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 […]
DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.96.4.015 INTRODUCTION. Content analysis of recruitment advertisements has often been used to examine trends in market demand for professionals and changes in a profession.
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 . In interpreting an individual patient’s laboratory test results, the clinician usually compares the reported values […]
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 […]
Byline: Saba Sohail (Email: [email protected]) Abstract
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 […]
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 […]