Co-funded by the Stroke Association, a new review of the research into NIBS (non-invasive brain stimulation) for the recovery of leg movement and walking suggests that although it can bring about changes in leg function, the design of existing studies are very different, making it difficult to determine its effectiveness.
Published online (ahead of print in the journal Annals of Neurology), the results of a new study found that one year after arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS), the rate of death, recurrence of stroke, and neurological impairment was lower than reports in previous studies.
‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Stroke Association statement on Budget 2016
On Wednesday, a prestigious seminar was held at Northwick Park Hospital, London. The theme was the exciting area of robot assisted rehabilitation after stroke, and specifically the RATULS (Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke) trial. The guest speaker was Dr Hermano Igo Krebs, Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA.
Calling all Speech and Language Therapists who see people with Progressive Aphasia to support new research into speech and language therapy practices for this group.
The Stroke Association has launched it's first Information Point in the UK with a shop in Flintshire.
Presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016, the final results from the PISTE trial (Pragmatic Ischaemic Stroke Thrombectomy Evaluation) add new evidence for the effectiveness of mechanical clot retrieval (thrombectomy) treatment in the UK.
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. Find out more.