On 24 February 2015, researchers at City University launched The CommuniCATE project, looking at enhancing Communication in Aphasia through Technology and Education.
A panel of independent experts has decided that alteplase, a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes is safe and effective under current guidelines.
The Stroke Association is also a member of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), a network of organisations that champion the voices of those affected by stroke. SAFE is currently involved in several European research projects. You can find out more about these projects hoping to improve treatment for stroke patients.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active.
The ReTrain study is investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have suffered a stroke. Published in the journal BMJ Open, the 'study protocol' for ReTrain outlines why the study was needed, and includes the methods to be used in the study, the resources required for the study and a timeline for completion.
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.
Comparing two treatment strategies in patients with visual problems after stroke
What does the Comprehensive Spending Review 2015 mean for stroke prevention, treatment and care?
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The Exhibition and Stroke Club Exchange are a key part of the UK Stroke Club Conference. Based in the hub of the conference centre, the exhibition provides delegates with a chance to learn about products and services that can support groups and their members in their life after stroke.