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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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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 [...]

Stroke Foundation grant success

Margaret Galloway and her team at HMRI received a Stroke Foundation Small Project Grant for their project Determining the minimum dose of exercise required to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in stroke survivors. Stroke survivors have very low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, often less than half that of their peers. This is close to the threshold required [...]

Is Stroke a Neurodegenerative Condition? A Critical Review of Secondary Neurodegeneration and Amyloid-beta Accumulation after Stroke

Ong, L, Walker F R, Nilsson M, AIMS Medical Science, 2017, 4(1): 1-16. Click here to view article

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 [...]

Data Linkage in Stroke Research

By Nadine Andrew From birth until death information about us is collected by different agencies and government departments. Data linkage is the method of bringing together information about people from different sources. This is particularly useful in stroke research because people with stroke have many contacts with different sectors of the health system before, during [...]

Implementation Science Stream

  By Liz Lynch Research from Australia and overseas has shown that patients receive just over half the recommended care for their health conditions. This gap between what we know from research about effectively treating health conditions versus what is provided to patients might be due to health professionals being unaware of, or having difficulty [...]

2016 HMRI Awards

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has presented its annual Early-Career Research Award to Dr Andrew Bivard from the University of Newcastle. The majority of Dr Bivard’s work is in acute ischemic stroke imaging which has focused on patient selection for reperfusion therapies. Together with industry partners, he developed an automated processing program that utilises [...]

10th World Stroke Congress 26-29 October 2016, Hyderabad, India

On behalf of the World Stroke Organization and the Indian Stroke Association, we warmly welcome you to the 10th World Stroke Congress (WSC) in Hyderabad, October 26-29, 2016. The history of India can be traced back to the Indus Valley civilization (2500 BC). India has a rich cultural heritage and diversity in language, dress, religious [...]