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, September 7, 2016

Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

What a worthless crock of shit, they didn't list the specific results mapping size of clot to results. So you have no idea how good this is in comparison to other interventions. And no discussion of whether this was done in time to stop the neuronal cascade of death. A great stroke association president would be making sure research is relevant to helping survivors recover. 3d size of dead and damaged areas should be the factual comparison basis, not the weasel words of limiting damage.
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-12-clot-limit-disability.html#nRlv
For the first time in several decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up severely disabled.
Most strokes are caused by a clot in a blood vessel supplying the brain. Clot-dissolving medicine must be given within four and a half hours after symptoms start, and very few seek help in time.
In the study, one third of people treated with the medicine plus a clot-removing device were free of major disability versus one-fifth of those given the clot medicine alone.
Results were published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Journal reference: New England Journal of Medicine

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