The Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA) is a collaborative venture that collates data from completed clinical trials and provides access to anonymised data for novel exploratory analyses to inform clinical trial design. 

Across the entire archive, data are available on more than 82,000 individual patients and are stored anonymously.

Using this resource, specific questions can be answered concerning:

  • the natural history of specicif population subgroups
  • the optimal selection of patients for future trials,
  • choice of outcome measures for future trials,
  • the influence of country, concomitant disease and other factors on recovery.

 

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Latest News from the VISTA Collaboration

Jan Friedrich Scheitz wins ESOC Young Investigator Award 2016

We are very pleased to report that Dr Jan Friedrich Scheitz has won the Young Investigator Award from the European Stroke Organisation Conference 2016, for his VISTA abstract  entitled "Early initiation of statin treatment and outcome after acute ischaemic stroke."

This will be awarded at ESOC 2016, on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 14:15-15:45, ESOC Venue (CCIB) in the Auditorium. We welcome your attendance at this presentation. 

VISTA Presentations at ESOC 2016

The VISTA Steering Committees are pleased to report that the following abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the ESOC 2016 in Barcelona:
  1. MacIsaac RL, Ali M, Lees KR, Quinn TJ on behalf of the VISTA Collaborators. Assessing short form versions of the Barthel Index in stroke. Poster Presentation at the ESOC, Barcelona, Spain, 2016 
  2. Sivakumar S, Georgiadis AL, Majidi S, Shah Miran M, Steiner T, Qureshi AI on behalf of the VISTA-ICH Collaboration. Effect of cigarette smoking on hematoma expansion and 3-month outcomes patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. Poster Presentation at the ESOC, Barcelona, Spain, 2016.
  3. Papavasileiou V, Ntaios G, Weimar C, Lees K (On behalf of the VISTA Collaborators), Eskandari A, Vemmos K, Manis E, Strbian D, Tatlisumak T, Heo JH, Sont T-J, Seiffge DJ, Ferrari J, Moulin S, Yan B, Weder BJ, Cereda CW, Mori E, Kurniawan M, and Michel P. ASTRAL Prognostic score has a high prognostic accuracy in both thrombolyzed and non-thrombolyzed patients with acute ischaemic stroke. Platform Presentation at ESOC, Barcelona, Spain 2016.  
  4. Papavasileiou V, Ntaios G, Weimar C, Lees K (On behalf of the VISTA Collaborators), Kakaletsis N, Vemmos K, Manios E, Strbian D, Tatlisumak T, Heo JH, Song T-J, Seiffge DJ, Ferrari J, Moulin S, Yan B, Weder BJ, Cereda CW, Mori E, Kurniawan M and Michel P, ASTRAL prognostic score has a higher prognostic accuracy in different ischaemic stroke mechanisms. Platform Presentation at ESOC, Barcelona, Spain 2016.
  5. Scheitz JF, MacIsaac R, Abdul-Rahim AH, Siegerink B, Bath PM, Endres M, Lees KR, Nolte CH, on behalf of the VISTA Collaboration, early initiation of statin treatment and outcome after acute ischaemic stroke. Platform Presentation at ESOC, Barcelona, Spain, 2016 

VISTA-ICH: ISC 2016 abstracts

We are pleased to report that the following VISTA-ICH abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the ISC 2016 in Los Angeles, USA:

  1. Wolz R, Royle N, Gray K, Xie Z, Tuthill T on behalf of the VISTA-ICH investigators, Prediction of Hemorrhagic Growth using Textural Pattern Analysis, Poster Presented at ISC 2016, Los Angeles, USA. 
  2. Zandieh A, Messé SR, Cucchiara B, Mullen MT, Kasner SE, on behalf of the VISTA-ICH Collaborators, Prophylactic Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Poster Presented at ISC 2016, Los Angeles, USA

VISTA-Cognition Presentation (ICVD 2015)

  1. Ali M, Quinn TJ, Lees KR, Demeyere N, Humphreys GW, Mok VCT, Wong A, Van de Winckel A, Dichgans M on behalf of the VICCTA and VISTA-Cognition Steering Committees. International data archives on cognition and mood: resources for novel exploratory analyses, Presented at the International Congress for Vascular Dementia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 16-18th October 2015. 

VISTA-Cognition Presentation (UKSF 2015)

Quinn TJ, Ali M, Lees KR, Demeyere N, Humphreys GW, Dichgans M, on behalf of the VISTA-Cognition Steering Committee, Development of an International Resource for Cognition and Mood Data in Stroke, Poster Presentation at UK Stroke Forum 2015. 

VISTA-Cognition

The VISTA Collaboration is expanding once again, with the addition of an archive of data specific to trials for cognitive impairments after stroke (VISTA-Cognition). The aim is to be inclusive; information on the eligibility criteria and data contribution procedure are now available.

To date we have received 8 datasets, totalling 2,422 individual patients' data. We encourage further contributions of datasets to VISTA-Cognition and will make more informaiton available on the variables that cane be used in analyses.

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