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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 4252-4255, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018935

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Medication adherence is a critical component and implicit assumption of the patient life cycle that is often violated, incurring financial and medical costs to both patients and the medical system at large. As obstacles to medication adherence are complex and varied, approaches to overcome them must themselves be multifaceted.This paper demonstrates one such approach using sensor data recorded by an Apple Watch to detect low counts of pill medication in standard prescription bottles. We use distributed computing on a cloud-based platform to efficiently process large volumes of high-frequency data and train a Gradient Boosted Tree machine learning model. Our final model yielded average cross-validated accuracy and F1 scores of 80.27% and 80.22%, respectively.We conclude this paper with two use cases in which wearable devices such as the Apple Watch can contribute to efforts to improve patient medication adherence.


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Aprendizado de Máquina , Dispositivos Eletrônicos Vestíveis , Humanos , Adesão à Medicação
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(40): 1437-1442, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031362

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During 2018, estimated incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among Hispanic and Latino (Hispanic/Latino) persons in the United States was four times that of non-Hispanic White persons (1). Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 24% (138,023) of U.S. MSM living with diagnosed HIV infection at the end of 2018 (1). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence is crucial for viral suppression, which improves health outcomes and prevents HIV transmission (2). Barriers to ART adherence among Hispanic/Latino MSM have been explored in limited contexts (3); however, nationally representative analyses are lacking. The Medical Monitoring Project reports nationally representative estimates of behavioral and clinical experiences of U.S. adults with diagnosed HIV infection. This analysis used Medical Monitoring Project data collected during 2015-2019 to examine ART adherence and reasons for missing ART doses among HIV-positive Hispanic/Latino MSM (1,673). On a three-item ART adherence scale with 100 being perfect adherence, 77.3% had a score of ≥85. Younger age, poverty, recent drug use, depression, and unmet needs for ancillary services were predictors of lower ART adherence. The most common reason for missing an ART dose was forgetting; 63.9% of persons who missed ≥1 dose reported more than one reason. Interventions that support ART adherence and access to ancillary services among Hispanic/Latino MSM might help improve clinical outcomes and reduce transmission.


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Antirretrovirais/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/etnologia , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde , Hispano-Americanos/psicologia , Homossexualidade Masculina/etnologia , Adesão à Medicação/etnologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Hispano-Americanos/estatística & dados numéricos , Homossexualidade Masculina/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Estados Unidos , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 738, 2020 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028260

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BACKGROUND: In accordance with international guidance for tuberculosis (TB) prevention, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health recommends isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for children aged 12 months and older who are living with HIV. Concerns about tolerability, adherence, and potential mistreatment of undiagnosed TB with monotherapy have limited uptake of IPT globally, especially among children, in whom diagnostic confirmation is challenging. We assessed IPT implementation and adherence at a pediatric HIV clinic in Tanzania. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, eligible children living with HIV aged 1-15 years receiving care at the DarDar Pediatric Program in Dar es Salaam who screened negative for TB disease were offered a 6-month regimen of daily isoniazid. Patients could choose to receive IPT via facility- or community-based care. Parents/caregivers and children provided informed consent and verbal assent respectively. Isoniazid was dispensed with the child's antiretroviral therapy every 1-3 months. IPT adherence and treatment completion was determined by pill counts, appointment attendance, and self-report. Patients underwent TB symptom screening at every visit. RESULTS: We enrolled 66 children between July and December 2017. No patients/caregivers declined IPT. Most participants were female (n = 43, 65.1%) and the median age was 11 years (interquartile range [IQR] 8, 13). 63 (95.5%) participants chose the facility-based model; due to the small number of participants who chose the community-based model, valid comparisons between the two groups could not be made. Forty-nine participants (74.2%) completed IPT within 10 months. Among the remaining 17, 11 had IPT discontinued by their provider due to adverse drug reactions, 5 lacked documentation of completion, and 1 had unknown outcomes due to missing paperwork. Of those who completed IPT, the average monthly adherence was 98.0%. None of the participants were diagnosed with TB while taking IPT or during a median of 4 months of follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: High adherence and treatment completion rates can be achieved when IPT is integrated into routine, self-selected facility-based pediatric HIV care. Improved record-keeping may yield even higher completion rates. IPT was well tolerated and no cases of TB were detected. IPT for children living with HIV is feasible and should be implemented throughout Tanzania.


