Tag Archives: Stroke Rehabilitation

Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … 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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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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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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Emotional Impact of Stroke (BBC News / Stroke Association)

Summary A survey of more than 2,700 stroke survivors and their carers in the UK by the Stroke Association has found that many patients and their families / carers experienced emotional suffering. The emotional impact of a stroke is often overlooked and given a lower priority than … Continue reading

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