Hyperglycemia in the acute phase of stroke is not caused by stress

  • van Kooten F
  • Hoogerbrugge N
  • Naarding P
 et al. 
  • 29


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 105


    Citations of this article.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hyperglycemia in the acute phase of stroke is associated with poor outcome. Whether hyperglycemia in nondiabetic stroke patients is caused by stress is controversial. METHODS: We studied glucose levels and glycosylated hemoglobin in 91 consecutive patients with acute stroke admitted within 24 hours after onset of symptoms. In 27 unselected patients we also measured catecholamines on days 1 and 3 after onset. RESULTS: Hyperglycemia was found in 39 (43%) of the patients, 55% of whom either had diabetes mellitus or latent diabetes; the others had idiopathic hyperglycemia. Norepinephrine levels were associated with the severity of the stroke (P = .005) and with hypertension (P = .03) but not with glucose levels, irrespective of whether or not the patients had diabetes. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that hyperglycemia in the acute phase of stroke cannot be explained by increased stress.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Stress

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Fop van Kooten

  • Nicoline Hoogerbrugge

  • Paul Naarding

  • Peter J. Koudstaal

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free