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George and Elaine Benoit have updated the Conference Calendar for 2017–18. Please send George a...
Oct 6, 2017 11:04pm
From Ali Sadeghi-Khomami, Precision BioLogic: Hi George, First of all congratulations for a decade...
Oct 5, 2017 1:31pm
I can't believe it, but October 1, 2007 was the official Fritsma Factor launch. Now, with loyal and...
Oct 4, 2017 11:31pm
George met James T. Quesenberry, MD, FCAP, Medical Director, St. Luke's Laboratory, UnityPoint...
Oct 4, 2017 9:58pm
Oct 6, 2017 11:04pm
George and Elaine Benoit have updated the Conference Calendar for 2017–18. Please send George a note if you would like us to add your event.
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Oct 5, 2017 1:31pm
From Ali Sadeghi-Khomami, Precision BioLogic: Hi George, First of all congratulations for a decade of your valuable blog. It came certainly a long way and proudly as well. Your blog nowadays is the first site visited by many researchers who are seeking to find a solution for their coag problem.  I hope to see its grow year after years. I have a question for you.
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Oct 4, 2017 11:31pm
I can't believe it, but October 1, 2007 was the official Fritsma Factor launch. Now, with loyal and generous Precision BioLogic Inc. sponsorship, we are officially ten years old. Please see the attached press release below, or on the PBI web site. Oh, and by the way, PBI is also celebrating 25 years of Cryocheck materials!
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Oct 4, 2017 9:58pm
George met James T. Quesenberry, MD, FCAP, Medical Director, St. Luke's Laboratory, UnityPoint Health at the Mayo Medical Laboratories Bleeding and Thrombosing Diseases conference, Rochester, MN, September 13–15, 2017. Dr. Quesenberry subsequently addressed the issue of the ant- Xa vs PTT in monitoring heparin therapy. His message, "Our protocol for unfractionated heparin dosing uses the anti-Xa as the standard lab measurement for dose adjustments. We use Stago instrumentation with a hybrid curve. To my knowledge this has worked out well generally. We have had occasional patients, older patients with prior normal PT/PTTs who are therapeutic as far as anti-Xa level goes but then someone orders a PTT and they are high. In today's instance both the Xa and PTT were redrawn and they do repeat. Our QC and proficiencies with the Stagos are fine reportedly. Any advice?  Thank you."
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