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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-09-22

TSH Receptors Antibody Test in Clinical Practice

INTRODUCTION
Autoimmune thyroid disease is characterised by the presence of autoantibodies against various thyroid components, namely the thyrotropin receptor(TSH-R), thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and thyroglobulin Tg). Antibodies to the TSH-R may cause disease by binding to the TSH-R and either stimulating or blocking the thyroid cells.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-09-22

Urinary Tract Infections (Cystitis)

Urinary tract infection is more often encountered in women than in men. About 50% of women have at least one episode of Cystitis in their lifetime. It is a medically benign condition. Its diagnosis and antibiotic treatment are in principle simple. The Cytobacteriological examination, is the examination of choice for the Urinary Tract Infection but also to identify the germ in question and to define the most suitable Antibiotic treatment for one. Urinary Tract Infections are one of the most frequently encountered infections in the laboratory.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-09-22

All about Vitamin D

UPDATE ON VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that exists in 2 forms: D2 (Ergocalciferol) of vegetable origin, D3 (Cholecalciferol) of animal origin.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-09-15

High blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through them. The narrower an artery, the greater the force needed to push the blood through it. Blood pressure is measured with a cuff your health care worker places around your arm.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-09-15

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is a waste product of the body that comes from the breakdown of muscle creatine. It is eliminated in the urine by filtration in the kidneys. When the kidneys' ability to eliminate waste decreases, the amount of creatinine increases in the blood. Its dosage in the blood, therefore, depends on kidney function but also on muscle mass.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-09-15

Natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure

Cleavage of the prohormone proBNP (B-type natriuretic peptide) produces biologically active 32 amino acid BNP and biologically inert 76 amino acid N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP). Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a hormone that is released from myocardial cells in the atria, and in some cases the ventricles in response to volume expansion.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-09-15

Approach to adult patient with Anaemia

Anaemia is defined as a reduction in one or more of the red blood cell indices of Hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, Hematocrit, and Red blood cell (RBC) count. However, Hemoglobin concentration is the most widely used parameter.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-08-18

Monkeypox

Monkeypox virus is an enveloped double-strain DNA virus of the Poxviridae family. Orthopoxvirus genus. There are 2 distinct genetic clades, called the Central Africa and West African clades, depending on where they are originally described. 

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-08-18

Blood Cultures: Clinical Aspects And Controversies

Bloodstream infections continue to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite advances in antimicrobial therapy and supportive care. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of bloodstream infections are important clinical concerns.

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3rd Quarter 2022 - 2022-08-10

Pollen allergy: causes and symptoms

Respiratory allergies affect many people, especially allergic rhinitis which alone affects about 25% of adults. The symptoms vary and are most often non-specific to the allergy.

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