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Antituberculosos/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HIV/patologia , Isoniazida/uso terapêutico , Tuberculose/prevenção & controle , Adolescente , Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial , Antirretrovirais/uso terapêutico , Cuidadores/psicologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação , Cooperação do Paciente , Estudos Prospectivos , Tanzânia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Diabetes Metab Syndr ; 14(5): 1583-1587, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32947759

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AIMS: To explore the impact of the coronavirus disease lockdown on diabetes patients living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in terms of their compliance with medication intake and lifestyle habits, and quality of life. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, qualitative prospective study, a questionnaire was administered over the telephone to diabetes patients who had attended National Guard primary care centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The survey included questions on demographic data, type of diabetes, medications used, comorbidities, medication compliance, and daily habits before and after the lockdown, and those assessing patients' psychological parameters during the past month by using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10). Data analysis was performed using SPSS program version 26. RESULTS: Totally, 394 patients participated. All of them had type 2 diabetes, and 37.6% had only one comorbidity. Antidiabetic monotherapy was used in 76.4% of the patients, while combination therapy was used in 23.6%. The compliance score before the lockdown was significantly higher (18.49 ± 3.05) than that after it (17.40 ± 3.25) (p-value <0.001). The average psychological assessment score was 9.78 ± 4.14 (range 8-35). Male participants and smokers had a significantly better psychological status than female participants (p-value = 0.002) and non-smokers (p value < 0.001), respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The patients' levels of compliance with medications and healthy lifestyle habits were significantly reduced after the lockdown. These findings highlight the need for healthcare professionals to encourage diabetes patients to adhere to healthy lifestyle habits and use telemedicine during lockdowns to ensure optimal blood glucose control and reduce the incidence of complications.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Quarentena/psicologia , Adulto , Infecções por Coronavirus , Estudos Transversais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Estilo de Vida , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Estudos Prospectivos , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Qualidade de Vida , Arábia Saudita , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22230, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957364

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BACKGROUND: Although the efficacy of antihypertensive drugs has been well established for primary hypertension, their effectiveness is always limited by side effects and poor compliance. Heat-sensitive moxibustion is an innovative acupoint stimulation therapy that is promising as a community health care intervention for hypertension. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the pragmatic effectiveness and safety of heat-sensitive moxibustion self-administration by patients in the community with primary hypertension. METHODS: This study will adopt a multi-center, pragmatic, nonrandomized design. Six hundred patients with primary hypertension will be recruited from 4 communities. Each patient will choose to either receive heat-sensitive moxibustion self-administration + original antihypertensive drugs or maintain their original antihypertensive drugs without heat-sensitive moxibustion for 1 year. EXPECTED OUTCOMES: The primary outcome will be changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressures and the percentage changes in the doses of antihypertensive drugs. The secondary outcomes will be changes in quality of life assessed by a validated patient-reported outcome scale and the levels of fasting blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, urinary albumin, and serum creatinine. The proportion of patients with poor compliance with the heat-sensitive moxibustion regimen will also be evaluated as a secondary outcome. The safety of heat-sensitive moxibustion will be considered by analyzing the incidence of all and serious adverse events and their correlation with heat-sensitive moxibustion. DISCUSSION: The findings of this study will provide pragmatic evidence for heat-sensitive moxibustion self-administration in patients in the community with primary hypertension and may also establish an ethical basis for further randomized controlled trials. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The protocol of this trial was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov at May 11, 2020 (No. NCT04381520).


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Temperatura Alta , Hipertensão/terapia , Moxibustão/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Hipertensão/sangue , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/urina , Adesão à Medicação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Moxibustão/efeitos adversos , Medidas de Resultados Relatados pelo Paciente , Qualidade de Vida , Autoadministração , Adulto Jovem
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Lancet ; 396(10253): 779-785, 2020 09 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32919517

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BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus is a common congenital infection, with high morbidity after an early primary maternal infection. No effective means exist to prevent viral transmission to the fetus. We aimed to investigate whether valaciclovir can prevent vertical transmission of cytomegalovirus to the fetus in pregnant women with a primary infection acquired early in pregnancy. METHODS: This prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was done at the Infectious Feto-Maternal Clinic of Rabin Medical Center (Petach Tikvah, Israel). Pregnant women aged 18 years or older, with serological evidence of a primary cytomegalovirus infection acquired either periconceptionally or during the first trimester of pregnancy, were randomly assigned to oral valaciclovir (8 g per day, twice daily) or placebo from enrolment until amniocentesis at 21 or 22 gestational weeks. Randomisation was done separately for participants infected periconceptionally or during the first trimester and was done in blocks of four. Patients and researchers were masked to participant allocation throughout the entire study period. The primary endpoint was the rate of vertical transmission of cytomegalovirus. Statistical analyses were done according to per-protocol principles. The study was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02351102. FINDINGS: Between Nov 15, 2015, and Oct 8, 2018, we enrolled and randomly assigned 100 patients to receive valaciclovir or placebo. Ten patients were excluded, five from each study group; therefore, the final analysis included 45 patients (all singletons) in the valaciclovir group and 45 patients (43 singletons and two sets of twins) in the placebo group. In the valaciclovir group, including both first trimester and periconceptional infections, five (11%) of 45 amniocenteses were positive for cytomegalovirus, compared with 14 (30%) of 47 amniocenteses in the placebo group (p=0·027; odds ratio 0·29, 95% CI 0·09-0·90 for vertical cytomegalovirus transmission). Among participants with a primary cytomegalovirus infection during the first trimester, a positive amniocentesis for cytomegalovirus was significantly less likely in the valaciclovir group (two [11%] of 19 amniocenteses) compared with the placebo group (11 [48%] of 23 amniocenteses; p=0·020. No clinically significant adverse events were reported. INTERPRETATION: Valaciclovir is effective in reducing the rate of fetal cytomegalovirus infection after maternal primary infection acquired early in pregnancy. Early treatment of pregnant women with primary infection might prevent termination of pregnancies or delivery of infants with congenital cytomegalovirus. FUNDING: None.


