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Med. clín (Ed. impr.) ; 155(7): 295-298, oct. 2020. tab
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-193238

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: A recent outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurs in the worldwide. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) can mediate coronavirus entry into host cells. Therefore, renin–angiotensin system inhibitors (RASI) were suspected of contributing to the increase of coronavirus infection. We aimed to analyze the effects of RASI in COVID-19 patients with hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHOD: In this retrospective, single-center study, 27 COVID-19 patients with hypertension, who were admitted to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center from January 25, 2020 to January 31, 2020, were analyzed for clinical features, laboratory parameters, medications and the length of stay. All the patients were given antiviral and antihypertension treatment, of which 14 patients were treated with RASI and 13 patients without RASI. RESULTS: Comparing the two groups, we did not found statistically significant differences in clinical symptoms and laboratory tests. Furthermore, cough was not aggravated. CONCLUSIONS: Through the analysis of this small sample, RASI could be deemed safe and effective to control high blood pressure of COVID-19 patients. Further analysis with a larger sampling size is required to explore the underlying mechanism


INTRODUCCIÓN Y OBJETIVO: Un reciente brote de la enfermedad coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) se produce en todo el mundo. La enzima convertidora de angiotensina 2 (ACE2) puede mediar la entrada del coronavirus en las células huésped. Por lo tanto, se sospechaba que los inhibidores del sistema renina-angiotensina (SRA) contribuían al aumento de la infección por coronavirus. Nos propusimos analizar los efectos de los SRA en los pacientes COVID-19 con hipertensión. PACIENTES Y MÉTODO: En este estudio retrospectivo, de un solo centro, se analizaron 27 pacientes de COVID-19 con hipertensión, que fueron admitidos en el Centro Clínico de Salud Pública de Shangai desde el 25 de enero de 2020 hasta el 31 de enero de 2020, para determinar las características clínicas, los parámetros de laboratorio, los medicamentos y la duración de la estancia. A todos los pacientes se les administró un tratamiento antiviral y antihipertensivo, de los cuales 14 pacientes fueron tratados con SRA y 13 sin SRA. RESULTADOS: Comparando los dos grupos, no encontramos diferencias estadísticamente significativas en los síntomas clínicos y las pruebas de laboratorio. Además, la tos no se agravó. CONCLUSIONES: A través del análisis de esta pequeña muestra, el SRA podría considerarse seguro y eficaz para controlar la presión arterial alta de los pacientes con COVID-19. Es necesario realizar más análisis con una muestra de mayor tamaño para explorar los mecanismos subyacentes


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adulto , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/administração & dosagem , Anti-Hipertensivos/administração & dosagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina , Betacoronavirus , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/complicações , Hipertensão/virologia , Carga Viral
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J Breath Res ; 14(4): 042003, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33021206

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Diagnosis of SARS-COV-2 infection (COVID-19) is currently based on detection of the viral RNA in nasopharyngeal swab samples by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). However, sampling via nasopharyngeal swabs frequently provokes sneezing or coughing, which results in increased risk of the viral dissemination and environmental contamination. Furthermore, the sensitivity associated with the PCR tests s limited to 60%-70%, which is mainly attributable to technical deficiency in sampling. Given that the disease is transmitted via exhaled aerosol and droplets, and that the exhaled breath condensate (EBC) is the established modality for sampling exhaled aerosol, detection of the viral RNA in EBC is a promising approach for safe and efficient diagnosis of the disease. Subjects are those patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19 by positive nasopharyngeal swab PCR test and admitted to Saitama Medical Center, Japan. EBC samples will be collected using an R-tube® or R-tubeVent® device. Collected EBC samples will be introduced into a nucleic acid purifier. The purified nucleic acids will undergo amplification through RT-PCR for detection and quantification of SARS-COV-2 RNA. To date we have collected eight samples from seven subjects. Among them, two samples from two subjects tested positive for SARS-COV-2 RNA by the RT-PCR. Reflecting the second wave of COVID-19 prevalence in Japan, new admissions of COVID-19 patients to the Saitama Medical Center are increasing, and we are expecting to collect at least 50 EBC samples from 25 patients before the end of this year.


