Tag Archives: Acute Stroke Care

Mechanical Thrombectomy to be Introduced by NHS for Certain Types of Stroke (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary NHS England has announced plans for 8000 stroke patients per year to benefit from mechanical thrombectomy; a form of surgical treatment for acute ischaemic stroke which significantly improves survival and quality of life. This service will be introduced at … Continue reading

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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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Sustainability and Transformation Plans: Reviewing Details (BBC News / King’s Fund / Red Cross)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report explores the content of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) for reform of health and care services in England. According to BBC News 28 of these 44 proposals involve closures or downgrading of hospital … Continue reading

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Stroke Mortality and Weekend Working (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary A recent study indicates that stroke survival is associated with the number of nurses available at weekends, but not the frequency of doctors’ ward rounds. The importance of the so-called “weekend effect” is widely recognised across many areas of … Continue reading

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Centralisation of Stroke Care (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Stroke care should be centralised in large specialist units. People suffering a stroke in London have been taken to one of eight 24-hour specialist stroke units since 2010 (rather than their nearest unit) with improved outcomes. Centralising stroke care … 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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