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Relationship between C-reactive protein and early activation of leukocytes indicated by leukocyte antisedimentation rate (LAR) in patients with acute cerebrovascular events.
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PMID:  20364064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and leukocyte antisedimentation rate (LAR) as a specific test to detect early activation of leukocytes providing the first line of defence against infections in ischemic stroke. In 49 patients with acute ischemic events and 61 healthy subjects (HS), we examined LAR, astroglia specific S100B indicating the extent of brain tissue damage and hsCRP within 6 hours, as well as 24 and 72 hours after onset of symptoms. Serum levels of hsCRP on admission was significantly higher in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) compared to HS and were higher in patients with recurrent to first ever ischemic stroke. Increased basal levels of hsCRP also correlated with severity of stroke and extent of infarct reflected by S100B levels in sera, but did not correlate with post-stroke infections. However, a higher rate of infection was observed among patients, in whom hsCRP was elevated at 72 hours but LAR did not increase. Therefore, such late elevation of hsCRP may indicate pre-clinical infections due to deficient leukocyte activation. Simple tests like LAR and hsCRP may help in predicting outcome and high risk of infectious complications.
Tihamer Molnar; Viktoria Papp; Miklos Banati; Laszlo Szereday; Gabriella Pusch; Laszlo Szapary; Lajos Bogar; Zsolt Illes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1875-8622     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Hemorheol. Microcirc.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-05     Completed Date:  2010-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709206     Medline TA:  Clin Hemorheol Microcirc     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Sedimentation
Brain Ischemia / blood*
C-Reactive Protein / metabolism*
Leukocytes / metabolism*
Middle Aged
Nerve Growth Factors / metabolism
Risk Factors
S100 Proteins / metabolism
Stroke / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nerve Growth Factors; 0/S-100 calcium-binding protein beta subunit; 0/S100 Proteins; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

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