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, April 22, 2017

Post-stroke epilepsy

Only out since 2001. Has your doctor done one goddamn thing about this problem since then? Only 27 references to back this up, has your doctor read even one of them?
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11883-001-0029-4?LI=true
  • Tom Skyhøj Olsen
  • Tom Skyhøj Olsen
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyGentofte University HospitalHellerupDenmark
Article
DOI: 10.1007/s11883-001-0029-4
Cite this article as:
Olsen, T.S. Curr Atheroscler Rep (2001) 3: 340. doi:10.1007/s11883-001-0029-4

Abstract

Seizures occur in about 10% of stroke patients. Hence, stroke is the most common cause of seizures and epilepsy in the elderly population. Five percent are early-onset seizures (peak onset within the first day after the stroke) and another 5% are late-onset seizures (peak onset within 6 to 12 months after the stroke). Epilepsy (ie, recurrent seizures) develops in 3% to 4% of the stroke patients (in about one third of the patients with early-onset seizures and about one half of the patients with late-onset seizures). There is a strong positive correlation between stroke severity and the risk of post-stroke seizures; the risk is very low in mild strokes. Seizures are more common in hemorrhagic stroke and in stroke with cortical involvement. Whether this is due to the hemorrhagic component or the cortical involvement per se, or a reflection of more severe strokes among patients with hemorrhagic strokes and lesions involving cortical structures, is not clear. The influence of seizures on outcome is still a matter of controversy. Although epileptic seizures are considered easy to control, this is not supported by evidence from randomized controlled trials.

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