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/transmissão , Transmissão Vertical de Doença Infecciosa/prevenção & controle , Valaciclovir/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Adesão à Medicação , Gravidez , Primeiro Trimestre da Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos , Tempo para o Tratamento , Valaciclovir/efeitos adversos
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Value Health ; 23(9): 1210-1217, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32940239

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OBJECTIVES: Significant literature exists on the effects of medication adherence on reducing healthcare costs, but less is known about the effect of medication adherence among Medicare low-income subsidy (LIS) recipients. This study examined the effects of medication adherence on healthcare costs among LIS recipients with diabetes, hypertension, and/or heart failure. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed Medicare claims data (2012-2013) linked to the Area Health Resources Files. Using measures developed by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, adherence to 11 medication classes was studied among patients with 7 possible combinations of the diseases mentioned. Adherence was measured in 8 categories of proportion of days covered (PDC): ≥95%, 90% to <95%, 85% to <90%, 80% to <85%, 75% to <80%, 50% to <75%, 25% to <50%, and <25%. Annual Medicare costs were compared across adherence categories. A generalized linear model was used to control for patient/community characteristics. RESULTS: Among patients with only one disease, such as diabetes, patients with the lowest adherence (PDC < 25%) had $3152/year higher Medicare costs than patients with the highest adherence (PDC ≥ 95%; $11 101 vs $7949; P < .05). The adjusted costs among patients with PDC < 25% was $1893 higher than patients with PDC ≥ 95% ($9919 vs $8026; P < .05). Among patients with multiple chronic conditions, patients' adherence to medications for fewer diseases had higher costs. CONCLUSIONS: Greater medication adherence is associated with lower Medicare costs in the Medicare LIS population. Future policy affecting the LIS program should encourage better medication adherence among patients with chronic diseases.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/epidemiologia , Custos de Cuidados de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Insuficiência Cardíaca/epidemiologia , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Medicare/estatística & dados numéricos , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Comorbidade , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Medicare/economia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Estados Unidos
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Curr Opin Pulm Med ; 26(6): 696-701, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32941351

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review provides an overview of key psychological issues and challenges for the cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulator era of care. It discusses research from diagnosis and beyond, to patient-team communication with a particular focus on medical trials, adherence and living with CFTR modulators. RECENT FINDINGS: The impact of the diagnosis on parents is immense and the complexity of treatment now and in the future, are a challenge for both parents and teams. Communicating digitally is starting to become daily practice for many in CF care, with coronavirus disease 2019 accelerating this process. Participating in trials has a psychological impact, but most of all the (delayed) access and timing of accessing CFTR modulators is an important theme. Adherence remains of significance, both to 'old' and 'new' treatments. Living with CF in the era of CFTR modulators is beginning to impact on patients' quality of life, including new possibilities, opportunities and challenges. SUMMARY: Psychological care needs to engage and keep pace with the rapid medical changes. Some care priorities remain the same, including psychological screening and assessment, as well as psychoeducation, communication training and psychotherapy. The presence of CF psychologist in the CF clinic remains as important as ever.


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Comunicação , Infecções por Coronavirus , Fibrose Cística/tratamento farmacológico , Fibrose Cística/psicologia , Adesão à Medicação , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Betacoronavirus , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto/psicologia , Fibrose Cística/diagnóstico , Regulador de Condutância Transmembrana em Fibrose Cística/genética , Humanos , Qualidade de Vida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22180, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991411

