What factors affect a stroke survivors' ability to complete patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)

Cardiff University
Status
Active
Summary

The number of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) has grown in the last few years. PROMs are questionnaires developed to accurately measure patients’ opinions about their health after an illness or during treatment. PROMs are used in both stroke research and routine stroke care.

Date published
06/06/2018

How do treatments of swallowing problems after stroke affect risk of chest infection?

Sheffield Hallam University
Status
Active
Summary

After a stroke some people have difficulty swallowing. Food and drink can go down the wrong way into the lungs instead of the stomach. This can cause a serious chest infection. The intended outcome of this project is to find new knowledge to help guide future policy on the reduction of chest infection risk after stroke.

Date published
01/08/2017

Realising the full potential of routinely-available brain imaging to improve treatment of patients with acute stroke

University of Edinburgh
Status
Active
Summary

This research project aims to better understand how particular features of the CT scan can be used to make better treatment decisions for patients with ischaemic stroke, and whether we can accurately estimate the time since the stroke began.

Date published
01/05/2018

Getting the most from brain MRI scans: new and better measures of brain health in stroke

University of Edinburgh
Status
Active
Summary

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans provide lots of data on the health of a person’s brain, not all of which is routinely used in clinical practice. This project will continue the development of tools to assess the brain scans of people with stroke. The outcome of this research should produce methods that can predict how patients will fare after a stroke, helping doctors to decide the best treatments and improve outcomes. 

 

Date published
01/08/2017

Comparing early versus late use of oral anticoagulant drugs in stroke patients with an abnormal heart rhythm

Unviersity of Glasgow
Status
Active
Summary

This study will investigate whether early initiation of direct anticoagulant drugs will be as safe as later initiation in stroke patients with an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). It will also investigate whether early initation could lead to fewer recurrent strokes.

Date published
25/01/2018

New paramedic test to speed up treatment of large artery stroke

Newcastle University
Status
Active
Summary

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

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