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Do high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels help predict risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with osteoarthritis?

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Rahman, A. Do high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels help predict risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with osteoarthritis?. Nat Rev Rheumatol 4, 122–123 (2008).

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