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Divya Jain, Babita Ghai, Komal Gandhi, Gargi Banerjee, Indu Bala, Ram Samujh
BACKGROUND: A previous study by our group demonstrated an increase in oropharyngeal leak pressures and a deterioration of ventilation in maximum neck flexion with the I-Gel(™) . To ascertain the optimal degree of neck flexion which increases OPLP without compromising ventilation we conducted a prospective self-controlled trial with the I-Gel(™) in different degrees of neck flexion in anesthetized paralyzed children. METHODOLOGY: The I-gel(™) was inserted in 60 children undergoing inhalation induction with muscle paralysis for routine general anesthesia...
October 25, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Riman Nasher, Rene Franzen, Norbert Gutknecht
This study evaluated the degree of endodontic smear layer removal using the Er:YAG PIPS technique (2.94 μm) in comparison with different irrigants. Sixty-four single-rooted teeth were endodontically prepared up to size #40 and were divided into 8 groups (a-h) (n = 8). Groups a, b, c, and d were irrigated with (3 % NaOCl + 20 % EDTA), (0.9 % NaCl), (3 % NaOCl), and (20 % EDTA), respectively. Groups e, f, g, and h were treated with (3 % NaOCl + 20 % EDTA + PIPS), (0.9 % NaCl + PIPS), (3 % NaOCl + PIPS), and (20 % EDTA + PIPS), respectively...
October 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
S K Bedada, R Appani, P K Boga
Carbamazepine (CBZ) is a widely used antiepileptic drug with narrow therapeutic window and it may be prone to drug interactions. The purpose of present study was to investigate the effect of PIP on metabolism and pharmacokinetics of CBZ in healthy volunteers. An open-label, 2 period, sequential study was conducted in 12 healthy volunteers. PIP 20 mg was administered once daily for 10 days during treatment phase. A single dose of CBZ 200 mg was administered during control and after treatment phases under fasting conditions...
October 24, 2016: Drug Research
Rüdiger Bertermann, Holger Braunschweig, Mehmet Ali Celik, Theresa Dellermann, Hauke Kelch
The reaction of the vicinal biscarbenoid Pip-C[triple bond, length as m-dash]C-Pip with dimethyltin dichloride yields a unique tetraamino-substituted cyclobutadienyl system featuring a dative C-Sn interaction. DFT investigation of the reaction mechanism revealed that coordination of the stannyl fragment to the nucleophilic carbon leads to a metal-stabilised zwitterion, allowing for [2+2] cycloaddition under thermal conditions. The compound features a homoaromatic π-system comprising the three sp(2)-hybridised carbon atoms of the four-membered ring as a consequence of charge separation...
October 24, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Scott J Hughes, Leanne Barnard, Katayoun Mottaghi, Wolfram Tempel, Tetyana Antoshchenko, Bum Soo Hong, Abdellah Allali-Hassani, David Smil, Masoud Vedadi, Erick Strauss, Hee-Won Park
The potent antistaphylococcal activity of N-substituted pantothenamides (PanAms) has been shown to at least partially be due to the inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus's atypical type II pantothenate kinase (SaPanKII), the first enzyme of coenzyme A biosynthesis. This mechanism of action follows from SaPanKII having a binding mode for PanAms that is distinct from those of other PanKs. To dissect the molecular interactions responsible for PanAm inhibitory activity, we conducted a mini SAR study in tandem with the cocrystallization of SaPanKII with two classic PanAms (N5-Pan and N7-Pan), culminating in the synthesis and characterization of two new PanAms, N-Pip-PanAm and MeO-N5-PanAm...
September 9, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
Renu Saigal, Alok Chaudhary, Prashant Pathak, Amandeep Singh, Deepak Gupta, M L Tank, Saahil Nohria, Diwanshu Khatana
We describe a case of Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita (SEDc) who presented to our rheumatology clinic with complaints of painful swelling of bilateral elbow, knee, distal and proximal interphalangeal joints (DIP and PIP) of hands and small joints of foot. Patient also complained of restriction during extension of bilateral wrist joint and lateral rotation of neck on both sides. He was also unable to walk without support.
