Journal article

Peripheral inflammatory and neurotrophic biomarkers of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis

Emre Bora

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is associated with significant cognitive impairment. However, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia remain unclear. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are among the most commonly investigated peripheral markers of cognition in schizophrenia. METHODS: A systematic review in PubMed and Scopus databases was performed until 31 January 2019 to assess the relationship between cognitive impairment, CRP and BDNF levels in schizophrenia. A random-effects meta-analysis was conducted. RESULTS: Current meta-analysis included 21 studies including 2449 patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. ..

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