Prior use of statins improves outcome in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage: prospective data from the National Acute Stroke Israeli Surveys (NASIS).

@article{Leker2009PriorUO,
  title={Prior use of statins improves outcome in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage: prospective data from the National Acute Stroke Israeli Surveys (NASIS).},
  author={Ronen R Leker and Salim T Khoury and Guy Rafaeli and Roseline Shwartz and Roni Eichel and David Tann{\'e}},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={
          2581-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a deadly form of stroke. Pretreatment with statins exerts protective effects in patients with ischemic stroke, but their effects in patients with ICH remains unclear. METHODS The National Acute Stroke Israeli Surveys (NASIS) included all patients admitted with acute stroke to any of the 28 hospitals nationwide during February through March 2003 and March through April 2007. We compared stroke severity and outcomes of ICH patients who… CONTINUE READING

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