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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Monday, November 7, 2016

Stroke survivors want better rehab - Ireland

You are focusing on the wrong failure point. You have your doctors stop the neuronal cascade of death by these 5 causes in the first week, leading to much less death and disability.  If you want to complain about rehab services, complain about the correct thing. Rehab fails to get to almost full recovery a full 90% of the time.
STROKE survivors, including from Cork, have attended an Oireachtas briefing in Leinster House to talk about the lack of rehabilitation services.
Stroke campaigners and survivors, Noel McLoughlin (Tallaght), Brendan Kelly (Clare) and Michael Smithers (Cork) pictured at last week’s Oireachtas briefing in Leinster House ahead of World Stroke Day.
On behalf of 50,000 stroke survivors in Ireland, Cork’s Michael Smithers, from Ballinlough, joined with others from around the country to meet their local TDs and highlight the need for better rehabilitation services.
The information session was organised by the Irish Heart Foundation, with the support of Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical technology companies, ahead of World Stroke Day.
A study launched on the day, conducted by the Irish Heart Foundation and the HSE’s National Stroke Programme, showed large gaps in vital recovery services for stroke patients around the country, with just one in four rehabilitation hospitals having a dedicated stroke unit; with 60% lacking a stroke specialist to oversee rehabilitation; and with less than one in three having any access to psychological services.
The audit also showed major organisational deficits across the rehabilitation hospital network.
For example, half of the hospitals couldn’t provide accurate information on the numbers of stroke patients they had admitted or discharged in the previous year, whilst bed access was restricted, based on age, in 12 of the 26 hospitals audited.

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