Moving rehabilitation research forward: Developing consensus statements for rehabilitation and recovery research

May 2, 2016

Moving rehabilitation research forward: Developing consensus statements for rehabilitation and recovery research 

Stroke recovery is the next frontier in stroke medicine. While growth in rehabilitation and recovery research is exponential, a number of barriers hamper our ability to rapidly progress the field. Standardized terminology is absent in both animal and human research, methods are poorly described, recovery biomarkers are not well defined, and we lack consistent timeframes or measures to examine outcomes. 

I’m Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to Professor Julie Bernhardt who is a leading global stroke rehabilitation researcher and driving the consensus project and junior faculty member Dr Karen Borschmann.

You can find the first publication from the consensus Moving rehabilitation research forward: Developing consensus statements for rehabilitation and recovery research on line published with IJS.

http://wso.sagepub.com/content/11/4/454.full.pdf+html  

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Exercise physiology after stroke - Liam Johnson

December 6, 2015

Aislinn Grimley, work experience student with the International Journal of Stroke spoke to Dr Liam Johnson, from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, about his work in Exercise physiology after stroke. 

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Dar Dowlatshahi Young Stroke Professional

November 24, 2015

Intracerebral haemorrhage is still a major obstacle in stroke care, currently undergoing extensive international research. I'm Aislinn Grimley, on work experience here at the Journal of Stroke, and I'll be joining Carmen to speak with one of the major contributors in this area, Young Stroke Professional Dar Dowlatshahi.  


The International Journal of Stroke is the flagship publication of the World Stroke Organisation. Please consider becoming a member, to contribute to reducing the burden of stroke worldwide.


http://www.world-stroke.org/about-wso/young-stroke-professionals

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Do cognitive, language or physical impairments affect participation in a trial of self-management programs for stroke? Dominique Cadilhac

November 16, 2015

Research studies may ha ve limited generalisability when survivors of stroke with physical, language or cognitive impairments are excluded. I’m Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins and I spoke to Dominique Cadilhac submitting author of Do cognitive, language or physical impairments affect participation in a trial of self-management programs for stroke? to find out whether the presence of cognitive, language or global impairments affects participation in self-management programs.

Twitter: @DominiqueCad
Please take  a look at the World Stroke Academy, the e-learning platform of the World Stroke Organisation. 
The music used in this podcast ‘Peace Within’ composed by Peter Rudenko is licence free. 
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The efficacy of Wii-based Movement Therapy for upper-limb rehabilitation in the chronic post-stroke period, a randomised controlled trial - Penelope McNulty

November 12, 2015
More effective and efficient rehabilitation is urgently needed to address the prevalence of unmet rehabilitation needs after stroke. This study compared the efficacy of two post-stroke upper-limb therapy protocols. 
I’m Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to Dr Penelope McNulty. 
Please take  a look at the World Stroke Academy, the e-learning platform of the World Stroke Organisation. 
 
The music used in this podcast ‘Peace Within’ composed by Peter Rudenko is licence free. 
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Very Short Paroxysms Account for More than Half of the Cases of Atrial Fibrillation detected after Stroke and TIA: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis - Luciano Sposato

November 11, 2015
Among stroke and transient ischemic attack patients without a history of atrial fibrillation, 9·0% (95% confidence interval: 4·9–14·3) experienced episodes of post stroke atrial fibrillation shorter than 30 s. 
An additional 6·5% (95% confidence interval: 3·2–10·9) experienced episodes of post stroke atrial fibrillation longer than 30 s. 
This means that among all patients with post stroke atrial fibrillation, 56·3% (95% confidence interval: 37·7–74·0) had post stroke atrial fibrillation episodes shorter than 30 s during diagnostic evaluation.
I'm Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International journal of Stroke and I spoke to Dr Sposato. 
Please take  a look at the World Stroke Academy, the e-learning platform of the World Stroke Organisation. 
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Risk of early Recurrent stroke in Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis after Best Medical Therapy and before endarterectomy. Saeid Shahidi

November 11, 2015
The early recurrence of neurological symptoms (NR) after urgent aggressive best medical therapy (BMT) in symptomatic carotid stenosis is not well documented. I’m Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to Saeid Shahidi submitting author of Risk of early Recurrent stroke in Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis after Best Medical Therapy and before endarterectomy.
Please take  a look at the World Stroke Academy, the e-learning platform of the World Stroke Organisation. 
 
The music used in this podcast ‘Peace Within’ composed by Peter Rudenko is licence free.
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Assessing cognition after stroke. Who misses out? Kylie J. Wall

November 11, 2015

Cognitive impairments post-stroke are common. Assessment of cognition typically involves pen-and-paper tasks, which are often reliant on linguistic and motor function, creating barriers for many stroke survivors. The characteristics of stroke survivors excluded from cognitive assessments have never been investigated.

Please take a look at the World Stroke Academy, the e-learning platform of the World Stroke Organisation. 
 
The music used in this podcast ‘Peace Within’ composed by Peter Rudenko is licence free. 
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Internet-Based Information Seeking Behavior for Transient Ischemic Attack: Ramin Zand and Vida Abedi

October 11, 2015

In recent years the Internet has become an increasingly important tool for accessing health information and is being used more frequently to promote public health. You can find this article online.



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Alexander Theil IJS and Canadian Stroke Congress

September 16, 2015
You’ve been listening to a podcast collaboration between the Canadian Stroke Congress and the International Journal of Stroke. The International journal of Stroke is the flagship publication of the world Stroke Organization; please consider opting in for membership to this important global organization. Together we can change the global burden of stroke. 
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