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Testes Respiratórios/instrumentação , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/métodos , Aerossóis/análise , Betacoronavirus , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Tosse , Expiração , Humanos , Japão , Pandemias , RNA Viral/análise , Projetos de Pesquisa , Manejo de Espécimes , Carga Viral
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Am J Dent ; 33(5): 248-250, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33017527

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PURPOSE: To review the literature on the use of povidone prior to dental treatment for the reduction of viruses in the oral cavity. METHODS: PubMed and Cochrane databases published from January 2019 to June 2020 were reviewed. Studies that met the inclusion criteria were reviewed by two authors separately. A qualitative review of the data was performed. RESULTS: There were no randomized controlled trials or clinical observation studies on the curative or preventive effect of povidone against COVID-19, but there are clinical trial protocols in the recruitment process. The use of a dose between 0.2% to 2.5% is recommended four times a day for 15-30 seconds. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Povidone mouthwash could be a viable solution before dental care that should be studied to reduce the viral load off COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Antissépticos Bucais/uso terapêutico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Povidona , Betacoronavirus , Assistência Odontológica , Humanos , Carga Viral
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22606, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031315

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To determine effects of cryptococcal meningitis (CM) on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1C cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) viral escape, CSF/plasma viral discordance, and drug resistance mutation (DRM) discordance between CSF and plasma compartments, we compared CSF and plasma viral load (VL) and DRMs in individuals with HIV-associated CM in Botswana.This cross-sectional study utilized 45 paired CSF/plasma samples from participants in a CM treatment trial (2014-2016). HIV-1 VL was determined and HIV-1 protease and reverse transcriptase genotyping performed. DRMs were determined using the Stanford HIV database. CSF viral escape was defined as HIV-1 ribonucleic acid ≥0.5 log10 higher in CSF than plasma and VL discordance as CSF VL > plasma VL.HIV-1 VL was successfully measured in 39/45 pairs, with insufficient sample volume in 6; 34/39 (87.2%) participants had detectable HIV-1 in plasma and CSF, median 5.1 (interquartile range: 4.7-5.7) and 4.6 (interquartile range:3.7-4.9) log10 copies/mL, respectively (P≤.001). CSF viral escape was present in 1/34 (2.9%) and VL discordance in 6/34 (17.6%). Discordance was not associated with CD4 count, antiretroviral status, fungal burden, CSF lymphocyte percentage nor mental status. Twenty-six of 45 (57.8%) CSF/plasma pairs were successfully sequenced. HIV-1 DRM discordance was found in 3/26 (11.5%); 1 had I84IT and another had M46MI in CSF only. The third had K101E in plasma and V106 M in CSF.Our findings suggest that HIV-1 escape and DRM discordance may occur at lower rates in participants with advanced HIV-disease and CM compared to those with HIV associated neurocognitive impairment.


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Farmacorresistência Viral/genética , Infecções por HIV/sangue , Infecções por HIV/líquido cefalorraquidiano , HIV-1/genética , Meningite Criptocócica/virologia , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Genes pol , Infecções por HIV/virologia , Humanos , Masculino , Meningite Criptocócica/sangue , Meningite Criptocócica/líquido cefalorraquidiano , Mutação , Estudos Retrospectivos , Carga Viral
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Lancet HIV ; 7(10): e666-e676, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33010240

