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Subarachnoid haemorrhage induces an inflammatory response followed by a delayed persisting increase in asymmetric dimethylarginine.
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PMID:  22939167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective. Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is associated with an inflammatory systemic response and cardiovascular complications. Asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, mediates vasoconstriction and might contribute to cerebral vasoconstriction and cardiovascular complications after SAH. ADMA is also involved in inflammation and induces endothelial dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether and how CRP (marker for systemic inflammation) and ADMA increased in patients during the acute phase (first week) after SAH. The ADMA level was also assessed in the patients in a non-acute phase (three months), and in healthy controls. Methods. A prospective study of 20 patients with aneurysmal SAH. ADMA and CRP were followed daily during the first week after SAH and a follow up sample for ADMA was obtained 3 months later. A single blood sample for ADMA was collected from age- and sex-matched healthy controls (n = 40, two for each case). Results. CRP increased significantly from day 2; 16 (Confidence interval (CI) 10-23) mg/L to day 4; 84 (CI 47-120) mg/L, (p < 0.01). ADMA increased significantly from day 2; 0.22 (CI 0.17-0.27) µmol/L, to day 7; 0.37 (CI 0.21-0.54) µmol/L, p < 0.01. ADMA remained elevated at a 3-month follow-up: 0.36 (CI 0.31-0.42) µmol/L. ADMA in the first sample from the patients (day 1-3); 0.25 (CI 0.19-0.30) µmol/L, was not different from ADMA in matched healthy controls; 0.25 (CI 0.20-0.31), p > 0.05. Conclusion. After SAH, CRP and ADMA in serum increased significantly during the first week and ADMA remained elevated 3 months later.
Marie Rodling-Wahlström; Magnus Olivecrona; Lars-Owe D Koskinen; Silvana Naredi; Magnus Hultin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-7686     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404375     Medline TA:  Scand J Clin Lab Invest     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.
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