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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with acute cerebral infarction who did and did not undergo DWI examination (n = 608)

From: Clinical presentation and diffusion weighted MRI of acute cerebral infarction. The Bergen Stroke Study

  DWI Not DWI P
  n % n %  
Male 256 61 94 50 .010
Age (mean) 67.3 years 76.7 years < .001
NIHSS score on admission (mean) 4.6 9.7 < .001
Atherosclerosis 65 15.5 19 10.1 .076
Cardiac embolism 90 21.5 69 36.5 < .001
Small vessel disease 78 18.6 21 11.1 .024
LACS 118 28.2 39 20.6 *
PACS 167 40.0 68 36.0 *
TACS 48 11.5 63 33.3 *
POCS 85 20.3 19 10.1 *
  1. * P < .001 (Pearson chi-square test)
  2. DWI: diffusion weighted imaging
  3. NIHSS: National Institute of Health Stroke Scale
  4. LACS: lacunar syndrome
  5. PACS: partial anterior circulation syndrome
  6. TACS: total anterior circulation syndrome
  7. POCS: posterior circulation syndrome