Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 12345 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Monday, August 19, 2013
Effect of fish oil supplementation in a rat model of multiple mild traumatic brain injuries.
of Neurosurgery, The 306th Hospital of the PLA, Beijing, P.R. China
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at Davis,
Davis, CA, USA.
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major military and
sports health concern. The purpose of this study was to determine if a
diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids would reduce cognitive deficits and
neuronal cell death in a novel fluid percussion rat model of repetitive
mild TBIs. Methods: Thirty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to
either an experimental rat chow enhanced with 6% fish oil (source of
omega-3 fatty acids) or a control rat chow. Both rat chows contained
equivalent quantities of calories, oil, and nutrients. After four weeks,
both groups received mild repetitive bilateral fluid percussion TBIs on
two sequential days. Pre-injury diets were resumed, and the animals
were monitored for two weeks. On post-injury days 10-14, Morris Water
Maze testing was performed to assess spatial learning and cognitive
function. Animals were euthanized at 14 days post-injury to obtain
specimens for neurohistopathology. Results: There was no difference in
pre-injury weight gain between groups. Post-injury, animals on the fish
oil diet lost less weight and recovered their weight significantly
faster. By 14 days, the fish oil diet group performed significantly
better in the Morris Water Maze. Neurohistopathology identified a
non-significant trend toward a higher density of hippocampal neurons in
the fish oil diet group. Conclusions: Pre-injury dietary supplementation
with fish oil improves recovery of body weight and provides a small
improvement in cognitive performance in a rat model of multiple mild