|We often hear from families wondering why there isn’t more being done for recognizing, understanding and preventing pediatric stroke. However, more has been learned over the past few years, thanks in large part to the investigators and experts in the International Paediatric Stroke Study (IPSS). We would like to highlight and share the advancements the IPSS has accomplished over the past 13 years. The IPSS is led by Dr. Gabrielle deVeber, former International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke board member, and includes an impressive list of leading pediatric stroke neurologists and investigators. Their mission is to perform international collaborative research aimed at understanding, preventing, and improving outcomes in pediatric stroke. The network provides a database of infants and children who have suffered strokes.
Currently there are over 5,100 patients enrolled in 60 active stroke centers in 20 countries. More centers are being added each year and hospitals around the world are encouraged to join the IPSS. Families of children who have suffered strokes are eligible for screening if their child is a patient at one of the enrolling centers. To find out if your area hospital is enrolled or to initiate enrollment please contact Alexandra Linds, IPSS Project Manager.
To read more about the International Pediatric Stroke Study please visit theDatabase for Stroke in Infants and Children clinical trials.gov page or reference the International Pediatric Stroke Study information sheet.