Impact of serum omentin-1 levels on functional prognosis in nondiabetic patients with ischemic stroke.

Impact of serum omentin-1 levels on functional prognosis in nondiabetic patients with ischemic stroke. Am J Transl Res. 2019;11(3):1854-1863 Authors: Wu DM, Wang S, Wen X, Han XR, Wang YJ, Shen M, Fan SH, Zhang ZF, Shan Q, Li MQ, Hu B, Lu J, Chen GQ, Zheng YL Abstract OBJECTIVE: Omentin-1, an adipokine released from visceral fat tissue, is associated with diabetes and stroke. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of serum omentin-1 levels on functional prognosis in nondiabetic patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS: From March 2016 to December 2017, consecutive patients with first-ever ischemic stroke admitted to our hospital, China, were recorded. Functional impairment was evaluated at 3-month after admission using the modified Rankin scale (mRS). Uni-and multivariate analyses with Cox proportional hazard regression was used for assessing the relationship between serum level of omentin-1 and functional outcome. RESULTS: We recorded 209 stroke patients, 52 of them (24.9%) experienced as poor functional outcome. The obtained omentin-1 level in patients with poor outcome was lower than in those patients with good outcome [100.8 (80.9-131.6) ng/ml vs. 137.6 (IQR, 106.1-171.5) ng/ml; Z=4.692; P
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