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The peer-reviewed British Journal of Biomedical Science is now predominantly an electronic publication. Although limited quarterly printed circulation will continue, accepted articles appear online at the earliest opportunity (Epub ahead of print). The most recent examples can be found in the list below; however, archival searching, including by year, volume and issue, may be performed using the facility in the column on the right of the screen.

Original Articles

Detection of Helicobacter pylori infection in Egyptian patients with chronic calcular cholecystitis
GF Helaly, EF El-Ghazzawi, AH Kazem, NL Dowidar, MM Anwar, M Attia

Molecular structural analysis of major outer membrane protein (MOMP) gene clusters in Campylobacter lari
T Nakajima, W Ara, K Saito, JE Moore, BC Millar, M Matsuda

Elevated levels of serum sialic acid and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein: markers of systemic inflammation in patients with chronic heart failure
KS Rajendiran, PH Ananthanarayanan, S Satheeshi, M Rajappa

Evaluation of tamoxifen and metabolites by LC-MS/MS and HPLC methods
DD Heath, SW Flatt, AHB Wu, MA Pruitt, CL Rock

Development of nalidixic acid amphotericin B vancomycin (NAV) medium for the isolation of Campylobacter ureolyticus from the stools of patients presenting with acute gastroenteritis
A O'Doherty, M Koziel, L de Barra, D Corcoran, S Bullman, B Lucey, RD Sleator

Use of large-volume, fixed-depth, disposable slides for post-vasectomy semen analysis
P Hancock, K Lindsay, MT Tomlinson

Fever of unknown origin: a retrospective study of 95 children in an Iranian referral hospital
S Mahmoudi, A Mehrazmay, M Salesi, S Mamishi

Emergence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter in a temperate north Indian State
NK Bali, BA Fomda, H Bashir, D Zahoor, S Lone, PA Koul

Rapid identification of bacteria from bioMérieux BacT/ALERT blood culture bottles by MALDI-TOF MS
JD Haigh, IM Green, D Ball, M Eydmann, M Millar, M. Wilks

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry: rapid identification of bacteria isolated from patients with cystic fibrosis
S Baillie, K Ireland, S Warwick, D Wareham, M Wilks

S Baillie, K Ireland, S Warwick, D Wareham, M Wilks

In Brief

Bacterial aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in central Greece
CH Neocleous, I Gerogianni, A Liakopoulos, K Gourgoulianis, E Petinaki

Zinc chloride inhibits Helicobacter pylori growth and reduces expression of interleukin-1beta by gastric epithelial cells
J Yakoob, Z Abbas, W Jafri, MW Usman, S Awan

Increased susceptibility to antibiotics in Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogens, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, at lower temperature: is antibiotic resistance reversal possible?
JE Moore, PJ Moore, DG Downey, BC Millar, WA Coulter, CE Goldsmith

Blood sample contamination by glucose-containing solutions: effects and identification
G, Lippi, P Avanzini, F Sandei, R Aloe, G Cervellin

Evaluation of different methods to extract DNA from serum seeded with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
S Awad, I Alshami, A Eid Alharbi

Non-beta-haemolytic variants of Streptococcus pyogenes: a challenge for the microbiology laboratory
M Purcell, E Phelan, M Doyle

Examination of factors that influence residual chlorine concentration in chlorine-based sanitising solutions: implications for ward disinfection
JE Moore, I Thompson, J Buchanan, A. Loughrey

Detecting HIV antibodies in oral fluid: validation of a commercial antigen-antibody assay
S Mortlock, F. McLean, C Pickford, S Willis

Identification of Clostridium difficile: evaluation of genotypic, phenotypic and proteomic methods
A Jain, C Pope, M Wilks, T Planche

Reprocessing bloodstained ThinPrep Papanicolaou cervical cytology samples using glacial acetic acid increases the satisfactory rate in previously unsatisfactory smears
Y Power, C Bowes

Book Reviews

Human Parasitology
G Hide

Leadership in Health and Social Care
J Davis

Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
M Carroll

Extreme Tissue Engineering: Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication
K Andrews

Thrive in Cell Biology
C Murgatroyd

Human Blood Groups
M E Needs

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook
M Needs

Systems Biology
J J Ashworth

Diagnostic Electron Microscopy: A Practical Guide to Interpretation and Technique
P A Tarpey

Cytopathology
N Narine

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