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:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

All the f*cking problems in stroke

I had to put this in its own post so I could easily refer to it and it can be forwarded to the pathetic so called stroke leaders we have today.
 0. There is no fast, easy and objective way to diagnose a stroke.
1. tPA may save your life with tPA having a 88% failure rate for full recovery.
2. Your neurologist doesn't have any concrete stroke protocols to save all the neurons that are dying in the first week.
3. Your neurologist or physiatrist doesn't have any clue about how to get you to full recovery. (Ask them exactly how to do it), you'll get excuses.
4. Only 10% get to full recovery..
5. No protocols to prevent your 33% dementia chance post-stroke from an Australian study.
6. Nothing to alleviate your fatigue.
7. Nothing that will cure your spasticity.
8. Nothing on cognitive training unless you find this yourself.
9. No published stroke protocols.
10. No way to compare your stroke hospital results vs. other stroke hospitals.
Everything in stroke is a complete failure. 

1 comment:

  1. Dean, Have you ever followed the money trail?
    I wonder how much money each hospital, doctor, PT/OT/SLP or others lose on each stroke patient. What's the P/L spread sheet say? How about insurance companies? Do they all work together in a money/conscience laundering scheme to limit care and enhance profitability? Are Insurance Companies silent partner in patient (non)recovery? Do we need a paradigm shift from acute care to lifetime recovery? Are dogmatic orthodox ideals in medicine keeping us from progress in recovery of Brain injuries?