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Table 5 Correlation between the serum level neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and the clinical severity of stroke (NIHSS) among the patients (n = 37)

From: Validity of neuron-specific enolase as a prognostic tool in acute ischemic stroke in adults at Suez Canal University Hospital

NIHSS NSE at presentation
rs p
Total 0.737 0.000*
No death 0.685 0.03*
Death 0.853 0.000*
  1. rs, Spearman coefficient; NSE, neuron-specific enolase; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale
  2. *Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05