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

Monday, April 17, 2017

New process speeds up stroke recovery - New Zealand

BULLSHIT!! Nothing here gives you any factual information that this helps recovery.
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/health/new-process-speeds-up-stroke-recovery/

New Zealand researchers have come up with a new and simple process to help the recovery of stroke patients.
The technique helps therapists predict how well patients will regain the use of their hands and arms, after a stroke.
Auckland University associate professor Cathy Stinear and her team grade recoveries on a scale including 'excellent', 'good', 'limited' or 'poor' recovery.
She said it has led to patients having treatment tailored to their needs.
"We think we've found a way to make their care more tailored to them and get them home sooner with no loss to them in terms of their satisfaction with the rehab process."
She said this has meant a great improvement in patients' recovery.
"That meant that patients left hospital a whole week earlier than they otherwise would and that's exciting because we know that people do a lot better if they get home sooner."

1 comment:

  1. Again, I think predicting a patient's endpoint is simply a stimulus to prove that the predictor is wrong. We're brain-injured, but awfully stubborn, too.

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