Three years of Angels: Delivering a vision of Consistent Improvements in stroke care, Internationally
The ANGELS Initiative, in collaboration with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and supported by Boehringer Ingelheim, was launched in 2016 in Europe, with the original aim of establishing 1,500 European stroke-ready hospitals and improving the standard of acute stroke care and patients’ outcomes in Europe by May 2019. In the subsequent three years since launch, […]
The internal capsule is a significant white matter tract observed within the basal ganglia. It contains the majority of the cortico-spinal fibres and acts as the major relay for multiple cortio-subcortical networks and inputs to the thalamus from the body, as well as connecting to the corona radiata on the superior surface and the cerebral […]
This article summarises the current knowledge base and cutting-edge research into ADHD as presented at the Medice symposium, 5th EUNETHYDIS International Conference on ADHD, 25 September 2018, Edinburgh, UK.
Results from RCTs and real-world analyses consistently demonstrate the safety and efficacy profiles of dabigatran in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Stroke is today one of the leading causes of death and, after dementia – often caused by a previous stroke – the 2nd leading cause of disability globally, and the burden of stroke is increasing.
Established by Boehringer Ingelheim in 2015, in collaboration with international stroke experts and the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), the Acute Networks StrivinG for ExceLlence in Stroke (ANGELS) project has had a major impact on expanding available treatment for acute stroke patients and improving outcomes in Europe.
Technological innovations are optimizing endovascular treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and cerebral aneurysms.
Endovascular treatment is the treatment of choice for many intracerebral aneurysms (ICAs). However, coiling is probably less effective for giant or wide-necked aneurysms, and retreatment is not uncommon. Flow diversion (FD) is a novel endovascular approach to ICA treatment.
This September, the Stroke Alliance for Europe launched a website on stroke prevention and modifiable stroke risk factors,www.strokeprevention.info.
Non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have become the standard of care in stroke prevention for individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF).
Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) is a subset of cryptogenic stroke. Recurrence rates are high following ESUS and the optimal treatment to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke depends on the pathophysiology of the index stroke.
Time is of the essence to prevent brain damage in the context of acute ischaemic stroke, yet most patients do not receive specialist care or early reperfusion therapy in the setting of acute ischaemic stroke. In order to increase the number of patients treated in stroke-ready hospitals and optimise the quality of treatment in all […]
This article summarizes a Medtronic-sponsored symposium held on May 17th 2018 at the 4th European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) in Gothenburg, Sweden. This symposium was introduced and moderated by Professor Antoni Dávalos.
This article summarizes a Medtronic-sponsored webinar held on the 19th of March 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. This webinar was moderated by Professor Jens Fiehler. In his introduction to the presentations given by the two speakers, Dr Alejandro Tomasello Weitz and Dr Marc Ribó Jacobi, Professor Fiehler reiterated the axiom familiar to all neurologists:that with a […]
This article summarizes a Medtronic-sponsored webinar held on the 29th of January 2018 in Bern, Switzerland. This webinar was moderated by Professor Jens Fiehler, and the two speakers, Professor Jan Gralla and Professor Urs Fischer,presented key data emerging from recent landmark studies evaluating endovascular treatment interventions in patients with acute anterior circulation ischemic strokes resulting […]
SAFE is proud to be part of the Angels Initiative project, providing critical information to stroke patients when they most need it, already in the stroke unit.
A new and exciting e-learning tool is being developed by SAFE to support Stroke Support Organisations (SSOs) around positive and effective stroke advocacy.
Building on the preceding Helsingborg Declarations of 1995 and 2006, the Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018-2030 was launched first at ESOC 2018 in front of a scientific public and then again in the European Parliament
Gothenburg, Sweden, 16 May 2018- The main results of the European WAKE-UP trial have been presented on 16 May at the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC).
Can blood clots in the brain be removed even in major strokes?
The Globus Pallidus is a bilateral grey matter nucleus found at the medial part of the basal ganglia. Whilst a single physical structure it is split into two distinct functional nuclei, which are in adjacent and complementary regulatory circuits involving the striato-thalamic and striato-tegmental systems. The connections..
Bo Norrving is a professor in neurology at Lund University, Sweden. He has authored more than 400 publications on clinical stroke research, including several seminal papers e.g. the Swedish Aspirin Low Dose Study, and the world’s..
The effectiveness and safety of endovascular thrombectomy for the treatment of large vessel occlusion (LVO) have been demonstrated in landmark randomized controlled trials. However, patients in these studies were pre-selected and recruited using stringent inclusion and exclusion criteria. The STRATIS registry has evaluated almost 1,000 US patients, with acute stroke, who received endovascular thrombectomy treatment […]
The following paper looks at how ‘story telling’ can help in the recovery from illness. The drive to make sense of our experiences, ills and life is profound and deeply rooted in the human psyche. Story telling allows the patient to make sense of their world and adjust to change brought about by their illness. […]
Selecting Patients for Endovascular Therapy and recent Developments and Clinical Experience with Medtronic Devices
This article summarizes Medtronic-sponsored symposia presented at the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN) 14th Congress held October 16-19, 2017, in Budapest, Hungary. The topics included: the definition and analysis of optimal neuroimaging criteria for selecting patients for endovascular treatment using perfusion and diffusion neuroimaging (iSchema View RAPID). This review was presented by…
Acute Nicotine Treatment Attenuates Learning and Memory Impairment in REM Sleep Deprivation Through Modulation of CREB and BDNF Protein Expression in Rat’s Hippocampus
REM sleep deprivation is associated with learning and memory impairment, and acute nicotine treatment has been shown to attenuate this effect. It involves changes in the DREAM protein expression, which regulates the transcription of others proteins that are important for the learning and memory processes. This study investigates…
The rodent hippocampal slice preparation has long been a critical tool for studying the electrophysiological effects of pharmacological and genetic manipulations. Slices can be prepared with several different slicing methods including the tissue chopper, vibratome, and rotary slicer. To examine how slicing methods affect slice integrity, we generated hippocampal..
Functional symptoms are common reasons for paediatric consultations. When severe, continuing and impairing they may be expected to be linked to a psychiatric disorder. The paper outlines the nosology and the bio-psychosocial framework that helps understand the origins..
Stina Sundstedt Division of speech and language pathology, department of clinical sciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden.
Moving Forward With Prisms: Sensory-Motor Adaptation Improves Gait Initiation In Parkinson’s Disease
Dr. Janet Bultitude Centre for functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, University of Oxford, UK.
Dr. Lauren Beslow Department of Pediatrics & Department of Neurology Yale University School of Medicine, USA.
Dr. Cristina Nombela-Otero, Brain Repair Centre, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge university, UK.
Prof. Peter Lindvall Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Serum Epidermal Growth Factor Predicts Cognitive Functions In Early, Drug-Naive Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Dr. Maria Teresa Pellecchia Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy.
According to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an FDA-approved anti-epileptic drug has been found to reverse memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease . The study, conducted by researchers at the Gladstone Institutes, also found that the drug, called levetiracetam, alleviates other Alzheimer’s related impairments […]
1) Three years of Angels – Georgios Tsivgoulis, Greece 2) Setting up a new stroke-ready hospital – Valeria Caso, Italy & Salvatore Ascione, Italy 3) Organisation of a regional stroke network – Valeria Caso, Italy & Andrea Zini, Italy 4) Empowering stroke nurses – Valeria Caso, Italy & Estela Sanjuan, Spain 5) Emergency services: advanced […]
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