How Common is Aspiration Pneumonia in Patients Presenting with Acute Stroke and Fed by Using Nasogastric Tube?

Authors

  • Imtiaz Ali LRH Peshawar
  • Muhammad Bilal Lady Reading hospital peshawar
  • Adeela Masood LRH Peshawar
  • Yaseen Khan LRH Peshawar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52206/jsmc.2023.13.2.753

Abstract

Background: Stroke is the leading cause of fatalities and years lost due to incapacity. Due to the possibility of pneumonia developing, aspiration has long been recognized as a substantial cause of morbidity after a stroke.
Objective: To determine the frequency of aspiration pneumonia in nasogastric-tube fed stroke patients.
Material and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of Medicine, Lady reading hospital, Peshawar from 01-12-2020 to 30-05-2021.A total of 230 patients presenting with stroke and subjected to NG tube for enteral nutrition were included in the study in a consecutive manner and checked for aspiration pneumonia
Results: The mean age of the patients was 58.7 + 9.1 years. 64.3% were males and 35.7% females. The mean duration of symptoms at presentation was 35.6 + 7.6 hours. On CT brain, 56.2% patients had ischemic stroke and 43.9% had hemorrhagic stroke. Aspiration pneumonia was recorded in 20.4%.
Conclusion: Aspiration pneumonia is fairly common in our stroke patients who are on NG tube for enteral nutrition.
Keywords: Acute hemorrhagic stroke, Aspiration pneumonia, Hemorrhagic stroke, Ischemic stroke, Nasogastric tube.

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Published

28-06-2023

How to Cite

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Imtiaz Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Adeela Masood, Yaseen Khan. How Common is Aspiration Pneumonia in Patients Presenting with Acute Stroke and Fed by Using Nasogastric Tube?. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 28 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];13(2):40-5. Available from: https://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/753