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Neuroendocrine hormones as prognostic biomarkers in the setting of acute stroke: overcoming the major hurdles.
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PMID:  25418815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Stroke represents one of the major causes of disability and mortality worldwide and prediction of outcome represents a challenge for both clinicians and researchers. In the past years, many blood markers have been associated with stroke outcome but despite this evidence, no biomarker is routinely used in stroke management. In this review, we focus on markers of the neuroendocrine system, which represent potential candidates to be implemented in clinical practice. Moreover, we present a systematic review and literature-based meta-analysis for copeptin, a new biomarker of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis that has shown additional predictive value over clinical information in a large prospective study. The meta-analysis of the included 7 studies, with more than 2000 patients, reinforced its association with poor outcome (pooled odds ratio: 2.474 [1.678-3.268]) and mortality (pooled OR: 2.569 [1.642-3.495]). We further review the current situation of the topic and next steps to implement these tools by clinicians.
Alejandro Bustamante; Teresa Garcia-Berrocoso; Victor Llombart; Alba Simats; Dolors Giralt; Joan Montaner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of neurotherapeutics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-8360     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Neurother     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129944     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Neurother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  -    
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