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Thursday, 28 April 2016

UNA REVISTA DE UN VISTAZO

Written by Dirección de la Revista, Posted in Volumen 2

UNA REVISTA DE UN VISTAZO
Nos complace presentar la nueva revista digital del Laboratorio promovida por la Asociación Española de Biopatología Médica-Medicina de Laboratorio (AEBM-ML): Laboratory Medicine at a glance.

 Su característica principal es que se trata de una revista de “imágenes científicas”, cuyo objetivo es, “de un vistazo”, llamar la atención de los profesionales de Laboratorio sobre un hallazgo concreto. Una forma de estimular nuestra curiosidad sobre un hecho concreto para saber de qué se trata, cómo proceder e interpretarlo… Que obtengamos de cada imagen aportada unas ideas clave para aplicar en la práctica diaria o un área para la reflexión.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

ANTI SS/RO AND ANTI SSB/LA IN A PATIENT WITH SJÖGREN SYNDROME

Written by Vanessa García Moreira | Angélica Cienfuegos González | Carlos Blanco Cristóbal, Posted in Volumen 2

ANTICUERPOS ANTI-SSA/RO Y ANTI-SSB/LA EN PACIENTE CON SÍNDROME DE SJÖGREN
Pictures 1 and 2 show a well of a plate indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) of Hep-2000® cells with a 1/2560 speckled pattern corresponding to anti-SSA/Ro (Ro60+Ro52) and anti-SSB/La antibody (lat-er demonstrated by immunoblotting in the picture 3).

Hep-2000® cells are squamous cell carcinoma of human esophagus which have been transfected with cDNA encoding the antigen SSA/Ro 60 KDa, thus conferring greater antigenic expression that increases specificity and sensitivity for the determination of these autoantibodies.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

NEW DIAGNOSTIC METHODS IN SCHISTOSOMIASIS

Written by Maria Jesus Andres Otero | Miguel Ansón Manso | Francisco López Alcutén, Posted in Volumen 2

NUEVOS MÉTODOS DIAGNÓSTICOS EN ESQUISTOSOMIASIS
Male patient, 23 years old and black, from Af-rica who come to the emergency referral from your primary care physician with hematuria subacute / chronic evolution and lumbar pain. In the analytical highlights eosinophilia (11.7%) and the presence in urine sediment Schistosoma eggs Haematobium is confirmed.

Schistosomiasis is used to group all clinical manifestations caused by different species of the genus Schistosoma, which in its adult stage parasites mainly the portal venous system of man. S. haematobium is trematode blood bladder and produces the bladder or urinary schistosomiasis with hematuria; it can also affect the digestive system, the liver or the lungs of the definitive host.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

UNDIGESTED MUSCLE FIBERS AND STARCH GRANULES IN A STOOL SAMPLE OF A DIABETIC PATIENT SUFFERING FROM DIARRHEA

Written by Iñaki Vallés Díez | Miren Vallejo Ruiz | Naiara Tirapu Fernández de la Cuesta, Posted in Volumen 2

FIBRAS MUSCULARES Y GRANOS DE ALMIDÓN SIN DIGERIR EN LAS HECES DE UN PACIENTE DIABÉTICO CON DIARREA
Gastrointestinal symptoms are found in up to 76% of patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, and diarrhea is one of the most common clinical manifestations1. Diarrhea episodes in diabetic patients are usually watery, intermittent, mild and occur mostly during nights. Moreover, they can be long lasting and resistant to several treatments2.

Gastrointestinal symptoms are found in up to 76% of patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, and diarrhea is one of the most common clinical manifestations1. Diarrhea episodes in diabetic patients are usually watery, intermittent, mild and occur mostly during nights. Moreover, they can be long lasting and resistant to several treatments2.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

GREEN URINE, A RARE FINDING IN THE CLINIC LABORATORY

Written by José Luis García de Veas Silva | Rocío Escobar Conesa | Carmen García Rabaneda, Posted in Volumen 2

ORINA DE COLOR VERDE, UN HALLAZGO INUSUAL EN EL LABORATORIO CLÍNICO
A 60 years old patient was operated for acute abdominal pain due to purulent peritonitis. He was derived to the intensive care unit (ICU) with multiple organ failure (hemodynamic, renal and respiratory) under sedoanalgesia. Antibiotic treatment is started. During his stay in the ICU, it was observed a normalization of the inflammatory and infectious biomarkers with progressive improvement of the renal and respiratory function. The patient was under sedation based on propofol and remifentanil. An intense green coloration was observed in the urine samples from the patient in subsequent analytical tests to surgery and perfusion of sedatives (Figure 1).