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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Thursday, August 10, 2017

MossRehab Once Again Named Top Ten Rehabilitation Facility in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

So fucking what? The only semi statistic they have on their website is FIM and that is totally subjective. They mention nothing on:
1. Nothing on 100% recovery statistics.
2. Nothing on 30-day deaths compared to other hospitals.
3. Nothing on the efficacy of their stroke rehab protocols.
4.  Nothing on tPA full efficacy.
5. Nothing on their misdiagnosis percentage of strokes, especially young strokes.  

MossRehab Once Again Named Top Ten Rehabilitation Facility in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Philadelphia, Pa, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MossRehab, the renowned physical and cognitive rehabilitation arm of  Einstein Healthcare Network, has again been named by U.S. News & World Report magazine as a top ten rehabilitation facility in the country for diagnoses including spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation and traumatic brain injury.  MossRehab is also once again listed as the top ranked facility of its type in Pennsylvania. This is the twenty-fourth time MossRehab has made the list.
According to U.S. News’  “Best Hospitals” list—which is comprised by asking doctors throughout the country where they would send loved ones for treatment of  a specific medical condition if money and location weren’t an issue—MossRehab ranks tenth in the nation for  rehabilitation.
MossRehab’s outcomes--higher patient satisfaction rates and patients having better scores in functional improvement (regaining mobility and self -care faster) than other rehabilitation providers-- is a result of MossRehab’s unique ability to pair the expertise of our clinicians with more pioneering rehabilitation robotics and technologies than any other facility in the United States.
MossRehab’s patients also benefit from the theory-driven research and clinical focused treatments derived at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute which focuses on three main areas: Cognitive Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury Treatments and Outcomes and Movement Science and Mobility Rehabilitation.
"Being ranked once again as a Top Ten facility by U.S. News & World Report recognizes our results-based reputation as a leader in blending rehabilitation care, technology, education and research,” said Alberto Esquenazi, MD, MossRehab's Chief Medical Officer, John Otto Haas Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “Most importantly, I am very proud, as is everyone at MossRehab, of our ranking, because it stands as a testament to what we can do for our patients.”
Every year, MossRehab treats nearly 2,800 inpatients at six locations, including its flagship, 130 bed facility in Elkins Park, PA, and at Doylestown Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA, Aria Bucks County in Langhorne, PA and MossRehab Tabor Road and Aria Frankford in Philadelphia. In addition, MossRehab provides 180,000 outpatients visits each year at locations and community programs throughout the Greater Delaware Valley including Philadelphia, Collegeville, Norristown, Plymouth Meeting, Jenkintown, King of Prussia and East Norriton in Pennsylvania along with Woodbury, New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware.
“Best Hospitals” is a valued resource for consumers when looking for quality healthcare providers. To view the rankings, visit
About MossRehab
Recognized as a national leader in medical rehabilitation, MossRehab provides high-quality, compassionate medical care for individuals with physical disabilities, and offers a wide range of specialized services, including comprehensive programs for brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation, orthopaedic and other neurological conditions. MossRehab has several facilities – MossRehab at Elkins Park at 60 Township Line Road in Elkins Park, MossRehab Tabor Road and MossRehab Aria Frankford in Philadelphia, MossRehab at Doylestown Hospital, and MossRehab Aria Bucks and MossRehab at Sacred Heart in Allentown. It also operates outpatient units and various community programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. MossRehab is a member of the Einstein Healthcare Network which consists of  Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Willowcrest (a center for subacute care), and a number of outpatient locations throughout the region. For more information, call 1-800-CALL MOSS or visit

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