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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“Predict, prevent and cure precisely,” Stanford Medicine’s Lloyd Minor urges

Notice that even supposed leaders in health are basically saying, 'Screw you if you get sick, we are working on stroke prevention, not rehab'. You'll have to deal with your stroke deficits for the forseeable future and your children and grandchildren will be screwed if they have a stroke. The only solution I see is to create a great stroke association run by and for stroke survivors. Big Data and Dr. Watson could solve all the problems in stroke if only we had someone following a stroke strategy.
http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2017/05/24/predict-prevent-and-cure-precisely-stanford-medicines-lloyd-minor-urges/
Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of Stanford’s School of Medicine, opened the school’s annual Big Data in Biomedicine conference today with a call for researchers to recognize opportunities to prevent disease in entire populations. The two-day meeting focuses on using big data to promote precision health.
“Predict, prevent and cure precisely,” Minor said. “This is the opportunity of precision health.”
“For years, health care really has been about sick care,” he continued. “It’s been about treating severe, acute diseases or their chronic manifestations. And there’s been comparatively little attention either in research or care delivery on prediction and prevention. But that’s all changing today, because of the work being done in this room, because of the work being done at Stanford.”
Minor later called attention to the recent decline in life expectancy in the United States — the first decline in two decades, he said — and to the country’s expenditure of nearly 18 percent of gross domestic product on health care.
“Precision health offers the tools, the approaches and the opportunities to make a big dent both in the value equation — achieving better outcomes for lower cost — and ultimately creating and enabling a much more healthy population,” Minor said.
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD, also spoke, offering thanks to the members of the audience for the work they do “to advance the cause of precision health and medicine.”
Citing the enormous need of patients around the world dealing with pain and suffering, he said, “I’m here to exhort you, as hard as you are working on these problems, to double down again.”
“Our charge, our responsibility is to make sure we get to precision health tomorrow and not 10 years or 20 years from now,” Tessier-Lavigne said. “We know it will be a reality eventually. Our job is to make sure we accelerate the development and of precision health.”
“The future is even brighter and more exciting because of the work we’re going to be doing together,” said Minor.
The conference continues through Thursday afternoon; if you can’t be here, watch the livestream or follow the hashtag #bigdatamed on Twitter.
Previously: Big Data in Biomedicine Conference kicks off on WednesdayPrecision health aims to reach everyone, Dean Lloyd Minor writesFinding the heart of precision health and Stanford Medicine conference provided a big look at big data
Photo by Rod Searcey

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