Hot Topic

Hot Topic

Protocols for Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) often call for monitoring and titration of antiplatelet agents in the perioperative period. In this “Hot Topic,” Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., describes a study to identify the optimal platelet function tests for this purpose.

By MCL Education • April 15, 2015

In this “Hot Topic,” David Murray, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the composition of a kidney stone as an important diagnostic detail. When kidney stone specimens are submitted in less than optimal conditions, it delays analysis and may actually impact the analytic outcome.

By MCL Education • December 1, 2014

In this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., discusses the distribution and ecology of histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis fungi, as well as their pathogenesis and cultural characteristics.

By MCL Education • February 28, 2014

Opioid pain relievers play an important role in management of acute and chronic pain, although there are concerns with opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion. In this “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., discusses how to interpret qualitative and/or quantitative urine opiate tests used to monitor compliance in pain patients.

By MCL Education • February 17, 2014

In this 3-part “Hot Topic” series, Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., describes the characteristics of melanized fungi, the steps necessary to identify the specific fungi present, and provides a visual overview of some of the common melanized fungi. Part 2 focuses on rapidly growing fungi, and part 3 on polymorphic fungi.

By MCL Education • November 4, 2013

In part 6 of this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Piero Rinaldo, M.D., Ph.D., introduces other applications and future developments with the R4S Collaborative Project, that improves detection of true-positives in newborn screening using Mayo-developed software for postanalytical interpretation of complex metabolic profiles.

By MCL Education • August 1, 2013

In Part 5 of this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Piero Rinaldo, M.D., Ph.D., discusses site-specific customization of post-analytical tools.

By MCL Education • July 15, 2013

In part 4 of this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Piero Rinaldo, M.D., Ph.D., discusses high-throughput data entry portals. To improve download time, part 4 has been separated into 2 subjects: 4A focuses on the Tool Runner tool, while 4B focuses on the All Conditions tool.

By MCL Education • July 1, 2013

In part 4 of this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Piero Rinaldo, M.D., Ph.D., discusses high-throughput data entry portals. To improve download time, part 4 has been separated into 2 subjects: 4A focuses on the Tool Runner tool, while 4B focuses on the All Conditions tool.

By MCL Education • June 30, 2013

In part 3 of this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Piero Rinaldo, M.D., Ph.D., explains how to use the post-analytical interpretive tools in newborn screening.

By MCL Education • June 18, 2013

In Part 2 of this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Piero Rinaldo, M.D., Ph.D., demonstrates the use of first generation productivity tools in newborn screening.

By MCL Education • June 5, 2013

In Part 1 of this 6-part “Hot Topic” series, Piero Rinaldo, M.D., Ph.D., introduces the concept of disease ranges for improved identification of abnormal newborn screening results.

By MCL Education • May 16, 2013

Dimorphic fungi cause several common diseases including histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis. In this 5-part “Hot Topic,” Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., discusses the distribution and ecology of these fungi, as well as their pathogenesis and cultural characteristics.

By MCL Education • December 5, 2012