Dr. Muzna Butt, Dr. Nabila Younas, Dr. Safa Khalil
Objective: The aim of our study was to conclude the occurrence of stroke associated pneumonia (SAP) in stroke patients. Study design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of study: We conducted this study at Services Hospital Lahore for the duration of six months starting from 1st June, 2019 to 30th May, 2020. Methodology: We used non-probability purposive selection method and selected a total of 100 cases which were diagnosed stroke cases. All detected cases of stroke were followed till 30 days either in medical ward or outdoor for stroke associated pneumonia. We performed a complete examination and history of the patients was obtained. with positive finding in chest X-ray and culture of tracheal aspiration. All the data was analyzed through statistical package of social sciences (SPSS 20) where quantitative variables were analyzed by calculating Mean±SD while qualitative variable like gender and presence/absence of stroke associated pneumonia were calculated through frequency and percentage. Results: Patients were distributed according to age, which shows that 21.05%age(n=60) were between 30-50 years of age while 78.95%age(n=225) were between 51-70 years of age, Mean±SD was calculated as 56.86±6.81 years, 51.58% (n=147) were male and 48.42%(n=138) were females. Frequency of stroke associated pneumonia in patients with stroke was recorded in 17.89 %age(n=51) while 82.11 %age(n=234) had no findings of the morbidity. Conclusion: We determined that the frequency of stroke associated pneumonia is quite high amongst stroke patients. However, these cases should be diagnosed early and should be managed accordingly. Keywords: Stroke associated pneumonia (SAP), Association, Acute Ischemic Stroke.