The latest in stroke rehabilitation

This Clinical Medicine Journal (published in London by the Royal College of Physicians)  Concise Guideline abstracts key recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Clinical Guideline 162 on stroke rehabilitation of particular relevance to clinicians in general medicine, to inform their front-line practice and promote liaison and collaboration with the specialist service.

Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme October 2015

The tenth report from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) today reveals that 14 stroke services scored an overall ‘A’ grade for the quality of care they provide for patients. This demonstrates that a world-class service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is achievable. The report published today relates to patients admitted between April [...]

UK stroke Forum Conference 4th-6th December 2012

The UK Stroke Forum conference is the largest UK multidisciplinary stroke conference of the year, bringing together around 1,500 healthcare professionals involved in stroke care and research. Conference dates are 4 to 6 December 2012 at the Harrogate International Centre. The UK Stroke Forum offers healthcare professionals and all those with an interest in stroke the opportunity [...]

Welcome address to the 22nd XXII European Stroke Congress London May 2013

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the XXII European Stroke Conference, which will be held in London for the first time, from 28 May to 31 May 2013. The ESC has become the premier educational and scientific event in the field and attracts delegates from all over the world. The scientific programme [...]

Long term Statin treatment

Practicing evidence based medicine means that you initiate statin treatment for the patients with cardiovascular diseases or TIA/Stroke if the level of the total cholesterol is >3.5 mmol/L. The clinical question arise all the time about the duration of the treatment with statin itself and if there is any side effect of this treatment. We [...]

The variation in stroke care: Why?

Dr. Amer Jafar writes: Stroke can be a devastating disease as it might lead to death in third of the patients and disability in another third. Stroke causes over 4.3 million deaths world-wide annually. The focus on preventing stroke is important in any health care strategy. However; it remains a challenge to meet the standard [...]

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    In the October issue of the “Lancet Neurology”, Suhaib A et al discussed the potential benefit of augmenting or maintaining the cerebral collateral circulation in case of ischaemic stroke. The article which was published on line today mentioned that “Imaging of the brain and vessels has shown that collateral flow can sustain brain tissue for [...]

  • Acute Stroke care team in Wales Awarded

    Acute Stroke care team in Wales Awarded

    The acute stroke care team in Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales, UK was awarded the prestigious Chief Executive Award in a very well organised ceremony in Gwent, South Wales. The team was awarded for the good progress that was achieved in Gwent stroke service. The daily TIA clinic in Newport City has managed to [...]

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