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Predicting the Likelihood of Hemorrhage in Patients With Stroke

Robert J. Panzer, MD; John H. Feibel, MD; William H. Barker, MD; Paul F. Griner, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(10):1800-1803. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360100060008.
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• To identify those clinical findings that independently help differentiate intracranial hemorrhage from cerebral infarction, we studied patients who were admitted to a hospital with acute focal neurologic deficits after strokes during a 17-month period. The predictive strength of a decision-making aid incorporating these findings was then assessed by studying patients who were admitted to a different hospital after experiencing strokes. The decision-making aid stratified the patients into groups having probabilities of intracranial hemorrhage ranging from 5% to 67%. The results of this study may facilitate more discriminatng test selection during the early evaluation of patients who have had strokes.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1800-1803)

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