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BACKGROUND: ADVANCE compared the efficacy and safety of two antiretroviral first-line combinations (dolutegravir combined with emtricitabine and either tenofovir disoproxil fumarate or tenofovir alafenamide), with a third regimen (efavirenz combined with emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) previously recommended by WHO. Here, we report the 96-week data for the study. METHODS: This randomised, open-label, non-inferiority phase 3 trial, was done at two research sites in Johannesburg, South Africa, after participant recruitment from 11 public health clinics also in Johannesburg. Eligible participants were aged 12 years or older with HIV-1 infection, who weighed at least 40 kg, had no antiretroviral exposure in the previous 6 months, with a creatinine clearance of more than 60 mL/min (>80 mL per min in individuals aged <19 years), and a plasma HIV-1 RNA concentration of 500 copies per mL or higher. Individuals who were pregnant or had tuberculosis were excluded. Participants were randomly assigned (1:1:1) by study staff using a computerised randomisation system. Randomisation was stratified by age (12 and <19 years and ≥19 years). Participants were randomly assigned to once-daily oral fixed-dose combination tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg and emtricitabine 200 mg, and once-daily oral dolutegravir 50 mg; once-daily oral fixed-dose combination tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg and emtricitabine 200 mg, and once-daily oral dolutegravir 50 mg; or once-daily oral fixed-dose combination of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg, emtricitabine 200 mg, and efavirenz 600 mg. The primary efficacy endpoint was the proportion of participants who had a plasma HIV-1 RNA concentration of less than 50 copies per mL at week 48, which has been reported previously. Here, we report the key secondary efficacy endpoint of the proportion of participants who had a plasma HIV-1 RNA concentration of less than 50 copies per mL at the week 96 visit, assessed in all participants who received at least one dose of any study drug, with a prespecified non-inferiority margin of -10%. Safety data, including clinical, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and laboratory data, are also reported. This study was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03122262. FINDINGS: Between Jan 17, 2017, and May 14, 2018, we screened 1453 individuals, of whom 1053 were enrolled: 351 participants were randomly assigned to the tenofovir alafenamide, emtricitabine, and dolutegravir group, 351 to the tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and dolutegravir group, and 351 to the tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and efavirenz group. All participants received at least one dose of study medication and were included in the primary analysis. At week 96, 276 (79%) of 351 participants in the tenofovir alafenamide, emtricitabine, and dolutegravir group, 275 (78%) of 351 participants in the tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and dolutegravir group, and 258 (74%) of 351 participants in the tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and efavirenz group had achieved a plasma HIV-1 RNA concentration of less than 50 copies per mL. Non-inferiority was established in all three comparisons. The proportion of patients with protocol-defined virological failure at week 96 was low in all treatment groups. Participants in the tenofovir alafenamide, emtricitabine, and dolutegravir group had fewer changes in bone density than the two other treatment groups. Mean weight gain was substantial (7·1 kg [SD 7·4] in the tenofovir alafenamide, emtricitabine, and dolutegravir group; 4·3 kg [6·7] in the tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and dolutegravir group, and 2·3 kg [7·0] in the tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and efavirenz group), and was greater among women than men. Ten (3%) of 351 participants in the tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and efavirenz group discontinued due to treatment-related adverse events, of which liver dysfunction (n=4) and rash (n=4) were most common. INTERPRETATION: Medium-term and long-term metabolic and clinical consequences of the considerable increase in bodyweight observed in participants given these antiretroviral regimens and the trajectory of this weight gain over time, especially among women, require further study. FUNDING: USAID, Unitaid, South African Medical Research Council, ViiV Healthcare.


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Fármacos Anti-HIV/uso terapêutico , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/virologia , HIV-1/efeitos dos fármacos , Adenina/administração & dosagem , Adenina/análogos & derivados , Adolescente , Adulto , Fármacos Anti-HIV/administração & dosagem , Fármacos Anti-HIV/efeitos adversos , Benzoxazinas/administração & dosagem , Composição Corporal , Peso Corporal , Duração da Terapia , Emtricitabina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Compostos Heterocíclicos com 3 Anéis/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tenofovir/administração & dosagem , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Viral , Adulto Jovem
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Lancet HIV ; 7(10): e677-e687, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33010241

