5 Apr

Do you work in Stroke Rehab in Ontario? Are you interested in helping to identify ways to improve Stroke Rehabilitation intensity reporting?

April 5th, 2017|Research|

A group of students from the Physical Therapy program at Queen’s University are working with Vince DePaul PT PhD to conduct a survey regarding the experiences of therapists (OT, PT, SLP) and therapy staff with collecting and reporting inpatient stroke rehabilitation intensity (RI) data.

29 Mar

ICES Research Video Series: Moira Kapral on risks of swallowing problems after stroke

March 29th, 2017|Rehabilitation, Research|

About 50 per cent of patients who have recently had a stroke will experience dysphagia (swallowing problems) which can in turn lead to pneumonia, disability and even death. That's why guidelines recommend that swallowing tests be conducted in all stroke patients within the first 72 hours after stroke, before taking any food or liquid by mouth.

17 Mar

Stroke rehabilitation evidence and comorbidity: a systematic scoping review of randomized controlled trials

March 17th, 2017|Research|

Most strokes occur in the context of other medical diagnoses. Currently, stroke rehabilitation evidence reviews have not synthesized or presented evidence with a focus on comorbidities and correspondingly may not align with current patient population. The purpose of this review was to determine the extent and nature of randomized controlled trial stroke rehabilitation evidence that included patients with multimorbidity.

29 Jan

Have you or a family member had a stroke? We want your input!

January 29th, 2016|Research|

The Ontario Stroke Network is looking for people who have had a stroke or their family members to participate in telephone interview. This is your opportunity to contribute feedback and have your thoughts heard regarding stroke care in Ontario. A research group at St. Michael’s Hospital is conducting the evaluation.

7 Jan

Vagus nerve stimulation shows progress in stroke patient recovery

January 7th, 2016|Research|

A new study involving UT Dallas researchers shows that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) technology could help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who suffer weakness and paralysis caused by strokes.

4 Jan

Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

January 4th, 2016|Research|

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ultrasound can prove useful in preventing unnecessary surgical intervention, new research shows.

28 Dec

Adults born with heart defects have a substantially higher risk of stroke

December 28th, 2015|Research|

Adults with congenital heart defects have considerably higher rates of stroke compared to the general population. Heart failure, diabetes and recent heart attacks were the strongest predictors of stroke caused by a blocked artery.

24 Dec

New technology promises fast, accurate stroke diagnosis

December 24th, 2015|Research|

Tethering enzymes to nanoparticles makes measuring tiny quantities possible.

21 Dec

Link found between early-stage brain and heart disease

December 21st, 2015|Research|

A connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease has been identified by researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults.

17 Dec

Statins may reduce the occurrence of strokes due to larger artery atherosclerosis

December 17th, 2015|Research|

Researchers examined whether pravastatin, a traditional statin widely used in the clinic, reduces the recurrence of strokes and respective subtypes in non-cardioembolic stroke patients. The study also examined whether the use of pravastatin favorably impacts the occurrence of other vascular events, and stroke-related functional outcomes were explored.