Clinical laboratory




Immunoblotting in the clinical laboratory
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Since its introduction in 1979 protein blotting has become a routine tool in research laboratories. In the clinical laboratory its potential is becoming recognised for applications in fields such äs infectious and autoimmune diseases, allergy and others. In this article we

Diagnosis of gout: clinical laboratory and radiologic findings
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Acute gouty arthritis typically presents with a sudden and severe exquisitely painful joint, most classically in the first metatarsophalangeal joint (toe). Demonstrating the presence of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the joint fluid or tophus has been the gold standard for

Clinical laboratory science: The basics
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Elsevier-Health Sciences Division, United States. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4th Revised edition. 229 x 188 mm. Language: English. Brand New Book. This key title includes all the information contained in Part I of Linnes Clinical Laboratory Science: The

A new concept for quality control of clinical laboratory investigations in the light of clinical requirements and based on reference method values
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: Summary: Quality control is an essential element in clinical laboratory investigations. In the basic programs for quality control used in recent years accuracy control has been carried out through a comparison with method- dependent assigned values. With this System the In this study, we aimed to assess the clinical laboratory and radiological findings of vertebral involvement in brucellosis. Fourteen patients diagnosed with spondylitis and spondylodiscitis due to brucellosis were included in the study. Computed tomographyAbstract Background Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental microorganisms that can affect human health. A 2009 2010 occurrence survey of NTM in potable tap water samples indicated an increased recovery rate for many clinically We have designed and implemented a computerized Intensive Care Unit (ICU) decision support alerting system which analyzes all incoming laboratory and blood gas data for critically abnormal values and trends. A computerized patient data management system (HP

Identification of preanalytical mistakes in the stat section of the clinical laboratory
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In the era of total quality management, detection and correction of mistakes at all stages of laboratory testing is of outstanding interest, although most attention has been directed towards detecting and correcting errors in the analytical portion of the testing process (1) The objective of this study was to determine the clinical and laboratory characteristics, psychiatric manifestations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in children and adolescents with Sydenham chorea (SyC). The imaging examination was repeated 1 year

A brief history of medical diagnosis and the birth of the clinical laboratory . Part 1 Ancient times through the 19th century
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From tasting urine to microscopy to molecular testing, the sophistication of diagnostic techniques has come a long way and continues to develop at breakneck speed. The history of the laboratory is the story of medicines evolution from empirical to experimental

of a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry system for the identification of bacterial isolates in the clinical routine laboratory
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SUMMARY Background: Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has emerged as a new tool for the fast and reliable identification of microorganisms. We evaluated the performance of a MALDI-TOF MS-system

Detection and exclusion of alcoholism in men on the basis of clinical laboratory findings
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79 J. Clin. Chem. Clin. Biochem. Vol. 2 198 pp. 79-96 Detection and Exclusion of Alcoholism in Men on the Basis of Clinical Laboratory Findings1) By D. Stamm, E. Hansert and W. Feuerlein Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich (Received December 2 1982/October 1983)

Interpretation of clinical chemistry laboratory data
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The results of clinical laboratory tests performed on individuals often change with time. These changes could well be related to disease states, or changes brought about by treatment of diseases. Such changes can be used to follow the efficacy of the treatment or

A FMEA clinical laboratory case study: how to make problems and improvements measurable
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BACKGROUND Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), together with other techniques, such as Fault Tree Analysis and Event Tree Analysis, is one of the process risk evaluation techniques that can be used to identify AQ2 and measure the malfunction hazards of a Hospitalization for worsening chronic heart failure results in high post-discharge mortality, morbidity, and cost. However, thorough characterization, soon after discharge of patients with early post-discharge events has not been previously performed. The objectives of this

Molecular virology in the clinical laboratory
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The gold standard for viral identification is the conventional cell culture. Although cell culture has proven effective in the identification process of viral pathogens, there are shortcomings to this technology. Turn around times can range anywhere from days to weeks We studied the clinical features, laboratory and thyroid functions and thyrotropin (TSH)- receptor and thyroid-stimulation antibodies in 21 patients with atrophic auto-immune thyroiditis (AAT) and 48 patients with goitrous auto-immune thyroiditis (GAT) of childhood