Red distribution width correlated inversely with muscles power in patients with stroke

Eman Abdul Ghfoor Shakir --- Zainab Nazar Al-Wahab --- Sajid Ibrahim Khadum

Mustansiriya Medical Journal مجلة المستنصرية الطبية
ISSN: 20701128 22274081 Year: 2016 Volume: 15 Issue: 3 Pages: 52-57
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية


patients with stroke. However, the correlation between the RDW and the stroke severity in terms of muscle power grading was not reported. Methods: The retrospective study involves 37 patients with stroke. “The Medical Research Council Scale (MRC) for Muscle Strength” was used for the assessment of the muscle strength. RDW% was calculated by Coulter Counter device. Results: The muscle power grading was significant and inversely (P<0.01, r = -0.604) correlated with RDW% and significant and inversely (P<0.01, r = -0.72) correlated with plasma triglycerides in patients with stroke. Conclusion:These results show an inverse association between muscle power grading in stroke patients with RDW% and plasma triglycerides.


Red distribution width --- RDW --- stroke.