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2013-02-17 09:32:31 AM
Cool.
 
2013-02-17 09:40:40 AM
Well Calrissian, is he alive?
 
2013-02-17 11:14:31 AM
I'm sure the doctor had a word to his mother.
 
2013-02-17 11:17:16 AM
alright stop, collaborate and listen?
 
2013-02-17 11:18:39 AM
What's more, the baby was sampled from a Queen.
 
2013-02-17 11:22:31 AM
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2013-02-17 11:32:59 AM
Ugh, I should've stopped reading before the comments.

Praise God for coming up with just the right combination of drugs and hypothermic treatment to let this baby live! Instead of, you know, wiring his heart up right to begin with. And never mind the doctors -- they're just His Waldos, after all.

I understand the power and value of having Someone to plead to when things are going badly, and to thank when things work out well. I just wish it were easier to reconcile with basic logic, because I can't seem to get that logic out of my head.
 
2013-02-17 11:35:05 AM

lifeboat: What's more, the baby was sampled from a Queen.


And David Bowie as well.  Vanilla Ice was Under Pressure.

About the article, this isn't too surprising or scary.  Lowering body temperature has been used before to save the lives of people.  In the old Communist days of the USSR, they did open heart surgery in cold rooms and placed the patient on a bed of ice.  Worked like a charm.
 
2013-02-17 11:56:30 AM
on another note, we do cryoamputations now, which is weird.
 
2013-02-17 11:57:40 AM
So, basically, what we're saying is that this baby survived with something that he'll pass on to his offspring because we played God?
 
2013-02-17 12:24:42 PM
I put ice on my earlobe before I pierced it.

STILL ALIVE!
 
2013-02-17 01:07:10 PM
Perhaps that explains:

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2013-02-17 01:07:20 PM

eyeq360: lifeboat: What's more, the baby was sampled from a Queen.

And David Bowie as well.  Vanilla Ice was Under Pressure.

About the article, this isn't too surprising or scary.  Lowering body temperature has been used before to save the lives of people.  In the old Communist days of the USSR, they did open heart surgery in cold rooms and placed the patient on a bed of ice.  Worked like a charm.


Was about to mention this--the Warsaw Pact countries have used cryosurgery in open-heart procedures for a while, and it's been under increasing use in the West because it does give the docs more time to work whilst slowing down the metabolism (and thus putting less stress on the body).  Basically think "Medically induced coma to allow someone to heal and rest" turned up to 11, and it's the same idea.
 
2013-02-17 01:38:17 PM

BafflerMeal: on another note, we do cryoamputations now, which is weird.


Is that where a dude is SO cool that they have to remove some of it?
 
2013-02-17 01:44:07 PM
CSB:

I had this, and more specifically Wolf Parkinson White syndrome. I managed it with atenolol for 8 or so years until I was 14. Atenolol helped, but it made me weak and tired all the time...needless to say as a teenager who played a variety of sports, it wasn't an ideal situation. Decided to have an oblation to take care of it. They went in and found 1 extra bundle of nerves that they hadn't noticed on the EKG. They destroyed that one, but failed to destroy the one they knew about. They performed some more tests and came to the conclusion that because of the first procedure the electrical pathway had been augmented in a way that could cause the electrical signal to reverse itself...and I would die. So, they did a second procedure, and found yet another cluster that hadn't shown up on previous tests. After this second test they were able to destroy all the nerves they found to cause the issue, and I've been without incident since. Except for an occasional gurgling that used to proceed an episode of rapid heart rate...but it stops before it can occur. It's quite an odd feeling.

I have some other stories about the 1st procedure too, like my body metabolizes the common drug used in anesthesia at a much faster rate than usual. So, I was awake for much of the 11 hr procedure. They had to strap me down so I wouldn't move when they were zapping the shiat out of my heart. I was awake, but not exactly lucid.

Good times, good times.
 
2013-02-17 01:51:32 PM
To Save Newborn, Doctors 'Freeze' Baby

Well yeah, obviously, I do that all the time.  Double-wrap it in freezer bags, and those things will keep for months.
 
2013-02-17 02:31:34 PM
www.controlbooth.com
 
2013-02-17 03:11:51 PM
 
2013-02-17 03:41:50 PM

Chevello: BafflerMeal: on another note, we do cryoamputations now, which is weird.

