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Human immunodeficiency virus in institutionalized elderly people

Overview of attention for article published in Sao Paulo Medical Journal, October 2016
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Title
Human immunodeficiency virus in institutionalized elderly people
Published in
Sao Paulo Medical Journal, October 2016
DOI 10.1590/1516-3180.2016.0034150516
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Gorzoni, Milton Luiz, Pires, Sueli Luciano, Faria, Lilian de Fátima Costa, Aguado, Márcia Regina Valadares, Santana, Miriam Carmen

Abstract

A search in the SciELO and PubMed databases showed few studies on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive individuals in long-term care institutions (LTCIs), thus prompting the present study. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether there were any HIV-positive individuals in LTCIs for the elderly. Cross-sectional study in which the Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) of a 405-bed LTCI was consulted. The medical records of 405 individuals interned in the LTCI who had been tested for HIV infection were requested for analysis of the following variables: [1] age and gender; [2] length of stay at LTCI (months); [3] causes and diagnoses on admission to LTCI according to International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition; [4] date of HIV diagnosis; [5] seropositivity for syphilis and hepatitis B and C viruses; [6] medications used at last prescription in medical file; and [7] mean CD4 lymphocyte count based on: total lymphocyte count/6 and total lymphocyte count x 0.8 x 0.2 or 0.3. Four men were HIV-positive, with mean age 71.2 ± 8.6 years, LTCI stay 74.2 ± 38.1 months and length of HIV diagnosis 24.5 ± 17 months (confirmed by HICC standard screening). Three had stroke sequelae; one, dementia syndrome; two, seropositivity for syphilis; two, hepatitis B and one, hepatitis C. The main drugs used were lamivudine, zidovudine, lopinavir, ritonavir, levothyroxine, omeprazole, ranitidine, lactulose and risperidone. The estimated CD4 count was 341 ± 237/mm3. HIV-positive individuals are present in LTCIs, diagnosable through serological screening and treatable with antiretroviral drugs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 November 2016.
All research outputs
#11,413,467
of 18,181,002 outputs
Outputs from Sao Paulo Medical Journal
#12
of 51 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#168,539
of 303,009 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Sao Paulo Medical Journal
#1
of 1 outputs
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