It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control. Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence.
On Wednesday, a prestigious seminar was held at Northwick Park Hospital, London.
About 80% strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS).
Postgraduate Fellow: Mr Graham McClelland (TSA PGF 2015-01)
To test if using newly developed "recovery curves" can be used to improve the quality of hospital care and recovery for stroke patients
Researchers at University College London say that stroke care needs to be centralised in large specialist units in a radical shake-up of hospitals.
Last year, the researchers behind the CLOTS 3 trial showed that intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) sleeves reduced the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and improved survival in immobile patients with stroke.
The Stroke Association funded a feasibility study into improving the treatment of a condition called 'drop foot', which was recently published in the medical journal, Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
The Child Stroke Project is a collaboration between the Stroke Association and the Evelina London Children's Hospital.