Pilot trial of devices to extract clot from occluded arteries (PISTE)
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)
Can an anti-inflammatory drug (IL-1Ra) given into the skin reduce damaging inflammation in the brain and body after stroke compared to a dummy-drug?
Most stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) survivors are asked to take medicines, which some can find difficult. However, taking the medicines prescribed after a stroke, or TIA, and following lifestyle advice can reduce the chance of another stroke by 80%.
This research aims to develop a new method of teaching self-management skills after stroke.
This research will study 300 stroke survivors who have fatigue but not depression. It aims to identify factors independently associated with fatigue after stroke to help doctors find the best ways to treat and manage the condition.
This study will investigate how other illnesses can affect stroke treatment and outcome. It will involve the analysis of electronic, linked datasets of health information from stroke patients in Scotland.
Following a stroke, some patients and their relatives describe dissatisfaction with the information they receive about the patient’s outlook for recovery. The outcome of this study should be an intervention for stroke unit staff, which can help them better address the issue.
Exploring the effects of lowering blood pressure and a lower dose of clot busting drug on stroke outcome
To test if using newly developed "recovery curves" can be used to improve the quality of hospital care and recovery for stroke patients