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Branch atheromatous disease (BAD) has been reported to contribute to small-vessel occlusion and is associated with a higher possibility of early neurological deterioration (END). Because the pathology of BAD is due to atherosclerosis, the investigators postulate that early intensive medical treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy(DAPT) and high-intensity statin may prevent END and recurrent stroke. The investigators hypothesise that intensive medical therapy can prevent END in BAD using aspirin, clopidogrel and high-intensity statin.
The main purpose of this trial is to analyse the Effects of Xingnaojing for Mild-to-severe Acute Ischemic Stroke by Metabonomics, proteomics and clinical parameters.
This Early Feasibility Study (EFS) is a multi-center, open-label single-arm study in 10 acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients treated with VitalFlow-IS stimulation within 6 hours of symptom onset. The purpose of the EFS is to evaluate initial clinical safety and device functionality in the clinical workflow setting for treatment of acute ischemic stroke patients that will inform design modifications and/or user interface in preparation for next steps consisting of (1) a full safety/feasibility clinical study and (2) randomized controlled pivotal trial with a surrogate endpoint (expedited Premarket Approval (PMA) pathway).
Stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is common in acute stroke. A significant risk factor is dysphagia. To identify dysphagia, patients are screened using a bedside tool and those suspected of dysphagia then have a specialist Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) assessment. Currently there is a wide range of screening protocols used. The aim of this research is to investigate the variation in dysphagia assessment and management to identify what factors affect the risk of SAP. The type of screen and other variations in management and practice (such as time from hospital admission to when the screen is done) will be investigated to identify any associations with higher risk of SAP. A mixed methods study will include a systematic review of the literature, interviews with patients, carers and staff and a review of medical records to investigate the patient journey during the first 72 hours from admission. Findings will be triangulated to inform a national survey of dysphagia screening and management in hospitals registered with the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP). Data from the survey will be cross-referenced with the SSNAP register and analysed to identify relationships. Results will inform development of an intervention to reduce SAP for subsequent feasibility testing.
The aim of the study is to describe the cultural adaptation of the Ottawa Sitting Scale and to examine the factor structure, reliability and validity of the scale in patients with stroke. The scale will be translated into Turkish language by following the procedure. 80 patients will be recruited in the study. Berg Balance Scale and Trunk Impairment Scale will be included with Turkish Ottawa Sitting Scale to test the validity. Outcome measures will be repeated by a second physiotherapist the day after the first assessment for interrater reliability and conducted twice within 2 weeks (test-retest) for reliability. The interrater and intrarater reliability of the Ottawa sitting scale will be determined using intraclass correlation coefficients and internal consistency will be assessed using Cronbach's alpha.
Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability in the UK. There are few treatment options that improve long-term disability outcomes after stroke. Animal studies indicate that aerobic exercise training can improve brain repair and reduce disability after stroke. However, in clinical practice it is difficult for stroke survivors to undertake aerobic exercise due to lower-limb disability and a lack of accessible exercise equipment. This study will assess the feasibility of implementing a 5-day aerobic exercise training intervention, beginning in the acute phase of stroke (1-7 days post-stroke), using a power-assisted exercise bike. Feasibility outcome measures: recruitment rate (30 participants recruited within 18 months), completeness of data (>80% of planned measurements recorded) and the safety (<10 adverse events related to the intervention) and acceptability (>3/5 comfort scale) of the intervention. We will also investigate the acute effects of aerobic exercise on cerebral blood flow velocity using transcranial Doppler ultrasound, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (serum and plasma).
This is a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, Phase Ib/IIa clinical study to assess the administration of ApTOLL together with endovascular therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients who are candidates to receive reperfusion therapies.
The research project is intended to provide information pertaining to the usability, feasibility and clinical benefit of the BAC system for early sub-acute post CVA rehabilitation, improved cognition and emotive state while in acute inpatient rehabilitation settings (Kessler Foundation) and in an outpatient clinic at the same research hospital. The randomised controlled trials will take place at Kessler Foundation (West Orange, NJ). It will develop a new longitudinal therapy for elderly stroke survivors who are inpatients and then outpatients at a regional rehabilitation hospital, by adding BAC training to customary care for both inpatients and outpatients. Two systems will be used, improving continuity of care (one each for inpatient and outpatient settings).
This study will use evaluate a hand therapy device training isolated finger control with engaging video gaming technology to facilitate hand and digit recovery in patients with acute stroke and cervical spinal cord injury. This study will randomize patients to either standard rehabilitation care with added study-related motor training or standard rehabilitation care alone.
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) results from the rupture of small vessels damaged by chronic hypertension, amyloid angiopathy or other disease. Currently, ICH has been a devastating type of stroke that lacking effective therapy. Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC), a systematically protective strategy, has been found to have neuroprotective effects by in patients with ischemic stroke. In addition, animal studies show that RIC is safe in ICH model and it could accelerate the absorption of hematoma. In a previous clinical study (RICH-1), RIC have been found to be safe and well-tolerated in patients with ICH. Therefore, the investigators plan to undertake this study to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of RIC in patients with ICH. The investigators hypothesize that treatment with RIC will accelerate the absorption of hematoma and improve patients' functional outcomes. Results of this study can potentially bring into account new means to improve the outcomes of ICH patients.