Tag Archives: Poststroke Care

Rising Incidence of Middle-Age Stroke (BBC News / Stroke Association)

Summary There has been a marked increase in the numbers of working-age men and women who suffer a stroke since the beginning of this century, according to the Stroke Association’s report based on official NHS statistics. There were 6,221 stroke-related 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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Women Have Poorer Quality of Life After Stroke (BBC News)

Summary Research in the United States, covering 1,370 patients three months and a year after a stroke, has found that women tend to have a poorer quality of life after a stroke than men. Women tend to have strokes at a … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways: New or Recently Updated Care Pathways (NICE)

Summary NICE Pathways are a collection of online resources which summarise selected NICE guidelines, and related information, in topic-based interactive flowcharts. Topics of likely interest, recently added or updated (as sampled August / September 2012), include: Acute Kidney Injury Care Pathway. … Continue reading

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Government Funded Assistive Technology Research and Development Projects (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health report gives an overview of government-funded projects to support the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology. Assistive technologies are intended to broaden the activities, independence and / or wellbeing of disabled and older people. This … Continue reading

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Stroke Rehabilitation: Long-Term Rehabilitation After Stroke (NICE CG162)

Summary Approximately 110,000 people in England, 11,000 people in Wales and 4,000 people in Northern Ireland have a stroke each year. Although most people survive their first stroke there are usually lasting effects. Over 900,000 people in England live with … Continue reading

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Education and Support Package for Stroke Patients and Carers: an RCT (BMJ Open)

Summary This multi-site randomised controlled trial examined objective tailoring of stroke information and provision of reinforcement opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of patient / carer education. The study evaluated the effectiveness of an education package in knowledge, health and psychosocial … 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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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Stroke / King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces “masterclass” critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care topics appearing in the news. Here are two of these: Yoga-Based Rehabilitation After Stroke Full Text Link (a) Reference Yoga “can … Continue reading

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