Prognostic implications of admission inflammatory profile in acute ischemic neurological events

T. Anuk, E. B. Assayag, R. Rotstein, R. Fusman, D. Zeltser, Shlomo Berliner, D. Avitzour, I. Shapira, N. Arber, N. M. Bornstein

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Abstract

Objective - To reveal the potential prognostic implications of admission inflammatory markers in patients with acute ischemic neurological events. Patients and methods - Sixty patients with an acute ischemic neurological event who were examined within 24 h from the appearance of symptomatology. We determined the high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentrations, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), fibrinogen concentrations and degree of erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation. Results - A significant correlation was noted between baseline hs-CRP concentrations, ESR as well as adhesiveness/aggregation and the outcome of the ischemic neurological event as determined by the modified Rankin scale 8-12 months following the insult. Conclusion - Admission inflammatory markers have long-term prognostic implications in patients with acute ischemic neurological events. These findings are relevant in view of the new therapeutic interventions now available for reducing the inflammatory response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Volume106
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute ischemic neurological event
  • High-sensitive C-reactive protein
  • Inflammation

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