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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Access to stroke care, treatment is limited for 90% of world's population

And for those 10% that have access to stroke care it is still a complete fucking failure. 'Happy talk' abounds because even these stroke experts are waiting for SOMEONE ELSE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
Get cracking on these solutions because you are completely on your own to solve everything in stroke. With NO strategy and NO leadership nothing will get done for decades.
1. Only 10% of patients get to full recovery.
2. tPA only fully works to reverse the stroke 12% of the time.
3. No protocols to prevent your 33% dementia chance post-stroke from an Australian study.
4. Nothing to alleviate your fatigue.
5. Nothing that will cure your spasticity.
6. Nothing on cognitive training unless you find this yourself.
7. No published stroke protocols.
8. No way to compare your stroke hospital results vs. other stroke hospitals.

Access to stroke care, treatment is limited for 90% of world's population


Stroke experts gathered at the International Stroke Conference in Houston Feb. 23 to discuss how many parts of the world have limited access to technologies and treatments for stroke.
About 90 percent of the world’s population has no access or very limited access to stroke resources that have emerged in the last 20 years, according to Werner Hacke, MD, PhD, a senior professor of neurology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the president of the World Stroke Organization.
“Advances in stroke treatment and prevention are often expensive and available only to people living in special areas in high-income regions,” he said in a statement from the American Heart Association.
Many areas where stroke treatment and prevention are limited are communities with limited healthcare access in general. Some don’t even have access to CT scanners. Additionally, many people living in those areas are not educated on what stroke symptoms look like and what they should do in the event of stroke.
The physicians who met at the conference shared their ideas and strategies for developing stroke care protocols across economic spectrums. One area where incidence of strokes is increasing is Eastern Europe.
“Stroke is a rapidly advancing field, but it leaves many people behind,” Hacke said. “This session addresses these challenges in stroke care, as well as progress around the world. It will be valuable to practitioners, policymakers, nurses and anybody interested in improving the treatment of acute stroke.”

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