Tag Archives: Ischaemic Stroke

Stroke Statistics (Stroke Association)

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

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The Organisation of Stroke Services, Process of Care, and Mortality in England (BMJ)

Summary The authors investigated the relationships between the organisation of hospital stroke services, care quality and 30 day mortality in patients admitted with acute ischaemic stroke. Over one hundred hospitals in England within the Stroke Improvement National Audit Programme and 2010 … Continue reading

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Stroke Patients Show Signs of Recovery in Stem-Cell Treatment Trial (BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary An early piece of research into the safety and tolerability of stem cell therapy called ReN001 for the treatment of ischaemic stroke (where blood supply to the brain is blocked by blood clots) suggests that the nine people included … Continue reading

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Updated National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (Royal College of Physicians)

Summary This updated guideline, from the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party at the Royal College of Physicians, covers: Commissioning of stroke services. Organisation of stroke services. Acute phase care. Secondary prevention. Recovery phase from impairments and limited activities: rehabilitation. Long-term management. … Continue reading

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Dementia After Stroke (Stroke Association)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary This updated 10 page patient information leaflet from the Stroke Association offers a brief overview of the types of dementia, … Continue reading

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