIH mejora la calidad de vida de los pacientes, el curso clínico de la infección y mejora la adherencia al tratamiento anti-retroviral, lo que constituye una herramienta importante en el control de la propagación del VIH.

Abstract Background: The prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders in HIV infected individuals is around 50%. Despite this, these diseases are often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Direct effects of the virus, opportunistic infections, adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy and the sociocultural context of the infected persons, contribute to the development of HIV associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) and major depressive disorder (MDD), both of which have an impact in quality of life and disease progression. Aim: To introduce physicians in the pathophysiology, clinical features and management of psychiatric disease in seropositive patients. Content: Early detection and treatment of neuropsychiatric comorbidity in HIV infected individuals improve clinical outcomes, quality of life and is an important milestone in the control of the pandemic.

Humans , HIV Infections/complications , HIV Infections/drug therapy , HIV Infections/epidemiology , Depressive Disorder, Major/etiology , Depressive Disorder, Major/epidemiology , Quality of Life , Comorbidity , Prevalence
Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(5): 550-554, nov. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1144249


Resumen Introducción: Cargas virales (CV) entre 20-200 copias/mL se consideran cargas virales de bajo grado (CVBG). Su implicancia clínica y manejo no han sido definidos. Objetivo: Evaluar el impacto de CVBG en el riesgo de desarrollo posterior de fallo virológico (FV). Pacientes y Métodos: Se incluyeron pacientes ≥ 18 años, desde enero de 2009 a diciembre de 2019, con infección por VIH-1 con CV< 20 copias/mL, por un mínimo de seis meses y/o en dos muestras consecutivas bajo tratamiento anti-retroviral . Se realizó seguimiento de las CV estrati ficándolas: CV < 20 copias/mL, CVBG (20-50 copias/mL y 51-200 copias/mL) y FV. Mediana de seguimiento 25 meses (IQR 15-31). Resultados: Fueron incluidos 1.416 pacientes con CV < 20 copias/ mL bajo TARV. De ellos, 797 permanecieron con CV< 20 copias/mL durante el seguimiento, 144 presentaron CV entre 20-50 copias/mL, 384 entre 51-200 copias/mL y 91 presentaron FV sin CVBG previa. De los 528 pacientes que tuvieron CVBG, 110 (20,1%) fallaron, riesgo 3,45 veces superior respecto a los que no tuvieron CVBG previa. El riesgo de FV fue 3,27 mayor para aquellos que tuvieron CVBG entre 51-200 copias/mL vs 20-50 copias/mL. Discusión: El estudio permite relacionar la CVBG con el FV posterior, siendo el mayor riesgo CVBG entre 51-200 copias/mL.

Abstract Background: Viral loads (VL) between 20-200 copies/mL are considered low-grade viral loads (LGVL). Its clinical implications and management have not been defined. Aim: To evaluate the impact of LGVL on the risk of subsequent development of virological failure (VF). Methods: Patients ≥ 18 years, with HIV-1 infection who had VL < 20 copies/mL for at least six months and/or in two consecutive samples under antiretroviral therapy (ART) were included, between January 1st, 2009 and December 31, 2019. Follow-up of the VLs was carried out stratifying them in VL < 20 copies/mL, LGVL (20-50 copies/mL and 51-200 copies/mL) and VF. Median follow-up 25 months (IQR 15-31). Results: 1,416 patients were included who reached VL < 20 copies/ml under ART, 797 patients remained with CV < 20 copies/mL during follow-up, 144 patients had VL between 21-50 copies/mL, 384 between 51-200 copies/mL and 91 had VF without previous LGVL. Out of 528 patients who had LGVL, 110 failed, risk 3.45 times higher than those who had no previous LGVL. Risk 3.27 times higher of VF for those who had LGVL between 51-200 copies/mL compared to 20-50 copies/mL. Discussion: The study allows to relate the LGVL with VF. This association was observed more frequently with LGVL between 51-200 copies/mL

Humans , Viremia/etiology , HIV Infections/complications , HIV Infections/drug therapy , HIV-1 , Treatment Failure , Anti-HIV Agents/therapeutic use , Viral Load , Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
J. coloproctol. (Rio J., Impr.) ; 40(3): 261-264, July-Sept. 2020. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1135000