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BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus-based immunosuppression has resulted in enormous improvements on liver transplantation (LTx) outcomes. However, dose adjustment and medication adherence play a key role in post-transplant treatment success. The aim of the present study is to assess the trough levels and the need for adaptation of therapeutic doses in de novo LTx patients treated with Tacrolimus in the clinical routine, without any intervention to the treatment regimen. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a pilot, prospective, exploratory, monocentric, non-interventional and non-randomized investigator-initiated study. Prospectively maintained data of 100 patients treated with various oral Tacrolimus-based immunosuppressants (Prograf or Envarsus) will be analyzed. The number of required dose adjustments of Tacrolimus formulations used in clinical routine for achieving the target trough level, Tacrolimus trough level, Tacrolimus dosing, concentration/dose ratio, routine laboratory tests, efficacy data (incl. survival, acute rejection, re-transplantation), patients therapy adherence, and infections requiring the need to reduce individual immunosuppressant dosing will be evaluated for each patient. RESULT: This study will evaluate the trough levels and the need for adaptation of therapeutic doses in de novo LTx patients treated with Tacrolimus in the clinical routine, without any intervention to the treatment regimen. CONCLUSION: The HDTACRO study will be the first study to systematically and prospectively evaluate various oral Tacrolimus-based immunosuppressants in de novo liver transplanted patients. If a difference between the therapy-subgroups is evident at the end of the trial, a randomized control trial will eventually be designed. Registration number: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT04444817.


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Imunossupressão/métodos , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Transplante de Fígado , Tacrolimo/administração & dosagem , Administração Oral , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Adesão à Medicação , Projetos Piloto , Estudos Prospectivos
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Pediatrics ; 146(4)2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32887793

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Children born preterm experience socioemotional difficulties, including increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this secondary analysis, we tested the effect of combined docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) supplementation during toddlerhood on caregiver-reported socioemotional outcomes of children born preterm. We hypothesized that children randomly assigned to DHA + AA would display better socioemotional outcomes compared with those randomly assigned to a placebo. METHODS: Omega Tots was a single-site randomized, fully masked, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial. Children (N = 377) were 10 to 16 months at enrollment, born at <35 weeks' gestation, and assigned to 180 days of daily 200-mg DHA + 200-mg AA supplementation or a placebo (400 mg corn oil). Caregivers completed the Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test-II, Stage 2 at the end of the trial. Liner mixed models and log-binomial regression compared socioemotional outcomes between the DHA + AA and placebo groups. RESULTS: Outcome data were available for 83% of children (n treatment = 161; n placebo = 153). Differences between DHA + AA and placebo groups on Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment scores were of small magnitude (Cohen's d ≤ 0.15) and not statistically significant. Children randomly assigned to DHA + AA had a decreased risk of scoring at-risk for ASD on the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test-II, Stage 2 (21% vs 32%; risk ratio = 0.66 [95% confidence interval: 0.45 to 0.97]; risk difference = -0.11 [95% confidence interval: -0.21 to -0.01]) compared with children randomly assigned to a placebo. CONCLUSIONS: No evidence of benefit of DHA + AA supplementation on caregiver-reported outcomes of broad socioemotional development was observed. Supplementation resulted in decreased risk of clinical concern for ASD. Further exploration in larger samples of preterm children and continued follow-up of children who received DHA + AA supplementation as they approach school age is warranted.


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Ácido Araquidônico/administração & dosagem , Transtorno do Espectro Autista/prevenção & controle , Desenvolvimento Infantil/efeitos dos fármacos , Suplementos Nutricionais , Ácidos Docosa-Hexaenoicos/administração & dosagem , Intervalos de Confiança , Feminino , Idade Gestacional , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido Prematuro , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação , Placebos/administração & dosagem , Fatores Sexuais , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21675, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871882

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To assess the impact of allopurinol on diabetes in a retrospective cohort of Veterans' Affairs patients with gout.The New York Harbor VA computerized patient record system was searched to identify patients with an ICD-9 code for gout meeting at least 4 modified 1977 American Rheumatology Association gout diagnostic criteria. Patients were divided into subgroups based on >30 continuous days of allopurinol, versus no allopurinol. New diagnoses of diabetes, defined according to American Diabetes Association diagnostic criteria or clinical documentation explicitly stating a new diagnosis of diabetes, were identified during an observation period from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2015.Six hundred six gout patients used allopurinol >30 continuous days, and 478 patients never used allopurinol. Over an average 7.9 ±â€Š4.8 years of follow-up, there was no significant difference in diabetes incidence between the allopurinol and non-allopurinol groups (11.7/1000 person-years vs 10.0/1000 person-years, P = .27). A lower diabetes incidence in the longest versus shortest quartiles of allopurinol use (6.3 per 1000 person-years vs 19.4 per 1000 person-years, P<.0001) was attributable to longer duration of medical follow-up.In this study, allopurinol use was not associated with decreased diabetes incidence. Prospective studies may further elucidate the relationship between hyperuricemia, gout, xanthine oxidase activity, and diabetes, and the potential impact of gout treatments on diabetes incidence.


