Persistent inflammatory response in stroke survivors.

  title={Persistent inflammatory response in stroke survivors.},
  author={N B Beamer and Bruce M. Coull and Wayne M. Clark and Dennis P Briley and Michelle L Wynn and Gary J. Sexton},
  volume={50 6},
OBJECTIVE Goals were to determine how long acute-phase markers remain elevated after ischemic stroke and how marker levels relate to stroke risk factors, stroke mechanism, and subsequent vascular events. METHODS Fibrinogen (FIB), C-reactive protein (CRP), leukocytes (WBC), neutrophils (PMN), interleukin-6, and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist were measured at stroke onset and at 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year after enrollment, or until a vascular event occurred in 136 acute ischemic stroke… CONTINUE READING