Rene M Hampsink

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The regulatory mechanisms of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal system were studied in critically ill, intensive care unit patients. Serial measurements of immunoreactive ACTH-(1-39) (ACTHi), cortisol, endothelin-1 (ETi), and atrial natriuretic hormone (ANHi) were performed in blood samples of 18 patients with clinically defined sepsis, 12 critically ill(More)
We investigated whether the hypo-osmotic swelling (HOS) test is a reliable screening method for routine semen specimen quality screening. Of 159 male patients, 171 semen samples were investigated using the HOS test as well as routine semen specimen screening used in our clinic. There was a significant correlation between the HOS test and most semen(More)
BACKGROUND Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is a biochemical marker used for identifying chronic alcohol intake. We developed and validated an ARCHITECT c8000 (Abbott) instrument application for the Axis-Shield %CDT immunoassay. METHODS Standard CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute) evaluation protocols were performed. RESULTS The(More)
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