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, April 6, 2017

Experimental neuroprotection in ischemic stroke: a concise review

If this is truly helpful information to survivors writing it in journals like this is worthless, doctors don't seem to keep up with research. Survivors can't easily get to it to train their doctors in the finer points of stroke recovery.  A public database of stroke research is needed.
http://thejns.org/doi/full/10.3171/2017.1.FOCUS16497
Department of Neurosurgery, University Health Center, Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan
ABBREVIATIONS AIS = acute ischemic stroke; MB = methylene blue; MCA = middle cerebral artery; NMDAR = N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor; Treg = regulatory T cell.
INCLUDE WHEN CITING DOI: 10.3171/2017.1.FOCUS16497.
Correspondence Yuchuan Ding, Department of Neurosurgery, Lande Building, #48, 550 East Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201. email: .

Abstract

Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. To date, intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and mechanical thrombectomy have been standards of care for AIS. There have been many advances in diagnostic imaging and endovascular devices for AIS; however, most neuroprotective therapies seem to remain largely in the preclinical phase. While many neuroprotective therapies have been identified in experimental models, none are currently used routinely to treat stroke patients. This review seeks to summarize clinical studies pertaining to neuroprotection, as well as the different preclinical neuroprotective therapies, their presumed mechanisms of action, and their future applications in stroke patients.

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