Prognostic value of plasma neuroendocrine biomarkers in patients with acute ischaemic stroke.

@article{Tu2013PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of plasma neuroendocrine biomarkers in patients with acute ischaemic stroke.},
  author={W Tu and Xiang Da Eric Dong and S-j Zhao and D Yang and Hong Chen},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={771-8}
}
Inflammation and activation of the neuroendocrine systems comprise important aspects of stroke pathophysiology. The present study investigated whether baseline plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), cortisol and copeptin levels on admission can predict short-term outcomes and mortality after acute ischaemic stroke. The study group consisted of 189 patients who had their first acute ischaemic stroke. Plasma levels of BNP, NT-proBNP, cortisol… CONTINUE READING