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:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cannabinoids in Parkinson's Disease

Impossible to decipher what was trying to be said with so many caveats. It should be so simple; These patients with this objective starting point using this amount delivered this way objectively improved in these measures. See, not so hard. I can't tell from here if I should be driving to Colorado, buy some pot and head to Minnesota to get some to my Dad. Of course no one is writing a similar article for stroke.

To cite this article:
Stampanoni Bassi Mario, Sancesario Andrea, Morace Roberta, Centonze Diego, and Iezzi Ennio. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. February 2017, 2(1): 21-29. doi:10.1089/can.2017.0002.
Published in Volume: 2 Issue 1: February 1, 2017

Author information

Mario Stampanoni Bassi,1,2 Andrea Sancesario,1 Roberta Morace,1 Diego Centonze,1,2,* and Ennio Iezzi1
1Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Units, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo (INM) Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy.
2Department of Systems Medicine, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.
*Address correspondence to: Diego Centonze, MD, Department of Systems Medicine, Tor Vergata University, Via Montpellier 1, Rome 00133, Italy, E-mail:


The endocannabinoid system plays a regulatory role in a number of physiological processes and has been found altered in different pathological conditions, including movement disorders. The interactions between cannabinoids and dopamine in the basal ganglia are remarkably complex and involve both the modulation of other neurotransmitters (γ-aminobutyric acid, glutamate, opioids, peptides) and the activation of different receptors subtypes (cannabinoid receptor type 1 and 2). In the last years, experimental studies contributed to enrich this scenario reporting interactions between cannabinoids and other receptor systems (transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 cation channel, adenosine receptors, 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors). The improved knowledge, adding new interpretation on the biochemical interaction between cannabinoids and other signaling pathways, may contribute to develop new pharmacological strategies. A number of preclinical studies in different experimental Parkinson's disease (PD) models demonstrated that modulating the cannabinoid system may be useful to treat some motor symptoms. Despite new cannabinoid-based medicines have been proposed for motor and nonmotor symptoms of PD, so far, results from clinical studies are controversial and inconclusive. Further clinical studies involving larger samples of patients, appropriate molecular targets, and specific clinical outcome measures are needed to clarify the effectiveness of cannabinoid-based therapies.

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