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, May 27, 2017

Better prescribing might prevent thousands of strokes in the UK

This blaming the victim means the stroke medical world doesn't have to solve any of the problems in stroke. The can continue to be lazy bums sitting on their asses doing nothing to help stroke survivors get to 100% recovery.
https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/portal/article/4000648/better-prescribing-might-prevent-thousands-of-strokes-in-the-uk#.WSmJ85YcQaQ.google_plusone_share
One third of people who had a first stroke in the UK between 2009 and 2013 had known risk factors and were not taking the drugs that might have prevented their stroke.
Electronic general practice records from almost 30,000 people who had a stroke showed that about 60% had risk factors that meant they might have been eligible to take cholesterol-lowering, anti-clotting or blood pressure medication. But 54% of these people had no recent prescription for the appropriate drug(s).
The researchers estimate that almost 12,000 strokes a year in the UK could be prevented if everyone eligible for preventive drugs took them.
We don’t know the reasons why people weren’t prescribed these drugs. They might have had valid medical reasons for not taking them or have chosen not to take them against medical advice. The large scale of under-prescribing revealed in this study suggests a possible need for more systematic processes around identification and management of people with cardiovascular risk factors.

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