Interrelationship Between Serum and Cerebrospinal Fluid Enzymes in Comatose Patients

  • P. Martens
  • A. Mullie
  • M. Bourgeois
Conference paper

Abstract

In patients who are comatose following a cardiac arrest, it has been recommended that the measurement of creatine kinase BB isoenzyme CK-BB, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected 48 h after the arrest can assist in the decision of whether to continue therapy. Recently, measurement of serum neurone- specific enolase (NSE) 24 h after arrest has also been advocated for the same purpose. The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of serum NSE with CSF enzyme levels in diagnosing reversible brain injury.

Keywords

Creatine Cerebro 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Martens
  • A. Mullie
  • M. Bourgeois

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