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:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Let’s Know New Surprising Tips for Your Best Stroke Recovery

Nothing really useful here. New? No. Surprising? No. Best? No.
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1. Seek urgent care Stroke immediately.
It is absolutely critical to seek emergent care when a stroke is suspected. Patients who arrive at the emergency department within 3 hours of their first symptoms tend to have less disability months after a stroke than those who received delayed care.We at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive this disease Care Center are fortunate to have recently opened the Ronald O.
2. Keep your medical information handy.
A stroke can affect parts of the brain responsible for cognition and communication, leaving a patient unable to tell a doctor their medical history. That can be worrisome, because some stroke treatments can’t’ be given with other medications.
 3. Choose a top care? center for your rehabilitation.
Why? Do they post their results for comparison purposes?. We don't care about care. RESULTS  are the only point to know about.
Whenever possible, you want a patient to be involved in acute inpatient rehabilitation following a this disorder. Data suggest the more acute, intensive rehabilitation you get after a stroke, the better the outcomes.NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Stroke Care Center is a leading center of its type in our region and offers a sophisticated rehabilitation program that includes care from a rehabilitation physician (known as a physiatrist), physical therapist, occupational therapist, specialized nurses, speech-language pathologists and psychologists.
4. Eat well.
Worthless generalities.
A healthy and consistent diet is crucial when recovering from a stroke, from the hospital bed to your outpatient care at home.One reason food choice is important is because patients in early stages of recovery may experience weakness or incoordination of the swallowing muscles. A care team might recommend soft foods or thicker liquids, because swallowing problems can lead to fluid aspiration which might lead to pneumonia.
5. Compliance is key.
Why? Do you have proof of the efficacy of your stroke protocols?
I tell my patients if you don’t remember anything in the weeks you’ve been here as an inpatient, the one thing I want you to remember is to see your primary care doctor for regular follow-ups and checkups. Your primary care doctor is essential to your recovery from a this disorder, and can make sure your medication needs and health issues are being attended to properly.
6. Exercise, but within your limits.
What proof do you have of this?
Safe levels of physical activity as prescribed by a physical or occupational therapist can go a long way when rehabilitating from a stroke.
7. Limit stress.
Well, there are tons of stress if you don't show me a way to get 100% recovered.
I urge patients to keep their lives as stress-free as possible after a stroke. This is not meant to imply that leading a stressed life in some way contributed to their this disorder in the first place, but keeping your life more balanced without undue psychological pressures is associated with better outcomes. Source

1 comment:

  1. Simplistic advice!
    My experience by tip:
    1) took 24 hours for doctors to even decide I had a stroke, much less do anything. They just thought I was hallucinating from dehydration. It took 2 weeks to diagnose cause of stroke & treat. Billions of brain cells died
    2) Info in their system already
    3) I was too weak to do rehab for 4 weeks and then insurance would only pay for 8 days
    4) Hospital food for 56 days.
    5) Often told I am best patient they ever had. Thanks to your blog, I ask more questions than they have time to deal with.
    6) Exercise is only thing that actually seems to work at all, but very difficult to do enough and overcome spasticity
    7) First year after stroke more stressful than any in my life. How could it not be?