Outcome of ischemic stroke patients with serious post-thrombolysis neurological deficits
AuthorStrbian, D; Atula, S; Meretoja, A; Kaste, M; Tatlisumak, T
Source TitleACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
University of Melbourne Author/sMeretoja, Atte
AffiliationMedicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsStrbian, D., Atula, S., Meretoja, A., Kaste, M. & Tatlisumak, T. (2013). Outcome of ischemic stroke patients with serious post-thrombolysis neurological deficits. ACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, 127 (4), pp.221-226. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2012.01698.x.
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OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with favorable outcome in ischemic stroke patients having considerable post-thrombolytic neurological deficits but without endovascular treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We registered 1427 consecutive thrombolysis-treated ischemic stroke patients, of which 473 (33%) had ≥8 NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) points after thrombolysis but did not undergo any further rescue intervention. We dichotomized them based on 3-month modified Rankin Scale (mRS) to those with favorable (mRS 0-2, n = 126, 27%) and unfavorable (mRS 3-6, n = 347) outcome. Univariate and multivariable methods tested associations of baseline and post-thrombolysis parameters with outcome. RESULTS: Lower post-thrombolysis NIHSS score and younger age had strongest association with favorable outcome. Most of patients with post-thrombolytic NIHSS score ≥11 achieved unfavorable outcome. In contrast, half of patients with favorable outcome had post-thrombolytic NIHSS≤10, and 62% of patients younger than 75 years and having post-thrombolytic NIHSS 8-9 achieved favorable outcome. Weaker independent association was observed for blood glucose level and baseline diastolic blood pressure. CONCLUSIONS: As expected, NIHSS score and patient age showed the strongest association with final outcome in a subpopulation of patients having considerable post-thrombolytic neurological deficit. A relatively high proportion of patients with post-thrombolytic NIHSS 8-9 (10) achieved a favorable 3-month outcome without any further intervention.
KeywordsCentral Nervous System; Nervous System and Disorders
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