The VA Brings to Bear a POC App for Improved Stroke Outcomes Acute stroke is frequently a terrifying and devastating disease process for patients. Currently, acute stroke remains the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and nearly 800,000 patients per year suffer a stroke. Stroke is both preventable via treatment of hypertension […]
While a number of studies have looked into using virtual reality (VR) to aid in stroke rehabilitation, few have directly compared it to conventional therapy, often consisting of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT). However, a large, randomized-controlled trial of standard therapy versus VR therapy was recently published in the journal Neurology. Titled the VIRTUES […]
Clinicians at McMasters University surveyed the evidence for stroke rehab apps to guide development of an evidence-based stroke app for patients.
Developed by a team at Johns Hopkins, Bandit’s Shark Showdown using “Pixar grade” quality in a game that doubles as a stroke app.
A study from the Cleveland Clinic reports on their experience with a CT equipped mobile stroke team, including impact on time to CT and tPA.