Posted by: arisfil | February 28, 2008

Stroke Update

Intracerebral hemorrhage Hemorrhagic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemmorhage 

The proceedings of the International Stroke conference 2008 during February 20 – 22, in New Orleans, Louisiana, provided us with an interesting fact. Two independent researches, concerning the epidemiology of stroke, revealed an interesting parameter. The risk for in hospital mortality concerning strokes is statistically significant higher when they occur during after hours and weekends! 

The first study conducted by the team of the associate professor of neurology at Michigan State University, Matthew Reeves and revealed that these findings were related to the hemorrhagic strokes. The second study conducted by the team of the associate professor of neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Liebeskind. His team found that this strange increase in mortality was demonstrated in all stroke cases! These findings were also verified by similar findings from research groups in Canada and Europe.

The interesting fact is that the difference found is about 5% in the studied groups. So the change in a hospital’s management during weekends and after-hours could probably reverse this 5% factor!

studies presented at

International Stroke Conference: Abstracts P174, P540. February 20, 2008 and February 21, 2008.  

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