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BACKGROUND: Updated WHO guidelines recommend a dolutegravir-based regimen as the preferred first-line treatment for HIV infection and low-dose efavirenz (400 mg) as an alternative. We aimed to report the non-inferior efficacy of dolutegravir compared with efavirenz 400 mg at week 96. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, open label, phase 3 trial in in three hospitals in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in HIV-1 infected antiretroviral-naive adults with an HIV RNA viral load of greater than 1000 copies per mL to compare dolutegravir 50 mg with efavirenz 400 mg (reference treatment), both combined with lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. The primary endpoint was the proportion with a viral load of less than 50 copies per mL at week 48 (10% non-inferiority margin). The study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02777229 and is ongoing. FINDINGS: Between July, 2016, and August, 2019, of 820 patients assessed, 613 were randomly assigned to receive at least one dose of study medication, with 310 in the dolutegravir group and 303 in the efavirenz 400 mg group. At week 96 in the intention-to-treat analysis, 229 (74%) of 310 patients receiving dolutegravir and 219 (72%) of 303 patients receiving efavirenz, achieved plasma HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per mL (difference 1·6%, 95% CI -5·4 to 8·6; p=0.66). Viral load suppression was reached significantly more rapidly in the dolutegravir group (p<0·001). Virological failure (>1000 copies per mL) was observed in 27 patients (eight in the dolutegravir group, among which, three women switched to efavirenz 600 mg because of the dolutegravir teratogeneicity signal, and 19 in the efavirenz 400 mg group). No acquired resistance mutations to dolutegravir were observed against 17 mutations to efavirenz with or without mutations to lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate among the 19 efavirenz 400 mg participants with virological failure. Weight gain was greater in the dolutegravir group (median weight gain, 5·0 kg in the dolutegravir group and 3·0 kg in the efavirenz 400 mg group, p<0·001, and incidence of obesity, 22% in the dolutegravir group and 16% in the efavirenz 400 mg group, p=0·043). The incidence of new WHO HIV-related stage 3 and 4 events was similar in each group (12 [4%] in each group). The two groups had similar rates of serious adverse events (28 [9%] of 310 in the dolutegravir group and 21 [7%] of 303 in the efavirenz 400 mg group). 18 deaths were observed during the 96-week follow-up (eight in the dolutegravir group and ten in the efavirenz 400 mg group). INTERPRETATION: The non-inferior efficacy of the dolutegravir-based regimen and non-emergence of dolutegravir resistance at 96 weeks supports its use as a first-line regimen for antiretroviral-naive adults with HIV-1 infection. Viral load suppression was reached more quickly in the dolutegravir group and weight gain was significantly higher. FUNDING: UNITAID and the French National Agency for AIDS Research.


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Fármacos Anti-HIV/uso terapêutico , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/virologia , HIV-1/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto , Fármacos Anti-HIV/administração & dosagem , Fármacos Anti-HIV/efeitos adversos , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade/efeitos adversos , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade/métodos , Benzoxazinas/administração & dosagem , Contagem de Linfócito CD4 , Duração da Terapia , Feminino , Compostos Heterocíclicos com 3 Anéis/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Viral , Adulto Jovem
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BMJ Case Rep ; 13(10)2020 Oct 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33012717

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We present a case of COVID-19 in an immunocompetent patient with risk factors for severe disease who recovered after prolonged swab positivity of 61 days postsymptom onset without significant respiratory and organ dysfunction. We discuss the reasons behind her prolonged swab positivity in the context of current SARS-CoV-2 knowledge, document the trend in her inflammatory response and swab results, and discuss the implications swab positivity had on her isolation and recovery.


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Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Eliminação de Partículas Virais/imunologia , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Tempo , Carga Viral/imunologia
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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 219, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33024082

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Convalescent plasma (CP) transfusion has been indicated as a promising therapy in the treatment for other emerging viral infections. However, the quality control of CP and individual variation in patients in different studies make it rather difficult to evaluate the efficacy and risk of CP therapy for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We aimed to explore the potential efficacy of CP therapy, and to assess the possible factors associated with its efficacy. We enrolled eight critical or severe COVID-19 patients from four centers. Each patient was transfused with 200-400 mL of CP from seven recovered donors. The primary indicators for clinical efficacy assessment were the changes of clinical symptoms, laboratory parameters, and radiological image after CP transfusion. CP donors had a wide range of antibody levels measured by serology tests which were to some degree correlated with the neutralizing antibody (NAb) level. No adverse events were observed during and after CP transfusion. Following CP transfusion, six out of eight patients showed improved oxygen support status; chest CT indicated varying degrees of absorption of pulmonary lesions in six patients within 8 days; the viral load was decreased to a negative level in five patients who had the previous viremia; other laboratory parameters also tended to improve, including increased lymphocyte counts, decreased C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, and indicators for liver function. The clinical efficacy might be associated with CP transfusion time, transfused dose, and the NAb levels of CP. This study indicated that CP might be a potential therapy for severe patients with COVID-19.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imunização Passiva/métodos , Testes de Função Hepática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Carga Viral
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22416, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019418

