C-reactive proteins: Should everyone be tested?

(Philadelphia, PA) -- In the last year, a number of studies have focused on the C-reactive protein (CRP) inflammatory risk factor for heart disease. Using high-sensitivity assays (hsCRP), we are able to measure CRP at lower levels than previously possible. These low levels of CRP (hsCRP) are related to chronic, low grade inflammation, which is associated with heart disease. Many of these studies reported on the relationship of hsCRP to first myocardial or anginal attack, recurrence of coronary heart disease incidents, and increased prognosis of heart disease when elevated hsCRP exists with other risk factors. Other published materials have focused on the laboratory methods used for identifying hsCRP, and have expressed concern about results that stem from using different test methods to identify hsCRP. A Cardiac Risk Survey released earlier this year by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) underscored the need for standardizing the results of five different classes used by labs to identify hsCRP. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued recommendations to address these concerns.

Presentation at the 55th Annual AACC Meeting

How important is hsCRP as an indicator of cardiovascular disease? What is the role of laboratories and are readings affected by different laboratory methods and a lack of standardization? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has examined these questions and developed recommendations for the public and leaders of the nation's clinical laboratories.

These recommendations will be discussed by Gerald R. Cooper, MD, PhD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Cooper will deliver his remarks entitled, "C-Reactive Protein: A New Inflammatory Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease," during the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) being held July 20-24, 2003 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

Contact: Donna Krupa
American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Vitamin C reduces level of C-reactive protein, finds UC Berkeley-led study
2. C-reactive proteins do not predict early osteoarthritis
3. C-reactive protein more than a heart disease marker
4. High levels of C-reactive protein indicate early heart disease
5. Should medical students have earlier contact with patients?
6. Should nurses conduct breast cancer follow-up visits?
7. Should compulsory screening of immigrants be part of UK public health policy?
8. Should the standard guidelines for assessing prostate cancer control be changed?
9. Should living liver donation be available in the NHS?
10. Should ambulance crews perform emergency breathing procedure?
11. Should people with dementia be electronically tagged?

Post Your Comments:

(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Califia Farms , ... that its iconic bottle has won top honors in Beverage World Magazine’s Global Packaging ... also announced that it has been selected as a 2015 U.S.A. Taste Champion in ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... December 1, 2015 -- InstantLabs is adding ... product line of food safety and seafood fraud prevention tools. , The new ... InstantLabs to offer fast, reliable species identification for the four most popular salmon. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... have been lifted as IMAGE Information Systems launches MED-TAB™ -- the world’s first ... Annual Meeting from November 29 to December 4, 2015. , MED-TAB is ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... For the millions of ... Hollister Incorporated has launched the VaPro Plus Pocket™ touch free hydrophilic intermittent catheter. ... touch free catheter portfolio,” said Michael Gresavage, Vice President North America. "We designed ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... McLean, VA., December 1, 2015 ... price per sprint agile development contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) ... provides software engineering, infrastructure, as well as operations and sustainment support to the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)...  Athletic apparel company Tommie Copper , ... $1.35 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges ... clothing would relieve severe and chronic pain and ... Tommie Copper,s proposed settlement with ... founder and chairman Thomas Kallish to ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , 1 de diciembre de 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... para cuchillas de precisión, develó hoy un ... identidad de marca. El nuevo logo destaca ... y la ingeniería de productos con cuchillas ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151130/291694LOGO ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... PUNE, India , December 1, 2015 ... to a new market research report "Nucleic Acid Labeling ... Techniques (PCR, Nick Translation, Random Primer, In Vitro Transcription, ... to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, The global market is ... USD 1,271.8 Million in 2015, growing at a CAGR ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: