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Total quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each activity throughout the total testing process is correctly performed, providing valuable medical decision-making and effective patient care. In the past decades, a 10-fold reduction in the analytical error rate has been achieved thanks to improvements in both reliability and(More)
Arterial thrombosis is the major reason for severe complications of coronary artery disease (CAD). Recently it has been suggested that the FXIII-A Val34Leu polymorphism, affecting clot stability, provides protection against thrombosis. Results published up to date implicate that there is a significant correlation between geographical area and the Leu34(More)
AIM To determine the frequency of inherited and acquired prothrombotic risk factors in children with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) in Croatia. METHODS We investigated 14 prothrombotic risk factors using blood samples from 124 children with AIS or TIA and 42 healthy children. Prothrombotic risk factors were classified(More)
We present the case of a 17-year-old girl who suddenly woke up with localized pain in the left groin and the inability to twist her leg. After comprehensive physician and laboratory examinations, deep venous thrombosis with consequent pulmonary embolism was ascertained. She had not experienced any recent trauma, but she had started to take oral(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this survey was to assess current policies and practice in haemostasis testing among both hospital and outpatient laboratories in Republic of Croatia. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire with seventy questions divided into nine sections was created in May 2015. Participants were asked about their practice related to test(More)
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