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OBJECTIVE To assess the inherent potential of glycated hemoglobin as a screening test for type 2 diabetes by determining the biological variation in nondiabetic subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS HbA1c values were measured by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in 12 nondiabetic subjects (7 men and 5 women; median age, 40 years [range, 21-55(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular mortality in end-stage renal failure patients is high and early risk stratification in these patients may aid clinical management improving outcomes. Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a component of the cardiac myocyte which is released into the circulation following myocardial necrosis. It has been shown to be of prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Evidence suggests that postprandial platelet-depleted plasma 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) concentrations may be abnormal in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, interpretation of the data has been hampered by the variable methodology and rather small numbers used in previous studies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure(More)
A simple and rapid liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) method for the analysis of voriconazole has been developed. For comparison, serum voriconazole was measured using HPLC and bioassay. For the HPLC-MS/MS assay, samples were prepared in a deep-well block by adding 10 microL of serum to 40 microL of 0.1 M zinc sulfate solution.(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute renal failure complicating open heart surgery is not uncommon. Dopamine infusion (2.5-4.0 microg/kg per min) has often been advocated for prophylactic 'renal protection' in this setting despite little objective evidence of real benefit. We aimed to investigate whether dopamine offers any 'renal protection' in patients with normal heart and(More)
OBJECTIVE RIA-based sex hormone measurements offer only limited precision and specificity in the low concentration range of women. Therefore, we aimed to establish age-specific reference ranges for serum sex hormone concentrations in women using mass spectrometry and quantile regression. METHODS AND RESULTS Data from 985 women aged 20-80 yr, recruited for(More)
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were found to have a higher biological variability in insulin resistance (IR) compared to controls, but it is unknown whether this variability in IR differs between PCOS who are anovulatory compared to those who have an ovulatory cycle. The primary aim of this study was to compare and contrast the variability of(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in human platelet depleted plasma (PDP) is a biomarker in functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), with levels reflecting acute changes in circulating 5-HT concentration. PDP 5-HT is currently measured by reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) fluorimetric detection. We have developed a simple and rapid(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to measure subcutaneous tissue cortisol obtained by microdialysis (MD) in 35 mechanically ventilated septic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Upon intensive care unit admission, an MD catheter was inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh. Cortisol (CORT) was determined in a 5:00 to 9:00 am microdialysate sample(More)
To assess the inherent potential for detecting mild to moderate reductions in glomerular filtration rate, this study determined the biological variability of serum cystatin C and creatinine in 12 healthy subjects. After accounting for analytical variation, interindividual variance accounted for 93% and intraindividual variance accounted for 7% of serum(More)