Associations of Inflammatory and Haemostatic Biomarkers with Poor Outcome in Acute Ischaemic Stroke

Welsh, P., Barber, M., Langhorne, P., Rumley, A., Lowe, G. and Stott, D. (2009) Associations of Inflammatory and Haemostatic Biomarkers with Poor Outcome in Acute Ischaemic Stroke. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 27(3), pp. 247-253. (doi:10.1159/000196823)

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Abstract

Background: Many inflammatory and haemostatic biomarkers show associations with acute ischaemic stroke outcome, but few studies compare a large range of markers. Methods: We assessed clinical status and 16 biomarkers within 24 h of onset in 180 consecutive acute ischaemic stroke patients. Results: A total of 94 patients had a poor outcome (dead or dependent at 30 days). C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-6, and fibrin D-dimer showed the strongest univariate associations with poor outcome (>2-fold increase; p < 0.01). When all biomarkers were included with clinical variables in a multivariable model, only D-dimer (OR 1.54; 95% CI 1.09-2.17), CRP (OR 1.31; 95% CI 1.03-1.68) and Scandinavian Stroke Scale (OR 0.91; 95% CI 0.88-0.95) were associated with poor outcome. Conclusions: D-dimer and CRP are independently associated with poor outcome in acute ischaemic stroke. More data is required to expand our understanding of these potential relationships with outcome.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rumley, Dr Ann and Langhorne, Professor Peter and Welsh, Dr Paul and Lowe, Professor Gordon and Stott J, Professor David
Authors: Welsh, P., Barber, M., Langhorne, P., Rumley, A., Lowe, G., and Stott, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Cerebrovascular Diseases

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