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Article: Systemic infections after acute stroke

TitleSystemic infections after acute stroke
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Issue Date2008
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Aging Health, 2008, v. 4 n. 1, p. 85-94 How to Cite?
AbstractAfter an acute stroke, systemic infection can complicate the recovery process and lead to a worse clinical outcome, including a higher risk of mortality. Post-stroke infection (PSI) is responsible for the majority of the mortality occurring between 1 week and 1 month after stroke, peaking towards the end of the second week. The effects of PSI on longer-term outcome and other aspects of recovery, such as cognition, mood and quality of life, are largely unknown. The cerebrovascular event itself may result in a systemic immunosuppressed state, hence lowering the threshold for subsepuenit systemic bacterial infections. Although there have been advances in the basic understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of PSI, clinical studies have not provided. any clear guidelines on the best methods of managing or preventing PSI. This possible provides a review of the current knowledge of the phepomenon of PSI and the possible future developments in the understanding and treatment of PSI. © 2008 Future Medicine Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194208
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dc.contributor.authorKwan, J-
dc.contributor.authorJenkinson, D-
dc.contributor.authorVassallo, M-
dc.contributor.authorEnglyst, NA-
dc.contributor.authorPerry, VH-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-30T03:32:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-30T03:32:18Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationAging Health, 2008, v. 4 n. 1, p. 85-94-
dc.identifier.issn1745-509X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194208-
dc.description.abstractAfter an acute stroke, systemic infection can complicate the recovery process and lead to a worse clinical outcome, including a higher risk of mortality. Post-stroke infection (PSI) is responsible for the majority of the mortality occurring between 1 week and 1 month after stroke, peaking towards the end of the second week. The effects of PSI on longer-term outcome and other aspects of recovery, such as cognition, mood and quality of life, are largely unknown. The cerebrovascular event itself may result in a systemic immunosuppressed state, hence lowering the threshold for subsepuenit systemic bacterial infections. Although there have been advances in the basic understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of PSI, clinical studies have not provided. any clear guidelines on the best methods of managing or preventing PSI. This possible provides a review of the current knowledge of the phepomenon of PSI and the possible future developments in the understanding and treatment of PSI. © 2008 Future Medicine Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
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dc.identifier.doi10.2217/1745509X.4.1.85-
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dc.identifier.volume4-
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