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) supresses immune system, primarily cell-mediated immunity. Cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) cell count, viral load, and oral lesions are the most important laboratory parameters to evaluate the evolution of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The present study aims to determine the incidence of HIV-related oral lesions with CD4 cell count and viral load in Yunnan, China.A cross-sectional study was conducted from December 2007 to December 2009, in 1812 HIV positive patients from Department of Infectious Diseases in Kunming Third People's Hospital. CD4, CD8, and viral load data were collected and analyzed statistically using SPSS 11.3.Out of 1812 HIV positive patients, 929 (51.27%) were associated with 1 or more oral lesions. The most common oral lesions observed were Candida Pseudomembranous (13.75%), Candida erythematous (10.93%), Oral hairy leukoplakia (7.95%), Aphthous ulcer (6.18%), Herpes simplex infection (5.58%). In most patients with oral lesions, the CD4 cell count was < 200/µL. The incidence of oral lesions was lower when CD4 count was > 200/µL and with undetectable (P < .01) HIV viral load. Almost no oral lesions was observed when CD4 count > 500/µL (P < .01). With highly active antiretroviral therapy, reduction in HIV-related oral lesions was observed especially in Candida erythematous, Candida Pseudomembranous, Oral hairy leukoplakia, and Aphthous ulcer.The higher incidence of oral lesions with lower CD4 count (<200/µL) in HIV-infected patients indicated importance of CD4 cell count in identifying disease progression.


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Contagem de Linfócito CD4/estatística & dados numéricos , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Doenças da Boca/epidemiologia , Carga Viral/fisiologia , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/epidemiologia , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/patologia , Adulto , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade/métodos , China/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Doenças da Boca/microbiologia , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 727, 2020 Oct 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33023498

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BACKGROUND: Viral load (VL) testing is the gold-standard approach for monitoring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment success and virologic failure, but uptake is suboptimal in resource-limited and rural settings. We conducted a cross-sectional study of risk factors for non-uptake of VL testing in rural Uganda. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of uptake of VL testing among randomly selected people with HIV (PWH) receiving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for at least 6 months at all eight primary health centers in Gomba district, rural Uganda. Socio-demographic and clinical data were extracted from medical records for the period January to December 2017. VL testing was routinely performed 6 months after ART initiation and 12 months thereafter for PWH stable on ART. We used descriptive statistics and multivariable logistic regression to evaluate factors associated with non-uptake of VL testing (the primary outcome). RESULTS: Of 414 PWH, 60% were female, and the median age was 40 years (interquartile range [IQR] 31-48). Most (62.3%) had been on ART > 2 years, and the median duration of treatment was 34 months (IQR 14-55). Thirty three percent did not receive VL testing: 36% of women and 30% of men. Shorter duration of ART (≤2 years) (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 2.38; 95% CI:1.37-4.12; p = 0.002), younger age 16-30 years (AOR 2.74; 95% CI:1.44-5.24; p = 0.002) and 31-45 years (AOR 1.92; 95% CI 1.12-3.27; p = 0.017), and receipt of ART at Health Center IV (AOR 2.85; 95% CI: 1.78-4.56; p < 0.001) were significantly associated with non-uptake of VL testing. CONCLUSIONS: One-in-three PWH on ART missed VL testing in rural Uganda. Strategies to improve coverage of VL testing, such as VL focal persons to flag missed tests, patient education and demand creation for VL testing are needed, particularly for recent ART initiates and younger persons on treatment, in order to attain the third Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 95-95-95 target - virologic suppression for 95% of PWH on ART.


