Stanford Stroke Center News and Events
Could a vibrating glove become part of stroke therapy?
Caitlyn Seim, a graduate student at Georgia Tech, started the project in the hope that the glove's stimulation could have some of the same impact as more traditional exercise programs. After developing a prototype, she approached Stanford colleagues Maarten Lansberg, [MD, PhD], an associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences, and Allison Okamura, [PhD], a professor of mechanical engineering, in order to expand her efforts.
Strokes often have a devastating impact on something most of us rely heavily on in our daily lives – our hands. Now, Stanford researchers are collaborating on a vibrating glove that could improve hand function after a stroke.
Stanford researchers have found that transient changes in the numbers and activation levels of a handful of circulating immune cell types can predict the likelihood of dementia one year after a stroke.
Researchers like Marion S. Buckwalter, MD, PhD and her colleague Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD are working on how to prevent dementia in stroke survivors, nearly half of whom develop the condition in the first decade after a stroke. Others are working on new ways to deliver drugs right where they're needed in the brain, developing ways to stimulate the brain's recovery with magnetic fields, and building robotic devices tailored to help individual stroke patients walk more easily. With those and other developments on the horizon, the future for stroke survivors could be bright.
In a multicenter study led by Stanford researchers, the number of stroke patients who died or required confinement to nursing homes was nearly cut in half, the biggest improvement seen in any stroke-related trial to date.
Advanced brain imaging technology may give doctors an additional 10 hours or more to respond to some strokes, researchers said Wednesday, a development that may soon bring major changes to the way hospitals treat one of the leading causes of disability and death.
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.
We conducted a multicenter, randomized, open-label trial, with blinded outcome assessment, of thrombectomy in patients 6 to 16 hours after they were last known to be well and who had remaining ischemic brain tissue that was not yet infarcted.
Clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy iSchemaView RAPID software plays central role in success
DEFUSE 3, a 38-center clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and led by Stanford researchers, has shown that far more people than previously thought can benefit from existing emergency treatments for acute ischemic stroke.
Stanford Health Care announced that it has been recertified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, a prestigious designation reserved for institutions with specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.
Treatment for stroke is determined by the stopwatch. Missing the few hours that are the window of opportunity between stroke onset and the time of diagnosis make many patients ineligible for reperfusion therapy
Why is the risk for developing dementia doubled for as much as a decade after stroke? A new study suggests the answer may be B cells.
Study ties immune cells to delayed onset of post-stroke dementia
Researchers say that the appearance in the brain of a type of immune cell has been implicated in delayed dementia in mice and humans who have suffered a stroke.
Public policies for addiction, smarter prosthetics and stroke among the Big Ideas tackled by Stanford neuroscientists
Brain research that improves policies for treating drug addiction is one of seven Big Ideas that will become new priorities for the Stanford Neurosciences Institute. These new interdisciplinary teams span schools and disciplines to tackle critical challenges in brain research.
With financial support from the Big Ideas in Neuroscience program, Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD, and Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD, have merged their basic science and clinical backgrounds, pulled in experts from across Stanford and built a collaborative network of brain power to tackle this essential question: Why do some patients recover better from stroke while others do not? The Stroke Collaborative Action Network, or SCAN, was developed to understand the mechanisms of stroke recovery and to enhance recovery through new treatments.
Developing Treatments for Stroke Recovery
Stanford's Fourth Annual Stroke Recovery Symposium
OCTOBER 5, 2018
The Stanford Stroke Recovery Program is dedicated to improving the function and quality of life of stroke survivors. Based at Stanford University, the Program is uniquely positioned to bridge the barriers between neuroscience, engineering, and clinical research, to develop new therapies for stroke survivors. With grant funding from the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, the Program has brought together world-renowned scientists from a wide variety of disciplines, including stroke neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, mechanical, electrical, and bio-engineering, systems and molecular neuroscience, imaging/radiology, neuroimmunology, and genetics.
Neurology Grand Rounds
8-9am “Cognitive Recovery and Decline following Intracerebral Hemorrhage: from Post-hoc Diagnosis to Individualized Risk Prediction”
Alessandro Biffi, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Aging and Brain Health Research Group
9:15-9:45am Patient Presentation
9:45-10:15am “How the Stroke Stopwatch was Shattered”
Gregory Albers, MD
Director, Stanford Stroke Center
Coyote Foundation Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
10:15-10:45am Coffee Break
10:45-11:05am “Virtual Reality Glove for Hand and Arm Rehabilitation After Stroke”
Kara Flavin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology & Neurological Sciences
11:05-11:30am "StrokeCoach - A virtual therapist for stroke recovery"
Master's Student, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Health Research and Policy
11:30am-Noon “A year-long immune profile of the systemic response in patients after acute stroke”
Brice Gaudilliere, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
12-12:30pm “Targeting the innate immune response to improve stroke outcome”
Katrin Andreasson, MD
Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
12:30-1pm “Optimizing Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance for Individuals with Chronic Stroke”
Steven H. Collins, PhD
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
1-2pm Lunch (provided for registered participants)
May 3, 2017: Stanford Health Care announced that it has been recertified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, a prestigious designation reserved for institutions with specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.
Rethinking neurorehabilitation of stroke
John W. Krakauer
John C Malone Professor
Professor, Neurology & Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Date: May 20, 2016
Description: Dr. Krakauer received his bachelor and master deegree from Cambridge University, and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he returned to Columbia University for his residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York. He subsequently completed a research fellowship in motor control in the Center of Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia and a clinical fellowship in stroke at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. He is currently Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he directs the Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement Lab (BLAM). He is a neurologist who sees patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. His research investigates motor control and learning in people, stroke recovery, and neuro-rehabilitation.
This event is sponsored by Stanford Neurosciences Institute Big Ideas Brain Machine Interface and SCAN
Rebuilding the Brain After Stroke, World Economic Forum
Dr. Buckwalter spoke about the SCAN project at the World Economic Forum in January 2015. She talked about the importance of stroke as a global health problem and the importance of collaboration between disciplines to solve the problem of how stroke recovery works, and described how SCAN scientists are working together to develop treatments for stroke survivors.
New Approaches to Improving Lives of Stroke Patients
Stanford Pioneers New Brain Imaging to Improve Stroke Care
Stanford Stroke Experts Advance Recognition of Stroke in Young People
Stanford Stroke Awareness Month: BE FAST
Time is Brain: How Recognizing Stroke Symptoms Saved Chris McLachlin
Stroke: The Basics
Stanford Hospital's Stroke Center Director, Greg Albers, MD, on Prevention, Risk Factors, Treatment
Annual Stroke Meetings
Stroke Society of Australasia
August 7-10, 2018
Neurocritical Care Society
September 25-28, 2018
Boca Raton, FL
International Stroke Conference
February 6-8, 2019
European Stroke Organization Conference
May 22-24, 2019