A study of clinical presentation and radiological features of stroke patients in a tertiary care center at Karwar Institute of Medical Sciences, Karwar, Uttar Kannada District, Karnataka
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 880-886
AbstractBackground: Acute stroke is one of the major cause of disability and death in India. Imaging
plays an important role in identification of cause and decision making in appropriate
treatment plan. The management of stroke differs in different types of stroke. Early diagnosis
aid in the effective management and thus reducing the disability and death. Hence the study
was undertaken to study the clinical and radiological features on the stroke patient at KRIMS
Hospital. Karwar Karnataka.
Methodology: This is a retrospective hospital based study of 250 stroke patients admitted in
a tertiary care hospital, at Karwar institute of medical sciences Karwar during a period of one
year from1st January 2020 to 31st December. A sample size of 250 stroke patients records
found in the record section analysed, considering clinical presentations and radiological
features as entered in the case records.
Results: Stoke incidence increased with increasing age after 50 years. Hemiplegia was the
most common clinical feature found in 132(52.8%) patients and males were predominant
(74.8%). 207(82.8%) had ischemic stroke and 43 (17.2%) had hemorrhagic stroke. Frontal
and parietal areas of brain were affected in both types.
Conclusion: Early identification of clinical features and radiologic features play an important
role in decision making for appropriate management protocol of stroke patients.
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