ACUTE POST COMPLICATIONS IN STROKE PATIENTS VISITING A TERTIARY TEACHING HOSPITAL


Spurthi T., Rekha Rani K., Navya Y., Swathi D., Ramesh Kumar P.

Abstract


Objective: The study was focused on assessing the incidence of stroke and their association with types of the risk factor, with an emphasis on acute post complications and their symptomatic management for early detection.

Methods: A prospective observational study was carried out on stroke patients visiting a medicine department of a tertiary hospital, Andhra Pradesh, India from August 2017 to November 2017. Patient’s demographics and lab data was collected for analysis.

Results: A total of 110 patients participated in the study. Among them high incidence is males (69%), 61-80yrs (48%), with 2 risk factors (35%) among which age (67%) and hypertension (66%) were related to the high degree of prevalence. 47% of the study population were identified with one complication, among which seizures account for 38% of patients. All the complications associated with the condition were treated with drug classes, in which anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) were the mainstay in the management of epilepsy.

Conclusion: Brain edema and seizure attack were the most accountable complications identified in the study population. The early detection of these problems can improve the stroke outcomes and can reduce the mortality or disability rate.


Keywords


Epilepsy, Hypertension, Post-complications, Stroke

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About this article

Title

ACUTE POST COMPLICATIONS IN STROKE PATIENTS VISITING A TERTIARY TEACHING HOSPITAL

Keywords

Epilepsy, Hypertension, Post-complications, Stroke

DOI

10.22159/ijpps.2018v10i4.24396

Date

01-04-2018

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 10, Issue 4, 2018 Page: 94-97

Online ISSN

0975-1491

Authors & Affiliations

Spurthi T.
Department of Pharmacy practice, Creative Educational Society’s College of Pharmacy, N.H.7, Chinnatekur, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh,
India

Rekha Rani K.
Department of Pharmaceutics, Creative Educational Society’s College of Pharmacy, N.H.7, Chinnatekur, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh,
India

Navya Y.
Department of Pharmacology, Creative Educational Society’s College of Pharmacy, N.H.7, Chinnatekur, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh,
India

Swathi D.
Pharm.D student, Department of Pharmacy practice, Creative Educational Society’s College of Pharmacy, N.H.7, Chinnatekur, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
India

Ramesh Kumar P.
Pharm.D student, Department of Pharmacy practice, Creative Educational Society’s College of Pharmacy, N.H.7, Chinnatekur, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
India


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