The Mureş-Uzhgorod-Debrecen study: A comparison of hospital stroke services in Central-Eastern Europe

S. Szatmári, I. Pascu, L. Mihálka, S. V. Mulesa, I. Fekete, B. Fülesdi, L. Csiba, G. Zselyuk, J. Szász, J. Gebefügi, S. Nicolescu, D. Vsiesiu, V. I. Smolanka, D. Bereczki

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Abstract

Stroke mortality is extremely high in Central-Eastern European countries. The high rate of risk factors and differences in health care services might be among the factors resulting in high stroke morbidity and mortality in this region. As only few prospectively collected information are available from this region, we decided to evaluate some characteristics of stroke services in neurological departments of a Romanian, a Ukrainian and a Hungarian city in the framework of the Mureş-Uzhgorod-Debrecen comparative epidemiological study. We registered demographic data, the absence or presence of the most important risk factors, and clinical signs on admission and at discharge. We recorded the application of various diagnostic methods, stroke treatment and recommendations for secondary prevention. Follow-up is planned after 30 days and after 1 year. The paper summarizes the methodology of this prospective epidemiological study of stroke patients hospitalized in neurological departments in Târgu Mureş, Uzhgorod and Debrecen, three Central-Eastern European cities in Romania, Ukraine and Hungary, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Acute stroke
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Ukraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Szatmári, S., Pascu, I., Mihálka, L., Mulesa, S. V., Fekete, I., Fülesdi, B., Csiba, L., Zselyuk, G., Szász, J., Gebefügi, J., Nicolescu, S., Vsiesiu, D., Smolanka, V. I., & Bereczki, D. (2002). The Mureş-Uzhgorod-Debrecen study: A comparison of hospital stroke services in Central-Eastern Europe. European Journal of Neurology, 9(3), 293-296. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-1331.2002.00402.x