In-Hospital and Post-Discharge Recovery after Acute Ischemic Stroke: a Nationwide Multicenter Stroke Registry-base Study.

In-Hospital and Post-Discharge Recovery after Acute Ischemic Stroke: a Nationwide Multicenter Stroke Registry-base Study. J Korean Med Sci. 2019 Sep 23;34(36):e240 Authors: Jang MU, Kang J, Kim BJ, Hong JH, Yeo MJ, Han MK, Lee BC, Yu KH, Oh MS, Choi KC, Lee SH, Hong KS, Cho YJ, Park JM, Cha JK, Kim DH, Park TH, Lee KB, Lee SJ, Lee J, Kim JT, Kim DE, Choi JC, Lee J, Lee JS, Gorelick PB, Bae HJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Using data from a large national stroke registry, we aimed to investigate the incidence and determinants of in-hospital and post-discharge recovery after acute ischemic stroke and the independence of their occurrence. METHODS: In-hospital recovery was defined as an improvement of 4 points or> 40% in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score from admission to discharge. Post-discharge recovery was defined as any improvement in the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score from discharge to 3 months after stroke onset. Two analytic methods (multivariate and multivariable logistic regression) were applied to compare the effects of 18 known determinants of 3-month outcome and to verify whether in-hospital and post-discharge recovery occur independently. RESULTS: During 54 months, 11,088 patients with acute ischemic stroke meeting the eligibility criteria were identified. In-hospital and post-discharge recovery occurred in 36% and 33% of patients, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression with an equality test for odds ratio...
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