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:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Impact of different dietary approaches on blood pressure in hypertensive and prehypertensive patients: Protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Useless because this is a guideline not a protocol.
BMJ Open
Schwingshackl L, et al.
This study is formulated to gauge the efficacy of varied dietary approaches on systolic and diastolic blood pressure, in patients with hypertension and high normal blood pressure. The patients are advised to embrace this dietary guideline: Increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, low–fat dairy products and sodium reduction.
  • The data is extracted from Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials in the Cochrane Library, PubMed and Google Scholar until November 2016.
  • Citations, abstracts and relevant papers will be scrutinized for eligibility by two reviewers independently.
  • The inclusion criteria is set as:
    • (1) Hypertension (as mean values ≥140 mm Hg systolic blood pressure and/or ≥90 mm Hg diastolic blood pressure) or high normal blood pressure (mean systolic blood pressure ≥130 mm Hg and/or mean diastolic blood pressure ≥85 mm Hg).
    • (2) age ≥18 years.
    • (3) intervention diets (different type of dietary approaches, eg, dietary approach to stop hypertension diet; Mediterranean diet, vegetarian diet, palaeolithic diet, low sodium diet) either hypocaloric, isocaloric or ad libitum diets.
    • (4) intervention period ≥12 weeks.
  • For each outcome measure of interest, random effects pairwise and network meta-analyses are to be conducted.
  • This will investigate the cumulative, considerable effect of each intervention relative to every other intervention, with regard to the postintervention values (or change scores).
  • Subgroup analyses are to involve hypertensive status, study length, sample size, age and sex.

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