Published: 23 December 2015
Author(s): Alejandro Bustamante, Teresa García-Berrocoso, Noelia Rodriguez, Victor Llombart, Marc Ribó, Carlos Molina, Joan Montaner
Section: Review Article

Stroke remains one of the main causes of death and disability worldwide. The challenge of predicting stroke outcome has been traditionally assessed from a general point of view, where baseline non-modifiable factors such as age or stroke severity are considered the most relevant factors. However, after stroke occurrence, some specific complications such as hemorrhagic transformations or post stroke infections, which lead to a poor outcome, could be developed. An early prediction or identification of these circumstances, based on predictive models including clinical information, could be useful for physicians to individualize and improve stroke care.


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