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Early graft dysfunction after liver transplantation (OLT) is often difficult to assess when only based on liver enzymes levels and bile production. High lactate level was evaluated as a marker of poor graft function. In 29 pts undergoing OLT simultaneous measurement (mes) of blood lactate levels, mVO2 (indirect calorimetry-Deltatrac", Datex), DO2(More)
Digital storage and review is now the state of the art in echocardiography, and practitioners are urged to move quickly to an all-digital solution in their laboratories. Although secondary digitization from videotape may be an acceptable transitional solution, the ultimate benefits of the digital laboratory can only be achieved with direct digital output(More)
Built-in self-test (BIST) strategies require the implementation of efficient test pattern generators (TPG) which allow the excitation and observation of potential faults in the circuit. Arithmetic additive TPGs (AdTPG) allow existing internal datapaths to be reused to perform this operation without a penalty in the circuit area. AdTPGs are configured by(More)
Arithmetic additive test pattern generators (AdTPGs) are now being proposed as an alternative to linear feedback shift registers (LFSRs) because of their reduced area overhead impact. As in the case of LFSRs, the compactness of the information required in memory and the test generation time needed to achieve a specified fault coverage level (FC) have a(More)
Background.  The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies (Abs) and active HCV infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected (HIV+) patients in Spain in 2015. This was a cross-sectional study. Methods.  The study was performed in 41 centers in 2015. Sample size was estimated for an accuracy of(More)
Optimizing heath care services for seniors in emergency departments (ED) is a core component of the “Senior Friendly Hospital Approach” being implemented in Quebec. We measured the availability of geriatric expertise in Quebec EDs and its relationship with ED characteristics such as university affiliation, number of stretchers, and geographical location. We(More)
A basic overview of bar code technology is presented with a focus on applications in the clinical laboratory. Bar codes operate based on symbology, a pattern of bars and white spaces that define alphanumeric characters. The codes are read by scanners, which may be stationary or handheld. Bar codes may be printed using any of several available methods. Bar(More)