Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective 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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Remote vibrotactile noise improves light touch sensation in stroke survivors' fingertips via stochastic resonance

You'll have to have your therapist get the details. I will continue to do the direct vibration stimulation of fingertips with 7-speed Secret Love Finger Fun Vibrator Vibration Massage.
Should I be dangling my hand in front of my speakers while playing low bass notes?

http://search.naric.com/research/rehab/redesign_record.cfm?search=2&type=all&criteria=J67548&phrase=no&rec=123314
NARIC Accession Number: J67548.  What's this?
ISSN: 1743-0003.
Author(s): Enders, Leah R.; Hur, Pilwon; Johnson, Michelle J.; Seo, Na J..
Project Number: H133F110005.
Publication Year: 2013.
Number of Pages: 8.
Abstract: Study investigated whether the remote (away from the fingertips) application of subthreshold (imperceptible) vibrotactile noise improves fingertip tactile sensation with potential to enhance dexterity for stroke survivors. Index finger and thumb pad sensation was measured for ten stroke survivors with fingertip sensory deficit using the Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament and Two-Point Discrimination Tests. Sensation scores were measured with noise applied at one of three intensities to one of four locations (dorsal hand proximal to the index finger knuckle, dorsal hand proximal to the thumb knuckle, dorsal wrist, volar wrist) in a random order, as well as without noise at beginning and end of the testing session. Results indicated that vibrotactile noise of all intensities and locations instantaneously and significantly improved Monofilament scores of the index fingertip and thumb tip. No significant effect of the noise was seen for the Two-Point Discrimination Test scores. Vibrotactile noise at the wrist and dorsal hand may have enhanced the fingertips’ light touch sensation via stochastic resonance and interneuronal connections. The findings suggest that a wearable device applying vibrotactile noise at the wrist could enhance sensation and grip ability without interfering with object manipulation in everyday tasks.

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