Lp-PLA2 as a risk factor of early neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke with TOAST type of large arterial atherosclerosis.

Lp-PLA2 as a risk factor of early neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke with TOAST type of large arterial atherosclerosis. Neurol Res. 2018 Oct 08;:1-8 Authors: Wang Y, Hu S, Ren L, Lei Z, Lan T, Cai J, Li C Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is a well-known risk factor of atherosclerotic vascular diseases. Nevertheless, its role in the acute phase of ischemic stroke is still unclear. The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between Lp-PLA2 levels and early neurological deterioration (END) in acute ischemic stroke patients with Trial of Org 10 172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) subtype of large arterial atherosclerosis (LAA). METHODS: We enrolled Chinese patients with first ever acute ischemic stroke admitted to Neurology Department of Shenzhen Second People's Hospital within 48 h from onset of symptoms during January - November 2015. Demographic and laboratory information were collected while END was defined as an increase in the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale score by ≥ 1 point in motor power, or ≥ 2 points in the total score within 10 days after admission. RESULTS: Overall 181 patients were involved; END was diagnosed in 30 patients within 10 days after admission. The odds ratio for END increased with increasing levels of Lp-PLA2 (intermediate level, OR = 1.96, 95%CI 1.02-4.27, p = 0.041; high level, OR = 2...
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