Abstract:Background. Cerebral aneurysms are relatively common in adults, with a prevalence ranging between 1% and 5%. Subarachnoid hemorrhage, following aneurismal rupture, is a major cause of death and disability in these patients. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) seem to be involved in the pathogenesis and in the clinical course of aneurysms. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between tissue and plasma levels of MMP-9 and NGAL in patient with ruptured an… Show more
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