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  • Surgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient (Kenya)

    03/04/2018 8:16:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2018 | David Boroff
    A patient at a hospital in Kenya is "progressing well" after a doctor mistakenly performed brain surgery on him. The neurosurgeon who did the recent procedure and the CEO of the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi were both suspended, according to the Guardian. There was a mix-up between one patient who needed to have a blood clot removed and another who merely needed medication for a swollen head, the newspaper reported. "The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the patient in question," the hospital said in a statement,...
  • Embryonic Twin Discovered in Woman's Brain During Surgery in LA

    04/23/2015 9:35:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    KNBC Channel 4 Los Angeles ^ | April 23, 2015 | John Cádiz Klemack
    An Indiana woman undergoing surgery in Los Angeles to remove a tumor experienced a twist worthy of a sci-fi plot when doctors discovered an embryonic twin in her brain. Yamini Karanam, 26, was unaware of what was happening in her head until she underwent a procedure designed to reach deep into the brain to extract the tumor. After waking up from the surgery, Karanam was surprised to learn of the "teratoma" -- her embryonic twin, a rarity in modern medicine, complete with bone, hair and teeth.
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Biden: Brain Surgeon Told Him Had Less Than 50% Chance of ‘Being Completely Normal’

    06/05/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 5, 2013 - 6:18 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking at the White House National Conference on Mental Health on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden told a sometimes serious and sometimes jocular story about the two brain surgeries he needed in 1988 to deal with cranial aneurysms. Biden told the White House audience “they take a saw and they cut your head off” and “they literally had to take the top of my head off.” He also recounted that as he was being wheeled into surgery he asked the neurosurgeon, “What are my chances of getting off this table completely normal?” The surgeon told Biden he had a better...
  • First Brain Surgery Performed on Bear

    04/14/2013 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michelle Nijhuis
    An Asiatic black bear at a Laos sanctuary is cured of hydrocephalus. Free the Bears called on Pizzi, a South African veterinary surgeon who works in Scotland at the Edinburgh Zoo and also at a national wildlife rescue center. Six weeks after the operation, Champa is markedly more active and more social with other bears, and she is gaining weight. She will always have some brain damage, since the accumulated fluid does cause permanent harm. And she will remain in captivity. But her relief is obvious. "Operating on one bear won't save bears from extinction, and making life better for...
  • Biden Performance Inspires Demand for New Constitutional Amendment

    08/16/2012 5:20:47 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | August 16, 2012 | Kenny Bunk
    It has become obvious to 47.4 and a rapidly growing % of the American Public that our nation is saddled, encumbered, and bemused by Joe Biden because of a Constitutional Loophole. Let's face facts here, OK? Joe (Joey Plugs) Biden rose to national prominence and became our VP ONLY because of a momentary lapse in the Founding Fathers' geographical acumen and their lack of sophisticated polling data. The FFs gave EVERY original state 2 Senators and a number of House reps based on population without stopping to consider two incontrovertible facts. (1) Rhode Island and Delaware combined are smaller than...
  • Prayer Request - vanity (**UPDATES - URGENT**)

    04/12/2012 2:46:13 PM PDT · by mills044 · 164 replies
    self | self
    Fellow FReepers (sorry in advance for the long post)- This is an update to a thread I posted on 3/31/12, and an urgent request for further prayers for my beautiful wife Nikki. God bless those of you who were able to help by praying for us on that thread! We KNOW that your prayers have helped our family, as I will outline in this update. More help is needed though! On that Saturday morning, while my wife and I, & our 4 children were standing around the kitchen island talking about the upcoming day, she collapsed. I rushed Nikki to...
  • Prayer for Friend's Brain Surgery

    03/01/2011 12:23:38 PM PST · by DrewsDad · 114 replies · 1+ views
    Please join my in praying for my friend, "J", who will be undergoing brain surgery for a Grade II Diffuse Astrocytoma brain tumor on his temporal lobe close to the brain stem. His surgery is scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd, but I don't know the time yet. Through the Livestrong Foundation, he was able to line up one of the best neurosurgeons at the Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.
  • Doctors Remain Hopeful for Gabrielle Giffords

