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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

VERA MIYAR, Clara Raisa et al. Ictus cerebral e ingreso en el hogar. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.6, pp.520-525. ISSN 0864-2125.

A descriptive and prospective study was conducted among patients with the diagnosis of cerebral ictus that were discharged from the unit of intermediate care of "Mártires del 9 de Abril" Clinical and Surgical Teaching Hospital from January, 1999, to January, 2000. They were admitted at home after being stabilized. General and epidemiological data were analyzed and it was concluded that there was a predominance of ischemic ictus in the sample. Arterial hypertension, smoking and previous ictus were the most common risk factors whereas paralysis and speech and sphincter disorders were the prevailing disabling symptoms on discharge. There were no significant differences between the ischemic and the hemorrhagic ictus. A satisfactory evolution was observed in most of the patients on being admitted at home, which represented a saving of $10 932.

Keywords : CEREBRAL INFARCTION; CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; RISK FACTORS; HOME NURSING [economics]; HOME CARE SERVICES [economics].

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