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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC060716

Serum albumin levels as a predictor of the functional outcome of ischemic stroke patients: A prospective study.

 Santiago, Ma Cymbeli,
 Lim, Sandra Mae P

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OBJECTIVE: To determine if albumin levels have a predictive role in the functional outcome of ischemic stroke patients

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study

STUDY POPULATION: First-ever ischemic stroke patients aged 18 to 80 years old, with symptoms persisting beyond 24 hours, who have serum albumin levels measured within 12 to 36 hours

METH0DOLOGY: Based on chart reviews, patients were selected in accordance with the study protocols inclusion and exclusion criteria. Ischemic strokes were confirmed by either cranial MRI or CT scan results. NIHSS scores on admission and upon discharge were recorded. Serum albumin levels within 12 to 36 hours of symptom onset were likewise documented. Functional outcomes two months after the stroke were documented by telephone interviews employing the modified Rankin Scale. Analysis was done using regression analysis.

RESULTS: There is a negative correlation between the MRS scores and serum albumin levels, indicating that hypoalbuminemia portends a poor functional outcome. (Author)

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The Philippine Journal of Neurology
Publication Date
November- 2005
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