Does the nutritional status of acute stroke patients affect the neurological status in the early post-stroke period?

Does the nutritional status of acute stroke patients affect the neurological status in the early post-stroke period? Neurol Res. 2019 Nov 03;:1-7 Authors: Wierzbicki K, Horyniecki M, Mamak D, Szopa M, Buchała J, Stawarz G, Florek S, Adamczyk-Sowa M Abstract According to recent reports, malnutrition may be associated with a worse prognosis in stroke patients. The aim of this study was to determine the nutritional status of stroke patients and its impact on neurological and functional status of patients in the early post-stroke period. Our prospective study included a total of 128 patients admitted to the Stroke Unit. The assessment was made in the patients within the first week after the onset of stroke symptoms. Groups of patients with abnormal body mass index (BMI 25kg/m2) were compared to the group of normal BMI, serum albumin, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL levels were determined in each patient within 24h following admission. The analysis showed that the patients with lower levels of serum albumin and triglycerides had higher scores in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) on admission. Patients with a higher risk of malnutrition, confirmed by the Subjective Global Assessment scale, had higher NIHSS scores. The study showed a positive relationship between the nutritional status and worse neurological status of patients in the early post-stroke period.Abbreviation: NIHSS; Rankin scale. PMID: 31679480 [PubMed - as supplied by publi...
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