Elizabeth M. Hall

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BACKGROUND The clinical significance of the increased concentrations of cardiac troponins observed in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) in the absence of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is controversial. One proposed explanation is that immunoreactive fragments of cardiac troponin T (cTnT) accumulate in ESRD. We used gel-filtration(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and cTnT measurements are used in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Together with troponin C (TnC), the cTnI and cTnT forms make up the ternary cTnT-cTnI-TnC (TIC) complex found within myocardium. Whether cTn occurs in the circulation after AMI as ternary TIC, binary cTnI-TnC (IC) complexes, or free(More)
BACKGROUND Succinylacetone (SUAC) is the primary metabolite accumulated in tyrosinemia type I--an inborn error of metabolism that, if untreated, can cause death from liver failure during the first months of life. Newborn screening laboratories measure SUAC in dried blood spot (DBS) samples to detect asymptomatic tyrosinemia type I. We used panels of(More)
Dried blood spots (DBS) have been used in newborn screening (NBS) tests for over 50 years. The Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program (NSQAP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted studies to assess the individual impacts of hematocrit and total-spot volume on characteristics of DBS samples. Per-punch serum volumes decreased(More)
There is conflicting evidence as to whether or not Facebook relates to characteristics associated with a positive well-being, particularly when considering gender. The purpose of this thesis was to explore the relationships among Facebook usage, personal identity, social identity, personal-emotional adjustment, and social adjustment. Additionally, this(More)
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