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eJIFCC Volume 29 no 4 - 2018

In this issue: Laboratory medicine – meeting the needs of Mediterranean nations (Part 2)
 
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1 Foreword from the editor-in-chief
János Kappelmayer
Improving efficiency in laboratory medicine
2 Traceability in laboratory medicine: what is it and why is it important for patients?
Graham H. Beastall
3 Laboratory medicine in Palestine
Rania Abu Seir, Osama Najjar
4 Inter-laboratory comparisons and EQA in the Mediterranean area
Alexander Haliassos
5 An evidence-based laboratory medicine approach to evaluate new laboratory tests
Tommaso Trenti
6 Which skills are needed and how they should be gained by laboratory medicine professionals for successful ISO 15189 accreditation
Diler Aslan
Perinatal and pregnancy laboratory medicine
7 Prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities: where do we stand today in Mediterranean countries?
Demetrios Rizos
8 The role of laboratory medicine for health during pregnancy
Adnan Alkhatib
Mediterranean diet and the area’s specific diseases
9 Alcohol abuse
Tomáš Zima
10 Urinary proteomics in biomarker discovery of kidney-related disorders: diabetic nephropathy and drug-induced nephrotoxicity in chronic headache
Elisa Bellei, Emanuela Monari, Stefania Bergamini, Luigi Alberto Pini, Aldo Tomasi, Tomris Ozben
11 Standardization of the HbA2 assay
Renata Paleari, Andrea Mosca
12 Surrogate biomarkers for monitoring healthcare quality for chronic diseases such as diabetes care
Diler Aslan
13 The role of laboratory medicine in addressing migrant health problems
Adekunle Bashiru Okesina, Ademola Adelekan

Editor-in-Chief

János Kappelmayer
Faculty of Medicine 
University of Debrecen
Debrecen - Hungary

Assistant Editor

Case Editor

Harjit Pal Bhattoa
Department of Laboratory Medicine   
University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary
Reinhard B. Raggam
Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Angiology
University of Graz 
Graz, Austria

Editorial Board

Khosrow Adeli, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada

Edgard Delvin, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Nilda E. Fink, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Ronda Greaves, Biochemical Genetics, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Victoria, Australia 

Mike Hallworth, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Andrea R. Horvath, Prince of Wales Hospital and School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ellis Jacobs, Abbott Rapid Diagnostics, Teaneck, NJ, USA

Allan S. Jaffe,  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

Bruce Jordan, Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz, Switzerland

Evelyn Koay, National University, Singapore

Tamas Kőszegi, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Gábor L. Kovács, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Janja MarcUniversity of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gary L. Myers,  Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine, USA

Tomris Ozben, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

Maria D. Pasic, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada

Maria del C. Pasquel Carrera, College of Chemists, Biochemists and Pharmacists, Pichincha, Ecuador

Oliver Racz, University of Kosice, Slovakia

Rosa Sierra Amor, Laboratorio Laquims, Veracruz, Mexico

Sanja Stankovic, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Danyal Syed, Ryancenter, New York, USA

Grazyna Sypniewska, Collegium Medicum, NC University, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Peter Vervaart, LabMed Consulting, Australia

Stacy E. Walz, Arkansas State University, USA

 

Publisher and Copyright

IFCC Communications and Publications Division (IFCC-CPD)

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This is a Platinum Open Access Journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Aims and Scope

The electronic Journal of the IFCC (eJIFCC) is a platinum open-access journal, i.e. there is no charge to read, or to submit to this journal. Our numerous high-quality articles, debates, reviews, case studies and editorials are addressed to clinical laboratorians. The journal also publishes general news articles, IFCC publicity/news, educational materials and has a letters section. Besides offering original scientific thought in our featured columns, we provide pointers to quality resources on the world wide web. We aim to assist the development of the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine worldwide. Manuscripts are fully peer reviewed and immediately free to access and download from www.ifcc.org.

The eJIFCC is a member of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).

Indexing

eJIFCC is archived by PubMedCentral (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov).

Information for Authors

Manuscript preparation: Microsoft Word is preferred, with the use of 12-point font, 2cm margins and double spacing. The title page should list title, authors (first name, last name and initials), each author's affiliation during the study, including e-mail adresses, corresponding author's contact information, key words. All manuscript should be provided with structured Abstracts not longer than 250 words. This information should proceed the text of each submission. Tables should be created in a common word-processing or spreadsheet format and included within the text of the manuscript, close to the first location where they are referenced. The figures must be submitted as independent images or files, with high enough resolution for publishing and printing. All tables and figures must include a short title, with any further explanatory text to be included at the bottom of either. The maximum number of references for a review article is 75, and 40 for original papers. In-text reference numbers should be included paranthetically before punctuation. The actual references shall be presented and punctuated consistently and are to be listed sequentially following the main text, with their numbers unlinked. Manuscripts should provide any required Author's Disclosures. All studies involving human subjects must indicate that they are in compliance with the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.

Case reports
The eJIFCC welcomes case reports that illustrate new approaches to established clinical - diagnostic problems or describing a new clinically associated diagnostic problem. To be of value appropriate for publication, a case report must provide a significant learning point for other laboratory physicians and clinical chemists. Case reports should be provided with a summary not longer than 150 words, followed by a structured main text (INTRODUCTION, CLINICAL-DIAGNOSTIC CASE, DISCUSSION, TAKE HOME MESSAGES/LEARNING POINTS) not exeeding 1500 words. Case reports will also allow 2 tables and 2 figures, the maximum number of references is 15, 3-5 keywords are mandatory. Please provide disclosures & contribution of authors at the end of manuscript text.

Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor-in-chief, via e-mail to: ejifcc@ifcc.org.

 
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