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Dehydration in hospital admitted stroke patients: detection, frequency and association.

  Background and Purpose—We aimed to determine the frequency of dehydration, risk factors, and associations with outcomes at hospital discharge after stroke.

Methods—We linked clinical data from stroke patients in 2 prospective hospital registers with routine blood urea and creatinine results. Dehydration was defined by a blood urea-to-creatinine ratio >80.

Results—Of 2591 patients registered, 1606 (62%) were dehydrated at some point during their admission. Independent risk factors for dehydration included older age, female gender, total anterior circulation syndrome, and prescribed diuretics (all P

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2011

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

  • DOI:

    10.1161/​STROKEAHA.111.640821

  • ISSN:

    0039-2499

  • Library of Congress:

    RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616.81 Stroke

Citation

Rowat, A. M., Graham, C. & Dennis, M. S. (2011). Dehydration in hospital admitted stroke patients: detection, frequency and association. Stroke. 43, 857-859. doi:10.1161/​STROKEAHA.111.640821. ISSN 0039-2499

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Keywords

acute stroke; blood urea; creatinine; dehydration;

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