Volume 6 Issue 2 (February, 2018)

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Assessment of uric acid level in patients with stroke- A clinical study
Arshied Hussain Bhat

Background: Stroke is third common cause for mortality and fourth leading cause for disease burden. The present study was conducted to assess uric acid level in patients with stroke. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 112 patients of stroke of both genders. Investigations like complete hemogram, renal profile, serum uric acid and lipid profile were performed wherever necessary. The NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) was used as a diagnostic method for assessing the severity of a stroke. Results: Out of 112 patients, males were 72 and females were 40. Hypertension was seen in 87 with mean uric acid of 6.24 mg/dl and was not present in 25 patients with mean uric acid level of 4.37 mg/dl. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Minor stroke cases were seen in 78, moderate stroke in 29, moderate to severe stroke in 3 and severe stroke in 2 cases. The difference was significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that there was increased uric acid level of strokes with hypertension. Key words: Hypertension, Stroke, Uric acid

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