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Vital Sign and Glucose Abnormalities and Outcome in Childhood Stroke
Childhood stroke studies often cite differences in risk factors between adult and pediatric patients, namely that traditional adult stroke risk factors, such as hypertension and hyperglycemia, are not common causes of childhood stroke. In a study of 83 children from the United Kingdom, only 8 children (10%) with available blood pressure data at admission were classified as having hypertension. The authors stated that this could be an overestimate because follow-up blood pressure data were not available, but they acknowledged that elevated blood pressure could be important in some children. In a multinational cohort of 676 ...
Source: JAMA Neurology - May 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: research