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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)
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)
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)
Heart failure, as the inexorable consequence of myocardial infarction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world. Current conventional therapies of myocardial infarction aim for the rescue of sublethaly injured cardiomy-ocytes, but they cannot rescue already dead tissue. Rege-nerative medicine based on the cell replacement using stem(More)
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