Getting the most from brain MRI scans: new and better measures of brain health in stroke
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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.
How intensively should we treat blood pressure in patients with disease of the small blood vessels in the brain?
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In this study, we are testing the theory that by treating BP more intensively we will delay progression of the disease. We will also use state-of-the-art MRI imaging techniques to look at the mechanisms by which any beneficial effect of BP occurs.
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to enable activation of the damaged part of the brain to be more active in the recovery period after a stroke
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Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to enable activation of the damaged part of the brain to be more active in the recovery period after a stroke
Can a filter device protect the brain during stenting in the chest and reduce risk of stroke and brain injury?
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This study is investigating how to make thoracic endovascular aortic stenting (TEVAR), treatment for thoracic aortic disease (TAD), safer by using extra protection devices.
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Techniques to predict - and in future prevent - brain haemorrhage in people treated with warfarin after stroke caused by atrial fibrillation
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Techniques to predict - and in future prevent - brain haemorrhage in people treated with warfarin after stroke caused by atrial fibrillation
Can we improve predictions of upper limb recovery after stroke with brain imaging?
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This study will look at how well a patient can use their arm after stroke, and at their brain images recorded within 72-hours after stroke.
The eye: a window on brain health in patients with stroke?
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This fellowship will involve the study of the human eye to find out about the health of the brain’s small blood vessels and nerve connections in people who have recently had a stroke.
Seizures and epilepsy after stroke
Some people can experience post-stroke seizures. A small number of people go on to develop epilepsy, which is a tendency to have repeated seizures. Find out about the different types of seizures and how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated.
Developing new blood tests to understand more about children with sickle cell anaemia and silent strokes
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Developing new blood tests to understand more about children with sickle cell anaemia and silent strokes.
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
A transient ischaemic attack, TIA, or mini-stroke, is the same as a stroke, but the symptoms last a short time. A TIA is a warning that you are at risk of having a stroke.