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, August 7, 2018

Having More Daughters Independently Predicts Home Discharge in Stroke Patients Admitted to Inpatient Rehabilitation Ward

You better plan for this decades in advance. Thanks for pointing this out Peter.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1873959817301175

Open Access funded by Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
Under a Creative Commons license

Summary

Background

The predictors for failure of home discharge after post-acute inpatient stroke rehabilitation need investigation.

Methods

With this retrospective case-control study conducted in a stroke rehabilitation unit in one tertiary hospital, data of 297 eligible stroke patients regarding patient demographics, family information, disease and function were collected. The primary outcome was failure of home discharge.

Results

One hundred and eighteen of 297 stroke patients (mean age 63 years, 37% women) failed to discharge home, including 109 admitted to rehabilitation hospitals and 9 to long-term care facilities. An inverse trend existed between numbers of daughters and the risk of failure of home discharge: having three or more daughters significantly lowers the risks for poor discharge destination (adjusted odds ratio, 0.23, 95% confidence interval, 0.07–0.72; test for trend, p = 0.002).

Conclusion

Having more daughters independently predicts home discharge after post-acute inpatient stroke rehabilitation.

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