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December 2007 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

The Cardiac Troponins: Then and Now (Part Two)
December 10, 2007 10:18 AM by David Plaut
Another project to assess how effective cTn was when measured in the ED also showed that the length of stay was significantly reduced: 5.2 hours versus 7.1 hours. POC was significantly shorter (average15 minutes) than for central laboratory testing (83 Read More...
The Cardiac Troponins: Then and Now (Part One)
December 3, 2007 4:02 PM by David Plaut
When I started working in a community hospital in the mid 1960s, we measured LD(H), AST (a.k.a. SGOT) and ALT (a.k.a. SGPT) in patients suspected of an acute myocardial infarction (MI). This was really all we had to assist the physician in making a diagnosis Read More...


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