Acute inflammatory response does not affect erythrocyte concentrations of copper, zinc and selenium.

@article{Oakes2008AcuteIR,
  title={Acute inflammatory response does not affect erythrocyte concentrations of copper, zinc and selenium.},
  author={Eleanor J C Oakes and Thomas D B Lyon and Andrew Duncan and Andrew C. Gray and Dinesh K Talwar and Denis St J O'Reilly},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Measuring the nutritional status of trace elements in plasma is invalidated in the presence of a systemic inflammatory response. We examined the potential of erythrocytes to assess copper, zinc and selenium status in such situations. METHODS Venous blood samples were withdrawn pre-operatively and at 12, 24, 48, 72 and 168 h post-operatively from 11 patients (6 males and 5 females) who were admitted for elective knee arthroplasty. C-reactive protein, albumin, copper, zinc… CONTINUE READING

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