Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 14769 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
Friday, July 29, 2016
Characteristics of daily life gait in fall and non fall-prone stroke survivors and controls
So I guess we still have no clue about protocols to prevent falls and how to walk. Maybe in 50 years the stroke world will have standardized a few things, dragged into the current century kicking and screaming. And still they go down the prediction route rather than coming up with solutions that will prevent the falls in the first place. http://jneuroengrehab.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12984-016-0176-z
Falls in stroke survivors can
lead to serious injuries and medical costs. Fall risk in older adults
can be predicted based on gait characteristics measured in daily life.
Given the different gait patterns that stroke survivors exhibit it is
unclear whether a similar fall-prediction model could be used in this
group. Therefore the main purpose of this study was to examine whether
fall-prediction models that have been used in older adults can also be
used in a population of stroke survivors, or if modifications are
needed, either in the cut-off values of such models, or in the gait
characteristics of interest.
This study investigated gait
characteristics by assessing accelerations of the lower back measured
during seven consecutive days in 31 non fall-prone stroke survivors, 25
fall-prone stroke survivors, 20 neurologically intact fall-prone older
adults and 30 non fall-prone older adults. We created a binary logistic
regression model to assess the ability of predicting falls for each gait
characteristic. We included health status and the interaction between
health status (stroke survivors versus older adults) and gait
characteristic in the model.
We found four significant
interactions between gait characteristics and health status. Furthermore
we found another four gait characteristics that had similar predictive
capacity in both stroke survivors and older adults.
The interactions between gait
characteristics and health status indicate that gait characteristics are
differently associated with fall history between stroke survivors and
older adults. Thus specific models are needed to predict fall risk in