IMIM: Diabetic women have a higher probability of dying after a stroke

IMIM: Diabetic women have a higher probability of dying after a stroke

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A study from the Hospital del Mar and the IMIM has found a clear relationship among gender, diabetes and mortality five years after suffering a stroke. These results, published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, are based on nearly one thousand cases studied, of which 36% were patients with diabetes. They indicate that there is in diabetic women a 72% increase in the risk of dying in a period of five years after the stroke, compared to the 22% increase in men. Factors such as age and other associated pathologies have also been taken into account.

This study is novel because it is based on an unusual approach, according to the research coordinator Jaume Roquer, "when we try to identify predictors of mortality and evolution, in general no distinction is made between sex or by risk factors. But there are differences, and if we take them into account we can have more accurate information in the patients’ follow-up, also in the preventive field." - Carlos Sierra / PRBB

Reference article:
Soriano-Reixach MM, Vivanco-Hidalgo RM, Ois A, Rodríguez-Campello A and Roquer J (2018) Interaction of Sex and Diabetes on Outcome After Ischemic Stroke. Front. Neurol. 9:250. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00250

More information:
IMIM website (in Spanish)