Effect of nimodipine combined with atorvastatin calcium on microinflammation and oxidative stress levels in patients with cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage
Objective: To evaluate the effect of nimodipine combined with atorvastatin calcium on the micro inflammation and oxidative stress levels in patients with cerebral vasospasm (CVS) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and its clinical implications.
Methods: A total of 80 patients with CVS caused by SAH who had been admitted to Baoding First Central Hospital from August 2021 to August 2022 were selected and randomly divided into two groups. The control group underwent conventional symptomatic treatment, while the experimental group was administered nimodipine combined with atorvastatin calcium on the basis of conventional treatment. The changes in the micro inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress factors in the two groups were compared, as well as the differences in clinical efficacy and incidence of adverse drug reactions.
Results: After treatment, the levels of inflammatory cytokines in the experimental group decreased more significantly than those in the control group (p=0.00). After treatment, the serum levels of oxidative stress factors were obviously higher in the experimental group than in the control group (p=0.00). After treatment, the total efficacy was 77.5% in the experimental group and 55% in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (p=0.04).
Conclusions: Nimodipine combined with atorvastatin calcium could significantly improve the clinical symptoms in patients with CVS after SAH, which would be beneficial, safe, and effective for the patient’s recovery.
How to cite this: Gan N, Jia T, Tian N, Liu S, Cao S. Effect of nimodipine combined with atorvastatin calcium on microinflammation and oxidative stress levels in patients with cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Pak J Med Sci. 2023;39(2):434-438. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.39.2.6721
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