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Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective 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, May 4, 2017
Cardiorespiratory fitness after stroke: a systematic review
fitness programs are increasingly used in stroke rehabilitation.
Maximal oxygen uptake is the gold standard measurement of
cardiorespiratory fitness; however, no recent publications have collated
evidence about maximal oxygen uptake levels following stroke. We
therefore performed a systematic review of maximal oxygen uptake in
stroke survivors, aiming to observe changes in levels over time, and
associations with severity of stroke. We searched Medline and Embase
until April 2011, and included cross-sectional studies, longitudinal
studies, and baseline data from intervention trials. Studies had to
recruit at least 10 stroke survivors, and report direct measurement of
maximal/peak oxygen uptake. We then compared maximal oxygen uptake with
published data from age and gender-matched controls. The search
identified 3357 articles. Seventy-two full texts were retrieved, of
which 41 met the inclusion criteria. Time since stroke ranged from 10
days to over seven-years. Peak oxygen uptake ranged from 8 to 22
ml/kg/min, which was 26-87% of that of healthy age- and gender-matched
individuals. Stroke severity was mild in most studies. Three studies
reported longitudinal changes; there was no clear evidence of change in
peak oxygen uptake over time. Most studies recruited participants with
mild stroke, and it is possible that cardiorespiratory fitness is even
more impaired after severe stroke. Maximal oxygen uptake might have been
overestimated, as less healthy and older stroke survivors may not
tolerate maximal exercise testing. More studies are needed describing
mechanisms of impaired cardiorespiratory fitness and longitudinal
changes over time to inform the optimal 'prescription' of
cardiorespiratory fitness programs for stroke survivors.