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Chylothorax diagnosis: can the clinical chemistry laboratory do more?
Background Chylothorax is a rare anatomical disruption of the thoracic duct associated with a significant degree of morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis usually relies upon lipid analysis and visualExpand
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Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase by immunoassay or electrophoresis: their use in clinical practice
Background Measurement of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP) may be useful in diagnosing and monitoring metabolic bone disease. This study aimed to evaluate the BALP immunoassay and compare itExpand
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CSF xanthochromia: correlation with brain imaging and its usefulness as an out-of-hours test
Background Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a spontaneous bleed into the subarachnoid space which is investigated by CT head and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) xanthochromia. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Adaptation to altitude as a vehicle for experiential learning of physiology by university undergraduates.
In this article, an experiential learning activity is described in which 19 university undergraduates made experimental observations on each other to explore physiological adaptations to highExpand
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Comments on: Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid for xanthochromia versus modern computed tomography scanners in the diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage: experience at a tertiary trauma referral centre
1. Goyale A, et al. Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid for xanthochromia versus modern computed tomography scanners in the diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage: experience at a tertiary trauma referralExpand
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Comparison of Lipoprotein Electrophoresis and Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Investigating Dysbetalipoproteinemia.
Dysbetalipoproteinemia is often associated with apolipoprotein E2E2 homozygosity; however, lipoprotein electrophoresis may also be used to assist in the diagnosis. The aim of this study was toExpand
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