Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Shafi Ullah

Shafi Ullah


  • Review Article
    Pharmacotherapeutical Study of Stroke Patients: A Hospital Based Survey
    Author(s): Shafi Ullah and Imran KhanShafi Ullah and Imran Khan

    Stroke is an acute vascular event occurs within the brain, one of the frequent cause of disability and leading cause of mortality around the world. Stroke incidence declines in West population while continuously increasing in South Asia. The present study was conducted in Saidu Teaching Hospital (STH), Saidu Sharif Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The purpose of the study is to determine the risk factors, epidemiology, prevalence and evaluation of medication trends and drug-drug interactions prescribed to stroke patients on a specially designed questionnaire. Determination of risk factors is important in understanding treatment and pathogenesis of stroke. Data was collected from 15 October 2011 to 15 January 2012.Twenty seven patients were included in the study. Out of 27 patients, there were 17 (62.96%) male and 10 (37.03%) were female. Age range of the patients was 52-80 years (m.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000184

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