Overview of Interests
Lori Jordan’s research focuses on predicting and improving outcome after hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in children. Stroke is as common as brain tumor in children but is vastly understudied. Children who suffer a stroke in childhood have decades to live with their neurological deficits, and typical motor and cognitive development is often disrupted. Currently, the Jordan clinical research laboratory is focused on finding predictors of good recovery and poor neurological outcome after stroke as potential targets for intervention and improved care for children with stroke. The Jordan lab also is working to improve methods of outcome measurement in this field. Additionally, Dr. Jordan is an investigator in several multi-center studies of childhood stroke and is involved in multidisciplinary collaborations with physicians in pediatric hematology to study stroke prevention and treatment in children with sickle cell disease, and with physicians in the pediatric intensive care unit, the pediatric emergency room, and neuroradiology to improve processes of care for children with stroke.
Supplemental Tables for Outcome Measures Used in Pediatric Stroke Studies:
A Systematic Review, Archives of Neurology, 2011.
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