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Antirretrovirais/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , HIV-1/imunologia , População Rural , Carga Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/virologia , Humanos , Lactente , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Fatores de Risco , Testes Sorológicos , Resposta Viral Sustentada , Uganda/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Crit Care ; 24(1): 610, 2020 10 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33066801

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BACKGROUND: Data on SARS-CoV-2 load in lower respiratory tract (LRT) are scarce. Our objectives were to describe the viral shedding and the viral load in LRT and to determine their association with mortality in critically ill COVID-19 patients. METHODS: We conducted a binational study merging prospectively collected data from two COVID-19 reference centers in France and Switzerland. First, we described the viral shedding duration (i.e., time to negativity) in LRT samples. Second, we analyzed viral load in LRT samples. Third, we assessed the association between viral presence in LRT and mortality using mixed-effect logistic models for clustered data adjusting for the time between symptoms' onset and date of sampling. RESULTS: From March to May 2020, 267 LRT samples were performed in 90 patients from both centers. The median time to negativity was 29 (IQR 23; 34) days. Prolonged viral shedding was not associated with age, gender, cardiac comorbidities, diabetes, immunosuppression, corticosteroids use, or antiviral therapy. The LRT viral load tended to be higher in non-survivors. This difference was statistically significant after adjusting for the time interval between onset of symptoms and date of sampling (OR 3.78, 95% CI 1.13-12.64, p = 0.03). CONCLUSIONS: The viral shedding in LRT lasted almost 30 days in median in critically ill patients, and the viral load in the LRT was associated with the 6-week mortality.


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Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/terapia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/virologia , Sistema Respiratório/virologia , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Estado Terminal/mortalidade , Feminino , França/epidemiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Estudos Prospectivos , Respiração Artificial , Suíça/epidemiologia , Carga Viral , Eliminação de Partículas Virais
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0239403, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32946527

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Since December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has rapidly spread to almost every nation in the world. Soon after the pandemic was recognized by epidemiologists, a group of biologists comprising the ARTIC Network, has devised a multiplexed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol and primer set for targeted whole-genome amplification of SARS-CoV-2. The ARTIC primer set amplifies 98 amplicons, which are separated only in two PCRs, across a nearly entire viral genome. The original primer set and protocol showed a fairly small amplification bias when clinical samples with relatively high viral loads were used. However, as sample's viral load become low, rapid decrease in abundances of several amplicons were seen. In this report, we will show that dimer formations between some primers are the major cause of coverage bias in the multiplex PCR. Based on this, we propose 12 alternative primers in total in the ARTIC primer set that were predicted to be involved in 14 primer interactions. The resulting primer set, version N1 (NIID-1), exhibits improved overall coverage compared to the ARTIC Network's original (V1) and modified (V3) primer set.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Primers do DNA/normas , Genoma Viral/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Multiplex/métodos , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma/métodos , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/normas , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Primers do DNA/metabolismo , Dimerização , Amplificação de Genes , Humanos , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , Carga Viral
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0236311, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898153

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Since SARS-CoV-2-based disease (COVID-19) spreads as a pandemic, the necessity of a highly sensitive molecular diagnosis that can drastically reduce false negatives reverse transcription PCR (rtPCR) results, raises as a major clinical need. Here we evaluated the performance of a ddPCR-based assay to quantify SARS-CoV-2 titer in 55 suspected COVID-19 cases with negative rtPCR results thanks to in-house ddPCR assay (targeting RdRp and host RNaseP). Samples were collected at ASST-GOM Niguarda between February and May 2020 at hospital admission. Clinical and imaging data were obtained for clinical staging and definition of disease severity. Patients were mainly female (45.5%) with a median age of 73 (57-84) years. ddPCR-based assay detected SARS-CoV-2 genome in nasopharyngeal samples of 19 (34.5%) patients (median viral-load: 128 copies/mL, IQR: 72-345). In 15 of them (78.9%), chest CT showed a classical COVID-19 bilateral interstitial pneumonia; 14 patients (73.7%) showed severe COVID-19 manifestations. ddPCR did not identify any trace of SARS-CoV-2 genome in the respiratory samples of the remaining 36 patients. The serological assay performed in a subgroup of 34 patients at the later stage of illness (from 3 days to 90 days after) confirmed the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in all patients tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in ddPCR (100%). Contrariwise, negative tests were observed in 95.0% ddPCR negative patients (P<0.001). Thanks to a ddPCR-based assay, we achieved a rapid and accurate SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis in rtPCR-negative respiratory samples of individuals with COVID-19 suspect, allowing the rapid taking care and correct management of these patients.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Nasofaringe/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , RNA Viral/análise , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real/métodos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Humanos , Limite de Detecção , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA Viral/metabolismo , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Carga Viral
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PLoS Biol ; 18(9): e3000849, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898168

