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eJIFCC Volume 29 no 3 - 2018

In this issue: Laboratory medicine – meeting the needs of Mediterranean nations (Part 1)
 
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1 Foreword of the editor-in-chief
János Kappelmayer
2 Laboratory medicine: meeting the needs of Mediterranean nations
Guest Editors: Sergio Bernardini, Bernard Gouget
Transmissible diseases in the Mediterranean area
3 Communicable diseases in the Mediterranean region
Ghassan Shannan
4 Are medical laboratories ready for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases?
Ahmet Özbilgin
5 Travel, migration and emerging infectious diseases
Nicolas Vignier, Olivier Bouchaud
Training and education in laboratory medicine
6 Is the profession of laboratory medicine uniform across the North Mediterranean countries?
Konstantinos Makris
7 EFLM project “Exchange of practical knowledge and skills in Laboratory Medicine” – EFLMLabX
Evgenija Homšak
Improving health with emerging technologies
8 Economic evaluation as a tool in emerging technology assessment
Nataša Bogavac-Stanojević
9 Who or what is SHERLOCK?
Ann M. Gronowski
10 Advancement in POCT molecular testing: the multiplex PCR POCT devices for infectious diseases
Alpaslan Alp
11 New solutions for the sample transport and results delivery: a digital lab
Damien Gruson
12 Next generation sequencing: from research area to clinical practice
Chiara Di Resta, Maurizio Ferrari
13 miRNA and other non-coding RNAs as promising diagnostic markers
Dorota Trzybulska, Eleni Vergadi, Christos Tsatsanis
Letters
14 Letter: NGS for metabolic disease diagnosis
Dèlia Yubero, Rafael Artuch
15 Letter: Reflections on the mentor-mentee relationship as a symbiosis
Josep Miquel Bauça
16 Letter: Inter-laboratory exchange of knowledge and technology around our Sea
Guilaine Boursier

 


Editor-in-Chief

János Kappelmayer
Faculty of Medicine 
University of Debrecen
Debrecen - Hungary

Assistant Editor

Case Editor

Harjit Pal Bhattoa
Department of Laboratory Medicine   
University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary
Reinhard B. Raggam
Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Angiology
University of Graz 
Graz, Austria

Editorial Board

Khosrow Adeli, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada

Edgard Delvin, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Nilda E. Fink, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Ronda Greaves, Biochemical Genetics, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, 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, Abbott Rapid Diagnostics, Teaneck, NJ, USA

Allan S. Jaffe,  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

Bruce Jordan, Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz, Switzerland

Evelyn Koay, National University, Singapore

Tamas Kőszegi, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Gábor L. Kovács, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Janja MarcUniversity of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

 

Publisher and Copyright

IFCC Communications and Publications Division (IFCC-CPD)

Copyright © 2000-2018 International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). All rights reserved.
This is a Platinum Open Access Journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Aims and Scope

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.

The eJIFCC is a member of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).

Indexing

eJIFCC is archived by PubMedCentral (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov).

Information for Authors

Manuscript preparation: Microsoft Word is preferred, with the use of 12-point font, 2cm margins and double spacing. The title page should list title, authors (first name, last name and initials), each author's affiliation during the study, including e-mail adresses, corresponding author's contact information, key words. All manuscript should be provided with structured Abstracts not longer than 250 words. This information should proceed the text of each submission. Tables should be created in a common word-processing or spreadsheet format and included within the text of the manuscript, close to the first location where they are referenced. The figures must be submitted as independent images or files, with high enough resolution for publishing and printing. All tables and figures must include a short title, with any further explanatory text to be included at the bottom of either. The maximum number of references for a review article is 75, and 40 for original papers. In-text reference numbers should be included paranthetically before punctuation. The actual references shall be presented and punctuated consistently and are to be listed sequentially following the main text, with their numbers unlinked. Manuscripts should provide any required Author's Disclosures. All studies involving human subjects must indicate that they are in compliance with the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.

Case reports
The eJIFCC welcomes case reports that illustrate new approaches to established clinical - diagnostic problems or describing a new clinically associated diagnostic problem. To be of value appropriate for publication, a case report must provide a significant learning point for other laboratory physicians and clinical chemists. Case reports should be provided with a summary not longer than 150 words, followed by a structured main text (INTRODUCTION, CLINICAL-DIAGNOSTIC CASE, DISCUSSION, TAKE HOME MESSAGES/LEARNING POINTS) not exeeding 1500 words. Case reports will also allow 2 tables and 2 figures, the maximum number of references is 15, 3-5 keywords are mandatory. Please provide disclosures & contribution of authors at the end of manuscript text.

Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor-in-chief, via e-mail to: ejifcc@ifcc.org.

 
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