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Association of fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, albumin, or leukocyte count with coronary heart disease: meta-analyses of prospective studies.

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CONTEXT: A large number of epidemiologic studies have reported on associations between various "inflammatory" factors and coronary heart disease (CHD). OBJECTIVE: To assess the associations of blood levels of fibrinogen, C-reactive protein (CRP), and albumin and leukocyte count with the subsequent risk of CHD. DATA SOURCES: Meta-analyses of any long-term prospective studies of CHD published before 1998 on any of these 4 factors. Studies were identified by MEDLINE searches, scanning of relevan...

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10.1001/jama.279.18.1477

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Collins, R More by this author
Appleby, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
Journal:
JAMA
Volume:
279
Issue:
18
Pages:
1477-1482
Publication date:
1998-05-05
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EISSN:
1538-3598
ISSN:
0098-7484
URN:
uuid:c96c4344-0cbd-4291-94e6-3207a83fca36
Source identifiers:
36187
Local pid:
pubs:36187

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