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

Monday, January 9, 2017

Analysis of affected and non-affected sides of stroke hemiparalysis patients and correlations between rehabilitation therapy assessments using the bioelectrical impedance analysis method

Whatever bioelectrical impedance is, I'm sure your doctor has no clue and no intention of figuring out how it might be useful in your stroke protocols.
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jpts/28/12/28_jpts-2016-634/_pdf
ChanUk Yoo 1),
SeongKyo Suh 2),
YoungGyu Kim 2)*
1) Department of Occupational Therapy, Hanlyo University, Republic of Korea
2) Department of Speech Therapy, Hanlyo University: 94-13 Hallyeodae-gil, Gwangyang-eup, 
Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea
Abstract.
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the use of bioelectrical impedance analysis as an appropriate rehabilitation therapy evaluation tool for stroke hemiplegic patients. [Subjects and Methods] A group  of  20  stroke  patients  diagnosed  with  stroke  hemiplegia  who  underwent  stroke  rehabilitation  from  October  to November 2015 participated in this study. Using bioelectrical impedance analysis, stroke hemiparalysis patients were  examined,  and  the  affected  and  non-affected  sides  were  compared.  This  correlation  between  impedance measurement values and rehabilitation therapy as an assessment tool was determined. [Results] According to the whole-body bioimpedance measurements, prediction markers, reactances, and phase angles, there were significant differences between the non-affected and affected sides, and bioimpedance had a positive correlation with hand grip power, manual dexterity of hand function, and ability to perform activities of daily living. [Conclusion] There were significant differences between the impedance values of the affected and non-affected sides of hemiplegic stroke patients. These results suggest that bioelectrical impedance analysis can be used as an assessment during the rehabilitation of stroke patients.

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