3; 95% confidence interval, 1.1-4.7). However, door-to-ECG time and door-to-balloon time were not factors related to hospital mortality. Conclusion: STEM patients presenting without chest pain showed higher baseline risk and hospital mortality than patients presenting with chest pain. ECG acquisition and primary PCI was delayed for patients presenting with non-chest
pains, but not influencing hospital mortality. Efforts to reduce pre-hospital time delay for these patients are necessary.”
“In this study, we investigate two factors that can hinder the performance of constant-pH molecular dynamics methods in predicting protein pK(a) values, using hen egg white lysozyme as a test system. The first factor is related to the molecular definition and pK(a) value of model compounds in the Poisson-Boltzmann framework. We address this by defining the model compound as a molecular fragment with an associated selleck kinase inhibitor pK(a) value that is calibrated against experimental data, which results in a decrease Selleckchem GSK621 of 0.12 units in pK(a) errors. The second addressed factor is the possibility that detrimental structural distortions are being introduced in the simulations by the underlying molecular mechanics force field. This issue is investigated by analyzing how the gradual structural rearrangements affect the predicted pK(a) values. The two GROMOS force fields studied here (43A1 and 53A6) yield good
pK(a) predictions, although a time-dependent performance is observed: 43A1 performs better after a few nanoseconds of structural reorganization (pK(a) errors of similar to 0.45), while NU7026 53A6 gives the best prediction right at the first nanosecond (pK(a) errors of 0.42). These results suggest that the good performance of constant-pH molecular dynamics methods could be further improved if these force field limitations were overcome. Proteins 2011; 79:3437-3447. (C) 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.”
“The present study was performed in the cities of Faisalabad and Sargodha, and pediatric in-patient
prescriptions were collected from four private and D.H.Q hospitals of these two cities. The collected data of 1420 prescriptions was analyzed for drug interactions by using the software developed by the Medical Letter. The drug interactions found were divided into severe, moderate and mild depending on the type of effect produced. The results showed that the public sector showed 820 drug interactions, that is 74.55%; on the other hand, the private sector showed 130 drug interactions, that is 40.63%. The private sector hospital of Faisalabad showed only 40 drug interactions, that is 20%; while 90 drug interactions, that is 75% were found in private sector hospital of Sargodha. The public sector hospital of Sargodha showed 390 drug interactions, 92.86% and 430 drug interactions, that is 63.24% were found in public sector hospital of Faisalabad.