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:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Friday, August 11, 2017

Monitoring Pressure Augmentation in Patients With Ischemic Penumbra Using Continuous Electroencephalogram: Three Cases and a Review of the Literature

Sounds useful for detecting damage on CBF pressure. But we will never get followup to get this into a stroke protocol because we have NO stroke leadership.
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1941874417708938
First Published May 11, 2017 Research Article



Continuous electroencephalography (CEEG) is a sensitive, noninvasive surrogate monitor of cerebral blood flow (CBF). Changes in CBF can be seen as changes in the frequencies on the CEEG. This case series suggests that increase in CEEG frequencies may be used to detect improved CBF following pressure augmentation such as with treatment of vasospasm from subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or acute thrombosis from ischemic stroke. The application of this observation to clinical decision-making has not been clearly defined and requires further study.

Case series and imaging.

We present 3 patients with ischemic penumbras either from vasospasm from SAH or thrombosis from acute ischemic stroke. All patients were monitored on CEEG and found to have lateralized slowing. During pressure augmentation, the lateralized slowing improved in frequency, which corresponded with improvement in the patients’ neurological examinations.

Continuous electroencephalography may be used as a noninvasive monitor to allow for individualization of pressure augmentation in cases of vasospasm from SAH or in cases of acute ischemic strokes. This customized approach may allow for less morbidity associated with pressure augmentation in patients who otherwise may have dysfunction of their intracerebral autoregulation.

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