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:

Friday, May 5, 2017

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” -Sun Tzu, The Art of War

There is NO STRATEGY AND NO LEADERSHIP in stroke. Being rudderless means that stroke will never be solved..
With NO strategy and NO leadership nothing will get done for decades.
1. Only 10% of patients get to full recovery.
2. tPA only fully works to reverse the stroke 12% of the time.
3. No protocols to prevent your 33% dementia chance post-stroke from an Australian study.
4. Nothing to alleviate your fatigue.
5. Nothing that will cure your spasticity.
6. Nothing on cognitive training unless you find this yourself.
7. No published stroke protocols.
8. No way to compare your stroke hospital results vs. other stroke hospitals.
With a defined stroke strategy getting foundation grants and individual donors to step up and fund such research would be damned easy.  Asking for general funding for stupid stroke association press release funding is complete insanity. Asking for funding to solve glutamate poisoning in the neuronal cascade of death would be a concrete proposal people and foundations could get behind. I.E, 'I helped solve the glutamate poisoning piece of stroke neuron death'. You could send out certificates of appreciation suitable to being framed. This is so fucking easy to solve the funding problem but will require destroying our fucking failures of stroke associations and replacing them with a great stroke association. 

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