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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Second-order peer reviews of clinically relevant articles for the physiatrist: Additional weekend therapy may reduce length of rehabilitation stay after stroke: A meta-analysis of individual patient data

My God, A review of a review. I didn't think someone could get so lazy.
https://search.naric.com/research/rehab/redesign_record.cfm?search=2&type=all&criteria=J77570&phrase=no&rec=135506&article_source=Rehab&international=0&international_language=&international_location=
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Volume 96(12) , Pgs. e214-e216.

NARIC Accession Number: J77570.  What's this?
ISSN: 0894-9115.
Author(s): Teasell, Robert; Cotoi, Andreea.
Publication Year: 2017.
Number of Pages: 3.
Abstract: This is a second-order peer review of the article by English et al. that determined whether additional weekend therapy (physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy) reduced the length of rehabilitation stay compared with weekday-only therapy in people with stroke. Secondary goals were to determine whether additional weekend therapy improved walking and activities of daily living at discharge and health-related quality of life at 6 months after discharge and lastly which characteristics were associated with shorter length of rehabilitation stay. This article reviews the methods, results, validity of conclusions, strengths and limitations, and clinical utility of the study.
Descriptor Terms: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, OUTCOMES, PEER REVIEW, PHYSICAL THERAPY, REHABILITATION RESEARCH, REHABILITATION SERVICES, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, SERVICE DELIVERY, STROKE.


Can this document be ordered through NARIC's document delivery service*?: Y.

Citation: Teasell, Robert, Cotoi, Andreea. (2017). Second-order peer reviews of clinically relevant articles for the physiatrist: Additional weekend therapy may reduce length of rehabilitation stay after stroke: A meta-analysis of individual patient data.  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , 96(12), Pgs. e214-e216. Retrieved 2/21/2018, from REHABDATA database.

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