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HMRI Open Day 2018

by Gillian Mason Stroke Register Research Assistant Stroke Survivor Rachael Peak looking on as Dr Gary Crowfoot flips virtual hamburgers and facilitates a discussion on technologies in stroke rehab The performance of My Mind’s I to a full auditorium HMRI Open Day is an annual event and this year the institute opened its [...]

Breaking up sitting time after stroke (BUST-Stroke)

by Coralie English We found that when stroke survivors stood up every 30 minutes and performed 3 minutes of light intensity exercises, their blood pressure was lower, compared to when they sat continuously for 8 hours. We have all heard the media stories about the dangers of sitting time - ‘beware the chair’, ‘sitting is the [...]

Stroke 2018 Conference – A Consumer’s Perspective

by Sue Bowden It was a thrill to be asked to talk at the Bridging the Continuum Conference. When the organisers invited me to do a presentation, I scribbled notes in my diary. Bridging the Continuum, Global Conference, 20 minutes, lots of people, consumer, present Friday. Ask someone else about accommodation? Some rules about not being [...]

Making connections. Making a difference.

by A/Prof Coralie English As my thumbs recover from tweeting up a storm at the Stroke2018 conference – see #Stroke2018Syd / #Stroke2018 (rogue hashtags abounded!) - I am reflecting on the Meeting: on lessons learnt, new insights gained, old collaborations strengthened and new connections formed. My first SSA conference was in 2005 and I have [...]

Champion Future Leaders attend grant development workshop

by Jan Chamberlain The strains of We Are the Champions by Queen set the tone for the Centre of Research Excellence grant development workshop in late June. With future leaders in stroke rehabilitation and brain recovery coming from Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney the two days were set to be thought-provoking and educational. The workshop [...]

Spotlight on Stroke

by Gillian Mason Newcastle stroke survivors say to me regularly that they’d like to see more of our researchers, to understand what’s going on in the ‘fancy building on the hill’ and find out what our work means for them. Some share that they feel that health professionals and researchers might not actually know what [...]

Standardized measurement of sensorimotor recovery in stroke trials: Consensus-based core recommendations from the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Abstract Finding, testing and demonstrating efficacy of new treatments for stroke recovery is a multifaceted challenge. We believe that to advance the field, neurorehabilitation trials need a conceptually rigorous starting framework. An essential first step is to agree on definitions of sensorimotor recovery and on measures consistent with these definitions. Such standardization would allow pooling [...]

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 [...]

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

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HMRI register connects stroke survivors with trials

Stroke survivors in the Hunter will get easier access to new clinical trials following the launch of a new volunteer register at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). The Hunter Stroke Research Volunteer Register (HSRVR) comprises a centralised database of people keen to participate in cutting- edge stroke research. The stroke-focused Register will complement the long-running HMRI Research [...]