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Aim: Insulin resistance has effects on the coagulation system, which is important in the acute phase of infarct. We examined the relationships between insulin resistance, hemostatic markers and stroke severity in acute ischemic stroke patients. Methods: Protein C (PC), protein S (PS), fibrinogen, von Willebrand factor and antithrombin III (AT III) were studied in 75 acute ischemic stroke patients with and without insulin resistance. Results: The PC and PS levels of insulin-resistant patients were significantly lower than those of non-insulin-resistant patients (
87 +/- 19.23 vs. 97.89 +/- 13.3%, p = 0.007;
84.75 +/- 15.72 vs. 93.21 +/- 15.02%, p = 0.02), and both of the anticoagulants were correlated with the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA; r = -0.339, p = 0.003 and r = -0.481, p = 0.000, respectively). Additionally, the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score correlated negatively with PS (r = -0.329, p = 0.004) and AT III levels (r = -0.235, p = 0.04). The parameters with positive correlations with NIHSS were fibrinogen (r = 0.270, p = 0.019), fasting glucose (r = 0.358, p = 0.008) and HOMA (r = 0.286, p = 0.013). Conclusions: The significant associations between insulin resistance and hemostatic markers may be relevant to stroke severity by causing a procoagulant tendency in acute ischemic stroke.
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: European neurology
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Diminished effectiveness of INSULIN in lowering blood sugar levels: requiring the use of 200 units or more of insulin per day to prevent HYPERGLYCEMIA or KETOSIS. It can be caused by the presence of INSULIN ANTIBODIES or the abnormalities in insulin receptors (RECEPTOR, INSULIN) on target cell surfaces. It is often associated with OBESITY; DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS; INFECTION; and certain rare conditions. (from Stedman, 25th ed)
THIAZOLES with two keto oxygens. Members are insulin-sensitizing agents which overcome INSULIN RESISTANCE by activation of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma).
Enzyme that is a major constituent of kidney brush-border membranes and is also present to a lesser degree in the brain and other tissues. It preferentially catalyzes cleavage at the amino group of hydrophobic residues of the B-chain of insulin as well as opioid peptides and other biologically active peptides. The enzyme is inhibited primarily by EDTA, phosphoramidon, and thiorphan and is reactivated by zinc. Neprilysin is identical to common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA Antigen), an important marker in the diagnosis of human acute lymphocytic leukemia. There is no relationship with CALLA PLANT.
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