Issue No 01+02/2012

CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE: Pooled Platelet Concentrates and the Quality of the Red Blood Cell Supply

by Robert Zimmermann, Dominik R. Weiss, Juergen Zingsem, Juergen Ringwald, Reinhold Eckstein

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: Evaluation of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium in Biological Samples (Scalp Hair, Serum, Blood, and Urine) of Pakistani Referents and Arthritis Patients of Different Age Groups

by Hassan Imran Afridi, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Naveed Kazi, Abdul Qadir Shah, Sumaira Khan, Nida Fatima Kolachi, Sham Kumar Wadhwa, Faheem Shah

Objective Identification of Sexual Risk Behavior Among Blood Donors in Croatia: Is it Reality?

by Maja Miskulin, Dinko Puntaric, Jadranka Bozikov, Ivan Miskulin, Natasa Ruzman

Multi Point of Care Instrument Evaluation for Use in Anti-retroviral Clinics in South Africa

by Verena Gounden, Jaya George

Decreased Expression of Retinoblastoma Protein-Interacting Zinc-Finger Gene 1 in Human Esophageal Squamous Cell Cancer by DNA Methylation

by Shang-Wen Dong, Yuan-Tao Cui, Rong-Rong Zhong, Dong-Chun Liang, Yi-Mei Liu, Yuan-Guo Wang, Zhun He, Shuo Wang, Shao-Jie Liang, Peng Zhang

T Helper and B Cell Escape Mutations within the HBc Gene in Patients with Asymptomatic HBV Infection: A Study From the South-Eastern Region of Iran

by Shokrollah Assar, Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi, Maryam Mohit, Behzad Nasiri Ahmadabadi, Paul Pumpens, Hossein Khorramdelazad, Masomeh Hajghani, Majid Araste, Zohre Nekhei, Hossein Sendi, Derek Kennedy

A Real-Time PCR Assay for HPV52 Detection and Viral Load Quantification

by Juanita M. Onyekwuluje, Martin Steinau, David C. Swan, Elizabeth R. Unger

Hemolysis is a Major Cause of Variability in Insulin Measurement During Oral Glucose Tolerance Test in Children

by Giorgio Bellomo, Maria Giovanna Sulas, Elisabetta Mairate, Maria Beatrice Bardone, Roberta Rolla

Aquaporin 1 and Aquaporin 4 are Involved in Invasion of Lung Cancer Cells

by Yanping Xie, Xiaohong Wen, Zhiqiang Jiang, Huan Qin Fu, Hui Han, Licheng Dai

Improvement of Lipid Profile and Reduction of Body Weight by Shan He Jian Fei Granules in High Fat Diet-Induced Obese Rats

by Sheng-Yun Sun, Jin Hung, Min-Jie Meng, Jia-Hai Lu, Berthold Hocher, Kang-Li Liu, Qin-He Yang, Xiao-Feng Zhu

Total Antioxidant Capacity, Hydrogen Peroxide, Malondialdehyde and Total Nitric Oxide Concentrations in Patients with Severe Persistent Allergic Asthma: Its Relation to Omalizumab Treatment

by Arzu Didem Yalcin, Reginald M Gorczynski, Gizem Esra Parlak, Aysegul Kargi, Atil Bisgin, Emel Sahin, Sukran Kose, Saadet Gumuslu

Method Comparison for Determination of the Tumor Markers AFP, CEA, PSA and Free PSA Between Immulite 2000 XPI and Dimension Vista 1500

by Berndt Zur, Stefan Holdenrieder, Gisela Walgenbach-Brünagel, Eike Albers, Birgit Stoffel-Wagner

Analytic Performance of Bacteriuria and Leukocyturia Obtained by UriSed in Culture Positive Urinary Tract Infections

by C. Karakukcu, T. Kayman, A. Ozturk, Y. A. Torun

Clinical Significance of Serum CA125 in Nephrotic Syndrome

by Tao Peng, Ling Guo, Qing Xia, Xiangdong Yang

A Wide Variety of Diarrhea Viruses Circulating in Pediatric Patients in Thailand

by Natthawan Chaimongkol, Pattara Khamrin, Boonpa Suantai, Wilaiporn Saikhreang, Aksara Thongprachum, Rungnapa Malasao, Nuthapong Ukarapol, Tipachan Kongsricharoern, Hiroshi Ushijima, Niwat Maneekarn

The Usefulness of Myeloperoxidase in Prediction of In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated by Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

by Sanja Stankovic, Milika Asanin, Nada Majkic-Singh, Svetlana Ignjatovic, Mirjana Mihailovic, Ivica Nikolajevic, Igor Mrdovic, Dragan Matic, Lidija Savic, Jelena Marinkovic, Miodrag Ostojic, Zorana Vasiljevic

The Use of an Immunocytochemical Double-Labeling Staining Can Display the Distribution of Bcl-2/Ki-67 Cells in Endometrial Adenocarcinomas as well as in Normal Endometrium

by A. Mourtzikou, K. Kosmas, A. Marouga, M. Stamouli, A. Pouliakis, P. Karakitsos

Value of Lipopolysaccharide Binding Protein, Interleukin-6 and C-reactive Protein as Biomarkers of Severity in Acute Diverticulitis: A Prospective Study

by Christoph Elsing, Susanne Ernst, Wolfgang Stremmel

Calibration Verification for Olympus and Hitachi Automatic Biochemistry Analyzers Using Albumin

by Qi Zhou, Xiaopeng Li, Wei Xie, Jianping Xu, Shaonan Li, Jian Guo

CASE CONTROL STUDY: High Copper and Low Zinc Serum Levels in Iranian Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Control Study

by Ali Ghazavi, Saeed Kianbakht, Keyvan Ghasami, Ghasem Mosayebi

SHORT COMMUNICATION: Selenium Levels in Persons with HIV/Tuberculosis in India, Madurai City

by Kuppamuthu Ramakrishnan, R. Shenbagarathai, K. Kavitha, P. Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, R. Rathinasabapati

Effect of Temperature on Albumin Cobalt Binding and its Influence on Ischemia-Modified Albumin Levels in Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome

by Bruna S. Hausen, Cristiane Signor, Helena Kober, Etiane Tatsch, Renata S. Pereira, Thiago Duarte, Carine L. Hermes, Marta M. M. F. Duarte, Rafael N. Moresco

Genotype Distribution in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients in Greece

by Marilena Stamouli, Ioanna Panagiotou, Dimitrios Kairis, Athina Michopoulou, Anastasios Skliris, Grigorios Totos

The Purification Step is not Crucial in EIA Measurements of Thromboxane B2 and 11-Dehydrothromboxane B2 in Human Plasma

by Lenka Sadilkova, Zoltan Paluch, Jirina Mottlova, Frantisek Bednar, Stefan Alusik

Human Duffy Blood Group Alloantigen System Influences the Measurement of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1) in Serum but not in Plasma

by Gerard Aragonès, Amaia Ercilla, María Barreda Anna Rull, Raúl Beltrán-Debón, Esther Rodríguez-Gallego, Carlos Alonso-Villaverde, Jordi Camps, Jorge Joven

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