Predicts a Malignant Course of Infarction in Patients With Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion

@inproceedings{Foerch2004PredictsAM,
  title={Predicts a Malignant Course of Infarction in Patients With Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion},
  author={Christian Foerch and Bettina Otto and O C Singer and Tobias Neumann-Haefelin and Bernard Yan and Joachim Berkefeld and Helmuth H. Steinmetz and Matthias Sitzer},
  year={2004}
}
Background and Purpose—Early predictors of infarct volume may improve therapeutic decisions in patients with acute cerebral ischemia. We investigated whether measurements of serum astroglial protein S100B can predict a malignant course of infarction in acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. Methods—We included 51 patients (24 women, mean age 69.1 12.4 years) admitted within 6 hours after stroke symptom onset caused by proximal MCA occlusion, as shown by magnetic resonance angiography (n… CONTINUE READING