Microscopy

Despite significant advances in the field, microscopic detection of parasites on Giemsa-stained blood smears remains the reference standard for malaria diagnosis in laboratories around the world, as it has been for over a century. It is generally available and relatively inexpensive, and it allows not only the identification of malaria species, but also the assessment of parasitemia. However, the staining and interpretation process is labor intensive and requires considerable expertise, particularly for accurate species identification at low parasitemia or when mixed infections occur. The ability to maintain the required level of expertise in malaria diagnostics is problematic, especially in peripheral medial centers in countries where the disease is not endemic.[3]

Alternative microscopic approaches such as those involving the use of fluorescent dyes (e.g., acridine orange), alone or after centrifugation (QBC; quantitative buffy coat), may be more sensitive but less specific for the diagnosis of P. falciparum, yet these methods are not reliable for species identification and require specialized

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Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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