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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-33

Comparative study between haemorrhagic and ischaemic strokes in hadramout: A hospital-based study

1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences (HUCOM), Hadramout University, Al Mukalla, Hadramout, Republic of Yemen
2 Department of Medicine, Ibnseena Teaching Hospital, Al Mukalla, Hadramout, Republic of Yemen

Correspondence Address:
Rasheed Mohammed Bamekhlah
P.O. Box No. 8892, Al Mukalla Hadramout
Republic of Yemen
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_62_18

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Aim: The aim of this study was compare between haemorrhagic stroke (HS) and ischaemic stroke (IS) stroke in relation to risk factors and clinical presentation among stroke patients admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital over a 5-year period. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional, hospital-based study. We reviewed the medical files of patients admitted with the diagnosis of stroke at Ibn Sina Teaching Hospital, from January 2011 to December 2015 to compare between HS and IS patients. Results: From a total of 1678 stroke patients, IS constituted 81.2% of them and 18.8% were HS, males were 57.7% and females 42.3%. HS patients were significantly younger than IS patients, (odds ratio [OR] 0.4; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.31–0.51, P= 0.000), and there was no significant difference in gender (males 61.6% vs. 56.8%, P = 0.12). Hypertension and smoking were significantly higher among HS than IS patients (OR 5.51; 95% CI 3.98–7.62, P < 0.0001) and (OR 1.84; 95% CI, 1.37–2.46, P= 0.003), respectively, whereas diabetes mellitus (OR, 0.75 95% CI, 0.58–0.96, P= 0.024), transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) (OR, 0.23; 95% CI 0.14–0.38, P < 0.0001), hyperlipidaemia (OR, 0.35; 95% CI 0.19–0.66, P = 0.007) and family history of stroke (OR, 0.64; 0.42–0.97, P= 0.033) were significantly higher in IS than HS patients. Sudden onset of stroke attack and impaired consciousness including coma was significantly more frequent in HS than IS patients (98.7% vs. 86.8%, P= 0.000) and (77.5% vs. 34.2%, P = 0.000), respectively. In-hospital fatality was higher among HS than IS victims (46.3% vs. 26.5%, P = 0.000). Conclusion: Younger age, hypertension and smoking were higher in HS than IS patients, and increasing age, diabetes, TIA, hyperlipidaemia and family stroke history were higher in IS patients, sex did not favour any type, HS was more presented with impaired consciousness and had a higher in-hospital fatality than IS.

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