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Abnormal breathing patterns in stroke: relationship with location of acute stroke lesion and prior cerebrosvascular disease.

Rowat, Anne M, Wardlaw, Joanna M and Dennis, Martin S (2006) Abnormal breathing patterns in stroke: relationship with location of acute stroke lesion and prior cerebrosvascular disease. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 78 (3). pp. 277-279. ISSN 00223050

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Abstract/Description

Objective: To determine whether central periodic breathing (CPB) is associated with acute involvement of any particular part of the brain, or the extent of total damage in patients with acute stroke.

Methods: CPB was identified using portable monitoring equipment in patients with stroke on admission. A neuroradiologist classified acute stroke lesions and prior cerebrovascular disease on brain images.

Results: Among 134 patients with acute stroke, those with CPB were more likely to have a large acute stroke lesion in a cerebral hemisphere (p = 0.01) and more mass effect (p = 0.03). There was no association between CPB and severe prior cerebrovascular disease on imaging (p = 0.76).

Conclusion: CPB is related to the acute (not old) lesions, particularly large acute cerebral hemispheric lesions with mass effect. A relationship between lesions in any discrete brain location (unilateral or bilateral) and CPB could not be shown.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 00223050
Electronic ISSN: 1468-330X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Central periodic breathing; Acute stroke; Acute stroke lesions; Cerebrovascular disease
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 616 Diseases
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Item ID: 1594
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2008 17:08
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 16:22
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1594

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