Attila Boer

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The diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) by urine culture is a time-consuming and costly procedure. Usage of a screening method, to identify negative samples, would therefore affect time-to-diagnosis and laboratory cost positively. Urine flow cytometers are able to identify particles in urine. Together with the introduction of a cut-off value, which(More)
The diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) by urine culture is an expensive and time-consuming procedure. Using a screening method, to identify negative samples, would improve the procedure and reduce costs. In this study, urine flow cytometry, of over 7000 urine samples, was assessed by retrospective analysis. With a cut-off value of >200bacteria/μl,(More)
Background/Objectives:Most bariatric guidelines recommend frequent lab monitoring of patients to detect nutrient and vitamin deficiencies as early as possible. The aim of this study was to optimize the cost effectiveness of the nutrient panel, by developing an algorithm, which detects nutrient deficiencies at lower costs.Subjects/Methods:In this(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of vitamin B12 deficiency after bariatric surgery can range from 26 to 70 %. There is no consensus on optimal vitamin B12 supplementation in postbariatric patients. The objective of this study was to compare three different regimes. METHODS In this retrospective matched cohort study, we included 63 patients with methylmalonic acid(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin B12 deficiency is common after bariatric surgery. Vitamin B12 is a poor predictor of functional vitamin B12 status, since deficiencies might even occur within the reference limits. Therefore, vitamin B12 deficiencies with serum vitamin B12 levels are between 140 and 200 pmol/L remain undetected. Methylmalonic acid (MMA), however, will(More)
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