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A study into a new and more effective treatment for acute stroke in England, carried out by researchers from PenCLAHRC with colleagues from Newcastle University, Northumbria University and the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, has been awarded funding of £22,000 from the Stroke Association.
Stroke is a serious, life-threatening and often debilitating condition, which can have a devastating impact on patients and their families. In the UK, nearly 90,000 people a year are admitted to hospital following a stroke, with many of those who survive left severely disabled.
Mechanical clot removal (known as thrombectomy) can substantially reduce disability, if carried out within...Read more
We are looking to recruit a part-time Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Dr Vicki Goodwin as part of a multi-centre trial of a home-based exercise intervention as extended rehabilitation for older people with frailty (HERO). The successful applicant will be recruiting and consenting participants and undertaking data collection as part of the internal pilot randomised controlled trial.
This National Institute of Health Research funded part-time (0.5FTE) post is available 1 November 2017 until 1 May 2018.
The post will be based predominantly in the Exeter area although travel to the Torbay area may be required. The data collection may be on NHS...Read more
A PenCLAHRC trial team are looking for volunteers to help study the benefits of singing groups for people with a communication disorder associated with strokes.
Aphasia is a speech and language disorder caused by damage to the brain and it is thought that around one in three people who have had a stroke experience it to some degree.
People with aphasia can struggle to speak and often make mistakes with the words they use, sometimes using the wrong sounds or putting words together incorrectly. They can also experience difficulty reading and writing.
Researchers are now seeking volunteers in Devon and Cornwall to take...Read more