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From The CriticsReviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is a collection of abstracts on papers presented at the competition for the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Award.
Purpose: Leading papers from this congress are summarized. Abstracts of other well-received presentations are provided.
Audience: Clinical chemists are the optimal audience for this short collection. The editors and authors represent a variety of European and Asian centers.
Features: Finalists in categories including inflammation, hypoxia, cardiology, blood gas monitoring, gastroenterology, and hematology are presented in this softbound volume of approximately 230 pages. Leading papers are presented in their entirety. Other papers are summarized as abstracts. Tables and illustrations are provided in black-and-white and they reproduce well. A brief subject index is provided.
Assessment: The laboratory professional or intensivist may wish to peruse this collection of papers. Although a variety of intriguing techniques are presented, clinical correlation remains to determine the significance of this work.