Urgent treatment of acute stroke: work in progress
Developing new treatments for stroke is an NHS research priority, and despite improvements made in specialist care provision following the publication of the National Stroke Strategy (DH, 2007), it remains both a disabling condition and a high health and social care burden. To facilitate rapid growth in knowledge, the UK Stroke Research Network is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and includes eight Hyperacute Stroke Research Centres and the infrastructure needed to support trials of emergency treatments such as those described below.
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