CreaTINE is converted in the body to phosphocreatine which is used to make ATP in high energy requiring tissues like the brain and skeletal muscle. CreaTININE is the breakdown product of creatine and is used as a biomarker of kidney function.
CreaTINE turns into creaTININE. Continue reading “Creatinine VS Creatine”
With the direct Coombs test you just add the anti-Ig antibodies (Coombs reagent) to your test solution and watch for agglutination. With the indirect Coombs test you have to add RBCs first, then you add the anti-Ig antibodies, and then watch for agglutination. So there is an extra step with the indirect Coombs test.
Direct Coombs is also called DAT (direct antiglobulin test).
Indirect has an extra step. Direct lets you go directly to the result. Continue reading “Direct Coombs Test VS Indirect Coombs Test”
Primary infertility is the inability to ever bear a live child. Secondary infertility is the inability to bear a live child after having done so at least once before.
Secondary infertility means can’t have second child (or third, or fourth …). Continue reading “Primary Infertility VS Secondary Infertility”
Welcome to the first post in our SECRET ORIGINS series
You can meet and greet all the members of our class in these posts which can also be found under “Combatants” in the menu. More posts are coming soon, but in the meantime, here is …
Charles Devon Anderson
Born in New York City just before the turn of the 20th century, Charles spent his youth reading deeply into the nascent field of particle physics. One day, while thumbing through a back issue of Electrical Review, he stumbled upon a description of burns suffered by Dr. H.D. Hawks of Columbia University during a medical x-ray demonstration. He became obsessed with the idea that an “as-yet-undiscovered” particle could expand the boundaries of non-invasive medical imaging beyond simple x-rays. Continue reading “The Secret Origins of Charles D Anderson”
GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus) is a carbohydrate intolerance with onset OR first recognition during the present pregnancy. It does not matter if insulin is used as treatment, it does not matter if the intolerance continues post-pregnancy, and it does not preclude that the intolerance may have existed prior to the pregnancy. However, it would not be appropriate to label women with KNOWN pre-existing diabetes as having GDM. They would be said to have pre-gestational DM.
GDM is diabetes mellitus discovered during pregnancy. Continue reading “GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus) VS DM (Diabetes Mellitus)”