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11 March 2021: Clinical Research

Dynamic Structural and Functional Reorganizations Following Motor Stroke

Yumei Xia AE* , Gelun Huang CE* , Xuemei Quan B , Qixiong Qin D , Hui Li F , Ci Xu BF , Zhijian Liang AG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.929092

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e929092

Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients and controls.

CharacteristicsPatients, n=34Controls, n=34P value
Age (years)63.4 [52.1–73.8]61.2 [49.3–70.5]0.532*
Female N (%)14 (41.2%)16 (47.1%)0.808**
Vascular risk factors N (%)
Hypertension23 (67.6%)18 (52.9%)0.215**
Diabetes19 (55.9%)13 (38.2%)0.145**
Hypercholesterolemia20 (58.8%)15 (44.1%)0.225**
NIHSS admission7 [–]4
Lesion size (cm)9.4 [3.2–35.1]
Lesion side (left) N (%)18 (52.9%)
NIHSS – National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; MMSE – Mini-Mental State Examination. Continuous variables presented as median [P25–P75].
* Assessed by Mann-Whitney U test;
** assessed by chi-square test.

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