Incidence and clinical correlates of increased serum creatine kinase levels in persons with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Incidence and clinical correlates of increased serum creatine kinase levels in persons with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45953.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 25, issue 3, pp 156-160
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Abstract:
Paper describes the incidence and correlates of abnormal creatine kinase (CPK) levels in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Elevated levels of CPK are found in various neuromuscular conditions as a result of muscle damage and necrosis. Laboratory tests results for 581 individuals with chronic SCI were reviewed. Seventy-three percent of the subjects had CPK values within 95 percent confidence intervals of able-bodied individuals. The highest levels were seen in African Americans. Significant correlations were found between CPK and impairment group, gender, duration of injury, body mass index, and ethnic group.
Author(s):
Szlachic, Yaga; Adkins, Rodney H.; Waters, Robert L.; Govindarajan, Sugantha; Wang, Jiangnan; Yee, Florence; Greenwood, John
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