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A total of 183 random, whole-blood specimens was collected from healthy individuals within the State of Queensland (Australia), and the bromide concentration was determined by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (WDXRF). The intensity of the tube Compton scatter line was used to account for differences in matrices between the aqueous(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the epidemiology of nonoptimal hyponatremia correction and to identify associated morbidity and in-hospital mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS An electronic medical record search identified all patients admitted with profound hyponatremia (sodium <120 mmol/L) from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2012. Patients were classified as(More)
The aim of this study is to provide input into knowledge-based expert systems by providing mean wind speed at the entire pedestrian level street width. The air flow around an individual building is complex. Around two or more buildings it is even more complicated, a recirculating flow can occur in the street canyon between them. Such urban flows can(More)
Depressed auditory thresholds without evidence of organic hearing loss are observed in a small percentage of children and young adults. Several studies suggest that non-organic hearing loss (NOHL) is a manifestation of, or reaction to stress. Proposed treatments range from ignoring the apparent hearing loss through the use of psychotherapy and/or(More)
BACKGROUND Serum fibroblastic growth factor (FGF) 23 has recently been established as a major physiological regulator of phosphate homeostasis and may have a causal role in adverse cardiovascular and bone outcomes. However its role in states of disordered phosphate homeostasis and normal kidney function is as yet under characterised. AIMS To investigate(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared two different methods of whole blood sodium measurement to plasma sodium measurement using samples in the profoundly hyponatremic range (Na < 120 mmol/L). DESIGN AND METHODS Whole blood pools with a range of low sodium values were generated using combinations and dilutions of pooled electrolyte-balanced lithium heparin samples(More)