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I bought a car today! Feeling so baller!

emt-monster:

medicalstate:

Complete Cardiac Transplant. (Warning: Graphic and not safe for work)

Depends on the work LOL

emt-monster:

Bruised heart muscle from fatal blood loss

Deaths attributed to blood loss (haemorrhagic shock), are characterized by subendocardial haemorrhagic spots (pictures). These haemorrhages can be attributed to strong, forceful contractions of the cardiac muscle to squeeze out its last drop of blood to maintain blood supply to the brain. These subendocardial haemorrhages are more frequently seen in the papillary muscles.
Via Abbas Koronfel http://koronfelsforensicmedicine.blogspot.ro/?m=1

emt-monster:

Two hearts

A 64-year-old had a heart transplant due to heart failure. Because of the presence of severely high blood pressure in the lung circulation (pulmonary hypertension), the recipient’s native heart (N) was left in place and the donor heart was implanted in the right chest. The native heart maintains right circulation in spite of chronic pulmonary hypertension, while the donor heart (D) functions as a biologic left ventricle.

The post-transplantation electrocardiogram shows two QRS complexes (Panel A). The donor heart can be seen clearly in the right chest on both the x-ray (Panel B) and the CT-scan (Panel C) of the chest.

An automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator and cardiac medications are used to treat the recipient’s native heart, as are immunosuppressive medications for the donor heart.

(NEJM)

Probably my proudest moment of all time. 

Probably my proudest moment of all time. 

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futureflection:

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

This song, this album. Probably my all time favorite. Such a beautiful representation of the beauty and horror of opiates. Memories of cuddling my best friend on a twin mattress on the floor of my childhood bedroom listening on an old hi-fi.

scienceyoucanlove:

Meet Zed Merrick, a two-year-old whose second degree burns were healed with the Spray-On Skin treatment A toddler who suffered horrific burns has made a full recovery after undergoing pioneering new surgery - where doctors sprayed on a new layer of skin. Two-year-old Zed Merrick was left with second degree burns across this chest and shoulder after knocking a cup of tea off a kitchen worktop.Doctors carried out a “revolutionary” new treatment where they made a solution from Zed’s own skin cells and sprayed it over his burns. And just four months after the life-changing treatment Zed’s burns have completely disappeared - leaving him scar free.Spray-on skin is a patented skin culturing treatment for burns victims, developed by scientist Marie Stoner and plastic surgeon Dr Fiona Wood of Perth, Western Australia. Wood’s treatment is under ongoing development. Where previous techniques of skin culturing required 21 days to produce enough cells to cover major burns, Wood has reduced the period to five days. Through research, she found that scarring is greatly reduced if replacement skin could be provided within 10 days. Dr Wood’s reported goal is “scarless woundless healing”.Read more: http://huff.to/1tnLdQR
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So heartening to see. I always, always hated working in pediatrics. The stakes are too high, emotionally, and I never felt I was able to do my best work. I love and respect that there are people who are able to overcome those difficulties and do important work.

scienceyoucanlove:

Meet Zed Merrick, a two-year-old whose second degree burns were healed with the Spray-On Skin treatment 

A toddler who suffered horrific burns has made a full recovery after undergoing pioneering new surgery - where doctors sprayed on a new layer of skin. Two-year-old Zed Merrick was left with second degree burns across this chest and shoulder after knocking a cup of tea off a kitchen worktop.

Doctors carried out a “revolutionary” new treatment where they made a solution from Zed’s own skin cells and sprayed it over his burns. And just four months after the life-changing treatment Zed’s burns have completely disappeared - leaving him scar free.

Spray-on skin is a patented skin culturing treatment for burns victims, developed by scientist Marie Stoner and plastic surgeon Dr Fiona Wood of Perth, Western Australia. Wood’s treatment is under ongoing development. Where previous techniques of skin culturing required 21 days to produce enough cells to cover major burns, Wood has reduced the period to five days. Through research, she found that scarring is greatly reduced if replacement skin could be provided within 10 days. Dr Wood’s reported goal is “scarless woundless healing”.

Read more: http://huff.to/1tnLdQR

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So heartening to see. I always, always hated working in pediatrics. The stakes are too high, emotionally, and I never felt I was able to do my best work. I love and respect that there are people who are able to overcome those difficulties and do important work.

malformalady:

Human heart showing vessels at the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia
Photo credit:  by Robert Clark

malformalady:

Human heart showing vessels at the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia

Photo credit:  by Robert Clark

wishingfire:

sunflower-mama:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.
Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is the ammount is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.
Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and sulfur. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.
A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

^^^^

I especially like the “TL;DR” at the end haha.

wishingfire:

sunflower-mama:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.

Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is the ammount is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.

Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and sulfur. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.

As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.

A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.

TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

^^^^

I especially like the “TL;DR” at the end haha.

thatonemedicalblog:

orqueen:

Decellularization is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection. 

My most favorite photo on tumblr

It seems like this potentiality is fairly distant, but it’s a tantalizing idea. I love the possibility of a way around the possibility of rejection, and I really love the possibility of bypassing completely the competition and difficulty built necessarily and inherently into the infrastructure of organ donation/reception. There are currently too many people who receive donor organs which are a best available compromise, and many others still who will not receive an essential organ at all. 
*edit for glibness and lack of clarity

thatonemedicalblog:

orqueen:

Decellularization is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection. 

My most favorite photo on tumblr

It seems like this potentiality is fairly distant, but it’s a tantalizing idea. I love the possibility of a way around the possibility of rejection, and I really love the possibility of bypassing completely the competition and difficulty built necessarily and inherently into the infrastructure of organ donation/reception. There are currently too many people who receive donor organs which are a best available compromise, and many others still who will not receive an essential organ at all. 

*edit for glibness and lack of clarity

corporisfabrica:

The plumbing of plants.

Vascular plants (including flowering plants and trees) use specialized vessels to transport water and dissolved substances to and from every leaf, flower and root. Pictured here are a series of astounding stained microscope slides depicting cross-sections of plant stems; the darker lines are the walls of vertical, hollow columns in which water makes its journey around plants thereby allowing chemical reactions and life itself to take place. 

Microscopy and photography by Eckhard Völcker; definitely worth a visit.