Journal article

Association of copeptin, a surrogate marker of arginine vasopressin, with cerebral vasospasm and delayed ischemic neurologic deficit after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

Sandra J Fernandez, Ibraham Barakat, James Ziogas, Tony Frugier, Stanley S Stylli, John D Laidlaw, Andrew H Kaye, Alexios A Adamides

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY | AMER ASSOC NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVEDelayed ischemic neurological deficit (DIND) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Arginine vasopressin (AVP) is a hormone released by the posterior pituitary. It is known to cause cerebral vasoconstriction and has been implicated in hyponatremia secondary to the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. Direct measurement of AVP is limited by its short half-life. Copeptin, a cleavage product of the AVP precursor protein, was therefore used as a surrogate marker for AVP. This study aimed to investigate the temporal relationship between changes in copeptin concentrations and episodes of DIND and hyponatremia.MET..

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