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Alopurinol/uso terapêutico , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/epidemiologia , Supressores da Gota/uso terapêutico , Gota/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Alopurinol/administração & dosagem , Colchicina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Seguimentos , Supressores da Gota/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , New York/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Tempo , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , United States Department of Veterans Affairs , Ácido Úrico/sangue
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21606, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871876

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The increasing availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) worldwide is yet to result in decreasing HIV-related mortality among adolescents (10-19 years old) living with HIV (ALHIV) in part because of poor adherence. the poor adherence might itself be due to high level of depression. We assess the prevalence of depressive symptomatology and it's associated with adherence among ALHIV receiving ART care in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo (RoC).Adolescents aged 10 to 19 years, on antiretroviral therapy (ART), followed in the two Ambulatory Treatment Centers (ATC) in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, RoC were included in this cross-sectional study. From April 19 to July 9, 2018, participants were administered face to face interviews using a standardized questionnaire that included the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). Participants who reported failing to take their ART more than twice in the 7 days preceding the interview were classified as non-adherent. Bivariate and multivariable log-binomial models were used to estimate the prevalence ratio (PR) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI) assessing the strength of association between predictors and presence of depressive symptoms (PHQ-9 score ≥9).Overall, 135 adolescents represented 50% of ALHIV in active care at the 2 clinics were interviewed. Of those, 67 (50%) were male, 81 (60%) were 15 to 19 years old, 124 (95%) had been perinatally infected, and 71 (53%) knew their HIV status. Depressive symptoms were present in 52 (39%) participants and 78 (58%) were adherent. In univariate analyses, the prevalence of depressive symptoms was relative higher among participants who were not adherent compared to those who were (73% vs 33%; PR: 2.20 [95%CI: 1.42-3.41]). In multivariate analysis, after adjustment for report of been sexually active, alcohol drinking, age category (10-14 and 15-19), not in school, loss of both parents, the association between depression and adherence was strengthened (PR: 2.06 [95%CI: 1.23-3.45]).The prevalence of depressive symptoms in adolescents living with HIV is high and was strongly associated with poor adherence even after adjustment of potential confounders. Efforts to scale-up access to screening and management of depression among ALHIV in sub-Saharan is needed for them to realize the full of ART.


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Antirretrovirais/uso terapêutico , Depressão/epidemiologia , Infecções por HIV/psicologia , Adesão à Medicação/psicologia , Adolescente , Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Congo/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Depressão/psicologia , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Masculino , Programas de Rastreamento/métodos , Programas de Rastreamento/psicologia , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Assistência Perinatal/estatística & dados numéricos , Assistência Perinatal/tendências , Prevalência , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Pflege ; 33(5): 319-328, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32996864

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The process of medication self-management: a model revision based on a qualitative secondary analysis Abstract. Background: For safe and effective use of medication, specific skills are required which are inherent in the concept of medication self-management. In order to provide adequate counseling, it is important for registered nurses, physicians and pharmacists to know how medication self-management works in everyday life for the people affected. This process was presented in 2013 in a first conceptual model by Bailey et al. Aim: The purpose of this study was to enhance the empirical foundation of the existing model and to gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of the process of medication self-management. METHOD: A qualitative secondary analysis was conducted based on data from a semi-standardized survey (n = 395) of people in Austria, who regularly take medicine. The data were analysed according to the structuring content analysis. RESULTS: The extended model shows a new kind of logic. While the steps "fill", "take", "monitor" and "react" are always conducted one after the other, "integrate" and "maintain" form components that are mutually dependent and start after successfully completing the first four steps. "Understand" is a component that influences all steps. The whole process is influenced by personal, socio-economic, disease and medication-related factors, by supportive systems and by the overall health care system. CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present study, the drug self-management process is a complex, multi-layered and iterative one. In the context of counselling, it is important to focus on "understanding" at every step.


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Adesão à Medicação/psicologia , Autogestão/psicologia , Áustria , Humanos , Modelos Psicológicos , Pesquisa Qualitativa
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BMC Public Health ; 20(1): 1443, 2020 Sep 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32967646

