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Leukocytosis as a predictor for non-infective mortality and morbidity

(2010) Leukocytosis as a predictor for non-infective mortality and morbidity. Qjm-an International Journal of Medicine. pp. 285-292. ISSN 1460-2725

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Abstract

Leukocytosis (raised concentration of white cells in the blood) is commonly associated with infection or inflammation, but can occur in a wide variety of other conditions. Leukocytosis has also been linked with increased mortality and morbidity in a number of studies. We have systematically reviewed the relevant literature, which clearly demonstrates an association between leukocytosis and mortality-particularly due to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular causes. The mechanisms of this effect are uncertain but, when combined with other markers predictive of death, leukocytosis may contribute to modelling systems to predict in-patient mortality risk.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: blood-cell count acute myocardial-infarction long-term mortality all-cause mortality percutaneous coronary intervention population-based cohort in-hospital mortality cancer-mortality heart-disease risk General & Internal Medicine
Page Range: pp. 285-292
Journal or Publication Title: Qjm-an International Journal of Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 103
Number: 5
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcp182
ISSN: 1460-2725
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/877

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