Aging

How Important Are Those Kidney Tests Anyway?

  • Mar 28, 18
  • vin@gaugemedical.com
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HIV infection itself is a risk factor for kidney disease in the older HIV-infected patient compared to matched HIV-uninfected patients.

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How Common Is Cognitive Decline in Older People with HIV?

  • Mar 21, 18
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In this well-designed case-cohort study of age-matched HIV-infected and -uninfected older adults with HIV from the MACS group, a measurable decline in cognitive function was seen in older infected patients.

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Editorials Observe the Birth of Geriatric-HIV Medicine

  • Aug 17, 17
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Two high impact medical journals included Editorials on HIV and Aging. The Editorials observe that as the number of older adults with HIV increases, clinicians and people living with HIV, need to assess what it means to have a “healthy life expectancy.”

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Years Living with HIV Infection Mediates Physical and Mental Health

  • Jul 27, 17
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A cross-sectional study assessed 3258 adults (2248 MSM, 373 heterosexual men, and 637 women) with HIV in the UK. Median age was 45, 56% reported physical symptoms of distress; 27% depression; 22% anxiety; 38% functional problems.

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Intersection of Aging and HIV for Rural Older Adults Living with HIV

  • Jul 05, 17
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This study assessed 29 HIV-positive adults over the age of 50 living in U.S. rural counties.

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Cancer Leading Cause of Death Among HIV-Infected Patients in France: 2000–2010

  • Jun 13, 17
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National surveys were used to assess the distribution and characteristics of malignancy-related deaths among HIV patients in 2010, and compared them to 2000 and 2005. Cancer is the leading cause of mortality in the HIV-infected patients studied.

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Knowledge Gaps Need to Be Addressed for Optimal ART Uptake in Women

  • May 30, 17
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A randomized control trial assessed HIV knowledge, treatment, beliefs and attitude of women who had previously received PMTCT (prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission) [PMTCT] and were about to commence ART.

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Comparing Social Networks of Urban and Rural Older Adults Living with HIV

  • Apr 25, 17
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This study conducted an integrative review of 29 articles to assess and compare emerging themes in the social network component of rural versus urban-dwelling older people living with HIV (OPLWH).

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Total Mortality Decreases as Cardiovascular Mortality Increases in All HIV Infected Adult Males and Only in Black Females

  • Apr 11, 17
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In a 2016 study researchers examined patterns of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality for HIV-infected adults between 1999-2013.

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Review: Brief Aerobic Exercise and/or Resistance Training Improves Cardiorespiratory Status, Strength, Body Composition, Depressive Symptoms, QOL in HIV-Infected Adults

  • Mar 28, 17
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A recent systematic review examined the safety and effectiveness of aerobic exercise interventions on several health outcomes in HIV-infected adults. This was an update of a previous systematic 2010 review of 14 studies.

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