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

Effect of shock wave therapy on ankle plantar flexors spasticity in stroke patients

Whatever the hell shock wave therapy is?
NeuroRehabilitation , Volume 40(1) , Pgs. 115-118.

NARIC Accession Number: J76232.  What's this?
ISSN: 1053-8135.
Author(s): Sawan, Salah; Abd-Allan, Foad; Hegazy, Montasser M.; Farraq, Mohammad A.; Sharf El-Den, Nancy H..
Publication Year: 2017.
Number of Pages: 4.
Abstract: Study examined the effect of shock wave therapy on ankle plantar flexors spasticity in stroke patients. Forty ischemic stroke patients were divided into 2 groups; group I received the selected physical therapy program and shock wave therapy, while group II received the selected physical therapy program as well as placebo shock wave for six weeks. Both groups were subjected to pre- and post-treatment assessment by H/M ratio (ratio of maximum H reflex to maximum M response), dorsiflexion active range of motion (ROM), and the 10-Meter Walking Test (10MWT). Baseline characteristics showed no significant difference between the two groups regarding the grades of spasticity. After treatment, there was a highly significant difference between the groups regarding the grades of spasticity according to the 3 parameters: H/M ratio, dorsiflexion active ROM, and time of the 10MWT. Shock wave therapy is effective in controlling spasticity, increasing dorsiflexion active ROM of the ankle, and improving walking speed in stroke patients.

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

Citation: Sawan, Salah, Abd-Allan, Foad, Hegazy, Montasser M., Farraq, Mohammad A., Sharf El-Den, Nancy H.. (2017). Effect of shock wave therapy on ankle plantar flexors spasticity in stroke patients.  NeuroRehabilitation , 40(1), Pgs. 115-118. Retrieved 7/14/2017, from REHABDATA database.

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