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Relation of Climate Temperature to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2010; 16(1): 36-39

Relation of Climate Temperature to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume

Semai Bek, Tayfun Kaşıkçı, Güray Koç, Erkan Tokgöz, Şeref Demirkaya, Zeki Odabaşı
Department Of Neurology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

OBJECTIVE: In our study we aimed to investigate the correlation between volumes of intracerebral parenchymal hemorrhage, control
of hypertension and daily weather temperature changes.
METHODS: Data of total 88 patients (49 male-39 female, age 66.50 ± 15.00) with parenchymal hemorrhage were analysed
retrospectively (June 2004-June 2009). Hypertension in medical history, arterial blood pressure levels at the time of referral to
our clinic, antihypertensive drug usage, hemorrhage volume measured in computerized tomography and daily highest weather temperature
were analysed.
RESULTS: There was no correlation between volume of hemorrhage and existence of hypertension and drug usage (p> 0.05). There
was no correlation between patients’s age and volume of hemorrhage (p> 0.05). There was no correlation between daily weather
temperature and volume of hemorrhage in the normotensive patients according to our results. Furthermore there was statistically
significant negative correlation between weather temperature and volume of hemorrhage in hypertensive patients without any effect
of being on antihypertensive treatment (correlation factor: -0.254) (p< 0.05).
CONCLUSION: The volume of hemorrhage in hypertensive patients with hemorrhagic stroke during colder weather seems to be larger.
Thus their prognosis are worse. Probably change in the blood viscosity might be responsible.

Keywords: Weather temperature, hemorrhage, stroke.


Semai Bek, Tayfun Kaşıkçı, Güray Koç, Erkan Tokgöz, Şeref Demirkaya, Zeki Odabaşı. Relation of Climate Temperature to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume. Turk J Neurol. 2010; 16(1): 36-39

Corresponding Author: Güray Koç, Türkiye


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