Clinical features and neurologic severity in stroke patients with mild to moderate renal dysfunction.

@article{Hoshino2012ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and neurologic severity in stroke patients with mild to moderate renal dysfunction.},
  author={Haruhiko Hoshino and Yoshiaki Itoh and Satoshi Yamada and Koichi Miyaki and Norihiro Suzuki},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={343-9}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate the independent effect of moderate renal dysfunction on stroke severity and to disclose the clinical features of stroke patients with moderate renal dysfunction. METHODS We studied consecutive stroke patients presenting within 48 hours of onset. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score at the time of presentation was used as an index of stroke severity. Patients were categorized into 2 groups based on their estimated glomerular filtration rates… CONTINUE READING