Neurology International 2016; volume 8:6310

Diagnostic value of D-dimer’s serum level in Iranian patients with cerebral venous thrombosis Leila Hashami,1 Vahid Rakhshan,2 Hoda Karimian,3 Mehdi Moghaddasi1 1Department

of Neurology, Rasool Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran; 2Department of Dental Anatomy and Morphology, Dental Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran; 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a longterm debilitating vascular brain disease with high morbidity and mortality. It may be associated with rise in D-dimer level. The aim of this study was to examine this potential association and identify the critical D-dimer cut-off level corresponding to increase the risk of CVT. This case-control study was conducted on two groups of patients with and without CVT attending the Rasool Akram Hospital (Iran) during 2014 and 2015. D-dimer levels were measured by the rapid sensitive D-dimer assay. Data were analyzed by Spearman’s correlation coefficient test, independent-samples t-test, backward-selection multiple linear regression and multiple binary logistic regression analyses. Sensitivity-specificity tests were used to detect D-dimer cut-off for CVT. Differences between the D-dimer levels of the case and control groups were significant (P

Diagnostic Value of D-Dimer's Serum Level in Iranian Patients with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis.

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a long-term debilitating vascular brain disease with high morbidity and mortality. It may be associated with rise ...
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