Relationship between admission hypoalbuminemia and inhospital mortality in acute stroke

Vahedi, A. and Lotfinia, I. and Sad, R. B. and Halimi, M. and Baybordi, H. (2011) Relationship between admission hypoalbuminemia and inhospital mortality in acute stroke. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14 (2). pp. 118-122.

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This study aims at assessing the relation between hypoalbuminemia and inhospital mortality in patients with acute stroke. In this cross-sectional study, a total of 112 consecutively admitted patients with first acute stroke in Ahvaz Jundishapur Hospital were enrolled. All patients hospitalized for 7-9 days or expired in this period of time. Admission hypoalbuminemia (serum albumin<3.5 mg dL-1) as well as other prognostic factors were determined and compared between the two groups. One hundred and twelve patients, 74 males and 38 females with the mean age of 69.2±12.1 (66-79) years were enrolled. Twenty nine (25.9) patients expired during the hospitalization. Totally, admission hypoal buminemia was present in 49 (43.8) patients. 43 of the patients were Hypoalbuminemia. Frequency of patients with admission hypoalbuminemia and is chemic heart disease was significantly higher in the nonsurvivors (75.8- 32.5, p = 0.001; 34.5 vs. 16.9, p = 0.047, respectively). The mean Glasgow Coma Scale score was significantly lower in the nonsurvivors (8.1±1.8 vs. 9.4±0.5, p = 0.003). These three parameters remained significant in multivariate analysis. Sex, age, history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, anemia, heart failure and smoking habit, admission atrial fibrillation, ethnicity and stroke type were comparable between the two groups. In conclusion, hypoalbuminemia is an independent predictor of inhospital mortality in patients with acute stroke. © 2011 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :7 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Vahedi, A.; Department of Pathology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz, Iran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cerebrovascular accident Inhospital mortality Prognosis Serum albumin Stroke aged article cross-sectional study female Glasgow coma scale heart failure heart muscle ischemia hospitalization human hypoalbuminemia male metabolism middle aged mortality pathology Cross-Sectional Studies Hospital Mortality Humans Myocardial Ischemia
Subjects: WK Endocrine System
WL Nervous system
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib7 lib7
Date Deposited: 03 May 2020 03:59
Last Modified: 03 May 2020 03:59

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