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BACKGROUND: Client-Centered Representative Payee (CCRP) is an intervention modifying implementation of a current policy of the US Social Security Administration, which appoints organizations to serve as financial payees on behalf of vulnerable individuals receiving Social Security benefits. By ensuring beneficiaries' bills are paid while supporting their self-determination, this structural intervention may mitigate the effects of economic disadvantage to improve housing and financial stability, enabling self-efficacy for health outcomes and improved antiretroviral therapy adherence. This randomized controlled trial will test the impact of CCRP on marginalized people living with HIV (PLWH). We hypothesize that helping participants to pay their rent and other bills on time will improve housing stability and decrease financial stress. METHODS: PLWH (n = 160) receiving services at community-based organizations will be randomly assigned to the CCRP intervention or the standard of care for 12 months. Fifty additional participants will be enrolled into a non-randomized ("choice") study allowing participant selection of the CCRP intervention or control. The primary outcome is HIV medication adherence, assessed via the CASE adherence index, viral load, and CD4 counts. Self-assessment data for ART adherence, housing instability, self-efficacy for health behaviors, financial stress, and retention in care will be collected at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months. Viral load, CD4, and appointment adherence data will be collected at baseline, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months from medical records. Outcomes will be compared by treatment group in the randomized trial, in the non-randomized cohort, and in the combined cohort. Qualitative data will be collected from study participants, eligible non-participants, and providers to explore underlying mechanisms of adherence, subjective responses to the intervention, and implementation barriers and facilitators. DISCUSSION: The aim of this study is to determine if CCRP improves health outcomes for vulnerable PLWH. Study outcomes may provide information about supports needed to help economically fragile PLWH improve health outcomes and ultimately improve HIV health disparities. In addition, findings may help to refine service delivery including the provision of representative payee to this often-marginalized population. This protocol was prospectively registered on May 22, 2018 with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03561103) .


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Antirretrovirais/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Marginalização Social , Previdência Social/economia , Humanos , Projetos de Pesquisa , Estados Unidos , United States Social Security Administration
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N Engl J Med ; 383(13): 1231-1241, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32966722

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BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends 20 mg of zinc per day for 10 to 14 days for children with acute diarrhea; in previous trials, this dosage decreased diarrhea but increased vomiting. METHODS: We randomly assigned 4500 children in India and Tanzania who were 6 to 59 months of age and had acute diarrhea to receive 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg of zinc sulfate for 14 days. The three primary outcomes were a diarrhea duration of more than 5 days and the number of stools (assessed in a noninferiority analysis) and the occurrence of vomiting (assessed in a superiority analysis) within 30 minutes after zinc administration. RESULTS: The percentage of children with diarrhea for more than 5 days was 6.5% in the 20-mg group, 7.7% in the 10-mg group, and 7.2% in the 5-mg group. The difference between the 20-mg and 10-mg groups was 1.2 percentage points (upper boundary of the 98.75% confidence interval [CI], 3.3), and that between the 20-mg and 5-mg groups was 0.7 percentage points (upper boundary of the 98.75% CI, 2.8), both of which were below the noninferiority margin of 4 percentage points. The mean number of diarrheal stools was 10.7 in the 20-mg group, 10.9 in the 10-mg group, and 10.8 in 5-mg group. The difference between the 20-mg and 10-mg groups was 0.3 stools (upper boundary of the 98.75% CI, 1.0), and that between the 20-mg and 5-mg groups was 0.1 stools (upper boundary of the 98.75% CI, 0.8), both of which were below the noninferiority margin (2 stools). Vomiting within 30 minutes after administration occurred in 19.3%, 15.6%, and 13.7% of the patients in the 20-mg, 10-mg, and 5-mg groups, respectively; the risk was significantly lower in the 10-mg group than in the 20-mg group (relative risk, 0.81; 97.5% CI, 0.67 to 0.96) and in the 5-mg group than in the 20-mg group (relative risk, 0.71; 97.5% CI, 0.59 to 0.86). Lower doses were also associated with less vomiting beyond 30 minutes after administration. CONCLUSIONS: Lower doses of zinc had noninferior efficacy for the treatment of diarrhea in children and were associated with less vomiting than the standard 20-mg dose. (Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; ZTDT ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03078842.).


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Antidiarreicos/administração & dosagem , Diarreia/tratamento farmacológico , Zinco/administração & dosagem , Antidiarreicos/efeitos adversos , Antidiarreicos/sangue , Pré-Escolar , Diarreia Infantil/tratamento farmacológico , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação , Vômito/induzido quimicamente , Vômito/epidemiologia , Zinco/efeitos adversos , Zinco/sangue
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Med Care ; 58(9): 763-769, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732784

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BACKGROUND: Increases in prescription drug cost-sharing may decrease adherence to treatment among persons with schizophrenia and lead to discontinuation of use and an increased risk of hospitalization. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of new deductible and increased drug copayments implemented on antipsychotic and other drug purchases and on rates of hospitalizations and primary care contacts among persons with schizophrenia in Finland. RESEARCH DESIGN: Interrupted time series analysis. SUBJECTS: All persons with schizophrenia in Finland who were alive at the beginning of 2015 (N=41,017). MEASURES: We measured the rates of antipsychotic, other psychotropic and cardiometabolic drug purchasers, hospitalizations, and primary care contacts during 2015 and 2016 with data collected from several nationwide health care registers. RESULTS: During 2016, the proportion of antipsychotic purchasers decreased by -0.26 percentage points per month [95% confidence interval (CI): -0.47 to -0.05] compared with 2015. The trend of other psychotropic purchasers decreased to -0.13 percentage points per month in 2016 (95% CI: -0.22 to -0.04) compared with 2015 and cardiometabolic drug purchases to -0.17 percentage points per month (95% CI: -0.29 to -0.05) compared with 2015. The decreasing trend of psychiatric hospitalizations in 2015 halted in 2016. There were no other significant differences in health care utilization. CONCLUSIONS: In our nationwide time-series analysis, we observed decreases in the slopes of antipsychotic and other drug purchases of persons with schizophrenia after prescription drug cost-sharing increase implementation on January 1, 2016. Policymakers need to be aware of the unintended consequences of increasing cost-sharing among people with severe mental disorders.


