The Webinar: State of the Art on Acute Ischemic Stroke

The Webinar: State of the Art on Acute Ischemic Stroke

The webinar, sheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018 5:00:00 PM CET – 6:00:00 PM CET, will kick-off the State of the Art on clinical data recently published in 2017 and discuss the next boundaries to foresee in Acute Ischemic Stroke treatment. (more…)

SSOFT development after the SAFE Working Conference: Modules 1 and 2 to be available by mid April 2018

SSOFT development after the SAFE Working Conference: Modules 1 and 2 to be available by mid April 2018

SAFE Working Conference in Zagreb 2017 gathered over one hundred delegates from all SAFE member organisations. Victoria Brewer, SSOFT Project and Operations Director, saw this conference as a great opportunity for collecting both stroke stories and some high value feedback from stroke survivors and other people who manage national stroke support organisations across Europe. As we wanted to hear more about SSOFT progress and development, we interviewed Victoria about her impressions from Zagreb and what would be the next steps. (more…)

The Webinar: State of the Art on Acute Ischemic Stroke

Electronic modulation of carotid sinus nerve can be used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in rats

A team lead by Sílvia Vilares Conde, from CEDOC-NOVA Medical School, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Galvani Bioelectronics, has demonstrated through findings in rats that is possible to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis, by modulating electrically the carotid sinus nerve, the sensitive nerve that connects the carotid body with the brain. The study is published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]. (more…)

The Webinar: State of the Art on Acute Ischemic Stroke

Potential brain-machine interface for hand paralysis

A brain-machine interface that combines brain stimulation with a robotic device controlling hand movement increases the output of pathways connecting the brain and spinal cord, according to a study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. This work could have implications for restoring function in stroke patients with hand paralysis. (more…)

The Webinar: State of the Art on Acute Ischemic Stroke

Improving stroke treatment through machine learning

Methods from optogenetics and machine learning should help improve treatment options for stroke patients. Researchers from Heidelberg University have developed a computer vision technique to analyse the changes in motor skills that result from targeted stimulation of healthy areas of the brain. Movements recorded with a video camera are automatically analysed to monitor the rehabilitation process and evaluate and adjust the optogenetic stimulation. Researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) in Heidelberg worked with neurobiologists from Switzerland to develop the method. (more…)

The Webinar: State of the Art on Acute Ischemic Stroke

Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation poses challenges for cardiac care

Atrial fibrillation (AF) can often be asymptomatic, leading to difficulties in diagnosis and untreated risks for morbidity and mortality. The occurrence of paroxysmal AF (PAF), in which the fibrillation event is intermittent, resolves without medical intervention and lasts for less than seven days, adds another layer of diagnostic complication. In a study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers found that asymptomatic PAF patients are more likely to be older, male, and have more comorbidities and a higher risk of stroke than symptomatic patients. In an analysis of a sustained AF (SAF) group, the prevalence of major comorbidities and stroke risk were comparable in both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients. (more…)