    01/10/2011 5:02:58 PM PST · by srmorton · 9 replies
    The Los Angles Times ^ | January 9, 2011 | Thomas H. Maugh II and Seems Mahta
    The bullet that passed through Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' brain tore through only one hemisphere before exiting, missing the crucial parts of the brain that control most bodily and cognitive functions. The bullet entered through the back of her head, passed through the left hemisphere of her brain and exited just above her left eye, Dr. Michael Lemole, chief of neurosurgery at University Medical Center in Tucson, said Sunday at a news conference. Giffords is being kept in a medically induced coma and is not able to speak because she is intubated, but when she is periodically awakened, she is able...
  • It's Not a Tumor - Doctors Find Worm In Woman's Brain Instead

    11/20/2008 12:09:58 PM PST · by InABunkerUnderSF · 39 replies · 2,240+ views ^ | 11/20/08 | FOXNews Unattributed
    Doctors in Arizona thought a Phoenix-area woman had a possible brain tumor, but it turned out there was something else penetrating her brain – a worm. Rosemary Alvarez started experiencing numbness in her arm and blurred vision. She went to the emergency room twice and had a cat scan, but everything came up clear, reported... : Doctors removed the worm and don't believe Alvarez will have any lingering health problems. No one knows exactly where she picked up the worm –- doctors said worms can come from eating undercooked pork or spread by people who don’t wash their hands...
  • A Bluegrass Brain Surgery

    10/17/2008 12:52:59 PM PDT · by PhatHead · 4 replies · 341+ views ^ | 15 October 2008 | Alison Bonaguro
    It’s not all that complicated. But, sometimes, playing the banjo really is like brain surgery. At least, it was for bluegrass virtuoso Eddie Adcock. The 70-year-old musician recently underwent brain surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The hope was to treat hand tremors that were threatening his ability to play his five-string. But instead of just hoping for the best, the surgeons actually had him play the banjo DURING THE SURGERY. So while electrodes in Adcock’s brain were doing their thing, Adcock was doing his. And those lucky surgeons got a little concert right there in the O.R.

    09/17/2008 7:16:37 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 3 replies · 153+ views ^ | September 17, 2008 | KEVIN KERNAN
    BRAVE KID LIVES STADIUM DREAM By KEVIN KERNAN September 17, 2008 -- This final homestand is not just about the legends and the history of this incredible place. There are so many different chapters to the Yankee Stadium story. In many ways it's about the kids, too. This is something the public rarely sees. Every day when the Yankees come out to batting practice there are children there to greet them. Many of those kids are fighting terrible illnesses or are just getting over surgery. No matter what they are going through, you can count on one thing - those...
  • Urgent Prayer Needed For a Freeper's Dad

    04/10/2008 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 150 replies · 393+ views
    email | 4-10-2008 | Brad's Gramma
    Hi everyone....I received an email this afternoon from a Freeper who wishes to remain anonymous. Part of the email reads as follows, with PRIVATE info removed..."Dad is back in the hospital, with a confirmed stroke, and as of a couple hours ago, was diagnosed with a brain contusion and bleeding. He will be having brain surgery in the morning."So...if you could ask for prayers for a FReeper's Dad, his name is Gary, he will be having brain surgery Thursday morning...he has a brain contusion, with a tear, bleeding, and fluid. (I don't know what any of this means.) I WILL...
  • Brain surgeon uses handyman drill

    03/20/2008 9:40:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 67 replies · 1,554+ views
    UPI ^ | March 16, 2008
    LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- A renowned British neurosurgeon reportedly has been performing surgeries using a common cordless power drill at a clinic in Ukraine. Dr. Henry Marsh, a senior consultant at St. George's hospital in south London, has used a Bosch 9.6 volt battery-operated drill to open up the skulls of his patients to remove life-threatening tumors while doing charity work in the Eastern European nation, The Sunday Times of London reported. Marsh, 58, travels to Ukraine twice a year to perform free operations at a clinic run by a fellow surgeon. "It's exactly the drill that you could...
  • Hospital fined after 3rd wrong-side brain surgery this year

