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Demographic Characteristics of Strokes Types in Adiyaman [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-94103

Demographic Characteristics of Strokes Types in Adiyaman

Yaşar Altun1, İrfan Aydın2, Abdullah Algın2
1Adiyaman University Training And Research Hospital. Clinical Of Neurology, Adiyaman
2Adiyaman University Training And Research Hospital, Department Of Emergency Medicine, Adiyaman

Objective: The objective of this study was to review data such as etiological, demographic and clinical characteristics and risk factors in patients hospitalised, followed-up and treated at our hospital due to stroke.
Materials and Methods: In this study, the hospital records of patients diagnosed with stroke or cerebrovascular disease (CVD) between January 2013 and January 2015 at Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital where stroke patients are frequently admitted and transferred in Adiyaman, Turkey were retrospectively investigated.
Results: In the past two years, 683 patients have been followed-up on or treated for strokes and CVD at our hospital. Stroke patients constituted 0,06% of all emergency admissions. 87,8% of these patients were diagnosed with ischemic stroke and 8,6% were diagnosed with haemorrhagic stroke. Gender distribution was almost equal (50,8% male and 49,2% female). Based on the results of brain scans performed during admission, radiologically, 498 (81,1%) of the patients showed evidence of anterior system involvement and 116 (18,9%) of the patients showed evidence of posterior system involvement. No focal areas were observed in the computed tomography scans in 506 patients. Most of the stroke patients were above 65 years (74,9%). The most common complaint during admission was unilateral muscle weakness (63,3%), and 58,6% of the patients were brought to the hospital by ambulance.
Conclusion: As well as the results of our study being parallel to previous studies, our study also reflects the majority of stroke data in Adiyaman, Turkey and provides significant results regarding our geographical region.

Keywords: Stroke, epidemiology, risk factors, mortality

Corresponding Author: Yaşar Altun, Türkiye

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