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Epidemiology and clinical presentation of stroke in Upper Egypt (desert area)

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2015
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Title
Epidemiology and clinical presentation of stroke in Upper Egypt (desert area)
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s87381
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Reda Badry, Wael Soliman, Waffa Farghaly, Nermin Hamdy, Ghaydaa Shehata, Tarek Rageh, Nabil Metwally, Enas Hassan, Sayed El Sayed, Mohamed Yahia, Hamdy El Tallawy

Abstract

Stroke is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Four out of five strokes occur in the low- and middle-income countries. This study aims to find lifetime prevalence of stroke in Upper Egypt and to identify clinical presentations and possible risk factors of stroke in this population. This is a door-to-door (every door) study conducted on all inhabitants in Al Kharga district (representative of western desert) and Al Quseir city (representative of eastern desert). The study was conducted in two stages, and every stage consisted of three phases (screening, diagnostic, and investigatory). The total lifetime prevalence of stroke was 8.5/1,000 in the population aged 20 years and more. It increased with advancing age and was higher among males than females among all age groups except in the childbearing period (20 years to <40 years of age). Lifetime prevalence of ischemic stroke (7.2/1,000) was higher than hemorrhagic stroke (1.1/1,000). Hemiparesis and hemiplegia were the commonest presentation of stroke. Headache, vomiting, and vertigo were found to be significantly more common accompaniments of hemorrhagic stroke. The most common risk factor was hypertension, followed by hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus. The total lifetime prevalence of stroke in the population aged 20 years and more in Upper Egypt (desert area) lies within the range that is recorded in developing countries. Clinical presentation and risk factors are similar to those recorded from developing and developed countries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 3%
Egypt 1 3%
Unknown 35 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 27%
Student > Master 7 19%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Researcher 3 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 5%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Neuroscience 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 7 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 August 2015.
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#6,469,853
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Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#751
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#83,770
of 238,687 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#37
of 112 outputs
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