EVALUATION OF SERUM NEURAL SPECIFIC ENOLASE DURING THE FIRST 72 HOURS AFTER ICU ADMISSION AS A PROGNOSTIC INDICATOR IN POST-CARDIAC ARREST SYNDROME
Giovanni Babini 1
Salvatore Alongi 2
Alberto Sicignano 2
Antonio Pesenti 1,2
1 Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
2 Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
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Background. Serum neural specific enolase (NSE) is a biomarker currently used to define the extent of neurological injury in patients that are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest. NSE over 33 µg/l at 48-72 h from intensive care unit (ICU) admission has been proposed…