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      Étude interventionnelle sur le dolutégravir et les autres antirétroviraux dans l’athérosclérosclérose infra-clinique en milieu hospitalier de Kinshasa Translated title: Interventional study on Dolutegravir and other antiretrovirals in patients with subclinical atherosclerosis in the Kinshasa Hospital

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      The Pan African Medical Journal
      The African Field Epidemiology Network
      Athérosclérose infraclinique, VIH/SIDA, thérapie antirétrovirale, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo, Subclinical atherosclerosis, HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral therapy, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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          après 2016, l´Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a proposé le dolutégravir (DTG) comme alternative thérapeutique de traitement de première ligne chez l´adulte. Ainsi, l´objectif de la présente étude était d´identifier les biomarqueurs du risque cardiométabolique capable de démontrer l´effet bénéfique du dolutégravir (DTG) par rapport aux autres antirétroviraux dans la prédiction de l´athérosclérose chez les personnes vivant avec le VIH (PVVIH) en milieu hospitalier de Kinshasa.


          il s´agissait d´une étude interventionnelle entre janvier 2017 et décembre 2021 chez les PVVIH sous traitement antiretroviral (TAR) durant au moins 6 mois, pris en charge dans les structures du Réseau Catholique du Bureau Diocésain des Oeuvres Médicales (BDOM) et aux Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa (CUK). L´athérosclérose infraclinique était définie par: une pression pulsée (PP) ≥60 mm Hg; une épaisseur intima-media carotidien (EIMc)> 0,8 mm et un Index des pressions systoliques (IPS) <0,9. La régression logistique a été utilisée dans l'étude statistique des associations.


          au total, 334 PVVIH ont été recrutées dont 96,1% (n=321) sous TAR et 13,9% (n=13) naïfs de TAR. L´âge moyen des PVVIH était de 51±12 ans avec une prédominance féminine 70,4% (n=235); Les déterminants indépendants de l´athérosclérose infraclinique étaient les mariés (ORa: 4, IC95% 1,5-10,5; p<0,006), le niveau socioéconomique bas (ORa: 10,7, IC95% 2,3-48,7 p<0,002), la durée de l´infection par le VIH (ORa: 6,6, IC95% 2,8-16; p<0,0001), la durée du traitement antirétroviral ≥9 années (ORa: 0,3, IC 95% 0,2-0,7; p< 0,005) et le ratio cholestérol total/high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (CT/HDL-c)(ORa: 2, IC 95% 1,1-3,6; p=0,034). Les valeurs moyennes des variables traditionnelles et émergentes étaient significativement supérieures dans l´ancien régime TAR sans DTG que dans le nouveau régime avec DTG. Par contre la dyslipidémie a été identifiée du côté du nouveau régime avec DTG.


          la dyslipidémie a été fréquente du côté de DTG. Les mariés, le niveau socioéconomique bas, la durée de l´infection par le VIH, la durée du traitement antirétroviral au-delà de 9 années et le ratio CT/HDL-c ont été identifiés comme déterminants de l´athérosclérose infraclinique chez les PVVIH sous TAR en milieu hospitalier de Kinshasa.

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          After 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed Dolutegravir (DTG) as an alternative first-line treatment for adults. Thus, the purpose of this study was to identify biomarkers of cardiometabolic risk capable of demonstrating the beneficial effect of Dolutegravir (DTG) compared to other antiretrovirals in predicting atherosclerosis in people living with HIV (PLHIV) and hospitalized in Kinshasa Hospital.


          we conducted an interventional study of people living with HIV who had received antiretroviral therapy (ART) for at least 6 months and were treated in the structures of the network coordinated by the Catholic Church (BDOM-Bureau Diocésain des Oeuvres Médicales) and of the University Clinics of Kinshasa (CUK) between January 2017 and December 2021. Subclinical atherosclerosis was defined as Pulsed Pressure (PP) ≥60 mm Hg; Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) > 0.8 mm; and Systolic Pressure Index (SPI) < 0.9. Logistic regression was used in the statistical analysis of associations.


          a total of 334 PLHIV were recruited, of whom 96.1% (n=321) were on ART and 13.9% (n=13) were ART naïve patients. The mean age of PLHIV was 51±12 years with a female predominance (70.4%; n=235); the independent determinants of subclinical atherosclerosis were marital status (aOR: 4. 95% CI 1.5-10.5; p<0.006), low socioeconomic level (aOR: 10.7, 95% CI 2.3-48.7 p<0.002), duration of HIV infection (aOR: 6.6, 95% CI 2.8-16; p<0.0001), duration of antiretroviral therapy ≥9 years (aOR: 0.3, 95% CI 0.2-0.7; p<0.005) and total cholesterol ratio/high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (CT/HDL-c)(aOR: 2, 95% CI 1.1-3.6; p= 0.034). The mean values of traditional and emergent variables were significantly higher in the previous ART regimen without DTG than in the new regimen with DTG. However, dyslipidemia was detected during the new DTG-based regimen.


          dyslipidemia was common during the DTG-based regimen. Marital status, low socioeconomic level, duration of HIV infection, duration of antiretroviral treatment beyond 9 years and the TC/HDL-c ratio were identified as determinants of subclinical atherosclerosis in PLHIV on ART hospitalized in the Kinshasa hospital.

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                Pan Afr Med J
                Pan Afr Med J
                The Pan African Medical Journal
                The African Field Epidemiology Network
                26 May 2023
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                [1 ]Service des Maladies infectieuses, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo,
                [2 ]Service de Néphrologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo,
                [3 ]Département de Radiologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo,
                [4 ]Service de Biologie Clinique, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo,
                [5 ]École de Santé Publique, Université de Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo,
                [6 ]Department of Public Health, Lomo University of Research, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo,
                [7 ]Service de Cardiologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo,
                [8 ]Walter Sisulu University, Department of Health, Mthatha, South Africa
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                [& ] Corresponding author: Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Department of Public Health, Lomo University of Research, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. longombenza@ 123456gmail.com
                Copyright: Murielle Longokolo Mashi et al.

                The Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                : 02 May 2023

                athérosclérose infraclinique,vih/sida,thérapie antirétrovirale,kinshasa,république démocratique du congo,subclinical atherosclerosis,hiv/aids,antiretroviral therapy,democratic republic of congo


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