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eJIFCC Volume 32 no 1 - 2021

In this issue: Measurably better healthcare
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1Foreword: Measurably better health care – signs of a (r)evolution in progress towards a new academic science?
Guest editors: Tim J. James, Ellie Dow
2Laboratory medicine and healthcare excellence – till death do us part
Colleen Strain, Tricia H. Ravalico
3Procalcitonin (PCT) level in the emergency department identifies a high-risk cohort for all patients treated for possible sepsis
Georgia Lucas, Angela Bartolf, Nicholas Kroll, Agampodi-Umanda De Thabrew, Zoya Murtaza, Siddarth Kumar, Abrar Gani, Andrea Annoni, Marie Parsons, Helen Pardoe
4Reducing patient risk and enhancing care through the development and implementation of a new chest pain pathway, expedited by and for the COVID-19 era
Martin P. Than, John W. Pickering, Philip Adamson, Thomas Clendon, Christopher M. Florkowski, John Lainchbury, Jacques Loubser, Alison Nankivel, Sally J. Aldous
5Avoiding insufficient therapies and overdosing with co-reporting eGFRs (estimated glomerular filtration rate) for personalized drug therapy and improved outcomes – a simulation of the financial benefits
Adrian Hoenle, Karin Johanna Haase, Sebastian Maus, Manfred Hofmann, Matthias Orth
6The use of faecal haemoglobin in deciding which patients presenting to primary care require further investigation (and how quickly) – the FIT approach
Judith A. Strachan, Craig Mowat
7The Kidney Check program – championing patient-centered, culturally safe, preventive kidney care in Canada’s rural and remote Indigenous communities
Sarah Curtis, David Collister, Heather Martin, Abdul Razaq Sokoro, Lorraine McLeod, Caroline Chartrand, Barry Lavallee, Cathy Woods, Adeera Levin, Paul Komenda
8Is COVID-19 impacting prostate cancer screening? A survey of prostate-specific antigen test requests during a local outbreak
Anna Ferrari, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Camilla Mattiuzzi, Brandon M. Henry, Giuseppe Lippi
9Monitoring of diabetic patients with poor glycemic control. Are international recommendations met?
José Antonio Delgado, Josep Miquel Bauça
10Multicenter survey of physicians’ perception of interpretative commenting and reflective testing in Nigeria
Lucius Chidiebere Imoh, Chinelo Pamela Onyenekwu, Kenneth Ogar Inaku, Alexander Oghielu Abu, Chibuzo David Tagbo, Idris Yahaya Mohammed, Modupe Akinrele Kuti
11E-gene RT-PCR crossing point value and other biochemical parameters as useful markers of death risk in COVID-19 patients
Alba Bellés-Bellés, María Bernal, Javier Gómez-Arbonés, Albert Bernet, Silvia Picó, Jessica Bueno, Carlos Chávez, Mercè García-González, Mercè Ibarz
12Diabetic euglycemic ketoacidosis induced by oral antidiabetics type SGLT2i
Guillermo Velasco de Cos, María Isabel Sánchez-Molina Acosta, María Matilde Toval Fernández


János Kappelmayer
Faculty of Medicine 
University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary

Assistant Editor

Harjit Pal Bhattoa
Department of Laboratory Medicine University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary

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, EJ Clinical Consulting, LLC, 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

Gabriel Lima-Oliveira, University of Verona, Italy

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

Peter Vervaart, LabMed Consulting, Australia

Stacy E. Walz, Arkansas State University, USA

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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.
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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.

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