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Research Article

Plasma Osteoprotegerin Correlates with Stroke Severity and the Occurrence of Microembolic Signals in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

Table 2

Clinical characteristics of patients with NIHSS score of ≥6 and NIHSS score of <6.

VariablesNIHSS ()NIHSS () valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) value

Age (years)0.0891.023 (0.986-1.061)0.231
Gender, male, (%)23 (74.2)58 (60.4)0.1651.445 (0.517-4.049)0.483
Hypertension, (%)22 (71.0)76 (77.6)0.344
Diabetes, (%)10 (32.3)28 (29.2)0.744
CAD, (%)9 (29.0)17 (17.7)0.174
Smoking, (%)13 (41.9)53 (55.2)0.198
Alcohol consumption, (%)12 (38.7)50 (52.1)0.195
TG (mmol/l)0.996
TC (mmol/l)0.798
HDL (mmol/l)0.333
LDL (mmol/l)0.576
GLU (mmol/l)0.749
hs-CRP (mg/l)0.0261.015 (0.999-1.032)0.073
OPG (pg/ml)0.0011.001 (1.000-1.002)0.028
High-grade stenosis (), (%)14 (45.2)44 (45.8)0.948
MES-positive, (%)12 (38.7)20 (20.8)0.0461.137 (0.359-3.603)0.827

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