Abstract The Buschke-Lowenstein tumor, known as the giant condyloma acuminatum, is a rare lesion of the anorectal and PerianaL region; it is sexually transmitted and associated with human papilloma virus, types 6 and 11. Histologically, it is a benign tumor, but it can reach big proportions and may behave aggressively. The purpose of this study is to report the case of a patient diagnosed with HIV and psoriasis 14 years ago, associated with Buschke-Lowenstein tumor and other diffuse condylomatous lesions in the body.

Resumo O tumor de Buschke-Lowenstein, também conhecido como condiloma acuminado gigante, é uma lesão rara da região anorretal e perianal, sexualmente transmitida, associada ao papiloma vírus humano, Tipos 6 e 11. Histologicamente, trata-se de um tumor benigno, mas clinicamente atinge grandes proporções e pode se comportar de forma agressiva. O objetivo deste estudo é relatar o caso de um paciente com diagnóstico de HIV e psoríase há 14 anos, associado ao tumor de Buschke-Lowenstein e outras lesões condilomatosas difusas no corpo.

Humans , Male , Psoriasis/complications , HIV Infections/complications , Buschke-Lowenstein Tumor/pathology , Papillomaviridae
Rev. Méd. Clín. Condes ; 31(3/4): 317-329, mayo.-ago. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1223762


Los sujetos con infección por Virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH) tienen mayor susceptibilidad de adquirir infecciones por su deterioro inmunológico. Según el deterioro inmunológico y el uso de terapia antiretroviral (TARV) en niños y adultos VIH (+), la intensidad de la respuesta inmune a las vacunas es menor que la población general. Por este motivo es preferible administrar vacunas una vez que la TARV haya permitido la inmunoreconstitución, y se recomiendan dosis de refuerzo. Por otra parte, las vacunas vivas atenuadas deben ser usadas con precaución, y están contraindicadas en inmunosupresión severa.

Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are more susceptible to acquiring infections due to their immune deterioration. The intensity of the immune response to vaccines is lower than general population, depending on immune status and the use of antiretroviral therapy (ARV). For this reason, it is preferable to administer vaccines once ART has allowed immune reconstitution, and booster doses are recommended. On the other hand, live vaccines should be used with caution, and are contraindicated in severe immunosuppression.

Humans , Infant, Newborn , Child , Adult , Vaccines/administration & dosage , Communicable Disease Control/methods , Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/complications , Vaccination , Vaccines/immunology , HIV Infections/complications , Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/immunology , Immunosuppression , Immunization/methods , AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/prevention & control , Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
Rev. ADM ; 77(2): 100-107, mar.-abr. 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1102211


El sarcoma de Kaposi (SK) es una neoplasia vascular maligna poco frecuente, asociada al virus herpes humano tipo 8. Existen cuatro formas clínicas: clásico, endémico, asociado con inmunosupresión iatrogénica y asociado al VIH/SIDA. Este artículo presenta una revisión de la literatura sobre la epidemiología, la patogénesis, las manifestaciones clínicas y el tratamiento del sarcoma de Kaposi asociado al VIH/ SIDA (SK-VIH/SIDA) a propósito de un caso clínico manejado en la Clínica Académica de Atención Dental. La baja en la incidencia de esta neoplasia da lugar al desconocimiento de sus manifestaciones clínicas. En adición, los pacientes seropositivos suelen no mencionar su padecimiento en la anamnesis, lo cual representa un riesgo tanto para el paciente en su diagnóstico y manejo odontológico como para el odontólogo y el personal clínico con riesgo de contagio (AU)

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an uncommon malignant vascular neoplasm, associated with human herpes virus type 8. There are four clinical presentations: classic, endemic, associated with iatrogenic immunosuppression and associated with AIDS. This article presents a review of the literature on epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment and HIV/AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma (SK-HIV/AIDS) regarding a clinical case managed at the Academic Center of Dental Care. The decrease in the incidence of this neoplasm, leads to ignorance of its clinical manifestations. In addition, seropositive patients usually don't mention their condition in the anamnesis, which represents a risk for the patients on their diagnosis and the case management as well as for the dentist and the clinical personnel from risk of infection (AU)

