New paramedic test to speed up treatment of large artery stroke

Newcastle University
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About 80% strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS). The aim of this programme is to develop and test a new care pathway for paramedics to recognise those patients who are likely to have a large artery blockage, so that this group can be taken directly to the thrombectomy hospital.

Date published
23/05/2017

A pilot study exploring a community walking programme using a metronome sound beat to improve stepping and daily activity following a stroke (ACTIVATE)

Newcastle University
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Active
Summary

As well as reducing independence, walking problems after stroke lead to lower daily activity, increasing risk of further stroke and health problems. A promising method of improving walking after stroke is through ‘auditory rhythmical cueing.’ which involves people walking to the rhythm of a sound beat. This method improves walking after stroke in the hospital, but has not been tested later on at home where recovery could continue. 

Date published
20/11/2016

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