C-reactive protein

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C-reactive protein

[¦sē rē‚ak·tiv ′prō‚tēn]
(immunology)
A plasma protein that is present normally in low concentration, and after trauma or infection in much higher concentration; the biological function is unknown.
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There were two primary endpoints of this study, one was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of CRP against blood culture to determine the neonatal sepsis and secondary end-point was to determine the negative predictive value of CRP in determining the duration of antibiotics in neonates presenting with sepsis.
Based on the findings, CRP being an important acute-phase reactant was included to assess the disease12.
Comparison of Ranson, Glasgow, MOSS, SIRS, BISAP, APACHE-II, CTSI Scores, IL-6, CRP, and Procalcitonin in Predicting Severity, Organ Failure, Pancreatic Necrosis, and Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis.
The patients were subjected to series of investigations including CRP, WBC count, and HPE postoperatively.
This study focussed on the clinical utility of CRP with the aim of checking its sensitivity for predicting post-operative infection in neurosurgical patients as an increased level of this inflammatory marker is considered an indicator of infection.
In 2012, CRP helped to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous losses from farm fields by 605 million pounds and 121 million pounds respectively.
This is a large study that highlights potentially important race and gender differences in CRP levels.
A more detailed structural study is required to formally verify the manner by which CRP and LOX-1 interact.
There is conflicting evidence as to the relationship of CIMT, an early marker of atherosclerosis, with serum CRP levels in type 2 diabetic patients (2,3).
In ASCOT (Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial), combining a baseline determination of CRP with a standard Framingham Risk Score did not significantly enhance the ability to predict future cardiovascular disease events beyond that provided by Framingham score alone.