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C-reactive protein levels following standard neurosurgical procedures

Bengzon, Johan LU ; Grubb, Anders LU ; Bune, A; Hellström, K; Lindström, Veronica LU and Brandt, Lennart LU (2003) In Acta Neurochirurgica 145(8). p.667-671
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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C-reactive protein, postoperative, neurosurgery
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Acta Neurochirurgica
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145
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8
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Springer
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10.1007/s00701-003-0083-5
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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.},
  author       = {Bengzon, Johan and Grubb, Anders and Bune, A and Hellström, K and Lindström, Veronica and Brandt, Lennart},
  issn         = {0001-6268},
  keyword      = {C-reactive protein,postoperative,neurosurgery},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {667--671},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Acta Neurochirurgica},
  title        = {C-reactive protein levels following standard neurosurgical procedures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-003-0083-5},
  volume       = {145},
  year         = {2003},
}