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eJIFCC - Vol 32 No 1

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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, AbdulRazaq 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, Kenn
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

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