Friday, January 06, 2006

Miner Update With A Twist

By now I'm sure y'all know that the miner has been sent to Pittsburgh for "oxygen therapy". I can shed some light on what's going on, and I think you'll find part of it pretty interesting. For example... they're treating him with voodoo medicine.

What's being used is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Basicly they stick him in a chamber with pure oxygen and crank the pressure up. This is used in wound therapy... as well as treating divers with the bends.


Dr Scheinkestel published a study on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in 1999 which showed that patients who undergo this treatment actually do worse on in neuro psychological performance testing.

Not a good idea boys.

This whole thing has been a fiasco from the moment that miner got to Ruby. The physicians have been falling all over themselves for their brush with fame. Frankly its repugnant, and it has resulted in deficient care for other patients in the ICU and elsewhere.

Specifics can be provided if you like.


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