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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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

World-first study looking at sedentary lifestyles of stroke patients underway in Newcastle

You should be focusing on vastly reducing the dead and damaged neurons by stopping the neuronal cascade of death by these 5 causes in the first week. You are putting the monkey on the survivors back rather than keeping it on the medical establishment where it belongs
A University of Newcastle research team is looking at the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle on stroke patients.
In Australia, stroke is one of the leading causes of death. A July 2014 Stroke Foundation report estimated that 12,000 Australians would die from the condition that year.
For survivors of stroke, their lifestyles can be dramatically altered.
"Stroke can be very individual, and some people will be left with residual deficits — so inability to walk, or difficulty talking, or may have lost function of one arm," Associate Professor Dr Coralie English, a researcher at the University of Newcastle, said.
"There're other deficits as well in terms of vision impairments, and cognition and fatigue being a major issue for many as well."

Study into health effects of sedentary lifestyle

In world-first research, Dr English and her team of researchers are looking at the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle on stroke patients.
"It's really about understanding the health impacts of sitting for long periods of time versus getting up frequently during the day for very light bouts of activity," Dr English said.
"We are getting people to come in three times in a random order and either sit all day and have regular blood [samples] taken to see how their body is metabolising their food and what's happening within their body systems.
"Then we get them to come back two more times — in one condition every half-an-hour they'll stand and do some gentle standing exercises; and [in the] third condition they'll get up every half-an-hour and do a short walk."

Patients involved in trial recall their stroke experience

Margaret Ashby, 74, had no warning signs in the lead up to her stroke seven years ago.
"At the time when it first happened, I started to laugh because everything looked distorted; so distorted it reminded me of a Picasso drawing where everything is all overlapping. It stayed like that for quite a few months," she said.
"Emotionally it is a shock; it really knocks your confidence sideways. I really kind of felt abandoned when it happened."
Kevin Brock, 76, had a stroke almost seven years ago and is involved in the clinical trial.
"It was concerning for my health," he said.
"[The study showed] that I hadn't walked anywhere near enough of what they were saying. I find that hard to do.
"I've found that I'm doing a bit more [exercise] again.

Improving lives of patients key

For the researchers, they hope their study will improve the lives of stroke patients.
"[A] successful outcome will be that we understand all the benefits of getting up and moving more often," Dr English said.
"The next step is to then understand who our target group [is], who are the people we need to be focussing our interventions on; and exactly how much less sitting time across a day do people need to see benefits?
"Then it's looking at developing good interventions that will help to encourage people and enable people to sit less through the day so they have better long-term health.
"The ultimate aim is better advice and better interventions for people to enable them to move more and sit less, so they live a longer and healthier life after stroke."

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