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Pronounced Inhibition Shift from HIV Reverse Transcriptase to Herpetic DNA Polymerases by Increasing the Flexibility of Î±-Carboxy Nucleoside Phosphonates. - Journal of medicinal chemistry
Alpha-carboxynucleoside phosphonates (Î±-CNPs) are novel viral DNA polymerase inhibitors that do not need metabolic conversion for enzyme inhibition. The prototype contains a cyclopentyl linker between nucleobase and Î±-carboxyphosphonate and preferentially (50- to 100-fold) inhibits HIV-1 RT compared with herpetic DNA polymerases. A synthesis methodology involving three steps has been developed for the synthesis of a series of novel Î±-CNPs, including a Rh(II)-catalyzed O-H insertion that connects the carboxyphosphonate group to a linker moiety and an attachment of a nucleobase to the other end of the linker by a Mitsunobu reaction followed by final deprotection. Replacing the cyclopentyl moiety in the prototype Î±-CNPs by a more flexible entity results in a selectivity shift of âˆ¼100-fold in favor of the herpetic DNA polymerases when compared to selectivity for HIV-1 RT. The nature of the kinetic interaction of the acyclic Î±-CNPs against the herpetic DNA polymerases differs from the nature of the nucleobase-specific kinetic interaction of the cyclopentyl Î±-CNPs against HIV RT.
Optimized verification method for detection of an albumin-sulfur mustard adduct at Cys(34) using a hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometer after direct plasma proteolysis. - Toxicology letters
The vesicant sulfur mustard (SM) is a banned chemical warfare agent that is controlled by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Bioanalytical procedures are mandatory for proving an alleged use and incorporation of SM into the body. We herein present the development and application of a novel optimized procedure suitable for qualitative verification analysis of plasma targeting the SM-adduct of human serum albumin (HSA) alkylated at the cysteine(34) residue. Diluted human plasma is directly mixed with pronase in an ultrafiltration device (10 kDa cut-off) for proteolysis (4 h, 37Â°C). Following ultrafiltration the filtrate is diluted and analyzed by microbore liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization high resolution tandem-mass spectrometry (Î¼LC-ESI HR MS/MS) targeting the alkylated dipeptide hydroxyethylthioethyl-CysPro (HETE-CP). A hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer provided high mass spectrometric resolution in the MS/MS mode enabling highest selectivity and sensitivity (lower limit of detection corresponding to 9.8 nM SM in plasma). Kinetics of HETE-CP formation from heparin-, citrate-, and EDTA-plasma as well as serum are presented and the influence of different EDTA and pronase concentrations was characterized. The novel procedure was applied to plasma samples provided by the OPCW as well as to patientÅ› plasma derived from real cases of SM-poisoning.Copyright Â© 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
The Role of Alzheimer's and Cerebrovascular Pathology in Mediating the Effects of Age, Race, and Apolipoprotein E Genotype on Dementia Severity in Pathologically-Confirmed Alzheimer's Disease. - Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD
Dementia severity can be modeled as the construct Î´, representing the "cognitive correlates of functionalstatus."We recently validated a model for estimating Î´ in the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center's Uniform Data Set; however, the association of Î´ with neuropathology remains untested.We used data from 727 decedents evaluated at Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Centers nationwide. Participants spoke English, had no genetic abnormalities, and were pathologically diagnosed with AD as a primary or contributing etiology. Clinical data from participants' last visit prior to death were used to estimate dementia severity (Î´).A structural equation model using age, education, race, and apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype (number of É›2 and É›4 alleles) as predictors and latent AD pathology and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) pathology as mediators fit the data well (RMSEAâ€Š=â€Š0.031; CFIâ€Š=â€Š0.957). AD pathology mediated the effects of age and APOE genotype on dementia severity. An older age at death and more É›2 alleles were associated with less AD pathology and, in turn, with less severe dementia. In contrast, more É›4 alleles were associated with more pathology and more severe dementia. Although age and race contributed to differences in CVD pathology, CVD pathology was not related to dementia severity in this sample of decedents with pathologically-confirmed AD.Using Î´ as an estimate of dementia severity fits well within a structural model in which AD pathology directly affects dementia severity and mediates the relationship between age and APOE genotype on dementia severity.
Selective use of superficial temporal artery cannulation in infants undergoing cardiac surgery. - Annals of cardiac anaesthesia
Arterial cannulation is routinely performed in children undergoing cardiac surgery to aid the intraoperative and intensive care management. Most commonly cannulated peripheral site in children is radial artery, and alternatives include posterior tibial, dorsalis pedis, and rarely superficial temporal artery (STA). Two specific situations in cardiac surgery where STA cannulation and monitoring was useful during the surgical procedure are reported. To our knowledge, such selective use of STA pressure monitoring has not been reported in the literature previously. Our experience suggests that STA monitoring can be useful and reliable during repair of coarctation of aorta or administration of anterograde cerebral perfusion in patients having associated aberrant origin of the right subclavian artery.
Fecal Fistula Communicating with a Femur Shaft Fracture Secondary to a Malpositioned Suprapubic Catheter: A Case Report. - The American journal of case reports
BACKGROUND Suprapubic catheter (SPC) insertion is a common urological procedure. Though considered a simple and safe procedure, complications are bound to occur if proper precautions are not taken during the procedure. The reported complications include gross hematuria, post-obstruction diuresis, insertion site skin-related complications, and intra-abdominal visceral injuries. Iatrogenic bowel injuries have been reported to occur as a complication in around 2.5% of cases. CASE REPORT We report a very rare case of a bowel injury due to improper insertion of a SPC leading to fecal matter tracking along the muscle planes to reach the fracture site of the femur shaft and formation of an external fecal fistula along the lateral aspect of thigh, which according to us is the first reported case in the literature. CONCLUSIONS This case report shows the devastating complication of a technically simple procedure done in an improper manner and successful management of a rare case of femur fracture with communicating fecal fistula. The purpose of this case report is to highlight the importance of taking proper precautions before the procedure.
