2009 Clinical Case Studies

Each month, a case and a series of questions can be emailed to interested individuals 4-6 weeks in advance of publication. The published version will include a discussion of the case, important points to remember, and comments from 1-2 experts in the field. We urge you to share and discuss these with your trainees each month.


Too Much of a Good Thing: A Woman with Hypertension and Hypokalemia
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2009.127506 


Severe Hyponatremia with High Urine Sodium and Osmolality
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.125575 


Unexpected Urine Drug Testing Results in a Hospice Patient on High-Dose Morphine Therapy
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.122754


A Case of Renal Osteodystrophy with Unexpected Serum Intact Parathyroid Hormone Concentrations
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.121921


Persistent Increase in Aspartate Aminotransferase in an Asymptomatic Patient
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.120782


A Patient with a Leg Rash, Pedal Edema, Renal Failure, and Thrombocytopenia 
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.116541


A Patient with a Previous Diagnosis of Hemoglobin S/C Disease with an Unusually Severe Disease Course 
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.112326


Chronic Diarrhea in a 5-Year-Old Girl: Pitfall in Routine Laboratory Testing with Potentially Severe Consequences
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.110148


Genetic Testing for Developmental Delay: Keep Searching for an Answer
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.119438


Two Cases with Unusual Vancomycin Measurements
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.112946


    Myocardial Infarction in a 72-Year-Old Woman with Low LDL-C and Increased hsCRP: Implications for Statin Therapy
    DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.115931


    A Patient with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Elevated LDL Cholesterol
    DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.108720

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