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A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON ASSESSING RISK FACTORS AND TREATMENT PATTERN OF DRUGS FOR STROKE IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
M. Manoj Sai*, K. Vani, N. Shiny Helen and K. Shabna
Stroke is a neurological disorder characterized by blockage of blood vessels. Clots form in the brain and interrupt blood flow, clogging arteries and causing blood vessels to break, leading to bleeding. The present study was aimed to assess risk factors, clinical profile of stroke and monitoring treatment pattern of drugs for stroke in a tertiary care hospital. The study was Prospective observational study. The Present study was conducted for a period of six months. The Present study was conducted in department of neurology in a tertiary care hospital. The sample size was 255 Patients. Patients with more than 18 years age and Patients who are diagnosed with stroke were included in the study. The clinical data contains information regarding age, sex, BMI, diagnosis, laboratory data, and diagnostic results. The collected clinical data was expressed as percentages. In our study 46-55 patients were in the age group patients were more 62 (24.31%) as compared to other age groups. Male patients were more 221 (98.22%) as compared to female patients 34 (13.33%). Risk factors for stroke development wise distribution includes hypertension risk factor patients were more 54 (21.17%) as compared to other stroke risk factors. The prescribing pattern of drugs in stroke treatment includes thrombolytics prescribed patients were more 40 (15.68%) as compared to other prescribed medications. The study concludes that the proper risk factor control and following the treatment guidelines in the stroke treatment reduces the severity of stroke.[Full Text Article]