Tag Archives: Acute Ischaemic Stroke

Configuration of Stroke Services: a Themed Review of NIHR Research (NIHR DC)

Summary The NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC) has released a themed review of NIHR research into the organisation of stroke services and care pathways. This review of 44 published and 29 ongoing studies covers recent research into stroke and acute … Continue reading

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Benefits of Alteplase Outweigh Risks (BBC News / MHRA)

Summary The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) review into the safety of alteplase, the thrombolytic (clot-busting) drug for the treatment of strokes, has concluded that alteplase is “safe and effective”. The expert working group of the UK’s Commission … Continue reading

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Stroke Brain Damage Reversed by Brain Stimulation? (BBC News / PNAS)

Summary Research at Stanford University School of Medicine, on mice, indicates that stimulation of the brain regions which control movement may help recovery from strokes. They investigated whether brain stimulation aided recovery and discovered that those animals receiving brain stimulation … Continue reading

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Pilot Study of Stem Cell Treatment in Stroke Therapy (BBC News / Stem Cell Translational Medicine)

Summary A pilot study at Imperial College London indicates that infusing stem cells into the brain during the first week after a stroke may improve recovery. Patients were more likely to be able to walk and look after themselves independently … Continue reading

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Portable Microwave-Based Technology May Speed Stroke Diagnosis (BBC News / IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering)

Summary Diagnosing and treating stroke as quickly as possible is important, to minimise avoidable brain damage. Researchers have devised an experimental prototype helmet using microwave technology which can distinguish between bleeds (haemorrhagic stroke) and clots (ischaemic stroke) quickly, so potentially … Continue reading

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Global Study of Stroke Statistics: Stroke in Younger People Now More Common (NHS Choices / Lancet / Lancet Global Health)

Summary A major international research project – reviewing 119 studies (58 from high-income countries and 61 from low-income / middle-income countries) has discovered – amongst many other statistics – that the proportion of younger people affected by stroke is increasing. Stroke … Continue reading

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Stroke Statistics (Stroke Association)

Summary A statistical overview from the Stroke Association. Full Text Link Reference Stroke statistics. London: Stroke Association, January 2013.

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