Objective assessment of stress levels and health status using routinely measured clinical laboratory parameters as biomarkers.
Summary of "Objective assessment of stress levels and health status using routinely measured clinical laboratory parameters as biomarkers."
Observed stress intensity was estimated using a scoring system from 0-100. Health status was estimated using the readily available laboratory measurements of C-reactive protein, neutrophil count, and fasting plasma glucose. We found that the stress score determined was linked to patient health status. Further studies are indicated.
College of Medical Laboratory, Dalian Medical University , Dalian , China.
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Name: Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21851309
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/1354750X.2011.606505
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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