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Clinical Analysis on Alteration of Thyroid Hormones in the Serum of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

Table 2

Stroke outcome measured by National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and modified Rankin Scale (mRS).

Low T3 groupNormal T3 group
(T3 ≤ 75 ng/dL)(T3 > 75 ng/dL)
n=29n=18

The 1st day
Median value of NIHSS11 (5~19)6 (2~14)*

The 1st clinic follow-up
Median value of NIHSS9 (2~17)4 (0~9)*
Patients with any improvement (ΔNIHSS ≥ 2)8 (27.6%)12 (66.7%)*
Median value of mRS3 (1~5)1 (0~3)*
Patients with favorable outcome (mRS ≤ 1)9 (31.0%)10 (55.6%)*

Numbers in parentheses for nominal data indicate percentages and for continuous data indicate range of actual scores. *P<.05 is compared to low T3 group. The 1st day: on admission; The 1st clinic follow-up: outpatient follow-up usually occurred 2–4 weeks after discharge; ΔNIHSS 2: improvement when scores decreased ≥2 compared to baseline.

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