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Vol 4, No 1 (2002)
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Published online: 2002-11-26
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Dynamics of acute phase of ischemic stroke and initial computed tomography findings

Przemysław Nowacki, Lech Cyryłowski, Anna Bajer-Czajkowska, Danuta Nocoń, Jarosław Podbielski
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2002;4(1):9-13.

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Vol 4, No 1 (2002)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2002-11-26

Abstract

Surprisingly, there is a small number of papers on comparison of ischemic stroke course within its acute phase with initial stage of nervous tissue, assessed with neuroimaging. The aim of the study was to determine whether the dynamic of acute phase of ischemic stroke depends on earlier lesion of nervous tissue, including ischemic foci probably developed before present stroke, evaluated by computed tomography (CT) examination, and especially, whether the early CT changes might be a prognostic factor of the course of stroke in its acute phase.
The prospective study were done on 126 patients with ischemic stroke, divided in two groups: I - 69 individuals with reversible ischemic neurological deficit (RIND) and II - 57 patients with complete stroke (CS) or progressive stroke (PS).
It was found that probability of worse clinical course of stroke becomes involved per se by prior vascular lesion of the brain, visible on CT scans, including ischemic foci probably developed before the actual stroke. It also turned out that the size of ischemic foci on CT, and first of all, their the longest dimension appears to be the important risk factor of worse course of acute phase of ischemic stroke. The number of ischemic foci on CT scans does not involve the clinical course of stroke.

Abstract

Surprisingly, there is a small number of papers on comparison of ischemic stroke course within its acute phase with initial stage of nervous tissue, assessed with neuroimaging. The aim of the study was to determine whether the dynamic of acute phase of ischemic stroke depends on earlier lesion of nervous tissue, including ischemic foci probably developed before present stroke, evaluated by computed tomography (CT) examination, and especially, whether the early CT changes might be a prognostic factor of the course of stroke in its acute phase.
The prospective study were done on 126 patients with ischemic stroke, divided in two groups: I - 69 individuals with reversible ischemic neurological deficit (RIND) and II - 57 patients with complete stroke (CS) or progressive stroke (PS).
It was found that probability of worse clinical course of stroke becomes involved per se by prior vascular lesion of the brain, visible on CT scans, including ischemic foci probably developed before the actual stroke. It also turned out that the size of ischemic foci on CT, and first of all, their the longest dimension appears to be the important risk factor of worse course of acute phase of ischemic stroke. The number of ischemic foci on CT scans does not involve the clinical course of stroke.
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Keywords

ischemic stroke; acute phase; dynamism; computed tomography (CT); prognosis

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Title

Dynamics of acute phase of ischemic stroke and initial computed tomography findings

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 4, No 1 (2002)

Pages

9-13

Published online

2002-11-26

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2002;4(1):9-13.

Keywords

ischemic stroke
acute phase
dynamism
computed tomography (CT)
prognosis

Authors

Przemysław Nowacki
Lech Cyryłowski
Anna Bajer-Czajkowska
Danuta Nocoń
Jarosław Podbielski

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