Humans , Male , Adult , Oral Manifestations , Sarcoma, Kaposi , HIV Infections/complications , Dental Care for Chronically Ill , Sarcoma, Kaposi/diagnostic imaging , Communicable Disease Control , Infection Control, Dental , Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active , Mexico
Rev. argent. coloproctología ; 31(1): 21-27, mar. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1102171


Introducción: El tratamiento del carcinoma anal escamoso (CAE) en los pacientes HIV positivos resulta controvertido. Si bien las guías actuales recomiendan realizar en los pacientes con buen estado inmunológico la quimiorradioterapia (QRT) concurrente estándar, algunos autores consideran que estos pacientes presentan mayor toxicidad y peores resultados a largo plazo, por lo que requerirían un abordaje diferente. El objetivo de este trabajo es comparar los resultados del tratamiento del CAE en los pacientes VIH positivos y negativos. Diseño: Estudio retrospectivo comparativo. Pacientes y métodos: Se revisaron retrospectivamente las historias clínicas de los pacientes tratados en el Sector Coloproctología, Hospital Fernández, entre 01/2007 y 10/2018. Los del conducto anal se dividieron en: Grupo I: VIH negativos y Grupo II: VIH positivos. Se compararon variables demográficas, factores de riesgo específicos, estadificación, QRT (drogas, toxicidad y respuesta), tratamiento quirúrgico curativo/paliativo, persistencia/recurrencia y supervivencia específica y global. Resultados: Se incluyeron 28 pacientes (18 mujeres); margen: 2, conducto: 26 (Grupo I: 15. Grupo II: 11). Los VIH positivos eran en su mayoría hombres que tienen sexo con hombres vs. 100% de mujeres VIH negativas (p<0,01), más jóvenes (45,2±0,9 vs. 63,6±8; p<0,01) y tabaquistas (82% vs. 27%; p=0,005). No hubo diferencia significativa en la estadificación, aunque el Grupo II tuvo tumores con complicaciones más severas. Pudieron completar el tratamiento: Grupo I: 93%, Grupo II: 64% (p<0,05). Tuvieron respuesta completa a la QRT 13/14 (93%) pacientes del Grupo I y 3/7 (43%) del Grupo II (p<0,01). Hubo 3 recurrencias, 2 locorregionales y 1 a distancia (p=NS). Los VIH positivos requirieron más cirugías (82% vs. 27%; p<0,01). A 5 pacientes (4 del Grupo II) se les realizó una resección abdominoperineal (RAP). Tuvieron colostomía definitiva, con o sin RAP, el 46% de los pacientes, la mayoría VIH positivos (82% vs. 27%; p=0,002). En los VIH positivos el RR de mortalidad por cáncer fue 4 (IC95%: 1,01-16,5; p=0,02) y el RR de mortalidad global fue 5,45 (IC95%: 1,42-20,8; p=0,002). Tuvieron menor supervivencia, tanto global (p=0,001) como libre de enfermedad (p=0,01). Mediana de seguimiento: 27 meses (4-216).Conclusiones: Los pacientes VIH positivos con CAE se diferenciaron de los VIH negativos en una menor tasa de respuesta completa a la QRT y una mayor necesidad de tratamiento quirúrgico. Además, tuvieron una supervivencia global y libre de enfermedad significativamente menor que los VIH negativos. (AU)

