Tag Archives: Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)

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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Missed Opportunities in Stroke Prevention (University of Birmingham / PLoS Medicine / European Journal of Neurology)

Summary Analysis of the records of UK patients who suffered a stroke indicates that over half of people who should have received drugs to prevent strokes had not been prescribed such medicines. Full Text Link Reference Research suggests ‘missed opportunities’ … 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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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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Stroke Statistics (Stroke Association)

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

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NICE Menu of Indicators for the QOF 2014/15: Summary of Recommendations (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released details of the proposed quality and outcomes framework (QOF) indicators for 2014/15. The proposed indicators concern improving the quality of care provided by GPs. These proposals include three … 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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