Based on the National Stroke Association.

750,000 Americans will have a stroke or brain attack this full year Three quarters of a million Americans will have a stroke or brain attack this full year, based on the National Stroke Association. Today researchers from the University of Washington College of Medicine reported results that suggest that not all stroke sufferers have equal usage of the only Federal Meals and Drug Administration approved acute ischemic stroke treatment. The report premiered during the 5th International Stroke Culture Globe Congress in Vancouver, B .C.

Data on clinical and demographic characteristics of the patients were collected in baseline. Severe hypoglycemia was defined as a recorded blood sugar worth of 40 mg per deciliter or less, and moderate hypoglycemia as a value between 41 and 70 mg per deciliter .21,22 We recorded if the patient was being treated with an insulin infusion when the first episode of average or severe hypoglycemia occurred. Statistical Analysis Full information on the statistical analysis are provided in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of the article at Risk elements for moderate or serious hypoglycemia were examined by using multivariate and univariate logistic regression; elements with a P value of less than 0.20 in the univariate analysis were included in the multivariate analysis.