INTRODUCTION: The treatment of anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in HIV-positive patients is controversial. Although current guidelines recommend performing standard concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with good immune status, some authors believe that these patients have greater toxicity and worse long-term results, so they would require a different approach. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of SCC treatment in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients.DESIGN: Comparative retrospective study.PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of patients treated in the Coloproctology Section, Hospital Fernández, between 01/2007 and 10/2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Those of the anal canal were divided into: Group I: HIV-negative and Group II: HIV-positive. Demographic variables, specific risk factors, staging, CRT (drugs, toxicity, and response), curative/palliative surgical treatment, persistence/recurrence, and cancer-specific and global survival were compared.RESULTS: 28 patients (18 women), margin: 2, conduit: 26 (Group I: 15. Group II: 11). The HIV-positive were mostly men who have sex with men (vs. 100% HIV-negative women; p<0.01), younger (45.2 ± 0.9 vs. 63.6 ± 8; p<0.01) and smokers (82% vs. 27%; p=0.005). There was no significant difference in staging, although Group II had tumors with more severe complications. Completed the treatment: Group I: 93%, Group II: 64% of patients (p<0,05). Thirteen out of 14 (93%) patients in Group I, and 3/7 (43%) patients in Group II had a complete response to CRT (p<0.01). There were 3 recurrences, 2 loco-regional and 1 distance (p=NS). HIV-positive required more surgery (82% vs. 27%; p<0.01). 5 patients (4 of Group II) underwent an abdominal-perineal resection (APR). Forty six percent of patients had permanent colostomy, with or without APR, most of them were HIV-positive (82% vs. 27%; p=0.002). In HIV-positive patients, the RR of cancer mortality was 4 (95% CI: 1.01-16.5; p=0.02) and the RR of overall mortality was 5.45 (95% CI: 1.42-20, 8; p=0.002). They also had lower overall (p=0.001) and disease-free survival (p=0.01). Median follow-up: 27 months (4 - 216).CONCLUSION: HIV-positive patients with anal SCC were different from HIV-negative patients in that they had a lower complete response rate to CRT, and a greater need for surgical treatment. They had a significantly lower overall and disease-free survival than HIV-negative patients. (AU)

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Young Adult , Anus Neoplasms/therapy , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/therapy , HIV Infections/complications , Chemoradiotherapy , Anus Neoplasms/surgery , Anus Neoplasms/complications , Anus Neoplasms/mortality , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/surgery , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/complications , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/mortality , Survival Analysis , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , Proctectomy , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local , Neoplasm Staging
Arq. bras. cardiol ; 114(1): 90-97, Jan. 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055103


Abstract Background: People living with HIV are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and carotid thickness, due to the inflammation caused by the virus, the antiretroviral therapy, and other risk factors. However, few studies have observed the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases and carotid thickness in HIV-positive population at low cardiovascular risk and with undetectable viral load. Objectives: To evaluate the association between levels of inflammatory markers and carotid thickness in people living with HIV, under antiretroviral therapy and at low cardiovascular risk. Methods: To determine low cardiovascular risk in both groups (HIV infected and non-infected individuals), the Framingham Risk Score was used. Inflammatory markers (IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, sVCAM-1, and sICAM-1) were assessed using flow cytometry. Carotid thickness (mm) was measured using Doppler ultrasound. Level of significance was p < 0.05. Results: In People living with HIV, age and smoking status were associated with carotid thickness alterations. In the non-HIV group, age, higher total cholesterol, and LDL levels were associated with increased carotid thickness. Using the multivariate analysis, a significant association between TNF-α and IL- 1( levels, and a higher chance of atherosclerosis development in HIV group were observed. Conclusions: Both groups have a similar risk for developing cardiovascular disease, therefore our study demonstrates that HIV-positive individuals with undetectable viral load in antiretroviral therapy without protease inhibitors and with low cardiovascular risk do not present differences in carotid thickness in relation to uninfected individuals.

