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Oct 12, 2023 GAINS WSO Virtual Global Trials Forum

October 18, 2023 - 0830 EDT/1430 CET/1800 India/2030 Beijing See Full Story Full story

Sep 25, 2023 NIH Grant Deadlines

See Full Story for Grants and Deadline Submission Dates. Full story

Sep 07, 2023 World Stroke Academy Newsletter - August 2023

It's that time of the month again – our latest newsletter is here, packed with exciting updates on our latest activities and projects, past and upcoming webinars, new insights and inspiration on stroke education. Full story

Jul 08, 2022 2022 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Guideline From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Steven M. Greenberg, Wendy C. Ziai, Charlotte Cordonnier, Dar Dowlatshahi, Brandon Francis, Joshua N. Goldstein, J. Claude Hemphill III, Ronda Johnson, Kiffon M. Keigher, William J. Mack, J. Mocco, Eileena J. Newton, Ilana M. Ruff, Lauren H. Sansing, Sam Schulman, Magdy H. Selim, Kevin N. Sheth, Nikola Sprigg, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, and on behalf of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Published May 17, 2022 Full story

Jul 08, 2022 Use of Lipid-Lowering Drugs After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Ashkan Shoamanesh, Magdy Selim, Published June 6, 2022 Full story

Jul 08, 2022 Focused Update on Vascular Risk and Secondary Prevention in Survivors of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Kevin N. Sheth, MD, Magdy Selim, MD, PhD, Published June 27, 2022 Full story

Jan 22, 2021 Full-dose blood thinners decreased need for life support and improved outcome in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

In large clinical trial conducted worldwide, full dose anti-coagulation (blood thinner) treatments given to moderately ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19 reduced the requirement of vital organ support—such as the need for ventilation. A trend in possible reduction of mortality was also observed and is being further studied. With large numbers of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization, these outcomes could also help reduce the overload on intensive care units around the world. Early in the pandemic, physicians around the world observed increased rates of blood clots and inflammation among COVID-19 patients which affected multiple organs and led to complications such as lung failure, heart attack and stroke. Whether providing increased doses of blood thinners routinely administered to hospitalized patients would be safe and effective was unknown at that time. Full story

Mar 18, 2020 NEW FDA Guidance on COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) plays a critical role in protecting the United States from threats including emerging infectious diseases, including the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. F DA is committed to providing timely guidance to support continuity and response efforts to this pandemic. FDA is issuing this guidance to provide general considerations to assist sponsors in assuring the safety of trial participants, maintaining compliance with good clinical practice (GCP), and minimizing risks to trial integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full story

Mar 17, 2020 StrokeNet COVID-19 Guidance

The primary concern for StrokeNet is the safety of our patients or potential patients for our ongoing trials. The second concern is the safety of our own investigators and study team members. Finally, we also want to maintain, as much as possible, the integrity of the trials to potentially benefit patients and so that the data can be used to answer the questions that the trials intended. This latter point is critical for subjects in the trial and those with the specific problem in the future. However, immediate safety issues take priority over any formal processes in ongoing trials. For example, while a current protocol may specify that a study visit needs to be in person, the FDA has guidance about the primary safety of study subjects: For more information click Full Story: Full story

Feb 27, 2020 Stroke v1.0 Common Data Elements (CDEs)

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently assembled an external working group of international experts to update the Stroke v1.0 Common Data Elements (CDEs) based on user feedback and research advances. Full story

Feb 25, 2020 Washington Post - Infant Experience Strokes in Utero Causing Physical and Cognitiave Problems... New Therapies May Help

Nicole Dodds first noticed her son, Rowan, was having trouble using the right side of his body when he was about 6 months old. Babies typically use both hands to pick up toys and lift their chest off the floor at that age, but Rowan was mostly using his left arm and hand, keeping his right hand balled in a fist. Full story


The Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Awards are presented to the top two studies that show creativity, innovation, or a novel approach that demonstrates an immediate impact on the health and well-being of patients. This means we were ranked #2 or #3 among all clinical trials performed last year— includes all areas of medicine. The #1 award went to a study that reduced HTN by instituting therapy though a network of black barbershops DEFUSE 3 results will be presented to selected members of Congress March 7th. Full story

May 24, 2018 PRESS RELEASE - TELEREHAB - UCI STUDY SHOWS IN-HOME THERAPY EFFECTIVE FOR STROKE REHABILITATION - A multisite US clinical trial compared home-based telerehabilitation program with traditional in-clinic rehabilitation therapy

May 24, 2018 - In-home rehabilitation, using a telehealth system and supervised by licensed occupational/physical therapists, is an effective means of improving arm motor status in stroke survivors, according to findings presented by University of California, Irvine neurologist Steven C. Cramer, MD, at the recent 2018 European Stroke Organisation Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Full story


Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study co-led by researchers in NIH StrokeNet. The results of the "Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for the Ischemic Stroke (DEFUSE 3)” trial, presented at the International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles and published on Jan. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated that physically removing brain clots up to 16 hours after symptom onset in selected patients led to improved outcomes compared to standard medical therapy. Click Full Story to see the published article: Full story