Hachimi-Idrissi S

Hachimi-Idrissi S
Ghent University Hospital,
De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent

  • Research Article
    The Link between Early Biomarker Analysis and the Neurological Outcome in Stroke Patients
    Author(s): De Waele S and Hachimi-Idrissi SDe Waele S and Hachimi-Idrissi S

    Stroke patients have an uncertain prognosis. It has been postulated that biomarkers’ concentrations upon admission could be linked to the neurological outcome. This meta-analysis reviewed the literature and collected data for 65 biomarkers. To increase power of evidence, only biomarkers who were: • Significant in the meta-analysis, • Reported by two or more studies conducted by different authors, • Displaying more than 300 patients and • Displaying less or equal to 60% heterogeneity were retained. Eight biomarkers were found to be relevant; TNFα, white blood cell count, non-fasting glucose, GPT, D-dimer, fT3, cortisol and MRproANP. These except for GPT and fT3 show the same trend: a low concentration at admission is linked to a good outcome. For GPT and fT3 the reverse was observed; a low concentration i.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6607.1000219

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