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Table 3 Comparison of the studied groups as regards primary and secondary outcomes

From: Stress hyperglycemia as a prognostic factor in acute ischemic stroke patients: a prospective observational cohort study

  Groups P value
A (normal RBS)
N = 40
B (high RBS)
N = 40
NIHSS on discharge Median 1.0 2.0 0.039*
IQR 1.0–1.0 1.0–2.0
Mean rank 17.39 27.33
Hospital stay (days) Median 10.0 15.0 < 0.001*
IQR 7.0–13.0 11.5–21.0
Mean rank 31.08 49.92
Mortality No N 29 10 < 0.001*
% 72.5% 25%
Yes N 11 30
% 27.5% 75%
Mechanical ventilation No N 28 7 < 0.001*
% 70.0% 17.5%
Yes N 12 33
% 30.0% 82.5%
Vasopressor need No N 27 6 < 0.001*
% 67.5% 15.0%
Yes N 13 34
% 32.5% 85.0%
Hemorrhagic transformation No N 37 28 0.001*
% 92.5% 70.0%
Yes N 3 12
% 7.5% 30.0%
  1. RBS random blood sugar, IQR interquartile range, NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05
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