Cerebrospinal fluid creatine kinase activity and neurologic recovery after cardiac arrest

W. T. Longstreth, Kathleen J. Clayson, Wayne L. Chandler, S. Mark Sumi

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Abstract

We evaluated prospectively the relation between cerebrospinal fluid creatine kinase activity (CSF CK) and neurologic recovery after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Without knowledge of the enzyme results, we determined whether patients awoke, followed commands, or had comprehensible speech. CSF CK was significantly higher in never-awakening than in awakening patients. After cardiac arrest, elevation of CSF CK predicts poor neurologic recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-837
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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