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Review: HPLC
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Refresher: HPLC

Terminology

The abbreviation HPLC stands either for high pressure liquid chromatography or, more currently, high performance liquid chromatography. High pressure should be the default understanding of the letters HP, since high pressure is utilized in all HPLC systems. On the other hand, a high performance...

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Munchhausen Syndrome by Proxy
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Munchhausen Syndrome by Proxy

Case study: Sarah (37) brings her daughter Joy (3 months) to the hospital emergency department. She appears hysterical as the child has symptoms of sudden infant death: she is hardly breathing, her eyes are rolling, and she is blue in the face. The hospital staff come running immediately. While the doctors do...

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Refresher: Gas chromatography
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Refresher: Gas chromatography

Principle: Gas chromatography (GC) is a chromatographic technique for separation of mixtures of substances that already exist as gases or that can be vaporised without decomposing.

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Alpha-1 antitrypsin
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Alpha-1 antitrypsin

The symptoms of this metabolic disease are very non-specific. Patients experience: • Shortness of breath, initially only on exertion – later on, also at rest, • Cough, initially often in the early hours of the morning, • Expectoration, in various forms

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Pleural Mesothelioma
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Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer which causes the development of a pleural (pulmonary and costal pleura) tumour.

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Sarcoidosis
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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a general systemic disease, that is, a disease of the entire body, and not a lung disease, as is still often maintained wrongly today. It can occur at any age, but the incidence is increased between the ages of 20 and 40. Women are affected more often than men. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory...

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A needle in a haystack …
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A needle in a haystack …

A call comes in to the CVUA in Stuttgart from a veterinary office: an old gentleman is lying in the local hospital with severe diarrhoea. Asked about his eating habits, he stated that a few days previously, as usual, he had collected unpasteurised milk directly from the milk vending machine and had drunk it...

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Allergology (Part 7)
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Allergology (Part 7)

Allergic contact eczema

Allergic contact eczema is a Coombs and Gell type IV hypersensitivity reaction (after previous sensitisation). Intact skin prevents penetration of allergens, whereas macerations (softening) of the skin due to sweating, an occlusive milieu or moisture facilitate penetration of...

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Tsutsugamushi fever (scrub typhus)
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Tsutsugamushi fever (scrub typhus)

Tsutsugamushi fever (scrub typhus) is an infectious disease that is endemic in South, East and Southeast Asia, Oceania and Northern Australia – the Tsutsugamushi Triangle.

 

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Frontotemporal Dementia
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Frontotemporal Dementia

In contrast to Alzheimer‘s dementia, frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a rare form of dementia. Only about 30,000 people in Germany suffer from FTD. However, the disease is often confused with psychological disorders, so that the number of people affected could be higher.

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TOP-JOB MTLA / MTA (m/w/d)
Katholische Hospitalgesellsc...

DE 57462 Olpe

Klinik | Teilzeit

Laboratoriumsmedizin (MTLA)

16.07.2021
TOP-JOB MTLA/ BTA/ CTA (m/w/d)
Institut für Medizinische Di...

DE 12247 Berlin

Institut

Laboratoriumsmedizin (MTLA)

11.07.2021

DE 45468 Mülheim

Klinik

25.06.2021
TOP-JOB MTRA, MFA oder Arzthelfer (m/w/d)
Mammographie Screening Hambu...

DE 20095 Hamburg

Institut

Radiologie (MTRA)

25.06.2021

DE 78532 Tuttlingen

Klinik

Laboratoriumsmedizin (MTLA)

25.06.2021