Excessive release of endogenous neuropeptide Y into cerebrospinal fluid after treatment of spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage and its possible impact on self-reported neuropsychological performance - results of a prospective clinical pilot study on good-grade patients.

DISCUSSION: To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to correlate the levels of endogenous NPY in supratentorial CSF with cognitive outcome in good-grade sSAH patients. Excessive NPY release into CSF may have a short-term influence on the pathogenesis of neuropsychological deficits. The impact of cerebrovascular manipulation on NPY release has to be further elucidated. ABBREVIATIONS: ANOVA: analysis of variance; aSAH: aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage; AUC: area under the curve; CBF: cerebral blood flow; CSF: cerebrospinal fluid; CT (scan): computed tomography (scan); CV: cerebral vasospasm; DIND: delayed ischemic neurological deficit; DSA: digital subtraction angiography; EIA: enzyme immunoassay; EV: endovascular aneurysm occlusion; EVD: external ventricular drainage; FU: 6-month follow-up; GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale; Ghp: general health perceptions; GOS: Glasgow Outcome Scale; h: hour/s; HH: Hunt and Hess; ICU: intensive care unit; ISR: ICD-10-Symptom-Rating questionnaire; MCS: mental component summary; Mhi: general mental health; min: minute/s; min-max: minimum - maximum; ml: millilitre; mRS: modified Ranking Scale; MS: microsurgical clipping, microsurgical aneurysm occlusion; ng: nanograms; no. [n]: number; NPY: Neuropeptide Y; p: p value; Pain: bodily pain; PCS: physical component summary; Pfi: physical functioning; pSAH: perimesencephalic subarachnoid haemorrhage; PTSD: posttraumatic stress disorder; QoL: quality of life; Rawhtran: health transition item...
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