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The latest on stroke

The latest on stroke

In this special edition of the podcast, JNNP associate editor Nick Ward looks into some of the latest research into stroke.Tracking cognitive function in those recovering from stroke in routine. Owen White, associate professor, Department of Neurology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, describes how assessing ocular motor deficits is a sensitive way of doing this. Furthermore, he describes the computerised programme he’s come up with to treat these, and why he believes doing so will lead to improvement in both sensory and motor areas.Tatu Kauranen has also been looking into assessing cognitive function, and discusses the value of this in predicting return to work after stroke.And Peter Rothwell explains why it’s safe and effective to treat those who’ve had an acute minor stroke as outpatients.See also:Stroke: mechanisms, stratification and implementation stroke: the ocular motor system as a sensitive marker for motor and cognitive recovery