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February 2011 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

How Good Is this Test?
February 25, 2011 2:09 PM by David Plaut
An answer to the question, "How good is this test?": I will use cholesterol as an example. "This cholesterol value is a snap shot of your patient at the time the sample was drawn. We reported it as 200 mg/dL. Our instrument has a precision of about 3% Read More...
Of Ticks and Bees
February 8, 2011 11:41 AM by David Plaut
More on the top 100 stories of 2010 from Discover magazine. What makes Lyme disease the most common tick-borne disease in the U.S. and in parts of Europe? Adaptation or survival of the fittest. For example, the tell-tale feature of LD is a rash in the Read More...


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