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David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Lab on a Chip
March 25, 2014 11:54 AM by David Plaut
This is such a fascinating and significant area of our work that I am going to devote both this and the next blog to some recent articles that discuss Lab on a Chip. [There is a journal (Lab Chip) devoted to this. In the last 6 months at PubMed, there Read More...
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Another Blood Glucose Marker?
March 20, 2014 3:24 PM by David Plaut
It is well known that both HbA1c is an excellent marker to assess 2-3 month blood glucose levels and that measuring the blood glucose is good for the past few hours. This is certainly true for most people. But ... there are situations where another marker Read More...
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Rule In, Rule Out
March 18, 2014 11:42 AM by David Plaut
Are two measurements of troponin alone sufficient to rule in and rule out acute myocardial infaction? There has been a flurry of articles discussing the utility of more sensitive troponin assays. Many of these report increases in situations that were Read More...
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The Heated CKD Debate
March 4, 2014 12:25 PM by David Plaut
Whether to screen for chronic kidney disease (CKD) is being rather heatedly debated these days. This is not a trivial question -- one in 10 American adults, more than 20 million, have some level of CKD, making CKD the eighth leading cause of death in Read More...
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