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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Health Short: Research could lead to fuller recovery from stroke

Just when the fuck will your stroke doctor and hospital help get this research to the level of an interventional drug? NEVER? They are that fucking lazy?
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180424/health-short-research-could-lead-to-fuller-recovery-from-stroke
Research could lead to fuller recovery from stroke
Despite years of effort, researchers have failed to find a pill you could take to harden your brain against injury caused by a stroke.
But new research offers the prospect of limiting a stroke’s long-term damage in a different way: with a drug that enhances the brain’s ability to rewire itself and promote recovery.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or ruptured, depriving the brain of oxygen. Even after oxygen is restored, permanent damage usually remains.
In experiments, both mice and macaque monkeys that suffered strokes regained more movement and dexterity when their regimen included an experimental medication called edonerpic maleate. The drug, which has already run a gauntlet of safety trials as a possible medication for Alzheimer’s disease, appears to have enhanced the effectiveness of rehab by strengthening the connections between brain cells and nourishing the chemical soup in which those cells forge those new connections.
A report appears in the journal Science. The work was conducted by researchers at Yokohama City University School of Medicine and Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd., a Japanese pharmaceutical firm that owns rights to edonerpic maleate.
Its side effects included diarrhea, nausea, dizziness and headache, and it may have caused two “serious adverse events” in human trials. But patients debilitated by strokes “are desperate for new treatments, so many would accept those risks,” said UCLA neurologist Jason D. Hinman.
— Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times

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