A multivariate analysis of prognostic predictors of putaminal haemorrhage

Citation
Uk. Misra et J. Kalita, A multivariate analysis of prognostic predictors of putaminal haemorrhage, I J MED RES, 109, 1999, pp. 67-70
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Medical Research General Topics
Journal title
INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0971-5916 → ACNP
Volume
109
Year of publication
1999
Pages
67 - 70
Database
ISI
SICI code
0971-5916(199902)109:<67:AMAOPP>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
We report the results of a multivariate analysis of prognostic predictors o f putaminal haemorrhage. In this study, 44 patients with CT proven putamina l haemorrhage were included. A number of demographic (2), clinical (14), ra diological (4) and evoked potential (2) parameters were evaluated employing multivariate logistic regression analysis. The end point was defined on th e basis of 3 month Barthel index score into poor (death or BI < 12) and goo d. (BI greater than or equal to 12). The mean age of the patients was 50.2 yr (range 4-83) and 16 were females. The significant prognostic variables f or the outcome of putaminal haemorrhage on univariate analysis included Gla sgow coma scale (GCS), Canadian neurological scale (CNS), tendon reflex, pu pillary change, incontinence, size and location of hematoma, midline shift (P<0.01); muscle power and medical complications (P<0.05). A model comprisi ng GCS, pupillary change, incontinence and location of haematoma was found to be most suitable for predicting the 3 months outcome of patients of puta minal haemorrhage employing multivariate logistic regression analysis.