Epidemiology of acute lung injury in patients with cerebrovascular accident: a retrospective study

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Mark F Wira¹, Qiong-Ying Hu, Zi-Yi Li, Guang-Kuo Li, Joseph B Becker*



Ischemic stroke is characterized by the sudden loss of blood circulation to an area of the brain, resulting in a corresponding loss of neurologic function. Acute ischemic stroke is caused by thrombotic or embolic occlusion of a cerebral artery and is more common than hemorrhagic stroke. Setting and strategies of mechanical ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in acute lung injury (ALI) remains unclear. No published studies have evaluated the risks of  lung injury after cardiovascular (CV) events. Therefore, we investigated the incidence, risk factors, and the clinical outcomes of lung injury after patients with stroke. We retrospectively studied 344 stroke patients from the neurology ICU and RCU between 2013 and 2016. The overall of this retrospective analysis showed that the ALI in patients with stroke is associated with worse clinical outcomes after stroke. Prevention of ALI seems to be very important among these patients, because they are exposed to many risk factors for developing ALI.

Keywords: Acute lung injury; Retrospective; Cardiovascular

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Research Article
American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 164-172
Received April 12, 2021; revised May 27, 2021; accepted June 11, 2021; published June 30, 2021

How to cite this article
Wira MF, Hu QY, Li ZY, Li GK, Joseph B Becker. Epidemiology of acute lung injury in patients with cerebrovascular accident: a retrospective study. American Journal of BioMedicine 2021;9(2):164-172.
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