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Systemic high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level in pseudoexfoliation syndrome and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19855290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the systemic high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (XFS) and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (XFG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively examined 31 patients with XFS, 26 with XFG, and 25 controls. To the study patients with the exclusion of serious hypertension that do not have any cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and that diagnosed as XFS and XFG have been included. Each patient passed through a detailed blood sampling including hsCRP, biochemistry, and lipid profile. Plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were measured with nephelometric method by using Beckman IMMAGE hsCRP reagent. RESULTS: Each group had similar demographic parameters including age, sex, body mass index, heart rate, and blood pressure. When we compared with controls, there was no statistically significant difference in the hsCRP and biochemistry results between the 3 groups. When all patients with pseudoexfoliation (PEX) compared with controls there was no difference. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicated no difference in the hsCRP level between XFS, XFG, and controls. This study suggests that CRP is not a predictive marker of inflammation and peripheral endothelial dysfunction in XFS, which is accepted as a systemic disorder.
Nurşen Yüksel; Dilara Pirhan; Ozgül Altintaş; Yusuf Cağlar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of glaucoma     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1536-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Glaucoma     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-16     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300903     Medline TA:  J Glaucoma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kocaeli University School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Body Constitution
C-Reactive Protein / metabolism*
Exfoliation Syndrome / blood*
Glaucoma / blood*
Intraocular Pressure
Nephelometry and Turbidimetry
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

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