Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 13976 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective 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:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Friday, July 14, 2017
High-Intensity Chronic Stroke Motor Imagery Neurofeedback Training at Home: Three Case Reports
This will only become useful if it is written into a stroke protocol such that survivors can find it and bring it to their doctors attention. Trying to get doctors to implement interventions from research has been proven to be a continuous failure. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1550059417717398
imagery (MI) with neurofeedback has been suggested as promising for
motor recovery after stroke. Evidence suggests that regular training
facilitates compensatory plasticity, but frequent training is difficult
to integrate into everyday life. Using a wireless electroencephalogram
(EEG) system, we implemented a frequent and efficient neurofeedback
training at the patients’ home. Aiming to overcome maladaptive changes
in cortical lateralization patterns we presented a visual feedback,
representing the degree of contralateral sensorimotor cortical activity
and the degree of sensorimotor cortex lateralization. Three stroke
patients practiced every other day, over a period of 4 weeks.
Training-related changes were evaluated on behavioral, functional, and
structural levels. All 3 patients indicated that they enjoyed the
training and were highly motivated throughout the entire training
regime. EEG activity induced by MI of the affected hand became more
lateralized over the course of training in all three patients. The
patient with a significant functional change also showed increased white
matter integrity as revealed by diffusion tensor imaging, and a
substantial clinical improvement of upper limb motor functions. Our
study provides evidence that regular, home-based practice of MI
neurofeedback has the potential to facilitate cortical reorganization
and may also increase associated improvements of upper limb motor
function in chronic stroke patients.
37 references listed at the link and I can bet you that your doctor has not read or implemented a single one.