Cerebrovascular Accident Case Study

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Title “CORRELATION BETWEEN SERUM CALCIUM LEVELS AND SEVERITY OF INFARCT IN PATIENTS PRESENTED WITH ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE” Authors Dr. Lal Badshah, Dr. Asim Khan, Dr. Shahida Malik. Dr. Lal Badshah (Assistant Professor of Medicine Islam Medical College Sialkot) Dr. Asim Khan (Registrar East medical ward mayo hospital lahore ) Dr. Shahida Malik (Assistant Professor of Obs & Gyane Islam Medical College Sialkot) Correspondence Name: Dr. Lal Badshah Designation: Assistant Professor of Medicine Email: drbadshahkhan225@hotmail.com Phone: 0333-9848185 ABSTRACT Background Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the prompt loss of brain function due to disturbance in blood supply. Stroke cuts off the supply of oxygen and glucose which powers the ion pumps maintaining these gradients.Calcium plays an important role in intracellular and extracellular metabolism.…show more content…
It was descriptive case series and non-probability purposive sampling technique was used in this study. The study was conducted for six months after approval of synopsis. Informed consent was taken from all the patients. Patients of both genders between 35-70 years of age were included in this study. Demographic record (name, age, sex, contact) were also obtained. Then patients were admitted in ward and were followed up there. Meanwhile no calcium supplement was advised. Then after 72 hours of admission, blood sample were drawn by using 5cc BD syringe and were sent to the laboratory of the hospital to assess serum calcium level. NIHSS score after 72 hours of admission were assessed and noted. Pearson correlation coefficient was calculated to measure the correlation between calcium level and NIHSS score. P-value≤0.05 were considered as

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