Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020

  • Point of Care Blood Gas Analyser Verification at the Largest Academic Hospital in Southern Hemisphere Revived by Coronavirus Calls for Tests to Be Verified

    Ernest Philani Buthelezi, Edwin Rampota, Matumi Mphogo, Florence Marule, Donald Moshen Tanyanyiwa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020
    Pages: 27-36
    Received: 19 April 2020
    Accepted: 9 May 2020
    Published: 15 June 2020
    Abstract: Introduction: At no point in the history of medicine has the importance of point-of-care testing (POCT) devices, tests and methods verification and utilisation been recognised and accepted than during the coronavirus pandemic. Blood gas analysers offer the best form of POCT and this has been demonstrated in the management of coronavirus patients ad... Show More
  • Epidemiological Study of Mortality in the First Twenty-Four Hours of Emergency Admission

    Abdol Ghader Pakniyat, Maziar Nikouei, Mojtaba Cheraghi, Farima Zakaryaei, Khaled Rahmani, Vahid Yousefinejad, Shilan Nourani Koliji

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020
    Pages: 37-42
    Received: 22 November 2020
    Accepted: 2 December 2020
    Published: 11 December 2020
    Abstract: Introduction: Epidemiological investigation of Mortality is essential for health policy control of risk factors and disease. Obtaining this information is the essential basis for planning, management and evaluation, and accountability in countries' health sector. Studying Mortality and its etiologic factors are the most appropriate strategies to re... Show More