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World Stroke Day 2019

World Stroke Day is observed each year on 29th October to raise awareness of the serious nature and high rates of stroke, the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.

Below, we have pulled together relevant articles on stroke and its prevention from our BMC portfolio of journals. At BMC, all of our articles are open access, unrestricted and free to read and distribute.

Featured articles

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

What is the impact of user affect on motor learning in virtual environments after stroke? A scoping review

The purported affective impact of virtual reality (VR) and active video gaming (AVG) systems is a key marketing strategy underlying their use in stroke rehabilitation, yet little is known as to how affective constructs are measured or linked to intervention outcomes. The purpose of this scoping review is to 1) explore how motivation, enjoyment, engagement, immersion and presence are measured or described in VR/AVG interventions for patients with stroke; 2) identify directional relationships between these constructs; and 3) evaluate their impact on motor learning outcomes. Read more

Neurological Research and Practice

Distribution and evolution of acute interventional ischemic stroke treatment in Germany from 2010 to 2016

Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is a new evidence-based treatment option for large vessel occlusion in the anterior brain circulation. Using comprehensive administrative data from Germany, we analysed the nationwide development of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and MT in Germany between 2010 and 2016. We considered all documented cases (n = 1,515,634) with a main diagnosis of the ICD-10-GM code I63 (ischemic stroke) and identified specific stroke recanalization therapy by using the corresponding Operating and Procedure Key for systemic thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy out of the DRG statistics. Read more

Explore articles from the collection: The changing face of migraine

MigraineEdited by: Messoud Ashina, Lars Edvinsson, Paolo Martelletti

This topical collection explores the changing face of migraine and examines where we are in meeting the long-standing unmet need of a more individualized and targeted approach. Read the published articles.

Our BMC neurology journals

More articles for World Stroke Day

CD4 T cell deficiency attenuates ischemic stroke, inhibits oxidative stress, and enhances Akt/mTOR survival signaling pathways in mice

Computer-aided imaging analysis in acute ischemic stroke – background and clinical applications

Effect of the Wii Sports Resort on the improvement in attention, processing speed and working memory in moderate stroke 

Elements virtual rehabilitation improves motor, cognitive, and functional outcomes in adult stroke: evidence from a randomized controlled pilot study

Mechanics and energetics of post-stroke walking aided by a powered ankle exoskeleton with speed-adaptive myoelectric 

Novel gait training alters functional brain connectivity during walking in chronic stroke patients: a randomized controlled pilot trial

Resumption of oral anticoagulation after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

Social work support and unmet social needs in life after stroke: a cross-sectional exploratory study

Socioeconomic decline and advancement within and between generations and the risk of stroke - a case-control study 

Stroke risk after transient ischemic attack in a Norwegian prospective cohort

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