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Long term Statin treatment

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 […]






How to prevent 1 million strokes in 5 years?

How to prevent 1 million strokes in 5 years?

The US Department of Health and Human Services is palnning to prevent 1 millioon heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The focus of the new startegy is on the ( ABCS) or the aspirin, blood pressure, choelsterol and smoking. The epidemiological studies showed that currently only 46% of people in the USA at increased risk of […]






Strength Training in Stroke patients

Strength Training in Stroke patients

Two occupational therapists from University of British Columbia in Vancouver/Canada have performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials related to the subject of strength training for the arm weakness following a stroke. This type of training is considered in rehabilitation as an important intervention with the potential to improve function Electronic databases were searched from […]






Incidence of Stroke in Iran

Incidence of Stroke in Iran

A team of Physicians from Mashhad university of Medical Science in Iran and from Monash University in Melbourne in Australia has published in January issue of Stroke the first epidemiological study about the incidence of Stroke in Iran (Stroke; 2010;41). The published results are based on the evidences from the Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study or […]






Falls following stroke: What are the risk factors?

Falls following stroke: What are the risk factors?

From Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Poland, two authors were aiming to assess the incidence and circumstances of falls among stroke patients in a rehabilitation ward, the frequency of fall-related fractures, the relationship between falls and rehabilitation outcomes, and risk factors for falls. The results of the study which was a prospective one and […]






Chinese Medicine for stroke patients

Chinese Medicine for stroke patients

There are many centers worldwide practicing Chinese medicine for different diseases. It makes the stroke patient wonders whether this type of medicine is useful for functional recovery post stroke? This review which was published recently (stroke 2009;40: 2797) by the a team from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese in china and a team from Italy […]






Stroke Care: a practical manual

Stroke Care: a practical manual

This is a well written book from Oxford University Press which was published in 2005 in its first edition. In their preface the authors mentioned that the book is written for people who look after stroke patients, in particular, doctors and nurses working in hospitals.  In spite of being intended for the physicians, the book […]






Graduated compression stockings and risk of venous thrombosis following Stroke: CLOTS TRIAL1

Graduated compression stockings and risk of venous thrombosis following Stroke: CLOTS TRIAL1

Stroke care teams all over the world were looking with interest to the results of Clots Trial 1. It has been reported in medical literature that graduated compression stockings GCS might help in reducing the risk of the deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) in surgical patients. This notion led […]






Ultra-early Doppler Sonography in Acute Ischaemic Stroke

In the hyperacute stage of the cerebrovascular accident, cerebrovascular ultrasound can be used to determine the vascular pathology, but the significance of very early findings on ultrasound is unclear. The present study (Lancet Neurology 2006; 5:835-840) aimed to assess the prognostic value of doppler ultrasonography within the first hours after stroke for functional outcome. In […]






Strokeupdate at the 8th Welsh Stroke Conference/ June 09

Strokeupdate at the 8th Welsh Stroke Conference/ June 09

On 19th of June 2009, hundreds of doctors and allied health professionals were gathering in River Front in Newport City in Wales for the 8th Welsh Stroke Conference. Strokeupdate was at the conference and participated in the programme of the meeting. The conference started with a lecture form Professor Steve Dunnett from Cardiff University. The […]