Studies

UC Irvine is seeking stroke survivors to participate in research study

6.4.21

Brain Computer Interface system or Standard Physical Therapy can help patients improve walking after stroke. There are limited treatment options for improving strength after stroke. We are currently conducting a research study that explores the possibility of using brain waves to control a functional electrical stimulation device to help stroke patients improve their walking. The study involves 4 weeks of... Read More

Stroke in the Pediatric or Young Adult Population

3.16.21

  Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with stroke being a leading cause of disability globally. Despite the recent success in reducing stroke incidences in the general U.S. population, there is now a concerning propensity for stroke cases to occur at younger ages. Pediatric Ischemic Stroke Prevalence Children now experience increased stroke... Read More

What’s New in Stroke Care?

2.16.21

A decade ago, stroke was the third leading cause of U.S. deaths but has now dropped down to fifth. The higher survival rates are due to advances in medical treatments and care. The right care, done the correct way, can save lives and the survivors’ quality of life. Unfortunately, despite the decreased death rate caused by stroke, the numbers are... Read More

Comparison of Stroke Care Now and in the Past

12.23.20

The last few decades have seen essential changes in the diagnosis and management of acute stroke. The changes include patients’ chain of care modifications for various reasons, including better diagnostic processes, new therapeutic targets, and stronger support care systems. This article compares stroke care today and in the past to reveal any changes in outcomes and recovery. DemographicsA Greater Cincinnati/Northern... Read More

Study to Improve Walking after Stroke

5.28.20

UPDATED! Time post stroke has been expanded to include patients who have had a stroke in the last 5 years (was 2 years). The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine is conducting a research study that explores the possibility of using brain waves to control a functional electrical stimulation device to help stroke patients improve their walking.... Read More