Issue No 03+04/2012

CURRENCT CONTROVERSIES IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE: Meeting the Challenge of HIV Diversity: Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of HIV-1 Genetic Heterogeneity on Performance of Nucleic Acid Testing Assays

by John R. Hackett, JR

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: Study of Changes in Antioxidant Enzymes Status in Diabetic Post Menopausal Group of Women Suffering from Cardiovascular Complications

by Manjulata Kumawat, Tarun Kumar Sharma, Neelima Singh, Veena Singh Ghalaut, Satish Kumar Vardey, Maheep Sinha, Girdhar Gopal Kaushik

Increased Urinary Type II Collagen C-telopeptide Levels in Tunisian Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

by E. Kalai, A. Bahlous, N. Charni, K. Bouzid, H. Sahli, M. Chelly, M. Meddeb, B. Zouari, J. Abdelmoula, S. Sellami

Changes of Proteases and Proteinase Inhibitors in Androgen-dependent Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients with α2-Macroglubin Deficiency

by Yuhsaku Kanoh, Hideki Ohtani, Shin Egawa, Shiro Baba, Tohru Akahoshi

Association of Insulin Like Growth Factor-1 (Igf-1) and Thyroid Hormones in Patients of Acute Leukemia

by Veena Singh Ghalaut, Surabhi Yadav, P. S. Ghalaut, Amit Yadav, Ashuma Sachdeva, Rakhee Yadav, Tarun Kumar Sharma, Vijay Shankar

Interactions Between Selenium and Arsenic in Biological Samples of Psoriasis Patients

by Nida Fatima Kolachi, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Hassan Imran Afridi, Naveed Kazi, Sumaira Khan, Sham Kumar Wadhwa, Faheem Shah

Differences in Initial NSE Levels in Malignant and Benign Diseases of the Thoracic Wall

by Ana Franjević, Radomir Pavićević, Gordana Bubanović

Relation of Interleukin-6, TNF-Alpha and Interleukin-1α with Disease Activity and Severity in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patients

by Mihaela Spîrchez, Gabriel Samaşca, Mihaela Ianc, Claudia Bolba, Nicolae Miu

Association of BCL-2 Polymorphism with the Presence and Severity of Lumbar Disc Degeneration in the Chinese Han Population

by Xiao-peng Shang, Xue-cheng Sun, Yu-xu Wang, Bin-bin Ju

Association of -592 Region of IL-10 Polymorphisms with Asthma in South-Eastern Iranian Patients

by Elham Hakimizadeh, Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi, Gholamhossein Hassanshahi, Behzad Nasiri Ahmadabadi, Hamid Hakimi, Mohsen Rezaeian, Vajihe Akbarpour Salehabadi, Hassan Yousefidaredor, Hamid Abousaidi, Derek Kennedy

Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Defense in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B

by Nuriye Tasdelen Fisgin, Birsen Kilicoglu Aydin, Hanife Sarikaya, Esra Tanyel, Saban Esen, Mustafa Sunbul, Hakan Leblebicioglu

Reference Intervals for Serum Sex Hormones in Han Chinese Adult Men from the Fangchenggang Area Male Health and Examination Survey

by Xue Qin, Hui Lv, Zengnan Mo, Zhiping Chen, Liwen Lin, Tao Peng, Haiying Zhang, Xiaobo Yang, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Shan Huang, Haiwei Li, Huiling Wu, Yan Deng, Shan Li

Renin Inhibitors Inhibited the Activity of Recombinant Human Renin but not Activity in Healthy Human Plasma

by Masaru Iwai, Izumi Senba, Harumi Kanno, Hirotomo Nakaoka, Shinji Inaba, Masatsugu Horiuchi

Functional State Analysis of Phagocytic Cells of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Pulmonary Tuberculosis

by Melby Mendoza-Aguilar, Guadalupe García-Elorriaga, Patricia Arce-Paredes, César González-Bonilla, Guillermo del Rey-Pineda, Oscar Rojas-Espinosa

Quantity and Quality Assessment of DNA Extracted from Saliva and Blood

by Mee-Lee Looi, Hasbullani Zakaria, Junaida Osman, Rahman Jamal

Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Silencing by RNA Interference Promotes the Adhesive-Invasive Switch in HT1080 Human Fibrosarcoma Cells

by Zhu Xishan, Tai Weiping, Shi Wei, Song Yuguang, Zhang Hongmei, An Guangyu

CASE REPORT: Improvement of Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris by Periodontal Infection Control in a Patient with Chronic Periodontitis

by Osamu Murai, Daisuke Sasaki, Yoshinori Ando, Akira Fujimura, Hiromi Oikawa, Nagisa Suwa, Daisuke Watabe, Fumihiko Maeda, Kohki Endo, Takashi Yaegashi, Toshihide Akasaka, Koji Naruishi

SHORT COMMUNICATION: Analysis of a Multiple Nuclear Dots Pattern in a Large Cohort of Dermatological Patients

by Emanuele Cozzani, Massimo Drosera, Silvia Riva, Aurora Parodi

Influence of Hemolysis on Routine Laboratory Cardiac Marker Testing

by Massimo Daves, Gian Luca Salvagno, Roberto Cemin, Matteo Gelati, Gianfranco Cervellin, Gian Cesare Guidi, Giuseppe Lippi

Soluble CD40L Release as Test for Functional Platelet Loss

by Folker Wenzel, Thomas Hohlfeld Günther Giers

Proficiency of PCR in Hospital Settings for Nonculture Diagnosis of Invasive Meningococcal Infections

by Eva Hong, Olivier Barraud, Philippe Bidet, Edouard Bingen, Nicolas Blondiaux, Stéphane Bonacorsi, Christophe Burucoa, Amélie Carrer, Nicolas Fortineau, Gérard Couetdic, René Courcol, Fabien Garnier, Geneviève Héry-Arnaud, Philippe Lanotte, Hervé Le Bars, Marie-Christine Legrand-Quillien, Ludovic Lemée, Laurent Mereghetti, Chantal Millardet, Jacques Minet, Chloé Plouzeau-Jayle, Jean-Louis Pons, Jacqueline Schneider, Muhamed-Kheir Taha

Hba1c as a Tool for the Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes: Comparison with Fasting Glucose

by Etiane Tatsch, Guilherme V. Bochi, Sílvia J. Piva, Renata S. Pereira, Helena Kober, José Antônio M. De Carvalho, Manuela B. Sangoi, Marta M. M. F. Duarte, Rafael N. Moresco

Interference Studies: Focus on Blood Cell Lysates Preparation and Testing

by Giuseppe Lippi

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Combination of Copeptin and Highly Sensitive Troponin I for Diagnosing Acute Myocardial Infarction at Emergency Department Admission

by Giuseppe Lippi, Rosalia Aloe, Mariella Dipalo, Gianfranco Cervellin

IN REPLY: Copeptin and High Sensitive Troponin for a Rapid Rule Out of Acute Myocardial Infarction?

by Davide Giavarina

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