Search for dissertations about: "C-reactive protein"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 157 swedish dissertations containing the words C-reactive protein.

  1. 1. The role of C-reactive protein in percutaneous coronary intervention

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine

    Author : Nawzad Saleh; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; C-reactive protein; C-reactive protein; Duett sealing device; FemoStop; interleukin-6; pathogen burden; percutaneous coronary intervention; prognosis; myocardial infarction; serum amyloid A; troponin T.;

    Abstract : An elevated preprocedural plasma or serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level in patients undergoing percutanous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with short-, intermediate- and long-term outcome. Furthermore, the procedure itself has been shown to provoke an inflammatory reaction as shown by increased plasma CRP levels after PCI. READ MORE

  2. 2. C-reactive protein (CRP) and anti-CRP autoantibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus a study on the occurrence and clinical implications of anti-CRP antibodies and CRP-mediated complement activation

    University dissertation from Institutionen för molekylär och klinisk medicin

    Author : Christopher Sjöwall; Thomas Skogh; Johan Frostegård; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; autoantibodies; complement activation; C-reactive protein; cytokines; immune complex; immunoregulation; opsonization; systemic lupus erythematosus; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Rheumatology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Reumatologi;

    Abstract : Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by production of a wide range of autoantibodies, multiple organ involvement and by local formation or tissue deposition of immune complexes (ICs) in the inflamed organs. In contrast to most systemic inflammatory conditions, and despite raised levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, SLE flares are rarely reflected by elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), an important acute-phase reactant in man with homologs in vertebrates and several invertebrates. READ MORE

  3. 3. Novel endogenous mechanisms of complement regulation - A delicate balance

    University dissertation from Clinical Chemistry, Malmö

    Author : Andreas Holmér; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; short leucine rich glycoprotein; factor H; C1q; age-related macular degeneration; C4b-binding protein; prion disease; prion protein; Complement regulation; C-reactive protein;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the biochemical mechanisms for complement activation by endogenous proteins are explored. The short leucine-rich repeat proteins (SLRPs) help organise extracellular matrices. We found that several SLRPs bind C1q and of these, fibromodulin and osteoadherin trigger complement. READ MORE

  4. 4. Canine C-reactive protein : validation of two automated canine-specific C-reactive protein assays and studies on clinical and research applications

    University dissertation from ; Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish Universityof Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Anna Hillström; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2016]

    Abstract : C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive and specific marker of systemic inflammation in dogs, valuable for diagnosing and monitoring inflammatory diseases. The use of CRP in canine medicine has however been hampered by the lack of automated assays optimized for measuring CRP in this species. READ MORE

  5. 5. Serum Amyloid A Protein (SAA) in Healthy and Infected Individuals

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anders Lannergård; Göran Friman; Anders Larsson; Uwe Ewald; Jonas Hedlund; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Communicable diseases; acute phase proteins; adult; Administration Oral; aminoglycosides; amyloidosis; antibiotics; bacterial infections; body temperature; C-reactive protein; cefuroxime; cystitis; cytokines; elderly; infant; interleukin-6; newborn; pyelonephritis; serum amyloid A protein; virus diseases; Infektionssjukdomar; MEDICINE Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases Infectious diseases; MEDICIN Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar Infektionssjukdomar;

    Abstract : Serum amyloid A protein (SAA) is an acute phase protein that has recently gained increasing interest as a potential marker for disease and treatment monitoring. We investigated SAA and CRP levels in (a) patients with various common infectious diseases (n=98), (b) patients with pyelonephritis (n=37) versus patients with cystitis (n=32), (c) healthy individuals of varying ages (n=231), (d) very immature newborn infants with or without nosocomial infections (NIs) (n=72) and (e) patients with bacterial infections treated with cefuroxime (n=81). READ MORE