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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population (N = 180)

From: Changes of liver enzymes and bilirubin during ischemic stroke: mechanisms and possible significance

Characteristic Value
Age (years) 73.2 ± 13.2
Male sex 85 (47.2)
Cerebral lesion volume (ml) 4.7 [0.4-35.5]
Admission to emergency dept. delay (hrs)* 1.7 [0.8-6.3]
Admission to stroke unit delay (hrs)* 16.8 [6–28.7]
OCSP classification  
 LACS 32 (17.8)
 PACS 65 (36.1)
 TACS 55 (30.6)
 POCS 28 (15.6)
TOAST classification  
 Large artery 28 (15.6)
 Cardioembolism 57 (31.5)
 Small artery 45 (25.0)
 Other cause 6 (3.3)
 Undetermined 44 (24.4)
Initial NIHSS score 6 [3-15]
 <10 112 (62.2)
 > = 10 and < 18 36 (20.0)
 > = 18 32 (17.8)
Diabetes 41 (22.8)
Hypertension 152 (84.4)
Current smoker 35 (19.4)
Ex-smoker 31 (17.2)
Hypercholesterolemia 112 (62.2)
Malignant neoplasm 12 (6.7)
Previous myocardial infarction 32 (17.8)
Previous stroke 29 (16.1)
Previous TIA 9 (5.0)
Statin (pre-admission) 46 (25.6)
Clopidogrel (pre-admission) 14 (7.8)
Oestro-progestinic (pre-admission) 2 (1.1)
  1. Values are number (percentage), or mean ± SD, or median [25th-75th percentile].
  2. *Delays are referred to stroke onset.
  3. LACS = lacunar anterior circulation syndrome, NIHSS = National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, OCSP = Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project, PACS = partial anterior circulation syndrome, POCS = posterior circulation syndrome, TACS = total anterior circulation symdrome, TOAST = Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment.