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15:54 EDT 25th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

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Showing PubMed Articles 1–25 of 118 from Laboratory medicine

Neutrophil-to-Monocyte-Plus-Lymphocyte Ratio as a Potential Marker for Discriminating Pulmonary Tuberculosis from Nontuberculosis Infectious Lung Diseases.

To determine whether NMLR has more statistical strength than NLR in discriminating TB from non-TB infectious lung diseases.

Mean Platelet Volume, Platelet Distribution Width, and Platelet Count, in Connection with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Essential Thrombocytopenia.

To examine the kinetic characteristics of platelet (PLT) destruction and thrombopoiesis by using mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW).

Automation and Process Re-engineering Work Together to Achieve Six Sigma Quality: A 27-Year History of Continuous Improvement.

In most clinical laboratories, examination quality is considered excellent, whereas pre-/postexamination quality is an area for focused improvement. In our organization, 1 pre-/postexamination quality metric, namely, lost specimens, as tracked continuously for 27 years, has demonstrated steady improvement. During this period, many of our processes transitioned to highly automated effectors. Concurrently, we implemented behavioral controls and reengineered error-prone processes. We believe that this bilatera...

Case Report and Literature Review of Nodular Hiradenoma, a Rare Adnexal Tumor That Mimics Breast Carcinoma, in a 20-Year-Old Woman.

Nodular hidradenoma is an uncommon cutaneous adnexal tumor arising from sweat glands. In the skin, it usually presents as a solitary dermal nodule; excision is curative in most cases. In rare instances, it may present as a breast mass and can mimic breast carcinoma clinically and radiologically, causing diagnostic dilemmas for the treating physician and pathologist. Herein, we discuss a case of nodular hidradenoma in a 20-year-old Hispanic woman as a rapidly growing mass in the breast that mimicked breast c...

The Inhibitory Effect of Essential Oils on Rhizopus stolonifer, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Microsporum gypseum.

Rhizopus stolonifer is an opportunistic fungus that causes respiratory infections, sinusitis, and otomycosis. Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum gypseum cause athlete's foot, ringworm, and nail infections. Previous research has shown that some essential oils inhibit fungal growth.

Detection Rate of Colorectal Cancer or Precancer Adenoma by Colonoscopy After 1, 2, or 3 Positive Results via Fecal Immunochemical Testing.

Single-vial fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) is an accepted method of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The available 3-vial FIT data set allows for comparison of colonoscopy results using various screening methods.

Cryoglobulinemia as a Possible Primer for TRALI: Report of a Case.

Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a form of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma that can cause hyperviscosity syndrome due to unchecked monoclonal antibody production. Some patients are also found to have associated cryoglobulinemia, which can cause systemic complications including vasculitis, renal disease, and pulmonary complications. Cryoglobulins can also serve as a source of interference with various laboratory assays. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is one of the recommended treatment modalities to mana...

The Importance of Specimen Reception and the Universal Challenges It Faces in Laboratory Flow: A Brief Overview.

In this brief overview, I emphasize the importance of the specimen-reception department in the running and flow of a laboratory. Also, I outline the problems and the challenges it faces, which are almost universally applicable to all laboratories. To my knowledge, this topic has not been directly reported before in the literature.

Evaluation of SF3B1 Mutation Screening by High-Resolution Melting Analysis and its Clinical Utility for Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Ring Sideroblasts at the Point of Diagnosis.

SF3B1 (splicing factor 3B subunit-1) somatic mutation is specifically detected in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with ring sideroblasts (MDS-RS). We investigated the sensitivity and utility of SF3B1 mutation analysis as a clinical laboratory test.

Comparative Evaluation of Commercial Concentration Procedures for Human Intestinal Parasite Detection.

Effective stool concentration is essential in microscopically based diagnosis of human intestinal parasite infections.

Serum Cystatin C Levels in Twin Pregnancy versus Singleton Pregnancy.

To explore whether there was an increased secretion of cystatin C (Cys C) in twin pregnancy.

EPIDEM: A Model for Quality Improvement.

Existing quality improvement (QI) models have been used with varied success in health care. We developed the EPIDEM Model of Quality Improvement to apply QI principles to health care and promote a widespread culture of quality and patient safety.

