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:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Cannabis use not associated with stroke risk in young adults

Well duh, this was so obvious that the smoking was the problem, not the cannabis. But the damage was done, our stupid federal legislators will not remember the corrected headlines. They prefer to remember 'Reefer Madness'. I will assume that over 45 years of age would have the same negative correlation.

My 13 reasons for marijuana use post-stroke.  

But don't listen to me, I have absolutely no medical training.

Your Mom and Grandmother need to be screaming in their faces that marijuana is useful for stroke rehab, so get the fuck out of the way.
Cannabis use in young adulthood was not associated with incidence of stroke in adults younger than 60 years, according to new data.

However, tobacco smoking had a significant dose-response relationship with stroke risk.
“Recently, a growing body of research has linked cannabis use to stroke, particularly to those occurring before 45 years of age,” Daniel Falkstedt, PhD, of the department of public health sciences at the Karolinska Institutet, and colleagues wrote. “It seems cannabis-associated strokes usually occur in chronic or current cannabis users who also smoke tobacco, either in combination with or immediately after cannabis use.”
Falkstedt and colleagues studied Swedish men (n = 49,321) who were conscripted into military services in 1969-1970 at age 18 to 20 years. Cannabis, tobacco and alcohol use were assessed at baseline. Stroke incidence was obtained from national databases until age 59 years.
During the follow-up period, 1,037 strokes occurred, 192 of which happened at age 45 years or younger.
Factors that were significantly more common in men with stroke before age 60 years included: parental history of CVD, being overweight, low cardiorespiratory fitness, low socioeconomic position in childhood, short schooling, heavy smoking and high alcohol consumption.
According to data, heavy cannabis use (> 50 times) in young adulthood showed no association with stroke incidence at age 45 years or younger (HR = 0.93; 95% CI, 0.34-2.57) or up to age 60 years (HR = 0.95; 95% CI, 0.59-1.53) in multivariable models.
In crude models, the risk for ischemic stroke during the follow-up period for participants with heavy cannabis use was almost two times higher compared with nonusers. However, a dose-response shaped association with ischemic stroke was seen only with tobacco use and not alcohol or cannabis use, and the risk for ischemic stroke with heavy cannabis use was attenuated after adjustment for tobacco use (HR = 1.47; 95% CI, 0.83-2.56).
Smoking 20 or more cigarettes per day was associated with stroke at age 45 years or younger (HR = 5.04; 95% CI, 2.8-9.06) and with stroke up to age 60 years (HR = 2.15; 95% CI, 1.61-2.88), according to the researchers.
“We have expanded current knowledge by examining cannabis use in young adulthood in relation to the subsequent risk of stroke in a large population-based cohort,” Falkstedt and colleagues wrote. “We found no evident association between cannabis use and stroke, including stroke before 45 years of age. Tobacco smoking, however, showed a clear, dose-response shaped association with stroke across multivariable models.” – by Cassie Homer

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