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eJIFCC Volume 31 no 4 - 2020
|In this issue: Ethics in laboratory medicine|
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|1||Foreword: Ethics in laboratory medicine|
Guest editor: Nilda E. Fink
|2||Codes of ethics for laboratory medicine: definition, structure and procedures – a narrative review based on existing national codes|
Richard X. Davey
|3||Ethics in laboratory medicine: perspectives and challenges in resource limited settings|
Sudip Kumar Datta
|4||Research ethics committees in laboratory medicine|
|5||Conflicts of interest and an approach to managing them|
Nilda E. Fink
|6||A framework to ethically approach incidental findings in genetic research|
|7||Ethics and the electronic health record: description of an integrating system of electronic health records in Argentina and a proposal to shift towards a patient-centered conception|
|8||How does the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice affect the activities of professional societies in laboratory medicine?|
|9||The clinical laboratory: a key player in diagnosis and management of COVID-19|
Sojit Tomo, Sreenivasulu Karli, Karthick Dharmalingam, Dharmveer Yadav, Praveen Sharma
|10||Broadening the list of differential diagnosis for acute abdomen – a case report from Nepal|
Vivek Pant, Keyoor Gautam, Devish Pyakurel, Aabha Shrestha, Santosh Pradhan, Neeraj Joshi
|11||Galactorrhoea and hyperprolactinaemia in a non-pregnant female with burns|
Marli van Heerden, Dineo Mabuza
|12||Improved COVID-19 testing by extraction-free SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR|
Khelil Mohamed Mokhtar
Faculty of Medicine
University of Debrecen
|Harjit Pal Bhattoa|
Department of Laboratory Medicine University of Debrecen
Khosrow Adeli, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Edgard Delvin, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Nilda E. Fink, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Ronda Greaves, Biochemical Genetics, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Victoria, Australia
Mike Hallworth, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Andrea R. Horvath, Prince of Wales Hospital and School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Ellis Jacobs, EJ Clinical Consulting, LLC, USA
Allan S. Jaffe, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Bruce Jordan, Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
Evelyn Koay, National University, Singapore
Tamas Kőszegi, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Gábor L. Kovács, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Gabriel Lima-Oliveira, University of Verona, Italy
Janja Marc, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gary L. Myers, Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine, USA
Tomris Ozben, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
Maria D. Pasic, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada
Maria del C. Pasquel Carrera, College of Chemists, Biochemists and Pharmacists, Pichincha, Ecuador
Oliver Racz, University of Kosice, Slovakia
Rosa Sierra Amor, Laboratorio Laquims, Veracruz, Mexico
Sanja Stankovic, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Danyal Syed, Ryancenter, New York, USA
Grazyna Sypniewska, Collegium Medicum, NC University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Peter Vervaart, LabMed Consulting, Australia
Stacy E. Walz, Arkansas State University, USA
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