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.

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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.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Racial-ethnic differences in word fluency and auditory comprehension among persons with poststroke aphasia

Race doesn't exist so any differences are elsewhere. Good researchers would know that and stroke leadership would make sure stroke research is designed correctly.

 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Volume 98(4) , Pgs. 681-686.

NARIC Accession Number: J75821.  What's this?
ISSN: 0003-9993.
Author(s): Ellis, Charles; Peach, Richard K..
Publication Year: 2017.
Number of Pages: 6.
Abstract: Study investigated whether language profiles vary by race-ethnicity among people with aphasia (PWA). Data for 381 PWA (339 white and 42 black individuals) were obtained from AphasiaBank, a database designed for the study of aphasia outcomes. The Western Aphasia Battery-Revised (WAB-R) total scale score (Aphasia Quotient) and subtest scores were analyzed for racial-ethnic differences. The WAB-R is a comprehensive assessment of communication function designed to evaluate PWA in the areas of spontaneous speech, auditory comprehension, repetition, and naming in addition to reading, writing, apraxia, and constructional, visuospatial, and calculation skills. In univariate comparisons, black PWA exhibited lower word fluency, auditory word comprehension, and comprehension of sequential commands when compared with white PWA. In multivariate comparisons, adjusted for age and years of education, black PWA exhibited lower word fluency, auditory word recognition, and comprehension of sequential commands when compared with white PWA. This study identified racial-ethnic differences in word fluency and auditory comprehension ability among PWA. Both skills are critical to effective communication, and racial-ethnic differences in outcomes must be considered in treatment approaches designed to improve overall communication ability.

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Citation: Ellis, Charles, Peach, Richard K.. (2017). Racial-ethnic differences in word fluency and auditory comprehension among persons with poststroke aphasia.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , 98(4), Pgs. 681-686. Retrieved 5/13/2017, from REHABDATA database.

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