A Study of Micro Albuminuria as an Independent Risk Factor in Non-Diabetic Ischemic Stroke

Priyanka, R (2019) A Study of Micro Albuminuria as an Independent Risk Factor in Non-Diabetic Ischemic Stroke. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular accident is the second leading cause of death worldwide. The incidence of cerebrovascular accident increases with age, and the number of stroke is projected to increase as the elderly population grows. Ischemic stroke is the major type of stroke constitutes 50- 75%.Micro albuminuria is a strong marker of endothelial damage, is proven to have an association with ischemic stroke. Thus estimating micro albuminuria by simple non-invasive dipstick procedure will be new addition to the long list of risk factors of stroke and by treating it incidence of stroke might be decreased. OBJECTIVES: To determine the presence of micro albuminuria in non-diabetic ischemic stroke patients and proving micro albuminuria as an independent risk factor. METHODS: Cases : 50 patients diagnosed to have ischemic stroke by clinical methods and by ct brain presenting within 48 hrs and who are non- diabetic Controls : 50 Age and sex matched individuals who are non- diabetic and have not suffered from ischemic stroke were taken and urine albumin creatinine ratio was measured. RESULTS: In our study microalbuminuria was established as an independent risk factor for non diabetic ischemic stroke. CONCLUSION: There are many studies that have documented micro albuminuria as a risk factor for acute ischemic stroke. In our studies too micro albuminuria was found to be an independent risk factor in acute ischemic stroke. Also we found that micro albuminuria was associated with severe disease.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro albuminuria, Cerebrovascular accident, Non diabetic ischemic stroke, Urine albumin creatinine ratio.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 05:35
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2019 17:42
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11270

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