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 1, 2017

Updates from Berlin: New Developments in Huntington’s Disease

I never see any updates on stroke from any medical forum/association. Because there are none? Stroke needs nothing fixed?

Updates from Berlin:New Developments in Huntington’s Disease

Release Date: July 15, 2016
Expiration Date: July 14, 2017
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Estimated Time to Complete

45 minutes

Activity Overview

Huntington disease (HD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by abnormal involuntary movements, behavioral disturbance, cognitive dysfunction, and psychiatric disease. Currently, there is no established treatment to delay the onset or prevent the progression of HD, and available pharmacologic interventions for controlling the motor and non-motor aspects of the disease are limited. However, recent therapeutic advances, particularly in suppressing chorea, have been shown to have a favorable effect on motor function, safety, and quality of life. In this roundtable discussion, recorded immediately after the 2016 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Meeting in Berlin, Germany, leading experts in HD explore some of the most recent evidence and latest developments in the treatment for this devastating disease.

Providership

This continuing medical education activity is provided
by  Vindico Medical Education

Support Acknowledgement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Review the latest data of the use of predictive testing and biomarkers in patients who are carriers of the mutant Htt gene variant prior to conversion to manifest HD.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical data regarding the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of available and emerging agents for the management of chorea and other symptoms associated with HD.
  • Assess the utilization of emerging agents in the management of patients with HD.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is neurologists, psychiatrists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HD.

 

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