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ICTUSnet builds a path towards a better knowledge of stroke care strategies. It aims to transform lives of stroke patients and to improve their life quality

About the project

ICTUSnet has the mission to create a network of collaboration between different regions of southern Europe formed by patients and professionals from different areas related to stroke and, at the same time, to create research infrastructures that incorporate innovative data analysis technologies to improve stroke care systems and subsequently reduce the impact of the disease on the population.

ICTUSnet will be developed by a consortium of 10 partners, gathering together healthcare and research institutions from public and private domain and coordinated by the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS). The consortium represents 6 regions of the Southwest of Europe (Aragon, Balearic Irelands, Catalonia, Navarra, Occitania and North of Portugal), covering a population of ca. 20 M people.
The project was awarded by Interreg Sudoe Programme, which is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

  • 10

    European partners

  • 6

    SUDOE Regions

  • 33

    Associates partners

  • 20 M

    population

  • 1 M

    deaths in the EU each year

  • ~45

    billion €
    total cost of stroke in the EU

News

Pamplona organises a specific training on decisions and management of the acute phase of stroke for professionals from Navarre and La Rioja (Spain)

[text in Spanish] El miércoles, 5 de junio, el Colegio de Médicos de Navarra acogió la formación especializada “Toma de decisiones y manejo de la fase aguda del ictus”, organizado por el Departamento de Salud del Gobierno de Navarra, en colaboración con la iniciativa Angels, y liderado por la Dra. Nuria Aymerich, coordinadora de la Unidad de Ictus del Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN).

ICTUSnet on the 5th European Stroke Organization Conference

The ICTUSnet project was presented in the 5th European Stroke Organization Conference (ESOC) that took place in Milan (Italy) on May 22-24 2019. Members of the ICTUSnet network exposed the objectives, methods, results and expectations of the project during an e-Poster session. ESOC is the premier European forum for stroke research and rapidly becoming the world’s foremost platform for the release of major trial data.

Blog

Stroke care pathways at CHU de Montpellier

Multiple randomized controlled trials have recently proved the superiority of mechanical thrombectomy compared to the best medical therapy in patients with recent cerebral infarct and large vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation. There are 6 Stroke Units in the Occitanie-East region, formerly Languedoc-Roussillon. Only one of these units, the Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) of the Montpellier hospital, has a centre of interventional neuroradiology (NRI) that can perform mechanical thrombectomy.

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