These findings "raise the possibility that serial measurements
of troponin concentration may improve its prognostic value, and that persistently elevated and increasing troponin concentrations may be the best predictor of adverse outcomes," said Dr.
A cancer risk algorithm using serial measurements
of serum cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) detected more cases of ovarian cancer than did a single-threshold rule, according to a large, prospective screening study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
2] Recent rationalisation of biomarker investigation has occurred, with serial measurements
of troponins using highly sensitive assays being advised while other biomarkers such as creatine kinase (CK) or myoglobin are no longer indicated, given the limited evidence of their additional benefit.
also revealed an inverse relationship between changes in testosterone levels and insulin resistance.
They found that both baseline concentrations and changes in serial measurements
of hs-cTnT were significantly associated with incident HF and cardiovascular death during the 11.
This study indicates that serial measurements
of cholinesterase activity across an agricultural season can detect exposure to pesticides among farmworkers.
Professor Fall said: "This study, in which the children have had high-quality serial measurements
of growth, biochemistry and body composition, will fill many of the gaps left by other birth cohort studies.
5 [micro]g/l, but it is important to perform serial measurements
of PK and lung function (FEV1) were collected over a 24-hour period post dosing.
The AHA/ACC guidelines state that "the value of serial measurements
of BNP and NT-proBNP to guide therapy for patients with heart failure is not well established.
of lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) in 26 adult kidney transplant recipients 45 to 74 months posttransplant showed that median BMD values were significantly lower than in the general population, the researchers said.
The laboratory workup had included initial and serial measurements
of white blood cell (WBC) counts with differentials for all patients and blood and throat cultures for all but one patient.