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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Identifying Strategies to Reduce Poor Outcomes in Women With Stroke

Well the simplest solution for reducing poor outcomes for every stroke survivor is to address these 5 causes of the neuronal cascade of death in the first week.  But I bet this paper doesn't discuss any of them.
http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/10/2/e003546?cpetoc=
Tracy E. Madsen, Lynda D. Lisabeth
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Introduction

Despite advances in care, stroke remains a leading cause of mortality and long-term disability around the world for both women and men.1 There are, however, notable sex differences in the epidemiology of stroke, including differences in incidence and mortality. Across the lifespan, women have a greater lifetime risk of stroke, a greater risk of death from stroke, and a higher risk of poor functional outcomes after stroke than men.2,3 A better understanding of the contributors to sex differences in stroke mortality could lead to the identification of strategies to improve stroke outcomes in women, as well as men. A study published in this issue by Phan et al4 included a meta-analysis using individual participant data from population-based studies to examine the contributors to sex differences in long-term mortality after stroke. The authors’ process of identifying contributors to the sex–mortality association in individual studies before combining data in a meta-analysis allowed them to clarify which factors contribute to higher stroke mortality in women and to identify potentially modifiable factors leading to poor stroke outcomes.
See Article by Phan et al
Their study is a meta-analysis of 13 studies of stroke incidence based on ideal population-based data sets; individual stroke incidence studies were conducted across Europe, Australia, South America, and the Caribbean between 1987 and 2013. Study authors examined all-cause mortality at 1 year after incident stroke in 13 studies (almost 17 000 patients) and all-cause mortality at 5 years after stroke in 8 studies (over 13 000 participants). Mortality rates were compared in …
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