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Post stroke depression (PSD) is one of the most common complications of ischemic stroke. At present, the underlying mechanisms are unclear, largely because there are no reliable, valid and reproducible animal models of PSD. Here we report a novel animal model of PSD that displays consistent and reliable clinical features of hemiplegic stroke. The animal(More)
Cystatin C (CysC) has been used as a renal function indicator and a strong predictor of cardiovascular events. In this study, we determined the prognostic value of serum CysC in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and examined its protective role on ischemic brain injury. First-ever stroke patients (601 cases) and control subjects (325 cases) were(More)
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