Medindia

X

Sci-Fi to come true in OTís: Patients treated with blood drawn out!

by Medindia Content Team on  January 21, 2006 at 8:07 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Sci-Fi to come true in OTís: Patients treated with blood drawn out!
In a major Sci-fi breakthrough to medical science, doctors under the leadership of Dr Hasan Alam, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, would perform surgery on patients while they are in a state between life and death. The blood would be drained out from their bodies while the surgery is being performed and then it would be returned back once the process is complete.
Advertisement

The return of blood would be done after warming the blood up.

Advertisement
As reported in the New Scientist magazine the experiment has already been successful in pigs and it is hoped human trials will start soon.

The best area where this method could be adopted would be in saving lives of gunshot and car accident victims and patients suffering other life-threatening wounds that have caused severe blood loss.

The fundamental behind this unique method is to cool the body to temperatures where the oxygen needs of the body are minimum and avoid organ failure due to oxygen lack.

Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All