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

Neurology/rehab focus of Victoria Hospital Foundation funding appeal

But you obviously don't understand that equipment is the least useful item for stroke rehab. Only 10% get to full recovery and that has nothing to do with equipment. A lot better use would be to implement My 31 ideas on hyperacute therapy I'm going to insist my doctor give me during the first week. 
Or these needing a lot more research:
These 177 hyperacute therapies that need more research.
Neurology/rehab focus of Victoria Hospital Foundation funding appeal 

Rick Stiebel
News Gazette staff
The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is looking for funding to provide the best equipment for treating patients dealing with a number of neurological conditions.
The fundraising goal of $405,000 would add 23 pieces of new equipment to the neurology and rehabilitation divisions at Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals to assist people with conditions including stroke, epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, said foundation chair Steve McKerrell.
“Every year, the neurology and rehabilitation divisions at both hospitals diagnose and treat thousands of patients affected by life-changing conditions that require sophisticated care,” McKerrell said in a media release. “We are asking our community to help ensure our medical teams have the best possible tools to ensure patients can reach their highest level of function.”
VGH is the neurological referral centre for all of Vancouver Island. Treating such a wide variety of conditions requires state of the art equipment, noted Dr. Kristen Attwell-Pope, head of neurology for Island Health. “Having the best tools at our disposal makes all the difference to patient outcomes,” she said.
Former patient Paul Thompson can attest to that following his treatment for a stroke. ”Knowing our local hospital is well equipped to provide emergency care to people like me is very reassuring,” he said. “With timely treatment using the best tools, a complete recovery is possible. I am incredibly grateful for the care I received during and after my stroke.”
Dr. Paul Winston, medical director of rehab and transitions for Island Health, spoke about the role of his team in redefining what is possible in patients’ day-to-day lives. “In all the care we provide, we have the same goal, to maximize potential and restore function,” he said.
New equipment on the wish list includes two new swallow and voice imaging systems, used by speech pathologists to assess patients suffering from functional voice disorders, at a cost of $77,300 per unit. There’s also an electrocardiogram software upgrade that quickly diagnoses the source and severity of a stroke, listed at $75,000, and a radio frequency ablations machine used by specialists to reduce back and neck pain, for $50,000.
Last year the Victoria Hospitals Foundation raised almost $7 million for new equipment and special projects at the region’s two major hospitals.
You can donate online at, by calling 250-519-1750 or by mail to the Wilson Block, 1952 Bay St., Victoria V8R 1J8.

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