Resumo Fundamento: As pessoas que vivem com HIV têm um risco aumentado de doença cardiovascular e espessamento da carótida, devido à inflamação causada pelo vírus, à terapia antirretroviral e a outros fatores de risco. No entanto, poucos estudos observaram a ocorrência de doenças cardiovasculares e espessamento carotídeo na população soropositiva com baixo risco cardiovascular e carga viral indetectável. Objetivos: Avaliar a associação entre níveis de marcadores inflamatórios e espessura da carótida em pessoas vivendo com HIV, sob terapia antirretroviral e com baixo risco cardiovascular. Métodos: Para determinar o baixo risco cardiovascular em ambos os grupos (indivíduos infectados e não-infectados pelo HIV), foi utilizado o Escore de Risco de Framingham. Os marcadores inflamatórios (IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, sVCAM-1 e sICAM-1) foram avaliados por citometria de fluxo. A espessura da carótida (mm) foi mensurada por meio de ultrassom com Doppler. O nível de significância foi de p < 0,05. Resultados: Em pessoas vivendo com HIV, a idade e o tabagismo foram associados a alterações da espessura da carótida. No grupo não-HIV, idade e níveis mais altos de colesterol total e LDL foram associados ao aumento da espessura da carótida. Utilizando a análise multivariada, observou-se associação significativa entre os níveis de TNF-α e IL-1β e maior chance de desenvolvimento de aterosclerose no grupo com HIV. Conclusão: Ambos os grupos têm risco semelhante de desenvolver doença cardiovascular, portanto, nosso estudo demonstra que indivíduos HIV-positivos com carga viral indetectável em terapia antirretroviral sem inibidores de protease e com baixo risco cardiovascular não apresentam diferenças na espessura da carótida em relação aos indivíduos não-infectados.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Biomarkers/blood , Cardiovascular Diseases/blood , HIV Infections/blood , Carotid Intima-Media Thickness , Inflammation/blood , HIV Infections/complications , HIV Infections/drug therapy , Cross-Sectional Studies , Viral Load , Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active , Anti-Retroviral Agents/administration & dosage
Arq. bras. cardiol ; 114(1): 68-75, Jan. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055082


Abstract Background: HIV-positive patients are twice as likely than the general population to have a heart attack and are four times at greater risk of sudden death. In addition to the increased risk, these individuals present with cardiovascular events on average approximately 10 years earlier than the general population. Objective: To compare Framingham and reduced DAD (Data Collection on Adverse Effects of Anti-HIV Drugs Cohort) scores for cardiovascular risk assessment in HIV-positive patients and potential impact on clinical decision after evaluation of subclinical carotid atherosclerosis. Methods: Seventy-one HIV-positive patients with no history of cardiovascular disease were clinically evaluated, stratified by the Framingham 2008 and reduced DAD scores and submitted to subclinical carotid atherosclerosis evaluation. Agreement between scores was assessed by Kappa index and p < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: mean age was 47.2 and 53.5% among males. The rate of subclinical atherosclerosis was 39.4%. Agreement between scores was 49% with Kappa of 0.735 in high-risk patients. There was no significant difference between scores by ROC curve discrimination analysis. Among patients with intermediate risk and Framingham and reduced DAD scores, 62.5% and 30.8% had carotid atherosclerosis, respectively. Conclusion: The present study showed a correlation between the scores and medium-intimal thickening, besides a high correlation between patients classified as high risk by the Framingham 2008 and reduced DAD scores. The high prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis in intermediate risk patients suggests that most of them could be reclassified as high risk.

Resumo Fundamento: Pacientes HIV positivos possuem 2 vezes maior risco que a população geral de apresentarem infarto e 4 vezes maior de morte súbita. Além do risco aumentado, esses indivíduos apresentam eventos cardiovasculares, em média, aproximadamente, 10 anos antes que a população geral. Objetivo: Comparar os escores Framingham e DAD reduzido para avaliação de risco cardiovascular em pacientes HIV positivos e o potencial impacto na decisão clínica após avaliação de aterosclerose carotídea subclínica. Métodos: Foram avaliados clinicamente 71 pacientes HIV positivos sem antecedentes de doenças cardiovasculares, estratificados pelos escores Framingham 2008 e DAD reduzido e submetidos a avaliação de aterosclerose carotídea subclínica. A concordância entre os escores foi avaliada pelo índice Kappa e os valores de p < 0,05 foram considerados estatisticamente significativos. Resultados: A idade média foi 47,2 e 53,5% do sexo masculino. A ocorrência de aterosclerose subclínica foi de 39,4%. A concordância entre os escores foi de 49% com Kappa de 0,735 nos pacientes de alto risco. Não houve diferença significativa entre os escores por meio de análise de discriminação com curva ROC. Dos pacientes com risco intermediário no Framingham e DAD reduzido, 62,5% e 30,8% respectivamente apresentavam aterosclerose carotídea. Conclusão: O presente estudo mostrou correlação entre os escores e espessamento médio-intimal e alta concordância entre os pacientes classificados como alto risco nos escores Framingham 2008 e DAD escore reduzido. A observação de alta prevalência de aterosclerose carotídea em pacientes de risco intermediário sugere que grande parte desses pacientes poderia ser reclassificada como alto risco.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Carotid Artery Diseases/diagnosis , HIV Infections/complications , Carotid Artery Diseases/etiology , Carotid Artery Diseases/blood , HIV Infections/blood , Risk Factors , ROC Curve , Risk Assessment , Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2859-2866, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877942


