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, June 13, 2018

Sleep during low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is associated with functional improvement in upper limb hemiparesis after stroke

Wow, improve recovery without using your therapist time at all. How the hell is your hospital going to bill for this?
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13760-018-0957-1




  • N. Sasaki
  • C. Kimura
  • M. Abo




  • N. Sasaki
    • 1
  • C. Kimura

    • 2



  • T. Hara
    1
  • N. Yamada
    • 1
  • M. Abo
    • 1

    1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineThe Jikei University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
    2. 2.
    Department of Rehabilitation MedicineKimura HospitalJapan
    Original Article

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    Abstract

    Many studies have reported that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is beneficial for post-stroke patients with upper limb hemiparesis. It was reported that application of rTMS during sleep could possibly strengthen neural plasticity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sleep during low-frequency rTMS session and improvement of motor function in affected upper limb in post-stroke patients after inpatient rehabilitation combined with rTMS using the bispectral index (BIS) monitor. During 15-day hospitalization, each patient received rTMS and intensive occupational therapy. Low-frequency rTMS with 1 Hz was applied over the contralesional motor cortex. During rTMS session, adhesive sensor was put on each patient’s forehead and connected to the BIS monitor. The mean score for the maximum change of BIS values during each rTMS session (ΔBIS) was calculated. We regarded the patients with and over 10 of mean ΔBIS as Asleep group and under 10 as Awake group. Fugl-Meyer assessment (FMA) and Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) were evaluated on admission and discharge. Awake group included six patients and Asleep group included seven patients. There was no significant difference in clinical characteristics and in increase of FMA between two groups. Asleep group was significantly superior to Awake group in the increase of ARAT (p < 0.05). There was a significant correlation between the mean of ΔBIS and increase of ARAT (ρ = 0.78, p = 0.002). Sleep during low-frequency rTMS may contribute to improvement of motor function in the affected upper limb.
     

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