SERUM LEVELS OF COPEPTIN, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AND CORTISOL IN DIFFERENT SEVERITY GROUPS OF SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA.
Dr Rahamon Sheu Kadiri and Akinlade KS, Atere AD, Olaniyi JA (Published 2013)
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Akinlade KS, Atere AD, Rahamon SK, Olaniyi JA. Serum levels of copeptin, C-reactive protein and cortisol in different severity groups of sickle cell anaemia. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences 2013; 28 (2):159-164.
It is well known that individuals with SCA undergo constant physiological stress even, in steady state. However, there is little information on the relationship between the severity of sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and serum levels of biomarkers of stress. This study therefore determined the serum levels of copeptin, cortisol and CRP in adults with SCA in different severity groups. Sixty adults with sickle cell anaemia in steady state (27.1±6.3 years) and in vaso-occlusive crisis (24.9±4.9 years) were recruited into this cross-sectional study. Degree of severity (mild, moderate or severe) was determined using a scoring system incorporating annual number of blood transfusions, crisis and presence of anaemia, vaso-occlusive pain and organ complications. Standard methods were used for the determination of packed cell volume (PCV), total white blood cell count (WBC), blood pressure measurements and anthropometric indices. Serum levels of copeptin, cortisol and CRP were determined using ELISA with the ratios calculated accordingly. Data obtained were statistically analyzed using the Student’s t-test, Mann Whitney U and Chi-square test as appropriate. P
|Item Type:||Journal article(non-copyrighted)|
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|Keywords:||Serum levels of copeptin|
|Field of Study:||Biochemistry|
|Uploaded By:||Uddin Osemengbe Oyaimare|
|Date Added:||02 Nov 2017 11:43am|
|Last Modified:||22 Nov 2017|
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