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 00223050Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
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.
|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|
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||04 Apr 2008 16:08|
|Last Modified:||09 Mar 2012 16:22|
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