Abstract

Purpose of the study We aimed to describe a population cohort study of burns with the prevalence of stroke, and discuss possible etiologies. Analytical methods This study uses data obtained from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 (LHID2005). The study cohort consisted of all patients who had diagnoses of burn recorded in the database (ICD-9-CM codes 948) between January 1 2004 and December 31 2008 (N = 1549). Main findings The patients with burn and the comparison cohort are 7410 patients, 146 experienced stroke during the follow-up period of up to 5 years. In average, the burn patients suffered from stroke by 1.48 years after burn. The hazard ratio of stroke was 1.74 (95% CI, 1.15-2.63) for patients with TBSA burn

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalBurns
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Burn
  • Health Insurance Database
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery

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