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 29, 2017

The effect of three different meditation exercises on hypertension: A network meta-analysis

I bet your doctor is choosing between 3-4 different blood pressure drugs and has no recommendation on this.  But then you should already be meditating to help your stroke recovery. 41 posts on meditation which your doctor has already told you about.
https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/medical-news-article/2017/04/27/hypertension/7150281/?
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Yang H, et al.
An observational study was carried out to utilize the pairwise and network meta–analysis to assessment the impacts of various meditation exercises on the control of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Qigong may be the optimal exercise way in lowering SBP and DBP of hypertensive patients, but a detailed long–term clinical research ought to be required later on.
  • They designed a network meta–analysis.
  • For this study, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved from PubMed and Embase up to June 2016, which are published in English and reported on meditation exercise for hypertensive patients.
  • Risks of bias evaluation of the included studies were evaluated by Cochrane Collaboration Recommendations and network meta–analysis was performed by ADDIS.
  • Mean difference (MD) and its 95% confidence interval (CI) were utilized as the effect size.
  • In this study, total 19 RCTs were included.
  • The outcomes of pairwise comparisons showed that meditation exercise could majorly reduce the SBP and DBP, compared with other interventions (MD = –7.10, 95% CI: –10.82 to –3.39; MD = –4.02, 95% CI: –6.12 to –1.92).
  • With good consistence and convergence, network meta–analysis demonstrated that there were no important differences between meditation and other interventions on SBP.
  • For DBP, Qigong was significantly lower than “no intervention” (MD = –11.73, 95% CI: –19.85 to –3.69).

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