Month: January 2019
An illustrated neuron graphic
The neuron forest
“Neuron” by NIH-NCATS is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Our brain contains about 100 billion neurons; it looks like a neuron forest. because a neuron is more or less similar to a tree. Neurons are a special kind of cell. At one end, it sprouts a large number of very thin short threads –…
Who cares for caregivers?
Clot removal effective even after six hours
It is good news; until 2018, we knew that neurosurgeons can salvage living neurons only if they remove the clot within six hours of the block. Now, we know it is not so. They can go ahead with the operation if a patient is ready for the surgery even after…
Do you know about the clot-busting drug?
American Heart and Stroke Associations promote use of tPA although not all emergency physicians do not adhere to the practice.
Walking sticks for stroke survivors
Another term for walking sticks is canes. These walking sticks (canes) can be a valuable tool for stroke patients in stroke rehabilitation. They aren’t suitable for all; walking sticks are suitable for those with one-sided weakness/paralysis. The word paralysis refers to a complete loss of control. (The correct technical term…