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Antipsicóticos/administração & dosagem , Antipsicóticos/economia , Custo Compartilhado de Seguro/estatística & dados numéricos , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Esquizofrenia/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Antipsicóticos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Finlândia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Análise de Séries Temporais Interrompida , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Aceitação pelo Paciente de Cuidados de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Atenção Primária à Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Psicotrópicos/administração & dosagem , Psicotrópicos/economia
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 8: CD000544, 2020 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32856298

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BACKGROUND: Oral 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA; also known as mesalazine or mesalamine) preparations were intended to avoid the adverse effects of sulfasalazine (SASP) while maintaining its therapeutic benefits. In an earlier version of this review, we found that 5-ASA drugs were more effective than placebo for maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis (UC), but had a significant therapeutic inferiority relative to SASP. In this version, we have rerun the search to bring the review up to date. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, dose-responsiveness, and safety of oral 5-ASA compared to placebo, SASP, or 5-ASA comparators for maintenance of remission in quiescent UC and to compare the efficacy and safety of once-daily dosing of oral 5-ASA with conventional (two or three times daily) dosing regimens. SEARCH METHODS: We performed a literature search for studies on 11 June 2019 using MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library. In addition, we searched review articles and conference proceedings. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomized controlled trials with a minimum treatment duration of six months. We considered studies of oral 5-ASA therapy for treatment of participants with quiescent UC compared with placebo, SASP, or other 5-ASA formulations. We also included studies that compared once-daily 5-ASA treatment with conventional dosing of 5-ASA and 5-ASA dose-ranging studies. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: We used standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane. The primary outcome was the failure to maintain clinical or endoscopic remission. Secondary outcomes were adherence, adverse events (AE), serious adverse events (SAE), withdrawals due to AEs, and withdrawals or exclusions after entry. Trials were separated into five comparison groups: 5-ASA versus placebo, 5-ASA versus SASP, once-daily dosing versus conventional dosing, 5-ASA (balsalazide, Pentasa, and olsalazine) versus comparator 5-ASA formulation (Asacol and Salofalk), and 5-ASA dose-ranging. We calculated the risk ratio (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for each outcome. We analyzed data on an intention-to-treat basis, and used GRADE to assess the overall certainty of the evidence. MAIN RESULTS: The search identified 44 studies (9967 participants). Most studies were at low risk of bias. Ten studies were at high risk of bias. Seven of these studies were single-blind and three were open-label. 5-ASA is more effective than placebo for maintenance of clinical or endoscopic remission. About 37% (335/907) of 5-ASA participants relapsed at six to 12 months compared to 55% (355/648) of placebo participants (RR 0.68, 95% CI 0.61 to 0.76; 8 studies, 1555 participants; high-certainty evidence). Adherence to study medication was not reported for this comparison. SAEs were reported in 1% (6/550) of participants in the 5-ASA group compared to 2% (5/276) of participants in the placebo group at six to 12 months (RR 0.60, 95% CI 0.19 to 1.84; 3 studies, 826 participants; low-certainty evidence). There is probably little or no difference in AEs at six to 12 months' follow-up (RR 0.93, 95% CI 0.73 to 1.18; 5 studies, 1132 participants; moderate-certainty evidence). SASP is more effective than 5-ASA for maintenance of remission. About 48% (416/871) of 5-ASA participants relapsed at six to 18 months compared to 43% (336/784) of SASP participants (RR 1.14, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.27; 12 studies, 1655 participants; high-certainty evidence). Adherence to study medication and SAEs were not reported for this comparison. There is probably little or no difference in AEs at six to 12 months' follow-up (RR 1.07, 95% CI 0.82 to 1.40; 7 studies, 1138 participants; moderate-certainty evidence). There is little or no difference in clinical or endoscopic remission rates between once-daily and conventionally dosed 5-ASA. About 37% (717/1939) of once-daily participants relapsed over 12 months compared to 39% (770/1971) of conventional-dosing participants (RR 0.94, 95% CI 0.88 to 1.01; 10 studies, 3910 participants; high-certainty evidence). There is probably little or no difference in medication adherence rates. About 10% (106/1152) of participants in the once-daily group failed to adhere to their medication regimen compared to 8% (84/1154) of participants in the conventional-dosing group (RR 1.18, 95% CI 0.72 to 1.93; 9 studies, 2306 participants; moderate-certainty evidence). About 3% (41/1587) of participants in the once-daily group experienced a SAE compared to 2% (35/1609) of participants in the conventional-dose group at six to 12 months (RR 1.20, 95% CI 0.77 to 1.87; moderate-certainty evidence). There is little or no difference in the incidence of AEs at six to 13 months' follow-up (RR 0.98, 95% CI 0.92 to 1.04; 8 studies, 3497 participants; high-certainty evidence). There may be little or no difference in the efficacy of different 5-ASA formulations. About 44% (158/358) of participants in the 5-ASA group relapsed at six to 18 months compared to 41% (142/349) of participants in the 5-ASA comparator group (RR 1.08, 95% CI 0.91 to 1.28; 6 studies, 707 participants; low-certainty evidence). AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: There is high-certainty evidence that 5-ASA is superior to placebo for maintenance therapy in UC. There is high-certainty evidence that 5-ASA is inferior compared to SASP. There is probably little or no difference between 5-ASA and placebo, and 5-ASA and SASP in commonly reported AEs such as flatulence, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and dyspepsia. Oral 5-ASA administered once daily has a similar benefit and harm profile as conventional dosing for maintenance of remission in quiescent UC.


