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Journal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.7, No. 4)

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Page : 869-872

Keywords : stroke; traumatic brain injury; risk factors;

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Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of mortality and invalidity worldwide. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of stroke after traumatic brain injury. We analyzed 643 patients presented in emergency department of University Trauma Hospital, from 1 June 2011 -1 December 2011. WE estimated the following factors, age, gender, and severity of head trauma, type of head trauma, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes mellitus. During 1 year of follow up period 32 (4, 97%) stroke episodes occurred among TBI patients. The evaluation was done in correlation with other risk factors. The role of TBI is underestimated in evaluation of stroke. This study demonstrated that during the first year after TBI, 13.5 % of patients experienced stroke. After correlations with selected comorbidities a diagnosis of stroke was strongly related with TBI.

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