Blood pressure levels and prognosis of intracranial trauma patients with cognitive dysfunction
Objective: To evaluate the effects of blood pressure levels on prognosis of intracranial trauma patients with cognitive dysfunction.
Methods: One hundred and twenty intracranial trauma patients enrolled in our hospital from February 2011 to July 2013 were selected, including 40 hypertension and 80 non-hypertension cases. They were investigated by MiniMental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scales, and the clinical data were retrospectively analyzed.
Results: Compared with the control group, the MoCA, visuospatial executive function, attention, language, delayed recall, MMSE, orientation and memory scores of the hypertension group were significantly lower. Unconditional Logistic regression analysis showed that age, history of cerebrovascular disease and triglyceride level were the independent risk factors of cognitive function.
Conclusion: The blood pressure levels of intracranial trauma patients were associated with cognitive function, with age, history of cerebrovascular disease and triglyceride level as the independent risk factors. Therefore, it is necessary to control blood pressure level to improve prognosis.
How to cite this:Wang W, Fang J, Lei B. Blood pressure levels and prognosis of intracranial trauma patients with cognitive dysfunction. Pak J Med Sci 2014;30(4):769-772. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.304.4930
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