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Title: A randomized comparison of anthropomorphic changes with preferred and alternative efavirenz-based antiretroviral regimens in diverse multinational Settings
Authors: Erlandson, Kristine M.
Taejaroenkul, Sineenart
Smeaton, Laura
Gupta, Amita
Singini, Isaac L.
Lama, Javier R.
Mngqibisa, Rosie
Firnhaber, Cynthia
Cardoso, Sandra Wagner
Kanyama, Cecilia
Silva, Andre L. Machado da
Hakim, James G.
Kumarasamy, Nagalingeswaran
Campbell, Thomas B.
Hughes, Michael D.
Affilliation: University of Colorado. Aurora, CO, USA.
Chiang Mai University. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Harvard School of Public Health. Boston, MA, USA.
Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD, USA.
Malawi College of Medicine. Blantyre, Malawi.
Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación. Lima , Peru.
Durban University of Technology. Enhancing Care Foundation. Durban, South Africa.
University of the Witwatersrand. Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Internal Medicine. Johannesberg, South Africa.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas. Laboratório de Pesquisa Clínica em DST/AIDS. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
University of North Carolina Project. Lilongwe, Malawi.
Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
University of Zimbabwe-Parirenyatwa. Harare, Zimbábue.
Voluntary Health Services. YRGCARE Medical Centre. Chennai, India.
Abstract: Background: Existing data on anthropomorphic changes in resource-limited settings primarily come from observational or cross-sectional studies. Data from randomized clinical trials are needed to inform treatment decisions in these areas of the world. Methods: The AIDS Clinical Trials Group Prospective Evaluation of Antiretrovirals in Resource-Limited Settings (PEARLS) study was a prospective, randomized evaluation of the efficacy of emtricitabine/tenofovir + efavirenz (FTC/TDF + EFV) vs lamivudine/zidovudine + efavirenz (3TC/ZDV + EFV) for the initial treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-infected individuals from resource-diverse settings. Changes in anthropomorphic measures were analyzed using mixed-effect models for repeated measurements, using all available measurements at weeks 48, 96, and 144. Intent-to-treat results are presented; as-treated results were similar. Results: Five hundred twenty-six participants were randomized to FTC/TDF + EFV, and 519 participants were randomized to 3TC/ZDV + EFV. Significantly greater increases from baseline to week 144 were seen among those randomized to FTC/TDF + EFV vs 3TC/ZDV + EFV in all measures except waist-to-hip ratio, with the following mean changes: weight, 4.8 vs 3.0 kg; body mass index, 1.8 vs 1.1 kg/m(2); mid-arm, 1.7 vs 0.7 cm; waist, 5.2 vs 4.3 cm; hip, 3.8 vs 1.4 cm; and mid-thigh circumference, 3.1 vs 0.9 cm. There were 7 clinical diagnoses of lipoatrophy in the 3TC/ZDV + EFV arm compared with none in the FTC/TDF + EFV arm. The proportion of overweight or obese participants increased from 25% (week 0) to 42% (week 144) for FTC/TDF + EFV and from 26% to 38% for 3TC/ZDV + EFV. Conclusions: Our findings support first-line use of FTC/TDF + EFV in resource-limited settings and emphasize the need for interventions to limit weight gain among overweight or obese HIV-infected participants in all settings.
Keywords: Anthropomorphics
Antiretroviral therapy
Highly active
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: ERLANDSON, Kristine M. et al. A randomized comparison of anthropomorphic changes with preferred and alternative efavirenz-based antiretroviral regimens in diverse multinational settings. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, v. 2, n. 3, p. 1-7, 2015.
DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofv095
ISSN: 2328-8957
Copyright: restricted access
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