INFLAMMATION’S ROLE AS A MARKER FOR DISEASE OR DISORDER – SS 313. Class presentation(s) available.


At your annual physical, your doctor may run number of tests on your blood including assays for C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and Plasma Viscosity (PV). All these tests are meant to show the level of inflammation in your body. Such inflammation may tell your doctor that more specific tests should be used to locate its source. Inflammatory markers may be used as the first line for detection of serious diseases like cardiovascular and inflammatory bowel disease. They may also detect inflammation from other sources in your body, e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis or Bronchitis. Find out what may cause inflammation levels to rise or fall and how you may benefit by telling your doctor in advance about any pre-existing conditions you have that could adversely affect your test results and lead to unnecessary tests.

Presenter: Norman Myers, M. D., is the Medical Director at St. Jude Medical Center. He is also Chairman of the Physician Wellbeing Committee at St. Jude and Physician Leader for Schwartz Rounds. He has lectured frequently on wellness topics at the Fullerton and UCI OLLIs.

Class Presentation:

Inflammation and Chronic Disease

Developer: Jill Deal


Tuesday, November 14

10:00 AM – 12 Noon


The Irvine Station-Onken


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