Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of cognitive dysfunction in carotid endarterectomy patients.

@article{Halazun2014NeutrophillymphocyteRA,
  title={Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of cognitive dysfunction in carotid endarterectomy patients.},
  author={Hadi Halazun and Joanna L. Mergeche and Kaitlin A Mallon and E Sander Connolly and Eric J. Heyer},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={768-73}
}
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammation has been implicated in the development of cognitive dysfunction following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a reliable measure of systemic inflammation. We hypothesize that patients with elevated preoperative NLR have increased risk of cognitive dysfunction 1 day after CEA. METHODS Five hundred fifty-one patients scheduled for CEA were enrolled at Columbia University in New York, NY from 1995 to 2012. NLR was retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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