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There is a paucity of data on end-of-life decisions (EOLD) for patients in Indian intensive care units (ICUs). To document the end-of-life and full-support (FS) decisions among patients dying in an ICU, to compare the respective patient characteristics and to describe the process of decision-making. Retrospective, observational. Consecutive patients(More)
Ayurveda is an ancient system of personalized medicine documented and practiced in India since 1500 B.C. According to this system an individual's basic constitution to a large extent determines predisposition and prognosis to diseases as well as therapy and life-style regime. Ayurveda describes seven broad constitution types (Prakriti s) each with a varying(More)
OBJECTIVES The clinical analysis of hemoglobin by ion exchange chromatography can result in ambiguities in identification of the nature of the globin chain present in patient samples. LC/ESI-MS provides rapid and precise determination of globin chain masses. DESIGN AND METHODS Hemolysate of hemoglobin Q-India and hemoglobin S/D/F have been analyzed using(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and nephrotoxicity along with the risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with the parenteral polymyxin B in patients with the multidrug resistance (MDR) gram -ve infections in a tertiary Intensive care unit (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study (March(More)
Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced by a biofilm-producing bacterium Acinetobacter junii BB1A were characterized. Purified EPS on analysis revealed neutral sugar (73.21 %), uronic acid (10.12 %), amino sugars (0.23 %), α- amino acids (11.13 %), and aromatic amino acids (1.23 %). Infrared spectrometry revealed the presence of hydroxyl,(More)
Hemoglobin Q- India (alpha) 64 Asp → His is an alpha chain variant which is generally found in heterozygous state and presents normal hematological blood picture. Here we report a rare case of HbQ-India with a thalassemic phenotype that has been analyzed using a combination of mass spectrometry, gene sequencing and PCR analysis. This combined analyses(More)
De novo mass spectrometric sequencing of two Conus peptides, Vi1359 and Vi1361, from the vermivorous cone snail Conus virgo, found off the southern Indian coast, is presented. The peptides, whose masses differ only by 2 Da, possess two disulfide bonds and an amidated C-terminus. Simple chemical modifications and enzymatic cleavage coupled with matrix(More)
The urea induced equilibrium denaturation behavior of glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase from Escherichia coli (GlnRS) in 0.25 m potassium l-glutamate, a naturally occurring osmolyte in E. coli, has been studied. Both the native to molten globule and molten globule to unfolded state transitions are shifted significantly toward higher urea concentrations in the(More)
Molecular analysis of hemoglobin variants is crucial in the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies. Routinely used techniques for identifying variants include alkaline gel electrophoresis and automated HPLC. Sometimes comigration of variants in electrophoresis or coelution in HPLC provides ambiguous results. Due to high sequence homology between normal and variant(More)
Unambiguous analysis of hemoglobin variants is critical in the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies. In diagnostic laboratories, alkaline gel electrophoresis and automated HPLC are used in identifying variants. In specific instances, comigration of hemoglobin variant bands in gel and coelution of different variants or elution of variants with unmatched library(More)