The prevalence of asymptomatic cryptococcal antigenemia (ACA) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals has been observed to be elevated. The prevalence of ACA ranges from 1.3% to 13%, with different rates of prevalence in various regions of the world. We reviewed studies conducted internationally, and also referred to two established expert consensus guideline documents published in China, and we have concluded that Chinese HIV-infected patients should undergo cryptococcal antigen screening when CD4 T-cell counts fall below 200 cells/μL and that the recommended treatment regimen for these patients follow current World Health Organization guidelines, although it is likely that this recommendation may change in the future. Early screening and optimized preemptive treatment for ACA is likely to help decrease the incidence of cryptococcosis, and is lifesaving. Further studies are warranted to explore issues related to the optimal management of ACA.

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections , CD4 Lymphocyte Count , China , Cryptococcosis/epidemiology , Cryptococcus , HIV Infections/complications , Humans , Meningitis, Cryptococcal
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20200692, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1143866


Abstract A 56-year-old male with human immunodeficiency virus required hospitalization due to the onset of both dyspnea and asthenia. A computed tomography of the chest exam showed the radiological pattern of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pulmonary involvement. Based on immunochromatographic analysis, the patient evolved as a reagent for immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. The individual developed complete hemiparesis with a predominance in the right arm and conduction aphasia. T1-weighted magnetic resonance sequence of the brain showed an area of hypointensity with a high intrinsic cortical signal and hyperintensity in the T2-sequence. A Doppler velocimetric examination showed total/critical sub occlusion, suggesting an ischemic stroke.

Humans , Male , HIV Infections/complications , Brain Ischemia/virology , Coronavirus Infections/complications , Immunoglobulin G , Immunoglobulin M , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Brain Ischemia/diagnostic imaging , Coinfection/virology , Betacoronavirus , Middle Aged , Antibodies, Viral
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20190564, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136856


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases (CDVs) have become increasingly important for progressively older people living with HIV (PLHIV). Identification of gaps requiring improvement in the care cascade for hypertension, a primary risk factor for CVDs, is of utmost importance. This study analyzed the prevalence of hypertensive status and described the care cascade for hypertension screening, diagnosis, treatment, treatment adherence, and management in PLHIV. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 298 PLHIV (age >40 years) who visited a referral center in the western Brazilian Amazon. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire interview and medical examinations. Thus, information regarding sociodemographic and clinical aspects, blood pressure, weight, height, body mass index, and laboratory profile was obtained. Descriptive and analytical statistics were performed, and results were considered significant ifp <0.05. RESULTS: In total, 132 (44.3%) participants reported that their blood pressure was never measured. The prevalence of hypertension was found to be 35.9% (107/298). Of these 107 participants, only 36 (33.6%) had prior knowledge of their hypertensive status, and 19 of 36 (52.7%) participants had visited a physician or cardiologist to seek treatment. Adherence to the BP-lowering treatment was noted in 11 (10.2%) participants. CONCLUSIONS: An increased prevalence of hypertension was found, and most of the hypertensive participants were unaware of their hypertensive status. In addition, blood pressure control was poor in the study population. This indicated that public health professionals did not sufficiently consider the full spectrum of healthcare and disease management for PLHIV.

Humans , Male , Female , HIV Infections/complications , Hypertension/complications , Hypertension/epidemiology , Brazil , Prevalence , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Factors