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Despite limited genomic diversity, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has shown a wide range of clinical manifestations in different patient populations. The mechanisms behind these host differences are still unclear. Here, we examined host response gene expression across infection status, viral load, age, and sex among shotgun RNA sequencing profiles of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs from 430 individuals with PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 and 54 negative controls. SARS-CoV-2 induced a strong antiviral response with up-regulation of antiviral factors such as OAS1-3 and IFIT1-3 and T helper type 1 (Th1) chemokines CXCL9/10/11, as well as a reduction in transcription of ribosomal proteins. SARS-CoV-2 culture in human airway epithelial (HAE) cultures replicated the in vivo antiviral host response 7 days post infection, with no induction of interferon-stimulated genes after 3 days. Patient-matched longitudinal specimens (mean elapsed time = 6.3 days) demonstrated reduction in interferon-induced transcription, recovery of transcription of ribosomal proteins, and initiation of wound healing and humoral immune responses. Expression of interferon-responsive genes, including ACE2, increased as a function of viral load, while transcripts for B cell-specific proteins and neutrophil chemokines were elevated in patients with lower viral load. Older individuals had reduced expression of the Th1 chemokines CXCL9/10/11 and their cognate receptor CXCR3, as well as CD8A and granzyme B, suggesting deficiencies in trafficking and/or function of cytotoxic T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. Relative to females, males had reduced B cell-specific and NK cell-specific transcripts and an increase in inhibitors of nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) signaling, possibly inappropriately throttling antiviral responses. Collectively, our data demonstrate that host responses to SARS-CoV-2 are dependent on viral load and infection time course, with observed differences due to age and sex that may contribute to disease severity.


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Antivirais/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Imunidade/genética , Cinética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nasofaringe/imunologia , Nasofaringe/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteínas Ribossômicas/genética , Fatores Sexuais , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Carga Viral , Cicatrização/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Cell Mol Immunol ; 17(10): 1098-1100, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32939033
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(9): e1007470, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32941445

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Human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) persists within hosts via infectious spread (de novo infection) and mitotic spread (infected cell proliferation), creating a population structure of multiple clones (infected cell populations with identical genomic proviral integration sites). The relative contributions of infectious and mitotic spread to HTLV-1 persistence are unknown, and will determine the efficacy of different approaches to treatment. The prevailing view is that infectious spread is negligible in HTLV-1 persistence beyond early infection. However, in light of recent high-throughput data on the abundance of HTLV-1 clones, and recent estimates of HTLV-1 clonal diversity that are substantially higher than previously thought (typically between 104 and 105 HTLV-1+ T cell clones in the body of an asymptomatic carrier or patient with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis), ongoing infectious spread during chronic infection remains possible. We estimate the ratio of infectious to mitotic spread using a hybrid model of deterministic and stochastic processes, fitted to previously published HTLV-1 clonal diversity estimates. We investigate the robustness of our estimates using three alternative estimators. We find that, contrary to previous belief, infectious spread persists during chronic infection, even after HTLV-1 proviral load has reached its set point, and we estimate that between 100 and 200 new HTLV-1 clones are created and killed every day. We find broad agreement between all estimators. The risk of HTLV-1-associated malignancy and inflammatory disease is strongly correlated with proviral load, which in turn is correlated with the number of HTLV-1-infected clones, which are created by de novo infection. Our results therefore imply that suppression of de novo infection may reduce the risk of malignant transformation.


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Infecções por HTLV-I , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Infecções por HTLV-I/fisiopatologia , Infecções por HTLV-I/virologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/fisiologia , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/classificação , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/genética , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/patogenicidade , Humanos , Mitose/genética , Mitose/fisiologia , Modelos Biológicos , Provírus/genética , Provírus/patogenicidade , Carga Viral/genética , Integração Viral/genética
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