Microalbuminuria in Non-Diabetic Acute Ischaemic Stroke: Prevalence and Prognostic Significance

Mohammed Safeer, M (2007) Microalbuminuria in Non-Diabetic Acute Ischaemic Stroke: Prevalence and Prognostic Significance. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

Microalbuminuria was long known to be a marker of early nephropathy. Its importance in other disease processes revealed itself in further studies. Its association with cerebrovascular diseases has been in focus in the last decade or so. This study may still be relevant since studies have been far and few between regarding this aspect in this part of the country. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of microalbuminuria in acute ischemic stroke and to evaluate its prognostic significance. This study found a 47% prevalence of microalbuminuria in acute ischemic stroke after other factors which may confound it were excluded as far as possible. There was a significant association and correlation of microalbuminuria with the severity of the neurologic deficit so that it may be useful as a prognostic marker. Microalbuminurics were significantly older than normalbuminurics but the strongest correlation was with the severity of neurologic deficit. Further studies are needed regarding this and other aspects of microalbuminuria with its emerging role as predictor of vascular incidents of heart, brain, kidney as well as in any disease process where blood vessels have a significant role.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microalbuminuria ; Non-Diabetic Acute Ischaemic Stroke ; Prevalence ; Prognostic Significance.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 15:59
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/6646

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