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  • Results of WSO Executive Committee Elections 2018

    We are very pleased to announce the results of the WSO Executive Commitee Elections 2018. Please click here to view the list of newly elected WSO Executive Officers. 
  • WSO President calls for quick and decisive action on NCDs at UN High Level Meeting

    WSO President calls for quick and decisive action on NCDs at UN High Level Meeting On September 27, 2018 the UN world leaders are gathered to agree and commit to a programme of action to accelerate progress on NCDs. While the proposed outcome document for the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs doesn't go far enough, it is perhaps our best opportunity to date to address the diseases which - world-over - are most likely to kill us and cause immeasurable suffering. WSO President Werner Hacke will attend the meeting and has prepared this oral statement calling for fast and decisive action and offer support to Member States in their work to tackle the risk factors for stroke and other NCDs. President's Statement for UN High Level Meeting on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 27th September 2018 My name is Werner Hacke, a Neurologist from Germany and I speak here as the President of the World Stroke Organization. Every year, almost 15 million human beings die of stroke and many more survive with a lifelong burden of physical, cognitive, mental, and socio-economic impairment. This cruel tragedy leaves families desperate and could be avoided. Stroke is both preventable and treatable. Stroke shares the same risk factors as cardiac diseases and other NCDs such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, lack of exercise, alcohol abuse and unhealthy foods. These facts have been well known for decades and the solutions are obvious and cost effective, but actions are slow and reluctant. Any further delay caused by lack of political will and weak compromises, will result in a massive increase of patients suffering and dying from stroke and other NCDs, especially in poor societies. We have had enough futile discussions about facts that no one can seriously deny. For many scientists and NGOs, the proposed outcome document may look repetitive, timid and not like a big break through- but at least it's a signal. Its time to act now and take quick and clear decisions. Otherwise unnecessary premature deaths and suffering will grow dramatically, and the responsibility for this unfortunate development will rest with us. Therefore the WSO will support all member states in their efforts to improve prevention, get rid of dangerous lifestyles, provide access to medical services, broaden health coverage and access to essential drugs, not only for stroke.
  • White Paper for Circulatory Health

    Together, heart disease, stroke diabetes and kidney disease represent the single largest cause of death worldwide, accounting for around 20 million deaths and staggering total of 374 million years of life lost to death and disability in one year alone. Stroke accounted for 116 million years of life lost in 2016 alone. This is why, in addition to raising awareness of specific issues in stroke prevention, treatment and support, the WSO is working in partnership with World Heart Federation, ISN and the World Hypertension League as part of a Global Coalition for Circulatory Health. The Coalition was launched in 2017 at the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay to bring together international, regional and national stakeholders in circulatory health to drive urgent action in preparation for the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) on September 26 2018 As founding members of the Coalition, WSO has contributed significantly to the preparation of a White Paper launched at a UN side event on Tuesday 25th September. Driving Sustainable Action for Circulatory Health sets out the key pillars of action that governments need to take if they are to deliver global goals on disease reduction: Pillar 1: Prioritising multi-sectoral and cost-effective interventionsPillar 2: Fostering access to the prevention and care of circulatory diseasesPillar 3: Mobilising resources for circulatory healthPillar 4: Measuring and tracking progress Please finds the document below  White Paper Executive Summary in English  White Paper for Circulatory Health   
  • Joint statement of the WSO, ESO, EAN and WFN on stroke

    Joint Statement of the WSO, ESO, EAN and WFN on stroke on the occasion of the 68th WHO-Europe meeting 2018, Rome  This statement was jointly prepared by the World and European Stroke Organizations (WSO and ESO), the World Federation and the European Academy of Neurology (WFN and EAN) all of which are specialy societies for neurlogy and brain health.  Statement  NCDs continue to increase worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases, stroke and dementia are a major concern. Stroke is now rated the 2nd greatest cause of both disability and death worldwide.  Please read the full statement here Joint statement of the WSO, ESO, EAN and WFN on stroke on the occasion of the 68th WHO-Europe meeting 2018, Rome

WORLD STROKE ACADEMY
wso play The World Stroke Academy (WSA) is a elearning portal for the World Stroke Organization (WSO). it provides stroke information on a dynamic, and award-winning online, elearning platform for healthcare professionals with an aim to alleviate the global burden of stroke through the education of stroke practitioners worldwide.
WORLD STROKE CAMPAIGN
WSC-One-Voice-Logo resizedThe World Stroke Campaign works to raise awareness of stroke prevention, treatment and support. World Stroke Day on the 29th October provides a focal point for the campaign bringing together members, partners and stroke survivors to speak with one voice for stroke across the world

 http://www.worldstrokecampaign.org/

11th WORLD STROKE CONGRESS
Montreal, Canada, October 17- 20, 2018
Through its biennial congresses, the World Stroke Organization (WSO) strives to offer participants opportunities to refine their skills and knowledge in the field of stroke, as well as providing excellent networking opportunities and strengthening scientific collaborations to improve the care of stroke victims throughout the world.
 
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE
The International Journal of Stroke (IJS) is the flagship publication of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and publishes high quality research articles, reviews and clinical trial protocols from around the world. IJS is dedicated to building a global stroke community, making it a global voice for stroke research and an excellent platform for sharing international stroke research.
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Post-stroke infections and preventive antibiotics in stroke: update of clinical evidence - Jan-Dirk Vermeij

 

Infection is a common complication after stroke, affecting between 15% and 30% of patients. The predictors for post-stroke infection can be divided into three categories: clinical factors, anatomical (stroke related) factors and immunological factors. The relation between the occurrence of a post-stroke infection and functional outcome remained subject of debate, but it seems likely that the occurrence of these infections have a causal relation with poor functional outcome and mortality. 

It has now become clear that, despite the finding that overall infections are reduced, preventive antibiotic therapy in the acute phase of stroke does neither improve functional outcome, nor decrease mortality rates.
Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke spoke to Dr Jan-Dirk Vermeij from the Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam and submitting author of the paper Post-stroke infections and preventive antibiotics in stroke: update of clinical evidence.

You’ve been listening to a podcast interview with Dr Jan-Dirk Vermeij from the Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam submitting author of the manuscript Post-stroke infections and preventive antibiotics in stroke: update of clinical evidence that was published in the International journal of stroke. The International Journal of Stroke and the World Stroke Academy are the flagship publication, and the education platform of the World Stroke Organization - please consider becoming a member.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1747493018798557

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