Journal of Continuing Education Topics & Issues

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, January

AMTrax Is Up and Running ... Hoping That All of You Will "Get on Board!"
American Medical Technologists has incorporated the latest technology for you to be able to record and track your own continuing education hours and your CCP points 24/7. Some of you are already taking advantage of this valuable member service and...
Arg Bras Endocrinol Metabol.: Eight-Point Glucose Testing versus the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Evaluation of Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes
CONTEXT: Advantages/disadvantages of continuous vs. discrete glucose monitoring are not well documented. OBJECTIVE: Compare glucose profiles from home meters vs. continuous sensors. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial conducted by the Diabetes Research...
Case Nineteen: A Fungal Infection in a Bone Marrow Transplant Patient
EDITOR'S NOTE: BEFORE reading the Case Follow-up and Discussion below, study the Case Description on page 4 of this issue, and formulate your own answers to the questions posed. Case Follow-up The fungus was identified as Scedosporium apiospermum/Pseudallescheria...
Cases in Clinical Microbiology
The case description on this page and its follow-up discussion presented elsewhere in this issue are the 19th in a series of articles presenting clinical microbiology cases that will appear in this journal. Readers should study the case description...
Developments in Diagnosing the Most Common Hospital-Acquired Infection: C. Difficile
Clostridium difficile (also known as C. diff or CDF) is a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium. It exists in both a bacterial form (also known as a vegetative form) and in spore form. The spores can mature into the bacterial form in the human colon. Once...
The Laboratory's Role in Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a life-threatening secondary complication of a number of varied disease states (Table 1). The subcommittee on DIC of the International Society on Thrombosis and Homeostasis has suggested a definition...
Vitamin D
Introduction In the past few years, there has been increased interest in the measurement of vitamin D for a number of reasons. It continues to be shown that there is a negative correlation between vitamin D levels in the blood and the number of...