Chapman C, Cadilhac DA, Morgan P, Kilkenny MF, Grimley R, Sundararajan V, Purvis T, Johnston T, Lannin NA, Andrew NE. Chest infection within 30 days of acute stroke, associated factors, survival and the benefits of stroke unit care: analysis using linked data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry. Int J Stroke 2019 Feb 21 doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.020372.
Chest infections following acute stroke contribute to increased morbidity and mortality. We aimed to investigate factors associated with chest infections that occur within 30 days of stroke, the impact on 90-day survival, and the role of stroke unit care.