Use of a Major Medical Center Clinical Laboratory As a Reference Laboratory for a Developing Country: Ordering Patterns Help Set Laboratory Priorities (Other Areas of Clinical Chemistry)

Use of a Major Medical Center Clinical Laboratory As a Reference Laboratory for a Developing Country: Ordering Patterns Help Set Laboratory Priorities (Other Areas of Clinical Chemistry)

Setting priorities for which tests a hospital clinical laboratory should perform involves consideration of the expected volume of testing, its clinical impact, the technical skill levels available, the equipment needed, cost benefits, and whether testing can be obtained elsewhere. Most clinical laboratory directors in the US and other developed countries can obtain the above information […]

Hematological Indices in an Older Population Sample: Derivation of Healthy Reference Values (Hematology) (Survey)

Hematological Indices in an Older Population Sample: Derivation of Healthy Reference Values (Hematology) (Survey)

Laboratory-based investigations are subject to substantial variability arising from several sources, including differences between subjects (e.g., age, sex, and genetic variation), within-subject variation (e.g., circadian change and pathological change), variations in sample collection and handling, and laboratory measurement error [1]. In interpreting an individual patient’s laboratory test results, the clinician usually compares the reported values […]

Poverty, Health & Intellectual Property Rights with Special Reference to India (Report)

Poverty, Health & Intellectual Property Rights with Special Reference to India (Report)

This paper examines the nexus between poverty and global health with specific focus on IPR protection and attempts to highlight the current global endeavours to overcome barriers to access to medicines for diseases of the poor. The number of very poor people in the world has increased by 10.4 per cent between 1987 and 2001 […]

Local Reference Ranges for Full Blood Count and CD4 Lymphocyte Count Testing (Original Articles) (Cluster of Differentiation) (Report)

Local Reference Ranges for Full Blood Count and CD4 Lymphocyte Count Testing (Original Articles) (Cluster of Differentiation) (Report)

Reference intervals are critically important for the correct interpretation of diagnostic tests. The full blood count and CD4 count are two frequently performed tests in HIV-endemic settings such as Gauteng province, South Africa. Haemoglobin concentration is an independent prognostic indicator in HIV, while CD4 count determines initiation and response to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. (1) The […]

Ventilator Modes Made Easy: An Easy Reference for RRT's, RN's, and Medical Residents

Ventilator Modes Made Easy: An Easy Reference for RRT’s, RN’s, and Medical Residents

Who says understanding ventilator modes has to be hard?  This book gives you easy to understand information that every RRT, RN, or Resident always wishes they had.  Each mode is described in simple language and answers the three most important questions about ventilator modes: What the mode does, how it works, and when should it […]