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

Defining the Role of the Stroke Physician During Endovascular Therapy of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Well fuck, this is so simple, you need to write up a protocol not a guideline. Does anyone even have two neurons to rub together and create a spark of knowledge?

http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/48/3/805?etoc=
Grant Stotts, Alexandre Y. Poppe, Daniel Roy, Tudor G. Jovin, Cheemun Lum, David Williams, John Thornton, Blaise W. Baxter, Thomas Devlin, Donald F. Frei, Chris Fanale, Ashfaq Shuaib, Jeremy L. Rempel, Bijoy K. Menon, Andrew M. Demchuk, Mayank Goyal, Michael D. Hill
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Introduction

Six recent trials and a patient-level meta-analysis have demonstrated the superiority of endovascular therapy (EVT) compared with standard care (including intravenous alteplase) among patients with large-artery anterior circulation strokes.17 The absolute benefit of EVT was substantial in these trials, and EVT now requires careful implementation and optimization in real-world settings to provide all eligible patients with this new standard of care. Parallel rather than serial workflow, with team members having well-defined roles, is a crucial element in providing rapid and effective delivery of acute stroke care.8
There is little or no literature on the division of labor or the expected role for each individual in this setting, and existing stroke guidelines do not elaborate on this issue. Although each system may require customization, it is clear is that there must be physician leadership outside of the angiography suite, a physician in addition to the neurointerventionalist (who is most commonly a radiologist, but who may be a neurosurgeon or neurologist) in the angiography suite, and a physician to coordinate care between the other stroke team members throughout the periprocedural period. We suggest that it is necessary to designate a physician to fulfill these roles during the EVT process, and we have termed herein the individual fulfilling this role the stroke physician.
The stroke physician must work in close collaboration with the neurointerventionalist to optimize the speed, efficiency, and safety of EVT, elements which are critical to enhancing patient outcomes. A proposed division of physician roles is shown in Table, with emphasis on parallel rather than serial workflow. The administration of intravenous alteplase is ideally performed under the guidance of a stroke physician with specialized training in stroke care. This is most often a neurologist but may also be an emergency physician, geriatrician, internist, or family physician, …
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