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Accuracy of clinical stroke scores for distinguishing stroke subtypes in resource poor settings: A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy.

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BACKGROUND: Stroke is the second leading cause of death globally. Computerized tomography is used to distinguish between ischemic and hemorrhagic subtypes, but it is expensive and unavailable in low and middle income countries. Clinical stroke scores are proposed to differentiate between stroke subtypes but their reliability is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched online databases for studies written in English and identified articles using predefined criteria. We considered studies in...

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10.4103/0976-3147.139966

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Publisher:
Medknow Publications
Journal:
Journal of neurosciences in rural practice
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
330-339
Publication date:
2014-10-05
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EISSN:
0976-3155
ISSN:
0976-3147
URN:
uuid:a44c0315-1dc0-4aa2-9f71-fed80070225b
Source identifiers:
485778
Local pid:
pubs:485778

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