Julia Bilodeau Purdy

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Microalbuminuria is a marker for early kidney disease and cardiovascular risk. The purposes of this study were to determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria in an HIV-infected clinic population, to test the predictive value of a single urine albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) to identify persistent microalbuminuria and to examine covariates of(More)
5 of 6 children infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) receiving Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) experienced absolute decreases in bone mineral density (BMD). 2 pre-pubertal subjects experienced >6% BMD decreases. 1 subject was the smallest child and experienced a 27% decrease, necessitating withdrawal of TDF. Subsequently, her BMD recovered.(More)
Metabolic complications of HIV pose challenges for health maintenance among young adults who acquired HIV in early childhood. Between July 2004 and July 2009, we evaluated 47 HIV-infected subjects who acquired HIV in early life. Participants completed glucose tolerance testing; insulin, lipid, urine albumin, and creatinine determinations; and dual-energy(More)
We completed a cross-sectional study of individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus in early childhood using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography. Coronary artery abnormality (CAA) was defined by the presence of luminal narrowing and irregularity of the coronary vessel wall. More than 50% of participants (14/27)(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional measures of cardiac function are now often normal in adolescents and young adults treated with antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. There is, however, evidence of myocardial abnormalities in adults with HIV. Cardiac strain analysis may detect impairment in cardiac function that may be missed by(More)
Virologic response to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment of HIV infection depends on viral sensitivity to antiretrovirals and excellent medication adherence. Adolescents with vertically acquired HIV may require complicated regimens because of significant treatment experience and often have poor medication adherence. A retrospective chart(More)
CONTEXT Individuals with HIV have an elevated risk for developing cardiovascular disease compared to controls, particularly in relationship to abnormal deposition of lipid within various body compartments. Dysregulation of lipolysis may contribute to abnormal deposition of lipid in non-adipose tissues such as the heart, leading to untoward health(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals with long-term human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are at risk for premature vasculopathy and cardiovascular disease (CVD). We evaluated coronary vessel wall thickening, coronary plaque, and epicardial fat in patients infected with HIV early in life compared with healthy controls. METHODS This is a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired cardiac function persists in the era of effective human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) therapy, although the etiology is unclear. We used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure intramyocardial lipid levels and fibrosis as possible contributors to HIV-associated myocardial dysfunction. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 95(More)