International media coverage for research linking flu vaccine with reduced risk of stroke

A study from CaHRU, ‘Influenza vaccination and risk of stroke: self-controlled case-series study‘, recently published in the journal Vaccine, received international coverage in news media. The study of almost 18,000 patients with stroke looked at data from general practices in Continue reading International media coverage for research linking flu vaccine with reduced risk of stroke

New study from CaHRU shows link between flu vaccination and reduction in stroke

The latest study from CaHRU is published online in Vaccine this month. The study, ‘Influenza vaccine and risk of stroke: self-controlled case series study‘, was co-authored by Dr Zahid Asghar and Professor Niro Siriwardena from CaHRU together with Carol Coupland, Continue reading New study from CaHRU shows link between flu vaccination and reduction in stroke

Ambulance Services Cardiovascular Quality Initiative resources now online

The new Ambulance Services Cardiovascular Quality Initiative (ASCQI) website was launched this month. The website describes how the ASCQI project, funded by the Health Foundation’s Closing the Gap in Clinical Communities Programme, achieved its aims as the first national quality Continue reading Ambulance Services Cardiovascular Quality Initiative resources now online

Dr Zahid Asghar presents study results on influenza vaccine and reduced risk of stroke in New York

Dr Zahid Asghar recently attended the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) conference in New York City to present findings from ‘Influenza vaccination and risk of stroke: self-controlled case-series study’. This was an observational study of investigating the association Continue reading Dr Zahid Asghar presents study results on influenza vaccine and reduced risk of stroke in New York

Paramedics’ views on their role in an ambulance based trial of ultra-acute stroke

Novel treatments for stroke are increasingly being tested and delivered in the ultra-acute period during initial presentation to ambulance services. In the first feasibility trial of nitroglycerin (glyceryl trinitrate) in ultra-acute stroke (RIGHT) there were early indications of improvements in Continue reading Paramedics’ views on their role in an ambulance based trial of ultra-acute stroke