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IL-6 polymorphism associated with fatal outcome in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
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PMID:  21314275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: The aim of this study was to test whether a functional polymorphism (-174C/G) located in the promoter region of the interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene is associated with primary short-term outcome (death or Intensive Care Unit discharge) in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: The study group consisted of 77 male patients who suffered severe TBI. The -174C/G IL-6 polymorphism was analysed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by restriction digestion. Results: Severe TBI was associated with a 44% mortality rate. The GG genotype was significantly more frequent in the survivor group than in non-surviving patients (67% vs 41%; p = 0.038); similarly, the IL-6 -174G allele was more frequent in the survivor group than in non-surviving patients (81% vs 65%; p = 0.031). Conclusion: The findings indicate that genetic variation regarding inflammatory response has significant impact on the short-term outcome for patients after acute severe TBI.
André Luiz Dalla Libera; Andrea Regner; Juliana de Paoli; Leonara Centenaro; Tatiane Tolazzi Martins; Daniel Simon
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury : [BI]     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1362-301X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Toxicologia Aplicada, Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA), Canoas, Brazil.
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