Announcing: latest issue of the eJIFCC 2018 Vol 29 no 4


eJIFCC 2018 Vol 29 no° 4
In this issue: Laboratory medicine – meeting the needs of Mediterranean nations (Part 2)
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1. Foreword of the editor-in-chief
János Kappelmayer


 Improving efficiency in laboratory medicine
2. Traceability in laboratory medicine: what is it and why is it important for patients?
Graham H. Beastall

3. Laboratory medicine in Palestine
Rania Abu Seir, Osama Najjar

4. Inter-laboratory comparisons and EQA in the Mediterranean area
Alexander Haliassos

5. An evidence-based laboratory medicine approach to evaluate new laboratory tests
Tommaso Trenti

6. Which skills are needed and how they should be gained by laboratory medicine professionals for successful ISO 15189 accreditation
Diler Aslan


Perinatal and pregnancy laboratory medicine
7. Prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities: where do we stand today in Mediterranean countries?
Demetrios Rizos

8. The role of laboratory medicine for health during pregnancy
Adnan Alkhatib


Mediterranean diet and the area’s specific diseases
9. Alcohol abuse
Tomáš Zima

10. Urinary proteomics in biomarker discovery of kidney-related disorders: diabetic nephropathy and drug-induced nephrotoxicity in chronic headache
Elisa Bellei, Emanuela Monari, Stefania Bergamini, Luigi Alberto Pini, Aldo Tomasi, Tomris Ozben

11. Standardization of the HbA2 assay
Renata Paleari, Andrea Mosca

12. Surrogate biomarkers for monitoring healthcare quality for chronic diseases such as diabetes care
Diler Aslan

13. The role of laboratory medicine in addressing migrant health problems
Adekunle Bashiru Okesina, Ademola Adelekan

Aims and Scope – The Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (eJIFCC) is an on line journal, published four times a year, on the website of the IFCC. The peer-reviewed original articles, posters, case studies and reviews, are focused on the need of clinical laboratories worldwide. In addition to the peer-reviewed content, there are also occasional editorials with pointers to quality resources on the Web. Also the journal publishes some IFCC news, letters, review of books, debates and educational material to assist the development of the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine worldwide. The Journal will publish general news articles, IFCC publicity/news, educational material and have a letters section. The Editor welcomes suggestion of topics for review papers, and encourages submission of suitable original articles.

The Electronic Journal of IFCC (eJIFCC) has been officially indexed by MEDLINE/PUBMED. All issues from 2001 onward are available online and are indexed, searchable, downloadable, and citable from PubMed. Older issues will be available online in the near future.

Information for Authors – Manuscript preparation: Microsoft Word is preferred, with the use of 12-point font, 2cm margins and double spacing. Title page should list title, authors (first name, last name), each author’s affiliation during the study, including e-mail adresses, corresponding author’s contact information, key words. Manuscript should be provided with structured Abstracts not longer than 250 words. Tables should be created in a common word-processing format, and included within the text of the manuscript. The figures must be submitted as independent files. Maximum number of references for a review article is 75; for original papers is 40. References sequentially follow the main text. Manuscripts should provide Author’s Disclosures. All studies involving human subjects must indicate that they are in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects.
Submission of manuscripts:Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor-in-chief, via e-mail to: ejifcc@ifcc.org.

Janos Kappelmayer – Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, HU 
Harjit Pal Bhattoa – Department of Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Debrecen, Debrecen, HU
Reinhard B. Raggam – Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Graz, Graz, AT
Khosrow Adeli – The Hospital for Sick Children, Univ. of Toronto, CA
Edgard Delvin – CHU St.Justine, Montreal, CA
Nilda E. Fink – Universidad Nacional de La Plata, AR
Ronda Greaves – Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Victoria, AU
Mike Hallworth – Shrewsbury, UK
Andrea R.Horvath – Univ of New South Wales, Sidney,AU
Ellis Jacobs – Abbott Rapid Diagnostics, NJ, USA
Allan Jaffe – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Bruce Jordan – Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz,CH
Evelyn Koay –National University, SG
Tamas Kőszegi – University Pécs, Hu
Gábor L. Kovács –University Pécs, Hu
Gary L. Myers – JCTLM Committee for Traceability, USA
Maria D. Pasic – University of Toronto, CA
Maria del C. Pasquel Carrera – College of Pharmaceutical Chemical. Pichincha, EQ
Oliver Racz – University of Kosice, SK
Rosa Sierra Amor – Laboratorio Laquims, Veracruz, MX
Sanja Stankovic – Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Belgrade, SRB
Danyal Syed – Ryancenter, New York, USA
Grazyna Sypniewska – Collegium Medicum, NC University,Bydgoszcz, PL
Jillian R. Tate – Queensland Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, AU
Peter Vervaart – LabMed Consulting, AU
Stacy E. Walz – Arkansas State University, USA
PUBLISHER: International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
Via C. Farini, 81 – 20159 Milano ITALY
Email: ifcc@ifcc.org – Website: www.ifcc.org
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