C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker in peripheral vascular disease.

  title={C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker in peripheral vascular disease.},
  author={Adel Abdellaoui and H Al-khaffaf},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  volume={34 1},
OBJECTIVE To review the role of CRP as a marker for the prediction of development of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and as a prognostic indicator. METHODS Search of the Cochrane Vascular Group Control Trials Register, Medline and Embase for all published studies on the role of CRP as a marker in peripheral vascular disease was undertaken.13 prospective studies were found. RESULTS 12 of the 13 prospective studies showed a strong association between CRP and PVD. Three population studies… CONTINUE READING

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