标题： Effects of dl-3-n-butylphthalide on serum VEGF and bFGF levels in acute cerebral infarction.
作者： Tang, S-C; Luo, C-J; Zhang, K-H; Li, K; Fan, X-H; Ning, L-P; Xue, P
作者机构：[ Tang, S-C; Tang SC] Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong Province, 更多
来源： European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
摘要： OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of dl-3-n-Butylphthalide (NBP) on patients with acute cerebral infarction (ACI) and its effects on levels of serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 160 ACI patients treated in our hospital who met the criteria were selected and randomly divided into treatment group (n=80, including 42 males and 38 females) and control group (n=80, including 40 males and 40 females). The control group was treated with routine drug therapy, while the treatment group was treated with butylphthalide on this basis. The curative effect was evaluated using the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and the Activity of Daily Life Scale (ADL Scale). The levels of the two factors in serum were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and the changes in the levels of the two factors in serum at different time points before and after treatment were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: After treatment, the levels of the two factors in serum in both groups were significantly increased compared with those before treatment (p<0.05), and the increase in treatment group was more significant than that in control group (p<0.05). The scores of ADL scale in both groups were significantly increased after treatment compared with those before treatment, and the increase in treatment group was more significant than that in control group (p<0.05). The scores of NIHSS in both groups were significantly decreased compared with those before treatment, and the decrease in treatment group was more significant than that in control group (p<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: NBP can improve the expressions of VEGF and bFGF in serum of ACI patients, and its effect is superior to that of conventional drugs.