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eJIFCC Volume 28 no 2 - May 2017
In this issue: Advances in the diagnosis of sepsis
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||Foreword of the editor
Gábor L. Kovács
||Advances in the diagnosis of sepsis
Guest Editor: Tamás Kőszegi
||Procalcitonin – assisted antibiotic strategy in sepsis
Domonkos Trásy, Zsolt Molnár
Advances and pitfalls in using laboratory biomarkers for the diagnosis and management of sepsis
Dunja Rogić, Gordana Fressl Juroš, Jόzsef Petrik, Ana Lončar Vrančić
||Nonconventional markers of sepsis
Péter Kustán, Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Diána Mühl
||Advances in the diagnosis of sepsis: hydrogen sulfide as a prognostic marker of septic shock severity
Miha Košir, Matej Podbregar
||A validation study of after reconstitution stability of diabetes
||A toddler with anasarca caused by congenital nephrotic syndrome - a case report
Tumelo M. Satekge, Olivia Kiabilua, Gertruida van Biljon, Komala Pillay, Tahir S. Pillay
Gábor L. Kovács
Institute of Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs
|Harjit Pal Bhattoa
Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of Debrecen
|Reinhard B. Raggam
Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Angiology
University of Graz
Khosrow Adeli, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Borut Božič, University Medical Center, Lubljana, Slovenia
Edgard Delvin, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Nilda E. Fink, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Ronda Greaves, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Victoria, Australia
Mike Hallworth, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Andrea R. Horvath, Prince of Wales Hospital and School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Ellis Jacobs, Alere Inc., New York, USA
Allan S. Jaffe, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Bruce Jordan, Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
János Kappelmayer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Evelyn Koay, National University, Singapore
Gary L. Myers, Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine, USA
Tomris Ozben, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
Maria D. Pasic, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada
Maria del C. Pasquel Carrera, College of Chemists, Biochemists and Pharmacists, Pichincha, Ecuador
Oliver Racz, University of Kosice, Slovakia
Rosa Sierra Amor, Laboratorio Laquims, Veracruz, Mexico
Sanja Stankovic, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Danyal Syed, Ryancenter, New York, USA
Grazyna Sypniewska, Collegium Medicum, NC University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Jillian R. Tate, Queensland Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, Australia
Peter Vervaart, LabMed Consulting, Australia
Stacy E. Walz, Arkansas State University, USA
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The electronic Journal of the IFCC (eJIFCC) is a platinum open-access journal, i.e. there is no charge to read, or to submit to this journal. Our numerous high-quality articles, debates, reviews, case studies and editorials are addressed to clinical laboratorians. The journal also publishes general news articles, IFCC publicity/news, educational materials and has a letters section. Besides offering original scientific thought in our featured columns, we provide pointers to quality resources on the world wide web. We aim to assist the development of the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine worldwide. Manuscripts are fully peer reviewed and immediately free to access and download from www.ifcc.org.
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Information for Authors
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