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Pingtao Ding, Dmitrij Rekhter, Yuli Ding, Kirstin Feussner, Lucas Busta, Sven Haroth, Shaohua Xu, Xin Li, Reinhard Jetter, Ivo Feussner, Yuelin Zhang
Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) is an immune response induced in the distal parts of plants following defense activation in local tissue. Pipecolic acid (Pip) accumulation orchestrates SAR and local resistance responses. Here we report the identification and characterization of SAR-DEFICIENT 4 (SARD4), which encodes a critical enzyme for Pip biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Loss of function of SARD4 leads to reduced Pip levels and accumulation of a Pip precursor, Δ1-piperideine-2-carboxylic acid (P2C)...
October 6, 2016: Plant Cell
Seth H Richman, Marcelo Bogliolo Piancastelli Siqueira, Kirk A McCullough, Mark J Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: K-wire fixation has been the most common method of fixation for hammertoe deformity. However intramedullary devices are gaining ground in both number of available choices and in procedures performed. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of hammertoe correction performed with K-wire fixation versus a novel intramedullary fusion device (CannuLink). METHODS: A retrospective review of hammertoe correction by a single surgeon was performed from June 2011 to December 2013...
October 18, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Manish Kumar Pal, Shyama Pyari Jaiswar, Ajeet Kumar Srivastav, Shruti Goyal, Ashish Dwivedi, Ankit Verma, Jyoti Singh, Anumesh Kumar Pathak, Pushpa Lata Sankhwar, Ratan Singh Ray
Ovarian cancer is fourth most common and lethal among all gynecologic malignancies. The chemotherapy usually requires in all stages of ovarian cancer but drugs have several side effects. We hypothesized that use of combination therapy of paclitaxel (PTX) and phytochemical piperine (PIP) may reduce the PTX dose as well as toxicity.The human ovarian adenocarcinomas SKOV3 cell treated with PTX-5nM and PIP-10µM after determination of IC50 by MTT assay. Reactive oxygen species generation, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), DNA damage, cell death pathway markers as release of cyt-c, Bax/Bcl2-caspase-3 and cell cycle arrest were analyzed...
October 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Wendy E D Piniak, David A Mann, Craig A Harms, T Todd Jones, Scott A Eckert
Sea turtles spend much of their life in aquatic environments, but critical portions of their life cycle, such as nesting and hatching, occur in terrestrial environments, suggesting that it may be important for them to detect sounds in both air and water. In this study we compared underwater and aerial hearing sensitivities in five juvenile green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) by measuring auditory evoked potential responses to tone pip stimuli. Green sea turtles detected acoustic stimuli in both media, responding to underwater stimuli between 50 and 1600 Hz and aerial stimuli between 50 and 800 Hz, with maximum sensitivity between 200 and 400 Hz underwater and 300 and 400 Hz in air...
2016: PloS One
L Athlani, E Gaisne, P Bellemère
The TACTYS(®) implant is a new anatomic gliding articular and modular prosthesis for the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint. We report preliminary results with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Twenty-two patients with a mean age of 63 years were operated on at a single center by two senior hand surgeons. Indications were painful and stiff PIP joints. The joint damage was caused by osteoarthritis (18 cases), post-traumatic arthritis (3) and rheumatoid arthritis (1). All prostheses were implanted through a dorsal mid-line transtendinous approach...
June 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Michael Groszmann, Hannah L Osborn, John R Evans
Aquaporins are channel proteins that function to increase the permeability of biological membranes. In plants, aquaporins are encoded by multigene families that have undergone substantial diversification in land plants. The Plasma membrane Intrinsic Proteins (PIPs) subfamily of aquaporins are of particular interest given their potential to improve plant water relations and photosynthesis. Flowering plants have between 7 and 28 PIP genes. Their expression varies with tissue and cell type, through development and in response to a variety of factors, contributing to the dynamic and tissue specific control of permeability...
October 14, 2016: Plant, Cell & Environment
C R Macchi, Rodger Kessler, Andrea Auxier, Juvena R Hitt, Daniel Mullin, Constance van Eeghen, Benjamin Littenberg
Insufficient knowledge exists regarding how to measure the presence and degree of integrated care. Prior estimates of integration levels are neither grounded in theory nor psychometrically validated. They provide scant guidance to inform improvement activities, compare integration efforts, discriminate among practices by degree of integration, measure the effect of integration on quadruple aim outcomes, or address the needs of clinicians, regulators, and policymakers seeking new models of health care delivery and funding...
