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HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria are responsible for the deaths of fewer people worldwide than in previous years, finds an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 recently published in The Lancet. The analysis gives a snapshot of the progress made since the Millennium Developm...(Read More)
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Deciding what is valuable in healthcare—and how to identify, leverage, and deliver care—is an important topic. A recently published review in Clinica Chimica Acta drills down on the value of services provided by laboratories. “The simplest expression of a value proposition for laboratory medicine i...(Read More)
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While creatinine is likely to be the routine biomarker used to assess renal function for the forseeable future, cystatin C also shows promise because it is not affected by muscle metabolism, suggests an article recently published in Clinical Chemistry. Because of this, equations that calculate glom...(Read More)
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AACC’s month-long election process for board of directors kicks off on September 1 and runs through September 30. The slate of candidates, announced in June by Robert Christenson, PhD, chair of the association’s nominating committee, includes two candidates for president-elect, four for the board o...(Read More)
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