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This article is from Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra, volume 4.AbstractBackground: Epidemiological studies suggest that the intracerebral hemorrhage ICH rate correlates with alcohol consumption. Alcohol leads to elevated blood pressure BP and inhibition of platelet aggregation. These factors could promote excessive bleeding. To our knowledge, in the setting of normal liver function tests, there are no studies that have systematically evaluated the relationship between daily alcohol use and hematoma expansion. The aim of this study is to compare the baseline ICH characteristics, frequency of hematoma expansion, and outcomes in patients with ICH who are daily alcohol users with those who are not daily alcohol users. Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed on consecutive patients who presented from July 2008 to July 2013 to the Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans, La., USA, with a spontaneous ICH. Ninety-nine patients who met these criteria were admitted. Patients who underwent hematoma evacuation were excluded. Hemorrhage volumes were calculated based on the ABC-2 method. Low-density lipoprotein LDL was dichotomized into low



Author: Pletsch, Gayle R.; Boehme, Amelia K.; Albright, Karen C.; Burns, Christopher; Beasley, T. Mark; Martin-Schild, Sheryl

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