Potential for Medical Error: Incorrectly Completed Request Forms for Thyroid Function Tests Limit Pathologists' Advice to Clinicians (Original ARTICLES)

Potential for Medical Error: Incorrectly Completed Request Forms for Thyroid Function Tests Limit Pathologists’ Advice to Clinicians (Original ARTICLES)

Laboratory quality has been historically determined by the accuracy of the analytical phase. Following the development of high-quality analytical techniques, analytical error is no longer the main reason for error in the laboratory testing process. (1) Up to 68.2% of laboratory errors occur in the pre-analytical phase, (2) which refers to procedures performed neither in […]

Influence of Folic Acid on Plasma Homocysteine Levels & Arterial Endothelial Function in Patients with Unstable Angina (Report)

Influence of Folic Acid on Plasma Homocysteine Levels & Arterial Endothelial Function in Patients with Unstable Angina (Report)

Background & objectives: High plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels are known to be associated with coronary artery disease, but the precise level associated with an increased risk is yet controversial. Whether the beneficial effects of folic acid on arterial endothelial function persist over longer periods is not known. This study was carried out to assess whether […]

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of posteroventral pallidotomy on perceptual and physiological measures of articulatory function and speech intelligibility in Parkinson disease (PD). The study examined 11 participants with PD who under-went posteroventral pallidotomy. Physiological measures of lip and tongue function and perceptual measures of speech intelligibility were obtained prepallidotomy […]

Human Nervous System Anatomy and Function Study Guide

Human Nervous System Anatomy and Function Study Guide

Boost your grades with this illustrated Study Guide. Navigate from Table of Contents or search for words or phrases. Audience Intended for everyone interested in human nervous system, particularly undergraduate and graduate life science students, medical students, nursing students, physician assistants students, and physical therapy students. Features Fully illustrated. Written in clear, concise format. Difficult […]