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World Stroke Organisation elected new Board members

And now FASTER: Face, Arm, Speech, Time, Eyes, React

“FASTER — Face, Arm, Speech, Time, Eyes, React — may be a better acronym for the public campaign,” said Prof. Ashok Handa, senior author of the British Journal of Surgery study.

The study included 150 patients with a confirmed transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke who presented to a clinic in England during a 5-month interval in 2014. Overall 92 (61.3 per cent) of the patients had a delay in presenting to medical services. (more…)

World Stroke Organisation elected new Board members

Hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability

A new hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability emerges thanks to the novel approach in a USC-led study. A human protein combined with stem cell therapy has been found to repair stroke damage to the brain, according to a new USC-led study on mice (more…)

SAFE Regional Meetings in 2016

SAFE Regional Meetings in 2016

In 2016, SAFE had four regional meetings. The first was the one for South European countries, held in Athens, Greece on 1st June 2016. The next one was in Skopje, attended mostly by SSO representatives from Balkan countries and colleagues from UK, Nederland and Poland. The third meeting was held in Oslo, Norway, on 16th June for Northern European countries. And the final meeting gathered representatives from the East of Europe in beautiful city of Krakow, Poland, on 5th July.

The  theme for all of the 2016 regional meetings was self-management of stroke and stroke clubs, as well as supporting supporters and volunteers in SAFE member’s countries, with special focus on SAFE’s activities during 2016. (more…)

World Stroke Organisation elected new Board members

European Stroke Journal: September’s issue available online

September’s issue of European Stroke Journal (ESJ) is now available. The ESJ is the official publication of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), a fully peer-reviewed journal, launched in 2016 covering clinical stroke research from all fields.

Published research includes, but is not limited to, clinical trials, epidemiology, primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis, acute and post-acute management, guidelines, translation of experimental findings into clinical practice, rehabilitation, organisation of stroke care, and societal impact. (more…)

World Stroke Organisation elected new Board members

Anemic adults may have a higher risk of death after stroke

Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, may be linked to a higher risk of death in older adults who have had a stroke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Anemia is common in patients with acute stroke. Both anemia and low hemoglobin levels, which are proteins in red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body, are also common in older people, said Phyo Myint, M.D., senior study author and Professor of Medicine of Old Age at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. (more…)