Journal article

Factors associated with six-month outcome of pediatric stroke

Anne L Gordon, Vicki Anderson, Michael Ditchfield, Lee Coleman, Mark T Mackay, Mardee Greenham, Rod W Hunt, Paul Monagle

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pediatric stroke outcome studies are often cross sectional in design. Prospective information regarding the clinical course following diagnosis is lacking, but may inform clinical management beyond the acute period. AIMS: To describe the outcome of arterial ischemic stroke in infants, children and adolescents at one-month and six-months post-stroke across health domains, and explore the relationship between lesion characteristics and early outcome with six-month adaptive behavior. METHODS: A single center prospective longitudinal study at a tertiary level children's hospital. Recruitment was undertaken from December 2007 to January 2012. Participants were children aged birth to 1..

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