Burden of stroke in the Philippines (Article, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Burden of stroke in the Philippines

Author: Keat Wei Loo Affiliation: Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia; Siew Hua Gan Affiliation: Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:International Journal of Stroke, v8 n2 (February 2013): 131-134
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Based on disability-adjusted life-years, stroke is the second leading cause of death and among the top five diseases with the greatest burden. Although two community-based studies have been conducted to determine the prevalence of stroke in the Philippines, the incidence has not been nationally recorded to date. The prevalence ranged from 1·9% to 6·59%, and ‘Wiihabilitation’, a rehabilitation stroke therapy, is  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Keat Wei Loo Affiliation: Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia; Siew Hua Gan Affiliation: Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
ISSN:1747-4930
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5151486322
Notes: Correspondence: Siew Hua Gan*, Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan 16150, Malaysia.E-mail: shgan@kck.usm.my
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Responsibility: K. W. Loo and S. H. Gan

Abstract:

Based on disability-adjusted life-years, stroke is the second leading cause of death and among the top five diseases with the greatest burden. Although two community-based studies have been conducted to determine the prevalence of stroke in the Philippines, the incidence has not been nationally recorded to date. The prevalence ranged from 1·9% to 6·59%, and ‘Wiihabilitation’, a rehabilitation stroke therapy, is widely practiced. A clinical trial for stroke rehabilitation using the Chinese Medicine NeuroAid®, which consists of several herbs, is ongoing in many hospitals across the Philippines. Due to their ready availability, phytomedicines are widely used, especially in the rural areas, for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia, which are predisposing factors for stroke in the Philippines. Due to the increasing number of stroke cases annually, the government of the Philippines should emphasize primary and secondary prevention strategies.

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