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Central poststroke pain : its profile among stroke survivors in Kano, Nigeria

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Background. Central poststroke pain (CPSP) caused by sensory dysfunction of central origin is a disabling condition that significantly affects the quality of life of stroke patients. Aim. The aim of this study is to determine the clinical profiles and pattern of CPSP among stroke patients in Kano, Nigeria. Methods. The study was a cross-sectional design involving stroke survivors who were >= 18 years old and with no significant cognitive impairment approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. Participants were assessed using diagnostic criteria form, the douleur neuropathique 4 questions (DN4 questionnaire), and Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs (LANNS). Results. A total of 120 stroke patients participated in the study, in which 6 (5%) were diagnosed with CPSP occurring within the first 3 months in 50% of the participants. The pain characteristics were mainly moderate (83.3%), burning (62.5%), and continuously experienced (66.7%). The frequently affected parts were extremities or occurring as hemisyndrome. Conclusion. Prevalence of CPSP following stroke is low. The clinical features are variable and can occur at a varied time and different intensities and locations. However, it majorly occurs within the first few months post stroke.
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NEUROPATHIC PAIN, LEEDS ASSESSMENT, SHOULDER PAIN, SYMPTOMS, ABNORMALITIES, STIMULATION, ASSOCIATION, PREVALENCE, ALLODYNIA, SCALE

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Bashir, Abdulbaki Halliru, Auwal Abdullahi, Muhammad Aliyu Abba, and Naziru Bashir Mukhtar. 2017. “Central Poststroke Pain : Its Profile Among Stroke Survivors in Kano, Nigeria.” Behavioural Neurology.
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Bashir, A. H., Abdullahi, A., Abba, M. A., & Mukhtar, N. B. (2017). Central poststroke pain : its profile among stroke survivors in Kano, Nigeria. BEHAVIOURAL NEUROLOGY.
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Bashir AH, Abdullahi A, Abba MA, Mukhtar NB. Central poststroke pain : its profile among stroke survivors in Kano, Nigeria. BEHAVIOURAL NEUROLOGY. 2017;
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Bashir, Abdulbaki Halliru et al. “Central Poststroke Pain : Its Profile Among Stroke Survivors in Kano, Nigeria.” BEHAVIOURAL NEUROLOGY (2017): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Background. Central poststroke pain (CPSP) caused by sensory dysfunction of central origin is a disabling condition that significantly affects the quality of life of stroke patients.
Aim. The aim of this study is to determine the clinical profiles and pattern of CPSP among stroke patients in Kano, Nigeria.
Methods. The study was a cross-sectional design involving stroke survivors who were >= 18 years old and with no significant cognitive impairment approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. Participants were assessed using diagnostic criteria form, the douleur neuropathique 4 questions (DN4 questionnaire), and Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs (LANNS).
Results. A total of 120 stroke patients participated in the study, in which 6 (5%) were diagnosed with CPSP occurring within the first 3 months in 50% of the participants. The pain characteristics were mainly moderate (83.3%), burning (62.5%), and continuously experienced (66.7%). The frequently affected parts were extremities or occurring as hemisyndrome.
Conclusion. Prevalence of CPSP following stroke is low. The clinical features are variable and can occur at a varied time and different intensities and locations. However, it majorly occurs within the first few months post stroke.},
  articleno    = {9318597},
  author       = {Bashir, Abdulbaki Halliru and Abdullahi, Auwal and Abba, Muhammad Aliyu and Mukhtar, Naziru Bashir},
  issn         = {0953-4180},
  journal      = {BEHAVIOURAL NEUROLOGY},
  keywords     = {NEUROPATHIC PAIN,LEEDS ASSESSMENT,SHOULDER PAIN,SYMPTOMS,ABNORMALITIES,STIMULATION,ASSOCIATION,PREVALENCE,ALLODYNIA,SCALE},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {5},
  title        = {Central poststroke pain : its profile among stroke survivors in Kano, Nigeria},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/9318597},
  year         = {2017},
}

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