October 13, 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
Rodger S Kessler, Andrea Auxier, Juvena R Hitt, C R Macchi, Daniel Mullin, Constance van Eeghen, Benjamin Littenberg
Introduction: We developed the Practice Integration Profile (PIP) to measure the degree of behavioral health integration in clinical practices with a focus on primary care (PC). Its 30 items, completed by providers, managers, and staff, provide an overall score and 6 domain scores derived from the Lexicon of Collaborative Care. We describe its history and psychometric properties. Method: The PIP was tested in a convenience sample of practices. Linear regression compared scores across integration exemplars, PC with behavioral services, PC without behavioral services, and community mental health centers without PC...
October 13, 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
Shunsuke Akimoto, Saurabh Singhal, Takahiro Masuda, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Wendy Jo Svetanoff, Sumeet K Mittal
BACKGROUND: The Chicago classification has recently added a morphological subclassification for the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). Our aim was to assess the distal esophageal acid exposure in patients with this new Chicago EGJ-type IIIa and IIIb classification. STUDY DESIGN: From a prospectively collected high-resolution manometry (HRM) database, we identified patients who underwent 24-h pH study between October 2011 and June 2015 and were diagnosed with EGJ-type III based on HRM...
October 11, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Sarah E Petite, Seth R Bauer, Jessica E Bollinger, Christine L Ahrens, Lisa M Harinstein
STUDY OBJECTIVE: It is unknown if beta-lactam monotherapy is sufficient for complicated intra-abdominal infections or if broader coverage is required, such as with vancomycin. This study sought to determine the clinical outcomes of piperacillin/tazobactam monotherapy compared to combination therapy with vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam for complicated intra-abdominal infections among patients within a surgical intensive care unit. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
October 11, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
J A Van Heerden, J R Burger, J J Gerber
BACKGROUND: Prescribing for older patients is a well-recognised problem, and inappropriate items are prescribed frequently. Several tools and criteria are available to promote rational prescribing in older patients. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescriptions (PIPs) in older South African patients. METHODS: A retrospective drug utilisation review was conducted using medicine claims data over a 1-year period...
September 9, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Shawn W Foley, Brian D Gregory
Every eukaryotic RNA transcript undergoes extensive post-transcriptional processing from the moment of transcription up through degradation. This regulation is performed by a distinct cohort of RNA-binding proteins which recognize their target transcript by both its primary sequence and secondary structure. Here, we describe protein interaction profile sequencing (PIP-seq), a technique that uses ribonuclease-based footprinting followed by high-throughput sequencing to globally assess both protein-bound RNA sequences and RNA secondary structure...
October 10, 2016: Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Sakara Tunsophon, Krongkarn Chootip
The present study investigated the comparative effects of piperine (PIP) - the active ingredient of black and long peppers - and simvastatin (SIM) on hepatic steatosis in hyperlipidemic rats. Male Wistar rats were fed a cholesterol mixture daily by intragastric gavage for 8 weeks. Piperine was given by oral gavage 8 h after cholesterol feeding. The animals were divided into 4 groups: control, high fat (HF), high fat plus 40 mg PIP/kg, and high fat plus 2 mg SIM/kg. At the end of the treatment, liver cholesterol, triglyceride, thiobaribituric reacting substances, superoxide dismutase (SOD), serum aminotransferase (AST), and alanine transferase (ALT) were measured...
August 7, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Franck Michel, Kristoffer Foldager Jørgensen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare air-conduction thresholds obtained with ASSR evoked by narrow band (NB) CE-chirps and ABR evoked by tone pips (tpABR) in infants with various degrees of hearing loss. DESIGN: Thresholds were measured at 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz. Data on each participant were collected at the same day. STUDY SAMPLE: Sixty-seven infants aged 4 d to 22 months (median age = 96 days), resulting in 57, 52, 87 and 56 ears for 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz, respectively...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Audiology
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