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:

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Good News Is 80% of Strokes Can Be Prevented

The bad news is that our fucking failures of stroke associations are doing nothing to solve all the problems in stroke. So rather than actually solve any of the problems in stroke, let's just be lazy and raise awareness and prevention campaigns. Damn small bore ideas, I want the BHAGs(Big Hairy Audacious Goals) worked on and solved.

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. Make neuroplasticity repeatable on demand. 
5. Make neurogenesis repeatable on demand.
6. Solve spasticity, Ignore Dr. William M. Landaus' pronouncements on this. 
7. Solve fatigue.
8. Solve aphasia.
9. 100% recovery for ALL survivors. 
10. No way to compare your stroke hospital results vs. other stroke hospitals.

New York -  In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Strokes – 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain – are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery and avoiding damage that often leads to vascular dementia. In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, NewYork-Presbyterian is sharing information on stroke risk and prevention.

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Nearly two million brain cells die each minute a stroke goes untreated. Remembering the acronym BE FAST is an easy way to learn how to recognize a stroke and act quickly to minimize its long-term damaging effects. Signs of a Stroke As part of its commitment to advancing stroke care, NewYork-Presbyterian now operates a Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit (MSTU). The MSTU is an emergency vehicle specially designed to provide immediate, specialized care(not results) to patients who may be having a stroke. The vehicle is equipped with stroke care specialists, a computed tomography (CT) scanner and medications for treating stroke patients on-site. (But we won't tell you how many patients get 100% recovered from tPA being delivered in the ambulance, because the efficacy is so bad)

“The most effective method in saving a stroke victim’s life is to diagnose and treat immediately after a stroke occurs,” says Dr. Matthew Fink, neurologist-in-chief and chief of the Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. “The MSTU rapidly brings a neurologist and advanced technologies of an emergency room directly to the patient, offering state-of-the-art care that is only moments away.”

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