    11/27/2007 7:56:35 AM PST · by laotzu · 51 replies · 92+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/21/07 | (not given)
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Hospital has been fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health after its third instance this year of a doctor performing brain surgery in the wrong side of a patient's head. "We are extremely concerned about this continuing pattern," health department director David R. Gifford said in a statement Monday. The hospital issued a statement saying it was re-evaluating its training and policies, providing more oversight, giving nursing staff the power to ensure procedures are followed, among other steps. The most recent case happened Friday when the chief resident started operating on the...
  • Brain Surgery: Canadian Style (video @ link)

    10/04/2007 8:48:24 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 21 replies · 756+ views
    blog ^ | Stuart Browning
    In A Short Course in Brain Surgery, filmmaker Stuart Browning shows the callousness of "single-payer", government-run health care systems as practiced in Ontario, Canada. His film highlights the plight of Lindsay McCreith, an Ontario man with a cancerous brain tumor who went to Buffalo, NY to receive the timely medical care that is rationed in his home country.
  • Prayer Request: My son's Brain Tumor (Update at 444)

    06/30/2007 9:44:57 AM PDT · by ER_in_OC,CA · 500 replies · 20,729+ views
    I've been around FR since 1998, only as a token contributor. But I am taking the step of asking for prayer for my son Matthew, who will be 6 in a couple weeks. Matthew was just diagnosed with a brain tumor and we expect his surgery will be on Tuesday. If you can add your prayers to the growing chorus of us sending our requests to God, our family would be very grateful. If your church has a prayer chain or is willing to add our son to your service, that's much appreciated. We know every church family has people...
  • Sen. Johnson in Critical Condition After Surgery (Dems panic, er I mean pray)

    12/14/2006 6:04:32 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 120 replies · 3,922+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/14/06 | Charles Babington and Jonathan Weisman
    Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) underwent emergency brain surgery overnight after falling ill at the Capitol and was in critical condition early this morning, introducing a note of uncertainty over control of the Senate just weeks before Democrats are to take over with a one-vote margin. Johnson, 59, was taken to George Washington University Hospital early yesterday afternoon, shortly after becoming disoriented during a conference call with news reporters. He underwent "a comprehensive evaluation by the stroke team," his office said. Aides later said he had not suffered a stroke or heart attack.
  • Sources: S.D. senator undergoing surgery at Washington hospital (CNN)

    12/13/2006 9:24:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 325 replies · 16,614+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-13-06
    POSTED: 11:13 p.m. EST, December 13, 2006 Editor's Note: The CNN Wire is a running log of the latest news from CNN World Headquarters, reported by CNN's correspondents and producers, and The CNN Wire editors. "Posted" times are Eastern Daylight. Sources: S.D. senator undergoing surgery at Washington hospital WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota was undergoing brain surgery Wednesday night at George Washington University Hospital after being hospitalized earlier in the day due to stroke-like symptoms, two Democratic sources familiar with his condition told CNN. Johnson, 59, was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after he appeared...
  • Dumb, Miss Rowling? I'm going to be a brain surgeon (Models with brains alert)

    04/15/2006 1:17:43 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 2,160+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2006 | Auslan Cramb
    Modelling may not be brain surgery, as J K Rowling pointed out last week when she pilloried "empty-headed toothpicks", but it seems that brain surgeons can be models.Megan McGill, a well-travelled American fashion model with a degree in neuroscience, yesterday defended her trade against the author's scathing criticism. She said she was appalled by the confrontational nature of Miss Rowling's comments, adding: "You are the most loved woman by every child in the world, how can you be so bitter?" Miss McGill, who is based in London but will move to New York in the autumn to study neurology at...