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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Changing Trends of Atherosclerotic Risk Factors Among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Acute Ischemic Stroke

So rather than solving ANY of the fucking problems in stroke, meta-analysis was done that does absolutely nothing for stroke survivors. I blame our total lack of any stroke strategy where researchers should grab the next problem to solve and do research on that.  Uncontrolled stroke research is pretty much useless. No stroke leadership anywhere to be seen.
http://www.ajconline.org/article/S0002-9149%2817%2930213-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Abstract

We aimed to evaluate the secular trends in demographics, risk factors as well as clinical characteristics of patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or acute ischemic stroke (AIS), using a large nationally representative dataset of in-hospital admissions. We used the 2003-2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. All admissions with primary diagnosis of AMI or AIS were included. Across 2003-2013, a total of 1,360,660 patients with AMI and 937,425 patients with AIS were included in the study. We noted a progressive reduction in the mean age of patients presenting with AMI and AIS (p-trend <0.001 for all groups), implying that the burden of young patients with these acute syndromes is progressively increasing. In addition, there was a progressive increase in the proportion of patients who are uninsured among patients presenting with AMI and AIS. Furthermore, despite a progressively younger age at presentation, there was an observed increase in the prevalence of atherosclerotic risk factors including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, smoking and obesity among patients presenting with AMI or AIS during 2003-2013. Significant disparities were noted in the prevalence of risk factors among various demographic and geographical cohorts. Low socioeconomic status (SES) as well as uninsured patients had a significantly higher prevalence of preventable risk factors like smoking and obesity as compared to the high SES and insured patients respectively. In conclusion, there have been significant changes in the risk factor profile of patients presenting with AMI and AIS over the last decade.

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