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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments

There are others in the running. Which ones is your hospital checking out? Or is your hospital doing nothing also? Incompetent just like your doctor?
1.  Pupil response via infrared light
2.  Drop of blood analysis
3.  MindReader headset designed to detect concussions in athletes
4.  Urinary Proteomics to Support Diagnosis of Stroke
5. Handheld brain bleed detector gets FDA approval
6. Handheld Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnostic Device
7. Mobile brain scanners can change the world
8. Blood Test May Help Spot Stroke
9.   presence of acrolein in a blood sample
10. Scanner helps find traumatic brain injuries
11.  Brain oximeter and frontal near-infrared spectroscopy
12.   Ischiban headband 
13.  Neurokeeper EEG Headset Spots Signs of Stroke in Brainwave Signatures 
14.  BrainAttack App Helps Emergency Room Doctors, Nurses Save Stroke Patients' Lives; Time-saving tPA Eligibility Tool for Clinical Use  
15. Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke  
16. Blood tests could identify heart attack and stroke  

Or this latest?

Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessmentsing-helmet-could-be-future-for-rapid-brain-injury-assessments?

Stroke victims and those felled by head injuries on the sports pitch or battlefield could benefit from a new wearable scanner currently being tested.
A transportable brain-scanning helmet that could be used for rapid brain injury assessments of stroke victims and those felled on the sports pitch or battlefield is being tested by US scientists.
The wearable device, known as the PET helmet, is a miniaturised version of the hospital positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, a doughnut-shaped machine which occupies the volume of a small room.


Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, the neuroscientist leading the project at West Virginia University, said that the new helmet could dramatically speed up diagnosis and make the difference between a positive outcome and devastating brain damage or death for some patients.
“You could roll it right to their bedside and put it on their head,” she said ahead of a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston. “Time is brain for stroke.”
Despite being only the size of a motorbike helmet, the new device produces remarkably detailed images that could be used to identify regions of trauma to the brain in the ambulance on the way to hospital or at a person’s bedside. The device is currently being tested on healthy volunteers, but could be used clinically within two years, the team predicted.

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