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Table 3 Clinical characteristics

From: Isolated thalamic stroke – analysis of clinical characteristics and asymmetry of lesion distribution in a retrospective cohort study

Variable All ITS
n = 58
Left ITS
n = 38
Right ITS
n = 20
GCS on admission (IQR) 15 (15 - 15) 15 (15 - 15) 15 (15 - 15)
NIHSS on admission (IQR) 2 (1 - 5) 2 (1 - 4.25)  3 (1.25 - 5)
NIHSS improvement on SU (IQR) 1 1 (0 - 3) 1 (0 - 2) 1.5 (0.25 - 3.75)
mRS at discharge (IQR) 0 (0 - 2) 1 (0 - 2) 0 (0 - 1)
Neurological findings on admission
 vigilance deficits 4 (6.9%) 3 1
 neurocognitive impairment 6 (10.3%) 5 1
 behavioral changes 2 (3.4%) 2
 thalamic aphasia 8 (13.8%) 8
 memory deficits 3 (5.2%) 3
 neglect 2 (3.4%) 2
 visuospatial deficits none
 dysarthria 15 (25.9%) 9 6
 dysphagia 2 (3.4%) 1 1
 hemiparesis 27 (46.6%) 16 11
 sensory loss 34 (58.6%) 20 14
 ataxia 7 (12.1%) 6 1
 vertigo 5 (8.6%) 2 3
 central facial paresis 8 (13.8%) 4 4
 hemianopia none
 oculomotor deficits 3 (5.3%) 3
 thalamic pain syndrome 2 (3.5%) 1 1
 movement disorder none
  1. Abbreviations: IQR = interquartile range, SU = stroke-unit.
  2. 1 NIHSS improvement on SU is defined as the difference between NIHSS at admission to the certified stroke-unit and NIHSS at discharge from the stroke-unit