Journal of
Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Lab. Diagn.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2618
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMLD
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 55

Table of Content: February 2013; 4(1)

February 2013

Acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to High-altitude pulmonary edema: A diagnostic study

High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is the most common of the serious manifestations of altitude sickness, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may be secondary to HAPE in some severe cases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnosis of ARDS at an altitude above 4000 m. Clinical studies were performed in eight patients with ARDS secondary to HAPE at an altitude of 4500m, 10 patients with pure HAPE...

Author(s): Si Qing Ma, Tian Yi Wu, Qiang Cheng, Pei Li and Hui Ping Bian

February 2013

Serum levels of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) as diagnostic markers for early hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients with or without diabetes

The significance of serum levels of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in early screening of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients was evaluated. The effect of diabetes on GAGs and IGF-1 levels was also estimated. Fifty cirrhotic patients with early stage Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (22 were diabetic), thirty control cirrhotic patients without HCC (11 were diabetic) and twenty...

Author(s): Ahmad S. Ibrahim, Hala A. Attia, Ahmad M. Rabea and Amal M. El-Gayar