Predictors of Early Chest Infection in Acute Ischemic Stroke "PRECAST"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- acute ischemic stroke
- admission to the neurological intensive care unit or stroke unit within 24 hours after stroke onset
- clearly assessed brain lesion location

Exclusion Criteria

- previous large (non-lacunar) stroke
- chest infection present already on hospital admission
- mechanical ventilation already on day 1 or 2 after hospital admission
- treatment with immunosuppressive drugs