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, September 22, 2017

Zapping the brain for stroke rehab: Pivotal clinical trial begins

And just when will vagus nerve stimulation be written up into a stroke protocol? Then we don't need to repeat this research because we know it works. 23 posts on vagus nerve back to July 2012. Fucking lack of stroke leadership. That is you; ASA, NSA, WSO. My criteria to be considered a fucking failure of a stroke association here.
https://www.statnews.com/2017/09/22/zap-brain-stroke-rehab-trial/
A small Texas company is testing whether pairing vagus nerve stimulation with rehabilitation exercise can restore movement in people who have had a stroke. 
Despite being forced by Hurricane Irma to close its outpatient facilities for several days, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is expected to forge ahead this month with a pivotal clinical trial testing whether an electrical implant can rewire the brains of stroke patients so they can use their arms and hands again.
If the patients who receive implants regain significantly more function than those who get only standard rehabilitation, it will show that stroke-damaged brain circuits can be bypassed like shorts in a circuit board, with healthy neurons coaxed into performing the job of those fried by stroke.
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