Risk of Fractures after StrokeBrown D.L. · Morgenstern L.B. · Majersik J.J. · Kleerekoper M. · Lisabeth L.D.
aStroke Program, University of Michigan Medical School, bDepartment of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and cSt. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA
Background: The aim of this study was to determine the risk of fractures after stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) in relatively young patients. Methods: Administrative claims data were identified for patients aged 18 years and older hospitalized for stroke/TIA from 1997 to 2005 using ICD-9 codes. Fractures after stroke/TIA were identified for the same time period. Results: The median age was 56 years. Females represented 47%. There were 411 ischemic strokes, 195 TIAs and 36 intracerebral hemorrhages, as well as 46 fractures in 41 individuals. The risk of fracture after stroke/TIA was 1.2% at 30 days and 3.1% at 1 year. There was no significant difference in survival free from fracture between ischemic stroke and TIA cases (p = 0.8489). Conclusions: Patients with stroke/TIA, including men and younger patients, appear to be at risk for bone fractures.
Lynda D. Lisabeth, PhD
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The work was conducted at the University of Michigan.
Received: August 2, 2007
Accepted: August 3, 2007
Published online: December 6, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 22
Vol. 25, No. 1-2, Year 2008 (Cover Date: February 2008)
Journal Editor: Hennerici, M.G. (Mannheim)
ISSN: 1015–9770 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9786 (Online)
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