Neuroglobin has shown rich neuroprotective effects against cerebral ischemia and hypoxia, and therefore has the potential to impact outcomes after acute ischemic stroke. Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α is neuroprotective in several models of experimental brain injury and is increased in brain after acute cerebral infarction in humans and experimental animals.The investigators sought to examine the changes in serum neuroglobin and HIF-1α concentrations in patients with acute ischemic stroke during the initial 96-h period after stroke and assessed the relation between them and the relation of them to prognosis of such patients with acute ischemic stroke.
- Observation: Case-Only
- Perspective: Prospective
- Sampling: Probability Sample
The patient group comprised 24 male and 16 female. Their age ranged from 42 to 76 years. Locations of infarct, as evidenced by radiologic and neurologic symptoms or signs, included the territories of the middle cerebral artery (13 cases), the posterior cerebral artery (9 cases) the anterior cerebral artery (8 cases), vertebrobasilar area (7 cases), and watershed area (3 cases with cortical and subcortical low densities crossing typical vascular territories).
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Glasgow Outcome Scale scores||6 months||Yes|
|Primary||Modified Rankin Scale scores||3 months||Yes|