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Nonrelevant Cerebral Atherosclerosis is a Strong Prognostic Factor in Acute Cerebral Infarction

Title
Nonrelevant Cerebral Atherosclerosis is a Strong Prognostic Factor in Acute Cerebral Infarction
Authors
Jinkwon Kim;Tae-Jin Song;Ji Hoe Heo;Young Dae Kim;Hyo Suk Nam;Chung Mo Nam;Hye Sun Lee;Dongbeom Song
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
Stroke
ISSN
0039-2499
Citation
Stroke, Vol.44(7) : 2013~2015, 2013
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We investigated whether the presence of nonrelevant cerebral atherosclerosis (NRCA) had prognostic value in patients with acute stroke. METHODS: We compared prognosis in 780 consecutive patients with first-ever acute cerebral infarction who underwent cerebral angiography and diffusion-weighted MRI. RESULTS: NRCA was present in 267 patients (34.2%). Multivariate analysis demonstrated that the presence of NRCA was independently associated with less improvement in National Institute of Health Stroke Scale score during the first 7 days (P=0.004), and a poor functional outcome (modified Rankin Scale score >2) after 3 months (odds ratio, 2.51; 95% confidence interval, 1.55-4.07). An increase in burden count of NRCA was also associated with poor outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: The presence and burden count of NRCA were associated with poor neurological outcomes in patients with acute cerebral infarction.
URI
http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/44/7/2013.long

http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/88313
DOI
10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.001111
Appears in Collections:
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Neurology
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Yonsei Biomedical Research Center
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Preventive Medicine
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