Tag Archives: Ischaemic Stroke

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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Researchers Advise Use of Aspirin Immediately After Minor Strokes (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary The benefits of taking aspirin immediately after a mini or minor stroke, to prevent or limit harm, have been hugely under-estimated. Full Text Link Reference Mundasad, S. (2016). ‘Immediate aspirin’ advice for minor stroke.  London: BBC Health News, May … 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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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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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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