Simiao Wu







Dr Simiao Wu






PhD Student (Neuroscience)





0131 242 6371


Room S1642, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5NN




I did my medical training at the West China Medical School, and was awarded an MD by Sichuan University in 2010. My research training was at the West China Medical School, where I engaged in my Master programme in Neurology. After completing my internship at the West China Hospital, I moved to Edinburgh for my PhD programme in Neuroscience as a member of both the department of Geriatric Medicine and the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, under the supervision of Dr Gillian Mead and Dr Malcolm MacLeod. 


Broad Areas of interest:






Post-stroke fatigue

Clinical trials of interventions for acute stroke

Chinese medicine for stroke

Diagnostic tests for acute stroke

Systematic review for clinical trials and animal experiment in stroke studies  




Medical rotation, West China Hospital, July 2010 to July 2011

Methodological skills

Randomised trials of interventions and diagnosis, systematic reviews of randomised trials and observational studies

Ongoing research projects

Systematic review: Buflomedil for acute ischaemic stroke
This review aims to assess whether buflomedil, a vasodilator blocking alpha-adrenoceptors and inhibiting blood platelet aggregation, is safe to administer in patients with acute ischaemic stroke, and improves neurological functions after stroke.

Intracranial artery stenosis in patients with and without acute ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attacks: a case-control study
This case-control study will investigate the association between intracranial artery stenosis and acute ischaemic stroke, as well as the distribution of stenostic segments in stroke patients.

Fatigue after stroke
We will systematically review all available studies, both clinical trials and animal experiments, to determine a) independent risk factors for fatigue and b) effectiveness of treatments for post-stroke fatigue.  

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