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Issue

Thursday, April 18, 2019


In The News


Two clinical trials that tested novel glucose monitoring systems underscore the challenges that developers face in crafting an optimal device to control variations in blood glucose. One study that used an algorithm to advise patients on titrating their insulin doses successfully reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, but some experts questioned…

AACC Alert


Clinical approaches to managing venous thromboembolism (VTE) have changed measurably over the last decade, giving clinical laboratories a new and integral role in helping providers manage VTE patients. The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine (JALM) addressed this issue in depth, discussing the latest VTE guidelines in a review, editorial, and…

CLN Connect


Modern clinical laboratories have dramatically improved instrument performance and testing procedures, ensuring accuracy and precision through vigorous quality management, yet “many labs continue to repeat critical results prior to reporting them out,” which adds to lab costs and delays results, increasing chances of patient harm, writes Sihe Wang, PhD, DABCC,…

Inside AACC


Clinical labs have an important role in managing patients who undergo adoptive cellular immunotherapy using T cells genetically modified with chimeric antigen receptors (CAR T-cells). A review by Suzanne R. Thibodeaux, MD, PhD and Michael C. Milone, MD, PhD in April’s Clinical Chemistry discusses the landscape of this novel therapy,…

Practice Management


Inhaling versus ingesting cannabis leads to very different health outcomes. A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that examined cannabis-related emergency department (ED) visits in Colorado since legalization revealed a much higher than anticipated rate of visits due to edible cannabis, linking the ingested product to psychiatric and cardiovascular…

World View


While it struggled to reach consensus on key issues, an expert panel that revised guidelines on psychiatry-related genetic tests recommended pharmacogenetic testing as a support tool in guiding clinical care decisions and stressed the importance of communicating incidental findings of genomewide testing in a clear and transparent manner.