Stroke (Stroke) it is fundamentally a chronic condition and implies a rigorous monitoring after the acute event, imposing at the same time an extensive program of neurological rehabilitation.
Researchers in Israel, from Tel Aviv, have found that stress, which also causes inflammation in the body and can increase blood pressure, can predict cognitive decline after a stroke. This study was presented in front of over 300 doctors and researchers who learned about the new solutions for patients at the congress of the Society for the Study of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity. The organization led by Professor Dafin Mureşanu brought together hundreds of experts from several continents in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Optimists, who are still relaxing, move and get rid of extra kilos, can also reduce the toxic levels of stress-induced cortisol. And caloric intake should be reduced by 30 percent, some studies show.
Recent studies have provided physicians with tools that can accurately predict evolution after a stroke, including imaging. In addition to those who are stressed, and those with depressive symptoms, obesity, diabetes or kidney disease, it may be worse.
Romania has the highest stroke mortality in Europe. In us, stroke is the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease.
Ideally, rehabilitation services are provided by a multidisciplinary health care team with training in neurology, rehabilitation medical care, occupational therapy and language therapy. These teams are coordinated, based on approved competencies and rigorous medical protocols by specialized neurological rehabilitation physicians. To these are added social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, physiotherapists and nurses specialized in rehabilitation.
"The process of neurological recovery is a complex one, and the completion of the formal rehabilitation, which in principle lasts 3-4 months from the production of a stroke, should not mean the end of the process of restoration of the patient", he specified Professor Dafin Mureșanu. He added that "the central interest of the scientific researchers, as well as the decision-makers, is the need for a better understanding of the impact of rehabilitation care, which differs in terms of results, from one patient to another, especially in terms of regarding the use of resources and costs, constantly trying to find efficient solutions ”
Survivors of a stroke can follow such a program starting from the hospitalization period, at home or in special recovery centers. An existing problem at national level, faced by patients who have suffered, in particular, a Stroke, is due to the lack of neurological recovery centers.
According to the latest RES-Q study of ESO (European Stroke Organization), 1,052 people were hospitalized in 10 Romanian hospitals. Of these, only 5.4% benefited from special neurological recovery centers, 3.2% were placed in nursing homes, 3.6% were redirected to other hospitals, 14% died, while 73 , 8% were sent home, the main cause being the acute lack of neurorecovery centers.
Statistics of ale Stroke
Regarding Stroke, about one million cases are registered annually in Europe, the studies being reported to a population of 500 million inhabitants. Worldwide, stroke is the third leading cause of deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer and, according to the latest World Health Organization report, over 17 million new cases of stroke have been reported worldwide, about 60% of these patients die. , and the others remain with varying degrees of permanent disability. Romania is placed, according to the latest statistics, in the first three European countries regarding the increased incidence of cerebrovascular diseases, as well as the mortality of cerebrovascular cause. The prevalence of stroke in Romania is 0.1% for the age group under 40, 1.8% for the 40-55 age group, 4.3% for the 55-70 age group and 13.9% for the age group. for over 70 years. Romania still has the highest stroke mortality in Europe (21.64%), nationally being the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease.