Maria Maddalena Chiari

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relations between acute inflammation, as shown by high C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels, and laboratory indexes of iron and nutritional status and to ascertain whether the presence of acute inflammation affects the diagnostic reliability of these indexes. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Geriatric ward for(More)
The relation between acute inflammation and biochemical indices of iron and nutritional status in older in-patients have been investigated. Thirty-nine consecutive patients (25 men and 14 women; median age 79 years) with acute inflammation episode were evaluated. C-reactive protein (CRP) > or = 3 mg/dl was considered to indicate acute inflammation. Iron and(More)
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