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Leukocytes May Have 2 Opposing Effects in Intravenous rtPA Treatment for Ischemic Stroke.
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PMID:  22790658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We hypothesized that leukocytes have 2 opposing effects on patients with ischemic stroke treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA). Patients with ischemic stroke treated with rtPA were divided into 2 groups using the peripheral leukocyte count: high leukocyte group (HLG) and low leukocyte group (LLG) and were evaluated with the National Institutes of Health stroke scale (NIHSS) during the first 24 hours. We defined significant improvement (SI) as NIHSS improving by more than 50% from the baseline, and deterioration following improvement (DFI) as the achievement of SI within 24 hours but its subsequent loss at 24 hours. Fifty-three patients were enrolled, and the rate of SI within 24 hours was higher in HLG than in LLG (85.2% vs 42.3%, P = .0011). However, the rate of DFI was significantly higher in HLG than in LLG (29.6% vs 7.7%, P = .0413). We found that leukocytes might have not only deleterious but also beneficial effects in intravenous rtPA treatment.
Eiichi Nomura; Hiromitsu Naka; Shinichi Wakabayashi; Hiroshi Kajikawa; Masayasu Matsumoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9508125     Medline TA:  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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