Basic Principles in Clinical Biochemistry Lecture 2018 at SQU

Objectives: Define clinical biochemistry. Describe the uses of biochemical tests. Describe the routine tests done in clinical chemistry. Describe sample analysis and interpretation of results. Highlight the importance of routine clinical chemistry tests in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and screening for disease. Describe special chemistry test and correlate lab results with disease states. Basic Principles[…]

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Karbala: Ya Karbala

The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus the evil, the virtuous versus the wicked, and the collision of Imam Hussain (the head of virtue) versus Yazid (the head of impiety). Imam Hussain (pbuh) was a revolutionary person, a righteous man, the religious authority, the Imam of Muslim Ummah (nation). As the[…]

Serum Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein (oxLDL) levels are increased in hyperlipidemic subjects but not associated with LDL size

Hamed Al-Riyami, Mohsin Al-Saleh and Jumana Saleh Biochemistry department, Faculty of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman It is well established that hyperlipidemia is associated with formation of smaller, denser LDL particles (sdLDL) in plasma. Many studies suggested that sdLDL particles have increased atherogenicity compared to larger buoyant subtypes. Several reasons were suggested in this[…]