Anne M Rowat
Dehydration in hospital admitted stroke patients: detection, frequency and association
Rowat, Anne M; Graham, Catriona; Dennis, Martin S
Martin S Dennis
Background and Purpose—We aimed to determine the frequency of dehydration, risk factors, and associations with outcomes at hospital discharge after stroke.
Methods—We linked clinical data from stroke patients in 2 prospective hospital registers with routine blood urea and creatinine results. Dehydration was defined by a blood urea-to-creatinine ratio >80.
Results—Of 2591 patients registered, 1606 (62%) were dehydrated at some point during their admission. Independent risk factors for dehydration included older age, female gender, total anterior circulation syndrome, and prescribed diuretics (all P
Rowat, A. M., Graham, C., & Dennis, M. S. (2012). Dehydration in hospital admitted stroke patients: detection, frequency and association. Stroke, 43, 857-859. https://doi.org/10.1161/%E2%80%8BSTROKEAHA.111.640821
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Mar 12, 2012|
|Publisher||American Heart Association|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||acute stroke; blood urea; creatinine; dehydration;|
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