WEBINAR – Factors Affecting Hemoglobin A1c Values (US)

Educational webinar “Factors Affecting Hemoglobin A1c Values” with Trefor N. Higgins – Director, Clinical Chemistry at DynaLIFEDx and Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta. Speaker: Trefor N. Higgins Director, Clinical Chemistry – DynaLIFEDx Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology – University of Alberta According to the … Continue reading

Steroid cover for dental patients on long-term steroid medication: proposed clinical guidelines based upon a critical review of the literature

  Glucocorticoids were first introduced in the 1940s and have become a widely pre-scribed class of drugs. Subsequently, con-cern developed regarding the potential of exogenous steroids to suppress normaladrenal gland function. This resulted in development of recommendations for additional glucocorticoid supplementation, or ‘steroid cover’, for management of patients undergoing stressful situations such as surgery or … Continue reading

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also known as corticotropin

  A polypeptide tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.   It is an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is often produced in response to biological stress (along with its precursor corticotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus) .  Its principal effects are increased production and release of corticosteroids.   Associated conditions   Diseases … Continue reading

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