Devoting a meeting to stroke perfectly fits into the ongoing work at Institut Servier. In fact, most of the themes over recent years have addressed the consequences of ageing, and stroke is all the more frequent with advancing age. With an incidence of 150,000 cases a year in France and a prevalence of about 500,000, stroke represents a major public health issue. Stroke often causes death or has sequelae that cause disability or loss of independence, with extended hospitalisation possible, imposing
a considerable burden on health care resources.

Moreover, we cannot ignore the impact of personal loss of cognitive function—even dementia—following a stroke that was apparently mild. Reactional depression is a common consequence, along with resulting upheaval for the family unit. Diverse factors determine prognosis, which varies hugely from one subject to another after a stroke but it is reassuring to observe that there has been significant improvement due to more timely and more effective management, especially in special Stroke Units. In addition, advances in re-education techniques have significantly attenuated the impact of sequelae. However, coordination across the country remains irregular and weak so logistical access-to-care deficiencies are far from resolved.

Summary

Introduction : Cerebrovascular accidents
Pierre Godeau

Treating acute cerebral ischaemia
Sonia Alamowitch

Stroke, new therapies:
After twenty years of thrombolysis, what’s new?

Jean-François Pinel

Treating Hemorrhagic stroke
Christian Stapf

A scanner in the ambulance? Prehospital thrombolysis and further opportunities
Martin Ebinger

Ruptured aneurysm: clips or coils?
Vianney Gilard, Sophie Curey, Éléonore Tollard, Olivier Langlois,François Proust

Treat cerebral venous thrombosis
Isabelle Crassard

What’s new in post-stroke rehabilitation?
Philippe Marque

Preventing cerebral infarction
Emmanuel Touzé

Organising health care pathways for stroke victims
France Woimant

Organizer
Pr Marie-Germaine Bousser
Authors
Pierre Godeau, Sonia Alamowitch, Jean-François Pinel, Christian Stapf, Martin Ebinger, Vianney Gilard, Sophie Curey, Éléonore Tollard, Olivier Langlois, François Proust, Isabelle Crassard, Philippe Marque, Emmanuel Touzé, France Woimant
Organizer
Pr Marie-Germaine Bousser
Authors
Pierre Godeau, Sonia Alamowitch, Jean-François Pinel, Christian Stapf, Martin Ebinger, Vianney Gilard, Sophie Curey, Éléonore Tollard, Olivier Langlois, François Proust, Isabelle Crassard, Philippe Marque, Emmanuel Touzé, France Woimant
Category
Neurosciences
Publication type
Proceedings
Year
2014
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