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Ácidos Aminossalicílicos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/administração & dosagem , Colite Ulcerativa/tratamento farmacológico , Quimioterapia de Manutenção/métodos , Mesalamina/administração & dosagem , Administração Oral , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/efeitos adversos , Viés , Colite Ulcerativa/prevenção & controle , Esquema de Medicação , Humanos , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Pacientes Desistentes do Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Placebos/uso terapêutico , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Recidiva , Indução de Remissão/métodos , Sulfassalazina/administração & dosagem , Sulfassalazina/efeitos adversos
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238321, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32853261

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BACKGROUND: Psychological treatments improve depressive symptoms in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Adaptation of treatments should be based on explanatory models of depression and other elements within the given context. AIM: This study aimed to examine explanatory models of depression and acceptable approaches for implementation of group IPT in Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: Qualitative data were collected from April to May 2019 from case managers, adherence supporters and service users using focus group discussion and analysed thematically. RESULTS: PLWHA attributed depression to psychosocial problems, spiritual factors and biological factors. Depression had several impacts at individual and family level. Group-based interpersonal therapy (IPT) was acceptable if provided by trained peer counselors. CONCLUSION: The current study findings informed how to conduct feasibility and acceptability trials of group IPT in the HIV population in Ethiopia.


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Adaptação Psicológica/fisiologia , Infecções por HIV/psicologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Depressão/psicologia , Etiópia , Feminino , Grupos Focais , Humanos , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação/psicologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Psicoterapia de Grupo/métodos , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Organização Mundial da Saúde , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238114, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822432

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INTRODUCTION: Hypertension among HIV positive patients in low- and middle-income countries has got little attention and data on the problem is limited in Ethiopia. Hence, this study aims to determine the magnitude of hypertension and its associated factors among HIV-positive patients receiving care at referral hospitals of Northwest Ethiopia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was conducted to determine the burden of hypertension in patients living with HIV receiving care at referral hospitals of Northwest Ethiopia between November 2018 and May 2019. Four hundred seven randomly selected adult patients were included for the study. Using standardized questionnaire, sociodemographic, behavioral and clinical data were collected. Anthropometric parameters, fasting blood sugar as well as lipid profiles were determined. Bivariate and multivariate binary logistic regression analysis was performed. RESULT: A total of 407 study subjects with 98% response rate have been included in this study. The prevalence of hypertension was 14.0% (95% CI: 10.63,17.37). Elementary educational status as compared to no education [AOR (95% CI) 2.75 (1.12,6.75), p< 0.05], moderate monthly income compared to low [AOR (95% CI) 4.27 (2.09,8.73), p<0.01], waist circumference [AOR (95% CI) 4.27 (2.09,8.73), p<0.01], taking concomitant other drug therapy [AOR (95% CI) 5.72 (2.25,14.54), p<0.01] and duration of antiretroviral therapy [AOR (95% CI) 1.12 (1.04,1.20) were significantly associated with hypertension. CONCLUSION: Hypertension is not uncommon in patients living with HIV. Educational status, monthly income, waist circumference, concomitant drug therapy and duration of antiretroviral therapy are linked with hypertension. The finding pinpoints that health care providers should work up on risk factors to reduce the burden of hypertension among the patients.


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Infecções por HIV/complicações , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Etiópia/epidemiologia , Feminino , HIV-1/metabolismo , HIV-1/patogenicidade , Humanos , Hipertensão/metabolismo , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Encaminhamento e Consulta
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