The impacts of withdrawal and replacement of general practitioner services on aeromedical service trends: a 13-year interrupted time-series study in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. - BMC health services research
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides aeromedical care to patients during fixed-wing transport over vast distances to healthcare unavailable in rural or remote communities. This study examined the relationship between changes in local accessibility to primary healthcare services and rates of aeromedical service use over time.This was a 13-year interrupted time-series study (1999-2012) in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. Quarterly aeromedical service use for primary care sensitive conditions were calculated and exposure to general practice (GP) services was characterised over time with events modelled as intervention variables: (a) GP service withdrawal (Nov-2004); and (b) GP service replacement (Dec-2006). Intervention effects were estimated using PROC ARIMA in SAS after examination of the time-series structure.GP withdrawal resulted in an immediate and sustained doubling in quarterly aeromedical service use (+11.8 services per quarter) and GP service replacement had no significant effect.Large and immediate increases in aeromedical service use result from the loss of local GPservices yet, in this case, replacement with a new GP service, 2-years hence, did not ameliorate that effect after six years.These findings demonstrate the immediate impact of GP-service loss on the rates ofaeromedical transfer of patients from this remote community and lend caution to expectations about thetimeline over which newly implemented primary health care services in such contexts can mitigate the impact of such a loss.
Successful Outcome of Twin Gestation with Partial Mole and Co-Existing Live Fetus: A Case Report. - Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR
Sad fetus syndrome comprising of a live twin gestation with a hydatidiform mole is a rare entity. The condition is even rarer when the co-existing live fetus is associated with a partial mole than a complete mole. We report the case of a 24-year-old G2P1L1 at 28 weeks gestation who presented to our casualty in the second stage of labour. She had a previous ultrasound scan at 13 weeks which showed a live fetus with a focal area of multicystic placenta. She delivered an alive preterm male fetus weighing 1.32 kg vaginally. Following expulsion of normal placenta of the live fetus, partial mole was expelled. The fetus was admitted to neonatal ICU and discharged after two weeks. Soon after delivery, Î²-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) was 1,21,993 mIU/ml which decreased to 30mIU/ml within two weeks. The patient was discharged with advice of regular follow up of Î²-hCG reports.
Differential Diagnoses for Persistent Pain Following Root Canal Treatment: A Study in the National Dental PBRN. - Northwest dentistry
Pain present six months following root canal treatment (RCT) may be either of odontogenic or non-odontogenic origin. This is important because treatments and prognoses are different; therefore, the aim of this study was to provide specific diagnoses of patients reporting pain six months after receiving initial orthograde RCT.We enrolled patients from the Midwest region of an existing prospective observational study of pain after RCT. Pain at six months was defined as â‰¥ 1 day of pain and average pain intensity of at least 1/10 over the preceding month. An endodontist and an orofacial pain practitioner independently performed clinical evaluations, which included periapical and cone-beam computed tomograph (CT) radiographs, to determine diagnoses.Thirty-eight out of the 354 eligible patients in the geographic area (11%) met the pain criteria, with 19 (50%) consenting to be clinically evaluated. As the sole reason for pain, 7 patients (37%) were given odontogenic diagnoses (4 involving the RCT tooth, 3 involving an adjacent tooth). Eight patients (42%) were given non-odontogenic pain diagnoses (7 from referred temporomandibular disorder [TMD] pain, 1 from persistent dentoalveolar pain disorder [PDAP]). Two patients (11%) had both odontogenic and non-odontogenic diagnoses, while 2 (11%) no longer fit the pain criteria at the time of the clinical evaluation.Patients reporting "tooth" pain 6 months following RCT had a non-odontogenic pain diagnosis accounting for some of this pain, with TMD being the most frequent non-odontogenic diagnosis. Dentists should have the necessary knowledge to differentiate between these diagnoses to adequately manage their patients.
BK virus associated pronounced hemorrhagic cystoureteritis after bone marrow transplantation. - The Canadian journal of urology
Ureteral stenosis due to reactivation of the BK virus (BKV) in a state of immunodeficiency is very rare. More common is the appearance of a hemorrhagic cystitis. This report not only shows bilateral ureteral stenosis after bone marrow transplantation, but also presents severe complications as chronic pelvic pain and impaired kidney function as well as irreparable damage to the whole urinary tract leading to nephroureterectomy, subtrigonal cystectomy and orthotopic ileal neobladder. Finally renal transplantation was required. To our knowledge this is the first case in the literature where such a severe course of BKV associated hemorrhagic cystoureteritis is described.
Pupillometry: Cutting Edge Biometrics for Early Intervention in Increased Intracranial Pressure. - Journal of continuing education in nursing
The pupillometer, a cutting-edge biometric device, is a valuable assessment tool that can aid in the early detection and prompt treatment of neurological abnormalities. Pupil assessment is a critical component of the neurological examination, and manual pupil assessment leaves much room for error. Automated pupillometry improves the quality and reliability of pupillary and neurological assessments, ultimately improving patient outcomes. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2015;46(10):431-432.Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
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