BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate incidence and determinants of bacterial pneumonia (BP) after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in the Italian Cohort of Antiretroviral-Naive Patients. METHODS: Patients free from BP at cART initiation enrolled between 1996 and 2011 were analyzed. Kaplan-Meier curves were calculated to estimate the time to the first episode of BP; uni- and multivariable Cox proportional hazard models, with time-updated covariates, were applied to identify the risk factors of the first episode of BP. RESULTS: Four thousand nine hundred forty-two patients were followed for a median of 63.7 months (interquartile range: 23.6, 106.7); 73% were men, median age 36 years (interquartile range: 32, 42), 35% hepatitis C virus antibody positive, 28% smokers, 15% with an AIDS diagnosis (not BP) before cART, 46% with nadir CD4⁺ T-cell count ≤200 cells per microliter. During 27,569 person years, 137 patients developed 156 BPs, for a crude incidence of 5.66 [95% confidence interval (CI): 4.81 to 6.62] per 1000 person years. The probabilities of first BP at 3, 5, 10, and 14 years from cART initiation were 2.0% ± 0.22%, 2.9% ± 0.28%, 4.3% ± 0.42%, and 5.7% ± 0.75%, respectively. The occurrence of a first BP was associated with low nadir CD4⁺ [hazard ratios (HR) (per 100 cells/μL higher) = 0.86, 95% CI: 0.79 to 0.94], low current CD4 [HR (per 100 cells/μL higher) = 0.88, 95% CI: 0.84 to 0.92], high CD8⁺ [HR (per 100 cells/μL higher) = 1.02, 95% CI: 1.01 to 1.03], low hemoglobin [HR (per g/dL higher) = 0.74, 95% CI: 0.71 to 0.78], and unfavorable virological outcome [HR (HIV-RNA >50 vs <50 copies/mL) = 1.29, 95% CI: 1.04 to 1.60] in addition to older age, male gender, non-Italian nationality, smoking, and longer time to cART initiation. CONCLUSIONS: BP is an infrequent clinical event in the cART era and is associated with traditional risk factors, viroimmunological failure to cART, and low hemoglobin.
Incidence, timing and determinants of bacterial pneumonia among HIV-infected patients : data from the ICONA Foundation cohort / C. Mussini, L. Galli, A. Cozzi Lepri, A. De Luca, A. Antinori, V. Tozzi, G. Angarano, P. Bonfanti, A. Castagna, A. D’Arminio Monforte. - In: JOURNAL OF ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES. - ISSN 1525-4135. - 63:3(2013 Jul 01), pp. 339-345.
|Titolo:||Incidence, timing and determinants of bacterial pneumonia among HIV-infected patients : data from the ICONA Foundation cohort|
|Parole Chiave:||bacterial pneumonia; incidence; risk factors; antiretroviral-naive patients|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-lug-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e318295ab85|
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