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The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease is working hard to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and provide the proper information, resources and care to the stroke community we serve. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, physicians, and staff.
Please check here frequently for updated information. If you have any questions regarding your stroke care during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: February 28, 2021
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that include everything from the common cold to SARS and MERS. Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu, and can include fever, cough, diarrhea and fatigue. Please check the World Health Organization website for more information on COVID-19 and best health practices to ensure the well-being of yourself and others.
Despite the current crisis, please remember that in the case of an emergency you should still call 9-1-1 to assist yourself or a loved one.
Mental Health Resources
Please refer to our Mental Health page for more information.
We're looking for stroke patients to enroll in VAST-Rehab, a clinical trial providing physical, occupational, and speech therapies over a video conference platform so you or a loved one may have access to rehab from the comfort of your homes.
For more information, please contact Dorothea "Dory" Parker at 713-500-7085 or email@example.com
I-ACQUIRE, a form of infant and toddler rehabilitation, is being evaluated (in 2 amounts) compared to typical treatments for infants and toddlers with hemiparesis, such as one hour weekly each of occupational therapy and physical therapy. Both forms of I-ACQUIRE involve therapy 5 days a week for 4 weeks in a row, provided by a therapist trained in I-ACQUIRE – the name of this form of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT).
Members affiliated with the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease are authoring guidelines and special reports on stroke care in response to the global pandemic. These papers focus on the prevention, care, and treatment of stroke during these times. Many graduates of our training program are also leading efforts to adapt healthcare in response to the pandemic. Some of these papers are selectively listed below.