Letter to Editor Supplement 1 2020

Blood gas analysis is not reliable for serum electrolytes and can lead to wrong clinical decisions

To the editor: We’ve read the recent research paper of Karataş et al. which reported high correlation between blood gas analyzer (BGA) and laboratory autoanalyzer (LAA) measurements of electrolytes, hemoglobin and glucose and concluded that they could be used interchangeably in clinical situations, but we think that there is a deficiency in the statistical method of this study and the…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-12
  • Accepted 2020-04-10
  • Published Online 2020-04-18
  • Printed 2020-04-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20161
  • Author İbrahim Altunok, Gökhan Aksel
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9312-1025
  • Running Title Blood gas analysis reliability for serum electrolytes
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COVID-19: Current information and anesthesia

To the editor: The recent outbreak of respiratory illness, first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, is caused by a newly detected coronavirus named “2019-nCoV. In this article, the features of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment methods are explained with the literature [1-4]. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more…

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  • Recieved 2020-03-18
  • Accepted 2020-04-14
  • Published Online 2020-04-17
  • Printed 2020-04-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20167
  • Author İsmail Aytaç, Mert Yücesu, Yağmur Sitem, Umut Cahit Ersoy, Dilşen Örnek
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3300-4839
  • Running Title COVID-19
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Posterior segment eye diseases: Prevalence, pattern, and attribution to visual impairment among adult Saudi population

To the editor: We read with interest a recent publication in your journal titled “Posterior segment eye diseases: prevalence, pattern, and attribution to visual impairment among adult Saudi population” in the July (2019) edition of your journal [1]. We commend this worthy work and wish to congratulate the authors on the vast study conducted on a very understudied population. However,…

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  • Recieved 2019-12-21
  • Accepted 2020-01-14
  • Published Online 2020-01-22
  • Printed 2020-04-01
  • DOI 10.4328/ACAM.20095
  • Author Joyce N Mbekeani, Maaly Abdel Halim Fattah
  • Identifier Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-8801-4110
  • Running Title Neurogenic optic atrophy
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