Search for dissertations about: "phlebotomy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word phlebotomy.

  1. 1. Improving venous blood specimen collection practices method development and evaluation of an educational intervention program

    Author : Karin Bölenius; Christine Brulin; Kjell Grankvist; Johan Söderberg; Ewa Idvall; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Education; Experiences; Guideline adherence; Haemolysis; Intervention; Patient safety; Phlebotomy; Practical skills; Preanalytical errors; Primary healthcare; Questionnaires; Reliability and validity; Venous blood specimen collection; omvårdnadsforskning med medicinsk inriktning; Caring Sciences; Clinical Chemistry; klinisk kemi;

    Abstract : Background: About 60%–80% of decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment are based on laboratory test results. Low adherence to venous blood specimen collection (VBSC) guidelines may lead to erroneous or delayed test results, causing patient harm and high healthcare costs. READ MORE

  2. 2. Clinical Studies on Dark Adaptation: with Particular Reference to Carotid Artery Disease

    University dissertation from Department of Ophthalmology, Lund University

    Author : Ulf Havelius; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; polycythemia; photoreceptors; phlebotomy; ocular blood flow; headache; dilation lag; dark adaptometry; dark adaptation; color Doppler imaging; carotid artery stenosis; carotid artery disease; carotid endarterectomy; pupil; pupillometry; retinal blood flow; Ophtalmology; Oftalmologi;

    Abstract : Purpose: To study dark adaptation in patients with symptomatic carotid artery disease or polycythemia before and after treatment. This necessitated determinations of pupillary changes as such may influence the findings. To determine whether changes in the retinal blood flow in light and darkness occur in healthy humans. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sources of preanalytical error in primary health care implications for patient safety

    University dissertation from Umeå : Institutionen för medicinsk biovetenskap

    Author : Johan Söderberg; Christine Brulin; Ewa Idvall; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; blood specimen collection; haemolysis; medical errors; phlebotomy; preanalytical; primary health care; quality indicators; quality of health care; questionnaires; specimen handling; MEDICINE Chemistry Clinical chemistry; MEDICIN Kemi Klinisk kemi; medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : Background Venous blood tests constitute an important part in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. However, test results are often viewed as objective values rather than the end result of a complex process. This has clinical importance since most errors arise before the sample reaches the laboratory. READ MORE

  4. 4. Clinical and experimental studies in polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Björn Andréasson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2000]

    Abstract : It is widely accepted that the diagnoses of polycythemia vera (PV) and essential throbocythemia (ET) are based upon the Polycythemia Vera Study Group criteria. These criteria are, however, of non-specific character and during the recent years more specific criteria have been proposed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cadmium exposure and iron status

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Enviromental Medicine

    Author : Agneta Åkesson; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; environmental exposure; biological monitoring; bioavailability; pregnancy; cadmium; iron deficiency; hemochromatosis; dietary intake; soluble transferrin receptor; serum ferritin;

    Abstract : People are exposed to cadmium, a ubiquitous toxic metal, mainly via basic foods such as cereals and vegetables. Cadmium accumulates in the kidney, and renal tubular damage is considered the critical effect. Recently, association with osteoporosis at environmental exposure levels was indicated. READ MORE