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, July 14, 2017

A single group, pretest-posttest clinical trial for the effects of dry needling on wrist flexors spasticity after stroke

Except for Jo at The Murphey Saga  I have never heard of dry needling.
NeuroRehabilitation , Volume 40(3) , Pgs. 325-336.

NARIC Accession Number: J76248.  What's this?
ISSN: 1053-8135.
Author(s): Fakhari, Zahra; Ansari, Noureddin N.; Naghdi, Soofia; Mansouri, Korosh; Radinmehr, Hojjat.
Publication Year: 2017.
Number of Pages: 12.
Abstract: Study examined the effects of dry needling (DN) on wrist flexors spasticity after stroke. Twenty-nine patients with stroke (16 male; mean age 54.3 years) were tested at baseline (T0), immediately after DN (T1), and one hour after DN (T2). DN was applied for flexor carpi radialis (FCR) and flexor carpi ulnaris on the affected arm for single session, one minute per muscle. The Modified Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS), passive resistance force, wrist active and passive range of motion, Box and Block Test, and FCR H-reflex were outcome measures. Significant reductions in MMAS scores were seen both immediately after DN and at 1-hour follow-up (median 2 at T0 to 1 at T1 and T2). There were significant improvements in other measures between the baseline values at T0 and those recorded immediately after the DN at T1 or one hour later at T2. Results suggest that DN reduced wrist flexors spasticity and alpha motor neuron excitability in patients with stroke, and improvements persisted for one hour after DN.

Can this document be ordered through NARIC's document delivery service*?: Y.

Citation: Fakhari, Zahra, Ansari, Noureddin N., Naghdi, Soofia, Mansouri, Korosh, Radinmehr, Hojjat. (2017). A single group, pretest-posttest clinical trial for the effects of dry needling on wrist flexors spasticity after stroke.  NeuroRehabilitation , 40(3), Pgs. 325-336. Retrieved 7/14/2017, from REHABDATA database.

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