Acute-phase reactants and cytokines in ischemic stroke: do they have any relationship with short-term mortality?


SAHAN M. , SEBE A. , Acikalin A., AKPINAR O., KOC F. , AY M. O. , ...More

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.17, no.20, pp.2773-2777, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2773-2777
  • Keywords: Acute-phase reactant, Cytokine, Emergency, Mortality, Stroke, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, STRONG PREDICTORS, RISK, INFLAMMATION, FIBRINOGEN, LEUKOCYTES, MARKERS, WOMEN

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Many unknown risk factors play a role in the etiopathogenesis of stroke. The appearance of inflammatory cells within the damaged tissue after cerebral ischemia suggests that an inflammatory response may play a role in stroke pathogenesis. In our study, we examined whether an association exists between the acute-phase reactants and the levels of cytokines, the volume and diameter of the stroke, and short-term mortality in patients who were diagnosed as acute ischemic a stroke after admission to the Emergency Department.