Insular cortex hypoperfusion and acute phase blood glucose after stroke: a CT perfusion study.


Journal Article

Insular cortex ischemia is proposed to mediate a sympathetic stimulus that leads to acute hyperglycemia after stroke.We retrospectively analyzed insular perfusion on perfusion CT (median 180 minutes after onset) in 35 patients.We found no association of hypoperfusion (relative cerebral blood flow <0.51) with early (<6 hours) or delayed (<72 hours) hyperglycemia, or hemispheric lateralization.Insular cortex hypoperfusion <6 hours after stroke onset was not associated with hyperglycemia.

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Cited Authors

  • Moreton, FC; McCormick, M; Muir, KW

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 410

PubMed ID

  • 17194884

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17194884

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4628

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-2499

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/01.str.0000254487.73282.4d


  • eng