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.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Virtual Rehabilitation Use for Paretic Upper Limb for Individuals with Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke

 One more abject failure of our stroke associations, providing complete access to all stroke research. You have a few simple jobs and you fail at the fucking simplest. How the hell are we supposed to write our own protocols if we can't even see the research?
Virtual Rehabilitation Use for Paretic Upper Limb for Individuals with Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke

  • Renata Cristina Magalhães Lima 
  • , Ana Paula Dias de Menezes
  • , Maria Carolina Gomes Inácio
  • , Silvia Moreira Amaral
  • , Regiane Relva Romano
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Stroke causes numerous deficiencies. The aim of this study was evaluate the effects of virtual rehabilitation on chronic hemiparetic upper limb functionality with application of Motor Activity Log–MAL, Wolf Motor Function Test-WMFT and Abilhand. Quality of life was assessed by Stroke Specific Quality of Life Scale-SSQOL-Brazil. A single case study (ABA type) was done. Two participants were evaluated in the baseline, during the training using virtual-reality with X-box360Kinect, and in followup. About MAL, the participant 1 improved in the followup, while participant 2 remained. For Abilhand, the data remained stable for both. In the participant 1 WMFT obtained improvement in the task 7 (weight in box) and task 14 (prehension). The participant 2 acquired a constant behavior in relation to the same tasks, while the results related to qualitative aspects, remained stable for both. Virtual rehabilitation contributed for greater functional use of the upper limb and better quality of life.

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