1. Squamous cell carcinoma antigen in hepatocellular carcinoma: Ready for the prime time?

    Clinica Chimica Acta 445:161 (2015)

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of primary liver cancer and the third cause of cancer deaths. The leading predisposing condition is represented by an underlying viral hepatitis, mainly sustained by hepatitis B and C viruses. Since the cumulative risk of developin...
  2. Iron concentration increases after moderate endurance exercise: implications for screening of blood transfusion in sports.

    Drug Testing And Analysis 7(4):346 (2015) PMID 25111743

  3. The changing face of hemostasis testing in modern laboratories: consolidation, automation, and beyond.

    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 41(3):294 (2015) PMID 25703516

    The reality of laboratory diagnostics as a whole, and hemostasis testing in particular, is evolving under new paradigms of efficiency. The driving forces of health care and laboratory diagnostics in the third millennium are mainly represented by macro- and microeconomics. In a world with limited...
  4. Quality and safety issues of direct oral anticoagulants in the emergency department.

    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 41(3):348 (2015) PMID 25839867

    The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are increasingly used in patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. The decision making of clinicians and especially emergency physicians for the appropriate management of patients taking DOACs entails a thorough understanding of pharmaco...
  5. Incidence of acute-onset atrial fibrillation correlates with air temperature. Results of a nine-year survey.

    Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health 5(1):95 (2015) PMID 25700929

  6. Incidence of acute-onset atrial fibrillation correlates with air temperature. Results of a nine-year survey

    Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health 5(1):95 (2015)

  7. Advantages and pitfalls of fructosamine and glycated albumin in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.

    Journal of diabetes science and technology (Onl... 9(2):169 (2015) PMID 25591856

    The efficient diagnosis and accurate monitoring of diabetic patients are cornerstones for reducing the risk of diabetic complications. The current diagnostic and prognostic strategies in diabetes are mainly based on two tests, plasma (or capillary) glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Nevert...
  8. Advantages and pitfalls of fructosamine and glycated albumin in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.

    Journal of diabetes science and technology (Onl... 9(2):169 (2015) PMID 25591856

    The efficient diagnosis and accurate monitoring of diabetic patients are cornerstones for reducing the risk of diabetic complications. The current diagnostic and prognostic strategies in diabetes are mainly based on two tests, plasma (or capillary) glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Nevert...
  9. Evaluation of mean platelet volume with four hematological analyzers: harmonization is still an unresolved issue.

    Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis 26(2):235 (2015) PMID 25255243

    The clinical applications of mean platelet volume (MPV) have recently broadened far beyond the differential diagnosis of platelet (PLT) disorders to embrace diagnosis and prognostication of a variety of thrombotic conditions. As the potential usefulness of this simple and inexpensive parameter m...
  10. Do clinicians decide relying primarily on Bayesian principles or on gestalt perception? Authors' reply.

    Internal and Emergency Medicine 10(2):257 (2015) PMID 25589166

  11. Measurement of iron in serum and EDTA plasma for screening of blood transfusion in sports.

    Drug Testing And Analysis 7(3):253 (2015) PMID 25044648

  12. Incidence of acute-onset atrial fibrillation correlates with air temperature. Results of a nine-year survey.

    Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health 5(1):95 (2015) PMID 25700929

  13. Serum potassium levels inversely correlate with d-dimer in patients with acute-onset atrial fibrillation.

    Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia 104(3):181 (2015) PMID 25884769

    D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial ...
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  14. Measurement of iron in serum and EDTA plasma for screening of blood transfusion in sports.

    Drug Testing And Analysis 7(3):253 (2015) PMID 25044648

  15. Analytical evaluation of Diazyme procalcitonin (PCT) latex-enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay on Beckman Coulter AU5800.

    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 53(4):593 (2015) PMID 25536668

    This study was aimed to evaluate the analytical performance of the novel Diazyme procalcitonin (PCT) immunoturbidimetric assay on Beckman Coulter AU5800. Diazyme PCT is a latex-enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay, developed for use on laboratory instrumentations with capability of reading absorba...
  16. Ranking prestige of medical and laboratory technology journals.

    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 53(4):e85 (2015) PMID 25741741

  17. Serum potassium levels inversely correlate with d-dimer in patients with acute-onset atrial fibrillation.

    Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia 104(3):181 (2015) PMID 25884769 PMCID PMC4386845

    D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to subjects in sinus rhythm. Hypokalemia plays a role in several cardiovascular diseases, but little is known about the association with AF. D-dimer values are frequently increased in patients with atrial ...
  18. Ranking prestige of medical and laboratory technology journals.

    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 53(4):e85 (2015) PMID 25741741

  19. Incidence of acute-onset atrial fibrillation correlates with air temperature. Results of a nine-year survey.

    Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health 5(1):95 (2015) PMID 25700929

  20. Laboratory testing in the era of direct or non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants: a practical guide to measuring their activity and avoiding diagnostic errors.

    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis 41(2):208 (2015) PMID 25703514

    A new generation of antithrombotic agents has recently emerged. These provide direct inhibition of either thrombin (factor IIa [FIIa]) or FXa, and are increasingly replacing the classical anticoagulants (heparin and coumarins such as warfarin) in clinical practice for a variety of conditions. Th...