Next up on the TOP 5 clinical trials from PEDRO is AVERT

Efficacy and safety of very early mobilisation within 24 h of stroke onset (AVERT): a randomised controlled trial.

You can find it in the lancet from July 2015, and the link to it is in the show notes of this episode.

We talk with Professor Julie Bernhardt is co-leader of The Florey’s Stroke theme, and leads the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program.

The background for avert is:  

Early mobilisation after stroke is thought to contribute to the effects of stroke-unit care; however, the intervention is poorly defined and not underpinned by strong evidence. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of frequent, higher dose, very early mobilisation with usual care after stroke.

Link for article:

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