Issue No 11+12/2011

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: Evaluation of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Nickel in Biological Samples (Scalp Hair, Serum, Blood, and Urine) of Pakistani Viral Hepatitis (A – E) Patients and Controls

by Hassan Imran Afridi, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Faheem Shah, Hafeez-ur-Rehman Sheikh, Nida Fatima Kolachi

Plasma and Urinary HPLC-ED Determination of the Ratio of 8-OHdG/2-dG in Parkinson's Disease

by A Bolner, M Pilleri, V De Riva, GP Nordera

Evaluation of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Nickel, and Zinc in Biological Samples (Scalp Hair, Blood, and Urine) of Tuberculosis and Diarrhea Male Human Immunodeficiency Virus Patients

by Hassan Imran Afridi, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Naveed Kazi, Ghulam Abbas Kandhro, Abdul Qadir Shah, Jameel Ahmed Baig, Sumaira Khan, Nida Fatima Kolachi, Sham Kumar Wadhwa, Faheem Shah

Reduced Expression of Chemerin is Associated With a Poor Prognosis and a Lowed Infiltration of Both Dendritic Cells and Natural Killer Cells in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma

by Wei Lin, Yan-Ling Chen, Lei Jian, Jin-Kun Chen

Effectiveness of a High-Throughput Genetic Analysis in the Identification of Responders/Non-responders to CYP2D6-Metabolized Drugs

by Maria Savino, Davide Seripa, Antonietta P. Gallo, Maria Garrubba, Grazia D’Onofrio, Alessandra Bizzarro, Giulia Paroni, Francesco Paris, Patrizia Mecocci, Carlo Masullo, Alberto Pilotto, Stefano A. Santini

Evaluation of Anti-CCP Antibody for Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Nadeem Afzal, Sara Karim, Tafazzul-e-Haque Mahmud, Waqas Sami, Maria Arif, Sarwar Abbas

Reduced Levels of Anti-MDA LDL Antibodies in Patients with Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders

by Lourdes Garrido-Sánchez, JM García-Pinilla, Manolo Jiménez-Navarro, Julia Fernández-Pastora, Juan H Alonso-Briales, Jose M Hernández-Garcia, Eduardo de-Teresa-Galván, Francisco J Tinahones

Assement of Intestinal Permeability Using Sugar Probes: Influence of Urinary Volume

by Francesca Mattioli, Carmen Fucile, Valeria Marini, Luca Isola, Fabio Montanaro, Vincenzo Savarino, Antonietta Martelli

Comparison of Polymerase Chain Reaction and Conventional Methods for Diagnosis of Listeria monocytogenes Isolated from Different Clinical Specimens and Food Stuffs

by Mona A. Shalaby, Mervat S. Mohamed, Marwa A. Mansour, Al Shimaa L. Abd El-Haffiz

Comparison of Serum Cardiac Specific Biomarker Release after Non-Cardiac Thoracic Surgery

by Thomas Muley, Markus Kurz, Clemens Männle, Adjmal Alekozai, Susanne Winteroll, Hendrik Dienemann, Werner Schmidt, Joachim Pfannschmidt

Serum homocysteine level and its association with folic acid and vitamin B12 in third trimester in pregnancies complicated with intrauterine growth restriction

by Amita K Gadhok, Maheep Sinha, Rakesh Khunteta, Satish Kumar Vardey, Chitra Upadhyaya, Tarun Kumar Sharma, Mansi Jha

Vitamin A, E, B12, and Folic Acid in End-Stage Renal Disease Tunisian Patients: Status and Predictive Value for Overall Mortality and Cardiovascular Events

by Hayet Fellah, Moncef Feki, Sameh Hadj Taieb, Bassem Hammami, Karima Boubaker, Bernard Lacour, Taieb Ben Abdallah, Naziha Kaabachi

Analysis of Clinical and Pathological Characteristics of 28 Cases with Renal Amyloidosis

by Xuejing Zhu, Fuyou Liu, Yinghong Liu, Hong Liu, Xiangqing Xu, Youming Peng, Lin Sun, Shuguang Yuan

Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 and Glycodelin Levels in Uterine Flushing Before and after Hysteroscopic Polypectomy

by Manal M. Elbehery, Amal A. Nouh, Mohamed L. Mohamed, Amal A. Alanwar, Somia H. Abd-Allah, Sally M. Shalaby

Detection and Characterization of Enterovirus Associated with Herpangina and Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Seoul, Korea

by S. H. Park, S. S. Choi, S. A. Oh, C. K. Kim, S. J. Cho, J. H. Lee, S. H. Ryu, S. H. Pak, S. K. Jung, J. I. Lee, G. Y. Park, S. M. Choi, Y. Z. Chae, B. H Kang, D. S. Cheon, H. S. Kim

Allergy to Cockroaches: Challenges in Diagnosis

by Maria Isabella Londres, Filipe W. Sarinho, Paulo J. Miranda, Dirceu Solé, Emanuel Sarinho

Association Between Angiographically Assessed Coronary Artery Disease and Serum Levels of Prostate Specific Antigen

by Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Elham Amelimojarad, Saeed Shoar, Mohammad Naderan, Parin Yazdanifard, Abbasali Karimi, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad

Procedure for Determination of Immunosuppressive Drugs in Whole Blood with Liquid Chromatography-Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry

by Petra Magdolna Molnár, László Dux, Hans Reinauer, Michael Kress, Theodorus Akerboom, Edit Szederkényi, Patricia Kaiser

Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli Directly From Stool Samples by Real-Time PCR in Comparison to Culture, Enzyme Immunoassay, and Vero Cell Cytotoxicity Assay

by Andreas Gerritzen, Johann-Wolfgang Wittke, Dietmar Wolff

PRELIMINARY STUDY: Serum Matrix Gla Protein Concentrations in Patients with Mild and Severe Acute Pancreatitis

by Beata Kusnierz-Cabala, Anna Gurda-Duda, Bogdan Solnica, Danuta Fedak, Paulina Dumnicka, Jozefa Panek, Jan Kulig

CASE REPORT: Streptococcus Bovis Isolated in Haemoculture a Signal of Malignant Lesion of the Colon

by Gentian Kasmi, Robert Andoni, Vasilika Mano, Dhimiter Kraja, Ermira Muco, Irema Kasmi

SHORT COMMUNICATION: CYFRA 21-1 as a Tool for Distant Metastasis Detection in Lung Cancer

by J. L. Cabrera-Alarcon, A. Carrillo-Vico, J. D. Santotoribio, A. Leon-Justel, R. Sanchez-Gil, A. Gonzalez-Castro, J. M. Guerrero

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Measured in Serum – Calibration Using Plasma Samples for Research Purposes

by M. Severo, M. Pereira, P. Bettencourt, R. Gaio, A. Azevedo

Peptidyl-Arginine Deiminase: An Additional Marker of Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Pranab S. Basu, Ramdhan Majhi, Samit Ghosal, Sandip K. Batabyal

Urine TGF- β1 Assay Validation: Spinning Down Urine Samples Could Diminish TGF-β1 Signal

by Igor Y. Pavlov, Fuad Shihab, Julio C. Delgado

Comparison of Three Single Platform Methods for CD34+ Hematopoietic Stem Cell Enumeration by Flow Cytometry

by I. Marinov, A. Luxova, V. Tkacova, Z. Gasova, D. Pohlreich, P. Cetkovsky

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Polymeric Forms of Light Chain: What Laboratories and Clinicians Need to Know

by Alison M. Levoguer, Alex Legg

IN REPLY: Quantitative assay of FLC has brought about great progress in the diagnosis and management of plasma cell disorders

by Chang Li, Honglian Geng, Zaixing Yang, Renqian Zhong

ERRATUM: Erratum to “Variant e19a2 BCR-ABL1 Fusion Transcript in Typical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia” [Clin. Lab. 2011;57:785-88]

by Andreea Christina Tutulan-Cunita, Sorina Mihaela Chirieac, Gabriela Mocanu, Catalina Luca, Marieta Costache, Agripina Lungeanu, Aurora Arghir

SUPPLEMENT: Journal Club

Report on 19th annual conference of BNLD