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Gender differences in acute stroke: Istanbul medical school stroke registry.
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PMID:  21483112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate gender differences in Turkish stroke patients.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Demographics, risk factors, clinical and etiologic subtypes, laboratory findings, clinical course, and in-hospital prognosis of 1 522 patients with ischemic stroke (IS) and 320 patients with intracerebral hemorrhage prospectively registered in the Istanbul Medical School Stroke Registry (1994-2004) were analyzed separately.
RESULTS: The mean age of IS patients was higher in females (n : 751) (P<0.0001). In males, smoking, ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, posterior circulation syndromes, and strokes due to large-artery atherosclerosis were more common (P<0.0001 for each). Prestroke disability, atrial fibrillation (P<0.0001), hypertension (P=0.041), modified Rankin Scale (mRS) 3-5 at admission (P<0.0001), total anterior circulation syndrome (P<0.0001), and cardioembolic stroke (P<0.0001) were more frequent in females. Female gender was an independent predictor of poor outcome (mRS 3-6).
CONCLUSION: Gender differences were observed exclusively in patients with IS. Although our patients were younger than those reported, gender differences were similar.
Nil Fer Yesilot; Bahar Aksay Koyuncu; Oguzhan Coban; Rezzan Tuncay; Sara Zarko Bahar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology India     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0028-3886     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol India     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-12     Completed Date:  2011-07-05     Revised Date:  2011-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042005     Medline TA:  Neurol India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School, Edip Aktin Stroke Unit, Capa, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Ischemia / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Physician's Practice Patterns
Prospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Factors
Stroke / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Treatment Outcome

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