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Stroke Research

The Stroke Ward at Manchester Royal Infirmary has a strong commitment to supporting research with the aim of improving future treatment for stroke patients.

Below are the current trials that we are supporting.

For further information about the trials, please contact: sarah.leo@cmft.nhs.uk

ACST-2 Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial 2

ACST-2 is a world-wide stroke prevention study comparing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) versus carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis where there is substantial uncertainty as to which treatment is more appropriate.

Please see the trial website for further information.

Motorised Rehabilitation of walking- MoRoW3

Researchers at the University of Manchester are working with NHS and other partners to develop a robot to help people learn to walk again after a stroke. The Motorised Rehabilitation of Walking (MoRoW-3) is funded by the National Institute of Health Research's Invention for Innovation programme. It aims to support the patient's weight and help them move their legs through a normal stepping movement pattern.

The 1st part of this project involves collecting measurements (height, leg length and circumference, hips and waist) from 500 stroke survivors to make sure Morow-3 accommodates the full range of body shapes and weights.

If you are interested in taking part, or would like more details please contact us on: 0161 306 7335, email: morow3@manchester.ac.uk.

Some of the other studies that we have most recently supported include

Vision Impairment in Stroke, Intervention or Not (VISON)

Setting up Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) systems for the treatment of upper limb post stroke in a rehabilitation setting: an exploratory study

The Stroke Oxygen Study (SOS)

Mirror Arm Exercise for Stroke (MAESTRO)

Continue or Stop post -Stroke Antihypertensives Collaborative Study (COSSACS)