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Friday, 03 August 2018

LÍNEA EDITORIAL DE NUESTRA REVISTA

Written by Editores de la revista, Posted in Volumen 8

Generación de ilusiones renovadas

LÍNEA EDITORIAL DE NUESTRA REVISTA
Como norma general la rutina nos invade cuando el proceso de aprendizaje se convierte en dominio de la profesión que se ejerce, aun cuando ésta sea poco monótona por su constante y necesaria actualización, como ocurre con la rama sanitaria. No obstante, la rutina aparece, y es por ella que se tiende a olvidar y a perder la ilusión. A olvidar todo el esfuerzo, dedicación y tiempo que se ha tenido que invertir hasta llegar a ser un gran profesional, y a perder la ilusión por ejercer esta honorable profesión. Esa ilusión que no se podía reprimir a la salida del Ministerio de Sanidad recién elegida la plaza, esa ilusión que era el gran motor que nos impulsó a continuar avanzando y que hizo que toda la inversión anterior hubiera valido la pena.

Friday, 03 August 2018

QUASI-GIANT LITHIASIS

Written by Blanca Acha Santamaría | Adriana Rivero Marcotegui | Raquel Martínez Serrano, Posted in Volumen 8

LITIASIS VESICAL CUASI GIGANTE
Figure 1. a) Macroscopic image of the 57 bladder stones obtained after cystolithotomy. b) Internal aspect of longitudinal section. (**: Quasi giant; * Smaller)

The 57 calculi presented (Figure 1a) were extracted using cystolithotomy and sent to the laboratory for analysis, which was performed using infrared spectroscopy (IRS) (Spectrum Two (Perkin Elmer SL, Madrid, Spain).

Among the existing analytical methods, IRS has been reported as one of the most reliable methods due to its ability to detect inorganic and organic material (cystine/uric/salts)1. IRS provides the spectra of the components which are present in the fragment analyzed and their comparison with a spectral baseline library.

Friday, 03 August 2018

USING A PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAM AS A TRAINING TOOL FOR LABORATORY TECHNICIANS

Written by Rosa María Lillo Rodríguez | María Concepción Donlo Gil, Posted in Volumen 8

UTILIZACIÓN DEL DIAGRAMA DE FLUJO DE PROCESOS COMO HERRAMIENTA PARA EL ENTRENAMIENTO DEL PERSONAL TÉCNICO
Figure 1: Postvasectomy semen analysis process flow diagram.

Postvasectomy semen analysis according to the European Urology Association1 and Sociedad Española de Medicina de Laboratorio (SEQC-ML) guidelines2,3, requires an strict control for the preanalytical phase and also patient´s compliance with sample collection requirements.

Friday, 03 August 2018

DIAGNOSIS OF SCLERODERMA THROUGH DETECTION OF ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES BY IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE

Written by Pedro J. Espinosa Prados | Isabel Ródenas Garrido | José Miguel Urra Ardanaz, Posted in Volumen 8

DIAGNÓSTICO DE ESCLERODERMIA MEDIANTE LA DETECCIÓN DE ANTICUERPOS ANTINUCLEARES POR INMUNOFLUORESCENCIA
Figura2. A) Patient 1. B) Patient 2. C) Negative control.

Two images are presented, where the detection of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) by indirect immunofluorescence (IFA), in the serum of two patients aged 41 and 45 years old, with suggestive clinical of Scleroderma.

The first patient was diagnosed as Raynaud´s phenomenon and became a treatment with calcium channel blockers. Due to the persistence of the clinical, an ANA study was carried out, by screening with enzyme immunoassay with a positive result of 10.20 U/mL.

Friday, 03 August 2018

USAGE OF ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY TO IDENTIFY XANTHOCHROMIA IN SUBARACHNOID HAEMORRAGE

Written by Verónica Cámara Hernández | Ramiro Torrado Carrión | Esperanza Cuadrado Galván, Posted in Volumen 8

UTILIDAD DE LA ESPECTROFOTOMETRÍA DE ABSORCIÓN EN LA DETECCIÓN DE XANTOCROMÍA EN LA HEMORRAGIA SUBARACNOIDEA
Figure 1.The absorption spectra of the CSF object of study (solid line), and a CFS without evidences to support SAH (dashed line).

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is spontaneous arterial bleeding into the subarachnoid space, and can be catalogued as a rare subtype of stroke, but it presents a high mortality rate1. Therefore, an accurate and early diagnosis is fundamental to avoid harmful consequences for the patient.