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USE OF PLEURAL FLUID C-REACTIVE PROTEIN LEVEL AS A DIAGNOSTIC MARKER FOR PLEURAL EFFUSIONS
Background: Our objective was to determine the usefulness of pleural effusion C reactive protein levels in the di- agnosis of pleural effusions. Patients and Methods: A comparison of serum andExpand
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The diagnostic value of C-reactive protein and adenosine deaminase biomarkers for differentiation of exudative pleural effusion
Pleural effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity influencing the respiratory process in causing difficulties in the normal movement of the lungs. In this case the pleuralExpand
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A Pilot Beta-Thalassaemia Screening Program in the Albanian Population for a Health Planning Program
In Albania, no definite national screening programme of β-thalassaemia has yet been developed for carrier detection. Only limited information about the occurrence and the types of haemoglobinExpand
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Serum Procalcitonine Levels as an Early Diagnostic Indicator of Sepsis
Introduction: Prompt and accurate diagnosis of sepsis is of high importance for clinicians. Procalcitonine (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) have been proposed as markers for this purpose. Our aimExpand
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Molecular Genetic Characterization of β-Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Syndrome in the Albanian Population
Molecular Genetic Characterization of β-Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Syndrome in the Albanian Population β-Thalassemia (β-thal) is a major public health problem in Albania as it is in manyExpand
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PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF CHORUS SYSTEM IN COMPARIS ON WITH MINI-VIDAS SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF CYTOMEGALOVIRUS- IgM ANTIBODIES
Cytomegalovirus is a herpes virus transmitted by close human conta t. No symptoms of infection are apparent in majority of cases. However, the virus is very dange rous and is spread via fluids of theExpand
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Comparison of Knowledge Regarding Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer in Students with or without Sexual Intercourse
The aim of our study was to compare knowledge of regarding HPV and cervical cancer in female student of 18 to 26 years old, with or without sexual intercourse. We conducted a questionnaire survey ofExpand
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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS ON THREE DIFFERENT FULLY AUTOMATED ANTI-TOXOPLASMA IGM IMMUNOASSAYS
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasitic protozoa which can be transmitted by eating infe cted meat or from mother to fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. This microscopic parasit can cause fetalExpand
The use of plasma n-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (proBNP) concentrations in differential diagnosis of comorbidity pulmonary patients
Study objective: The use of plasma proBNP concentrations as a diagnostic tool in differential diagnosis of dyspnea in comorbidity pulmonary patients. Design: Observational study. Setting: UniversityExpand