Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Depressive symptoms and white blood cell count in coronary heart disease patients

Depression has been associated with elevated white blood cell (WBC) count – indicative of systemic inflammation – in cross-sectional studies, but no longitudinal study has evaluated whether depressive symptoms predict subsequent WBC count or vice versa. We sought to evaluate the bidirectional association between depressive symptoms and WBC count in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).

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Depressive symptoms and white blood cell count in coronary heart disease patients: Prospective findings from the Heart and Soul Study

















Source: Psyneyen journal

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Albina N muro said...

Depression has been associated with elevated white blood cell (WBC) count – indicative of systemic inflammation – in cross-sectional studies, but no longitudinal study has evaluated whether depressive symptoms predict subsequent WBC. medical supplies

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