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.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Hyperbaric Oxygen Can Save Lives

Except that none of the research I've seen points to any effectiveness of HBOT therapy for stroke. 26 posts on HBOT for your doctors edification.
By Dr. Maxfield Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 04:30 PM Current | Bio |
Otto Warmbier is the name of a 22-year-old American student who came back from North Korea a few weeks ago in a coma. Reports indicate that he had been a coma state for almost a year.
In listening to the review of Warmbier’s symptoms and the data presented by news media, I never heard that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HOT) had been used to treat the patient. This is sad, but not surprising.
I wrote in the past about the failure to utilize HBOT in the cases of Joan Rivers and Robin Williams, both of whom, I believe, could have been saved with the proper treatment. I believe the same is true of Otto Warmbier.
The problem is that HBOT’s value for treatment of brain disease and brain injury is still largely — in fact, almost completely — unknown.
Data from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine show that the brain can regenerate itself when it is give the proper stimulus. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the major steps toward helping regenerate brain tissue and restore function.
One patient, Valarie Greene, was just 30 when she suffered a severe stroke. For some time, she could not walk or talk. But with HBOT, she has recovered to the point that she is now able to act as a spokesperson for the National Stroke Association. Yet, ironically, that organization still does not recognize the value of HBOT for treating brain injury.
In my book, The Oxygen Cure, I write about my personal experience using HBOT to treat in brain diseases and injuries. It has been very effective.
Unfortunately, in the United States we have only 14 approved indications for HBOT — and none of them relate to brain injury. In the past (based on the work of Dr. Michael Sukoff, M.D.), cerebral edema was an approved indication for HBOT. But because of political consideration, that indication was revoked.
Yet there is plenty of literature on the use of HBOT to treat brain conditions. You can look up the information produced by Dr. Richard Neubauer, MD, as well as Philip James’ book, Oxygen in the Brain.  James presents data on 10-year follow up study of the benefits for multiple sclerosis patients treated in England with HBOT.
Had more been known about this valuable treatment, there’s a chance Otto Warmbier could have been saved, despite his horrible ordeal in North Korea.
For additional information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you can visit the American Association for Hyperbaric Awareness at

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