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Delta Checks
July 23, 2013 2:33 PM by David Plaut
For several decades, the difference of laboratory results between samples said to be from the same patient (delta checks) have been used as adjuncts to quality control samples as part of a quality monitoring and control system as well as to detect significant Read More...
Managing MRSA
July 15, 2013 4:30 PM by David Plaut
A recent article and editorial in the New England J. Medicine may have answered the question as to how best to deal with the question of MRSA infections in hospital admissions. The study design as published in the New England J. Med [368:2255-226, 2013] Read More...
The Framingham Study
July 3, 2013 3:52 PM by David Plaut
The "Framingham study" has been going on for more than 50 years. It began to study cholesterol in an entire community in Massachusetts. Today, children of the original cohort are included in much more than just cholesterol. Recently over 12 000 persons Read More...


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