Cerebral interstitial matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in patients following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)

Asita Sarrafzadeh, Jean-Christophe Copin, Karl Schaller, Philippe Bijlenga, Peter Vajkoczy & Yvan Gasche
Objective: MMP-9 is involved in the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke and might play a role in delayed ischemic injury due to vasospasm in SAH patients. The aim of this pilot study, was to determine de value of brain MMP-9 in SAH patients. Methods: Bedside microdialysis was performed in 11 SAH patients[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]