CLINICAL RESEARCH
The diagnostic value of circulating miR-532-5p in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and its predictive significance for the occurrence of cerebral ischaemic events
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Department of Neurosurgery, Binzhou Medical University Hospital, Binzhou, Shandong 256603, China
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Bincheng Municipal Hospital, Binzhou, Shandong 256600, China
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Department of Intensive Medicine, Binzhou People’s Hospital, Binzhou, Shandong 256600, China
Submission date: 2019-12-04
Final revision date: 2020-02-04
Acceptance date: 2020-02-22
Online publication date: 2020-07-03
 
 
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Introduction:
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are widely identified as promi¬sing and novel biomarkers for the diagnosis of human diseases. This study investigated the clinical value of miR-532-5p for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) patients and detected its predictive value for the occurrence of future cerebral ischaemic events (CIE).

Material and methods:
Serum expression of miR-532-5p was measured using qRT-PCR. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was performed to evaluate the diagnostic value of miR-532-5p in asymptomatic CAS patients, and the area under the curve (AUC) was calculated. The predictive value of miR-532-5p for the occurrence of CIE was evaluated by using Kaplan-Meier methods and Cox regression analysis.

Results:
Serum expression of miR-532-5p was identified to be significantly decreased in CAS patients compared with healthy controls. The ROC curve with an AUC of 0.903 indicated high diagnostic accuracy of serum miR-532-5p expression in asymptomatic CAS patients. As Kaplan-Meier analysis results suggested, more CIE events were observed in cases with low miR-532-5p expression. Low miR-532-5p and high degree of carotid stenosis were independent factors for the occurrence of CIE in asymptomatic CAS patients.

Conclusions:
The study suggests the potential clinical value of miR-532-5p for the early diagnosis of asymptomatic CAS patients. MiR-532-5p might have predictive value for the risk of future CIE in asymptomatic CAS patients.

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