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Video: Friday Potion: Essentials Of The Week
Friday Potion: Essentials of the Week
Throat cancer was operated on with the da Vinci robot, bird flu is not yet transmitted from person to person, 193 years ago, stones were removed from the bladder for the first time without cutting the patient without anesthesia, a child of three parents was born in a Kiev clinic, and swimming in an ice hole is very stupid and dangerous …
Good Friday and have a great weekend!
At the end of last week, we published an absolutely incredible story from the century before last: the French doctor Jean Civial, a peasant by origin, came up with the idea of crushing stones in the bladder, penetrating there through the urethra. Instead of an operation without anesthesia, in which every fifth person died (because the doctors did not wash their hands and touched the prostate, and because without anesthesia), this is a minimally invasive and almost (almost!) Painless procedure. It was a real revolution in surgery, because as a result of minimally invasive lithotripsy according to the method of Dr. Sivial, only a few out of thousands of patients died. And also, when he was proving the effectiveness of his method, the theory of probability was first applied to medicine. Read on short, but with caution: some of the old prints in this article may seem rather unpleasant.
What is bird flu, why, because of the current epizootic in the Far East, birds are beaten with millions of heads, will it be able to turn into a human and significantly thin out the world's population? MedNews tried to understand the completely hysterical stream of information and different strains of the virus. The scary news: seals get the flu from birds and transmit it to humans. Not a very bad news: this is a relatively safe strain, dangerous so far only transmitted on Chinese farms and markets from birds to people directly.
For a change, very good news: in Moscow, a 53-year-old woman underwent surgery for throat cancer, but she did not saw her jaw, did not cut off half of her tongue and larynx, as is usually the case, but very carefully, with the help of the da Vinci medical robot (that the one who knows how to sew up a grape) and removed metastases and cancer cells, and did plastic surgery, so the patient already eats and talks on her own, in particular with us. Well, the surgeon was also interviewed. As they say on social networks, "all news should be like this."
Our neighbors also made a big breakthrough: in the Kiev clinic "Nadia" they performed artificial insemination with a donor egg and a maternal nucleus, what is called a "child from three parents." This is the first such case in Ukraine, the first in the former USSR, the first in Europe and only the second in the world: the first such manipulation was committed in Mexico last year.
New useful things discovered:
1) stress, however, if it is not very strong, not very long and generally rather pleasant;
2) high blood pressure, though only if you are over ninety and do not want senile dementia;
Old harmful things found:
1) Epiphany bathing, to which the priests treat with poorly concealed irritation, and doctors - just with horror, 2) tuberculosis, resistant to almost all types of drugs, spreads directly in 69% of cases, and does not evolve in the hospital.
Please don't get sick!