C-reactive protein levels following standard neurosurgical procedures

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Abstract

Background. The aim of the present study was to establish the magnitude and time-course of C-reactive protein increases following routine neurosurgical procedures in the absence of clinical and laboratory signs of infection. Method. C-reactive protein levels were studied daily following ventriculo-peritoneal shunt implantation, anterior cervical fusion, vestibular schwannoma operation, supratentorial glioma surgery, endovascular intracranial aneurysm treatment and open cerebral aneurysm surgery. Findings. The magnitude of the C-reactive protein increase depended on the extent of surgical trauma and peak-levels were recorded between postoperative day one and four after which the levels tapered off. Interpretation. Increases occur-ring after the fourth postoperative day are likely to be caused by complications of surgery, e.g. infection.

Detaljer

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Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Kirurgi
  • Läkemedelskemi
  • Neurologi
  • Farmakologi och toxikologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)667-671
TidskriftActa Neurochirurgica
Volym145
Utgivningsnummer8
StatusPublished - 2003
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa