Systemic inflammation and painful joint burden in osteoarthritis: a matter of sex?

@article{Perruccio2017SystemicIA,
  title={Systemic inflammation and painful joint burden in osteoarthritis: a matter of sex?},
  author={Anthony V. Perruccio and Vinod Kumar Mozhikunnam Chandran and John D Power and Mohit Kapoor and Nizar N. Mahomed and R. Gandhi},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2017},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={53-59}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated the association between serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and the extent of multijoint pain among individuals with hip/knee osteoarthritis (OA) and determined whether the association differs by sex. DESIGN Serum CRP and cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 189 individuals (101 female, 88 male) scheduled for total hip/knee arthroplasty for OA. Patients indicated on a homunculus all painful… CONTINUE READING
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