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BACKGROUND Physician requests for additional testing on an existing laboratory specimen (add-ons) are resource intensive and generally require a phone call to the laboratory. Verbal orders such as these have been noted to be associated with errors in accuracy. The aim of this study was to compare a novel computerized system for add-on requests to the prior… (More)
An elongated plasma of length approximately 8 mm with an aspect ratio of ~6:1 has been formed by channeling a laser-produced plasma created in a point focus on a carbon surface. Densities of C(6+) ions near 10(16) cm(-3) were observed in a contracted region beyond the guiding channel, suggesting a use for short-wavelength amplification.
As the AIDS virus spreads into the general population, protecting the public, health workers and patients from possible infection becomes increasingly important. The Surgeon General recommends testing all surgery patients for the presence of AIDS prior to surgery; however, it is often impossible to complete these tests on emergency surgery, labor and… (More)