- Osmolality gaps: diagnostic accuracy and long-term variabilityJohn Krahn
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, St Boniface General Hospital, and University of Manitoba Medical School, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Clin Chem 52:737-9. 2006..The osmolal gap (OG) is a screening test for the detection of toxic volatiles such as methanol and ethylene glycol. We used mean values of patient data to assess the diagnostic accuracy and long-term stability of OG measurements...
- Troponin I testing in dialysis patients presenting to the emergency room: does troponin I predict the 30-day outcome?Joe Bueti
Section of Nephrology, St Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada
Nephron Clin Pract 103:c129-36. 2006..Troponins are often measured in acutely ill chronic dialysis patients admitted to the emergency room, irrespective of their clinical presentation. The significance of an elevated troponin level in this setting is unclear...