Serum Uric Acid: An Independent Risk Factor in Non Embolic Ischemic Stroke

Vishnu Prasad, S (2016) Serum Uric Acid: An Independent Risk Factor in Non Embolic Ischemic Stroke. Masters thesis, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur.


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Stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world. Apart from the traditional risk factors of stroke many reports have suggested that hyperuricemia plays an important prognostic role in cerebrovascular accidents. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of serum uric acid (SUA) as an independent risk factor for non-embolic ischemic stroke. This study shows that elevated SUA is strongly associated with an increased risk for the development of acute ischemic / non-embolic stroke in this study population. The association between elevated SUA and ischemic stroke may need to be considered especially when treating elderly patients, diabetics and the population with coronary artery disease. Lowering SUA level can be considered as one of the preventive modalities for stroke while treating high risk population.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ischemic Stroke ; Hyperuricemia ; Diabetes Mellitus.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 06:47
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 18:08

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