The recovery of stroke survivors with language difficulties is famously variable. Some stroke survivors recover much more quickly or fully than others. Some respond to treatment much better than others.
Improving our prediction of recovering language abilities after stroke
Stroke survivors and their relatives consistently ask for information about how much recovery can be expected. 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 hope is that brain images can improve our prediction of patient arm movement recovery at six months after stroke.
To test if using newly developed "recovery curves" can be used to improve the quality of hospital care and recovery for stroke patients
Inflammation is an important defence mechanism that the body uses in response to injury or infection. However, it can also be highly damaging to the brain directly after stroke. This study will investigate whether adult stem cells can be transformed and used to reduce inflammation in the brain after stroke, and promote recovey.
Can stem cells be used to reduce the damage of inflammation after stroke and promote brain repair?
TSA LECT 2015/02 - Dr Nele Demeyere, University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)
Trial of an electrical stimulation device for recovery of upper limb function in chronic stroke patients