Hyperglycaemia in acute stroke--to treat or not to treat.

  title={Hyperglycaemia in acute stroke--to treat or not to treat.},
  author={Terence J Quinn and Kennedy R. Lees},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  volume={27 Suppl 1},
Diabetes is common amongst patients with stroke and is associated with poorer outcome. Post-stroke hyperglycaemia is also recognised in up to half of the patients, and is independently associated with adverse sequelae: both increased mortality and poorer functional outcomes. Neither the aetiology nor the pathophysiology of such hyperglycaemia is fully understood. Both direct neurological toxicity and systemic consequences are postulated to occur. A distinction between occult diabetes and non… CONTINUE READING
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