Infection after Acute Ischemic Stroke: Risk Factors, Biomarkers, and Outcome

@inproceedings{Wartenberg2011InfectionAA,
  title={Infection after Acute Ischemic Stroke: Risk Factors, Biomarkers, and Outcome},
  author={Katja Elfriede Wartenberg and Anett Stoll and Andreas Funk and Andreas Meyer and J. Michael Schmidt and Joerg Berrouschot},
  booktitle={Stroke research and treatment},
  year={2011}
}
Background. The activation of inflammatory cascades triggered by ischemic stroke may play a key role in the development of infections. Methods. Patients admitted with ischemic stroke within 24 hours were prospectively enrolled. Biomarkers of infection were measured on days 1, 3, and 5. The patients were continuously monitored for predefined infections. Results. Patients with infection were older (OR 1.06 per year, 95% CI 1.01-1.11) and had a higher National Institute of Health Stroke Scale… CONTINUE READING
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