Seizures in Young Stroke Survivors Double Dementia Risk


FRIDAY, July 29, 2022 — The onset of seizures in young stroke survivors is associated with more than a doubled risk for developing dementia, according to a study published July 26 in Neurology.

Alain Lekoubou, M.D., from Penn State University in Hershey, and colleagues used the IBM Watson Health MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database to identify 23,680 patients (aged 18 to 60 years) with ischemic strokes or hemorrhagic strokes from 2006 through 2009.

The researchers found that the cumulative incidence of seizure was 6.7 percent for all strokes, 6.4 percent for ischemic strokes, and 8.3 percent for hemorrhagic strokes, while the cumulative incidence of dementia was 1.3, 1.4, and 0.9 percent, respectively. Young patients with stroke who developed seizures had a greater risk for dementia versus those without seizures (adjusted hazard ratios, 2.53, 2.52, and 2.80 for all strokes, ischemic strokes, and hemorrhagic strokes, respectively).

“Dementia is a disease with high economic and social burden,” Lekoubou said in a statement. “Since strokes are occurring in younger people and survival rates are increasing, it is important to understand the long-term effects and determine who is at greatest risk for severe complications like dementia.”

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

© 2022 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

More news resources

Subscribe to our newsletter

Whatever your topic of interest, subscribe to our newsletters to get the best of Drugs.com in your inbox.



Source link

Published by Drugs.Com Know More. Be Sure
Managed by Pharma Enthusiast, To claim this account, mail us at pharmamedia.in@gmailcom
Get Connected!
Come and join Pharma Community. Expand your network in Pharma!

Comments

No comments yet