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Biomarkers of stroke recovery: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Abstract The most difficult clinical questions in stroke rehabilitation are “What is this patient’s potential for recovery?” and “What is the best rehabilitation strategy for this person, given her/his clinical profile?” Without answers to these questions, clinicians struggle to make decisions regarding the content and focus of therapy, and researchers design studies that inadvertently mix [...]

Collaboration, post-stroke fatigue and functional magnetic resonance imaging

by Peter Goodin In science, collaboration is key. Collaboration leads to discussion, which can lead to new ideas, discoveries or breakthroughs. Collaboration has the potential to allow us to see our field through new eyes and make connections where we were unable to see them before. Recently, thanks to the collaboration between The Florey Institute [...]

Circuit class therapy is effective at improving walking after stroke and may reduce length of stay

by Coralie English This blog is based on the following publication: English C, Hillier SL, Lynch EA. Circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD007513. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007513.pub3. Roald Dahl wrote of his wife’s rehabilitation after stroke in 1965 Surely one hour a day is [...]

Architecture contributes to positive health outcomes

By Michelle Shannon Architecture can contribute to positive health outcomes for people. However, which people and in what locations is health design research being applied? How can we adapt the built environment sustainably for an ageing population or for those people with chronic conditions? These were some of the questions posed during the [...]

Stroke doctors: Who are we? A World Stroke Organization survey

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Oral administration of corticosterone at stress-like levels drives microglial but not vascular disturbances post-stroke

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Embedding an enriched environment in an acute stroke unit increases activity in people with stroke: a controlled before–after pilot study

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Prof Jeremy Grimshaw visits The Florey

By Liz Lynch Implementation Science is a field of research where we explore ways to ensure that the treatments we provide to patients are based on the best available research evidence. On 9th March, we were very fortunate to be visited by a world leader in Implementation Science research, Professor Jeremy Grimshaw, from the Ottawa [...]

Fitness training early after stroke

Sharon Kramer recently presented a webinar for the Victorian Stroke Clinical Network. Her talk 'Fitness training early after stroke' is now available on the Stroke Foundation's InformMe website. The webinar explores the evidence for fitness training after stroke and the gaps in evidence for the effectiveness early after stroke. Sharon also covers the issues to consider [...]

PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Background A PhD Scholarship (RTP-level) is available within the Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery Clinical Trials stream. The candidate will be a high achieving Statistics, Engineering, Public Health, Allied Health, Psychology or other health-related discipline graduate with developed statistical analysis skills, interest in decision analysis and experience consulting with clinicians [...]