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Vol 12, No 1-2 (2010)
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Published online: 2011-07-05
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Epidemiology and treatment of stroke in Pomeranian Province and Swietokrzyskie Province — data from Pomeranian Stroke Registry

Grzegorz Kozera, Kamil Chwojnicki, Piotr Sobolewski, Jan Stoiński, Waldemar Brola, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Walenty Michał Nyka w imieniu współpraco Mózgu
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2010;12(1-2):1-9.

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Vol 12, No 1-2 (2010)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2011-07-05

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Background. According to the research from 2004 about 4 thousand citizens of Pomeranian Province suffer from stroke every year. In 2009 the region was subject to a close epidemiological monitoring program as a part of Pomeranian Stroke Registry. The aim of this research is to present the update on epidemiological and clinical patients with acute cerebrovascular events, hospitalized in stroke units of Pomeranian Province, and to compare them to the patients hospitalized in stroke units of Świętokrzyskie Province.
Materials and methods. The analysis was carried out on a group of 3521 patients, and included etiology, clinical state, and applied therapeutic measures. The collected data were compared to the data of 1079 patients treated in stroke units of Świętokrzyskie Province.
Results. There were no signifficant differences in the two populations concerning the frequency of occurrence of a given stroke type. The statistical analysis showed that diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and smoking were more common among the patients of Pomeranian Province. In the both populations only 1/5 of the patients were hospitalized within 3 hours from the stroke onset. The proportion of the thrombolyzed patients in the Pomeranian Province was lower than in the Świętokrzyskie Province (2.9 vs 8.8%, p < 0.001). The mortality rate for the Pomeranian Province patients was lower and their functional state was better, compared with the patients from the Świętokrzyskie Province.
Conclusions. There are considerable differences between the stroke units patients of the Pomeranian Province and the Świętokrzyskie Province. The differences concern the prevalence of risk factors and implementation of the current guidelines for stroke management. Too few patients hospitalized within the time window for thrombolytic therapy as well as in-hospital delays limit the thrombolytic treatment in stroke units of the Pomeranian Province.
Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke 2010; 12 (1–2): 1–9

Abstract

Background. According to the research from 2004 about 4 thousand citizens of Pomeranian Province suffer from stroke every year. In 2009 the region was subject to a close epidemiological monitoring program as a part of Pomeranian Stroke Registry. The aim of this research is to present the update on epidemiological and clinical patients with acute cerebrovascular events, hospitalized in stroke units of Pomeranian Province, and to compare them to the patients hospitalized in stroke units of Świętokrzyskie Province.
Materials and methods. The analysis was carried out on a group of 3521 patients, and included etiology, clinical state, and applied therapeutic measures. The collected data were compared to the data of 1079 patients treated in stroke units of Świętokrzyskie Province.
Results. There were no signifficant differences in the two populations concerning the frequency of occurrence of a given stroke type. The statistical analysis showed that diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and smoking were more common among the patients of Pomeranian Province. In the both populations only 1/5 of the patients were hospitalized within 3 hours from the stroke onset. The proportion of the thrombolyzed patients in the Pomeranian Province was lower than in the Świętokrzyskie Province (2.9 vs 8.8%, p < 0.001). The mortality rate for the Pomeranian Province patients was lower and their functional state was better, compared with the patients from the Świętokrzyskie Province.
Conclusions. There are considerable differences between the stroke units patients of the Pomeranian Province and the Świętokrzyskie Province. The differences concern the prevalence of risk factors and implementation of the current guidelines for stroke management. Too few patients hospitalized within the time window for thrombolytic therapy as well as in-hospital delays limit the thrombolytic treatment in stroke units of the Pomeranian Province.
Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke 2010; 12 (1–2): 1–9
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Keywords

stroke; epidemiology; treatment; register

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Title

Epidemiology and treatment of stroke in Pomeranian Province and Swietokrzyskie Province — data from Pomeranian Stroke Registry

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 12, No 1-2 (2010)

Pages

1-9

Published online

2011-07-05

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2010;12(1-2):1-9.

Keywords

stroke
epidemiology
treatment
register

Authors

Grzegorz Kozera
Kamil Chwojnicki
Piotr Sobolewski
Jan Stoiński
Waldemar Brola
Tomasz Zdrojewski
Walenty Michał Nyka w imieniu współpraco Mózgu

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