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Hasani S A, Ziai S A, Mehrpour M, Amiri M, Motamed M R. Acute Phase Reactants as a Prognostic Factor in Acute Stroke. BCN. 2011; 3 (1) :30-34
URL: http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-196-en.html
Abstract:  

Introduction: Elevated levels of CRP are present among patients at risk for further first-ever myocardial infarction and stroke. It has been shown that after ischemic stroke, increased levels of CRP are associated with unfavorable outcomes.

Methods:

From 120 patients admitted to the emergency unit of our hospital with the diagnosis of stroke CRP, D-dimer and ferritin level was measured and the patients were followed until discharge or death.

Results:

CRP level was significantly different between the patients with TIA and stroke. D-Dimer level was also significantly different between the TIA & the admitted groups. Ferritin was not different between the prognosis groups. There was a correlation between CRP and D-Dimer (r = 0.381, p = 0.001), and also between CRP and ferritin (r = 0.478, p= 0.000).

Discussion:

CRP is a useful adjuvant marker to determine the prognosis of patients with cerebro-vascular events admitted to the hospital, in both patients with stroke positive history and first-ever stroke.

Type of Study: Original | Subject: Clinical Neuroscience
Received: 2012/03/29

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