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Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)

Published in Association with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)

Editor-in-Chief: Plebani, Mario

Ed. by Gillery, Philippe / Lackner, Karl J. / Lippi, Giuseppe / Melichar, Bohuslav / Schlattmann, Peter / Tate, Jillian R. / Tsongalis, Gregory J.

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2013: 2.955
Rank 5 out of 29 in category Medical Laboratory Technology in the 2013 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.860
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.046



Volume 53, Issue 4 (Mar 2015)


Page i

Published Online: 02/26/2015


Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy: a potentially effective and efficient strategy

Plebani, Mario / Fabbri, Leonardo M.

Page 519

Published Online: 02/26/2015


General Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

Diagnostic testing for a high-grade inflammation: parameter dynamics and novel markers

Hoffmann, Christina / Hoffmann, Peter / Zimmermann, Mathias

Page 541

Published Online: 08/07/2014

Serial changes in serum procalcitonin, interleukin 6, and C-reactive protein levels according to non-specific surgical stimulation

Jun, Kyung Ran / Lee, Jeong Neo / Song, Sae Am / Oh, Seung Hwan / Lee, Ja Young / Shin, Jeong Hwan / Kim, Hye Ran

Page 549

Published Online: 08/12/2014

Utility of procalcitonin, C-reactive protein and white blood cells alone and in combination for the prediction of clinical outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia

Zhydkov, Andriy / Christ-Crain, Mirjam / Thomann, Robert / Hoess, Claus / Henzen, Christoph / Zimmerli, Werner / Mueller, Beat / Schuetz, Philipp / for the ProHOSP Study Group

Page 559

Published Online: 07/11/2014

Presepsin as a potential marker for bacterial infection relapse in critical care patients. A preliminary study

Sargentini, Valeria / Ceccarelli, Giancarlo / D’Alessandro, Mariadomenica / Collepardo, Daniela / Morelli, Andrea / D’Egidio, Annalia / Mariotti, Sabrina / Nicoletti, Anna Maria / Evangelista, Berta / D’Ettorre, Gabriella / Angeloni, Antonio / Venditti, Mario / Bachetoni, Alessandra

Page 567

Published Online: 05/15/2014

Diagnosis and evaluation of severity of sepsis via the use of biomarkers and profiles of 13 cytokines: a multiplex analysis

Jekarl, Dong Wook / Kim, Ji Yeon / Lee, Seungok / Kim, Myungshin / Kim, Yonggoo / Han, Kyungja / Woo, Seon Hee / Lee, Woon Jeong

Page 575

Published Online: 10/02/2014

Economic evaluation of procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy in acute respiratory infections: a US health system perspective

Schuetz, Philipp / Balk, Robert / Briel, Matthias / Kutz, Alexander / Christ-Crain, Mirjam / Stolz, Daiana / Bouadma, Lila / Wolff, Michel / Kristoffersen, Kristina B. / Wei, Long / Burkhardt, Olaf / Welte, Tobias / Schroeder, Stefan / Nobre, Vandack / Tamm, Michael / Bhatnagar, Neera / Bucher, Heiner C. / Luyt, Charles-Edouard / Chastre, Jean / Tubach, Florence / Mueller, Beat / Lacey, Michael J. / Ohsfeldt, Robert L. / Scheibling, Cara M. / Schneider, John E.

Page 583

Published Online: 01/10/2015

Analytical evaluation of Diazyme procalcitonin (PCT) latex-enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay on Beckman Coulter AU5800

Dipalo, Mariella / Buonocore, Ruggero / Gnocchi, Cecilia / Picanza, Alessandra / Aloe, Rosalia / Lippi, Giuseppe

Page 593

Published Online: 12/23/2014

Cancer Diagnostics

Increased level of circulating U2 small nuclear RNA fragments indicates metastasis in melanoma patients

Kuhlmann, Jan Dominik / Wimberger, Pauline / Wilsch, Katja / Fluck, Michael / Suter, Ludwig / Brunner, Georg

Page 605

Published Online: 01/10/2015

Cardiovascular Diseases

Comparison between admission natriuretic peptides, NGAL and sST2 testing for the prediction of worsening renal function in patients with acutely decompensated heart failure

De Berardinis, Benedetta / Gaggin, Hanna K. / Magrini, Laura / Belcher, Arianna / Zancla, Benedetta / Femia, Alexandra / Simon, Mandy / Motiwala, Shweta / Bhardwaj, Anju / Parry, Blair A. / Nagurney, John T. / Coudriou, Charles / Legrand, Matthieu / Sadoune, Malha / Di Somma, Salvatore / Januzzi, James L. / from the Global Research on Acute Conditions Team (GREAT)

Page 613

Published Online: 12/04/2014


Weight loss reduces serum monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 concentrations in association with improvements in renal injury in obese men with metabolic syndrome

Fu, Chia-Po / Sheu, Wayne H.-H. / Lee, I.-Te / Lee, Wen-Jane / Wang, Jun-Sing / Liang, Kae-Woei / Lee, Wen-Lieng / Lin, Shih-Yi

Page 623

Published Online: 10/10/2014

Letters to the Editors

Ranking prestige of medical and laboratory technology journals

Lippi, Giuseppe / Mattiuzzi, Camilla / Plebani, Mario

Page e85

Published Online: 01/02/2015

Expression of CD64 on neutrophils (CD64 index): diagnostic accuracy of CD64 index to predict sepsis in critically ill patients

Rogina, Petra / Stubljar, David / Lejko-Zupanc, Tatjana / Osredkar, Josko / Skvarc, Miha

Page e89

Published Online: 10/15/2014

Measurement of apolipoprotein M in sepsis-related deaths

Palmiere, Cristian / Bonsignore, Alessandro / Augsburger, Marc

Page e93

Published Online: 09/25/2014

Is the new Beckman AccuTnI+3 assay capable of producing false-positive troponin I results?

Dimeski, Goce / Coogan, Melanie / Jones, Brock / Brown, Nigel

Page e101

Published Online: 09/26/2014

Spectrum of red cell abnormalities in undiagnosed hemolytic anemias and methemoglobinemias: a single center experience

Warang, Prashant / Kedar, Prabhakar / Ghosh, Kanjaksha / Colah, Roshan B.

Page e105

Published Online: 09/23/2014

Correlation of methadone concentrations in plasma and saliva collected with and without stimulation in pain management patients

Miguez-Díez, Eric / Modamio, Pilar / Vázquez, Marta / Lastra, Cecilia F. / Montes, María José / Retamoso, Irene / Papa, Patricia / Fagiolino, Pietro / Mariño, Eduardo L.

Page e109

Published Online: 09/19/2014

Higher alkaline phosphatase was associated with the short-term adverse outcomes of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis

Ye, Hongjian / Lin, Xiaoyan / Qiu, Yagui / Guo, Qunying / Huang, Fengxian / Yu, Xueqing / Yang, Xiao

Page e113

Published Online: 09/23/2014

The use of a rapid fluorogenic neuraminidase assay to differentiate acute Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) from other forms of HUS

Szilágyi, Ágnes / Györke, Zsuzsa / Bereczki, Csaba / Kelen, Kata / Tóth-Heyn, Péter / Tulassay, Tivadar / Reusz, György S. / Szabó, Attila J. / Prohászka, Zoltán

Page e117

Published Online: 09/19/2014

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