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Causes, consequences and management of sample hemolysis in the clinical laboratory.
Preanalytical hemolysis of blood samples is a common problem in medical practice, especially in emergency departments. Several potential influences on sample hemolysis have been investigated,Expand
Smartphone Application Monitoring of Acceleration Forces During Pneumatic Tube System Transport of Emergency Department Patient Samples.
BACKGROUND The use of pneumatic tube system (PTS) transport has gained considerable popularity in modern hospitals but is also associated with sample hemolysis. The potential contribution ofExpand
High anion gap metabolic acidosis induced by cumulation of ketones, L- and D-lactate, 5-oxoproline and acute renal failure
ABSTRACT Introduction: Frequent causes of high anion gap metabolic acidosis (HAGMA) are lactic acidosis, ketoacidosis and impaired renal function. In this case report, a HAGMA caused by ketones, L-Expand
Performance of the new ID-fungi plate using two types of reference libraries (Bruker and MSI) to identify fungi with the Bruker MALDI Biotyper.
During the last decade, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has revolutionized the diagnosis of fungal infections. Recently, a new ConidiaExpand
Detection of a Large Novel α-Thalassemia Deletion in an Autochthonous Belgian Family
Abstract α-Thalassemia (α-thal) is a common hemoglobinopathy mainly caused by deletion of one or both α-globin genes. We describe an autochthonous Belgian family diagnosed with α-thal trait.Expand
Potentially Confounding Variables in the Validation of Hospital Pneumatic Tube Systems.
A deadly capillary leak attack. Clarkson's disease: a narrative review.
A previously 42-year-old healthy man was brought in by an ambulance to the emergency department with symptoms of a distributive shock. He experienced a rapid decline in his clinical state thatExpand
Into the SARS-CoV-2 playgrounds: investigating the origins of the Belgian second wave, from an Antwerp perspective
Background: Belgium has been struggling with a second pandemic wave caused by SARS-CoV-2. Aim: The goal of this study was to estimate rates of carriership and viral loads in the general population inExpand