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Modeling patient service centers with simulation and system dynamics
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Initial performance of the redesigned facilities was positive; however, dynamic feedback within the system of service centers eventually resulted in unanticipated performance problems and it is shown how a system dynamics model might have helped predict these implementation problems. Expand
Malignancies arising in oncocytic schneiderian papillomas: a report of 2 cases and review of the literature.
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The potential for malignant transformation in OSPs is small, but warrants that these papillomas be completely excised to exclude a coexisting carcinoma. Expand
Influence of diurnal variation and fasting on serum iron concentrations in a community-based population.
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Serum iron concentrations remain reasonably stable during most daytime hours for testing purposes, and in adults, blood collection after 5 to 9h fasting provides a representative estimate of a patient's iron levels. Expand
Chapter 1 – Variables affecting endocrine tests results, errors prevention and mitigation
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Both clinical biochemists and clinicians should be familiar with preanalytical factors and consider them whenever a test result does not match the clinical picture, as this chapter describes all the above factors in details. Expand
Measurement of β1- and β2-Globulins Improves Detection of M-Spikes on High-Resolution Electrophoresis
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The aim of this study was to prospectively determine the utility of performing IFE on specimens with increased β1- or β2-globulins on high-resolution SPE but with a normal electrophoretic pattern on visual inspection. Expand
An Intervention to Reduce Laboratory Utilization of Referred-Out Tests
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A simple administrative intervention was successful in reducing the cost and volume of referred-out tests and required minimal review time from pathologists. Expand
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Support for the American Expeditionary Forces by the US Army Medical Corps During World War I.
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The scope of pathology and laboratory medicine services in World War I and the value these services brought to the war effort are described and the British and German approaches are contrasted. Expand
Interference studies with two hospital-grade and two home-grade glucose meters.
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Interference studies of four glucose meter systems demonstrated varying degrees of interference by hematocrit, ascorbate, and maltose mixtures, and PQQ-glucose dehydrogenase-based technologies showed greater susceptibility than glucose oxidase- based systems. Expand
Interpretation and utility of drug of abuse immunoassays: lessons from laboratory drug testing surveys.
CONTEXT To assist with patient diagnosis and management, physicians from pain services, drug treatment programs, and the emergency department frequently request that urine be tested for drugs ofExpand
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