Scientists of Stroke
How telemedicine can save lives

How telemedicine can save lives

September 2, 2019

The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program (VST) enables rural patients having a stroke to be seen by Melbourne-based stroke experts hundreds of kilometres away.

Kate Comer was picking her son up from daycare when she had her stroke in Hamilton, 300 kilometres from Melbourne. She tells her story of how the VST allowed her to receive life-saving treatment quickly.

We also speak to Professor Chris Bladin and Professor Dominique Cadilhac, the leaders of the VST program, about its success.

 

Podcast available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

 

Top tips for aspiring PhD students (with Dr Carli Roulston, Venesha Rethnam, & Ruby Lipson-Smith)

Top tips for aspiring PhD students (with Dr Carli Roulston, Venesha Rethnam, & Ruby Lipson-Smith)

August 18, 2019

What is stroke research really like? What about life as a PhD student and beyond?

We asked Florey Stroke researchers at various stages of their career about the highs and lows of PhDs and research. Tune in to have all your questions about a career in research answered.

 

Podcast available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

With thanks to Dr Carli Roulston, Venesha Rethnam, and Ruby Lipson-Smith.

6 ways the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry improved stroke care in 2017

6 ways the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry improved stroke care in 2017

July 29, 2019

The Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) is a nationwide registry that records information on patients with stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke). Established in 2009, the registry has released its 2017 annual report.

We talk to Professor Dominique Cadilhac, Data Custodian of AuSCR, about what the registry achieved in 2017 and how it continues to help improve stroke care.

Young stroke with Prof Julie Bernhardt

Young stroke with Prof Julie Bernhardt

June 2, 2019

30% of stroke survivors in Australia are under the age of 65, and their needs differ from those who have a stroke later in life.

Professor Julie Bernhardt, head of the Florey Stroke theme, talks about how we can help younger stroke survivors with their unique needs.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Prof Julie Bernhardt after the 2nd Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Prof Julie Bernhardt after the 2nd Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

May 26, 2019

The second Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable in Montreal brought together an international group of experts to tackle the biggest issues in stroke recovery and rehabilitation.

We caught up with Professor Julie Bernhardt AM just after her return from Montreal to discuss why the Roundtable is so important for the future of stroke research.

Find all the papers from the first roundtable here. 

The latest update from the second roundtable can be found here.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Exercise early after stroke with Dr Sharon Kramer

Exercise early after stroke with Dr Sharon Kramer

April 26, 2019

Can you exercise early after stroke? How soon? How much? We spoke to Dr Sharon Kramer just after she finished her PhD last year to see if there were answers to these questions.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Improving clinical decision making in stroke with Venesha Rethnam

Improving clinical decision making in stroke with Venesha Rethnam

March 12, 2019

Decisions about treatment after stroke involve many factors, combining the latest evidence with the doctor's clinical judgement about the patient in front of them. But how can we use data to improve this decision making? Venesha Rethnam, a PhD student in the Florey Stroke theme, explains.

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Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Measuring disability after stroke with Venesha Rethnam

Measuring disability after stroke with Venesha Rethnam

March 5, 2019

After stroke, disability and dependence is measured using the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS). But this doesn't take stroke survivors' quality of life into account.

In her most recently published paper, PhD student Venesha Rethnam has been looking at an alternative way of measuring disability after stroke that does incorporate quality of life: the utility-weighted modified Rankin Scale.

Read the original paper here.

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Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Translating research into practice with Dr Karen Borschmann

Translating research into practice with Dr Karen Borschmann

February 19, 2019

Everyone in stroke research wants to improve the lives of people affected by stroke. But no matter how incredible your scientific breakthrough is, it's of no use if the findings aren't then communicated and used in clinical practice.

Today we talk to Dr Karen Borschmann (@KarenBorschmann) about how we get those findings from bench to bedside.

 

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Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Bones & blood sugar after stroke - with Dr Karen Borschmann

Bones & blood sugar after stroke - with Dr Karen Borschmann

February 11, 2019

How does stroke affect your bone health and your blood sugar? How might exercise help? Find out this and more in our conversation with physiotherapist and researcher Dr Karen Borschmann (@KarenBorschmann).

PS: Congratulations Karen on being awarded the Tim Glendinning Memorial Grant last week!

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Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain