Scientists of Stroke

Chatting to stroke scientists about research and life at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

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Wednesday Feb 26, 2020

Clinical trials are enormous undertakings, with complex rules and regulations to ensure the trial is safe and effective. But did you know that there are entire organisations that can ensure your trial runs smoothly? Neuroscience Trials Australia (NTA) is a subsidiary of the Florey that provides support for clinical trials. We spoke to CEO, Dr Tina Soulis, about tips for researchers who might be involved in a clinical trial.   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

Monday Sep 02, 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  

Sunday Aug 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.

Monday Jul 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.

Sunday Jun 02, 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

Sunday 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

Friday Apr 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

Tuesday Mar 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. Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Tuesday Mar 05, 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. Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Tuesday Feb 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.   Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

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