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Advances in critical care testing : the 1996 IFCC-AVL award

Author: W F List; Mathias M Müller; Matthew J McQueen; International Federation of Clinical Chemistry.; AVL Medical Instruments.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1997.
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This volume on scientific advances in critical care testing com- piles a number of clinical and laboratory studies related to criti- cally ill patients that involve new technology, therapy options,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W F List; Mathias M Müller; Matthew J McQueen; International Federation of Clinical Chemistry.; AVL Medical Instruments.
ISBN: 3540625909 9783540625902
OCLC Number: 36682345
Notes: "The IFCC-AVL award was sponsored by AVL Medical Instruments"--Page vi.
Description: xvii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Contents.- Winner of the 1996 IFCC-AVL Award.- Biochemical Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Damage - Diagnosis of Aortic Dissection and Traumatic Aortic-Rupture Using an Immunoassay 'of Smooth Muscle Myosin Heavy Chain.- Inflammation - Infection - Stress.- Finalists.- Leucocyte Motion During Gravity Sedimentation of Whole Blood.- Is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia the Result of Exposure to Host-Derived Inflammatoy Mediators?.- Glucose Metabolism Modifies Experimental Endotoxin Shock.- Neutrophil Elastase, C-Reactive Protein and Platelet Count After Severe Multiple Trauma Indicate the Risk for Late Multiple Organ Failure Following Secondary Operations.- National Winners.- Monitoring of Serum Cytokeratin 18 in Patients with Burns..- Intermittent Bolus Dosing of Ceftazidime in Critically III Patients.- Biochemical Prognostic Markers in Critically Ill Patients.- Other Abstracts.- Decreased L-Selectin Expression on Polymorphonuclear Leucocytes Following Dexamethasone Treatment: Another Possible Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism.- Thrombocytopaenia Associated with the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome: Involvement of the Haemophagocytosis Process.- Use of Cortisol, Glucagon and Nitrogen Balance Measurements to Assess Stress Levels in Critically III Patients.- Prognostic Implications from Measurement of Cytokines in Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Critically Ill Patients with Pneumonia.- Hypoxia - Ischaemia.- National Winner.- Changes in Serum and Cerebrospinal Fluid Superoxide Dismutase and Neurone-Specific Enolase Following Acute Cerebral Ischaemia.- Other Abstracts.- Human Polymorphonuclear Leucocyte Metabolism and Lipoperoxidation During Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.- Cardiology - Haemodynamics.- Finalist.- Left Ventricular Assist Device Powered by a Balloon Counterpulsation Console.- National Winner.- Alterations in Serum Haptoglobin Concentration During the Early Phase of Myocardial Infarction.- Other Abstracts.- Association of Interleukin-2 Receptor with Acute Myocardial Infarction.- Changes in Expression of Interleukin-2 Receptor and Interleukin-2 Production on Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Cardiac Surgery Patients.- Interrelationship Between Serum and Cerebrospinal Fluid Enzymes in Comatose Patients.- Role of Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Patients with Severe Blunt Chest Trauma for the Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic Disruption of the Aorta.- Haemodynamic Effects of Different Modes of Positive-Pressure Mechanical Ventilation.- Coronary Reserve and Myocardial Metabolism in Patients with Angina and Normal Coronary Arteriogram.- Early Detection of Successful Coronary Reperfusion Based on Serum Levels of Human Heart-Type Cytoplasmic Fatty Acid-Binding Protein.- Cardiac Troponin I as a Marker for Perioperative Myocardial Ischaemia in Non-cardiac Surgery Patients.- Endogenous Nitric Oxide and the Low Systemic Vascular Resistance Syndrome Following Cardiac Surgery.- Blood Gases - Electrolytes - Trace Elements.- Finalists.- Towards Clinically Useful Expert Systems in Critical Care: Locally Managed Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gas Data.- Computer-Assisted Evaluation of Oxygen and Acid-Base Status of the Blood.- National Winners.- Pattern of Ionised Versus Total Magnesium Concentration in Peri-Operative Cardiac Surgery Patients: Influence of Preoperative Diuretic Therapy.- Role of Blood Gas Measurement in the Management of Acute Asthma.- Relevance of End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring in Ventilated Neonates.- Other Abstracts.- Trace Element Deficiency in Critically Ill Patients.- Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance in Respiratory and Metabolic Acidosis.- Point-of-Care Testing of Haemoglobin Derivatives by Co-Oximetry with Simultaneous Blood Gas Measurements.- Changes in Body Water Compartments in Children with Meningitis.- Surfactant as a Marker of Disease Severity in Critically Ill Patients with Respiratory Failure.- Reliability of the Pulse Oximeter.- Nephrology.- Other Abstracts.- Evidence of Oxidant Injury in Patients with Post-Diarrhoeal Acute Renal Failure.- Gastroenterology.- National Winners.- Sensitivity and Specificity of Different Plasma Enzyme Assays in the Diagnosis of Acute Pancreatitis.- Urinary Trypsinogen-2 Test Strip - A New Rapid Test for Acute Pancreatitis.- Gastrointestinal Mucosal Permeability in Critically Ill Patients.- Haematology - Haemostasis.- Other Abstracts.- Altered Coagulability in Ischaemic Heart Disease.- Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor in Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Predictor of Spontaneous Lysis and Patency of Infarct-Related Artery.- Rapid Detection of Plasma Glycocalicin by a Latex Agglutination Test and Its Use in the Differential Diagnosis of Thrombocytopaenia.- New Technology.- Finalist.- Monitoring of Multiple Pathophysiological Parameters in the Severely Head-Injured Patient.- Miscellaneous.- Finalists.- An Epidemiological Study to Evaluate the Incidence of Activated Protein C Resistance in the General Population Using a Polymerase Chain Reaction-Mediated Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Assay: Implications for the Critical Care Patient.- National Winners.- Use of Thrombin Inhibitors Ex Vivo Allows Critical Care Clinical Chemistry and Haematology Testing on the Same Specimens.- Other Abstracts.- A Clinical Case of Transitory Diabetes Mellitus During Lyell Syndrome.- Parenteral Nutrition in Pre-Term Infants: Influence on the Development of Nephrocalcinosis.- Arterial to Intramucosal pH Gradient Does Not Predict Mortality in the Intensive Care Unit.- Stapedial Reflex in Cephalic Tetanus.
Responsibility: W.F. List, M.M. Müller, M.J. McQueen, (eds.).


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