This study will identify ‘who’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ to treat people with painful shoulders after stroke more effectively, and should lead to better outcomes for them.
Clinical trials are conducted to test whether a new medical intervention is safe and effective, and these trials often rely on the participation of volunteer stroke survivors.
Published in the journal, Lancet Neurology, a new study suggests that understanding stroke severity, as well as time to treatment, is key to delivering effective and safe thrombolysis treatment.
A new study suggests there are significant inequalities in the provision of vision care to stroke survivors in the UK, and further work is required to ensure effective care.
On February 11 2015, at the International Stroke Conference (ISC 2015 in Nashville, USA) the latest findings were released from four, large studies investigating the effect of treating patients with mechanical clo
People with stroke due to brain hemorrhage have swelling around the hemorrhage on their brain scan. This programme is about understanding the effect of blood on brain cells, with a focus on finding treatments.
This research will produce an assessment of functional, everyday reading. The assessment will help therapists working with people with aphasia to identify why the person is finding it difficult to read and monitor the effects of treatment.
This study will show whether more intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) in survivors of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is feasible, safe and effective in reducing brain injury. If successful, the study will pave the way for the design a larger definitive trial.
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.
This research aims to develop a new method of teaching self-management skills after stroke by investigating how physiotherapists work with stroke survivors and carers.