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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 267-267



Predictors of Early Neurological Deterioration in Patients of Acute Ischemic Stroke with Special Reference to Blood Urea Nitrogen/Creatinine Ratio and Urine Specific Gravity
Kunal Bhatia, Smita Mohanty, B.K. Tripathi, B. Gupta
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
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  Stroke is a major cause of long- term disability and has potentially enormous emotional and socioeconomic consequences for patients, their families, and health services. Early neurological deterioration (END) occurs in about 20% to 40% of patients with ischemic stroke and results in increased mortality and functional disability. In recent studies relative dehydration has been found to be associated with END in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Corresponding Author : Kunal Bhatia