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(The Week)   When your half-starved children huddling in the burned out ruins of what was the height of human civilization ask you who started the zombie apocalypse, you can tell them it was those damned Australians   (theweek.com) divider line 30
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2013-05-15 08:13:27 AM  
First Hitler, now zombies. THANKS A LOT, YOU UPSIDE-DOWN ASSHOLES
 
2013-05-15 09:17:42 AM  
By scary, you mean fark YEAH, SCIENCE!, right?
 
2013-05-15 09:20:12 AM  
Portable CPR machine, pretty cool. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to wrap the thing around some big dude who collapsed on the floor.
 
2013-05-15 09:21:31 AM  
The CPR machine sounds like it could be widely used (portable) with no big troubles (except for cost).  The ECMO sounds very sensitive and prone to risk infection.
 
2013-05-15 09:22:02 AM  
www.darkhorizons.com

They didn't do anything.
 
2013-05-15 09:22:09 AM  
Wouldn't it be easier to just cancel all the reality shows?  Exile the anti-vaxxers to some island, if there was such a place?
 
2013-05-15 09:28:42 AM  
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2013-05-15 09:29:16 AM  

Felgraf: By scary, you mean fark YEAH, SCIENCE!, right?


I'm not entirely sure how good this is. Anyone know what the permanent brain or organ damage percentages are with this method? Even short term deaths usually have a pretty decent chance of reviving someone for a future life of organ issues due to lack of blood flow during the time they were dead. I'd be more afraid of doctors just creating patients with a horrible future life situation than if they simply died.
 
2013-05-15 09:29:22 AM  
If there's anywhere the local flora and fauna can kill even the undead, it's Down Under.

Besides, how dangerous can a zombie fueled by Vegemite be?
 
2013-05-15 09:30:55 AM  
They're just doing it to take their minds off of the spiders.

And snakes.

And sharks.

And Paul Hogan movies.
 
2013-05-15 09:36:49 AM  
AUS! AUS! AUS!
 
2013-05-15 09:37:07 AM  
You're welcome!
 
2013-05-15 09:40:04 AM  

stevarooni: The CPR machine sounds like it could be widely used (portable) with no big troubles (except for cost).  The ECMO sounds very sensitive and prone to risk infection.


Sure, but infection can be treated, death is rather more permanent.
 
2013-05-15 09:40:44 AM  
Farkin kangaroos...
 
2013-05-15 09:42:22 AM  

stevarooni: The CPR machine sounds like it could be widely used (portable) with no big troubles (except for cost).  The ECMO sounds very sensitive and prone to risk infection.


"Alive with possible infection" is a lot better state to be in than "dead", typically.  That being said, I'm sure once this gets more widely used in the US, the lawyers will have a field day suing over any of the known side effects..
 
2013-05-15 09:48:51 AM  
So were they dead dead, or just mostly dead?
 
2013-05-15 09:50:16 AM  
ZERT will take care of this.
www.z-e-r-t.com
 
2013-05-15 09:53:01 AM  
Um, "clinical death" and "biological death" are two entirely different matters.  IIRC, the clinical version means a flatline on vital signs, whereas the biological one means "that's all she wrote, and there ain't no more."

/and by 'she', I don't mean Mary Shelley
 
2013-05-15 09:54:03 AM  
No it started with my Uncle Ray he is ninety five, smokes all kinds of stuff, drinks like a fish and looks a skeleton wrapped in parchment. I'm pretty sure he counts as one of the undead.
 
2013-05-15 10:01:47 AM  
This is not scary - we need a brilliant tag.

What's scary is how this is working and the rest of the medical community is slow as hell to get on board. I guess they think it's scary too.

I can't wait until it finally changes the dramatic moment of every medical drama - no more shocking people and beating on their chest and "amps of epi".
 
2013-05-15 10:01:56 AM  
But who's gonna droive that tankah?
 
2013-05-15 10:09:32 AM  
The dingo's got my CPR machine!
 
2013-05-15 10:18:37 AM  
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2013-05-15 10:27:33 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If there's anywhere the local flora and fauna can kill even the undead, it's Down Under.

Besides, how dangerous can a zombie fueled by Vegemite be?


I've got my Phalanx vaccine, so I'm not worried.
 
2013-05-15 10:29:41 AM  

pkellmey: Felgraf: By scary, you mean fark YEAH, SCIENCE!, right?

I'm not entirely sure how good this is. Anyone know what the permanent brain or organ damage percentages are with this method? Even short term deaths usually have a pretty decent chance of reviving someone for a future life of organ issues due to lack of blood flow during the time they were dead. I'd be more afraid of doctors just creating patients with a horrible future life situation than if they simply died.


Well, I believe that's what the high-oxygenation machine is for: To super-oxygenate the blood, to *make sure* everything gets all the oxygen it needs, and the cells don't start committing apoptosis.
 
2013-05-15 11:41:04 AM  
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2013-05-15 11:47:16 AM  
To help spread the word to doctors and patients alike, Parnia wrote a book earlier this year called The Lazarus Effect.

I have been reading this book.
The parts about the advances in technology and knowledge are amazing.
The parts about out of body experience, not so much.
 
2013-05-15 11:51:48 AM  

stevarooni: The CPR machine sounds like it could be widely used (portable) with no big troubles (except for cost).  The ECMO sounds very sensitive and prone to risk infection.


that's today. the tech will get better. and it is leads to better outcomes.
so your choices are:
1) you might get an infection, but this machine lowers the chance of brain damage
2) well at LEAST you didnt get an infection!!!

the good news is that ECMO and AutoPulse and other new tech is great changing HOW resuscitation is being looked at.
New post resuscitation protocols are greatly reducing the chances of brain damage.

Now if you can only win the zipcode lottery and live near a hospital ahead of the curve, rather than behind the curve.
 
2013-05-15 12:37:53 PM  

SmackLT: First Hitler, now zombies. THANKS A LOT, YOU UPSIDE-DOWN ASSHOLES


Australia; the troublemakers of Europe!
 
2013-05-15 03:52:57 PM  

leonel: SmackLT: First Hitler, now zombies. THANKS A LOT, YOU UPSIDE-DOWN ASSHOLES

Australia; the troublemakers of Europe!


Don't forget the thousands of kangaroos enslaved in factories and forced to make fine clockwork for the Aussie-Hungarian empire. Truly evil.
 
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