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  • Update - World Stroke Organization

    We have the pleasure to share with you an article on the World Stroke Organization, which was published in the Stroke Journal. Please click here to read about the World Stroke Organization
  • WSO Annual Report 2016

    The WSO Annual Report 2016 is now online, please click here to view it ! 
  • ICD11 Cerebrovascular diseases

    Dear members of the World Stroke Organization  It is our pleasure to inform you that Raad Shakir and I have received confirmation from the WHO Statistics and Informatics Department responsible for ICD11 of their final decision that cerebrovascular diseases should be placed under Diseases of the Nervous System in the upcoming ICD 11. The decision reverses the erroneous placement of cerebrovascular diseases in Diseases of the Circulatory System held for 62 years since 1955, long felt to be incorrect and of disadvantage for stroke. The change is visible on the ICD 11 website  Your support and advice during this long process has been most helpful and we are most indebted to you all. We also acknowledge the strong support from the Ministries of Health in Russia, New Zealand, and Austria, as well as welcome input from a vast number of professional and lay societies.  We thank the WHO department of Statistics and Informatics, responsible for ICD11 and our Neurology section in the Mental Health department, for their collaboration on the work on the ICD 11. Prof Bo Norrving                                                     Prof Raad Shakir FRCP Member Neurosciences TAG                                   Chair Neurosciences TAG ICD11 Chair Cerebrovascular Diseases Group ICD 11         President Past President World Stroke Organization                World Federation of Neurology
  • Roadmap for delivering Quality Stroke Care

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.
WSC-One-Voice-Logo resizedThe theme for World Stroke Day 2016 is Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable with the tagline of: Lives can improve with better awareness, access, and action. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age. World Stroke Day 2016 recognizes that although stroke is a complex medical issue, there are ways to significantly reduce its impact.

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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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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Global Stroke Guidelines and Action Plan: A Road Map for Quality Stroke Care. Download here!


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Long-term cost-effectiveness of thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in real life: An analysis based on data from the Swedish Stroke Register (Riksstroke)

Thrombectomy has a small effect on hospital costs except for the direct intervention cost. However, thrombectomy is highly likely to lead to substantial cost savings in the social service sector.

My name is Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins and I’m the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to Katarina Steen Carlsson, PhD in Economics, from the Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Health Economics, Lund University, Sweden who with a team of researchers from Lund investigated the long-term cost-effectiveness of thrombectomy after thrombolysis versus thrombolysis alone using real-world outcome data on need for health care, home help and nursing home care.

This research has been published online in the International Journal of Stroke in the article Long-term cost-effectiveness of thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in real life: An analysis based on data from the Swedish Stroke Register (Riksstroke)

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