Prognostic molecular markers for motor recovery in acute hemorrhagic stroke: A systematic review

Jean Alex Matos Ribeiro, Luisa Fernanda García-Salazar, Cássia Regina Saade-Pacheco, Érika Shirley Moreira Silva, Simone Garcia Oliveira, Ana Flávia Silveira, Adriana Sanches Garcia-Araújo, Thiago Luiz Russo

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Background and aims: Molecular biomarkers are associated with poor prognosis in ischemic stroke individuals. However, it might not be generalizable to post-acute hemorrhagic stroke since the underlying mechanisms of this brain damage differ from those found in ischemic stroke. The main purpose of this review was to synthesize the potential predictive molecular biomarkers for motor recovery following acute hemorrhagic stroke. Materials and methods: An electronic search was conducted by 2 independent reviewers in the following databases: PubMed (Medline), EMBASE, Web of Science, and CINAHL. We included studies that addressed the following: collected blood, urine, or cerebrospinal fluid samples within 72 h after hemorrhagic stroke and that reported the prognostic association with functional motor recovery for each molecular biomarker. Screening of titles, abstracts, and full texts and data extraction were undertaken independently by pairs of reviewers. Results: Twelve thousand, five hundred and sixty-four studies were identified and 218 were considered eligible. Finally, we included 70 studies, with 96 biomarkers analyzed, of which 61 were considered as independent prognostic biomarkers, and 10 presented controversial results. Conclusion: This systematic review shows that motor functional recovery can be predicted by 61 independent prognostic molecular biomarkers assessed in the acute phase after a hemorrhagic stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-60
Number of pages16
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
StatePublished - Nov 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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