Is that where a dude is SO cool that they have to remove some of it?


I think it's kind of the same principle as cryobranding (yes, it's actually quite common now to brand cattle by dipping the brands in liquid nitrogen and freezing the brand on)--the cold partially numbs the area and cold-cauterises the wound.  (Well, with cattle, they also do it because cryobranding permanently turns the hair in the brand white, but it's considered less traumatic for the cow than the bad old method.)
 
2013-02-17 03:54:02 PM
Some kids these days are just plain cold hearted.
 
2013-02-17 05:07:40 PM
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2013-02-17 05:28:51 PM

Mugato: Well Calrissian, is he alive?


I came.
 
2013-02-17 05:47:35 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Chevello: BafflerMeal: on another note, we do cryoamputations now, which is weird.

Is that where a dude is SO cool that they have to remove some of it?

I think it's kind of the same principle as cryobranding (yes, it's actually quite common now to brand cattle by dipping the brands in liquid nitrogen and freezing the brand on)--the cold partially numbs the area and cold-cauterises the wound.  (Well, with cattle, they also do it because cryobranding permanently turns the hair in the brand white, but it's considered less traumatic for the cow than the bad old method.)


Huh. Well, OK then. I'll drop that into the Something New I Learned Today box. Neat.
 
2013-02-17 07:16:52 PM
My wife works in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and she does head cooling like this.  From what she tells me, (at her hospital at least) there are really strict guidelines on whether a baby can receive the treatment or not, i.e. gestational age, weight, vitals all have to be within very specific ranges.

/Science is awesome
 
2013-02-17 08:18:15 PM

Chevello: Great Porn Dragon: Chevello: BafflerMeal: on another note, we do cryoamputations now, which is weird.

Is that where a dude is SO cool that they have to remove some of it?

I think it's kind of the same principle as cryobranding (yes, it's actually quite common now to brand cattle by dipping the brands in liquid nitrogen and freezing the brand on)--the cold partially numbs the area and cold-cauterises the wound.  (Well, with cattle, they also do it because cryobranding permanently turns the hair in the brand white, but it's considered less traumatic for the cow than the bad old method.)

Huh. Well, OK then. I'll drop that into the Something New I Learned Today box. Neat.


For our purposes we had a patient on ECMO (essentially bypass to help a weak heart)  and open chest who was so tightened up in the small vessels due to drugs trying to keep him with a survivable BP, that one of his legs had started to necrose and rot.  It would have been too volatile to cut the leg off.  So we froze it into a block of ice right on the bed with the plan to cut it off later if the patient survived.

weird days.
 
2013-02-18 12:43:26 AM

Johnsnownw: CSB:

I had this, and more specifically Wolf Parkinson White syndrome. I managed it with atenolol for 8 or so years until I was 14. Atenolol helped, but it made me weak and tired all the time...needless to say as a teenager who played a variety of sports, it wasn't an ideal situation. Decided to have an oblation Ablation to take care of it. They went in and found 1 extra bundle of nerves that they hadn't noticed on the EKG. They destroyed that one, but failed to destroy the one they knew about. They performed some more tests and came to the conclusion that because of the first procedure the electrical pathway had been augmented in a way that could cause the electrical signal to reverse itself...and I would die. So, they did a second procedure, and found yet another cluster that hadn't shown up on previous tests. After this second test they were able to destroy all the nerves they found to cause the issue, and I've been without incident since. Except for an occasional gurgling that used to proceed an episode of rapid heart rate...but it stops before it can occur. It's quite an odd feeling.

I have some other stories about the 1st procedure too, like my body metabolizes the common drug used in anesthesia at a much faster rate than usual. So, I was awake for much of the 11 hr procedure. They had to strap me down so I wouldn't move when they were zapping the shiat out of my heart. I was awake, but not exactly lucid.

Good times, good times.


/ Sorry I had one myself for SVT. Fixing it for anyone medically interested and wants to look it up. :)
 
2013-02-18 12:51:42 PM
Are white babies so scarce in England today? I thought it was an American problem.

Maybe they should just decide people from India are white, like we Americans did with the Irish Catholics. But only Sikhs and Hindus, because subcontinental Muslims are all extremist terrorists, and no Pakistani need ever apply.


/ Misanthropic and cynical? Me? Never.

// "Wogs start at Calais."
 
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