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, October 12, 2016

Med device startup nets $3 million for stroke detection

But have they  compared efficacy to these others? Test out these 17 diagnosis possibilities to find out which one is the best?.
://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/sd-fi-stroke-funding-20161004-story.html

San Diego medical device start-up Burl Concepts, which has developed a portable ultrasound device to detect strokes in the field, said Tuesday that it has raised $3 million in a second round of funding.
The new capital brings the total amount raised by the company to $7.5 million. The money will be used to support product development and sales as the 10-employee company’s device, called Sonas, readies for an initial set of clinical trials later this year.
Founded in 2013, Burl Concepts is based on the research of Thilo Hoelscher, a neurologist who previously served as a professor at  UC San Diego, where he founded the UCSD Brain Ultrasound Research Laboratory.
Hoelscher patented technology behind a portable battery powered ultrasound device for detecting and potentially treating strokes. Some of his research over the years was funded by the National Institutes of Health, and he performed pilot trials of the technology in his native Germany.


Strokes are “the most time sensitive disease we have,” said Hoelscher.  “Once a vessel is blocked and the brain cells are not being supplied with oxygen, two million brain cells die every minute.”
About 800,000 people suffer strokes each year in the U.S. Even severe strokes can be treated, but not every hospital has the capability, said Hoelscher.
Having Sonas in an ambulance to diagnose a stroke in the field allows paramedics to send patients to the best treatment center.
“It’s not getting to the hospital as fast as possible but getting to the right hospital as fast as possible,” said Hoelscher.
Hoelscher and Jim Brailean, a Ph.D. electrical engineer who founded PacketVideo in San Diego, began talking shortly after Brailean’s mother had a minor stroke, was misdiagnosed and sent home from the hospital, only to suffer a more severe stroke, he said.

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