American Journal of Laboratory Medicine

Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2021

  • Reliability of CoaguChek Pro II Point of Care System in Outpatient Setting in Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait

    Aida Thabet, Danah Al-Shatti, Mohamed Elrahwan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 31-36
    Received: 16 April 2021
    Accepted: 5 May 2021
    Published: 14 May 2021
    Abstract: Point of care testing (POCT) coagulometers are widely used for international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring for patients on vitamin K antagonists (VKA) therapy. In our study, we investigated the accuracy and reliability of CoaguChek pro II (Roche Diagnostics) as an alternative for standard laboratory testing (SLT) by ACL TOP 500 top system in ou... Show More
  • A Retrospective Analysis of Intracranial Meningiomas in a Tertiary Health Care Facility in North Central Nigeria

    Philip Ojile Akpa, Barka Vandi Kwaghe, Emmanuel Innocent, Benjamin Samuel Otene, Dominic Akolo Azagaku, Ijeoma Okwudire-Ejeh

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 37-41
    Received: 16 May 2021
    Accepted: 31 May 2021
    Published: 7 June 2021
    Abstract: Introduction/Aim: There is scanty detailed published literature on meningiomas in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. This study is aimed at exploring the demographics, histopathology and presenting symptoms/signs of meningioma in our tertiary health facility and comparing it with other published literature. Methodology: This is a hospital based ret... Show More