Adoption of Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Laboratory Science: A Survey of the Prevalence of Systematic and Narrative Reviews.

Systematic reviews (SRs) play a critical role in evidence-based medicine.

Development of a GeXP-Based Multiplex RT-PCR Assay for Detection of Long Noncoding RNA in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

To develop a multiplex quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay based on the GenomeLab™ GeXP Genetic Analysis System (GeXP) for detection of long noncoding RNA in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Concentrations of Serum Free Light Chains in Kappa and Lambda Lesions in Light-Chain Myelomas.

Concentration of serum free light chains has been promoted as an assay in the evaluation of monoclonal gammopathic manifestations. A high false-positive rate in patients without monoclonal gammopathic manifestations and a high false-negative rate in patients with those manifestations have been reported. The false-negative rate for lambda chain-associated lesions is higher than that for kappa chain-associated lesions.

A Reflex Protocol for Creatinine Testing Reduces Costs and Maintains Patient Safety.

The Jaffe and enzymatic methods are the 2 most common methods for creatinine measurement. The Jaffe method is less expensive but subject to interferences. Some laboratory scientists have called for the Jaffe method to be retired.

Can Platelet Distribution Width Be Used to Predict the Possibility of Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms?

Platelet distribution width (PDW) and mean platelet volume are markers of platelet activation and have prognostic value in coronary heart diseases, as well as in cancers of solid organs. In this study, we evaluated the possibility of using PDW to predict chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms by comparing platelet indices obtained by automated analyzers in chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms with those in control specimens. We found that PDW greater than 66.4% has specificity of 99% and likelihood ratio of 1...

Clinical Features and Genotypes of Patients with Hemoglobin H Disease in Taiwan.

The genetic background of patients with hemoglobin (Hb) H disease in Taiwan has been investigated; however, the clinical features and treatment outcomes were not reported.

Characteristics of Bilirubin According to the Results of the Direct Antiglobulin Test and Its Impact in Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.

Hyperbilirubinemia, which is a sign of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN), can irreversibly damage the central nervous system.

Monitoring Fondaparinux in the Setting of Antithrombin Deficiency.

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a not-uncommon adverse effect of heparin exposure, with potentially serious and/or fatal thrombotic consequences. Recent studies looking at the off-label use of fondaparinux for HIT show similar efficacy and adverse-effect profiles, as well as improved costs, compared with some commonly used direct thrombin inhibitors. Although routine laboratory monitoring of fondaparinux-specific anti-Xa levels typically is not recommended, we present a case report that suggests f...

Peritoneal and Pleural Fluid Chemistry Measurements Performed on Three Chemistry Platforms.

Chemistry testing is requested for body fluid (BF) specimens despite the lack of assays approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The criteria for categorizing fluids as transudate or exudate are not validated across analyzers.

A Study of Immunochromatographic Fecal Occult Blood Test Methods.

The sensitivity of the commonly used immunochromatographic fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) is critical in the routine screening of digestive tract cancers.

Reliability and Validity of Proposed Risk Stratification Methods for Laboratory Developed Tests.

To determine whether different laboratory developed test (LDT) risk stratification proposals would assign differing levels of risk to selected LDTs as a measure of the validity of those proposals, and whether there would be differing interrater agreement rates as a measure of the reliability of those proposals.

Association between miRNA-146a and Polymorphisms of its Target Gene, IRAK1, Regarding Susceptibility to and Clinical Features of Systemic Lupus Erythematous and Multiple Sclerosis.

Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in microRNA-146a (miRNA-146a) can be associated with the development of immune-system dysfunctions.The aim of this work is to correlate SNPs of miRNA-146a and its target gene, IRAK1, with susceptibility, clinical manifestations, and diseases progression in patients with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Genotyping for miRNA-146a (rs2910164) and its target gene IRAK1 (rs3027898) was performed using real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR...

30-Year Longitudinal Study of Hematological Parameters of HIV-1 Negative Men Participating in Los Angeles Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS).

Clinicians often use population-based reference intervals (RIs) when interpreting patient results. However, this method can present problems if the analyte in question has wide variability from person to person.


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