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Trends and Technology: Winter 2004

Trends and Technology: Winter 2004 Gore, Mary Jane Trends and Technology welcomes releases and information about new products, services, Web sites, trends, and upcoming events (give us six months lead time for seminars and meetings). If your company has a Web site that you would like for us to review, please send us news for […]

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What Does it Take to ‘Sew Up’ a Diagnosis?

Threadworm Infection: What Does it Take to ‘Sew Up’ a Diagnosis? Smith, Linda A Infection with Strongyloides stercoralis may be asymptomatic or may mimic many different intestinal conditions. Unless there is a high index of suspicion on the part of the physician, the infection can remain undiagnosed for years. This case is that of a […]

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Refractory Anemia and the Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Refractory Anemia and the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Lawrence, Louann W Refractory anemia is a component of each of the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs). MDSs are acquired pluripotent stem cell disorders leading to one or more peripheral blood cytopenias with dysplasia in the peripheral blood and bone marrow. MDS and aplastic anemia are sometimes grouped as bone marrow […]

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Basic concepts of a database management system

Basic concepts of a database management system Fowler, David G Laboratory information systems are now found in almost every clinical laboratory. Since laboratory information systems are simply database management systems, an understanding of how databases work can greatly enhance their usefulness. All data stored in a database must have property and relationship descriptions that are […]

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Workplace violence

Workplace violence Caskey, Cheryl R REPORTS AND REVIEWS ABBREVIATIONS:OSHA=Occupational Saftey And Health Administration;WPV=workplace violence. INDEX TERMS: OSHA; workplace violence. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workplace violence (WPV) is any physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse occurring in the work setting. It includes, but is not limited to, beatings, […]

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Solving the Puzzle of Hemolysis: A Critical Role for the Laboratory

Solving the Puzzle of Hemolysis: A Critical Role for the Laboratory McKenzie, Shirlyn B This case concerns a 60-year-old woman who was seen in the emergency room for flu-like symptoms, dizziness, weakness, and cough. She reported dark stools and several days of dark colored urine. Previous history revealed suspected hemolytic anemia and mild thrombocytopenia. At […]

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Standardized Test Scores as an Admission Requirement

Standardized Test Scores as an Admission Requirement Goodyear, Nancy OBJECTIVE: The usefulness of standardized test scores as an admission requirement for the University of Washington Medical Technology Program (UWMTP) was evaluated. Scores from the Allied Health Professions Admissions Test (AHPAT) were used. DESIGN: Student data (n = 183) were analyzed and evaluated statistically using Pearson […]

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Outcome measurement of problem-based learning

Outcome measurement of problem-based learning Teshima, Dicky Y CLINICAL PRACTICE: EDUCATION OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a significant difference in the national certification examination scores, and in comments received from clinical faculty, between PBL and pre-PBL groups. DESIGN: Retrospective analyses of national certification exa-mination scores and clinical faculty evaluation files. PARTICIPANTS: Medical technology students […]

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Shipping frozen vs. unfrozen samples

Intact PTH study: Shipping frozen vs. unfrozen samples Gasser, Brenda L DCI Laboratory, Nashville TN compared INCSTAR Ntact(R)PTH SP Kit (INCSTAR Corp., Stillwater, MN, USA) resuits from renal dialysis patients analyzed on frozen versus unfrozen samples; unfrozen samples were analyzed at 24, 48, and 72 hours post-collection. There was no statistical or clinical difference in […]

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Role of Cardiac Troponin in the Recent Redefinition of Acute Myocardial Infarction, The

Role of Cardiac Troponin in the Recent Redefinition of Acute Myocardial Infarction, The Wu, Alan H B ABBREVIATIONS: AMI = acute myocardial infarction; cTnI = cardiac troponin I; cTnT = cardiac troponin T. INDEX TERMS: AMI; cardiac marker; troponin. Clin Lab Sci 2004:17(1):50 Troponin is a complex of three proteins (troponins T, I, and C) […]