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Dehydration in hospital admitted stroke patients: detection, frequency and association

Rowat, Anne M; Graham, Catriona; Dennis, Martin S

Authors

Anne M Rowat

Catriona Graham

Martin S Dennis



Abstract

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

Citation

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
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2012
Print ISSN 0039-2499
Electronic ISSN 1524-4628
Publisher American Heart Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Pages 857-859
DOI https://doi.org/10.1161/%E2%80%8BSTROKEAHA.111.640821
Keywords acute stroke; blood urea; creatinine; dehydration;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5084
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/​STROKEAHA.111.640821