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Pre- and post-operative values of serum CRP in patients undergoing surgery for brain tumour.

Authors
  • Syeda, Talat
  • Hashim, Abdul Sattar
  • Rizvi, Husan Afroz
  • Hadi, Syed Murtaza
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2014
Volume
64
Issue
3
Pages
271–274
Identifiers
PMID: 24864598
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pre-operative serum C-reactive protein concentrations of 28% of the patients were elevated, suggesting an association with brain tumours. Post-operative serum concentrations were significantly higher than those noted before the surgery. Absence of a fall of concentration from peak value on post-operative Day 2 or a secondary rise from post-operative Day 7 could be alarming for inter-current infection.

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