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Cerebrovascular Disease Research
Johns Hopkins’ dedicated group of researchers brings exceptional multidisciplinary expertise to research, exploring new territory in prevention, acute management and recovery of stroke, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations and other cerebrovascular conditions.
Our researchers are making a difference for patients here and now, working with a community cohort to hone our means of identifying those at risk for intracranial hemorrhages and understanding the impact of community education and secondary stroke prevention delivery models.
We are conducting multiple clinical trials for acute stroke treatment methods, including the use of IV tPA in new patient groups (for instance, those with “wake up” stroke). Other studies are testing new thrombolytic agents and new strategies for management in the acute setting.
For managing stroke in patients with advanced carotid disease for whom surgery may be too dangerous, we are comparing carotid stenting to carotid endarterectomy.
We are exploring the impact of stroke on language, emotions and cognitive functions and how the brain can recover after injury.
For instance in one laboratory led by a Johns Hopkins researcher, artists, and programmers are collaborating on a new approach to post-stroke therapy. By combining the human hand-eye coordination of video games and the playfulness of dolphins, they are engineering a creative new way of stimulating neuroplasticity in patients recovering from stroke.
These studies’ findings will lead to better patient outcomes through improved diagnosis, individualized treatment, and recovery for patients who have suffered from stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions.
I Am Dolphin Video Game
A multidisciplinary team at the Johns Hopkins University has used the principles of neuroscience to hijack our sense of what is and isn’t real. The result is a deceptively simple yet uniquely immersive video game, I Am Dolphin, available on iTunes. John Krakauer, Promit Roy, Omar Ahmad and Kat McNally of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology and startup Max And Haley LLC describe their creation.
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