Mol Neurobiol DOI 10.1007/s12035-015-9310-3

Neopterin as a Predictor of Functional Outcome and Mortality in Chinese Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Xianwei Zeng 1 & Guoqing Zhang 1 & Bin Yang 1 & Bo Zhang 1 & Linpeng Zhang 1 & Ying Ni 1 & Chen Liu 1 & Yumeng Luo 1

Received: 11 May 2015 / Accepted: 18 June 2015 # Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Abstract Immune responses and inflammation play an important role in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. We therefore evaluated the 6-month prognostic value of early measurement of serum neopterin levels, a marker of inflammation and immune system activation, in Chinese patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Consecutive AIS patients admitted to the emergency department were identified. Clinical information was collected. Serum concentration of neopterin and NIH stroke scale (NIHSS) were measured at the time of admission. Functional outcome was measured by modified Rankin scale (mRS) 6 months after admission. Multivariate analyses were performed using logistic regression models. During the inclusion period, 312 patients with first-ever AIS were included and 290 completed follow-up. The results indicated that the serum neopterin levels were significantly (P

Neopterin as a Predictor of Functional Outcome and Mortality in Chinese Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Immune responses and inflammation play an important role in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. We therefore evaluated the 6-month prognostic value o...
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