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Rosuvastatin is a new generation HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor which exhibits some unique pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties. It has low extrahepatic tissue penetration, low potential for CYP3A4 interactions and substantial LDL-C lowering capacity and therefore has distinct advantages. We conducted a Medline literature search to identify(More)
Phenylketonuria (PKU), is an autosomal recessive condition affecting the amino acid metabolism. The UK National newborn screening programme was commenced in 1969 and PKU is one among the five conditions included in the screening programme. We present the case history of two siblings of a family with a delayed diagnosis of PKU. This case history highlights(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal failure exhibit a chronic elevation of serum cardiac troponin (cTn) concentration. In order to facilitate the diagnosis of myocardial infarction in these patients, it is necessary to distinguish an increased cTn concentration due to an acute event, from that being a manifestation of chronic elevation. The aim of this(More)
The research was conducted to establish the potential of coffee husks as a source of fuel for power generation for the coffee milling industry. The heating values for coffee husk samples at different moisture contents were determined experimentally using an adiabatic bomb calorimeter. The proximate and ultimate analyses were also used to determine the(More)
Introduction Reference intervals are dependent on the reference population, the analytical methods and the way the data are handled statistically. Individual method-related differences have been studied but the comparative differences in reference intervals have not. Methods We studied a reference population of healthy adult subjects and measured free(More)
INTRODUCTION Laboratories are recommended to determine their own local reference intervals (RIs) to embrace the variations in local populations. We have assessed local RIs for thyroid function tests using two different approaches to selection of reference populations and also searched the literature for studies using the Advia Centaur methods. METHODS Two(More)
Variegate porphyria is an autosomal dominant acute hepatic porphyria characterized by photosensitivity and acute neurovisceral attacks. Hepatocellular carcinoma has been described as a potential complication of variegate porphyria in case reports. We report a case of a 48-year-old woman who was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma following a brief(More)
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