Cortisol axis abnormalities early after stroke--relationships to cytokines and leptin.

@article{Johansson2000CortisolAA,
  title={Cortisol axis abnormalities early after stroke--relationships to cytokines and leptin.},
  author={Annika Johansson and Bo Ahr{\'e}n and Birgitta N{\"a}sman and Kjell A M Carlstr{\"o}m and Tommy Olsson},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={247 2},
  pages={179-87}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationships between circulating levels of proinflammatory cytokines and adrenocortical hormones and leptin early after stroke. DESIGN Blood samples were collected four times daily the first two days after stroke, twice daily the next 4 days and four times at day 7. Cognitive function and functional outcome was measured at admittance and at day 7. SETTING Consecutive inclusion of patients admitted to the stroke unit at Umeâ University Hospital. SUBJECTS Eight men… CONTINUE READING
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