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C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase protein synthesized predominantly by the hepatocytes in response to tissue damage or inflammation. Levels of acute-phase proteins rise rapidly, during infection and after injury. We take up the study to correlate serum CRP levels with other important predictive markers of outcome in COPD. Patient with stable COPD(More)
INTRODUCTION The occurrence of tuberculosis in the flat bones of the skull is very rare. Only eight cases of tuberculosis of the frontal bone have been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION A 14-year-old girl of Asian ethnicity presented with gradual loss of vision. A computed tomography scan of her head showed a diffuse, homogeneously ill-defined(More)
Background: Although it has been repeatedly suggested from western studies that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with lot of emotional impact. A study was undertaken to investigate whether depression occurs more often in patients with COPD than in controls. The demographic and clinical variables associated with depression were also(More)
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