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The editors wish to clarify the equation printed on page 48 of the March/April issue. The text reads: ''For example, if the patient's total serum calcium level is lower than normal (7 mg/dl), but her serum albumin is also low at 3 g/dl (normal 4.4 g/dl), you need to calculate a corrected calcium level. You can do this by using the following formula:


A more thorough mathematical breakdown after the printed equation would be as follows, with calculations within parenthesis done first:

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X = 7 + 0.8 (4.4 - 3)


X = 7 + (0.8)(1.4)


X = 7 + 1.12


X = 8.12.