The repeatability of interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and C-reactive protein in COPD patients over one year

@inproceedings{Kolsum2009TheRO,
  title={The repeatability of interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and C-reactive protein in COPD patients over one year},
  author={Umme Kolsum and Kay Roy and Cerys Starkey and Zo{\"e} L Borrill and Nick Truman and J{\o}rgen Vestbo and Dave Singh},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Many of the systemic manifestations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are mediated through increased systemic levels of inflammatory proteins. We assessed the long term repeatability of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and C-reactive protein (CRP) over one year and examined the relationships between these systemic markers in COPD. METHODS Fifty-eight stable COPD patients completed a baseline and one-year visit. Serum IL-6, plasma CRP, and… CONTINUE READING

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