Stroke management in North Portugal

Acute stroke is an emergency that requires a fast, time-sensitive treatment. If not promptly treated, it may cause severe neurologic impairment, resulting in limited functional status and loss of quality of life.  Therefore, an organized system of care is essential, focusing on prevention primary prevention, prehospital care, acute phase treatment, rehabilitation and community reintegration.  

Un vistazo a la heterogeneidad de los informes de alta hospitalaria de enfermos diagnosticados con ictus

Una de las tareas del proyecto ICTUSnet es el desarrollo de herramientas de minería de textos (TM) para asistir en el proceso de extracción de información relevante para la evaluación de la calidad asistencial. La información se extrae de los informes de alta hospitalaria de pacientes diagnosticados con ictus y se compila en un registro centralizado. La unidad de Text Mining del Barcelona Supercomputing Center lidera el desarrollo de estas herramientas dentro del proyecto.

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.

Towards a better stroke rehabilitation strategy

According to the paper “Stroke rehabilitation: clinical picture, assessment, and therapeutic challenge” (1), there are many factors that can affect the recovery process after stroke, such as the type of brain lesion, the severity of the stroke, the age of the patient, previous health and functional abilities, social environment and personal motivation. Thus, there is an ongoing need to find the most optimal existing rehabilitation services and therapeutic interventions.