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dc.contributorHu, Chih-Chiangen_US
dc.contributorLow, Ashleaen_US
dc.contributorO'Connor, Ellieen_US
dc.contributorSiriratnam, Pakeeranen_US
dc.contributorHair, Caseyen_US
dc.contributorKraemer, Thomasen_US
dc.contributorSahathevan, Rameshen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Stroke and diabetes mellitus (DM) are significant interrelated healthcare issues but there is a dearth of data on the prevalence of DM among Australia's regional stroke population. Aims We aimed to determine the prevalence of DM in stroke patients at a large regional centre, including subanalyses on stroke subtypes, glycaemic control and renal function in ischaemic stroke (IS). Methods We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients (n = 323) with IS or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) admitted to Ballarat Base Hospital from January 2015 to December 2016. Demographic data, cardiovascular risk factors, aetiology/territory of IS, pre-morbid DM status, indicators of glycaemic control and renal impairment were recorded. Results DM was present in 28.5% of IS and TIA patients, including 4% being newly diagnosed. Among diabetic IS patients, 45.3% had poor glycaemic control (HbA1c ≥7.0%) while 16% had moderate to severe renal impairment (estimated glomerular filtration rate of <30). The majority of IS were partial anterior circulation stroke (53.4%) and cardioembolism was the commonest mechanism (43.5%). We found no significant association between DM and a specific stroke location or mechanism. Conclusions Almost one-third of IS/TIA patients had DM, with a significant proportion showing poor glycaemic control. The DM prevalence in our cohort was comparable with reported rates from other developed countries. Although we found no association between DM and a particular stroke type or mechanism, it is likely a reflection of our cohort size. Our study demonstrated that DM, as a significant risk factor in IS, warrants early detection and better management strategies.en_US
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dc.titleDiabetes in ischaemic stroke in a regional Australian hospital: uncharted territory.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleInternal Medicine Journalen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusISCHAEMIC STROKEen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusTRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACKen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusDIABETIC COMPLICATIONen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusNON-METROPOLITAN POPULATIONen_US
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